Tag Archive: Johnny Winter


“Sweet Home Chicago” (Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin…)

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on Feb 4, 2011

” “Sweet Home Chicago” is a popular blues standard in the twelve bar form. It was first recorded and is credited to have been written by Robert Johnson. Over the years the song has become one of the most popular anthems for the city of Chicago despite ambiguity in Johnson’s original lyrics. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday To Johnny Winter

 

 

Johnny Winter – Live At Rockpalast 1979

 

 

 

 

Published on Oct 7, 2014

Johnny Winter

” Rockpalast, Grugahalle, Essen, Germany
April 22, 1979

01 – Hideaway
02 – Messin’ With The Kid
03 – Walking By Myself
04 – Mississippi Blues
05 – Divin’ Duck
06 – Johnny B. Goode
07 – Suzie Q
08 – Drum Solo
09 – I’m Ready
10 – Rockabilly Boogie
11 – Medley
12 – Jumpin’ Jack Flash “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Winter 70th Birthday At B B Kings Blues Club, NYC 2014

 

 

 

 

Published on Mar 1, 2014

” Johnny Winter 70th Birthday at B B Kings Blues Club, NYC 2014 Video produced by Larry Blumenstein Video Productions. Contact: larryblumenstein@aol.com, 917-817-2112. (Copyright 2014)) (c)
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John Dawson Winter III — known as Johnny Winter — is an American blues guitarist, singer, and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and ’70s, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters. Since his time with Waters, Winter has recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums and continues to tour extensively. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57th Grammy Blues Nominations

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a taste of each of the nominated albums along with a link to each artist’s webpage … Enjoy

 

 

” The 57th Grammy nominees have been announced
The nominees in the Blues category are:

 

Common Ground – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin (Yep Roc Records) “

 

 

 

” Promise Of A Brand New Day – Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Music)”

 

 

” Juke Joint Chapel – Charlie Musselwhite (Henrietta Records)”

 

 

” Decisions – Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin’ (Silver Talon Records) “

 

 

“Step Back – Johnny Winter (Megaforce Records)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The show will be broadcast live by CBS. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muddy Waters Featuring Johnny Winter – Chicago Fest 1981

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blues Legend Johnny Winter Dies At Age 70 In Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

” Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died at the age of 70.

  His representative, Carla Parisi, confirmed today that Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday. There was no immediate word on the cause of death.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Winter was a leading light among the white blues guitar players, including Eric Clapton and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, who followed in the footsteps of the earlier Chicago blues masters. 

Winter idolized Waters — and got a chance to produce some of the blues legend’s more popular albums.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Rolling Stone magazine named Winter one of the top 100 guitarists of all time and he was famed for his lightening-fast blues guitar riffs and striking long white hair.

  His representative’s statement said his wife, family and bandmates were all saddened by the loss of one of the world’s finest guitarists.”

 

 

 

    Johnny may have departed this earth but thanks to his music we are “still alive & well” … RIP Mr Winter your absence will be forever felt .

 

 

 

   Read more about the legend’s death here and look for an in-depth tribute to one of our favorite guitarists very soon…

BB King – Johnny Winter – Blues, Interviews & Jam – 8 min

Johnny Winter – Mississippi Blues