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Elmore James

Induction category: Early Influence


Elmore James (guitarist, singer, songwriter; January 27, 1918  – May 24, 1963) Elmore James is known as the “King of the Slide Guitar.” He was inspired by the local performances of Robert Johnson to take up the guitar. It was, ...

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