Recorded in 1952 and 1953 for the JOB label, this is Shines at his most primal, working with a drumless trio; Big Walter Horton plays harmonica on the 1953 sides. These tracks decidedly outshine the Lockwood efforts (also recorded for JOB in the early '50s), some of which only feature Robert as a sideman.
Lockwood & Johnny Shines: Mister Blues Is Back To Stay - For You My Love - My Bad Luck Soul - Party Time - I Want You To Know (instr) - Rockin' Free - Mister Blues - Soul Power - Blues On The Hour (instr) - Inflation Blues - Stake A Claim - Hey Hey rec. April 3 & 6, 1981 in Jamaica Plain & Newton, MA; Robert J. Lockwood Johnny Shines - Ramblin' - Fish Tail - Cool Driver - Ain't Doin' No Good - Evening Sun - No Name Blues - Brutal Hearted Woman - Gonna Call The Angel - Gonna Call The Angel - Evening Shuffle Robert Jr. Lockwood - Dust My Broom - Pearly B - Aw Aw Baby - Sweet Woman From Maine - You've Got To Stop This Mess - Glad I Don't Worry No More - Down Home Child - Sunny Land Special - Leaving Your Town - Dust My Broom (alt tk).
John Ned "Johnny" Shines (April 26, 1915 – April 20, 1992) was an American blues singer and guitarist. Shines was born in the community of Frayser, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was taught to play the guitar by his mother and spent most of his childhood in Memphis, playing slide guitar at an early age in juke joints and on the street. He moved to Hughes, Arkansas, in 1932 and worked on farms for three years, putting aside his music career.
Johnny Shines, Robert Lockwood. Johnny Shines - Gonna Call the Angel 03:09. Johnny Shines - Cool Driver 02:56. With Big Walter Horton - Johnny Shines. Takin' The Blues Back South - Johnny Shines. Too Wet To Plow - Johnny Shines. Worried Blues Ain't Bad - Johnny Shines. Johnny Shines - Johnny Shines.
Studio album by Johnny Shines. Robert Lockwood appears in the following lists: Music Genre: Blues.