Saturday, March 24, 2007

J. Hines And The Boys - Can't Think Of Nothing (Blank Mind) (Nation-Wide 105)

Can't Think Of Nothing (Blank Mind)

If you're a regular visitor over at soul detective, you already know that this is the great B side that started us off on case three way back in May of last year. Here's what I had to say back then:

"I just love it to death. That guitar, the sax, the drums, the bass... the whole deal is just pure soul heaven to me. Another record that never leaves the ol' jukebox. Now, in those innocent, pre-google days, I didn't even know where to begin to look for info on J. Hines or his Boys. I used to call radio stations and stuff. Nobody had ever heard of him..."

Well, all that's changed. Due to the incredible co-operation and input of people from all over the world (especially J's wonderful family and his long-time partner Roy C), we've been able to piece together Hines' life story.

Over the course of these last ten months, the case has grown to include seventeen other rare sides, and not just by J Hines, but other folks like Dynamite Singletary, James Shaw, Benny Gordon and Roy C (all of which are still available for download).

The reason I'm going off like this over here on The B side, is that I've finally been able to gather the photographs that were so graciously supplied to me by his family and post them as part of the J Hines story. Please click here to check it out.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to say that soul detective, and this case in particular, has grown beyond my wildest expectations, thanks to all of you.

Keep up the good work!


Blogger Unknown said...

Lovely gritty floater. Will check out story tomorrow.

7:59 PM  
Blogger The Stepfather of Soul said...

It's just fantastic how your initial inquiry about J. Hines has grown into a treasure trove of information, not just about Hines but also Roy C and Benny Gordon. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to your next "mystery"!

12:05 PM  

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