A radio repairman by trade, Elmore reworked his guitar amplifiers in his spare time, getting them to produce raw, distorted sounds that wouldn't resurface until the advent of heavy rock amplification in the late '60s. This amp on 11 approach was hot-wired to one of the strongest emotional approaches to the blues ever recorded. There is never a time when you're listening to one of his records that you feel -- no matter how familiar the structure -- that he's phoning it in just to grab a quick session check. Elmore James always gave it everything he had, everything he could emotionally invest in a number.
Dust My Broom (I Believe My Time Ain't Long) Please Find My Baby Hand in Hand Long Tall Woman Rock My Baby Tonight My Baby's Gone One More Drink Baby, What's Wrong I Believe Sinful Women I Held My Baby Last Night Round House Boogie Kickin' the Blues Around Sax-Ony Boogie Dumb Woman Blues Country Boogie (Tool Bag Boogie) My Best Friend I See My Baby She Won't Do Right (Dust My Broom) Whose Muddy Shoes Sweet Little Woman I May Be Wrong