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The Sky Is Crying

Elmore James Audio CD
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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 (27 Sep 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B000024UUI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,102 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Sky Is Crying
2. Dust My Broom
3. Fine Little Mama
4. Can't Stop Loving You
5. Done Somebody Wrong
6. Rollin' And Tumblin'
7. I Need You Baby
8. Something Inside Of Me
9. I'm Worried
10. Early One Morning
11. She Done Moved
12. Strange Angel
13. Anna Lee
14. Stranger Blues
15. Look On Yonder Wall
16. Standing At The Crossroads
17. Baby Please Set A Date
18. Shake Your Money Maker
19. My Bleeding Heart
20. One Way Out
See all 22 tracks on this disc

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars King of the Slide Guitar 13 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
For anyone with even a passing interest in slide-guitar driven urban blues, this CD represents fantastic value. Twenty-two fabulous tracks by the late, great Elmore James, playing and singing at the height of his powers. These recordings date from 1959-62 when he was recording for Bobby Robinson's Fire, Fury and Enjoy labels in New York. They also feature the greatest manifestation of his backing band, the Broomdusters -cousin Homesick James on rhythm guitar, Little Johnny Jones on piano, JT Brown on tenor sax and Odie Payne on drums.

Though never a healthy man, and both shy and retiring by nature, Elmore James always gave 150% both in live performance and on record. His relentless, visceral slide playing and impassioned vocal delivery shine through on every track he ever recorded, and by all accounts his live shows were the stuff of legend. At a time when both Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf bestrode the Chicago clubs, Elmore James and the Broomdusters were always the hottest ticket in town.

Sadly, within a year of some of these recordings, Elmore James was dead. However the combination of fierce up-tempo boogies, and slow, brooding cuts gathered here show why he is as popular and influential today as he was in his lifetime. These are performances of the highest order from the man who wrote the book on slide guitar playing - and all for a bargain price.

Now that's value for money!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out of this world. 8 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is an absolutely fantastic album. A must for any serious blues lover. It's a pity that it can only get 5 stars...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - even for non Blues aficionados 4 Aug 2008
By jr
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm no blues expert and some blues are - well not to my taste really. BUT this is brilliant. Fantastic, foot tapping, great rhythms, amazing slide guitar and sound - fabulous. Good wholesome musical talent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST!!!! 17 Dec 2012
By Warren
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
THE BEST BLUES ALBUM I HAVE HEARD BY A LONG WAY.....THAT INCLUDES ROBERT JOHNSONS COMPLETE COLLECTION. ITS ELECTRIC CHICAGO WITH A MISSISSIPPI TWIST. THE SOUND IS GREAT AND ELMORES BOOMING VOICE IS SUPERB!!! OTHER THAN HENDRIX , BUDDY GUY AND MAGIC SAM , ELMORE JAMES IS MY FAVOURITE ARTIST AND THIS IS THE BEST HE HAS TO OFFER. BUY IT NOW!!!
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