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UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Johnny Shines recordings (Johnny Shines/guitar), Undated
- Shines, Johnny
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Johnny Shines recordings (Johnny Shines/guitar)
- 1 items : EC - 1 reel (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7"); 1 WAV file; Duration: 00:13:14
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- Tape contents appear to be a copy of one or more commercial recordings.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Johnny Shines (1915-1992) was a blues singer and guitarist from Memphis, Tennessee. As a child, he learned to play guitar from his mother and performed slide guitar at juke joints and on the street. In 1935, Shines began touring around the US and Canada with musician Robert Johnson. Shines released his first album in 1952, but did not gain commercial success until Vanguard Records released his work in 1966. During his lifetime, Shines recorded a variety of albums and toured with other musicians including Lee Jackson, Fred McDowell, and Robert Lockwood, Jr.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Notes from original archive sheet: Country blues (Delta style) performed by Johnny Shines: 1) Dynaflow Blues (from Robert Johnson's "Terraplane Blues") - 1965; 2) Evening Sun - with Walter Horton, harmonica - 1953; 3) Brutal Hearted Woman - 1953; 4) Rambling (like "Walking Blues") - 1952; 5) Joliet Blues - with Little Walter, harmonica.
Transmission Data: Digital file created 10/2013 - 64-6.1.wav (48 kHz, 24-bit)
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1964006-0001: Johnny Shines/Guitar|
1 audiotape : Audio Reel; Tracks: 5
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- African Americans--North America--Regional and Ethnic Cultures
- country blues--blues
- delta blues--blues
- North America
- United States