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Elmore James (II) (1918–1963)

Mississippi-born Elmore Leonard was a blues musician known as "The King of the Slide Guitar". He played on various radio shows throughout the South and built up a following. In 1951, he recorded his first record, "Dust My Broom", for the small Trumpet Records label out of Jackson, MS. It became a "sleeper" hit, breaking through to the Top-10 ... See full bio »

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(age 45) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (performer: "Dust My Broom", "Dust My Blues") / (writer: "Dust My Broom", "Dust My Blues")
 2012 Not Fade Away (performer: "Dust My Broom") / (writer: "Dust My Broom")
 2008 Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub (Documentary) (writer: "One Way Out")
 2008 Fields of Fuel (Documentary) (writer: "One Way Out" (ca 1961) - as James Elmore)
 2008 27 Dresses (writer: "The Sky Is Crying")
 2007 Family Meeting (Documentary) (writer: "It Hurts Me Too")
 2006 The Departed (writer: "One Way Out" (1961-65))
 2005 The Dukes of Hazzard (writer: "One Way Out")
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (writer: "One Way Out")
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie) (writer: "Something Inside Me")
 2001 Dogtown and Z-Boys (Documentary) (writer: "One Way Out")
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "One Way Out")
 1999 Of One Blood: Returning Home to Africa (Documentary short) (performer: "Title Theme Song") / (writer: "Title Theme Song")
 1998 In God's Hands (performer: "Baby Please Set a Date") / (writer: "Baby Please Set a Date")
 1997 Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "It Hurts Me Too")
 1996 Box of Moon Light (performer: "Blues Before Sunrise")
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary) (performer: "Dust My Blues")
 1991 Shout (performer: "I Was a Fool") / (writer: "I Was a Fool")
 1990 Lisa (performer: "Dust My Shoes") / (writer: "Dust My Shoes")
 1987 Hamlet Goes Business (performer: "I Love My Baby", "Hawaiian Boogie") / (writer: "I Love My Baby", "Hawaiian Boogie")
 1986 Shadows in Paradise (performer: "Strange Kinda Feeling") / (writer: "Strange Kinda Feeling")
 1985 The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers of the Road (Video documentary) (writer: "One Way Out")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (performer: "SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER") / (writer: "SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER")
 1979 Killer of Sheep (performer: "I Believe") / (writer: "I Believe")
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Single: "Dust My Blues" / "I Was A Fool" (Flair Records) See more »
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Inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. See more »

Nickname:

King of the Slide Guitar

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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