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ELMORE JAMES


ELMORE JAMES


SUMMARY
 
Full Name: Elmore Brooks
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
Known For: The "King of the Slide Guitar"
 
Instruments: Guitar
Music Styles: Blues
 
Location: United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5766
 
Date Born: 27th January 1918
Location Born: Richland, Missippi, United States of America
 
Date Died: 24th May 1963
Location Died: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Heart Attack
Memorial: He is buried in the Newport Baptist Church Cemetery, Ebenezer, Holmes County, Mississippi.
 
Summary: He was the illegitimate son of 15-year-old Leola Brooks, a field hand. His father was probably Joe Willie "Frost" James, who moved in with Leola, and so Elmore took this as his name.
 
 
 
 
 

 
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