Ellen Mcilwaine

Ellen Mcilwaine

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Ellen McIlwaine
Ellen McIlwaine (born October 1, 1945, Nashville, Tennessee) is an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for her career as a slide guitarist.
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Ellen Mcilwaine Discography Tracks


Ellen McIlwaine Honky Tonk Angel (Album) Polydor, Polydor, Polydor Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Ellen McIlwaine We The People (Album) Polydor Canada 1973 Sell This Version
Ellen McIlwaine The Real Ellen McIlwaine (Album) Kot'Ai Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Ellen McIlwaine Ellen McIlwaine (Album) United Artists Records Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Ellen Mcilwaine Everybody Needs It (Album) Blind Pig Records, Blind Pig Records Canada 1982 Sell This Version
Ellen McIlwaine Looking For Trouble (Album) Stony Plain Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
T&M 112 Ellen McIlwaine Women In (E)motion(CD, Album) Tradition & Moderne T&M 112 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
018 Ellen McIlwaine Spontaneous Combustion(CD, Album) Tradition & Moderne 018 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
EMM 001 Ellen McIlwaine With Cassius Khan* Mystic Bridge(CD, Album) Not On Label EMM 001 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
none Ellen McIlwaine Live In Gray Creek(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Ellen McIlwaine Self-released) none Canada 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ellen McIlwaine Can't Find My Way Home (Single) Polydor UK 1972 Sell This Version
PD-14152 Ellen McIlwaine I Don't Want To Play(7", Single, Promo) Polydor PD-14152 US 1972 Sell This Version
KOT 4504 Ellen Mcilwaine Let Me Be / Virginia Creeper(7") Kot'Ai KOT 4504 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
K-8129 Ellen Mcilwaine Steal Him Away(7", Single, Promo, S/Edition) Interfusion K-8129 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
Ellen Mcilwaine* / Yukihiro Fukutomi Ellen Mcilwaine* / Yukihiro Fukutomi - Born Under A Bad Sign Routine Jazz Label Japan 2001 Sell This Version
JZ0729 Ellen McIlwaine / Del Richardson* Ellen McIlwaine / Del Richardson* - Jimmy Jean / Pieces Of A Jigsaw(7") Jazz Peace JZ0729 UK 2010 Sell This Version


SPCD 1213 Ellen McIlwaine The Real / Everybody Needs It(CD, Comp, RE) Stony Plain Records SPCD 1213 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
314 557 576-2 Ellen Mcilwaine Up From The Skies: The Polydor Years(CD, Comp) Polydor 314 557 576-2 US 1998 Sell This Version

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September 11, 2017
No-one has Ever Played Slide Guitar like Ellen Mcilwaine. I don't think anyone ever will. Her technique is Driving, Precise, Crisp, Powerful, Percussive, Rhythmic and completely her own. What she does all by hereself with an acoustic guitar and a slide sometimes almost defies belief.

This is just an Excellent cover of Higher Ground--one that I think might just have inspired the Red Hot Chili Peppers--although I'll take Ellen's version. I'll take it over Stevie's as well.

Ellen was born in the USA, spend many years in Japan as her parents were missionaries and has now lives in Calgary. She's been living in Canada for many decades now.


April 15, 2017
A tremendously talented artist. Well worth picking up anything by her.

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