Johnny Winter, An Introduction To Johnny Winter

John Morthland

By John Morthland

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Early cuts from the famed albino bluesman, collected.

These 1960-67 sides, released mostly on obscure Texas labels, don't always have the flash or technique of Johnny Winter's initial output after he became a star, but they carry at least as much feeling, and are often more fun. “Ease My Pain” represents the era's white blues revival at its best, while the jumping, fluid “Creepy” is anything but.