The Johnny Winter Story

Johnny Winter Life and Career during 1991

Introduction

In 1991 Johnny Winter changes recording company and started recording for Pointblank Records, the higlight of 1991 is the release of the album "Let Me In"

This page covers Johnny Winter performances, concerts and tours during the year 1991, use the links and quickly jump to the year: 1990 , 1991 , 1992 , 1993 , 1994 , 1995 , 1996 , 1997 , 1998 , 1999 .

 

 

 

 

The album "Let me in" is nominated for a grammy award for "Best contemporary blues recording".

Movie Soundtrack: Rush 1991

Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo by Johnny Winter

Starring:Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Greg Allman

Synopsis: In the 1970s, a narcotics agent and his rookie female partner go undercover to bust Texas drug dealers. Cut off from everyone around them, the two become intensely dependent on one another and have difficulty resisting the temptations of the world they are there to subvert. Soon their drug usage becomes more than a cover, and they rapidly descend into the world of full-blown addiction.

 

Johnny Winter Joins the stage with Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, Joe Cocker, Huey Lewis, Mick Fleetwood, Gregg Allman, Al Kooper, Albert Collins during a special tribute show at Madison Square Garden for John Lee Hooker.

Douglas J. Noble - Winter's tale

Douglas Noble Interviews Johnny Winter

 

CD Review, Jan 1991, Volume VII, Number 5

Review of A "Lone Star Kind Of Day" on page 30.

Reviewed of Definitive Blues library and selected Johnny Winter "Nothin' But the Blues" as #35 of 50 on page 47.

Friday, 8 February 1991: Hammerjacks, Baltimore, Maryland

The Johnny Winter Hammerjacks show has been released on the unofficial Johnny Winter DVD: "The Luckiest Man Alive"

    Setlist
  1. Sen-sa-shu
  2. Can't lose what you never had (this song is the Muddy Waters classic, best known by Allman Bros. version on the "Win, Lose or Draw"
    album)
  3. You're Hummbuggin' Me
  4. "Outside Woman Blues" this song is very well known by the Cream from their second album "Disraeli Gears". It's written by "Reinolds" and several old blues guys have recorded it long before Cream.
  5. Mojo Boogie
  6. Stranger Blues
  7. Be Careful With A Fool
  8. Jumping Jack Flash
  9. It's All Over Now

 

 

 

Saturday, 9 February 1991: The Bayshore, Sundance, Long Island, New York

  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. Give it back
  3. Messin' with the kid
  4. Bbe careful with a fool
  5. Outside love [sung by Jeff Ganz]
  6. Mojo boogie
  7. Stranger blues
  8. Johnny b. goode
  9. 1st encore: It's all over now
  10. 2nd encore: Okie dokie stomp

Monday, 11 February 1991: Iron Horse , Northampton, Massachusetts

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. Crosscut saw
  3. Sun is shining
  4. Be careful with a fool
  5. Ain't just like a woman
  6. Mojo boogie
  7. Stranger blues
  8. Don't take advantage of me
  9. Johnny B. Goode

Thursday 14 February 1991: Club Vogue, Willimantic, Connecticut

  1. Hideaway
  2. Don't take advantage of me
  3. Red house
  4. Ain't just like a woman
  5. Mojo boogie
  6. Gypsy woman [rare rendition of Muddy Water's classic]
  7. Johnny b. goode
  8. Outside love [sung by Jeff Ganz; he said this unknown song is penned by Tommy Cosgrove(?who?)]
  9. It's all over now the encores, played non-stop:
  10. Help me
  11. Sleepwalk [beautiful version for the Santo & Johnny classic]
  12. Okie dokie stomp
Johnny Winter Club Vogue 1991 Ticket Stub

Friday, 22 February 1991: The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Crosscut saw
  3. That's all right [Jimmy Rodgers' slow blues]
  4. Just a little bit
  5. Politician [sung by Jeff Ganz]
  6. Mojo boogie
  7. Stranger blues
  8. Be careful with a fool
  9. Johnny B. Goode
  10. It's all over now
  11. Okie dokie stomp

Saturday, 23 February 1991: Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-Sa-Shun
  2. Help Me
  3. Don't Take Advantage Of Me
  4. Be Careful With A Fool
  5. happy birthday singalong, Feelin' Alright(Jeff Ganz) Vocals
  6. Johnny B Goode
  7. Mojo Boogie
  8. Mean Town Blues
  9. Rollin' And Tumblin'
  10. Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo
  11. Instrumental
  12. It's All Over Now

Blues Life / Impressum (Austria) Nr 56 Apr 1991

An article about Bug Henderson with a photo of Bug together with Johnny. Also a review.

Impressum Blues Life
Bugs Henderson and Johnny Winter in the late 1970s Johnny Winter In Vienna

 

Thursday, 21 March 1991: Club Dimensions, Highland, Indiana

Saturday, 23 March 1991: Vic Theater, Chicago

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-Sa-Shun
  2. The Sun Is Shining
  3. V-8 Ford Blues
  4. Don't Take Advantage Of Me
  5. You Can't Judge
  6. Book By The Cover(Jeff Ganz - vocal)
  7. Mojo Boogie
  8. Mean Town Blues
  9. Rollin' And Tumblin'
  10. Johnny B Goode
  11. It's All Over Now
  12. Instrumental

Tuesday, 26 March 1991: uthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  1. Sen-sa-sun
  2. Sun is shining
  3. You're humbugging me
  4. Be careful with a fool
  5. Mean town blues [great version! With "leavin' blues"]
  6. Mojo boogie
  7. Johnny b. goode
  8. It's all over now
  9. Rumble
  10. Okie dokie stomp

Sunday, 14 April 1991: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    Setlist:
  1. sen-sa-shun
  2. boot hill
  3. messin' with the kid
  4. mean mistreater
  5. serious as a heartattack
  6. you don't love me
  7. mojo boogie
  8. if you got a good woman
  9. shake your money maker
  10. johnny b. goode
  11. knock on wood
  12. wildwood flower

May 1991: Four-city "Benson and Hedges Fourth Annual Blues Tour"

Thursday, 6 June 1991 - Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Shame, shame, shame
  3. Illustrated man
  4. Blackjack
  5. You're humbugging me
  6. Born under a bad sign [sang by Jeff Ganz]
  7. Sugaree
  8. Mojo boogie [Johnny mistook all the first strophe, mixing the actual lyric with "black cat bone" lyrics]
  9. Red house
  10. Johnny b. goode
  11. Rumble

Tuesday, 11 June 1991: Theatre East, El Cajon, California

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Got to find my baby
  3. Black jack
  4. You're humbuggin' me
  5. Born under a bad sign
  6. Mojo boogie
  7. Blue mood
  8. Ain't just like a woman
  9. Johnny b. goode
  10. Okie dokie stomp

Saturday, 15 June 1991: Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, Texas

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbugging
  3. Blackjack
  4. Mojo boogie
  5. Can't judge a book by its cover [sung by Jeff Ganz]
  6. Ain't just like a woman
  7. Blue mood [Johnny says "it's from the next album will be out in a couple of months]
  8. Johnny B. Goode
  9. Sun is shining
  10. Okie dokie stomp

Sunday, 21 July 1991: Peppermint Club, Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Setlist:
  1. Hideaway
  2. Got find my baby
  3. No more dogging
  4. Blue mood
  5. Illustrated man
  6. You don't love me
  7. Mojo boogie
  8. Red house
  9. Okie dokie stomp
  10. Can't buy me love (yeah, the beatles song!)
  11. Susie Q
  12. Rumble

Monday, 22 July 1991: Jaxx, Springfield, Virginia

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbugging me
  3. Don't take advantage of me
  4. Blue mood [great 10 minutes version! Johnny says "it's from the new album will be out in two weeks]
  5. Shame, shame, shame [rare]
  6. Born under a bad sign [vocals by Jeff Ganz]
  7. Mojo boogie
  8. Shake your money maker
  9. You lie to much [rare]
  10. Johnny B. Ggoode
  11. Rumble
  12. Okie dokie stomp

Thursday, 25 July 1991: Chameleon, Lancaster PA

    Setlist
  1. Sen-Sa-Shun
  2. You're Humbuggin' Me
  3. Illustrated Man
  4. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
  5. Sugaree
  6. Politician(Jeff Ganz - vocal)
  7. Mojo Boogie
  8. If You Got A Good Woman
  9. Shake Your Moneymaker
  10. It's All Over Now
  11. The Rumble + another Inst.

Sunday, 28 July 1991: Penn's Landing Phila PA

    Setlist
  1. Sen-Sa-Shun
  2. You're Humbuggin' Me
  3. Illustrated Man
  4. Love Her With A Feeling
  5. Mojo Boogie
  6. Shake Your Moneymaker
  7. Born Under A Bad Sign(Jeff Ganz - vocal)
  8. Got To Find My Baby
  9. Ain't That Just Like A Woman
  10. It's All Over Now

Saturday, 31 August 1991: Fairgrounds, Allentown PA

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-Sa-Shun
  2. You're Humbuggin' Me
  3. Illustrated Man
  4. Red House
  5. Shake Your Moneymaker
  6. Mojo Boogie
  7. Sugaree
  8. Sunshine Of Your Love(Jeff Ganz - vocal)
  9. Johnny B Goode

The Audiophile Voice, 1991

Review: Let Me In

Tempo (Germany), Sept 1991

Review: Let Me In

ME/Sounds (Germany), Sept 1991

Review: Let Me In

 

Friday, 6 September 1991: Ventura Concert Theatre, Ventura, California

An unofficial recording of this concert has been released as: Johnny Winter - Can't Loose the Blues

    Setlist:
  1. Got To Find My Baby (fades in)
  2. Black Jack
  3. Bright Light, Big City
  4. Illustrated Man
  5. Linda Lou
  6. Blue Mood
  7. Sugaree
  8. Rumble
  9. Mojo Boogie

Friday, 20 September 1991: Danish TV2 - Program "Eleva2ren"

Appeared in the Danish TV2 - Program "Eleva2ren"

    Songs performed were:
  1. I Got To Find My Baby
  2. You're Humbuggin' Me

Saturday, 21 September 1991: Saga, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hans remembers: great concert, Saga is an old cinema in the middle of Copenhagen, with 800 seats, but the place was crowded, 1300 people, Omar and the Howlers opened for Johnny, it was the first time I saw Johnny without Jon Paris I liked Jon better than the new guy"

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. Blow wind blow [Muddy Water's song]
  3. Got to find my baby
  4. Black jack
  5. Mojo boogie
  6. Shake your money maker
  7. Sugaree
  8. You're humbugging me
  9. Blue mood
  10. Johnny B. Ggoode
  11. Illustrated man
  12. Rumble
  13. Okie dokie stomp

Sunday, 22 September 1991: Stadpark, Hamburg, Germany

  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbuggin' me
  3. Blackjack
  4. Got to find my baby
  5. Crossroads
  6. Can't judge a book by its cover [sang by Jeff Ganz]
  7. Mojo boogie
  8. Help me
  9. Sugaree
  10. It's all over now
  11. Rumble

Monday, 23 September 1991: Tepodrom, Berlin, Germany

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbuggin' me
  3. Black jack
  4. Got to find my baby
  5. You can't judge a book by its cover
  6. Mojo boogie
  7. Stranger blues
  8. Blue mood
  9. Sugaree
  10. Mess around
  11. Okie dokie stomp
  12. Rumble

Thursday, 26 September 1991: Circus Krone, Munich, Germany

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbugging me
  3. Blackjack
  4. Got to find my babe
  5. Sunshine of your love [sung by Jeff Ganz]
  6. Mojo boogie
  7. Stranger blues
  8. Ain't just like a woman
  9. Blue mood
  10. Sugaree
  11. Suzie Q

Sunday, 29 September 1991: Philipshalle Dusseldorf (Germany)

Johnny Winter, special Guests: Omar and the Howlers

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbuggin' me
  3. Don't take advantage of me
  4. Got to find my baby
  5. Blackjack
  6. Shake your money maker
  7. Mojo boogie
  8. Politician [sung by Jeff Ganz]
  9. Blue mood
  10. Sugaree
  11. Johnny b. goode
  12. Illustrated man
  13. Okie dokie stomp
Johnny Winter Sunday, 29 September 1991: Philipshalle Dusserdorf (Germany)
 Guitar World October 1991, reviews the album "Let me in" by Bill Milkowski

 

Wednesday, 2 October 1991: Forum am Schlosspark, Burgersaal, Ludwigsburg

Johnny Winter with special guests: Omar and the Howlers

Johnny Winter special Guests Omar and the Howlers in Ludwigsburg 1991

 

 

Thursday, 3 October 1991: Volkhaus Zurich

Monday, 7 October 1991 : Town & Country Club, London, England

  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbuggin' me
  3. Blackjack
  4. Mojo boogie
  5. Stranger blues
  6. You can't judge a book [sung by Jeff Ganz]
  7. Ain't just like a woman
  8. Johnny b. goode
  9. Illustrated man
  10. Sugaree
  11. Rumble
  12. Okie dokie stomp

Tuesday, 8 October 1991 : One-off London date at the Town and Country club.

  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbugging me
  3. Blackjack
  4. Got to find my babe
  5. Mojo boogie
  6. Shake your money maker
  7. Sugaree
  8. Born under a bad sign [sung by Jeff Ganz]
  9. Ain't just like a woman
  10. Johnny b. goode
  11. 1st encore: It's all over now
  12. 2nd encore: Rumble
  13. 3rd encore: Blue mood
  14. 4th encore: Okie dokie stomp

Sunday, 10 November 1991: Sound FX, San Diego, California

  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. Ccan't stand she go {Jimmy Reed classic]
  3. Love her with a feeling
  4. Crossroads
  5. Sugaree
  6. Let the good times roll
  7. Blue mood
  8. You don't love me [sang by Jeff Ganz]
  9. Mess around
  10. Rumble
  11. No more dogging
  12. Okie dokie stomp

Saturday, 16 November 1991: The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco

This concert has been released onto the bootleg album: Live at the Warfield

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sha-shun
  2. I'm Good
  3. You're humbuggin' me
  4. Last Night
  5. Mess Around / Serious as a heart attack
  6. You Don't Love me
  7. Hey Joe
  8. Mojo Boogie
  9. Johnny B. Good
  10. Okie Dokie Stomp

Wednesday, 20 November 1991: The Ranch Bowl, Omaha, Nebraska

  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. The sun is shining
  3. Ain't just like a woman
  4. Sick & tired
  5. Tin pan alley [rare]
  6. Got to find my baby
  7. You're humbuggin' me
  8. Mojo boogie
  9. Shake your money maker
  10. Blue mood
  11. No more dogging [one of the first renditions, in a different way than a year later]
  12. Wildwood flower
  13. Rumble

Friday, 22 November 1991: Victoria Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Some sources say this concert was in Dec 1991, however the most reliable date is 22 Nov 1991. The bootleg of this concert is available as "Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy, Living Legends"

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-Sa-Shun
  2. You're Humbuggin' Me
  3. Black Jack
  4. Got To Find My Baby
  5. Sugaree
  6. Mojo Boogie
  7. Shake Your Moneymaker
  8. Blue Mood
  9. Born Under A Bad Sign(Jeff Ganz - vocal)
  10. Ain't That Just Like A Woman
  11. Wildwood Flower,The Rumble, another Instrumental

25 November 1991 Grand Rapids

John D Gonzalez writes a review of Johnny WInter called "Johnny Winter warms his fans" for the Grand Rapids Press

You can read the complete article by clicking on the image below

 

Thursday, 12 December 1991: Paradise Ballroom, Boston, Massachusetts

  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. Sun is shinning
  3. Got to find my baby
  4. Blackjack
  5. Sugaree
  6. Mojo boogie
  7. You're humbugging me
  8. Sunshine of your love [Jeff Ganz on vocal]
  9. Johnny b. goode
  10. Please come home for christmas
  11. Okie dokie stomp

Friday, 13 December 1991: Paradise Ballroom, Boston, Massachusetts

This concert is available on the bootleg: "Mojo Boogie"

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're Humbuggin'me
  3. Third Degree
  4. Got to Find My Baby
  5. Can't judge a book by its cover
  6. Mojo Boogie
  7. Shake your money maker
  8. Let the good times roll
  9. Ain't That Just Like a Woman
  10. Rumble
  11. Don't take advantage of me
  12. Okie Dokie Stomp

Thursday, 19 December 1991: The Academy, New York, New York

19 Dec 1991 Review of Johnny Winter in the New York Times

By JON PARELES

Johnny Winter blasted out of Texas in the late 1960's playing supercharged blues-rock, full of raspy vocals, speedy guitar lines and crashing
drums. He reached a huge audience that still shows up for his concerts; fans at the Academy on Thursdaynight spent much of the show bawling old titles like "Rock 'n' Roll Hoochie-
Koo" between songs. But more recently, he has returned to a kind of blues purism.

At the Academy, the rail-thin, heavily tattooed Mr. Winter calmly ignored the requests and led his trio in one well-tumed l2-bar blues after another, featuring songs from his new album, "Let Me In" (Pointblank/Charisma). Although most of the songs had the same structure, Mr. Winter kept them diverse: chugging or stop-time, slow or uptempo, using regular or slide uitar, with each song defined by a ull-scale arrangement, not 'ust its lyrics. He left the showing of to his bass player, Jeff Ganz, who used "Born Under a Bad Sign" as an excuse for scat singing as he played.

Mr. Winter's singing was still a burnished rasp, except when, as in a version of "Please Come Home for Christmas," he eased back to sound
conversational, almost shy. While his voice is adequate for songs about elusive women, had luck and the urge to party, he lets his guitar playing tell most of his stories.

The crowd calls for 'Rock 'n' Roll Hoochie-Koo,' but gets nothing close.

blues, which is a little more garrulous
and closer to country music than Chicago blues. He can spew out fast scales and squiggles of quick triplets, but he knows better than to fill every space with notes. His solos have a clear sense of organization, starting a
new idea in each chorus and developing it through leisurely call-and-response phrases. He might use song-like single-note lines, or set up a dialogue between high and low registers
or juxtapose pushy chords and linear
replies.

His solos are methodical, usually assembling one two-bar idea after another. But Mr. Winter wriggles freeof expectations as soon as he sets them up. In a slow blues, his solo started out with speedy lines and ended up with sustained blue notes, the reverse of most players' strategies. Mr. Winter may no longer be as raucous as his original fans would prefer,
but he has the finesse of a blues master.

The New York Times Magazine
Illuminate: the news.

Johnny Winter in the New York Times
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. You're humbuggin' me
  3. Blackjack
  4. Got to find my baby
  5. Mojo boogie
  6. Shake your money maker
  7. Born under a bad sign [sung by Jeff Ganz]
  8. Please come home for Christmas
  9. Sugaree
  10. encore: Okie dokie stomp

Friday, 20 December 1991: Toad's Place, New Haven, Connecticut

This concert is available on the album: "Black Jack"

    Setlist:
  1. Sen-sa-shun
  2. Sun is shinin'
  3. Sugeree
  4. You're Humbuggin'Me
  5. Black jack
  6. Got to Find My Baby
  7. Sunshine of your love
  8. Highway 61 revisited
  9. Please come home for Christmas
  10. Okie Dokie Stomp

 Guitar World 1991, reviews the album "Let me in" by Bill Milkowski

HIFI Vision (Germany), 1991

Review: Let Me In

 

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