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Elmore James The Sky Is Crying (3-CD) *

The Sky Is Crying (3-CD) *
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weight in Kg 0,300

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Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying (3-CD) *

(1959-63 'Fire/Fury') (157:09/51)


James, Elmore - The Sky Is Crying (3-CD) * CD 1
1: The Sky Is Crying
2: Baby Please Set A Date
3: Held My Baby Last Night
4: Bobby's Rock
5: Dust My Broom
6: Rollin' And Tumblin'
7: Done Somebody Wrong
8: I'm Worried
9: Fine Little Mama
10: I Need You
11: Early One Morning
12: I Can't Stop Loving You
13: Strange Angels
14: She Done Moved
15: Something Inside Of Me
16: Stranger Blues (alternate)
17: Stranger Blues
18: Anna Lee
19: My Bleeding Heart
20: Standing At The Croassroad
21: One Way Out
22: Person To Person
23: My Kind Of Woman
24: So Unkind
25: Got To Move
26: Look On Yonder Wall
27: Shake Your Moneymaker
28: Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 1 & 2)
29: Mean Mistreatin' Mama (take 3)
30: Sunnyland Train
31: My Baby's Gone
32: Find My Kinda Woman
33: Hand In Hand (take 1)
34: I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
35: Everyday I Have The Blues
36: Dust My Broom
37: It Hurts Me Too
38: Talk To Me Baby
39: Can't Stop Loving My Baby
40: She's Got To Go
41: Hand In Hand (take 4)
42: Pickin' The Blues
43: Twelve Year Old Boy
44: Up Jumped Elmore
45: I Believe
46: I Gotta Go Now
47: Make My Dreasm Come TRue
48: Back In Mississippi (conversation)
49: Look On Yonder Wall (wrong lyrics)
50: You Know You Done Me Wrong
51: Black Snake Slide


Artikeleigenschaften von Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying (3-CD) *

  • Interpret: Elmore James

  • Albumtitel: The Sky Is Crying (3-CD) *

  • Format CD
  • Genre Blues

  • Title The Sky Is Crying (3-CD) *
  • Label P-VINE

  • SubGenre Blues - Electric

  • EAN: 4995879028896

  • weight in Kg 0.300

Artist description "James, Elmore"

Elmore James

It didn't seem to much matter whether Fire Records boss Bobby Robinson booked a studio to record slide guitar master Elmore James in Chicago, New York, or New Orleans. Elmore ripped into his own Shake Your Moneymaker at Cosimo Matassa's self-named studio in the Crescent City during the summer of 1961, the Harlem-based Robinson making the trip down to oversee the session.

After supervising Elmore's '59 comeback hit The Sky Is Crying in Chicago with the guitarist's own Broomdusters in sturdy support (see Disc Five), Robinson had helmed a couple of James dates at Beltone Studios in New York with the cream of the city's blues sessioneers behind him. But Elmore was now living mostly in Jackson, Mississippi (problems with the Chicago musicians union made it all but impossible for him to secure work there), so James met Bobby in the Crescent City to record with his Jackson-based band: Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker rattled the 88s, Sammy Lee Bully stroked the electric bass, and King Mose Taylor was on drums.

The non-union session was held under sweltering conditions that don't seem to have slowed the tough little combo down any; Moneymaker rides a fluid glide that's different from the grinding thrust that his platters traditionally had. This is no Dust My Broom retread, but fresh territory for James, whose vocal is all but unintelligible in spots yet thoroughly compelling from one end to the other. Of course, his savage slide work connects as solidly as ever.

Robinson had searched long and hard to locate Elmore prior to the date that spawned The Sky Is Crying, and the producer remained faithful to him to the end. That sad day arrived unexpectedly on May 24, 1963, when James succumbed to a heart attack at his bassist 'Homesick' James Williamson's house on Chicago's near North Side. He was only 45 and had long suffered from a bad ticker. With help from local deejay Big Bill Hill, Elmore had straightened out his longstanding dispute with the union and was primed to resume performing in the Windy City when he died, as well as planning his first European tour.

The electric blues idiom has seen its share of iconic slide guitarists over the decades. For a great many enthusiasts of the genre, there can be no better example of the crashing power of cold bottleneck or metal tube incisively applied to six amplified strings than the classic lick powering Elmore's Dust My Broom.

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois 

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