Saturday, October 24, 2009

Heroes: Elmore James (I Believe!)

I've long lamented the lack of a film or video of Elmore James.  American television and Hollywood evidently didn't have enough vision for something so raw, and maybe he didn't make the European tours that got some of our other heroes recorded on film or video.  But here's a hell of a version of "Rolling and Tumbling."  Look here for a version of the same song by Muddy Waters.  (Bob Dylan's was taken away from or by youtube.)  Here's some history (from the National Park Service!  Hail! Hail!)

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