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I know nothing of his music, but I know he was loved and respected by a huge number of people on both sides of the performing stage.

He is probably the scariest person that I remember seeing when I was a younger child:

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I saw him last year, he played a club here in Oxford. He could barely walk, and played a tiny electric guitar, as it was all the weight he could bear, he walked out to a chair on stage and someone set the guitar on his lap, and he went to town, still had it.

I actually saw him in Knoxville about 20 years prior to that. It was quite a contrast, but still great both times.
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This makes me sad. The 1969 live album Johnny Winter And is one of my all time favorites. Still Alive and Well kicks ass as a studio album and covers of Rolling Stones tunes beat the originals. I preferred Winters brand of Texas style blues over SRV. Johnny's playing sounded more raw and as mean as an abused pit bull.
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scribidinus wrote:
This makes me sad. The 1969 live album Johnny Winter And is one of my all time favorites. Still Alive and Well kicks ass as a studio album and covers of Rolling Stones tunes beat the originals. I preferred Winters brand of Texas style blues over SRV. Johnny's playing sounded more raw and as mean as an abused pit bull.


His was one of the best concerts I ever saw. It was in Kalamazoo and there was hardy anyone there. We moved up close to the stage and he performed like it was a packed stadium. No one could play as fast as him.

I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan twice, but his concerts were not as memorable as that one.

What an amazing musician.
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RIP.

One more off the list of blues greats I will not get to see / did not get to see.

He will be missed.
For what it is worth... to encourage sibling rivalry.... I always liked Johnny's sound to Edgar's....
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Sometimes I still warm up with a little of this version of Let It Bleed. A couple weeks ago I was noodling on my bass and fell into Silver Train. Both are Mick and Keef tunes. I still know how to play Cheap Tequila (written by Rick Derringer) off this album and the live version of Jumpin' Jack Flash on Johnny Winter And trumps the original Stones.

Like slide guitar? If you just type Johnny Winter into the youtube search bar I guarantee you Mean Town Blues and Highway 61 Revisited will be on the first page.
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For my money, the greatest rock and roll intro ever:



R.I.P. Mr. Winter.
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No! Just found out - I've put the first album on as tribute.

Gutted. Quite simply an amazing man. I never did get to see the old desperado live...soblue

Apart from being a performer etc he helped rediscover,produce, and introduce several artists to a younger generation - check out the version of "Mannish Boy" he did with Muddy Waters.

Inspired me to to pick up a bottleneck. I'm pretty choked up right now, we'll no doubt raise some glasses and have a toke in his honour. Go easy, brother.
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