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||2:44||$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||3:13||$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||3:02||$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.
Wow one of the best Blues men to ever record . Especially the original song titled "Shake your money maker". Never knew that he recorded the original until today while going through the catalog of songs that he sung.
Born: January 27, 1918 in Richland, MS
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s