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viernes, 11 de octubre de 2019

ELMORE JAMES & THE BROOM DUSTERS - Blues after hours

The legendary bluesman Elmore James is the most influential slide guitarist of the postwar period. He’s been credited as one of the primary architects of blues-rock by virtue of his energizing primal riffs and raw, driving intensity. His influence (in approach, attitude and tone) is incalculable, and can be heard in just about every guitar player who puts a slide on his finger and wails the blues. Elmore James’ signature number was “Dust My Broom” (also titled “Dust My Blues”) – an electric updating of Robert Johnson’s “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom”. The song ontains the strongest example of James’ personal style: a swooping, full-octave opening figure on slide guitar.

This quintessential release includes Elmore James and his band The Broom Dusters’ magnificent debut album, Blues After Hours, originally released in 1960 by the Crown label. It’s one of the all-time cornerstones of the genre. This remastered collector’s edition also contains 12 bonus tracks from the same period, gathering a variety of those hard-to-find sides Elmore James recorded between 1952 and 1956 for different labels, such as Meteor, Modern, and Flair.

PERSONNEL:

ELMORE JAMES, vocals and guitar, plus:

THE BROOM DUSTERS:
Frank Fields (bass), Little Johnny Jones, Ike Turner,
Edward Frank (piano),
Earl Palmer, Odie Payne, Jr. (drums), Maxwell Davis (tenor sax), Jewel Grant (baritone sax),
James Parr (trumpet), among others.

Recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles and Chicago, between 1952 and 1956.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

BLUES AFTER HOURS
01. DUST MY BLUES 
02. SUNNYLAND 
03. MEAN AND EVIL
04. DARK AND DREARY 
05. STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS
06. HAPPY HOME 
07. NO LOVE IN MY HEART 
08. BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE 
09. I WAS A FOOL 
10. GOODBYE BABY

BONUS TRACKS
11. WILD ABOUT YOU
12. LONG TALL WOMAN 
13. ROCK MY BABY RIGHT
14. LATE HOURS AT MIDNIGHT 
15. I BELIEVE 
16. BABY WHAT’S WRONG 
17. QUARTER PAST NINE 
18. DARK AND DREARY [alternate take] 
19. CAN’T STOP LOVIN’ 
20. 1839 BLUES
21. HAWAIIAN BOOGIE


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