Blues singer Johnny Shines perfomance

241213
Date
02/14/1977
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-85, FV-86
Shines, Johnny, 1915-1992

The Portable Folk Festival

235753
Date
1977-04-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty-three color slides. For recordings of the performances, see S 1576, reels T77-277 through T77-279. Johnny Shines was a blues singer-guitarist who once traveled with famed blues singer Robert Johnson. He was re-discovered in the 1960s during the folk revival boom, and played festivals throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Bluegrass and Kentucky mountain music singer Phyllis Boyens (who later appeared in the film Cola Miner's Daughter as Loretta Lynn's mother) and Nimrod Workman (who also had a bit part in the same film) released the album Passing Through the Garden in 1976, and they promoting that album at this performance. Workman was a former coal miner and union organizer in Kentucky. Bessie Jones, born in inland Georgia, promoted Georgia Sea Island songs, and later in the 1960s formed the Georgia Sea Island Singers. She died in Brunswick Georgia in 1984. The Red Clay Ramblers was a part of the "New-Grass" movement of the 1970s, forming in 1972. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based group featured Tommy Thompson (1937-2003) (banjo), Jim Watson (guitar/mandolin), Jack Herrick (guitar), Mike Craver (piano), and Bill Hicks (fiddle). Conway was a scholar at Appalachian State University and filmmaker of Appalachian culture, and an associate of the Red Clay Ramblers. She introduced Shines and the Red Clay Ramblers at the concert.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S77-200 - S77-222
Shines, Johnny, 1915-1992

Blues legend Johnny Shines playing guitar on the main stage at the Portable Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

119488
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS77203
Shines, Johnny, 1915-1992

Blues legend Johnny Shines playing guitar on the main stage at the Portable Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

119489
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS77204
Shines, Johnny, 1915-1992

Johnny Shines (R) playing banjo with folksinger/guitarist Guy Carawan at the Portable Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

119491
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS77215A
Shines, Johnny, 1915-1992

Blues legend Johnny Shines (R) playing banjo with folksinger/guitarist Guy Carawan at the Portable Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

119492
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS77216
Shines, Johnny, 1915-1992

1977 Portable Folk Festival

239218
Date
1977-04-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reels. Johnny Shines was a blues singer-guitarist who once traveled with famed blues singer Robert Johnson. He was re-discovered in the 1960s during the folk revival boom, and played festivals throughout the 1960s and 1970s. His sound was very similar to Robert Johnson's, and here he played several Johnson songs. Bluegrass and Kentucky mountain music singer Phyllis Boyens (who later appeared in the film Cola Miner's Daughter as Loretta Lynn's mother) and Nimrod Workman (who also had a bit part in the same film) released the album Passing Through the Garden in 1976, and they were promoting that album at this performance. Workman was a former coal miner and union organizer in Kentucky. Bessie Jones, born in inland Georgia, promoted Georgia Sea Island songs, and later in the 1960s formed the Georgia Sea Island Singers. She died in Brunswick Georgia in 1984. The Red Clay Ramblers was a part of the "New-Grass" movement of the 1970s, forming in 1972. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based group featured Tommy Thompson (1937-2003) (banjo), Jim Watson (guitar/mandolin), Jack Herrick (guitar), Mike Craver (piano), and Bill Hicks (fiddle). Conway was a scholar at Appalachian State University and filmmaker of Appalachian culture, and an associate of the Red Clay Ramblers. She introduced Shines and the Red Clay Ramblers at the concert.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-277
Item ID
T77-278
Item ID
T77-279
Shines, Johnny, 1915-1992

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