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"With his covers of 'Highway 61 Revisited' and 'Like a Rolling Stone,' Winter turns Dylan's songs into personal statements of his own."
Personnel: Johnny Winter (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, harp, mandolin, drums); Rick Derringer (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, background vocals); Randy Jo Hobbs (vocals, background vocals); Muddy Waters (vocals); Dan Hartman (guitar, piano, background vocals); Floyd Radford, Pat Rush (guitar); Jon Paris (harmonica, bass guitar, background vocals); Edgar Winter (saxophone, alto saxophone, piano, harpsichord, organ, keyboards); Tom Strohman (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Albert Wynn Butler, Terry Ogolini (tenor saxophone); Norman Ray, Steve Eisen (baritone saxophone); Karl Garin, Don Tenuto (trumpet); Jim Exum (trombone); Mark "Moogy" Klingman, Pinetop Perkins (piano); Ken Saydak (keyboards); Jeff Ganz (upright bass, electric bass, 8-string bass, fretless bass); Tommy Shannon, Charles Calmese (electric bass); Tom Compton (drums, percussion); Tom Hambridge, Bobby Torello (drums, background vocals); Bobby Caldwell , Richard Hughes , Red Turner, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Chuck Ruff (drums); Dave Still (tambourine); Barbara Massey, Peggy Bowers, Elsie Senter, Carrie Hossell, Lani Groves, Mark Epstein, Tasha Thomas, Carl Hall (background vocals).
Recording information: Bill Graham's Fillmore East, NY; Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA; Pirate's World, Dania, FL; Royal Albert Hall, London, England; Sports Arena, San Diego, CA; Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, CA; The Bottom Line, New York, NY; The Vulcan Gas Company Nightclub, Austin, TX.
Johnny Winter has been delivering his hard-edged brand of Texas blues to the world at large since the 1960s, and this two-disc collection covers nearly every phase of his long career. Winter's blues roots were so deep that he was able to produce and play on some of Muddy Waters' greatest latter-day records, but as we hear over the course of THE JOHNNY WINTER ANTHOLOGY, he often hopped back and forth across the line between blues and rock. He brings a rock & roll energy and freneticism to blues standards like "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" and "Rollin' and Tumblin'," but his take on blues-rock is more rooted than most, even when he's pushing the pedal to the floor on a cover of Rick Derringer's classic-rock chestnut "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo."