Johnny Winter

Playlist: The Very Best of Johnny Winter

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Johnny Winter has had a longer and more varied career than most people realize, but his peak commercial years came between 1969 and 1977 when his hot guitar playing gave him a blues-rock gunslinger image, and that remains the dominant perception of this undeniably gifted musician. This 14-track set (there is an additional CD-ROM track as well) chronicles his “golden era” with key tracks from albums released between 1969’s Johnny Winter and 1977’s Nothin' But the Blues. There’s way more to the Johnny Winter story, of course, but it is the period that has come to define him, so this release will suit most casual listeners looking for a quick Johnny Winter playlist.

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