Elmore James (1918-1963) was born in Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi. His birth name was Elmore Brooks.
Elmore James was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. He is listed at No. 30 in the Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists.
Elmore James first recorded for Trumpet Records in Jackson, Mississippi in 1951 but broke his contract with Trumpet Records to sign with the Bihari brothers, who released his recordings on their Flair Records, Meteor Records and Modern Records labels.
He also recorded for Chess Records and Chief Records in Chicago. In 1959 he began recording for Fire Records.
Elmore James is buried in the Newport Baptist Church cemetery in Ebenezer, Mississippi.
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Here are some covers of Elmore James material:
Dust My Broom (originally recorded by Robert Johnson)
Howlin’ Wolf, 1966
The Faces, with guest appearance by Keith Richard, 1974
It Hurts Me Too
Shake Your Money Maker
Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, 2010
Black Crowes with Jimmy Page, 2011
The Sky Is Crying
The Sky Is Crying, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1983
The Sky Is Cryin’, George Thorogood, 1984
The Sky Is Crying, Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1987
The Sky Is Crying, Albert King, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul Butterfield
The Sky Is Crying, Allman Brothers, 2011
Talk To Me Baby
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, 2017
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