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The King of Slide Guitar: Elmore James

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Baby Please Set a Date
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Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby
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Cry for Me Baby
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Dust My Broom
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Early in the Morning
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Got to Move
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Held My Baby Last Night
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(I Get The) Blues Before Sunrise
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Late Night Hours at Midnight
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Make a Little Love
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No Love in My Heart
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Rollin' and Tumblin'
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Sho' Nuff I Do
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The Sky Is Crying
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Standing at the Crossroads
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Strange Kinda Feeling
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Sunnyland
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Take Me Where You Go
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Talk to Me Baby
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The Twelve Year Old Boy
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 20   Total Length: 55:39

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How Elmore James Invented Metal

By John Morthland, Contributor

Elmore James is often demeaned as a one-trick pony — or, in his case, a one lick pony. That would be the swooping, stinging slide guitar figure he played on "Dust My Broom," his first record, in 1951. He got it from Robert Johnson's 1936 "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom," and Johnson himself had adapted it from Kokomo Arnold's "Sagefield Woman Blues." But the lick is still known universally as "the Elmore James riff,"… more »