Johnny Winter True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (4-CD)

List Price: $59.98
SALE PRICE: $53.98
You Save: $6 (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days

Add to Cart
Save for Later
Format: CD  (4 Discs)
Item:  SNYL 74085

Related products:

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2014
  • Label: Sony

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Bad Luck and Trouble
  • 2.Mean Town Blues
  • 3.Mike Bloomfield's Introduction of Johnny Winter [Live At the Fillmore East]
  • 4.It's My Own Fault [Live At the Fillmore East]
  • 5.I'm Yours and I'm Hers
  • 6.Mean Mistreater
  • 7.Dallas
  • 8.Be Careful With a Fool
  • 9.Leland Mississippi Blues [Live At Woodstock]
  • 10.Memory Pain
  • 11.Highway 61 Revisted
  • 12.Miss Ann
  • 13.Hustled Down In Texas
  • 14.Black Cat Bone [Live At the Royal Albert Hall]
  • 15.Johnny B. Goode [Live At the Royal Albert Hall]

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Eyesight To the Blind [Live At Atlanta Pop]
  • 2.Johnny Winter's Intro [Live At Atlanta Pop]
  • 3.Prodigal Son [Live At Atlanta Pop]
  • 4.Mean Mistreator [Live At Atlanta Pop]
  • 5.Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
  • 6.Guess I'll Go Away
  • 7.On the Limb
  • 8.It's My Own Fault
  • 9.Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • 10.Good Morning Little School Girl [Live At the Fillmore East]
  • 11.Mean Town Blues [Live At the Fillmore East]

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Still Alive and Well
  • 2.Rock Me Baby
  • 3.Rock & Roll
  • 4.Rollin' 'Cross the Country
  • 5.Hurtin' So Bad
  • 6.Bad Luck Situation
  • 7.Self Destructive Blues
  • 8.Sweet Papa John
  • 9.Rock & Roll People
  • 10.Harlem Shuffle - (featuring Edgar Winter)
  • 11.Bony Moronie
  • 12.Roll With Me
  • 13.Tired of Tryin'
  • 14.Tv Mama
  • 15.Walkin' Thru the Park
  • 16.I Done Got Over It - (featuring James Cotton / Muddy Waters)

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.One Step At a Time
  • 2.Honest I Do
  • 3.Nickel Blues
  • 4.Talk is Cheap
  • 5.Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
  • 6.Bon Ton Roulet
  • 7.Don't Take Advantage of Me
  • 8.Master Mechanic
  • 9.Mojo Boogie
  • 10.Stranger Blues
  • 11.Illustrated Man
  • 12.Hard Way
  • 13.Highway 61 Revisisted [Live At the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration]
  • 14.Maybellene - (featuring Vince Gill)
  • 15.Dust My Broom - (featuring Derek Trucks)

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Brad Tolinski.
Recording information: Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT (03/18/1977); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (03/18/1977); Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (03/18/1977); New York, NY (03/18/1977); Pirate's World, Dania, FL (03/18/1977); Red Label Recording Studio, Winnetka, IL (03/18/1977); Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL (03/18/1977); The Fillmore East, New York, NY (03/18/1977); The Hit Factory, New York, NY (03/18/1977); The Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI (03/18/1977); The Oakland Coliseum, CA (03/18/1977); The Record Plant, New York, NY (03/18/1977); The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (03/18/1977); The San Diego Sports Arena (03/18/1977); The Schoolhouse, Westport, CT (03/18/1977); The Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, Middle G (03/18/1977); The Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, CA (03/18/1977); Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, TX (03/18/1977); Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Bethel, NY (03/18/1977); Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT (04/17/1970); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (04/17/1970); Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (04/17/1970); New York, NY (04/17/1970); Pirate's World, Dania, FL (04/17/1970); Red Label Recording Studio, Winnetka, IL (04/17/1970); Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL (04/17/1970); The Fillmore East, New York, NY (04/17/1970); The Hit Factory, New York, NY (04/17/1970); The Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI (04/17/1970); The Oakland Coliseum, CA (04/17/1970); The Record Plant, New York, NY (04/17/1970); The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (04/17/1970); The San Diego Sports Arena (04/17/1970); The Schoolhouse, Westport, CT (04/17/1970); The Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, Middle G (04/17/1970); The Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, CA (04/17/1970); Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, TX (04/17/1970); Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Bethel, NY (04/17/1970); Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT (07/05/1970); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (07/05/1970); Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (07/05/1970); New York, NY (07/05/1970); Pirate's World, Dania, FL (07/05/1970); Red Label Recording Studio, Winnetka, IL (07/05/1970); Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL (07/05/1970); The Fillmore East, New York, NY (07/05/1970); The Hit Factory, New York, NY (07/05/1970); The Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI (07/05/1970); The Oakland Coliseum, CA (07/05/1970); The Record Plant, New York, NY (07/05/1970); The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (07/05/1970); The San Diego Sports Arena (07/05/1970); The Schoolhouse, Westport, CT (07/05/1970); The Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, Middle G (07/05/1970); The Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, CA (07/05/1970); Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, TX (07/05/1970); Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Bethel, NY (07/05/1970); Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT (08/18/1969); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (08/18/1969); Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (08/18/1969); New York, NY (08/18/1969); Pirate's World, Dania, FL (08/18/1969); Red Label Recording Studio, Winnetka, IL (08/18/1969); Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL (08/18/1969); The Fillmore East, New York, NY (08/18/1969); The Hit Factory, New York, NY (08/18/1969); The Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI (08/18/1969); The Oakland Coliseum, CA (08/18/1969); The Record Plant, New York, NY (08/18/1969); The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (08/18/1969); The San Diego Sports Arena (08/18/1969); The Schoolhouse, Westport, CT (08/18/1969); The Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, Middle G (08/18/1969); The Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, CA (08/18/1969); Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, TX (08/18/1969); Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Bethel, NY (08/18/1969); Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT (10/16/1992); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (10/16/1992); Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (10/16/1992); New York, NY (10/16/1992); Pirate's World, Dania, FL (10/16/1992); Red Label Recording Studio, Winnetka, IL (10/16/1992); Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL (10/16/1992); The Fillmore East, New York, NY (10/16/1992); The Hit Factory, New York, NY (10/16/1992); The Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI (10/16/1992); The Oakland Coliseum, CA (10/16/1992); The Record Plant, New York, NY (10/16/1992); The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (10/16/1992); The San Diego Sports Arena (10/16/1992); The Schoolhouse, Westport, CT (10/16/1992); The Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, Middle G (10/16/1992); The Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, CA (10/16/1992); Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, TX (10/16/1992); Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Bethel, NY (10/16/1992); Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT (12/13/1968-10/03/1970); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (12/13/1968-10/03/1970); Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (12/13/1968-10/03/1970); New York, NY (12/13/1968-10/03/1970).
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Jim Marshall ; Robert Knight ; Eddie Kramer; Robert Altman; Chuck Pulin; Ebet Roberts; Norman Seeff; Urve Kuusik; Jay Blakesberg; Steve Banks; Bob Gruen; Elliott Landy; Jan Persson; Paul Natkin; Amalie R. Rothschild; Susan Winter; Art Maillett; Bob Minkin; Jerry Darvin; Mark Temme.
There has always been more to the Johnny Winter story than meets the eye, and if stepping into the role of a whirlwind albino electric blues guitar player from Texas with a brilliant slide style was the very role he was born to fill, he took a while to get there. For starters, he was born in Mississippi, which might explain something, and then grew up in Texas, where he played clarinet before switching over to guitar at the age of 11. Early on he played country before discovering the blues, and realizing there was no money and little future in playing the blues, he turned to studio pop in the early '60s. Times change, though, and by the end of that decade Winter had returned to the blues, where being an amazing electric guitar player with a roaring voice brought him his true calling. That's where this four-disc, 56-track box set picks up the story, the first such set to span the commercial and in-the-public-eye portion of Winter's career, beginning in 1968 and running all the way through to his Roots album, which was released in 2011, deftly drawing on some 27 albums from various labels, including Liberty/Imperial, Columbia, Blue Sky/Epic, Alligator, Point Blank/Virgin, Friday Music, Collectors' Choice Music, Megaforce, and Legacy. It's an impressive catalog of blistering slide runs and manic, propulsive blues shuffles, stomps, and boogies, all delivered with Winter's roar of a voice. Winter's career has made him nothing short of a monument, really, in the postmodern blues world, an iconic player who could take a song like Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" (included here) and make it his own, turning out what is perhaps the definitive version of it in much the same manner that Jimi Hendrix did with Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower." It's an apt comparison, really, because although Winter never quite had the theatric flair that Hendrix had (one can't imagine Winter burning a guitar on-stage, for instance), he may have been just as responsible for the idea of modern power blues, and certainly no one has done it longer or done it any better than Johnny Winter. This box set presents a huge slab of that legacy. ~ Steve Leggett

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Music Categories:
Email Icon
Get Email Alerts for Johnny Winter

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 79,452
  • UPC: 888837408523
  • International Shipping: 4 items

Top ranking titles in the Pop / Rock genre:

Top ranking CD: