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Winter, Johnny - Live Rockpalast 1979 (2011)

Johnny Winter , n , a  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Johnny Winter
  • Directors: n, a
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MVD Visual
  • DVD Release Date: July 26, 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005012UU2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,270 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Johnny Winter and his three piece band live on Germany's famous Rockpalast TV show in 1979. Straight up blues like only Johnny can deliver, lean and mean. Johnny blazes through some killer covers like the Rolling Stones' "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Suzie Q."

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Texas Guitar Wizard! February 26, 2013
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A great chance to see Johnny Winter at peak performance. If you're a fan or have a casual interest in the man and/or this style of music, this is a fantastic set too behold! Good camera angles (considering the era) and the sound is good too. For me, it's a pleasure to see the effortless flow of music that seems to never stop emanating from Johnny's fingers and brain! A great movie to watch, especially after finishing his biography (which I can also recommend!).This was a free viewing since I have Amazon Prime, but the video is now on my Wish List and I will hope to soon add it to my collection. A performance that bears multiple viewings!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great blues-rock May 4, 2012
By bosco
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Johnny's playing is excellent.Excellent tone,smooth fluid playing.Some sf the tunes seem to go on too long and wear out their welcome at the half-way point.Johnny seems frustrated that the audience is not fully embracing his return to blues after being a rock and roll guitar god throughout the seventies.All in all,a worthy performance.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yes and no March 6, 2014
By ged2phd
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There are some things to like about this video. Good video quality for the seventies, and the first half mostly rocks, tho Johnny's been better. But you should turn it off almost exactly at the midway point, because it goes seriously down hill. And not only musically. In the second half Johnny was not hiding his annoyance with the audience, who were actually quite appreciative, but apparently not enough for him. He must have said some rude things too, because the people up front looked seriously unhappy with him. Apparently they were requesting rock and roll hits, which he took to mean they were philistines who didn't get the blues. He mocked them for wanting "volume, not quality," and he even appeared to be raising his hand and giving the finger toward the end when he waded up to the front rows, and in one of the choruses of the night's last tune, he sang "Jumpin Jack Flash, it's a drag." This despite the fact that overall he was getting a warm reception, even after the tunes past the midway mark, when he played a couple of never-ending,self indulgent and repetitive blues tunes. Sure, it's authentic blues, but 20 minutes of basically one lick over and over? And yet they still applauded enthusiastically (tho not those in the front rows, who looked like they wanted to kill him.) He didn't try to hide his disgust with the audience, and it wasn't very graceful or professional.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mehhh March 1, 2014
By PhilDub
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I love the blues but for some reason I just can't watch Johnny Winters. Pretty crappy quality too. Oh well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great January 28, 2014
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great show,great musician,perfect DVD,was looking long time for this concert,finally i got this,Rockpalast TV Shows stands always for top performance
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great song selections and incredible guitar work! November 17, 2013
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The camera work is really go, especially considering when the concert was filmed; however, the best part is the music and the super guitar work by Johnny and the bass player.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Johnny at his best September 22, 2013
By Richard
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I am a huge Johnny Winter fan and this was a real treat to watch. .Not many live shows on video so that makes this even more special.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great show August 20, 2013
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A few months ago I had never heard of Johnny Winter, I came across him on youtube. Now I think he's great and it' s a shame he's not better known!
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