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The Sky Is Crying

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  • Audio CD (27 Sept. 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 (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,393 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  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
  21. Make My Dream Come True
  22. Mean Mistreatin' Mama

Product Description

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
21. Make My Dream Come True
22. Mean Mistreatin' Mama

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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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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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Apart from the odd Blues track by Elmore James on a compilation Blues album I had not heard a great deal by the man.
Although I have numerous blues albums in my collection having now heard The Sky is Crying by Elmore james I recognise that I have being missing what I consider to be one of the greatest blue musicians ever.
This album comprises some fantastic blues tracks many of which have been covered by so many great blues performers which speaks so highly of the man himself.
Mr James guitar speaks the blues and to play it as they say you need to live it.
To my regret I have not discovered this album earlier until now but I have now also purchased "The History of Elmore James - The Sky is Crying", this is another superb collection and showcases Elmore's earlier recordings.
No doubt Elmore is still playing the blues in heaven and boy what a time they must be having.
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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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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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