Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Remembering Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter, among the greatest of blues guitarists, passed away at 70 last Wednesday. The Texas-born Winter, who recorded with one of his blues heroes, Muddy Waters, was renowned for his fiery, high-octane playing and raw vocals. Performing above in Barcelona, Spain, 1990, he applied his blistering slide guitar to Elmore James' "Stranger Blues."


Michael J. Mand said...

Rolling Stone Magazine called Winter the 68th greatest guitar player in the world. I went through mu collection and I couldn't find 67 guitar players that I thought were better. That's why I discount lists that rank in order - unless the parameters are objective, definitive and verifiable. Suffice it to say that Winter was one of the best.

Jeff Tone said...

Suffice it to say that I wholeheartedly agree!