Johnny Winter - wow!

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  1. Sp8ctre

    Sp8ctre Supporting Member

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    First concert I ever saw when I was 12 back in 1972. My mom took me. Rare Earth and Uriah Heep opened and Johnny and Edgar Winter with Rick Derringer were the headliners! I'll never forget it and it really opened me up to a whole other level of music! Thanks Mom!
     
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  2. Chris Scott

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    First three albums were huge influences on my morphing into to being a player. The guy was dripping with talent (John Hammond paid him a HUGE amount to sign with Columbia...as a virtual unknown) and those albums prove it.

    Playing a Fender Electric XII and an old Epi Wilshire for electric, he just oozed a seemingly never-ending stream of chops, somehow all tying it together. Then he'd play a Dobro and go back in time 40-50 years, and you'd swear on all that's holy that you're listening to an old black field hand...as Steve Paul said, " Johnny is white...color him really white, and the music he plays is black...really black".

    Years ago I read an interview where Will Lee said the best live show he ever saw in his life was Johnny Winter And/ White Trash, and I believe it...those mofo's were absolutely fierce live...a force of nature really.

    Leland Mississippi Blues (off the second album) is, in my humble opinion one of the greatest performances (live in the studio) on the electric guitar ever put to tape...

    "...don' mess up slut, an' I won't either...one...two..."
     
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  3. winterblu

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    My favorite player ever. I've seen Johnny so many times beginning in 1970 that I've lost track, but upwards of 20. I really miss him.
     
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  5. freedom's door

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    Progressive Blues Experiment is one of my desert island discs for sure.
     
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  6. Bodhisattva

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    The guy can sing too!
    I bet that was a killer live show
     
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    Said to Tommy Shannon btw.
     
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    That version sucked......
     
  9. Bodhisattva

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    well i thought it was pretty f'ing awesome for an impromptu jam
     
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    Second Winter is one of the best albums ever.
     
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    The bass player is lost for some of it...it's not a great jam but Johnny handled it like a pro.
     
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    If you can view the entire clip (more than just RnR HK) they were pretty high. Apparently Johnny could deal with that better than Randy Jo Hobbs. Hobbs left the planet at 45, Johnny made it to 70.

    Johnny never got off the ride.

     
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    He was a force of nature when he was younger. So badass.
     
  14. Monkeyboy23

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    The Muddy Waters albums he produced are great.
    Fantastic slide player. All around Texas badass.
     
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    Awesome.......look close at the bass player.....that's Tommy Shannon from Double Trouble. :band killer tune. I always wondered why SRV never played with Johnny. Both from Texas.....Tommy knew him.........:dunno
     
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    For sure! Johnny told me that he hated the drippy wet mix. Go figure. Got to hang and play with him a bit. There will never be another one.
     
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    we saw johnny in a smallish club in san diego (the bacchanal). full on music man amps set for treble, can you say “cranked?” great show. probably early ‘80’s...
     
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    Still Alive and Well has always been my fav JW album and was a major influence on my early development.
     
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    A piano player i play with saw Johnny Winter from backstage at The Fillmore West, when he was in the Papa John Creech Band, and they were on the same bill as JW.
    He said that JW was the greatest guitar player he ever saw to this day.
     
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    Johnny did at one point get the highest advance on a record.
    I heard $600,000 which back in the day was a tremendous amount.
    Great player and when he was in his prime a force of musical prowess
    that has not been equaled or duplicated by many.
     
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