James, Elmore

Band members               Related acts

- Elmore James (RIP 1963) -- vocals, guitar


- none known





Genre: blues

Rating: 3 stars ***

Title:  Screamin' Blues

Company: Soul Parade

Catalog: HHP-5014

Year: 19

Country/State: Richland, Mississippi

Grade (cover/record): VG / VG

Comments: --

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4987

Price: $20.00



I'd never heard of the Soul Parade label when I found this set at a yard sale.  Turns out that it was a subsidiary of the infamous Pickwick Records (which made sense given the throwaway artwork and the absence of liner notes).


In spite of the absence of biographical information (the album doesn't even provide writing credits), "Screamin' Blues" is probably all casual, or curious fans need.  Most of the man's biggest hits are here and these nine tracks serve as the perfect introduction for his spellbinding voice and slide guitar ...  yes this is what Duane Allman, Eric Clapton and countless others aspired to!


"Screamin' Blues" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) The Sky Is Crying

2.) Anna Lee

3.) Bleeding Heart

4.) Shake Your Money Maker

5.) Sunnyland Train

(side 2)
1.) Everyday I Have the Blues

2.) It Hurts Me Too

3.) Dust My Broom

4.) I Believe




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