Elmore James: Dust My Broom

It's Sunday, and Sunday is blues day! Today featuring the great Elmore James, known as the "King of the Slide Guitar", with his rendition of the Robert Johnson song Dust My Broom. Although born in Richland, Holmes County to the right of the Yazoo river and hence just outside of the Mississippi delta, Elmore James became one of the most famous representatives of the delta blues. His versions of delta blues classics relied heavily on amplification of his instrument -- a rather innovative technique at the time -- bringing him to the forefront of the blues scene in the 1950s and early 60s. James is best known for his electric "bottleneck" slide guitar playing, which influenced many later blues players, including late Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, Fleetwood Mac's Jeremy Spencer, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.