Shines was born in the community of Frayserin MemphisTennessee. Shines played throughout the southern United States untilwhen Cassandra Gemini - The Mars Volta - Коллекция Альбомов settled in Chicago. He made his first recording in for Columbia Recordsbut the takes were never released. InShines recorded what is considered his best work, for J. Shines moved to Holt, Alabamain Tuscaloosa Countyin Natalie Mattson, You´re The One That I Love - Johnny Shines / Blind Will Dukes - ´Country Blues´ student at the University of Alabama, learned that he was living in the area and invited him to play at a campus coffee house, the Down Under, which she ran.
Shines played there on several occasions and brought his friend, blues artist Mississippi Fred McDowellto perform with him.
These were some of his earliest appearances in Alabama after his move there. He continued to play the international blues circuit while living in Holt. In the late s and s, Shines toured with Robert Lockwood, Jr. Handy Award. InShines met Kent DuChaineand the two of them toured for the next several years, until Shines's death. Shines died on April 20,in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Shines was that rare being, a blues artist who overcame age and rustiness to make music that stood up beside the work of his youth. When Shines came back to the blues in he was 50, yet his voice had the leonine power of a dozen years before, when he made records his reputation was based on. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Johnny Shines. With his intense vibrato, his observant, imaginative, yet tradition-soaked lyrics, and his incomparable slide guitar, he ought to be recorded once a year by the Catch Me - Various - This Is.
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