Current cart in use:
SHOPPING CART
Cart: items = $0.00
Title Qty
your cart is empty

Explore

In Stock

Artists

Actors

Format

Category

Genre

Rated

Label

Specialty

Decades

Complete Singles As & BS 1951-62
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046314323
  • Item #: 1542976X
  • Genre: Blues
  • Release Date: 12/11/2015
  • Rank: 94542
CD 
List Price: $16.99
Price: $13.35
You Save: $3.64 (21%)

You May Also Like

Description

Complete Singles As & BS 1951-62 on CD

Despite the fact that his career was curtailed in 1963 by a fatal heart attack when he was only 45, Elmore James was an extremely influential figure in the development of blues guitar, both but virtue of his highly distinctive sound, which he consciously developed by building his own combination of a modified hollow-bodied guitar and custom pick-ups, but also his hit with a version of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom", which has become one of the most ubiquitously performed and recorded tunes in blues. This 52-track 2-CD collection comprises the A and B sides of every single he released from his debut on the small Trumpet label with the aforementioned classic in 1951 through to a few months before his death, during which time he recorded for the Meteor, Flair, Modern, Chief, Fire and Chess labels. A host of high profile guitarists have readily cited Elmore James as an influence and performed his material over the years, despite his relatively modest body of work, including Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and George Thorogood. This collection is an ideal introduction to his work.