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Join us as we start a new, ongoing mini-series (in periodic installments) dedicated to the life and musical career of one of the most beloved figures in blues history — slide guitar legend Elmore James. In part one, we'll start with his first recordings in Mississippi for the Trumpet label, with Sonny Boy Williamson and Willie Love, and end with his initial recordings in Chicago, made for producer Joe Bihari, with the Broomdusters.

Pictured: Hand-painted photo of Elmore James courtesy of Blues Unlimited magazine. Inset: Some of Elmore's first releases.

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