Johnny Shines Too Wet To Plow

Too Wet To Plow
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CD Details

  • Released: July 26, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Tomato

Entertainment Reviews:

Down Beat
4.5 Stars - Excellent - "...Johnny Shines was one of Robert Johnson's running buddies, and learned many of his moves from that seminal blues great...features the quavery, pierced-to-the-soul singing that so eerily echoes Johnson's..."


  • 1.Too Wet to Plow
  • 2.Travelling Back Home
  • 3.Hot Tamale
  • 4.Moanin' the Blues
  • 5.Red Sun
  • 6.Winding Mind
  • 7.You Better Turn Around
  • 8.The Wind Is Blowin'
  • 9.Trouble's All I See
  • 10.30 Days in Jail
  • 11.Pay Day Woman
  • 12.Epilog

Product Description:

Recorded in 1975.
Johnny Shines was far from predictable. Though he recorded his share of inspired electric dates, he had no problem turning around and delivering a stripped-down, all-acoustic Delta blues session like Too Wet to Plow. Recorded in Edmonton, Canada in 1975 and reissued on CD by Concord Jazz's Blues Alliance label in 1996, Too Wet to Plow finds Shines in excellent form. His solid accompaniment includes harmonica player Sugar Blue and bassist Ron Rault, as well as guitarist/singer Louisiana Red (a superb bluesman who isn't nearly as well known as he should be), and Shines clearly has a strong rapport with them on "Red Sun," "Traveling Back Home," and other highly personal originals. Although Shines' own songs are dominant, one of the album's high points is an interpretation of Robert Johnson's "Hot Tamale." Highly recommended. ~ Alex Henderson

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  • UPC: 820550206529
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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