Blues 45 rpm: ELMORE JAMES on Meteor 5003, E/E-
Meteor 5003, Elmore James: "Sinful Women"/"Baby, What's Wrong", grade: E/E- (nice and clean)
(This is one of a group of blues 45s I'm offering. All are original 1950s pressings; no bootlegs or reissues.)
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