Johnny Shines – Skull & Crossbones Blues – Heritage Of Blues

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Track Listing:
1. Give My Heart a Break - 2:45   2. Johnny's Walkin' Blues - 3:30   3. Skull and Crossbones Blues - 2:52   4. What Kind of Little Girl Are You? - 2:33   5. My Black Mare - 3:37   6. Standing at the Crossroads - 2:53   7. Rollin' and Tumblin' - 3:11   8. Trouble Is All I See - 3:49   9. Fat Mama - 2:51   10. Drunken Man's Prayer - 3:23   11. Two Trains Runnin' - 3:18   12. You Don't Have to Go - 2:22 


1. AllMusic - Al Campbell 
As part of the Heritage of the Blues series on Hightone Records, Skull & Crossbones Blues provides a well-rounded retrospective of blues guitarist and onetime Robert Johnson cohort Johnny Shines. These 12 tracks capture Shines in a number of different settings, including both acoustic and electric, solo, and fronting a legendary Chicago band with Big Walter Horton, Otis Spann, and Fred Below. Shines' Robert Johnson influence is investigated on versions of "Standing at the Crossroads" and "Rollin' & Tumblin'," while material recorded in Los Angeles in the 1970s includes a snippet of guitarist Luther Allison at the beginning of his career. The tracks have been digitally remastered and lovingly compiled by fan and Hightone artist Dave Alvin.

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