The Johnny Winter Story

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall Hendrix, 27 November 1942 - 18 September 1970


Jimi Hendrix - Bleeding Heart on CD

Jimi Hendrix - The New York Session

Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter Bleeding Heart

Original Release Date: 1998
Musicians: Jim Morrison; Johnny Winter; Buddy Miles
Personnel includes: Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Johnny Winter, Buddy Miles.
Recorded live at The Scene Club, New York, New York in 1968.

Jimi Hendrix - Woke up this morning - released: 1980

Jimi Hendrix Recorded Live at the Scene Club, NYC 1968

Comments: This was a Jimi Hendrix gig that ended up with Buddy Miles, Jim Morrison . Jim Morrison was, needless to say, drunk. Johnny Winter does not performing on this recording.

This recording has been released under many titles like: Jam, Sky High, and High Live And Dirty

  1. Red House
  2. Woke Up This Morning And You Find Yourself Dead
  3. Bleeding Heart
  4. Morrison's Lament
  5. Tomorrow Never Knows
  6. Uranus Rock
  7. Outside Women Blues
  8. Sunshine Of Your Love

Running time: 53 minutes

Jimi Hendrix: Recording, Vocals, Guitar
Johnny Winter: Rhythm Guitar
Randy Hobbs: Bass
Randy Z: Drums
Jim Morrison: Harmonica, Vocals, Abuse, Obscenities, Mumbling
Buddy Miles: Drums on second half

Rare picture disc of Jimi Hendrix's Woke Up This Morning

Jimi Hendrix's Woke Up This Morning Jimi Hendrix's Woke Up This Morning

Jimi Hendrix - Sky High - 1970 (*) (Released 1972)

Jimi Hendrix Recorded Record Plant Studio 1970

Johnny denies playing on this record, and after listening carefully, I do not recognize any of Johnny's signatures on the tracks.


  • Jimi Hendrix - lead guitar
  • Johnny Winter - lead guitar
  • Jim Morrison - vocals
  • Mitch Mitchell - drums
  • Jim Morrison - drums
  • Noel Redding - bass


  • Peoples, peoples, people
  • Sunshine of your love
  • Red house
  • I'm gonna leave this town

Jimi Hendrix - THE THINGS I USED TO DO (Golden Memories GM 890738)


  • 1: The Things I Used To Do,
  • 2:Three Little Bears,
  • 3: Gypsy Eyes,
  • 4: Who Knows (two takes), Message To Love (two takes)
  • 5: Izabella (four takes)
  • 6: Izabella


  • 1: 15 May 1969 at the Record Plant NYC, NY featuring Jimi Hendrix - and Johnny Winter on guitar, Steve Stills on bass and Dallas Taylor on drums. Recorded from 7:45a.m. to 10:00a.m. Note: Actually Jimi Hendrix played the bass and Stephen Stills on guitar???
  • 2: The Record Plant May 2nd, 1968
  • 3: The Record Plant April or May 1968 Jimi and Mitch
  • 4: Band of Gypsys rehearsals December 31, 1969
  • 5: The Hit Factory 1969 featuring the Cry of Love Band and Larry Lee
  • 6: The Hit Factory in August 1969 featuring the Band of Gypsys with Juma Sulta and Jerry Velez.

This CD is officially released: UK/France on Castle HBCD 100 a three CD set of af BBC radio show called: "Jimi Hendrix Live & Unreleased The Radio Show". Released in 1989 also on cassettes and LPs.

Johnny Winter on Jimi Hendrix:

"I first met Jimi Hendrix at The Scene [popular New York City nightclub]. I was a Jimi Hendrix groupie, and he was a Johnny Winter groupie. ....

We jammed together at The Scene a good bit; Jimi Hendrix'd jam with anybody who stayed there long enough. What we would often do after the club closed is go over to a studio where he had recording time booked regularly, and play around with things, maybe play for several hours and then some other day listen to the tapes to pick out the good parts for ideas to work into songs.

One of the things that the studio people were interested in putting out from the jams was an old Guitar Slim tune "The Things I Used to Do." I was playing slide and Jimi Hendrix was playing regular guitar and singing. It was just playing around, but it was a lot better than some of the stuff that was put out after he died. Some of that stuff should never have been released. The trouble when we played together was that we both respected each other's playing so much that we'd each lay back and wait for the other to play lead.

I never really learned much from playing with Jimi Hendrix, though, because we had both learned from the same people; we had the same influences - but the music evolved in different ways. I guess I did learn from him some, however, though I didn't want to be copying him. It's just that any guitar player can learn from someone who has that many ideas and can do so much."

Jeff Baxter, Stephen Stills, Jimi Hendrix Bass, Johnny Winter
Left to right: Jeff Skunk Baxter, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter.

The next photo accompanying the article shows Johnny Winter, Steven Stills, and Jimi Hendrix playing on stage with Steven Stills singing and playing a left-handed bass upside down (??!), mirroring Jimi Hendrix's upside down right-handed Stratocaster played left-handed.

Johnny Winter, Steven Stills and Jimi Hendrix at Steve Paul's Scene

In New Musical Express (NME a UK music magazine), the 6 Feb. 1971 issue there is an interview with our Johnny Winter!

The head line is:


In the text Johnny Winter is quoted saying: "We played together at the Scene Club in New York...the Experience in L.A., and we even did a benefit for Tim Leary at the Village Gate in New York."

Then Johnny Winter talks about how they went into the Record Plant Studios in NY and..."We didn't play any particular tunes. It was just an extended guitar workshop. I mean, you just couldn't show that man anything new. It was just a case of Jimi watching how I used a bottleneck when playing. All I was doing was more or less demonstrating the basic technique to him."

And Johnny Winter goes on: "I guess Jimi Hendrix and I must have played together for at least two or three hours that day. Now...if someone was to do a professional job of editing those tapes, I'm sure we could get a good album out of them. If they're good, then I'd really like to see them come out for everyone to hear. I know I shouldn't say it, 'cause I'm under contract to another company and all that stuff, but really, I'm not bothered if I don't make a penny from them. It's just that I liked him so much."

Then Johnny WInter goes on and tells an anecdote of Little Richard, when they were together on stage in Detroit with Mitch Ryder: "He wandered on stage, gave me a big kiss, and started singing. Man... he's so flash, but then he's so beautiful."

Then another anecdote about Jerry Lee Lewis when they met again at The Scene Club: "I first played with Jerry Lee way back in '64 when he was touring Texas. I didn't see Jerry Lee again until I came to New York in January of '69 to do a gig at the Scene. Anyway, he remembered me after all that time, but he got real annoyed - just like a father who was p..... off with his wayward son - 'cause he started bawling me out by saying: 'Goddamn it ...where did ya get all that damn hair from? Johnny, ya look just like a girl. For pity sakes, man, whatcha wanna go and do that for? Ya look so pitiful." Johnny goes on: Hey man, you know he got real angry. Then when I said: "But Jerry you were the first cat to have long hair" - he spluttered and go real nasty.

Then he continues about Jerry Lee when he comes off stage (after a successfull show)and starts a bad scene with both Johnny and a young photographer.

Johnny WInter ends the Jerry Lee Lewis story: "He may be a great rocker, but he's got a truck driver's mentality".

Thursday, 1 October 1970: Jimi Hendrix Wake

On Thursday, 1 October 1970 Johnny Winter jams with Jimi Hendrix band-members (John Hammond, Buddy Miles, Noel Redding and Jimi's brother Leon Hendrix) for Jimi's Wake.

Johnny Winter at Jimi Hendrix Wake

Johnny Winter at Jimi Hendrix Wake



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