Sam Myers - mid 20th Century

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, page 117:

When Elmore James was recording, he would just run one song down with the band, and on the second one, that would be the first take of it. After about three takes, it's a done deal. He would just pick something at random, come up with a beat, and everybody would just blend in. Most of his stuff he did that way was slide[. …] He would use different notes, but his early material was basically the same unless he recorded something with a horn section. I have a lot of friends in this modern technology deal, but I like to take my hat off to the guys from the old school who're gone and …   more >>

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 117. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432899719222 accessed: 2 December, 2022

Listeners

Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician
1936-2006

Listening to

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'Crosscut Saw' performed by Willie Roy Sanders, Albert King
Blues performed by Elmore James

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium broadcast, live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 29 May 2015 12:41:59 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:45:35 +0100