Monday, July 27, 2009

johnny shines

when terry horn of yanari/blind umizato/hentai improvising orchestra fame was a teenager in montgomery, alabama (where i attended the air force's academic instructor school almost 20 yrs ago), he once played bass with blues legend and robert johnson "familiar" johnny shines. "there was another white dude playing lead gtr," terry remembers, "and when he soloed, johnny would fall asleep, then he'd wake up at the end of the solo like an alarm clock had gone off." the other day when terry was over the house, he put on a john lee hooker record and i've been listening to blues albums ever since (with a break that lasted most of today to write liner notes for a jazz album).


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