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Elmore James - Shake Your Moneymaker - Lyrics of sexual liberation.

Elmore was a genius on the slide guitar. This song ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ has all the exuberance of great Chicago Blues.

While Britain was prim and proper the black Americans had a lively, free sexuality. 170 more words

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Elmore James - a genius on the slide guitar - Blues from Heaven

The first time I heard Elmore I was smitten. I was fifteen years old and I loved the sound of the guitar. In terms of Blues guitar I had been introduced to Lightnin’ Hopkins, Howlin’ Wold (Hubert Sumlin on guitar), Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and I adored the sound they made. 330 more words

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THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL 1960 - PART TWO

by Robert Seoane

SAM COOKE – JIMMY JONES – THE HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES – ELMORE LEONARD

SAM COOKE

The first time that I saw Sam was at my dad’s church… and I just happened to look over my shoulder and went, ‘Oh, my God! 7,617 more words

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King of the Slide Guitar

The slack-stringed, wailing, electric guitar riff that opens “Dust My Broom” is a sound that will forever immortalize Elmore James.  Although this tune was first recorded by the legendary Robert Johnson, it was the version by James that became an R&B hit in 1952.   504 more words

Goodmusicspeaks

achieving happiness with $145 and a tolerance for the sublime.


ej818 – recently renamed after addition of electronics and removal of some of the icky factory finish to liven up the top…


and the valve king royal 8… (most of the 145 dollars spent here.) now i’m broke. happy, but broke.

Hurts Like Fun

I can imagine you’re all wondering where I’ve been: Could she have been pinned under a tractor tire during an extra-gnarly WOD all this time? Did she finally fall down the friggin’ stairs, land on her head and wake up with amnesia? 279 more words

Something for the Weekend - No 151

Don’t forget, if you want to listen again to previous weekend songs, go to the ‘category filter’ on the side bar and select ‘something for weekend’ from the drop down list… 17 more words

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