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Johnny Shines

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Johnny Shines

Johnny Shines has been played on NTS shows including Fat Possum Records, with 30 Days In Jail first played on 28 November 2019.

Johnny Shines (April 26, 1915 – April 20, 1992) was an American blues singer and guitarist.

He was born John Ned Shines in Frayser, Tennessee. He spent most of his childhood in Memphis playing slide guitar at an early age in local “jukes” and for tips on the streets. His first musical influences were Blind Lemon Jefferson and Howlin’ Wolf, but he was taught to play the guitar by his mother. Shines moved to Hughes, Arkansas in 1932 and worked on farms for…

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30 Days In Jail
Johnny Shines, Louisiana Red, Sugar Blue (Rick Erickson, Les Bateman, Holger Petersen mix)
Blue Labor1977
30 Days In Jail
Johnny Shines, Louisiana Red, Sugar Blue (Rick Erickson, Les Bateman, Holger Petersen mix)Blue Labor1977
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