Monday, March 27, 2017


The first time I heard the original single version of this song on a reissue LP back in the mid-60s it caused “total destruction to [my] mind”; fifty years later it retains that power. Recently I was comparing that version with an earlier attempt and apart from an unfortunate faded ending I think this early version gets my vote for being the most dangerous of all Elmore James’ “Dust My Broom” iterations.

Elmore James • Please Find My Baby (Version 1) • 1952

Image: booklet to Ace ABOXCD 4

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