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5.0 out of 5 stars AAWWSOME!, 25 Feb 2014
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This review is from: True To The Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (Audio CD)
I first became a Johnny Winter fan when I was 17 and at the Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music (sounds like R3 LOL) 1970.

I was just about to go to sleep as it was raining and midnight - when I heard this incredible guitar and lion's roar of a voice - so put all clothes back on, left boyfriend and rushed down to the stage again. I think I made it in 2 minutes as he was into his second song but heard the whole of 'Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo" and I was in LOVE. Even Jimi Hendrix himself was supposed to be in the audience that night.

The many live tracks catch this living legend (who is touring this year for his 70th birthday) you feel right back there - in fact they're even better than the studio ones - we are dealing with a genius here.

56 tracks, 4 x CDs and not a single duff track. Bargain!

PS Happy Birthday Johnny!
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Initial post: 28 Feb 2014 11:20:45 GMT
babytrina says:
It would be helpfull IF there were more details-#unreleasde tracks?Which years recorded?Which band/lineup?year recorded?out takes?is remastering bad/good/great?.ps-didn't know it was already out!+---headsup:there's a great live"Bootleg"series,w/excellent sound,officially released,btw./also.I rec.New Clem Clempson*(ex-humble pie/Jack Bruce/Colosseum,gtr)"In the public interest/Mike Bloomfields new box set(prod.byAl Kooper!!)Leslie Wests new cd"Still Climbing"*(best cd/lp,since orig.Mountain!!!!)<+J.Winter/J.Lang are guests!and-New,cheap!!:-) Box set,of complete show"Humble Pie,In Performance@the Fillmore.

Posted on 11 May 2014 18:19:31 BDT
Lewis Dye says:
Yes I was at that one too, and agree that JW was on fire. Led Zep were pretty good too. I think you'll find Hendrix was in Hawaii at the time. I used to have a bootleg cassette of JW's set, long lost alas, but pretty good sound quality and worth getting if you see it.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2014 03:06:07 BDT
babytrina says:
At atlanta pop fest.,right?Order of quality?Cactus#1;Johnny winter abd#2;10 years After#3;Mountain#3;Hendrixr?#4-was rote/uninspired per./Procol Harum,were great too,feat.R.Trower on gtr:-) /re:thisbox set,as w/ Bloomfield box setzShould've had a lot more live&unreleased stuff.!look what they're able to do W/ten yrs.after! Why not remaster&include 100% of Johnny Winter and@pirates world,Danis,'s heavilly edited**(esp.Rick Derringer set!)+dam overdubs.I was there,&--taped that show to cassette.compared to what was relessed?a great,inspired.One show--greatly diminished!dam it.+you'd think sony'd do it:his best alltime seller!:-) :-) :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2014 15:35:58 BDT
Man, that post was hard to read! I've read it 3 times and I'm still not sure I got the gist of it.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2014 07:06:32 BDT
babytrina says:
Ok,I was at the Atlanta Pop fest.,where Johnny Wintet And,debuted,I believe.Those performances appear,for the 1st time,on this compilation.There a many unreleased live performances,still unreleased.This 'box set'could've been far juicier/tempting/substancial.W/tracks from the LP he did,W/jazz flautist Jeremy Steig*(also on cbd/sony/columbia,btw)or,tracks from the LP,on Capitol Records,he did W/James Cotton;The rest of the show+outakes,from BOTH NIGHTS,of'Johnny Winter Ans@Pirates World,Dania,Fla.:I was thete,tapped :-) !!the show myself,on cassette,&-believe you me:it's HEAVILLY EDITED<-&-lots of set-are missing,esp.50%of Rick Derringers medley!!!+,lots of fixes/overdubd,too.AND,at the west palm beach pop fest,there was an INCREDIBLE<!!'jam',w/Winter,JANIS JOPLIN!&-the Vanilla Fudge Rhythm section,of:Carmine Appice-&-Tim Bogert.NEXT,I rated,in order of MUSICAL QUALITY/INSPIRATION,the performances -at Atlanta Pop Fest.,is most<of the above*(there's a few typos).A BETTER,more complete/well researched job-could/should have been done,considering Johnnys stature.NOW,RIP.massive,incalcuable loss.Gigantic hero of mine,&-still unmatched,in ability/diversity/skill,or,inspiration.Waiting,w/baited breath,-&-incredible sadness/joy,to hear his 'last sigh,from the bridge of sighs.LOVED HIM MADLY../2nd box set,please/much better 'curated'.,btw.there's an official,limited ed.bootlrg series,that's administered by (now)Winters mgt.+family,that's astounding,from many eras.all<are must buys.also,check out Winters playing,on last SLY STONE cd,on Cleopatra (usa label)ok?Manuel,aka babytrina.clearer???
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