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Whoopin [VINYL] [Import]

Sonny Terry, Johnny Winter, Willie Dixon Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (17 Oct 1990)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • ASIN: B00008EN66
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,618,754 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The master of country blues harmonica met the super-hot guitarist and the great blues bassist in a terrific super session produced by Johnny Winter.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars whoopee 26 Jun 2002
By doublegone TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee were all very well as an acoustic folk blues duo, but lets face it, they hated each other's guts and sometimes their playing got a little formulaic.
Brownie followed the Carolina school of playing which is quite lovely, and it contrasted with Sonny's raspier approach to both vocals and harmonica.
You always got that feeling though that Sonny was holding back.
Well this album is where they threw the gates open and let the Mississippi monster inside him out for a canter.
The sound is plain nasty, and I mean that in a good way. If you like what the North Mississipi Allstars are up to these days then you will love this record. Sonny's vocals are harsher and more satisfying than you will hear on his hundreds of other recordings. His harpin gets lowdown and lonesome too. Up against this is some really sleazy slithery delta guitar from Johny Winter.
Altogether a real eyeopener for fans of Sonny's work. And if you don't know anything about him, this is a good place to start.
Nasty blues, not widdly diddly blues rock boy waistcoat wearin nonsense.
Whatya doing sitting their gawping. Get your card out...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whoopin' 19 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this on vinyl when it first came out and it was wonderful. It still is. Sonny & Willie great blues fathers, and Johnny bringing out the best in them.
A truly great session'
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Backporch Jam at it's best! 4 Oct 2001
By James Pitac - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Recorded in three days, Whoopin' is a gritty stomp from the true Mississippi Delta tradition. Absolutely no fillers in this collection. Recorded live with no overdubs, Sonny Terry blows and sings with the fervor of the best, and Johnny Winter's slide work smokes from start to finish. Willie Dixon provides the authentic juke joint slap bass. The only question you'll have after hearing this is why the promotions dept. wasn't sacked for not getting the word out on this release. Get it.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very nice latter-day album 14 Jan 2004
By Docendo Discimus - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Saunders Terrell was 72 when this album was recorded, but he sounds as healthy as always, and his joyous whoops still pepper his singing.
Johnny Winter plays excellent, gritty blues behind Sonny Terry, Willie Dixon slaps the upright bass, and drummer Styve Homnick lays down a tough, shuffling backbeat on these ten songs which include one instrumental, and excellent renditions of "I Got My Eyes On You", "Ya Ya", and the infectious, up-tempo boogie "Hooray, Hooray, This Woman Is Killing Me", as well as yet another take on the classic "Worry No More / It Hurts Me Too"-tune, this one titled "Burnt Child", and a swinging, folkish "Crow Jane".
It's a bit of shame that Sonny Terry's harmonica isn't amplified, but otherwise, this is a really strong session, the arrangements are excellent, and Sonny's voice is a powerful as ever.
4 1/2 stars - highly recommended.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An underappreciated classic. 25 Oct 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Johnny Winter applied his deft touch to this outstanding recording with Sonny Terry and Willie Dixon. As with the four brilliant Blues Sky recordings he produced for Muddy Waters this set is a killer. Winter's playing is always at it's best when he is in the presence of a Blues Master. He is more restrained and supportive, less invested in overwhelming the music as he is in supporting the artist. Sonny is in top form. It's hard to imagine he was near the end of the road at the time of this effort. His was a remarkably vital and inspired performance. This is a modern-era classic of the blues, at a time that the blues was gasping it's last authentic breath. Essential...Simon
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He did it till the end .. 30 Sep 2005
By David Booker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Man this is a rockin little record :A nice scenario where we see the acoustic classic harp, and spot -on vocals of Sonny with an electric country blues rhythm section behind him . Nothing I know of recorded by Sonny was ever done this way and i'm so glad we have this most enjoyable blend of blues left behind by Sonny for us to dig forever. The late Willie Dixon, Steve Homnyk, and Producer / Guitar legend Johnny Winter are the band here ,and the whole thing is a pure joy to listen to. Uncluttered rockin acoustic/electric country blues; A true classic .One of the best Alligator Records releases ever .
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT SONNY'S BEST EFFORT. 12 July 2000
By deepbluereview - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
SONNY TERRY IS A COUNTRY BLUES HARMONICA PLAYER WHOSE TRADEMARK "WHOOPIN" RECALLS A LATE NIGHT HOE-DOWN. TERRY HAS PERFORMED SOLO AS WELL AS WITH MANY OF THE GREATS INCLUDING LEADBELLY, LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS, BIG JOE WILLIAMS, AND WOODIE GUTHERIE.
WITH RESPECT TO THIS CD, TERRY IS JOINED BY JOHNNY WINTER WHO PRODUCES AND PLAYS SLIDE GUITAR AND PIANO, THE GREAT WILLIE DIXON ON BASS AND STYVE HOMNICK ON DRUMS. THE END RESULT IS A DELTA STYLE BLUES CD WHICH KEEPS THE "WHOOPIN" TO A MINIMUM.
WHILE THERE ARE SOME STANDOUTS ON THIS CD SUCH AS "I GOT MY EYES ON YOU" AND "BURNT CHILD", THIS IS NOT TERRY'S BEST WORK. PRIOR TO RECOMMENDING THIS CD, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU LOOK INTO TERRY'S "WHOOPIN' THE BLUES: THE CAPITOL RECORDINGS 1947-50" OR "BROWNIE MCGHEE AND SONNY TERRY SING". EITHER OR BOTH CD'S WILL GIVE YOU A BETTER SENSE OF THIS MAN IN HIS HEYDAY.
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