Elmore James

Elmore James
1918 - 1963

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Elmore James passed away on 24th May 1963 aged 45.

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First Name Elmore
Last Name James
Age 45 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th January, 1918
Birthplace Holmes County, Mississippi, United States
Died 24th May, 1963
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Occupation Text Musician, singer-songwriter
Music Genre (Text) Blues
Music Genre Blues
Year(s) Active 1940s-1963, 1940s–1963
Music Style Electric Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Slide Guitar Blues, Regional Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Delta Blues
Music Mood Passionate, Street-Smart, Gritty, Uncompromising, Fierce, Cathartic, Exuberant, Earthy, Organic, Confident, Brash, Rollicking, Boisterous, Fiery, Intense
Instrument Guitar, Songwriter, Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Slide Guitar
Instrument (text) Guitar, vocals

Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader. He was known as King of the Slide Guitar, but he was also noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice.

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