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Johnny Winter (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Blues & Jazz' started by Sox, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Sox

    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    Blues/rock guitar slinger extraodinaire and probably my favourite American musician. He began recording at the age of 15 and got to see many of the great blues artists that would help shape his career including his hero Muddy Waters. His big break came in December 1968 on the Super Sessions with Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper that same year he had released "The Progressive Blues Experiment" a brilliant album IMO.

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    Johnny Winter Official Website

    Studio Albums

    The Progressive Blues Experiment (Sonobeat 1968, re-released by UA/Imperial 1969)
    Johnny Winter (Columbia 1969)
    Second Winter (Columbia 1969)
    Johnny Winter And (Columbia 1970)
    Still Alive and Well (Columbia 1973)
    Saints & Sinners (Columbia 1974)
    John Dawson Winter III (Columbia 1974)
    Nothin' But the Blues (Blue Sky 1977)
    White, Hot and Blue (Blue Sky 1978)
    Raisin' Cain (Blue Sky 1980)
    Guitar Slinger (Alligator 1984)
    Serious Business (Alligator 1985)
    Third Degree (Alligator 1986)
    The Winter of '88 (MCA/Voyager 1988)
    Let Me In (Point Blank 1991)
    Hey, Where's Your Brother? (Point Blank 1992)
    I'm a Bluesman (Virgin 2004)
    Roots (Megaforce 2011)


    Live Albums

    Live Johnny Winter And (Columbia 1971)
    Captured Live! (Blue Sky 1976)
    Together with Edgar Winter (Blue Sky 1976)
    Live In NYC '97 (Virgin 1998)
    Live Bootleg Series, Volumes 1–7 (Friday 2007–11)
    The Woodstock Experience (Sony/Legacy 2009)
    Johnny Winter Live Fillmore East 10/3/70 (Collectors 2010)
    Rockpalast Blues Rock Legend Vol. 3 recorded in Essen April, 1979 (2011)


    Tribute to Muddy
     
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  2. Rocker440

    Rocker440 Senior Member

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    Re: Johnny Winter

    You are spot on with everything you've said, Sox! :cheers2

    I've been a long time follower and admirer of Johnny Winter for many years myself! Although some of his earlier material may not be too widely known, both it and so much more of Johnny's albums are fantastic, imo! Many of his 1970's albums are legendary blues rock! I highly recommend all of his terrific albums for any blues rock music enthusiast!

    A great song and performance of Johnny Winter. :)

    Rock n Roll Hoochie Koo



    Enjoy! :cheers2
     
  3. flipflop

    flipflop Prisoner of rock'n'roll

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    Re: Johnny Winter

    I'm a big fan and have all the albums (on vinyl). Seen him live too.

    Fave albums are Johnny Winter And + Still Alive And Well though I also appreciate his 80's and 90's output such as 3rd Degree, Guitar Slinger, Let Me In...
     
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  5. Sox

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    Re: Johnny Winter

    I waited a long, long time to see Johnny Winter and finally I went along with Sweaty to Manchester. We came out of that venue speechless, it was a brilliant night.
    Here's Johnny nailing a Stones track.

    Stray Cat Blues


    Highway 61 is one of my faves Rocker440 the slide work is amazing.
     
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    Re: Johnny Winter

    Johnny is a very solid decidedly non-black bluesman. I bought this LP when it first came out:

    Second Winter
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    I've never seen him in concert though.

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  7. Rocker440

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    Re: Johnny Winter

    ^^^Second Winter was the first Johnny Winter release that I heard as well and a pearler, imo, Fox! :) Testing my memory once again, I believe Second Winter was originally a double album, with a very cool twist in that there were only three sides of recorded music and "side four" was blank. This was the first time that I remember that being done on a two album set that I had heard myself.

    Another excellent Johnny Winter cover of a classic rock song.

     
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    Sunny Settled down at last and very happy.

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    Re: Johnny Winter

    Johnny Winter fan here!!!! Would love to see him live ............. maybe one of these days ...................
     
  9. DaKillerWolf

    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

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    Re: Johnny Winter

    Johnny Winter is by far my favorite blues rock guitarist .I am also a fan
    of his gruff bluesy vocals. He might not have the pipes of a Bruce Dickenson
    etc. but his voice is very suited toward his style of playing and I find it quite enjoyable. One the all times best bluemen if not the best IMO.
     
  10. Groovy Man

    Groovy Man I'm Not Like Everybody Else

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    Re: Johnny Winter

    Love Johnny Winter too. I've have most of his albums (he has put out a lot of albums in 40+ years) and I've seen him 3 times in concert, once with Alvin Lee and once with Mountain.

    Johnny Winter is more than just a blues guitarist - he a blues rock guitarist. To me there's a difference. Johnny can play the blues, but he can rock out with the best of 'em.

    My favorite Johnny Winter albums...

    Live Johnny Winter And (1971)
    Johnny Winter (1969)
    Johnny Winter And (1970)
    Third Degree (1986)
    Live In NYC '97 (1998)
    John Dawson Winter III (1974)
    Captured Live! (1976)
    Second Winter (1969)
    Let Me In (1991)
    White, Hot and Blue (1978)
    Hey, Where's Your Brother? (1992)

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    Mean Town Blues - Live @ Woodstock (1969)



    Be Careful With A Fool - Live in Denmark (1970)

     

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