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I just recently found out that Johnny Winter had passed away last year. I was saddened by this because Johnny was an awesome blues singer and guitarist. I had the privilege back in the early 90’s to hear him in concert. It was a very small, intimate setting, and I enjoyed it so much more than the huge rock concerts I’d attended in earlier days.

I imagine more people have heard of his brother Edgar Winter. He had a couple of big hits in the early seventies, “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride”. (Those are the two I remember most, but I’m sure there were more.) Edgar was more main stream, but I much prefer Johnny’s style.

For your listening pleasure, I’ve picked out a few of Johnny’s songs.

This first one is “Sound the Bell”. I picked it mostly because of his speed on the guitar in this song.


This next one is “Be Careful With a Fool”. Very bluesy.


And this one is a real treat for me. Two of my favorite blues singers/guitarists TOGETHER. Johnny Winter and Muddy Waters! I think that first song is called “Mannish Boy”, but I’m not 100% sure. The second one is “Got My Mojo Working”. The video quality is poor, but the music…pure bliss.


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