Elmore James

The Sky Is Crying (600922)

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The Sky Is Crying

Elmore James

Soul Jam

8436559466318

SOU 156099

600922

BLUES

1

CD 8,26 €

Although James had been on the scene since 1939, he recorded the lion’s share of his finest work between the early ‘50s and ‘60s, for different labels, such as Flair, Trumpet, Chief, Chess, and Fire Records. Including here are blues classics like his signature tune “Dust My Broom” (an electric updating of Robert Johnson’s “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom”), as well as classic numbers like “Shake Your Moneymaker,” “Standing at the Crossroads,” and the soulful ballad ”The Sky Is Crying.” (The latter tune has become a blues standard, performed by many artists, such as Eric Clapton, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Allman Brothers Band, to name a few.) The aforementioned tracks, and many other great songs, have been included on this essential remastered edition, which compiles the cream of the crop of Elmore James’ legacy.

ELMORE JAMES, vocals and guitar, plus:
Syl Johnson, Eddie Taylor (guitar), Frank Fields, Homesick
James (bass), Little Johnny Jones, Ike Turner, Edward
Frank (piano), Earl Palmer, Odie Payne, Jr. (drums),
J.T. Brown (tenor saxophone), James Parr (trumpet), Sonny
Boy Williamson II (harmonica), among others.

Recorded between 1951 and 1961.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01. THE SKY IS CRYING
02. DUST MY BROOM
03. KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR
04. SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER
05. MEAN AND EVIL
06. CAN’T STOP LOVIN’
07. STRANGE KINDA FEELING
08. I WAS A FOOL
09. ROLLIN’ AND TUMBLIN’
10. STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS
11. DARK AND DREARY
12. ROCK MY BABY RIGHT
13. LONG TALL WOMAN
14. I HELD MY BABY LAST NIGHT [1960 version]
15. LATE HOURS AT MIDNIGHT
16. WILD ABOUT YOU
17. BOBBY’S ROCK [Instrumental]
18. TAKE ME WHERE YOU GO
19. THE 12 YEAR OLD BOY
20. THE SUN IS SHINING
21. FINE LITTLE MAMA
22. NO LOVE IN MY HEART
23. DUST MY BLUES
24. SUNNYLAND
25. LOOK ON YONDER WALL
26. STRANGER BLUES
27. DONE SOMEBODY WRONG
28. BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE
29. GOODBYE BABY