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Album Review

Various artists: Alligator Records: 50 Years of Genuine Houserockin’ Music

Read "Alligator Records: 50 Years of Genuine Houserockin’ Music" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Maybe this half-century commemoration of the jny: Chicago-based, blues-focused label should have been titled, “The Last of the Independents." Almost alone of the mid-major labels that formerly thrived in the 1980s and '90s by specializing in non-mainstream styles of music, Alligator has managed to navigate stunning changes in the music business--from the vinyl of LPs and 45s to cassettes and CDs, and then, most recently, the virtual collapse of the retail record business and wholesale pivot to online ...

Film Review

Live in Sweden 1987

Read "Live in Sweden 1987" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Johnny Winter Live in Sweden 1987 MVD Visual 2016 * * * * C'era la neve a Stoccolma, a gennaio del 1987. E questa non è certo una novità. Ma nella capitale svedese c'erano anche Johnny Winter e il suo trio, senza dimenticare che a sorpresa era stato coinvolto per l'occasione anche un ospite prestigioso come Dr. John, all'anagrafe Malcolm John “Mac" Rebennack, pianista che sa essere raffinato ed elegante ma anche diretto e ...

Film Review

Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty

Read "Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty" reviewed by Doug Collette

Johnny Winter Down & Dirty Megaforce Records2016 Johnny Winter's life and times were so colorful that even a painstakingly conceived and executed documentary such as Down & Dirty almost begs credibility. Yet as closely as the film delves into the albino bluesman's lifestyle in his later years, on the road and off, it makes a viable case that his album Still Alive and Well (Columbia Records, 1973) was just the first step in his road ...

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Johnny Winter And Live

Read "Johnny Winter And Live" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Johnny Winter And Johnny Winter And Live Columbia 1971 There is no other live rock and roll disc that is both so wrong and so perfect at the same time. Johnny Winter led a power trio in the early 1970s supplemented by guitarist Rick Derringer (who later broke through with the Derringer original “Rock and roll Hoochie-Coo" which Winter had also recorded). This particular live recording, Johnny Winter And Live smacks ...

Extended Analysis

Johnny Winter: True to the Blues - The Johnny Winter Story

Read "Johnny Winter: True to the Blues - The Johnny Winter Story" reviewed by John Kelman

With the release of From His Head to His Heart to His Hands earlier this year, Legacy Recordings proved it was possible to put together a career-spanning retrospective, even if the artist's discography--in this case, the late blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield--spanned several disconnected labels. Now, less than one month later, Legacy does it again with yet another bluesman who, over the years, has also lost much of the visibility and a lot of the commercial success he achieved from the ...

Film Review

Johnny Winter: Live Through The '70s

Read "Johnny Winter: Live Through The '70s" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Johnny Winter Live Through The '70s Music Video Distributors 2008

Johnny Winter: Live Through the '70s is a treasure trove of rare, hard-to-find, powerful and lively electric guitar masterpieces. Featuring very good video (for its age) and clear (if a bit low in volume) sound, this DVD culls Johnny Winter's most incendiary performances during classic rock's heyday--the '70s. The fifteen performances on this DVD are more than memorable--they are unforgettable. Winter's backing ...


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