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Essential
     

The Essential

by Johnny Winter
 

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There has always been more to the Johnny Winter story than meets the eye, and if stepping into the role of a whirlwind albino electric blues guitar player from Texas with a brilliant slide style was the very role he was born to fill, he took a while to get there. For starters, he was born in Mississippi, which might explain something, and then grew up in Texas, where

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There has always been more to the Johnny Winter story than meets the eye, and if stepping into the role of a whirlwind albino electric blues guitar player from Texas with a brilliant slide style was the very role he was born to fill, he took a while to get there. For starters, he was born in Mississippi, which might explain something, and then grew up in Texas, where he played clarinet before switching over to guitar at the age of 11. Early on he played country before discovering the blues, and realizing there was little money and little future in playing the blues, he turned to studio pop in the early '60s. Times change, though, and by the end of that decade Winter had returned to the blues, where being an amazing electric guitar player with a roaring voice brought him his true calling. This set collects essential tracks and sides from his peak Columbia Records years in the late '60s and early to mid-'70s, a time when Winter's guitar-slinger image was being aggressively marketed. This collection doesn't tell the whole story, but it does spotlight his most commercial period, and quite wisely includes several live tracks, which quite effectively show off Winter's roaring stage image.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2013
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0888837049429
catalogNumber:
370494

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Winter   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
J.B. Lenoir   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Rick Derringer   Composer,Producer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Dan Hartman   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Little Richard   Composer
Lou Reed   Composer
Larry Williams   Composer
Johnny Winter   Composer,Producer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Edgar Winter   Producer
Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Bob Love   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Earl Nelson   Composer
Bob Relf   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Shelly Yakus   Producer
Ewart Abner   Composer
Mark Larson   Art Direction
Sandy Speiser   Cover Photo
Jules Taub   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
Lou Willie Turner   Composer
Don Level   Composer
Joe Jones   Composer

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