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Strange An­gels: In Flight With El­more James

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Syl­van Songs Records

All-star trib­ute to mark the blues­man’s cen­te­nary 26 Jan­uary 2018 would have been blues leg­end El­more James’ 100th birth­day and, to mark the oc­ca­sion, Syl­van Songs has re­leased this com­pi­la­tion of some of James’ clas­sics as cov­ered by a host of celebrity fans. James died in 1963 be­fore the UK blues re­vival got into its swing, but his mu­sic is im­mor­tal, cel­e­brated here by artists such as Tom Jones (Done Some­body Wrong), plus War­ren Haynes and Billy Gib­bons (Mean Mistreatin’ Mama). The per­for­mances mark the im­por­tance of James as both artist and song­writer and cel­e­brate the great man’s cen­te­nary in style. [DM] Stand­out Track: Mean Mistreatin’ Mama For fans of: El­more James, Robert John­son

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