Elmore James ‎– King Of The Slide Guitar

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Capricorn Records ‎– 9 42006-2
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2 × CD, Compilation
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Disc 1
1-1 The Sky Is Crying
Written-By – Bobby Robinson, Clarence Lewis, Elmore James
1-2 Baby Please Set A Date
Written-By – Elmore James
1-3 Held My Baby Last Night
Written-By – Elmore James
1-4 Dust My Broom
Written-By – Elmore James
1-5 Bobby's Rock
Written-By – Bobby Robinson
1-6 Rollin' And Tumblin'
Written-By – Morgan Robinson
1-7 Done Somebody Wrong
Written-By – Bobby Robinson, Clarence Lewis, Elmore James
1-8 Something Inside Of Me
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
1-9 I'm Worried
Written-By – Bobby Robinson, Clarence Lewis, Elmore James
1-10 Fine Little Mama
Written-By – Bobby Robinson, Clarence Lewis
1-11 I Need You
Written-By – Elmore James
1-12 Early One Morning
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
1-13 I Can't Stop Loving You
1-14 Strange Angel
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
1-15 She Done Moved
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
1-16 My Baby's Gone
1-17 Stranger Blues
Written-By – Bobby Robinson, Clarence Lewis, Elmore James
1-18 Anna Lee
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
1-19 (My) Bleeding Heart
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
1-20 Standing At The Crossroads
Written-By – Elmore James, Joe Josea
1-21 One Way Out
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
1-22 My Kind Of Woman
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
1-23 Person To Person
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
1-24 Find My Kind Of Woman (Previously Unreleased Alternate Take)
Written-By – Elmore James
1-25 Find My Kind Of Woman
Written-By – Elmore James
1-26 So Unkind
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
Disc 2
2-1 Got To Move
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
2-2 Shake Your Moneymaker
Written-By – Elmore James
2-3 Look On Yonder Wall
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
2-4 Sunnyland Train
Written-By – Elmore James
2-5 Mean Mistreatin' Mama
Written-By – Bobby Robinson
2-6 Go Back Home Again
2-7 You Know You're Wrong
2-8 You Know You Done Me Wrong
2-9 I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
Written-By – Elmore James
2-10 Every Day I Have The Blues
Written-By – Peter Chatman
2-11 Dust My Broom
Written-By – Elmore James
2-12 It Hurts Me Too
Written-By – Elmore James
2-13 Talk To Me Baby
Written-By – Elmore James
2-14 Can't Stop Loving My Baby
Written-By – Elmore James
2-15 She's Got To Go
Written-By – Elmore James
2-16 Hand In Hand
Written-By – Elmore James, Joe Josea, Jules Taub, Sam Ling
2-17 Pickin' The Blues
Written-By – Bobby Robinson, Elmore James
2-18 Twelve Year Old Boy
Written-By – Elmore James
2-19 I Believe
Written-By – Elmore James
2-20 I Gotta Go Now
2-21 Up Jumped Elmore
Written-By – Elmore James
2-22 Make My Dreams Come True
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn*
2-23 Back In Mississippi (A Conversation)
2-24 Blacksnake Blues
Written-By – Clifton Chenier

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Issued with 16-page booklet.

Elmore's last great recordings occurred in the 1960s when he was signed by New York producer/label-owner Bobby Robinson. Unlike many of his contemporaries, James seemingly got better as the years went by and while none of the sides feature a slide guitar anywhere near as nasty as his early Modern and Flair recordings, he's still obviously giving it all on each and every side. These recordings are the ones most commonly issued on James and have surfaced on so many different compilations -- all with varying levels of sound quality--that it would be futile to list them all here. Fortunately, to make things easier we have this two-disc 50-song box set rounding up at least one extant take of everything Elmore recorded with Robinson at the helm. While some of the material are recuts of his best known tunes ("Dust My Broom" resurfaces here in two versions from two different sessions and the version of "It Hurts Me Too" included here -- it was originally cut for Chief in the late '50s -- became a posthumous hit for him), the majority of it breaks new ground and stands as some of Elmore's most emotion-laden work. Nice essays in the booklet make up for the disgusting art work that adorns the box.

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  • Barcode: 0 9362-42006-2 8

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