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Johnny Shines - Live 1970: Acoustic & Electric (2014)

30-03-2015, 18:09
Music | Blues

Johnny Shines - Live 1970: Acoustic & Electric (2014)

Artist: Johnny Shines
Title Of Album: Live 1970: Acoustic & Electric
Year Of Release: 2014
Genre: Delta Blues
Label: Rockbeat Records
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 77:41
Total Size: 201 MB
Covers: Full

01. Rollin' & Tumblin' (2:23)
02. No Name Blues (4:45)
03. Pony Blues (3:23)
04. Little Girl (4:05)
05. Shelby County Blues (3:02)
06. Vicksburg Blues (3:03)
07. Sweet Home Chicago (3:34)
08. Worried Blues (3:00)
09. Shake 'Em On Down (4:08)
10. Steady Rollin' Man (3:25)
11. I Love The World (3:58)
12. What's The Matter Now (2:52)
13. Terraplane Blues (2:12)
14. Hello Central (2:35)
15. My Rat (4:11)
16. Too Lazy (2:59)
17. High Road (4:46)
18. Hoo-Doo Shake Doctor Blues (3:35)
19. You Don't Have To Go (2:11)
20. Crossroad Blues (3:55)
21. Milk Cow Blues (3:49)
22. Tell Me Baby (3:15)
23. Dust My Broom (2:27)

This 1970 recording is the earliest known live set by Johnny Shines. It catches him during the era when he released great albums like "Standing At The Crossroads" (1970), and the later album "To Wet To Plow" (1975), both probably his best solo albums. This set, from an unknown concert, is broken into an acoustic set and an electric set. So fans can now hear Shines' visceral guitar sound--both single note picking and his slide work--on both types of guitars. His shiver-inducing/crossroads-at-midnight vocals are equally fine. The sound is clean and crisp with a "live" sound to his vocals and his guitar close-mic'd which gives an immediate, up close sound and feel to his playing. The booklet has an essay on Shines and his music--but nothing that fans don't already know. The wallet-style cardboard packaging is nicely done, with a pocket for the disc.

Shines is one of the prime examples of Delta blues--his declamatory vocals and his rough and ready acoustic/electric guitar style (especially his slide work)--are a perfect example of Mississippi Delta blues at it's best. Shines is best known for his travels with Robert Johnson in the thirties, and Shines' versions of some of Johnson's songs (especially), and his own work are greatly influenced by him. This set is a no frills example of pure blues played by someone directly connected to Delta blues. To my ears Shines always sounded best solo or with very minimal accompaniment. You can hear strains of Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Charlie (or "Charly") Patton in his performances. And on the first 12 tracks his acoustic guitar and vocals are redolent of another era. The last 11 songs are accented by Shines stinging electric playing, especially his slide work, which he uses to accent his vocals.

Songs include "Rollin' And Tumblin'", "Pony Blues", "Vicksburg Blues", "Sweet Home Chicago", "Shake 'Em On Down", "Steady Rollin' Man", and several other songs in the acoustic portion of the show. The electric portion of the gig has Shines doing "Terra Plane Blues", "Hello Central", "Crossroad Blues", "Milk Cow Blues", "Dust My Broom", and several other lesser known songs. His versions of "Too Lazy", and "High Road" are especially good. And there's no let up to Shines' power when he begins a song. He transports listeners to another time when this type of music was everywhere in the South. And that's what makes this live set so good and important. If you're a Shines fan you should check out this album. He can also be heard on a few early sides for the J.O. B. label (reissued on Arhoolie), and on the "Chicago! The Blues Today" series (Vanguard), and several other albums, most with a small band. But for the real thing, listen to Johnny Shines solo. That's the real Delta blues. ~By Stuart Jefferson

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nrwsps   User offline   2 April 2015 03:11

Thanks a lot.

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