The Johnny Winter Story

Johnny Winter's Live In Germany '84

Live in Germany 1984 (LP)
Live in Germany 1984 (LP)

Johnny Winter's Live In Germany '84

AS-LP 584-2

Excellent stereo - Stuttgart June 20 ' 84

See also Johnny Winter Be Good, Live in Essen

  1. Honky Tonk
  2. Don't Take Advantage of Me
  3. It's My Life Baby
  4. Bad Luck & Trouble
  5. Highway 61 Revisited
  6. My Soul
  7. Johnny B. Goode
  8. It's all over Now
  9. Talk to your Daughter;
  10. Tell the Truth (with Edgar '72)
  11. interview


Somewhere in the deep heart of America it this very moment is a men or woman, black, white or brindle, who, if properly promoted, properly packaged. properly booked. and handled. could be bigger than Elvis Presley and the Beatles put together. The question is where? Or. if you him who? When the December 1968 issue of Rolling Stone mentioned almost in passing, in an article on the Texas scene, a totally unknown cross-eyed albino who played Delta blues, New York club owner Steve Paul snapped like a divining rod that had at last found water. He left on the first plane toTexas and didn't return until he'd tracked down the pale thin cowboy with the pale white hair and the black, black voice. Johnny Winter may not be exactly the legendary unknown destined to reign as the greatest song hero since Bob Dylan. but he was an exciting discovery to make early in 1969 when everyone had seen everything except a cross-eyed albino who could sing. Columbia Records believed in him to the extent of a six figure contract and his lean white presence and silky hair brought an unexpected new twist to the musical scene already heavily dominated by a Black is Beautiful philosophy. Once the first flurly of excitement was over, however. the big question that needed to be raised was, could Johnny Winter have made it if he'd been, say. Jewish and from o. like Mike Bloomfield? Yes, said the ecstatic New York Times said the doubters. All in all, it became one of the more pleasant subjects to argue about in that drab winter. America's first albino bluesman learned his sound from the black radio stations he listened to as n child. When he firm became a professional entertainer in Texas (Johnny Winter and the "Black Plague". he called himself and his groip later renamed "It and Them" with his brother Edgar) he played just hits and little blues , just hits of the time, rhythm and blues and soul) material. Nobody played blues for fun or profit in the reek and roll decade (1956-66). Then the blues revival of 1967-68 got underway and when Steve Paul, entrepreneur extroordtraire.of the New York music scene, met the albino boy wonder of the Lone Star State, his big selling point was that Johnny had aright toeing the blues, just like anyone else. By mid-1969 Winter's vintage blues had clicked with most of the insiders and tastemakers, batting the one or two who always dissent fashionably. Then the mass media moved in and lulled him. to everyone's astonishment, as the most talented end irresistible freak since Tiny Tim If the pitch didn't show where he wasn't musically, it at least sold a lot of records and nobody, but nobody (not Bob Dylan, not the Beatles. not anyone) is ever likely to knock dial Lilian Roxon

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