AMP-001: A Deeper Dive
You've Got to Love Her With a Feeling…
This site acts as a companion to Hotter Than A Bulldog Spitting In A Polecat's Eye: Mable Hillery + Johnny Shines Live 1975. In the course of research for this release, we were able to unearth more material than we were able to reasonably present in a physical format. Consequently, we've gathered the highlights here in the hopes of demonstrating a more complete context to the distinguished lives and careers of these two musicians.
Alongside Bill Farrow's recollections, you can read a short interview with Hillery's friend Janet Kerr and the unedited version of Davey Williams' essay about his longstanding relationship with Johnny Shines. In the accompanying galleries, you'll find photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, as well as rare footage and audio clips, that penetrate a little deeper into the worlds of these two masters of the blues. Finally, a set of links and references provide a further set of resources for those who want to dig even deeper.
We hope this will be an evolving page, so please check back from time to time for new content.