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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 07:30 AM
I was fortunate enough to have seen Johnny back in the late 70s late 80s and once in 1990!Every time it was a scorching show!But i saw a recent show on video by him and i gotta tell you it was quite sad.It's sad enough he has to be helped on stage because he is not that old.And it's that really old slow boring blues.This is not the Johnny Winter i grew up with and remember i can't even believe he is doing gigs.I am not saying anything bad about him I just think it's kinda sad.He's playing out here soon and a friend of mine invited me and i graciously passed.There are probably quite a few that still like his live shows but for me i will just stick with his albums.Although he is still a legend!

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 07:38 AM
Legend, yes.

I too have seen him back a few years, so to see him at this age is ... different.

I remember watching Saturday Night Live one night, back when GE Smith was doing the music. When they cut to commercial break, they'd always give the band a few seconds...and there sitting on a stool was none other than Johnny Winter.

He wasn't the musical guest, he didn't appear with whomever the musical guest was...he was just there sitting in with the house band...pretty cool.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 07:39 AM
I think he just releases, or is about to release, Archive Vol 3

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 07:46 AM
I saw Johnny many times in the 1970's. Those "lightnin' licks" might be gone, but I'd still go to see him. Just slow down and watch him sitting in that chair. The music that comes out may be a little slower but it's coming from his heart and more importantly, his soul. Feel the pain. that's what his blues are all about these days. A legend, yes.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 07:50 AM
I'm seeing Johnny next Saturday night in Madison, IN. It'll be the first time I've seen him since the 70's. I'll report back after the show

BTW the openers for Johnny are Jimmy Hall, and Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 07:51 AM
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I think he just releases, or is about to release, Archive Vol 3



It would also be cool to see a remaster of the Johnny Winter And Live album!

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 08:00 AM
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It would also be cool to see a remaster of the Johnny Winter And Live album!


As well as a remaster of the "Johnny Winter And" album that is only available in a crappy sounding import.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 08:45 AM
I saw Johnny many times back in the 70s and 80s and he was always "white hot". I always thought he was a better opener than headliner, because he always seemed to kick it in the ass when he was the first act on the stage. I think the best time I ever saw him was when he opened for Alvin Lee of 10 Years After in the early 80s. Amazing!. IMO I always thought he did the best version of the Womack tune "Its All Over Now' Johnny used to play My Fathers Place all the time back in the day.
 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 08:54 AM
I saw JW's sit-in at the Beacon in '07. I too was saddened when they helped him out to a chair, as he looked so frail. Though he only did 3 songs, and maybe he saved up his energy for that, I thought his playing and voice sounded very good. I'd go see him again if I could.

I don't think I've ever seen Derek look happier on stage than when he was watching Johnny play. It was a good moment.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 08:58 AM
He's partially blind thats why he's helped to his stool. I'm just happy he's still performing live.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 09:21 AM
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He's partially blind thats why he's helped to his stool. I'm just happy he's still performing live.


Hasn't he always been partially blind?

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 09:31 AM
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I saw Johnny many times in the 1970's. Those "lightnin' licks" might be gone, but I'd still go to see him. Just slow down and watch him sitting in that chair. The music that comes out may be a little slower but it's coming from his heart and more importantly, his soul. Feel the pain. that's what his blues are all about these days. A legend, yes.


Rusty you are right on... I have seen young Johnny and have seen him recently. When he breaks out that old Firebird and does Highway 61, all I can do is stand there and watch in awe and reverence.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 09:31 AM
Sadly Johnny still has to play because of some very bad management in the past. Glad he can still do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 10:09 AM
His Live Bootleg Series Volumes #1, #2, and #3 ( just released a couple of weeks ago )
will burn hot molten red blues through your stereo speakers. Do yourself a favor and pick up all three of the cd's.
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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 01:10 PM
The first time I saw Johnny Winter was when he performed with Muddy Waters when they put those two albums out during the late 70's. I became a true believer when he was in the trio with Jon Paris on bass and I loved that band. Paris pushed Johnny on and everytime I saw Winter he absolutely shredded. I have gone to 1000 shows in over 32 shows and one of the best shows I ever saw was on a 4th of July around 1980 or so when Winter played at the original Lone Star Cafe (the one with the iguana on it). Just incredible stuff.

I also saw him with the Allmans last year and thought he was surprisingly good given his frail condition. Bottom line is enjoy him for what he is while he is still around.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 01:57 PM
Muddy Waters said Johnny Winter was his adopted son.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 03:55 PM
I went to see him at a small venue about a year and a half ago. While he had someone guide him to the stage and he did sit down, his performance was in no way impacted by those things. He played and sang very well. I'd go see him again in a heart beat There are a lot of artist that sit during their shows as they get older. Johnny is over 60. His fingers were like lightening. Johnny still plays the blues very well. Very loud.

PS: my 15 year old son got to meet him and get an autograph after the show.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 05:47 PM
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I was fortunate enough to have seen Johnny back in the late 70s late 80s and once in 1990!Every time it was a scorching show!But i saw a recent show on video by him and i gotta tell you it was quite sad.It's sad enough he has to be helped on stage because he is not that old.And it's that really old slow boring blues.This is not the Johnny Winter i grew up with and remember i can't even believe he is doing gigs.I am not saying anything bad about him I just think it's kinda sad.He's playing out here soon and a friend of mine invited me and i graciously passed.There are probably quite a few that still like his live shows but for me i will just stick with his albums.Although he is still a legend!


I was lucky enuff to see Johnny just a week or two after his 1st LP came out at the 1968 Memphis Country Blues festival..man,he was amazing...also that week-end at the fest. I saw Bukka White,Mississippi John Hurt,Nathan Beauregard,Furry Lewis,Insect Trust,The Bar-Kay's & a bunch of other act's.It was the 1st Fest.I ever attended.I was in High School at the time...I rem. Canned heat was a head-liner,but had to cancel...as i recall,Henry "Sunflower" Vestines wife had been killed in a car accident....

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 06:12 PM
God bless Johnny Winter!

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 08:48 PM
I too have seen Johnny several times , in 1978 , 1992 , and three times this decade and there was only one dissapointing show in 2000 . I saw Johnny last month at the Ottawa Blues Fest and it was a highlight of the Festival for me , he sounded good , played great .
Sure he is getting older , everyone does , go see him he may surprise you , he was better the last two times I saw him than he was in 2000 .

 

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  posted on 8/10/2008 at 10:25 AM
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I was fortunate enough to have seen Johnny back in the late 70s late 80s and once in 1990!Every time it was a scorching show!But i saw a recent show on video by him and i gotta tell you it was quite sad.It's sad enough he has to be helped on stage because he is not that old.And it's that really old slow boring blues.This is not the Johnny Winter i grew up with and remember i can't even believe he is doing gigs.I am not saying anything bad about him I just think it's kinda sad.He's playing out here soon and a friend of mine invited me and i graciously passed.There are probably quite a few that still like his live shows but for me i will just stick with his albums.Although he is still a legend!


If I understand it right, his ills are all related to bad genetic coding. A friend caught him last year and said that aside from the challenge of getting on the stage and off, he was spectactular and sharp.

 

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  posted on 8/10/2008 at 10:37 AM
Cut him some slack already.

Johnny has been legally blind since the 70's and nearly died from a stroke several years back.

That stroke also caused him to have to re-learn the guitar.

I loved seeing him in the 70's and 80's and I'll take my kids to see him while we still can.





 

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  posted on 8/10/2008 at 10:45 AM
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Cut him some slack already.

Johnny has been legally blind since the 70's and nearly died from a stroke several years back.

That stroke also caused him to have to re-learn the guitar.

I loved seeing him in the 70's and 80's and I'll take my kids to see him while we still can.

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  posted on 8/10/2008 at 11:13 AM
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Cut him some slack already.

Johnny has been legally blind since the 70's and nearly died from a stroke several years back.

That stroke also caused him to have to re-learn the guitar.

I loved seeing him in the 70's and 80's and I'll take my kids to see him while we still can.







 

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  posted on 8/10/2008 at 11:35 AM
Go Johnny go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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