Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters & James Cotton – 3.6.1977

 Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

Published on Aug 25, 2014

” Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters & James Cotton

Philadelphia, PA, 1977/03/06

Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
March 6, 1977
Soundboard recording

01 – Band Intros [00:00]
02 – Muddy Intro [03:24]
03 – Hoochie Coochie Man [06:34]
04 – Blow Wind Blow [09:41]
05 – Walkin’ Through the Park [16:13]
06 – Deep Down In Florida [22:19]
07 – Blues Had a Baby [28:58]
08 – I Can’t Be Satisfied [33:35]
09 – Trouble No More [38:21]
10 – Howlin’ Wolf [41:34]
11 – Mannish Boy [48:33]
12 – Got My Mojo Workin’ [54:28]
13 – Oh Baby [59:48]
14 – Hideway [01:04:58]
15 – Cotton Gin [01:13:14]
16 – Last Night [01:15:38]
17 – See See Baby [01:24:41]
18 – Rocket 88 [01:30:37]
19 – How Long [01:32:35]
20 – Slow Blues [01:38:05]
21 – Done Got Over It [01:47:53]
22 – Crosscut Saw [01:54:59]
23 – Talk to Your Daughter [02:00:41]

Johnny Winter – guitar and vocals
Muddy Waters – guitar and vocals
James Cotton – harmonica and vocal
Charles Capice – bass
Willie Smith – drums
Bob Margolin – guitar
Pinetop Perkins – piano

Some notes that came with the show:

  Johnny Winter Timeline 1977
After playing “Rock and Roll” for several years, in 1977 Johnny Winter returns to his musical roots: playing the real blues. His stage shows become calmer; he ceased to jump around from one side of the stage to the other; while playing rough guitar riffs. Now he remains seated, close to the mike. For recordings he uses the notorious all metallic self-made John Velano guitar with the thin silver neck.

  Johnny Winter produces the grammy award winning album “Hard again” with Muddy Waters which launches the comeback of Muddy

  Muddy Waters : during an interview on Johnny:

  Tim: Talking about collaborations, I was curious how you got together with Johnny Winter.

  Muddy: I met Johnny in Austin, Texas. He opened the show for me back in ’60, I think.

  Tim: And how did his producing your Blue Sky album come to be?

  Muddy: He was on it. He was with CBS, and CBS distributed Blue Sky, and the guy that owned Blue Sky was Johnny’s personal man all the way through, Steve Paul. So we was looking for a record contract, and when my manager went to CBS, they said, “Well, we got a good place to put him.” And they put me on Blue Sky with Johnny. ‘Cause see, Johnny, he loves me, because he learned a lot of things under my music. He likes me personally as a friend. So when he heard that we wanted him to produce the record and all — Man, that was just what he wanted. It’s like a little family thing we got. So we did good over there. This is the fourth one out, and we done won three Grammy awards. Every one we put out, we win. This might be the one this time, who knows.

  Tim: That’s kind of a strange partnership. He’s a relative newcomer to the blues compared to you.

  Muddy: Yeah, definitely. He’s a young boy, compared to me. But he learned under my records, and people like me. But he mostly studied my records when he was a kid coming up. And a lot of more of ’em did too.

  Tim: And he’s helped to bring the blues to a bigger population, wouldn’t you say?

  Muddy: Sure. Definitely.

  Muddy about Johnny : ‘Cause see, Johnny, he loves me, because he learned a lot of things under my music. He likes me personally as a friend. So when he heard that we wanted him to produce the record and all — Man, that was just what he wanted. It’s like a little family thing we got. So we did good over there. This is the fourth one out, and we done won three Grammy awards. Every one we put out, we win. This might be the one this time, who knows.”