Shake Your Money Maker: The Best of the Fire Sessions
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||Shake Your Money Maker||Elmore James||2:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Look On Yonder Wall||Elmore James||2:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Sky Is Crying||Elmore James||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rollin' and Tumblin'||Elmore James||2:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Held My Baby Last Night||Elmore James||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm Worried||Elmore James||2:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Done Somebody Wrong||Elmore James||2:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Fine Little Mama||Elmore James||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Anna Lee||Elmore James||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Stranger Blues||Elmore James||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Something Inside of Me||Elmore James||5:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Early One Morning||Elmore James||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sunnyland||Elmore James||2:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Standing At the Crossroads||Elmore James||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Bleeding Heart||Elmore James||3:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dust My Broom||Elmore James||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
An intensely powerful singer and guitarist, Elmore James did not start his recording career until he was 33, and he only lived to be 45, but he made a very strong impact during his dozen years on records. Some of his finest work was cut for the Fire label during 1959-1961, roughly half of which is included on this single CD. Other than a final outburst of selections during February 1963, these were James' last studio sessions, and he is heard at the peak of his powers throughout. Among the best-known performances are the hit "Shake Your Moneymaker," "The Sky Is Crying," and a remake of his famous "Dust My Broom," but all 16 selections are full of passion and fire. This is an essential acquisition for blues collectors, at least until a more complete James on Fire reissue comes out.
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I didn’t discover how important Elmore James was to blues music until a few years back.I had probably heard other bands like Canned Heat and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac do his songs without knowing they loved Elmore’s stuff.The songs on this collection are great and the sound is fantastic for such old recordings.I play this album a lot.
Born: January 27, 1918 in Richland, MS
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s