Elmore James (né Brooks; January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, and bandleader. Noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice, James was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. His slide guitar technique earned him the nickname "King of the Slide Guitar".
|Birth name||Elmore Brooks|
|Birth||Richland, Holmes County, Richland, Holmes County, Holmes County, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Musical instruments||Guitar, vocals|
|Years of activity||1940s–1963|