Recorded for Germany's Rockpalast live concert TV series in 1980, Blues-Rock Legends, Vol. 1 might catch the Commander some time past his vinyl peak, but he still packs one helluva punch in concert, and this 18-track trawl through the Lost Planet Airmen's lengthy catalog serves up some of the weirdest, wriest rock & country blues-pop you could hope for…
On the classic 1972 live album Roadwork, Edgar Winter immortalized the words, when introducing brother Johnny: "Everybody asks me…where's your brother?" It's a question that fans have besieged both Winters with for over two decades, and now Johnny gets a chance to return the tribute with his latest. Edgar does in fact guest on the sessions, blowing sax and tinkling keys on a few tracks, and dueting with big bro on a superb, seasonal rendition of "Please Come Home for Christmas".
eMedia Blues Guitar Legends. Teaches 10 monumental blues songs by artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Includes original artist recordings synched to an animated fretboard. Learn through complete, note-for-note transcriptions with standard notation or tablature, plus multi-speed MIDI audio tracks. Built-in accessories include an automatic tuner, metronome and recorder. Includes a guitar pick!
In the Blues Rock Master Class DVD, Guitar World's own esteemed associate editor Andy Aledort teaches you beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of blues rock guitar. Learn to play shuffles like Stevie Ray Vaughan, make your ax sing like Eric Clapton, solo like Duane Allman, and command the 12-bar blues like Johnny Winter. With more than 90 minutes of lessons, this DVD will help you play like a blues master in no time!
After two stellar sets for the independent blues label Alligator Records, Johnny Winter wisely changes things up on his third Alligator LP. He brings in Dr. John to play organ on "Love, Life and Money" and, more prominently, piano on "Tin Pan Alley." He plays a National steel guitar on "Bad Girl Blues" (a blues about lesbians!) and uses his slide with another National on "Evil on My Mind." And, most significant, he reunites with his old rhythm section of bass player Tommy Shannon and drummer Uncle John "Red" Turner (with whom he played from the late ‘60s to 1970) on "See See Baby," "Shake Your Moneymaker," and "Broke and Lonely." Particularly on those three tracks, he sounds like the blues-rock singer/guitarist who garnered so much attention when he first emerged from Texas as an "overnight" national star in 1969. Those days have passed, but Winter has matured into a dependable blues musician able to shine in a variety of styles and bring out the best in his fellow musicians.