Who is Johnny Winter? He is an American blues guitarist, singer and producer. He is better known for his hi-energy blues rock albums from the late 1960’s and 1970’s. He managed to get ranked 74th in the Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” He was born on February 23, 1944 as John Dawson “Johnny” Winter III.

The performance in this DVD Johnny Winter – Live at Rockpalast makes it clear that Winter’s musical soul wasn’t entirely at peace the night he stepped before a massive audience in Essen Germany to record a performance for the popular German television program Rockpalast in 1979.

Johnny arrived armed with his Gibson Firebird, and he was on a mission to reaffirm for his audience, including millions watching the broadcast across Europe, his devotion to the blues, the music that consumed him as a young man growing up during the 1950’s and 1960’s but was later cast aside as rock stardom beckoned.

The track listing from this concert includes:

*Hideaway
*Messin With The Kid
*Walking By Myself
*Mississippi Blues
*Divin’ Duck
*Suzie Q
*I’m Ready
*Rockabilly Boogie
*Medley
*Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Below you can view a trailer of part of the concert with Winter singing “Suzie Q”.

If you like listening to the blues then you might like this DVD, Johnny Winter Live at Rockpalast. You can click on the Amazon link above if you want to order a copy for yourself.

Jan Barrett

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