UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Johnny Shines recordings (Johnny Shines/guitar), Undated

Overview of the Collection

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
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
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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)

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1964006-0001: Johnny Shines/Guitar
1 audiotape : Audio Reel; Tracks: 5

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Subject Terms

  • African Americans--North America--Regional and Ethnic Cultures
  • Ethnomusicology
  • country blues--blues
  • delta blues--blues

Geographical Names

  • North America
  • United States