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A two disc set from the vaults of TESTAMENT RECORDS.
JOHNNY SHINES was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1915. It was a chance meeting with ROBERT JOHNSON his greatest influence that inspired him to begin a professional music career. He made his first recording in 1946 for COLUMBIA and recorded for CHESS in the 1950’s. He also recorded for the JOB label and VANGUARD Records. The album recorded with BIG WALTER HORTON also featured OTIS SPAN on piano. ‘Standing at the Crossroads’ is considered one of the finest solo Country/Blues albums ever issued.
Disc 1: Hello Central, You Don’t Have To Go, Sneakin’ and Hidin’, Till I Make My Tonsils Sore, Fat Mama, G.B Blues, Worried Life Blues, I Cry I Cry, If It Ain’t Me, I Want To Warn You, I Cry I Cry (Alternate Take), Sneakin’ and Hidin’ (part 2). Disc 2: Standing at the Crossroads, Milk Cow’s Troubles, Death Hearse Blues, Drunken Man’s Prayer, Hoo Doo Snake Doctor’s Blues, It’s A Lowdown Dirty Shame, How Long, Crying Black Angel, Down In Spirit, Your Troubles Can’t Be Like Mine, Kind-Hearted Woman, Baby Sister blues, My Rat, Don’t Take A Country Woman, Kind-Hearted Woman, Death Hearse Blues.