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King of the Slide Guitar

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King of the Slide Guitar

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Elmore James
Producers:
Capricorn Records
genre:
Blues

We gave it an A-

Maybe you think you’ve heard it all before, and in a way you have. Everybody from Eric Clapton to George Thorogood has been swiping licks, lines, and whole songs (”The Sky Is Crying,” ”Shake Your Moneymaker,” ”Dust My Broom”) from the late Elmore James, the most rockin’ of great bluesmen. In King of the Slide Guitar, these 50 sides, created from 1959 to 1963 and spread over two discs with fine sound reproduction, give one of the great blues masters a presentation as classy as he deserves. A-

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