what scale is dust my broom by elmore james on? i need to change the solo and add some bits
I'd say this belongs in Musician Talk, but there's enough of these threads over there as it is. Find what note resolves in the song and voila, you've got your key. And as an added bonus, you should never need to post another of these accursed threads ever again.
Quote by SonOfPest
Its the Lydian mode; formed in Eastern Arabia when the Persians invaded England.

Quote by Blind In 1 Ear
try the sexolydian scale.
Elmore is playing in an open tuning on slide guitar; if you want to emulate his sound you might find that you don't sing comfortably in that tuning.
Zaboaa does it in open D, works for him. I would likely do open G.

A lot of slide playing translates from one open tuning to the next with little or no change in technique.