Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist born in Holmes County, Mississippi. He was known as “King of the Slide Guitar” and was noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice.
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I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it. View more posts