El­more James

Blues Af­ter Hours

Guitarist - - Feature -

El­more James didn’t in­vent slide gui­tar, of course. His ge­nius was to cre­ate an elec­tric sound that took blues in a new di­rec­tion while still re­tain­ing a splash of DNA from the Delta. Dust My Blues kicks off with the most fa­mous slide blues lick of all time and James uses it again on Stand­ing At The Cross­roads, Happy Home and Blues Be­fore Sun­rise. In fact, it’s present on more than half the tracks here, yet doesn’t out­stay its wel­come. Stand­out track: Dust My Blues Tech­nique take-home: Sub­sti­tute pre­ci­sion with feel when you play slide

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