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Favourite Blues Tracks - The Sky is Crying - Elmore James

I was fourteen when I first heard Elmore James. I just fell in love with that fabulous slide guitar. Nobody else comes close. With all the studio innovations they can’t match Elmore. 169 more words


Sonic Gems: Elmore James - The Sky Is Crying

American blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Elmore James was born on January 27, 1918.  Before his death on May 24, 1963, he would become known as the “King of Slide Guitar” who used loud amplification and his wailing voice to blaze the trail for all the blues that followed him. 119 more words

Thought For The Day

"Might Be Your Man" . . . : "One Way Out" - A Comparative Study In Blues

My cable provider has a section of channels called Music Choice which are basically a bunch of audio music channels with each channel dedicated to a specific music genre/style. 688 more words

Music Appreciation And Analysis

Album review: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Sky Is Crying (1991)


By Steve Newton

Stevie Ray Vaughan fans who thought they were getting a treat when his posthumously released Vaughan Brothers album came out have more reason to smile with the release of 10 more studio tracks by the cherished blues-rocker. 187 more words

Album Reviews

Elmore James Resurrected

Elmore James at his loudest & most raw–recorded by Joe & Lester Bihari. Reissued by Jules Bihari late in the life of the Normandie plant. Note manufactured by “Cadet Records,” the last name on the Normadie building.

365 Days of Album Recommendations - June 20

Elmore James – Slide Order of the Blues, The Singles As & Bs 1952-1962

You would think, being a slide player, that I’d love Elmore James for his slide playing. 141 more words

Album Recommendations

It Was A Rough Weekend

Quality Crown blues to celebrate the passing of a blue & stormy weekend in Los Angeles & the rest of the USA.