Capricorn headquarters, Macon, 2009

In early September 1991 after reading an article about the Mount Zion ceremony in the May 11, 1991 issue of Billboard, Phil Walden of Capricorn Records contacted Henderson and commissioned a bronze sculpture mounted on a granite headstone through the Mount Zion Fund in honor of Elmore James.

- Mount Zion Memorial Fund

After reading an article about a memorial ceremony for blues guitarist Robert Johnson in Billboard in September 1991, Walden contacted Mt. Zion Memorial Fund founder Skip Henderson (who had produced that event) and commissioned a bronze sculpture mounted on a granite headstone in honor of Elmore James, whose catalog was then owned by Capricorn.

- Phil Walden
Capricorn headquarters, Macon, 2009

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American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, and bandleader.

American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, and bandleader.

Phil Walden of Capricorn Records raised funds for a granite headstone for James's grave.

It was revealed at a dedication ceremony sponsored by the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund in 1992.