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Playlist of Johnny Shines & Walter Horton

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  • Johnny Shines & Walter Horton - Evening Sun

    2:29

    Johnny may be best known now for his association with Robert Johnson, but he was an accomplished bluesman in his own right. This record is from 1953 and the legendary Big Walter Shakey Horton plays the harmonica.

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  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton-Worried Life Blues

    3:15

    Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton-Worried Life Blues

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  • Johnny Shines+Walter Horton - Hello Central

    3:09

  • Johnny Shines -- Black Spider Blues

    3:08

    From the album: Chicago/The Blues/Today!, Vol. 3 John Shines guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Big Walter Horton, harmonica; Floyd Jones, bass; Frank Kirkland, drums.

    Johnny Shines (April 26, 1915 -- April 20, 1992[1]) was an American blues singer and guitarist. According to the music journalist Tony Russell, 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 1965 he was 50, yet his voice had the leonine power of a dozen years before, when he made records his reputation was based on.[2]

    He was born John Ned Shines in Frayser, Tennessee.[1] He spent most of his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee playing slide guitar at an early age in local jukes and for tips on the streets.[1] He was inspired by the likes of Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lonnie Johnson, and the young Howlin' Wolf,[1] but he was taught to play the guitar by his mother.[1] Shines moved to Hughes, Arkansas in 1932 and worked on farms for three years putting his musical career on hold.[3] It was this chance meeting with Robert Johnson, his greatest influence, that gave him the inspiration to return to music.[1] In 1935, Shines began traveling with Johnson, touring the south and heading as far north as Ontario where they appeared on a local radio program.[1] The two went their separate ways in 1937, one year before Johnson's death.[3]

    Shines played throughout the southern United States until 1941 when he settled in Chicago.[2] There Shines found work in the construction industry but continued to play in local bars.[1]

    He made his first recording in 1946 for Columbia Records, but the takes were never released.[2] He recorded for Chess in 1950, and was once again denied release.[2] He kept playing with local blues musicians in the Chicago area for several more years. In 1952, Shines recorded what is considered his best work for the J.O.B. Records label.[1] The recordings were a commercial failure and Shines, frustrated with the music industry, sold his equipment and returned to construction.[1]

    In 1966, Vanguard Records found Shines taking photographs in a Chicago blues club and had him record tracks for the third installment of Chicago/The Blues/Today![1] The album has since then become a blues classic and it brought Shines into the mainstream music scene.[1]

    Shines toured with the Chicago All Stars alongside Lee Jackson, Big Walter Horton and Willie Dixon.[1]

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  • Johnny Shines -- Layin Down My Shoes & Clothes

    2:29

    From the album: Chicago/The Blues/Today!, Vol. 3 John Shines guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Big Walter Horton, harmonica; Floyd Jones, bass; Frank Kirkland, drums.

    Johnny Shines (April 26, 1915 -- April 20, 1992[1]) was an American blues singer and guitarist. According to the music journalist Tony Russell, 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 1965 he was 50, yet his voice had the leonine power of a dozen years before, when he made records his reputation was based on.[2]

    He was born John Ned Shines in Frayser, Tennessee.[1] He spent most of his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee playing slide guitar at an early age in local jukes and for tips on the streets.[1] He was inspired by the likes of Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lonnie Johnson, and the young Howlin' Wolf,[1] but he was taught to play the guitar by his mother.[1] Shines moved to Hughes, Arkansas in 1932 and worked on farms for three years putting his musical career on hold.[3] It was this chance meeting with Robert Johnson, his greatest influence, that gave him the inspiration to return to music.[1] In 1935, Shines began traveling with Johnson, touring the south and heading as far north as Ontario where they appeared on a local radio program.[1] The two went their separate ways in 1937, one year before Johnson's death.[3]

    Shines played throughout the southern United States until 1941 when he settled in Chicago.[2] There Shines found work in the construction industry but continued to play in local bars.[1]

    He made his first recording in 1946 for Columbia Records, but the takes were never released.[2] He recorded for Chess in 1950, and was once again denied release.[2] He kept playing with local blues musicians in the Chicago area for several more years. In 1952, Shines recorded what is considered his best work for the J.O.B. Records label.[1] The recordings were a commercial failure and Shines, frustrated with the music industry, sold his equipment and returned to construction.[1]

    In 1966, Vanguard Records found Shines taking photographs in a Chicago blues club and had him record tracks for the third installment of Chicago/The Blues/Today![1] The album has since then become a blues classic and it brought Shines into the mainstream music scene.[1]

    Shines toured with the Chicago All Stars alongside Lee Jackson, Big Walter Horton and Willie Dixon.[1]

  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Shaky Horton-Fat Mama

    2:53

    Fat Mama

    • Bass - Prince Candy
    • Drums – Bill Brown
    • Guitar – Luther Allison
    • Harmonica – Big Walter Horton
    • Vocals, Guitar – Johnny Shines

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  • Standing At The Crossroads

    2:54

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    Standing At The Crossroads · Johnny Shines

    Heritage Of The Blues: Skull & Crossbones Blues

    ℗ 2003 Craft Recordings.

    Released on: 2003-03-25

    Associated Performer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals: Johnny Shines
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer, Producer, Recording Producer: Pete Welding
    Composer: Elmore James
    Composer: Joe Josea

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  • If It Aint Me

    3:50

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    If It Ain't Me · Johnny Shines · Big Walter Horton

    Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton

    ℗ 1969 Craft Recordings.

    Released on: 1969-11-01

    Producer, Recording Producer: Pete Welding
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Prince Candy
    Associated Performer, Drums: Bill Brown
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Luther Allison
    Associated Performer, Harmonica: Big Walter Horton
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Johnny Shines
    Composer Lyricist: Jimmy Rogers

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  • Rollin and Tumblin

    3:14

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    Rollin' and Tumblin' · The Johnny Shines Band

    Masters of Modern Blues

    ℗ 2014 Craft Recordings.

    Released on: 1966-01-01

    Producer, Recording Producer: Pete Welding
    Associated Performer, Drums: Fred Below
    Associated Performer, Harmonica: Big Walter Horton
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Lee Jackson
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Johnny Shines
    Associated Performer, Piano: Otis Spann
    Composer Lyricist: Johnny Shines

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  • I Cry, I Cry

    3:21

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    I Cry, I Cry · Johnny Shines · Big Walter Horton

    Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton

    ℗ 1969 Craft Recordings.

    Released on: 1969-11-01

    Producer, Recording Producer: Pete Welding
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Prince Candy
    Associated Performer, Drums: Bill Brown
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Luther Allison
    Associated Performer, Harmonica: Big Walter Horton
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Johnny Shines
    Composer Lyricist: Johnny Shines

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  • Kind Hearted Woman

    3:08

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    Kind Hearted Woman · Johnny Shines

    Johnny Shines Live In Europe 1975

    ℗ 2004 Document Records

    Released on: 2005-08-30

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  • Worried Life Blues

    3:15

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    Worried Life Blues · Johnny Shines · Big Walter Horton

    Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton

    ℗ 1969 Craft Recordings.

    Released on: 1969-11-01

    Producer, Recording Producer: Pete Welding
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Lee Jackson
    Associated Performer, Drums: Fred Below
    Associated Performer, Piano: Otis Spann
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Johnny Shines
    Composer Lyricist: Maceo Merriweather

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  • If It Aint Me - Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton

    3:48

    Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton
    1. Hello Central
    2. You Don't Have To Go
    3. Sneakin' And Hidin'
    4. Till I Made My Tonsils Sore
    5. Fat Mama
    6. G. B. Blues
    7. Worried Life Blues
    8. I Cry, I Cry
    9. If It Ain't Me
    10. I Want To Warn You
    11. I Cry, I Cry (Alternate Take)
    12. Sneakin' And Hidin', Part 2

  • No name blues - Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton cover

    2:51

    Based on the great 1953 JOB session.
    Kevin Blind Lemon Clementi - Vocals, guitar
    Lorenzo Mumbles Albai - Harp

  • B1 Johnny Shines / Honeyboy Edwards / Walter Horton - For The Love Of Mike

    4:42

    Johnny Shines / 'Honeyboy' Edwards / Walter Horton - For The Love Of Mike
    rec. September 1969 in Chicago, IL; Johnny Shines, voc, slide J200 g; 'Honeyboy' Edwards, J45 g; Walter Horton, hca; prod. by Gene Rosenthal
    ... originally released on from Adelphi LP AD 1005 Really Chicago Blues (US 1969), this recording taken from Echo LP ECB 803 (UK 1985) Blues Anthology Vol. 3 - Real Chicago Blues --- never re-released on CD!
    Front and back cover by Joel Slotnikoff / G.L. Moore

    Johnny Shines discography at
    'Honeyboy' Edwards discography at
    Walter Horton discography at
    Adelphi Records discography at

  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton-I Want to Warn You

    3:42

    Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton-I Want to Warn You

  • Worried Life Blues

    3:18

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    Worried Life Blues · Johnny Shines

    Johnny Shines 1915-1992

    ℗ 2015 Wolf Records International

    Released on: 2015-08-26

    Composer: Johnny Shines

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  • Evening Sun - Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton cover

    1:46

    Based on the great 1953 JOB session.
    Kevin Blind Lemon Clementi - Vocals, guitar
    Lorenzo Mumbles Albai - Harp

  • Johnny Young & Big Walter - Sleeping With The Devil

    3:57

    from Chicago Blues

  • Johnny Shines with Big Walter Horton, 1966-69.Track 12: Sneakin and Hidin, Pt. 2

    4:33

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  • Johnny Shines with Big Walter Horton - G. B. Blues

    2:08

    This live recording of G.B. Blues doesn't have the polish of most recordings, but it has the power. Johnny Shines plays with the best on this album - Big Walter Horton, Luther Allison, Otis Span and more. It was recorded in two sessions and was released in 1969. Enjoy!

    Personnel:
    Luther Allison - Guest Artist, Guitar
    Fred Below - Drums
    Bill Brown - Drums
    Bill Brown & His Brownies - Drums
    Big Walter Horton - Harmonica, Primary Artist, Vocals
    Lee Jackson - Bass
    Prince Candy - Bass
    Johnny Shines - Composer, Guitar, Primary Artist, Vocals
    Otis Spann - Guest Artist, Piano

  • G.B. Blues

    2:08

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    G.B. Blues · Johnny Shines · Big Walter Horton

    Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton

    ℗ 1969 Craft Recordings.

    Released on: 1969-11-01

    Producer, Recording Producer: Pete Welding
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Lee Jackson
    Associated Performer, Drums: Fred Below
    Associated Performer, Piano: Otis Spann
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Johnny Shines
    Composer Lyricist: Johnny Shines
    Composer Lyricist: Big Walter Horton

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  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Shaky Horton-If It Aint Me

    3:50

    If It Ain't Me


    • Bass - Prince Candy
    • Drums – Bill Brown
    • Guitar – Luther Allison
    • Harmonica – Big Walter Horton
    • Vocals, Guitar – Johnny Shines

  • Big Walter Horton and Johnny Shines - Eveing Sun

    2:31

    Recorded January 22, 1953 in Chicago, IL for J.O.B. Records

  • You Dont Have To Go - Johnny Shines

    2:16

    You Don't Have To Go - Johnny Shines

  • Johnny Shines - I Want To Warn You

    3:51

    Johnny Shines
    I Want To Warn You (Johnny Shines)
    Álbum: Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton
    Gravadora: Testament Records - 1969 (CD 1995)
    Gênero: Blues

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  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton-You Dont Have to Go

    2:26

    Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton-You Don't Have to Go

  • Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim & Big Walter Horton - Midnight Darlin + Hotel Alvin Jam

    5:53

    Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim & Big Walter Horton - Midnight Darlin' + Hotel Alvin Jam
    rec. 1969/70 at Miss Delsey McKay's Hotel Alvin suite in New York City; Johnny Shines, voc, g; Walter Horton, hca; Sunnyland Slim, p
    ... recordings first published on and taken from Spivey LP 1015 (US 1970) Spivey's Blues Cavalcade - Blues and More Blues! --- never re-released on CD!
    - Midnight Darlin' (Johnny Shines, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p) (00:00)
    - Hotel Alvin Jam (Big Walter Horton, hca; Sunnyland Slim, p; Johnny Shines, g) (03:02)

    source of photos 1 & 2 (Johnny Shines & Sunnyland Slim with Victoria Spivey) by Len Kunstadt: Front & back cover of Spivey LP 1015 (US 1970) Spivey's Blues Cavalcade - Blues and More Blues!
    source of photo 3 (Walter Horton): Photo by Marcel Imsand accompanying Sunnyland LP KS 101 (UK 1970) Have A Good Time - Chicago Blues a/k/a Chicago Anthology

    Spivey Records discography at
    Johnny Shines discography at
    Walter Horton discography at

  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Shaky Horton-Hello Central

    3:12

    Hello Central

    • Bass - Prince Candy
    • Drums – Bill Brown
    • Guitar – Luther Allison
    • Harmonica – Big Walter Horton
    • Vocals, Guitar – Johnny Shines

  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton-Till I Made My Tonsils Sore

    3:28

    Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton-Till I Made My Tonsils Sore

  • B5 Walter Horton / David Honeyboy Edwards / Johnny Shines - Way Cross Town

    4:01

    Walter Horton / David 'Honeyboy' Edwards / Johnny Shines - Way 'Cross Town
    rec. September 1969 in Chicago, IL; Walter Horton, voc, hca; David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, voc, J45 g; Johnny Shines, J200 g; prod. by Gene Rosenthal
    ... this recording originally released on and taken from Adelphi DLP AD 1005 Really Chicago Blues (US 1969) --- never re-released on CD!
    Front and back cover by Joel Slotnikoff / G.L. Moore

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards discography at
    Johnny Shines discography at
    Adelphi Records discography at

  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton-G.B.Blues

    2:08

    Johnny Shines & Big Walter Horton-G.B.Blues

  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Shaky Horton-I Cry, I Cry

    3:21

    I Cry, I Cry

    • Bass - Prince Candy
    • Drums – Bill Brown
    • Guitar – Luther Allison
    • Harmonica – Big Walter Horton
    • Vocals, Guitar – Johnny Shines

  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Shaky Horton-I Cry, I Cry

    2:41

    I Cry, I Cry (Alternate Take)


    . Bass - Prince Candy
    • Drums – Bill Brown
    • Guitar – Luther Allison
    • Harmonica – Big Walter Horton
    • Vocals, Guitar – Johnny Shines

  • Johnny Shines Layin Down My Shoes & Clothes Big Walter Horton

    2:29

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  • Fat Mama

    2:52

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    Fat Mama · Johnny Shines · Big Walter Horton

    Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton

    ℗ 1969 Craft Recordings.

    Released on: 1969-11-01

    Producer, Recording Producer: Pete Welding
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Prince Candy
    Associated Performer, Drums: Bill Brown
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Luther Allison
    Associated Performer, Harmonica: Big Walter Horton
    Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Johnny Shines
    Composer Lyricist: Johnny Shines

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  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Shaky Horton Sneakin and Hidin

    3:54

    Sneakin' and Hidin'

    • Bass - Prince Candy
    • Drums – Bill Brown
    • Guitar – Luther Allison
    • Harmonica Vocal – Big Walter Horton
    • Guitar – Johnny Shines

  • Johnny Shines - Evening Sun

    2:30

    JOB Records 1953 B/W Brutal Hearted Woman
    Johnny Shines (Voc/Guitar), Walter Horton (Hca), Al Smith (Bass)

  • Johnny Shines-Two Steps To Hell

    4:18

    Johnny Shines-Two Steps To Hell

  • Johnny Shines - Till I Made My Tonsils Sore

    3:36

    Johnny Shines
    Till I Made My Tonsils Sore (Johnny Shines)
    Álbum: Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton
    Gravadora: Testament Records - 1969 (CD 1995)
    Gênero: Blues
    Johnny Shines (26/04/2015 - 20/04/1992) foi um cantor, compositor e guitarrista norte-americano de Blues. Aprendeu a tocar violão na infância com sua mãe e durante boa parte de sua vida dividiu a carreira de músico com a de encarregado de obras na construção civil.
    Foi amigo de Robert Johnson, sua grande influência e inspiração, com quem viajou pelos EUA e Canadá a partir de 1935. Cada um seguiu seu caminho em 1937, um ano antes da morte de Johnson...
    “With Big Walter Horton...” é um dos poucos trabalhos registrados pelo guitarrista como solista considerando sua longa carreira tocando em bares, clubes e como músico de estúdio. Os fonogramas foram gravados na cidade de Chicago em duas sessões, uma em 1966 e a outra em 1969, ano do lançamento do trabalho. O repertório é de Blues elétrico seco e cru, com uma banda enxuta no acompanhamento: piano (Otis Spann), baixo (Lee Jackson e Prince Candy), guitarra (Luther Allison e Johnny Shines), bateria ( Bill Brown e Fred Below) e gaita.
    O LP contou com a participação de Big Walter Horton nas gravações tocando harmônica e, ocasionalmente, no vocal. Vale ressaltar que Big Walter Horton esta presente em boa parte dos discos de Blues dos anos 50, 60 e 70 sem ter recebido os devidos créditos na maioria dos casos.
    Especial atenção para faixa “Till I Made My Tonsils Sore. Sem dúvida um dos grandes momentos do Blues incluso neste clássico álbum. Energia bruta!
    Músicas:
    01. Hello Central
    02. You Don't Have To Go
    03. Sneakin' And Hidin'
    04. Till I Made My Tonsils Sore
    05. Fat Mama
    06. G.B. Blues
    07. Worried Life Blues
    08. I Cry, I Cry
    09. If It Ain't Me
    10. I Want To Warn You
    11. I Cry, I Cry (Alternative Take)
    12. Sneakin' And Hidin' Part 2


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  • Evening Sun

    2:30

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    Evening Sun · Johnny Shines and Walter Horton

    Harp and Soul

    ℗ 2006 Fuel 2000

    Released on: 2006-08-24

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  • Worried Life Blues

    2:04

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    Worried Life Blues · Otis Spann · James Cotton · Johnny Young · Big Walter Horton · Johnny Shines

    Otis Spann's Chicago Blues

    ℗ 1966 Craft Recordings.

    Released on: 1966-01-01

    Producer, Recording Producer: Pete Welding
    Associated Performer, Piano, Organ: Otis Spann
    Composer Lyricist: Maceo Merriweather

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  • Big Walter Horton Walter Shakey Horton Live 1999

    53:15

    TEMAS:
    01. Union Shuffle, Pt. 1 3:22
    02. Come On Little Girl 7:50
    03. All Because Of You 9:13
    04. Mean Mistreater 9:04
    05. Union Shuffle, Pt. 2:36
    06. Little Boy Blue 8:38
    07. Shake Your Money Maker 7:50
    08. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 4:35

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  • Johnny Shines Gonna Call The Angel

    3:10

    Johnny Shines- guitar, vocals; Walter Horton- harmonica; Al Smith- bass.

    Evening Shuffle - The Complete J.O.B. Recordings 1952-53 (J.O.B., 1953)

  • You Dont Have To Go - Johnny Shines

    2:23

    Johnny Shines With Big Walter Horton
    1. Hello Central
    2. You Don't Have To Go
    3. Sneakin' And Hidin'
    4. Till I Made My Tonsils Sore
    5. Fat Mama
    6. G. B. Blues
    7. Worried Life Blues
    8. I Cry, I Cry
    9. If It Ain't Me
    10. I Want To Warn You
    11. I Cry, I Cry (Alternate Take)
    12. Sneakin' And Hidin', Part 2

  • Johnny Shines & Big Walter Shaky Horton-Sneakin and Hidin Pt2

    4:34

    Sneakin' and Hidin' Pt2

    . Bass - Prince Candy
    • Drums – Bill Brown
    • Guitar – Luther Allison
    • Harmonica – Big Walter Horton
    • Vocals, Guitar – Johnny Shines

  • Fat Mama

    2:56

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    Fat Mama · Johnny Shines

    LRC Blues Men - Disc 1

    ℗ 1985 2008 LRC Ltd.

    Released on: 2008-03-19

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  • The Johnny Shines Blues Band-Dynaflow Blues

    2:40

    Dynaflow Blues


    Johnny Shines Guitar and Voc
    Big Walter Horton Harmonica
    Floyd Jones Bass
    Frank Kirkland Drums

  • Evening Sun

    2:33

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    Evening Sun · Big Walter Horton, Johnny Shines

    Ready for the Blues

    ℗ Wnts

    Released on: 2014-12-08

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Author: John Shines
    Composer: John Shines

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  • J.O.B. 1010 - Johnny Shines - Brutal Hearted Woman

    2:50

    In the 1930s Johnny Shines travelled with Robert Johnson and the great man's influence is evident on Shines' nervous vocals and bottleneck guitar style. 'Brutal Hearted Women', recorded in 1953, is an excellent blues with some genuinely poetic lyrics. The harmonica is played by Big Walter Horton.

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