- Performer:Elmore James
- Title:The Best of Elmore James [Great American Music Company]
- Date of release:June 26, 2012
- Size FLAC version1103 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1135 megabytes
- Size WMA version1493 megabytes
- Formats:AHX MIDI MP1 ASF MPC VQF
It essentially duplicates The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James, but must be judged as slightly inferior, as that other compilation has 21 tracks. The puzzle is that The Sky Is Crying, like The Very Best Of, is also on Rhino, and was still in print when this compilation was released in 2000
Elmore James was an American blues slide guitarist and singer who recorded from 1951 until 1963. His most famous song, "Dust My Broom", an electrified adaptation of a Robert Johnson tune, was his first hit and features one of the most identifiable slide guitar figures in blues. James' composition "The Sky Is Crying" (which became a blues standard) and his rendition of "It Hurts Me Too" were among his most successful singles on the record charts
Popular albums by this artist. Blues Masters: The Very Best of Elmore James. History of Elmore James, Vol. 2. See all albums. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery.
This 19-track compilation focuses on Elmore James' crucial sessions recorded for the Modern Records subsidiaries Meteor and Flair between 1952 and 1956. At the time of these recordings, the distorted amplified sound of James' slide guitar with his unmistakable electrified Robert Johnson lick was helping map out the postwar blues idiom with such classics as "I Believe," "Blues Before Sunrise," "Wild About You," "Mean & Evil," and the extraordinary reworking of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom" into "Dust My Blues
Elmore James It didn't seem to much matter whether Fire Records boss Bobby Robinson. It didn't seem to much matter whether Fire Records boss Bobby Robinson booked a studio to record slide guitar master Elmore James in Chicago, New York, or New Orleans. Elmore ripped into his own Shake Your Moneymaker at Cosimo Matassa's self-named studio in the Crescent City during the summer of 1961, the Harlem-based Robinson making the trip down to oversee the session. For a great many enthusiasts of the genre, there can be no better example of the crashing power of cold bottleneck or metal tube incisively applied to six amplified strings than the classic lick powering Elmore's Dust My Broom. Bill Dahl Chicago, Illinois.
CDCHD 583. Elmore James. The Best Of Elmore James - The Early Years (CD, Comp).
All the great songs and lyrics from the "Elmore James Greatest Hits" album ont he Web's largest and most authoritative lyrics resource. Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, band leader. He was known as "the King of the Slide Guitar" and had a unique guitar style, noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice.
The Best Of Elmore James - Dust My Blues - Fine Little Mama - The Sky Is Crying - Shake Your Moneymaker - Anna Lee - I'm Worried - Stranger Blues - Rollin' & Tumblin' - Look On Yonder Wall - Happy Home - Bobby's Rock - Held My Baby Last Night - Done Somebody Wrong - Make My Dreams Come True. Elmore James Memorial Album - Standing At The Crossroad - The Twelve Year Old Boy - One Way Out - It Hurts Me Too (Part 1) - Elmore's Contribution To Jazz - Take Me Where You Go - I Can't Stop Loving You - It Hurts Me Too (Part 2) - Dust My Broom - Knocking At Your Door - Coming Home - Pickin' The Blues - Bleeding Heart - Cry For Me Baby. The Late Fantastically Great Elmore James - Dust My Blues - Sunny Land - Mean And Evil - Dark And Dreary - Standing At The Cross-Roads - Happy Home - No Love In My Heart - Blues Before Sunrise - I Was A Fool - Goodbye Baby.
Elmore James - The Best Of Elmore James. From Russian Federation. The Best of Elmore James, Vol. 2 Elmore James NEW CD, 18 CLASSIC BLUES MUSIC. Elmore James – The Best Of Elmore James – UK release 1965.
CreditsElmore James - Primary Artist
|1||The Sky is Crying||Elmore James|
|2||Shake Your Moneymaker||Elmore James|
|3||Something Inside Me||Elmore James|
|4||Rollin' and Tumblin'||Elmore James|
|5||Look On Yonder Wall||Elmore James|
|6||One Way Out||Elmore James|
|7||Standing At the Crossroads||Elmore James|
|8||Dust My Broom||Elmore James|
|9||The Twelve Year Old Boy||Elmore James|
|10||Done Somebody Wrong||Elmore James|
|11||Bobby's Rock||Elmore James|
|12||It Hurts Me Too||Elmore James|
|13||Stranger Blues||Elmore James|
|14||I Believe||Elmore James|