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Johnny Shines and Robert Johnson


onewilyfool

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yeah, I was reading that article too. haven't finished it yet. So interesting to read about someone who knew RJ.

Interesting too what guitars they liked. The photo with RJ and the L-1 Gibson may have just been a photo op. I wonder which guitar he actually used to record his 29 recordings????

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Most folks do figure the Gibson in the photo was just a "prop" - kinda the same thing as the photo of Buddy Moss playing a Kay Kraft Venetian (the guitar was actually Curley Weaver's who was there when the photo was taken).

 

Johnson looks to be playing a Kalamazoo flattop in the photo booth pic. Some of the old folks in Hazlehurst recalled Johnson playing a brown National which I take it would be a Triolian.

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