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Strange angels : in flight with Elmore James

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Strange angels : in flight with Elmore James

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Title
Strange angels : in flight with Elmore James
Based on the work of
Elmore James 1918-1963
Publisher
Sylvan, 2018
1 cd
Playing time
00:50:22
EAN
0793447407623
CDR
JAX7507
Placing suggestion
70 - Blues (NBLC) J2 - Blues, gospel en spirituals (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 6 times in Flemish libraries

About Elmore James

Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader. He was known as "King of the Slide Guitar" and was noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice. For his contributions to music, James was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

Biography

James was born Elmore Brooks in Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi, the illegitimate son of 15-year-old Leola Brooks, a field hand. His father was probably Joe Willie "Frost" James, who moved in with Leola, and Elmore took his surname. He began making music at the age of 12, using a simple one-string instrument (diddley bow, or jitterbug) strung on a shack wall. As a teen he performed at dances under the names Cleanhead and Joe Willie James. He married Minnie Mae about 1942.

James was influenced by Robert Johnson, Kokomo Arnold and Tampa Red. He recorded s…Read more on Wikipedia