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(Blabbermouth)   Blues legend Johnny Winter dead at 70. Good night white man   (blabbermouth.net) divider line 85
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2014-07-17 05:16:20 AM  
Damn shame considering that his next album featuring Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Leslie West, and Joe Bonamassa will probably be the one that finally wins him the Grammy.
 
2014-07-17 07:42:38 AM  
DUH NUH, NA NUH NUH, NA NUH NUH NUHHHHHHHHH *ack*

clearly, I got nuthin.
at least the can get a tan in heaven now.
 
2014-07-17 07:54:42 AM  
I'd seen him many times over the years. Very underrated.

Amazing slide work.
 
2014-07-17 08:07:44 AM  
This definitely sucks! Saw him on TV not long ago, and he looked and sounded just fine, so this definitely comes as a shock. Pretty sure Buddy Guy's Legends over in Chicago is gonna have a badass tribute night or two for him (wish I was still in Chicago to go see that).

Him, Stevie, Pinetop, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy, and John Lee are having the mother of all jam sessions right now. RIP to a true legend!
 
2014-07-17 08:09:12 AM  
He was finally scheduled to play in my neck of the woods this December.  Bummer.
 
2014-07-17 08:12:56 AM  
First saw him at the old Ice House venue in Greenville, NC, in '71. My ears rang for a couple days afterward but I was hooked. Saw him every time he was in town, and must admit he was looking OK last year and I figured he had another decade in him at least.

Must have worn out several copies of "Live" over the years and I was listening to "Saints and Sinners" just the other day. Damn, that's some sad news.
 
2014-07-17 08:22:19 AM  
Saw him years ago... awesome player ..a bit odd ... but he will be missed. Wa looking forward to that next album too.
 
2014-07-17 08:23:49 AM  
I saw him back in 2006.  He needed help getting to his seat on the stage but he could still play like a motherfarker.
 
2014-07-17 08:27:40 AM  
RIP Johnny. Truly one of the greats.
 
2014-07-17 08:31:50 AM  
Nooooo!
I can't even count the number of times I've been to a Johnny Winter concert, last time was a year or two ago.

I lived in St.Pete in the mid 70s and he loved playing there and Tampa so much that he turned up at least 4-5 times a year (tix were 4-6 bucks back then). His energy used to put Mick to shame, and I love the Stones.
Granted he lost a lot of his chops the last 12 or so years but I didn't care. I've never seen a consistantly better slide player, it was magical.

I don't want to believe that he's gone. Are we sure? "Every now and then I know it's kinda hard to tell, but I'm still alive and well!"

/the world is a little less cool today
//RIP Johnny
 
2014-07-17 08:32:13 AM  

kling_klang_bed: This definitely sucks! Saw him on TV not long ago, and he looked and sounded just fine,


on the morning show i listen to (bo & jim on lonestar 92.5 from dallas) the guys were talking about how johnny had apparently gotten clean and sober in recent years

they also played his original version of "rock & roll hoochie coo", which was later made famous by his friend/bandmate rick darringer, and i must say his original the superior version of that song...i like rick's, but johnny did it better
 
2014-07-17 08:33:55 AM  
well that sucks.  he was looking pretty rough in this interview. damn that two snake hat band is the shiat though.
 
2014-07-17 08:45:05 AM  

TommyymmoT: Damn shame considering that his next album featuring Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Leslie West, and Joe Bonamassa will probably be the one that finally wins him the Grammy.


Besides a few nominations he did win a Grammy for "Nothin' But The Blues" with Muddy Waters band backing him.
He also produced 3 albums for Mr.Morganfield that all won Grammys. By all accounts he was an amazing producer; Muddy said that he was astonished that Johnny was able to recreate the old Chess sound.
 
2014-07-17 08:46:05 AM  
Dude could play.
 
2014-07-17 08:56:25 AM  
Never saw him play live, but damn, he could play the hell out of a guitar.  RIP, Johnny.
 
2014-07-17 09:02:01 AM  
I think he and James Cotton were the first rock concert I ever saw. MLG, 1975, in a blinding snowstorm. It was kickass. Thanks.
 
2014-07-17 09:03:05 AM  
Saw the Allmans once and Johnny came out for the encore. His band "Johnny Winter And"  (Rick Derringer, Randy Zehringer and Randy Hobbs) kicked all kindsa ass
 
2014-07-17 09:07:33 AM  
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I still love this episode where Homer mistakes them for zombies.
 
2014-07-17 09:09:53 AM  
RIP Johnny

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2014-07-17 09:11:00 AM  

Rapmaster2000: [simpsonswiki.com image 800x592]
I still love this episode where Homer mistakes them for zombies.


being still half asleep i couldn't quite think properly yet...i KNEW there was some tv joke about the brothers winter i vaguely recalled...that was it, thanks!
 
2014-07-17 09:28:32 AM  
I saw him last a couple of years ago in Columbus, OH.  He sat for the entire show and, like the previous poster mentioned, needed help to get on and off the stage.  I thought he looked pretty frail at the time.  First time I saw him was in the mid-70s, opening up for somebody (forget who).  Probably one of my first real encounters with the blues.
 
2014-07-17 09:28:55 AM  
Saw him and his people curbside at LAX a few years ago with some equipment.

I can confirm his stark whiteness.

/RIP
 
2014-07-17 09:29:35 AM  

lindalouwho: Muddy said that he was astonished that Johnny was able to recreate the old Chess sound.


CSB.....

Around ten years ago I was in Chicago for work.  With a day off the only thing I wanted to do was visit Chess Studios.  I managed to get there about an hour after they'd stopped doing tours.  I banged on the door and pleaded with a very generous man who let me in and gave me the tour of the place one-on-one.

When I stepped into the hardwood covered floor where they played the reverb of my boots on it stopped be after a few steps.  There was "that" sound I heard in so many recordings.  It's hard to describe; you hear so much from one place and then you get there in person and it just sends chills up your spine.

The place is a charity now called "Blues Heaven."  IIRC the charge for the tour was $5.  I gave them fifty and bought everyone on my Christmas list a shirt.

That place is about as much "Mecca" as I will ever know.
 
2014-07-17 09:31:02 AM  
To non-blues fans  he'll always be the maniac screaming behind Muddy Waters on "Mannish Boy:"

When I was a young boy / YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
At the age of five / WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2014-07-17 09:39:36 AM  

TimSTP: To non-blues fans  he'll always be the maniac screaming behind Muddy Waters on "Mannish Boy:"

When I was a young boy / YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
At the age of five / WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Awesome recording, no doubt.

To be fair, Johnny also did a shiat ton of rock n roll. For many years as soon as he hit the stage he screamed out "Rock and Rooollll!
 
2014-07-17 09:40:17 AM  
Slide on you crazy diamond

/RIP
 
2014-07-17 09:41:25 AM  
Terrible terrible news. a few more years and all we'll have left are souless hacks like Bonamassa.
 
2014-07-17 09:42:37 AM  
His doppelganger is that rich guy who shows up at all the NBA games, James Goldstein.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Goldstein

I would love having his money, but, for God's sake, I never want to be identified as a "superfan".
 
2014-07-17 09:53:43 AM  
I thought he looked pale.
 
2014-07-17 10:02:32 AM  

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RIP OLD MAN WINTER

 
2014-07-17 10:18:05 AM  
 
2014-07-17 10:19:21 AM  

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What is dead may never die!

 
2014-07-17 10:21:48 AM  
Second Winter is a sacred text.
 
2014-07-17 10:27:51 AM  
It's a sad day.
 
2014-07-17 10:28:02 AM  
Winter is no longer coming.
 
2014-07-17 10:33:30 AM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Saw him and his people curbside at LAX a few years ago with some equipment.

I can confirm his stark whiteness.

/RIP


His 'Rig Rundown' on YouTube is a thing of beauty. Some of those things are 30 minutes long, his is about 4.
 
2014-07-17 10:36:13 AM  
Edgar is really devastated, he must have been crying all night, his eyes are red
 
2014-07-17 10:42:35 AM  
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Goddamnitsomuch...
 
2014-07-17 10:52:43 AM  

lindalouwho: TommyymmoT: Damn shame considering that his next album featuring Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Leslie West, and Joe Bonamassa will probably be the one that finally wins him the Grammy.

Besides a few nominations he did win a Grammy for "Nothin' But The Blues" with Muddy Waters band backing him.
He also produced 3 albums for Mr.Morganfield that all won Grammys. By all accounts he was an amazing producer; Muddy said that he was astonished that Johnny was able to recreate the old Chess sound.


That stint in the late 70s, working with Muddy... dang. Really great stuff. RIP.
 
2014-07-17 10:57:45 AM  
His best album:

upload.wikimedia.org

Very few of the real guys left.

RIP
 
2014-07-17 11:09:45 AM  

bungle_jr: kling_klang_bed: This definitely sucks! Saw him on TV not long ago, and he looked and sounded just fine,

they also played his original version of "rock & roll hoochie coo", which was later made famous by his friend/bandmate rick darringer, and i must say his original the superior version of that song...i like rick's, but johnny did it better


In the mid-90s Winter put out a 2-CD set called "A Rock and Roll Collection" due to fan demand - it's a good example of his abilities as a producer since he obviously spent a lot of hours cleaning up and remastering for digital. Anyway, "Hoochie Coo" is much improved and worth your pennies.
 
2014-07-17 11:13:28 AM  

bungle_jr: Rapmaster2000: [simpsonswiki.com image 800x592]
I still love this episode where Homer mistakes them for zombies.

being still half asleep i couldn't quite think properly yet...i KNEW there was some tv joke about the brothers winter i vaguely recalled...that was it, thanks!


www.simpsonspark.com
Die you chalk-faced goons!
 
2014-07-17 11:18:12 AM  
My old bass teacher is/was the bass player to Johnny's band.  Fantastic band.  Sad to see such an amazing musician leave this earth.  Glad he was here though.
 
2014-07-17 11:42:34 AM  

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Goddamnitsomuch...


Wow, that's one hell of a week of music there (or would have been).

****
I never saw him live but my god could he play.  The world is a lesser place today.
 
2014-07-17 11:50:45 AM  
Damn shame.  I know he's been in bad health for ten years now but still a sad day.

One of my favorite songs by him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u9y7pPjs3k
 
2014-07-17 11:53:48 AM  

Blues legend Johnny Winter dead at 70.


I wonder if there is some kind of doctor who* could bring him back.

www.apptentive.com

* Not a time lord.


Fronk-en-shteen
 
2014-07-17 11:56:27 AM  
Sigh.

Saw him in 2005 for 40.00.  A steal!  I was a little concerned he'd fall off the stage a couple of times, but he done brung it.

/RIP Johnny Guitar
//Love me some "Check Out Her Mama"
 
2014-07-17 12:02:23 PM  
Sad news indeed.
 
2014-07-17 12:06:23 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Damn shame.  I know he's been in bad health for ten years now but still a sad day.

One of my favorite songs by him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u9y7pPjs3k


Yeah, I'm puzzled by all the remarks about how he looked fine above. As far as I could tell, for the last ten years, he was looking on his way out. My thought was, "This guy's still out there touring? Wow! Tough man!"
 
2014-07-17 12:21:39 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Satanic_Hamster: Damn shame.  I know he's been in bad health for ten years now but still a sad day.

One of my favorite songs by him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u9y7pPjs3k

Yeah, I'm puzzled by all the remarks about how he looked fine above. As far as I could tell, for the last ten years, he was looking on his way out. My thought was, "This guy's still out there touring? Wow! Tough man!"


He wasn't well and he was a tough man. 8-10years ago he played a benefit blues fest here - he was so sick that he had his leather jacket zipped up, and we had to get a heater to put onstage in front of him. Must have been flu chills because I kid you not - this was outdoors in July.
 
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