Johnny Winter, the award winning blues rock guitarist and vocalist has given Friday Music the keys to over four decades of his archived live & unreleased recordings. This critically acclaimed series is now being presented on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!
Kicking things off is the ultra-rare three decade old tour performance 2 LP set of some of his most revered classics like Jumpin Jack Flash Johnny B. Goode as well as a bonus live recording of the Stones classic Its All Over Now A collection like this is a blues lovers and audiophiles dream! Enjoy.
All master recordings are owned and controlled by Johnny Winter and are compiled from the authorized Johnny Winter Music archives.
Johnny Winter, vocals & guitars
Jon Paris, bass & harmonica
Bobby T., drums
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered From Original Master Tapes
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music
2. Johnny B. Goode
3. Messin With The Kid
4. Help Me
6. Come On In My Kitchen
7. Rollin and Tumblin
9. Jumping Jack Flash
10. Bony Maronie
12. Its All Over Now
"Johnny Winter has been flattening audiences since he blew out of Texas like a white tornado in 1968. At the tail end of the blues revival when British blues rockers were co-opting America's only indigenous art form, Johnny staked his claim to the title of reigning blues guitar hero with blinding chops as hot as a jalapeno and authentic blues feel as deep, wide and muddy as the Rio Grande.
"Johnny's studio releases are an unparalleled record of the evolution of a blues master who has never stopped growing and perfecting his unique artistic vision of the music as a living, breathing entity meant to be expressed with spontaneity and unbounded enthusiasm in concert. To the everlasting gratitude of his fans, he has recorded a tremendous number of his shows, amassing an archive of forty plus years of musical treasures. They are now being carefully and painstakingly mastered and will be released over the next several years as the Live Bootleg Series on Friday Music.
"Volume One covers a collection of Johnny's vintage performances featuring bassist Jon Paris and drummer Bobby T, his power trio at the time playing with fiery abandon and thundering drive. From his signature hair-raising scream of A Little Rock and Roll! that introduces Johnny B. Goode to his stomping bonus track cover of Bobby Womack's R&B classic It's All Over Now, this musical journey is one of blues and rock, heart and soul. If there is any doubt that he is the premier interpreter of the Rolling Stones, one need only to listen to his cataclysmic version of Jumpin' Jack Flash, to dispel any rumors. It's no wonder Keith and Mick gladly handed him their Silver Train to cover. Any Texan worth his salt and tequila includes Freddie King's Hide Away in his repertoire, but Johnny knows it from the inside out and makes the well- worn classic his own. Ever conscious of his true roots in country blues, he delivers a Southern fried Rollin' and Tumblin' for the ages, stamping it as bonafide with his slashing slide guitar. Further demonstrating his versatility, his original, brooding Stranger makes a case for this overlooked aspect of his talent.
"As Johnny is quick to point out when anyone calls his recent resurgence as a comeback, But I never went anywhere! These priceless, previously unreleased live recordings only further serve to fill in the gaps in a legacy that continues to be added to with every passing contemporary show and recording." - Dave Rubin - Guitar Player Magazine