The Johnny Winter Story

Damn Right I've Got The Blues

 

Damn Right I've Got The Blues

The book "Dam Right I've Got The Blues / Buddy Guy and the Blues Roots of Rock-and-Roll written by Donald E. Wilcock with Buddy Guy mentioned Johnny Winter on page 87, 113 & 132.

Page 87:
Dick Waterman had plugged Buddy into the "underground rock" scene that had sprung up and had become as popular as the British blues-rock in the form of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, the Steve Miller Band, the Blues Project, Johnny Winter and Janis Joplin.

Page 113:
In 1984, Alligator released its first Johnny Winter album, Guitar Slinger. It broke convention for the label, because Winter was better known as a rock guitarist than for his Texas-based blues roots. It became Alligator's first top-200 record on the Billboard magazine charts, fueling Bruce Iglauer's ambitions: He want to record Buddy Guy. Buddy was nervous about maintaining the artistic control he'd had on Stone Crazy, and Marty assured him that a major label deal couldn't be far off.

Page 132:
The first thing Virgin asked was what material Buddy would be recording. The label had signed Albert Collins and Johnny Winter, and was looking for a whole roster of blues artists.

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