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us: James, Elmore, 1918-1963


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  • Variants

    • us: Brooks, Elmore, 1918-1963
    • us: James, Elmo, 1918-1963
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19180127
    • Death Date

        19630524
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Holmes County (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Blues (Music)
          (lcsh) Rhythm and blues music
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Blues musicians
              (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
                (lcsh) Singers
                  (lcsh) Guitarists
              • Additonal Related Forms

                • us: Broomdusters (Musical group)
              • Sources

                • found: His King of the slide guitar [SR] 1983: label (Elmore James) container (blues singer & guitarist, recorded in 1950s)
                • found: LC data base, 12-15-89 (MLC hdg.: James, Elmore, 1918-1963)
                • found: Chicago--rhythm & blues sounds [SR] 197-?: label (Elmore James) container (d. 1963)
                • found: Santelli, R. Big book of blues, 2001 (James, Elmore; b. Elmore Brooks, Jan. 27, 1918, Richland, Miss., d. May 24, 1963, Chicago, Ill.; guitarist)
                • found: His The sky is falling [SR] 1960?: label (Elmo James)
                • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 17, 2011 (Elmore James; credited as Elmo James on "The sky is crying")
                • found: Oxford music online, November 8, 2013: Grove dictionary of American music (James, Elmore (Brooks, Elmore); born January 27, 1918, Richland, Holmes County, MS; died May 24, 1963, Chicago, IL; American blues guitarist, singer, and bandleader; his most famous recording was Dust my broom, a top-ten rhythm and blues hit in 1952; following the success of this record, James moved to Chicago and recorded for several independent labels)
                • found: Wikipedia, November 8, 2013 (Elmore James; born January 27, 1918, Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi; died May 24, 1963, Chicago, Illinois; American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, and band leader; known as King of the Slide Guitar but he was also noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice; his backing musicians were known as the Broomdusters)
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                • 2013-11-09: revised
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