Sunday, October 18, 2015

'Joliet Blues' - Johnny Shines

Joliet Correctional Center (i.e prison) was a famous landmark in Illinois, and is a not that far from Chicago. Many inmates from around the area are sent to it, and many blues songs have been written about this infamous prison, even Jake Blues of the Blues Brothers served time there, hence his nickname 'Joliet Jake'.

'Joliet' Jake Blues

One famous tune about the jail comes from Chicago bluesman Johnny Shines, and the song is aptly called 'Joliet Blues' released in 1950:

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