Sunday, February 23, 2014

Johnny Winter Remains True To The Blues

























It looks like the biggest musical “oh-god-I-gotta-have-it!” item this year may just be True To the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story , which arrives via Sony’s Legacy Recordings this Tuesday (February 25, 2014).

The four-disc package–which includes 56 tracks spanning 27 albums–hits the streets two days after Winter celebrates his 70th birthday with a show at the B.B King Blues Club & Grill in New York.

One of the many highlights of True To the Blues  is bound to be the King-penned “It’s My Own Fault”, which captures Winter sitting in with Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield at the Fillmore East in December of ’68. In the audience that night was a friend of famed record-mogul Clive Davis, who put the bug in his ear about this shit-hot albino blues-rocker from Texas. MORE HERE & HERE

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