Chicago Blues
b. 27 January 1918, Richland, Mississippi, USA
d. 23 May 1963. 
Although his recording career spanned 10 years, Elmore James is chiefly recalled for his debut release, 'Dust My Broom'. This impassioned, exciting performance, based on a virulent composition by country blues singer Robert Johnson, was marked by the artist's unfettered vocals and his searing electric slide guitar. 
Quote from Yahoo.
Bluesman Elmore James was inspired by the local performances of Robert Johnson to take up the guitar. It was, in fact, a number by Johnson ("Dust My Broom") that became James' signature song and laid the foundation for his recording career. First cut by James in August 1951, "Dust My Broom" contains the strongest example of his stylistic signature: a swooping, full-octave opening figure on slide guitar. His influence went beyond that one riff, however, as he's been virtually credited with inventing blues rock by virtue of energizing primal riffs with a raw, driving intensity. 
Quote from Rock and Roll: Hall of Fame and Museum.
Four photos at Blues Online. 

A biography with photos at The Mudcat Cafe. 

A biography at Yahoo. 

A biography at Chippewa Valley Blues. 

A biography and introduction to his music at JGS/Sliding Delta. 

The helpful Elmore James webpage at All-Media Guide. 

Elmore James discography at Yahoo. 

The Elmore James Historical Tour. 

the Songs: 
1. I Believe the song

The photo is from Blues Online.

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