"Everybody has the blues. If you didn't have them yesterday and don't have them today, you're bound to have them tomorrow."Johnny Shines
JOHNNY SHINES was born John Ned Lee Shines Jr., on Sunday, April 25 (not 26), 1915, Frayser (then a suburb of Memphis), TN. Shines was "rediscovered" by British researcher Mike Rowe, author of CHICAGO BREAKDOWN (Eddison Press, 1973), in 1964 on a tip from Willie Dixon. This prompted Sam B. Charters to recorded him (in Dec'65, w/Walter Horton) for the award winning VANGUARD Records series : Chicago/The Blues/Today!