Friday, March 11, 2016


Big Boy Spires delivers “Big Fat Mamma Blues” postwar and hypnotic whilst Johnny Shines wails the electrified “Walkin’ Blues.”

“Big Boy” Spires & His Guitar • Murmur Low • 1952

Johnny Shines • Rambling • 1952

Arthur Spires, vocal/guitar; Earl Dranes, Eddie El, guitars; Willie Smith, maracas. Chicago, 13 Mar 1952

Johnny Shines, vocal/guitar; Moody Jones, bass. Chicago, 28 Apr 1952

Find ’em: Drop Down Mama (Big Boy Spires); Evening Shuffle (Johnny Shines)

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