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Voted one of the top 100 guitarists of all time in Rolling Stone Magazine Johnny Winter is a guitar hero without equal. Signing with Columbia Records in 1969, he immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues with a powerful combination of authentic Texas funk and his own high energy interpretation for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via ... Read more in Amazon's Johnny Winter Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 29, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B000000WI6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,098 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Let's face it, from start-to-finish this is a very enjoyable CD.
Roland Messier
Johnny proves again and again why he is the most accomplished electric blues guitar player that has ever lived.
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All I can say is the thieves had good taste in music, as they took almost my entire collection.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Tim Evans on January 31, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This collection of masterpieces covers the full range of blues styles and offers something special for every blues enthusiast. Some of the most gripping, heart wrenching blues wizzardry that you will hear anywhere is on this album. Johnny proves again and again why he is the most accomplished electric blues guitar player that has ever lived.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By P.J. Le Faucheur on January 7, 2004
Format: Audio CD
1991 wasn't a really good year for blues but this album as well as John Lee Hookers "The Healer" continued to burn the flame during that dark peroid.
EVERY track on this one is totally fabulous...Johnnys voice is at its peak, his guitar work is incendiary and the greatest thing about this album is the feeling throughout that Johnny and his band ( who are also 100% superb!) are really enjoying every moment of it.
Billy Branchs harp work is stunning and Dr. Johns piano is practically in flames, especially on that last track " You Lie Too Much" (c.d version only/bonus track).
This c.d goes so well together with Johnnys two previous c.ds " Guitar Slinger" and the merciless "Third Degree"...they all have the same very high level of energy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Right after I played this for the first time, the fire alarm in our building went off. I think it was just coincidence, but it was appropriate, because Johnny smokes through the entire CD.
It took a couple listens before I got used to his singing, which seems smoother than on his other CDs. I like the more tortured way he sings.
Standout cuts: Illustrated Man, title cut, any of the four with Dr. John on piano. Johnny Winter fans won't be disappointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roland Messier on February 13, 2003
Format: Audio CD
When I first heard "Illustrated Man" on a blues show on the local jazz radio station, I had to get this CD. Being a longtime Johnny Winter fan, I was not disappointed! This is some of the hottest blues guitar playing and singing you'll ever hear! My favorite song is probably the third track, "Life is Hard", which features some beautiful blues vocals by Johnny as well as a nice piano solo by the legendary Dr. John, who also helps out on three other tracks. Other noteworthy songs are the title track, "Medicine Man", "Blue Mood", "Got to Find My Baby", and "You Lie Too Much". Let's face it, from start-to-finish this is a very enjoyable CD. Johnny has definitely left his mark as one of the all-time legendary contemporary bluesmen like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and this is a must for any true fan of Johnny Winter and the blues.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Docendo Discimus on September 7, 2003
Format: Audio CD
1991s "Let Me In" features thirteen primarily electric songs, a good, sympathetic little band, and guest appearances by harpist Billy Branch and R&B-veteran Dr John. The good doctor plays piano on several tracks, getting off a particularly terrific solo on "Sugaree", and Billy Branch's amplified harp duets with Johnny Winter's gritty slide guitar on the WInter-penned slow blues "If You got a Good Woman", and plays tasteful fills on a fine cover of Jimmy Reed's "Shame Shame Shame".

"Let Me In" is certainly one of Winters' better latter-day efforts. It featuring some magnificent, blazing guitar playing (of course it does), and a number of really good performances, including the energetic opener, "Illustrated Man", and the magnificent acoustic title track, a Son House-like slide guitar blues right out of the Delta. Johnny Winter is one of the best white musicians I have ever heard play the acoustic slide guitar, and this song brings back memories of his masterful playing on Muddy Waters' "Hard Again" album.

And the goodies keep coming. The aforementioned "If you Got a Good Woman" channels the late, great Elmore James, Winter plays a smouldering electric solo on the soulful, if uncharacteristic, ballad "Life Is Hard", and he and Mac Rebennack show off their chops on the swaggering Dr John-penned blues-rocker "You Lie Too Much". Oh, and don't forget to notice the jazzy throwback "Blue Mood", a slow, smoky number penned by 50s songwriter Jessie Mae Robinson.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 1, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is a fantastic CD by blues genius Johnny Winter. The man is unsurpassed in his guitar playing and it's evident here. Everyone should own this CD. I love that "Illustrated Man"!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By political idiot on November 17, 1998
Format: Audio CD
This is Johnny's best CD since "Guitar Slinger" in the mid eighties. Forget Jonny Lang, Johnny Winter plays blues the way blues was ment to be played.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By F. J. PRISCO on October 5, 2009
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I know, I know; all you wanted to do was lay down and relax, and then someone had to go and put this into the changer. What's that feeling, down in your feet? What's that -- you want to get up and *move*? -- maybe even *dance*? There really must be something wrong with you, boy -- better get yerself checked out before you succumb to boogie fever or rock-and-roll flu!

Well. It's not likely you've even come to this page without having serious interest in the white-haired guitarist from Texas, so I won't presume you don't know just what Johnny Winter is all about.

I will however go against the grain of Winter-fandom and proclaim Johnny's two 1990's releases as being every bit as good as the early releases he's best known for -- even better, IMHO, than the "JW And" era. Those early releases tended toward excessive soloing -- the hallmark of the age, really, and Johnny was as much a harbinger as practitioner of the style.

These Pointblank releases, however, find Johnny just right: it's all Johnny (just as he should be) but finally framed at his best. His singing is emotive and expressive, and so is his guitar. The band is his regular trio, totally in sync with his Johnnyness. Guest appearances are fantastically appropriate (especially Dr John!), and the song styles give a nice variety. Simply put, it's Johnny at the top of his game, front to back. [Just as good: the followup release, HEY WHERE'S YOUR BROTHER?]

Personal favorites include "The Illustrated Man" (so perfect for him, it's surprising he didn't write it), T-bone Walker's "Blue Mood" (here done acoustically), and "Hey You", which plumbs the depths of social inquiry in the guise of the most hoppin' party tune ever -- not only will you be smiling, but you should also be exhausted enough to finally get that nap you were wanting beforehand :)
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