Home » Search Center » Results: Johnny Shines

Results for "Johnny Shines"

Advanced search options

Results for pages tagged "Johnny Shines"...

Musician

Johnny Shines

Born:

Johnny Shines, one of the original Delta blues performers, was born April, 25, 1915 in Frayser, Tennessee, a Memphis suburb. Both his brother and an uncle played guitar, He first started playing in 1932 and early influences included Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lonnie Johnson, Scrapper Blackwell and Charlie Patton, before he attracted the attention of Howlin’ Wolf, and he was known as the Little Wolf. He started playing professionally by 1933-1934, playing around Memphis with such other artists as Willie Bee Borum, Honey Boy Albert Shaw, his cousin Calvin Frazier and others. While playing he made the acquaintance of Robert Johnson in Helena, Arkansas with whom he traveled with throughout Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and other places, even going north to Buffalo and Windsor, Ontario

1

Article: Blues Deluxe

Summer 2019

Read "Summer 2019" reviewed by Doug Collette


Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. Johnny Shines The Blues Came Falling Down: Live 1973 Omnivore Recordings 2019 The cumulative force ...

48

News: Obituary

Levon Helm: 1940-2012

Levon Helm: 1940-2012

By C. Michael Bailey The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. —William Faulkner It might be a hard sell to claim that Levon Helm was ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Face Pelt Records
Jazz Polls
We'll return next year with another round of polls including favorite vocalists, saxophonists, trombonists and trumpet players. Until then, you can view the results to all our polls, here.
Publisher's Desk
Wanted: Jazz Album Liner Notes
Read on...

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and includes upcoming jazz events near you.