Tuesday, 25 January 1994: "5 Points", Jacksonville.
Saturday, 2 April 1994: The Main Event, Toledo Ohio. Johnny Winter.
Guitar Player - 1 Mar 1994
Five re-releases: It doesn't matter what cast or what arrangement
- the white man plays the blues. And this - like always - from the deepest grounds
of his soul. Winter's originals can stand beside the tastefully interpreted
covers; his fluid guitar style is anyways far beyond any doubt. While SAINTS
AND SINNERS (****) has got some mellow soul sounds, JOHN
DAWSON WINTER III (****), also released in 1974, is dominated by straight
rock 'n' roll. The albino is here also absolutely in his elements. The overwhelming
live album TOGETHER (*****) - recorded in 1976 with keyboard brother Edgar
Winter - links both genres with exuberant intensity and playing fun. Especially
to emphasize is the soulful interpretation of the classic "You've Lost
That Lovin' Feelin'". Two years later, WHITE, HOT & BLUE (*****) came out without any horns and background
singers. Blues of the very best manner - dry, cut down to the essential. Just
as good, but with some more stylistic variations is RAISIN'
CAIN (*****) from 1980: strong bluesrock, and Dylan's Like A Rolling
Stone performed with the power of Hendrix.
Title: SCREAMIN' & CRYIN'
Muddy's Blues taught by Johnny Winter.
Monday, 14 March 1994: Coyote's, Louisville, Kentucky
This performance (2 hours +) is in the midway, between the "old days" (1969-1993) and the "new days" (from 1996 on). Johnny then is a 50 years old lord, his playing & singing are still masterful but in a slower speed, although faster and much better than on the "new" shows (from 1996 on). Tom Compton & Jeff Ganz are excellent, as always. Actually it's a fine performance overall, with the exception of the "love light medley" which is SUPERB, with 25 minutes of the "old" magic and fluency. This is the last show of the "Jeff Ganz era" that has surfaced till now. And, I hate to admit, it marks the end of a golden era, in its 25 years jubilee.
BRQ - Blues Revue Quartely , Spring 1994
Blues Revue Quaterly with Johnny Winter on the Front Cover. BRQ's Slide Issue Featuring: Elmore James,
Lil'Ed Williams, Dave Hole, G.G. Snakeboy, and the 1994 Ultimate Rhythm & Blues Cruise Johnny Winter
Thursday, 31 March 1994: Big Dogs', Iowa
- She likes to boogie real low
- Ssick & tired
- You keep saying that you're leaving
- White line blues
- Sky is crying
- Medley: Turn on your love light / happy birthday to Tom Compton / Fast life rider
- Last night (first encore)
- Illustrated man (second encore)
Good Times (Germany), Sep 1994
Short article on Johnny WInter to celebrate his 50th anniversary
ME/SOUNDS Sep 1994
For the 25 years anniversary the "3 days of peace
and music" are offered concentrated in a packet: Probably meant to
get the taste is BEST OF WOODSTOCK (***), which compiles the highlights
of the original record sets. The originals are re-released digitally remastered:
the triple pack WOODSTOCK and the double pack WOODSTOCK II (****)
come in their original form for the first time on CD. With a 32 page booklet,
deluxe box and at least four CDs is WOODSTOCK - 25TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (******) not only a highlight for aged flower children: The partly superbe appearances
Clearwater Revival, Janis
Joplin, Johnny Winter and The Band, which haven't been released
for legal reasons, complete the known recordings. For those to who this package
is too expensive the above mentioned treasures are also delivered as a single
disc as WOODSTOCK - LOST PERFORMANCES (*****).