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."

2 comments:

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!