Elmore James

The Sky is Crying (Limited Edition) (408741)

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The Sky is Crying (Limited Edition)

Elmore James

Waxtime 500

8436559466486

LPS 157657

408741

BLUES

1

LP 14,04 €

• EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES

• HIGH-DEFINITION VINYL PRESSING FOR SUPER FIDELITY

• 180 gram VINYL — AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

• 20 ALL-TIME ORIGINAL BLUES CLASSICS

This essential LP release includes the cream of the crop of Elmore James’ inimitable discography – 20 superb recordings from the peak of the blues legend’s career. 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 like Trumpet, Flair, Kent, Chief, Chess, and Fire Records. Including here are 20 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 other great songs, have been included on this remastered collector’s edition. This is a solid introduction to one of the post-war blues' biggest icons.

PERSONNEL:

  • "ELMORE JAMES, vocals and guitar, plus:
  • Syl Johnson, Eddie Taylor (g), Frank Fields, Homesick James (b)
  • Little Johnny Jones, Ike Turner, Edward Frank (p),
  • Earl Palmer, Odie Payne, Jr. (d), J.T. Brown (ts),
  • James Parr (tp), Sonny Boy Williamson II (harmonica), among others.

Recorded between 1951 and 1961.

TRACKS:

  • A1. THE SKY IS CRYING
  • A2. DUST MY BROOM
  • A3. KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR
  • A4. SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER
  • A5. MEAN AND EVIL
  • A6. CAN’T STOP LOVIN’
  • A7. STRANGE KINDA FEELING
  • A8. I WAS A FOOL
  • A9. THE SUN IS SHINING
  • A10. ROLLIN’ AND TUMBLIN’
  • B1. STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS
  • B2. ROCK MY BABY RIGHT
  • B3. I HELD MY BABY LAST NIGHT [1960 version]
  • B4. BOBBY’S ROCK [Instrumental]
  • B5. TAKE ME WHERE YOU GO
  • B6. FINE LITTLE MAMA
  • B7. LOOK ON YONDER WALL
  • B8. BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE
  • B9. DONE SOMEBODY WRONG
  • B10. GOODBYE BABY