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Thu Jul 17, 2014, 10:03 PM

Johnny Winter, one of the best all time blues guitar players and brother of rock legend Edgar Winter

died yesterday at age 70. He and his brother both suffered from Albinism and as young kids growing up in my hometown of Beaumont, Texas, were stuck inside the house all day out of the sun. Their mother bought them musical instruments which they took to like ducks to water. Both could play dozens of instruments, but it was the guitar that really sang while in his hands. He struggled with heroin addiction for much of his life, and his parties at my sister and brother-in-law's house were downright crazy, but the jam sessions were unreal! He was always polite and reserved the times that I met him. For a good article on his life and a sample of his genius see David Marchese's story at Rollingstone "A Lion in Winter: A Tribute to the Guitar Icon![link:Rollingstone.com|

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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 10:09 PM

1. Mean Town Blues

 

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 10:25 PM

3. I am going to miss him, thanks that is great!

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Thu Jul 17, 2014, 10:18 PM

2. "I'm going to Dallas, I'm gonna take my razor and my gun, 'cuz there's so much shit in Texas...

 

...you're bound to step in some."

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 10:31 PM

4. I love his fast blues! He gave my sister a a Dobro guitar and slide. I used to play around with it

Wish I had learned to play, but watching Johnny in her house made me think you could never learn to play like that, because I couldn't if I tried!

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