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Elmore James
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    (January 27, 1918-May 24, 1963)
    Born in Holmes County, Mississippi
    Birth name was Elmore Brooks
    Blues guitarist
    Songs include 'Dust My Broom,' 'It Hurts Me Too,' 'The Sky Is Crying,' 'Look on Yonder Wall,' 'Done Somebody Wrong' and 'Shake Your Moneymaker'
    Nicknamed 'King of the Slide Guitar'
    Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an early influence (1992)
    He married his second and third wives without bothering to divorce his first one.
    Similarly, he frequently ran into legal trouble by recording for one record label while still under contract to another company.
    He would berate his audiences from the stage.
    He was a big drinker and distiller of moonshine whiskey.
    He served in the Navy during WWII, taking part in the invasion of Guam.
    He was a former radio repairman who built his own amplifiers for a unique sound.
    Early in his career, Jimi Hendrix billed himself as Jimmy James as a tribute.
    He died just before a scheduled European tour with the 'American Folk Blues Festival' that kicked off the '60s blues revival.

Credit: C. Fishel

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