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Elmore James

American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader

Elmore James

American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader
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birthday
27th
January, 1918
Death
24th
May, 1963
Birth Place
Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi, U.S.
Birth Sign
aquarius
Biography

Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader. He was known as “King of the Slide Guitar” and was noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice. For his contributions to music, James was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Birth Name

Elmore Brooks

Genres

Blues

Years Active

1940s 1963

Name

Elmore James

Nationality

United States of America

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