Elmore James: Five Acts of Legend

Elmore James goes under the microscope in this edition of "Five Acts of Legend."
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> He was so ferocious, he reportedly didn’t need a microphone to sing in clubs, and his raw, aggressive tone was almost punk-rock loud.

> His 1951 recording of Robert Johnson’s “Dust My Broom” gave us one of the most iconic blues riffs of all time.

> According to Keith Richards, when he first met Brian Jones, the charismatic Jones wanted to be Elmore James.

> Jimi Hendrix’s brief incarnation as “Jimmy James” was a tribute to Elmore.

> He was celebrated as “The King of Slide Guitar.” Nuff’ said.