A nickname for soul, funk and blues music, the term was coined by Richie Blackmore, when refusing to record music written by Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale in the Deep Purple MKIII lineup.
"He announced he was leaving prior to the tour, because he didn't want to play any of this "shoeshine music" he called it, that I wrote, and David wrote"
by 3eyed March 14, 2009
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