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The Definitive Elmore James Box set


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No two ways about it, the most influential slide guitarist of the postwar period was Elmore James, hands down. Although his early demise from heart failure kept him from enjoying the fruits of the '60s blues revival as his contemporaries Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf did, James left a wide influential trail behind him. And that influence continues to the present time -- in approach, ... Read more in Amazon's Elmore James Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Aug 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • ASIN: B002JJ150E
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,542 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Please Find My Baby 3:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. I Believe 3:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Held My Baby Last Night 3:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen12. Kickin' The Blues Around 2:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen21. Dark And Dreary 2:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Sho' Nuff I Do 2:54£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. 1839 Blues 3:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Standing At The Crossroads 2:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Late Hours At Midnight 2:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Happy Home 2:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Sunny Land 3:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. The Way You Treat Me 2:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. No Love In My Heart 2:24£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Dust My Blues 3:11£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. I Was A Fool 2:50£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Blues Before Sunrise 2:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Goodbye Baby 2:58£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Wild About You 3:18£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Long Tall Woman 2:54£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. The Twelve Year Old Boy 3:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Coming Home 2:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. It Hurts Me Too 3:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Elmore's Contribution To Jazz 2:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Cry For Me Baby 2:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Take Me Where You Go 2:21£0.69  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Born in Richland, Mississippi, in 1918, Elmore James didn't record until 1951 and died just 11 short years later - yet his influence was enormous. James' distinctive slide-guitar style proved even more popular than his records, influencing generations of six-string pluckers and winning disciples like Fleetwood Mac's Jeremy Spencer who modelled his entire sound and style on his idol. Featured here are 41 of Elmore's finest recordings.

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Colin Cramp on 3 Nov 2010
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This double cd set includes the complete Elmore James recordings as lead vocalist from 1951 (starting with the original recording of "DUST MY BROOM") to 1957, as well as 7 where he was a mere guitarist - 4 instrumental tracks, 2 tracks by singer Little Johnny Jones, and one with vocals by J.T.Brown. EJ wrote or co-wrote no less than 26 of the 41 tracks.
Here are the original EJ recordings of "STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS", "IT HURTS ME TOO" and "DUST MY BROOM", all of which he re-recorded between 1959 and 1963.
More great news - all 41 tracks are in recording date order!
I highly recommend this excellent, value for money, product.
For a comprehensive EJ discography visit:
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Sep 2009
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This new 2 CD compilation comprising 41 tracks is offered in chronological order. Elmore James began recording in 1951 and had an 11 year career before a heart attack cut short his life in 1963. The electric slide guitar, blues performer influenced many including Jimi Hendrix.
CD1 has recordings dating from 1951 to 1953 and CD 2 1954 to 1957. All of his biggest hits are included opening with "Dust My Broom" which was a Top 10 R&B hit in 1951. Followed by hits "I Believe" in 1952 and "It Hurts me Too" in 1957. Recording for labels such as Trumpet; Meteor; Flair; Modern and Chief this set represents all of these in a great retrospective set. The liner notes are by Michael Heatley and the compilation was produced by Tony Watts. With crisp and clear sound and attractive packaging this is a set well worth adding to your collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Max Milligan on 12 Aug 2013
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A great compilation of 41 tracks with great vocal performances as well as passionate slide playing. can why he influenced so many of the great players..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss Clare Golds on 2 Feb 2014
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I bought this on behalf of my 80 yr old father-in-law. An initial problem -unavailable after purchase, when repurchased, it was cheaper!! He's even more happy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James M Goese on 3 Mar 2014
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Happy to put this in my collection. I love listening to performers at the root of the tree of the blues I love. Great value and I didn't have to hop the pond.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By alfieboy43 on 21 April 2012
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Almost everything of his on here. If you like Elmore and want more, this is it. I was fooled for a while as some of the tracks did not sound like the man but after repeated listenings it was definitely him. Good value.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Warren on 17 Dec 2012
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I LOVE ELMORE JAMES AND THERE ARE SOME GREAT TRACKS ON THIS ALBUM BUT THE SOUND IS POOR.....I WOULD GO FOR THE SKY IS CRYING ALBUM..LESS TRACKS BUT BETTER TRACKS AND GREAT SOUND!!!
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