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Notable influences: Elmore James

Master of the Slide GuitarElmore James, born in Mississippi in 1918, revolutionized blues music with his distinctive slide guitar style. His iconic song "Dust My Broom" catapulted him to fame in the 1950s, showcasing his raw energy and emotive vocals. James' influence on the blues genre was profound, inspiring generations of musicians including Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton. Despite his untimely passing in 1963, his legacy lives on through his timeless recordings and enduring impact on American music. Elmore James remains a legendary figure—a true pioneer and master of the slide guitar.

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