Today in Blues history – January 27, 1918 – Elmore James is born
Today in Blues Music History
January 27, 1918 – Elmore James is born
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Elmore James 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.