The Johnny Winter Story

Blues Legends

Blues Legends, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter


The book "Blues Legends" by Charles K. Cowdery mentioned Johnny Winter on page 12, 33, 62, 68 & 69 .

White America Discovers The Blues (page 12): Later in the decade, the influence and tremendous success of the British bands led to the founding of several white American electric-blues bands (Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, the Allman Brothers, Canned Heat, Johnny Winter) and a belated discovery of the music of Waters, Dixon, Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, and others.

Big Boy Crudup (page 33):
When Presley's "That's All Right" became a hit in 1954, Crudup started asking about his royalties again. Melrose said he would look into it but nothing happened. All during the rock era, "That's All Right" and other Crudup songs were recorded by artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield, Buffy Saint-Marie, Tina Turner, Canned Heat, and B. B. King. Crudup was always credited on the records, and the royalties were paid to the publishing company, but nothing ever came to him.

Muddy Waters (page 62):
In the 1970s, Waters toured extensively, appearing in Europe, Japan, and Australia. He won several Grammy Awards and recorded with a bevy of rock stars. He also began a successful collaboration with Texas-born guitarist Johnny Winter, who produced his last albums.

John Lee Hooker (page 68):
On recordings and in concert appearances in the 1980s and 1990s, Hooker has shared the spotlight with Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, B. B. King, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Branford Marsalis, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Ry Cooder, Robert Cray, Booker T. Jones, Joe Cocker, Gregg Allman, Johnnie Johnson, Albert Collins, John Hammond, Van Morrison, and other rock, jazz, and blues stars. Not bad for a man who was still sweeping floors in a Detroit Chrysler plant when he was thirty-four.

(page 69):
Other Hooker disciples did better, including Ike Turner, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. He also inspired American blues rockers like Canned Heat, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy.

About the book:
The profiles of twenty blues legends come together in this unprecedented work - the kind of book made for the interior and exterior rainy weather in any blues lover's life.

Including a CD compilation (DPCI 1267) of 10 songs from:
Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call
Roosevelt Sykes - The Honeydripper
Big Boy Crudup - That's All Right
Memphis Jug Band with Memphis Minnie - Bumble Bee Blues
John Lee Hooker - I'm In The Mood
Freddy King - Hideaway
Joe Williams - Wild Cow Blues
Memphis Slim - Going Back To Memphis
B. B. King - The Thrill Is Gone
Buddy Guy - Damn Right I've Got The Blues


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