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Elmore James January 27,  — May 24,  was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader. He began making music at the age Song To Hall Up High - Bathory - Hammerheart 12, using a simple one-string instrument diddley bowor jitterbug strung on a shack wall.
He recorded several of Tampa Red's songs. He also inherited from Tampa Red's band two musicians who joined his own backing band, the Broomdusters, "Little" Johnny Jones piano and Odie Payne drums. Working in Holston's electrical shop, he devised his unique electric sound, using parts from the shop and an unusual placement of two DeArmond pickups. James broke Green And Lucky Blues - Various - Chicago Slide Guitar Masters - From Tampa Red To Elmore James contract with Trumpet Records to sign with the Bihari brothers  through their scout Ike Turnerwho played guitar and piano on a couple of his early Bihari recordings.
His "I Believe" was a hit a year later. James died of a heart attack in Chicago in as he was about to tour Europe with that year's American Folk Blues Festival. James played a wide variety of "blues" which often crossed over into other styles of music similar to that of Muddy WatersHowlin' Wolf and some of B. King 's work, but distinguished by his guitar's unique tone, coming from a modified hollow-body acoustic guitar, which sounded like an amped-up version of the more "modern" solid-body guitars.
Elmore will always remain the most exciting, dramatic blues singer and guitarist that I've ever had a chance to see perform in the flesh. On our way we listened to him on the radio as Big Bill Hill I was burning to see Elmore James and before we even pushed open the door of the club, we could hear Elmore's violent guitar sound. Although the place was overcrowded, we managed to find a seat close to the bandstand and the blues came falling down on me as it had never done before.
Watching Elmore sing mg - Kneeling Knave - Compliance play, backed by a solid blues band Homesick James, J. Brown, Boyd Atkins and Sam Cassell made me feel real fine. Wearing thick glasses, Elmore's face always had an expressive and dramatic look, especially when he was real gone on Green And Lucky Blues - Various - Chicago Slide Guitar Masters - From Tampa Red To Elmore James slow blues. Singing with a strong and rough voice, he really didn't need a mike.
Notwithstanding that raw voice, Elmore sang his blues with a particular feeling, an emotion and depth that showed his country background. His singing was Using the bottleneck technique most of the time, Elmore really let his guitar sound as I had never heard a guitar sound before. You just couldn't sit still! You had to move You just couldn't stand that hysteric sound coming down on you. The place was rocking, swinging! Many electric slide guitar players will acknowledge the influence of James's style.
Hutto and many others. John Mayall recorded "Mr. James" for his album Looking Back as an homage to James. James's Green And Lucky Blues - Various - Chicago Slide Guitar Masters - From Tampa Red To Elmore James were also covered by the blues-rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble many times in concert.
The most famous of these covers is one that came by an indirect route: the bluesman Albert King recorded a cover of "The Sky Is Crying", and Vaughan copied King's version. Another admirer of James was Jimi Hendrix. Early in his career Hendrix styled himself as Maurice James and subsequently as Jimmy James, in tribute to Elmore James, according to his former bandmate and recording partner Lonnie Youngblood.
Hendrix was frequently photographed holding LP covers of musicians that influenced him. He performed James's "Bleeding Heart" at the Experience's Royal Albert Hall concert in and also with the Band of Gypsys at their New Year's concerts at the Fillmore East in —70, and he recorded two versions of it in the studio. Frank Zappa also acknowledged James as an influence. Roy Buchananfor his Second Albumrecorded "Tribute to Elmore James", an instrumental piece Buchanan wrote, which begins with James's classic slide guitar riff and uses his soloing style throughout.
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