Johnny Winter - Rockpalast, Blues Rock Legends Vol.3 (2011)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 4:3 (720:480), 29.97fps, 8188kbps | LPCM, 2.0 | 122min | 7300Mb
Blues Rock | MIG 90367 DVD | rec: 1979 | covers
I've always been of the opinion that if Johnny Winter was paid by the note, he would be a billionaire by now. He would certainly have earned a few hundred thousand when he made this appearance in April 1979 with bass player Jon Paris and drummer Bob Torello. On this DVD it's your usual Winter performance with frenzied clusters of powerful notes, tons of terrific solos, hard grinding rhythm guitar and croaky vocals bawled out at full volume until Johnny and the audience are exhausted and delirious. He certainly puts on a show, delivering hard driving up-tempo blues standards like Messin' With The Kid, Divin' Duck and Hideaway alongside rockers like Susie Q and Johnny B Goode and then some slightly contemplative moments on the country-ish Mississippi Blues and the medley which includes versions of songs by Muddy, Sleepy John Estes and Robert Johnson.