The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James

The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James

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The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
siberialt More than 1 year ago
recommend any serious blues fan of past and present.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're wondering which Elmore James-album to purchase, look no further. This is the definitive single-disc collection. The CD starts off with James' first waxing, his lone 1951 single "Dust My Broom" with Rice Miller (Sonny Boy Williamson II) backing him up on harmonica. And all the best stuff is here. "The Sky Is Crying", "It Hurts Me Too", "Shake Your Moneymaker", "Sho' Nuff I Do", "Talk To Me Baby (I can't hold out)" and fifteen more. James rocked harder than most other bluesmen, his voice was huge and intense, and his guitar playing feroicious. The arrangements are superb, the sound is good, and this is a definite must-own, even if you intend to limit your blues collection to just a handful of albums. The true fanatic needs the box sets, of course, but for the slightly more casual Elmore James-fan, this CD is the very best choice. Even the lesser known tracks, such as "Done Somebody Wrong" and "Madison Blues" are fabulous. Go buy it. Go, go!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This guy is one of the greatest blues musicians ever!! Every song on this collection is excellent. He rocked out on all of his tunes and his singing, songwriting, and playing make this a must-have for even the most casual blues fan. The Sky is Crying, Dust My Broom, Shake Your Moneymaker, and every other song explodes with feeling. Elmore James is a guitar master and a blues god and should definetely be spoken of more today.
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