Post Number: 4127
|Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2006 - 4:33 pm: |
Post Number: 517
|Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2006 - 9:40 am: |
With Steve Cropper on Rythm guitar no less.
Post Number: 54
|Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 8:56 am: |
Rock and ROLL!
I also spotted G.E. Smith (I always liked him) and "Duck" Dunn back there I think.
Post Number: 57
|Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 2:11 pm: |
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah! That was from the Dylan tribute concert (Neil Young dubbed it "Bobfest"); Booker T. and the MGs were the house band. I just found out it's available on DVD--my wife is excited because, unlike the CD version of the show, the DVD includes Sophie B. Hawkins (yikes!) doing what I call her little striptease version of whatever Dylan song it was she sang.
Post Number: 912
|Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 6:27 pm: |
There MUST be something better than slide guitar . . . I just can't think of anything right now.
Used to play with a truly terrifying slide player who played one of those 3-pickup ASATs with a spark-plug socket as a slide. Just wonderful, and ASATs would cut through anything.
I grew up in Beaumont, Texas, several years behind Edgar and Johnny. I always used to get their schoolbooks as our names ended commonly in 'W'. I'll never forget seeing Johnny walking through downtown one day in the late 60s in a purple tye-dye jumpsuit and that white hair in a ponytail down to his waist . . . 'normal' people were just parting on the sidewalk like the Red Sea. This was the summer after he'd scored big with Johnny Winter And on Columbia, he was a BIG deal. Though my favorite iteration was Edgar's White Trash horn band where Johnny and Rick Derringer were frequent participants. Lots of Boogie Kings, BarKays, influence, with that unique Texas/Louisiana blend of TBone meets The Meters.
J o e y
Post Number: 913
|Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 6:31 pm: |
Just thinking about White Trash, that whole end of things . . . DAMN I'm stranded in a ProTools, can't sing, can't play, can't make a crowd dance, sampled, looped, quantized, digital world!
Ok . . . I feel better.
J o e y
Post Number: 4139
|Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 8:38 pm: |
I've always felt that if someone wanted to learn how to play the blues, they should listen to Johnny.
I have a memory from the summer of '73. I was visiting with a couple friends who were both very good guitar players, and we were listening to Johnny Winter And. Both of these guys were fingering along with the record. I think they knew every lick on the album.