There was a healthy interest in American blues at the start of the 1960s, names like Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf were common currency in the night clubs used by Mods. Elmore James was another name big at the time, he died in 1963, and his sudden death, while still in the public eye, helped to establish him as a minor legend. This record, recorded in 1956, and issued on Flair 1074, was a remake of his first ever disc Dust My Broom recorded in 1952 (Trumpet 146). Like many other blues records, when they were played in the 1960s listeners had no idea that they were, in many cases, over a decade old. It is unique in the area of youth culture that Mods were, in the area of Blues and Soul, buying and listening to music that was not only already years old, but, was sung and played, in many cases, by old men and women. Elmore James was born in Richland Mississippi, in 1918, and as a young man he played in and around the juke joints (small cafe's, sometimes no more than a shack, that housed a juke box) where he made friends with Rice Miller (Sonny Boy Williamson), and with who's help he was able to get a recording deal.
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