Watch the That Hurts online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Blues Guitar Fakebook: Rhythm Vol. 2

Elmore James was one of the great blues singers and guitar players. He was nicknamed The King of Slide Guitar. James was born in 1918 and died at 43 in 1963. Sadly, many of the great blues musicians seemed to have died young. His songs have gone on to be covered by countless bands, and influenced the Allman Brothers and Fleetwood Mac.