SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Strange Angels


Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Recording information: Boulevard Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Dagotown Recorders, Boston, MA; Flux Studios, New York, NY; Welcome To 1979, Nashville, TN.
  • The 2018 tribute album Strange Angels: In Flight with Elmore James was released to coincide with the 100th birthday of Elmore James, one of the titanic figures in 20th century blues. Given that James died at the age of 45 in 1963, 55 years prior to the release of Strange Angels, his profile could use the boost this kind of star-studded tribute album delivers, and there are enough blues, country, rock, and soul stars here to snag the attention of the curious. What they'll find is an exceptional catalog given a slyly diverse array of interpretations, almost all of which are considerably less fiery than James' originals. Tom Jones' barrel-chested roar on "Done Somebody Wrong" attempts to conjure some of that rawness and it finds a counterpart in a long jam between Warren Haynes, Billy Gibbons, and Mickey Raphael on "Mean Mistreatin' Mama," but the act that gets the closest to the loose groove of Elmore is Rodney Crowell, who plays "Shake Your Money Maker" with a grin. If James' electric vitality is distinctly absent, it's also to the credit of the producers and performers that they treat James' catalog as songs that can withstand interpretation, while also nodding to his exceptional skills as a slide guitarist. This means Strange Angels is a fine, engaging collection of traditional blues, one that's enjoyable on the surface but more importantly provides a possible introduction to one of the true greats of postwar blues. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Blues
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top