The Johnny Winter Story

Johnny Winter's And Live

Johnny Winter And Live
Johnny Winter And Live

Johnny Winter And Live

"Johnny Winter AND Live" is Johnny's first Live album and was recorded at the Fillmore East on 3 October 1970 and is reviewed in the Billboard Magazine on 13 March 1971 , Page 57 and enters the Billboard charts in position 114.

This album was first released on vinyl LP, due to the audio length constraints of the LP, several of the had to be cut. Today these unedited tracks of Johnny Winter's performance including the guitar solos performed by Rick Derringer are available Youtube. As CD has more and better audio quality, you can find CD's of this concert at the bottom of this page

 

 

Johnny Winter

Sony Compact Disc: WCK 30475, Recorded 1971

LP: CBS S 64289

Producers: Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer

Recorded live at: Bill Graham's Fillmore East, Pirate's World - Dania Florida

 

CBS Germany Press Release

Es gibt Tausende von Johnny Winter-Fans in unserem Land. Sie alle warten, nach der etwas mißglückten Tournee Anfang Februar dieses Jahres, mit Ungeduld auf seine neue LP. Hier ist sie, und sie wird diejenigen entschädigen, die bei seinen Konzerten nicht ganz auf ihre Kosten kamen. Es sind Live-Aufnahmen aus dem Fillmore East und aus dem Club Pirate's World in Florida. "Johnny Winter And" hat folgende besetzung: Johnny Winter und Rick Derringer, Gesang und Gitarren - Randy Jo Hobbs, Gesang und bass - Caldwell, Schlagzeug. Denen, die noch nicht mit Johnny Winters Lebenslauf vertraut sind, möge die Kurz-Charakteristik nützlich sein, die Ulrich Olshausen in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen veröffentlichte:

Winters Karriere hat manche Ähnlichkeit mit der von Janis Joplin. Auch er stammt aus gesicherten Verhältnissen in Texas, brach ein kurzes College-Studium ab, um als Musiker "on the road" zu gehen, und sang in Bars und Clubs, "was immer die Betrunkenen hören wollten". Wie Janis, gehört er zu den großen weißen Elues-Sängern, die genug Persönlichkeit besitzen, aus dem Blues etwas verwegen Neues zu machen, ohne die Vorbilder und das Genre zu verleugnen. Nach seinem Artikel in der Zeitschrift Rolling Stone", der sich auch mit dem Aussehen des markanten, seidenmähnigen Albinos befasste, baute sich um Winter die Aura eines neuen Superstars auf .

Die Plattenfirma, die ihn nach einem erfolgreichen Konzert im Fillmore East in New York zum Vertragsab-schluß angelte, muß den höchsten Vorschuß bezahlen, der je für einen Debütanten ausgegeben wurde.

Johnny Winter And Live 

Jazz Podium (Germany) July 1971

 

Jazz Podium July 1971 (Germany)

Ist der schwarze Blues etwas anderes geworden, seit es den weißen Blues gibt? Who's got a right to sing the biues? Jeder weiße Bluesmann wird seine Gitarre hinlegen, wenn - sagen wir - T-Bone Walker anmarschiert, Janis Joplin legte einen Kranz nieder an Bessie Smiths Grab, einige Zeit vor ihrer Uberdosis. Sind die Bluespioniere also anerkannt? Sind sie die "gutbezahlten Stars"? Nein. American Folk Blues stirbt, und nicht umsonst: "Thank you ... I have the Blues a lang time ...

Jazz Podium July 1971 Germany

I have many Blues .., right now I have the type of Blues to make you feel kinda happy and gay", sagt Willie Dixon in der Jahrhunderthalle. Die Blues-Baß-Runden, die er gegen Champion Jack Dupree boxt - besonders in "School Day" - sind neben Jacks Gesang und Piano - sein fast romantisches Klavier auf "Sittin and Cryin"' - das Größte des Abends. Und der weiße Blues? Hier kommt er: Johnny Winter, der große Farblose des Blues, ganz und gar blaß und ausgelaugt, wie man sich das weiße Amerika vorstellt. Trifft das zu? Wenn dieses Bild unseres Verbündeten stimmt, dann tut's auch Johnny Winters Blues.

Wollen wir es annehmen, allein schon weil es ihn auf CBS-Records gibt! Texas hat sich den Winter redlich verdient. Die Musik: da erinnert vieles an Haley und Elvis, ich meine "Gefühls"-mäßig, nur ist Winter cooler: wie sensibel werden die Rock 'n'Roller 1990 sein? .lt's My Own Fault" ist das stärkste der hier versammelten musikalischen Selbstbekenntnisse. Das Publikum hat auf beiden Festen etwas zu Pfeifen und Grbhien. Günter Buhles

Good Morning Little School Girl - It's My Own Fault - Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rock and Roll Medley - Mean Town Blues - Johnny B. Goode Johnny Winter voc & g, Rick Derringer voc & g, Randy Jo Hobbs voc & b, Bobby Caidwell dm

 

 

New Musical Express 15-Jul-1972:
The band (And) were miraculous live. The sight of taill, spectral milk white Winter bounding across the stage to tower over the dark, stocky little Derringer, defiantly blowing hot licks and slick tricks right back at him, is one of the definitive images of the rock and roll concertm and the beautiful blistering sound track of those gigs can be heard on: Johnny Winter And Live.
For my money Johnny Winter is the finest working white blues guitarist (an outrageous claim but not indefensible.

ROLLING STONE ALBUM GUIDE: ***

ME/SOUNDS 9/93: *****
Without doubt a true live classic. Recorded in 1971, mainly at the legendary Fillmore East, the Texan bluesrock albino presents himself from his best side. Tender and bitter blues stands against tough rock 'n' roll remakes like "Great Balls Of Fire", "Long Tall Sally" or "Johnny B. Goode". Despite occasional disharmonies the virtuose guitar fights between Winter and Rick Derringer seek for ones of same birth. In intensity, "Jumpin' Jack Flash" is far beyond the Rolling Stones original recording.


IIt opens up with a knock-down, drag-out drum explosion from the unsubtle but muscular Bobby Caldwell, leading into a death-before-dishonour rock and roll version of "Good morning little schoolgirl".
It is followed by a gorgeous version of John Lee Hooker's "It's my own fault" with one of the most stunning guitar solo's ever heard.


Review: Daniel Larsen

Johnny Winter and Live: Wow!!! What a hell of a live performance!! Johnny's slide and lead playing on his gem really pushes Rick Derringer to have to play his ass off! From the opening track of "Good Morning little School Girl", you these guys mean serious business up on the stage, at that time! Their version of Jumpin' Jack Flash" makes me forget who really wrote this song (nothing personal Mick and Keith). They tend to take this classic to the next level, which most artist can't even come close to doing in their lifetime! The first track on side two, Rock and Roll Melody: Great Balls of Fire, Long Tall Sally, into A Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On is nothing to be reckon' with! Again Johnny has Rick pushed to a blistering edge, when he does his solo on "Great Balls of Fire"!!! Also what's amazing is all the lushful playing Johnny does behind Rick to really compliment his! The whole band brings the end of this amazing R&R Melody to a "full tilt peak" at the end of "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On"!!! You can really hear the crowd's response to this classic performance afterwards as well (Damn!! I wish I was there!!)!

"Mean Town Blues" is quite a follow up to the R&R Melody, you talk about Johnny's blues playing and singing, it's all there in this track. I once heard Buddy Guy mentioned he was the blues, well nothing personal Buddy, but I think Johnny deserves that under his belt! To me, Johnny is "truly the blues"! Why? He's really lived a hard blues life, plays and sings it like he's going to die the next moment, and is presently in a state of very ill health and condition, while all these other cats like Buddy Guy and BB King are reaping their rewards of digging in dirt to finally enjoy their gold mine they currently have and are well enjoying. Ok, enough of the side line talk, and I want to finish up with the last track "Johnny B. Goode", a great track and performance to end this classic live album with! The only thing I have to say is, I wish it was a double album with more juicy songs from the tour they did that year!!!


A showcase of the high energy and versatility that help propel him to a short lived ride at the top, "Johnny Winter Live" has to go down as one of the classic 'live' rock albums. From the frenzied pace of "Good Morning Lil' Schoolgirl" to one of the finest live blues cut ever in "Its My Own Fault" Johnny shows a talent that one must be born with; one that can't be 'learned'. Johnny's versions of Chuck Berrys classic "Johnny B Goode" and the Rolling Stones "Jumpin Jack Flash" still brings out the goose-bumps after 25+ yrs. If you never buys another Johnny Winter album, thats fine...just don't leave "Johnny Winter Live" out of your rock collection!


If you like hot electric blues and great rock and roll by a dual lead guitar band, it doesn't get any better than this classic live album. Johnny and Rick compliment each other better than any other two lead guitarists that I've heard. They really play together, and you can just about feel the electricity between them. The album kicks off with Good Morning Little Schoolgirl. It's a blues standard, and Johnny cranks up the heat on this rockin' version. Next up is a lengthy (but worth every minute) version of the slow blues number It's My Own Fault. Johnny does a fiery solo, followed by a subdued solo by Rick. (I think he did it that way for a contrast.)

The Stones' Jumpin' Jack Flash is given the Johnny treatment, and rocks hard. Number 4 is the Rock & Roll Medley, which is Rick's showcase. He covers Great Balls of Fire, Long Tall Sally, and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On all within one tune, with split-second tempo changes. I'm sure the place really was shakin'! Johnny's Mean Town Blues is next, done at hyperspeed when compared to the studio version. In this one he features his slide guitar expertise.

The album closer is Johnny B. Goode, which is the perfect song for Johnny Winter. When he belts out "Rock and Rolllll" you know what's coming! I was fortunate enough to see this band live in Chicago in 1970, and it was one of the best concerts that I can recall. Johnny and the band were much better than Goode, as this CD shows.


Johnny Winter And: Live (Columbia 30475, 1971)-If Jimi Hendrix is the definitive interpreter of Bob Dylan ("All Along the Watch Tower," "Like A Rolling Stone"), then Johnny Winter is the definitive interpreter of the Rolling Stones. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" is as final a statement in Rock Music as can be hoped for. Add a corrosive "Johnny B. Goode" to the mix and the listener is transported to some Hard Rock Nirvana where Britney Spears and N'Cync are no where to be found. Oh, did I mention Winter could sing the blues?

  1. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  2. It's My Own Fault
  3. Jumpin' Jack Flash
  4. Rock And Roll Medley - Great Balls Of Fire, Long Tall Sally, Whole Lotta Shakin'goin'on
  5. Mean Town Blues
  6. Johnny B. Goode

A promotional advertisement for Johnny Winter AND Live album as published in Billboard Magazine

A promotional advertisement for Johnny Winter AND Live album as published in Billboard Magazine

A transcript of this ad: People stomp their feet, clap their hands and shout their heads off on Johnny Winter's new live album with an intensity you won't hear on other live albums. And with good reason: Johnny Winter And's performance on those nights was some of the rockin'est music ever played. The ambience and feeling of the record-ings are also remarkable. You can feel the warmness and energy of Winter's music as soon as the record starts playing. A good many people who think they know what Johnny Winter sounds like are going to be surprised by this album. Of course we think the biggest response to his live performance will just be a couple of words. Like:"Hey Mister, you got the new Johnny Winter album?

The Dutch newspaper "De Telegraaf" reviews Johnny Winter AND Live and Edgar Winter's White Thrash

Transcript of this newspaper article Van het Albino-front valt redelijk nieuws te melden. Johnny Winter en Edgar Winter zijn na een lange periode van gezamenlijk optrekken uit elkaar gegaan en zij hebben beiden een nieuwe groep ge-ormeerd. Dat zat er al lang dik in, want de muzikale ideeën van Johnny en Edgar liepen van meet af aan nogal uiteen. Toch heeft Edgar Winter vriJohnny Winterel alles aan broer Johnny te danken. In zijn kielzog koerste hij naarstig mee naar wereldroem en hij was ook niet vies van 't storm-achtige onthaal dat Johnny Winter overal werd toebedeeld.

Het verschil zat 'm voornamelijk hierin: Johnny is de pure bluesknakker gebleven, Edgar wilde kennelijk meer. Deze weken zijn er twee LP's uitgekomen van de gebroeders - met-de-witste-haar-dos, "White Trash" van Edgar en "Johnny Winter And" van Johnny, die naast een even spierwitte hoofdtooi nog over een ontstellend schele blik beschikt. In 1968 werd er over Johnny in Rolling Stone geschreven en dat was de aanleiding tot een session met Mike Bloomfield en Al Kooper. Die session werd aangevuld met enkele goeie jongens van Fleetwood Mac. Johnny's naam was gemaakt en hij speelde met Jimi Hendrix, Steve Stills en andere muzikanten van wereldklasse.

Nu de beide albinootjes tegelijkertijd een LP hebben uitgebracht, waarop de broertjes elkaar niet zo overduidelijk beïnvloeden (Johnny speelt slechts één nummer "I've got news for you" mee op Edgar's "White Trash"), slaat Popscore's voorkeur toch naar Johnny Winter door. Johnny is de echte, rauwe, pure jemigen gebleven, de gi-gantische stamper die je met zijn muziek volkomen door elkaar schudt. Wat ons betreft mag hij echter nu "Johnny B. Goode" en "Jumping Jack Flash" wel eens van zijn platen weglaten, want nu kennen we het wel. Maar zo'n rock'n roll-medley (met Great Balls of Fire, Long tall Sally en Whole lotta shakin' on) gaat er altijd wel in.

Het beste nummer — met uitstekende gitaarsolo's (van Johnny zelf en sologitarist Rick Derringer) —is zonder twijfel het "It's my own fault". Broer Edgar zoekt het een beetje op de soultoer: achter-grondstemmetjes, een boel blazers, die erg veel naar Chicago en Blood, Sweat & Tears luisteren, waardoor zijn muziek niet zo levensecht aan-doet. "Fly away" bij voorbeeld is een zeer geciviliseerd nummertje dat — wat ons betreft — door Blue Mink gezongen had kunnen worden. (Er zit wel een Janice Bell bij de stemmen; misschien een zuster van Madeline). "Save the planet" heeft veel weg van een spiritual van een paar opgejaagde Edwin Hawkins-singers en daar zaten we echt niet op te wachten.

Wel erg goed is "Playing that rock 'n roll" en het gaaf-gezongen "Dying to live". Van de beide CBS-LP's gaat de voorkeur toch maar weer naar Johnny en dat zal de pas-opgerichte fanclub (Johnny Winter Society, Wittenstraat 159, Amsterdam t.a.v. Peter Nonneman) wel plezier doen.  

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