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Johnny Winter

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Mary Lou Sullivan, wrote "Raisin Cain - The Wild and Raucus Story of Johnny Winter" which she was awarded a KBA, at the IBC, in Memphis, in 2010. Author sat with Johnny Winter for hours of exclusive, no-holds-barred interviews, covering the guitar slinger's entire career.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Backbeat
Year : 2010

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Johnny Winter - The Johnny Winter Story (The GRT-Janus Recordings)

Omnivore Recordings 2023

Release date : December 22, 2023

(USA)

Disc 1
01 - Ease My Heart
02 - That's What Love Does
03 - Crying in My Heart
04 - The Guy You Left Behind
05 - Shed So Many Tears
06 - Creepy
07 - Gangster of Love
08 - Road Runner
09 - Leave My Woman (Wife) Alone
10 - I Can't Believe You Want to Leave
11 - Broke and Lonely
12 - Oh My Darling
13 - By the Light of the Silvery Moon
14 - Five After Four A.m.
15 - Parchman Farm
16 - Livin' in the Blues
17 - Leavin' Blues
18 - Thirty-eight, Thirty-two, Twenty

Disc 2
01 - Bad News
02 - Kind Hearted Woman
03 - Out of Sight
04 - Low Down Gal of Mine
05 - Going Down Slow
06 - Avocado
07 - Stay By My Side
08 - I Had to Cry
09 - Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
10 - Harlem Nocturne (Instrumental)
11 - Easy Lovin' Girl
12 - Spiders of the Mind
13 - My World Turns All Around Her
14 - Take a Chance On My Love (Instrumental

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Johnny Winter (1944 - 2014) was, along with Roy Buchanan and Mike Bloomfield, the white blues guitarist who contributed most decisively to the return of this musical genre to its origins during the sixties of the last century. His first album "The Progressive Blues Experiment" (Sonobeat 1968) was not
only one of the most generous and committed blues albums recorded that
 decade by a non African-
American musician but also the discovery of the fastest and most electrifying fingers ever heard. In
1969 he signed a contract with Columbia Records, the label on which he released the next nine al
bums, beginning his approach to a legitimate and unmatched blues-rock, to end the decade with
the releases for the Blue Sky sublabel of three other blues gems from the '70s, "Nothin' But The
Blues (1977)", "White Hot & Blue (1978)"and "Raisin' Cain (1980)". To face the next decade
he joined the Alligator Records family and the trilogy released with the Chicago label that
included the essential "Guitar Slinger (1984)", "Serious Business (1985) and "Third 
Degree" (1986) culminated the work of the Texan musician as the most constructive,
exciting and unsurpassed by any other white blues guitarist.
Before signing with Columbia Records in 1969, Johnny Winter recorded several
singles with producers Ken Ritter and Roy C. Ames. From this material, "The
Johnny Winter Story" was released in 1969 on GRT Records, followed that
same year by "About Blues" on Janus Records. The following year, Janus
released the latest compilation, "Early Times". These recordings became
the definitive collections of the future legend's first works. These
three albums have been compiled in this edition with the 33 tracks

included with the title of "The Johnny Winter Story (The GRT-
Janus Recordings)" and give the opportunity to delve into
the preludes of an artist who became indispensable part

of the story of blues music of the last century.

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