Elmore James: Legend of Elmore James-Used 60's Kent LP

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  • Sold Date: May 31, 2010
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Used 60's Kent Stereo Compilation of Bandleader/Composer/Slide Guitar Master/Electric Blues Vocalist Elmore James Entitled Anthology ot the Blues: the Legend of Elmore James, Archive Series Volume One, Original Recordings Produced by Joe Bihari, Reissue Produced by Bruce Bromberg & Frank Scott, Original Recordings Were the Chicago Quartet in 1952 and the California Septet in 1956 - "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, attitude and tone — in just about every guitar player who puts a slide on his finger and wails the blues. As a guitarist, he wrote the book, his slide style influencing the likes of Hound Dog Taylor, Joe Carter, his cousin Homesick James and J.B. Hutto, while his seldom-heard single-string work had an equally profound effect on B.B. King and Chuck Berry. His signature lick — an electric updating of Robert Johnson's "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom" and one that Elmore recorded in infinite variations from day one to his last session — is so much a part of the essential blues ... read more