Raisin' Cain

Raisin' Cain

The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter

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Author Mary Lou Sullivan sat with Johnny Winter for hours of exclusive, no-holds-barred interviews, covering the guitar slinger's entire career. From toughing it out in Texas to his appearance at Woodstock, his affair with Janis Joplin, his stadium-filling tours, and washing out on drugs and the temptations of the road before finally fulfilling his dream of becoming a 100-percent pure bluesman, resurrecting the career of Muddy Waters, and winning a Grammy Award for his effort, this is a raucous roller coaster of story. Rolling Stone magazine has called Johnny Winter one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Ripped off and beaten down by unscrupulous managers, strung out, living the extreme highs and extreme lows of an uncompromising musician, Johnny is a true rock 'n' roll survivor. Signing with Columbia in 1969 for the largest advance ever paid a musician (which led to his appearance at Woodstock, recently reissued in the deluxe Woodstock Experience box set) he has jammed with guitar heavies Hendrix, Clapton, and the Allman Brothers. He is a legend and an icon, paving the way for fellow Texas superstars Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top. Along the way he has gone from boom to bust and back again, but has never lost his lust for his own brand of blues. Still on the road, playing hundreds of gigs a year to his devoted, adoring fans, Johnny, like this book, is the real deal.
Author Mary Lou Sullivan sat with Johnny Winter for hours of exclusive, no-holds-barred interviews, covering the guitar slinger's entire career. From toughing it out in Texas to his appearance at Woodstock, his affair with Janis Joplin, his stadium-filling tours, and washing out on drugs and the temptations of the road before finally fulfilling his dream of becoming a 100-percent pure bluesman, resurrecting the career of Muddy Waters, and winning a Grammy Award for his effort, this is a raucous roller coaster of story.
Rolling Stone magazine has called Johnny Winter one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Ripped off and beaten down by unscrupulous managers, strung out, living the extreme highs and extreme lows of an uncompromising musician, Johnny is a true rock 'n' roll survivor. Signing with Columbia in 1969 for the largest advance ever paid a musician (which led to his appearance at Woodstock, recently reissued in the deluxe Woodstock Experience box set) he has jammed with guitar heavies Hendrix, Clapton, and the Allman Brothers. He is a legend and an icon, paving the way for fellow Texas superstars Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top. Along the way he has gone from boom to bust and back again, but has never lost his lust for his own brand of blues. Still on the road, playing hundreds of gigs a year to his devoted, adoring fans, Johnny, like this book, is the real deal.

Baker & Taylor
Author Mary Lou Sullivan sat with Johnny Winter for hours of exclusive, no-holds-barred interviews, covering the guitar slinger's entire career. From toughing it out in Texas to his appearance at Woodstock, his affair with Janis Joplin, his stadium-filling tours and washing out on drugs and the temptations of the road before finally fulfilling his dream of becoming a 100-percent pure bluesman, and winning a Grammy Award, this is a raucous roller coaster of story. Original.

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(Book). Author Mary Lou Sullivan sat with Johnny Winter for hours of exclusive, no-holds-barred interviews, covering the guitar slinger's entire career. From toughing it out in Texas to his appearance at Woodstock, his affair with Janis Joplin, his stadium-filling tours, and washing out on drugs and the temptations of the road before finally fulfilling his dream of becoming a 100-percent pure bluesman, resurrecting the career of Muddy Waters, and winning a Grammy Award for his effort, this is a raucous roller coaster of story. Rolling Stone magazine has called Johnny Winter one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Ripped off and beaten down by unscrupulous managers, strung out, living the extreme highs and extreme lows of an uncompromising musician, Johnny is a true rock 'n' roll survivor. Signing with Columbia in 1969 for the largest advance ever paid a musician (which led to his appearance at Woodstock, recently reissued in the deluxe Woodstock Experience box set) he has jammed with guitar heavies Hendrix, Clapton, and the Allman Brothers. He is a legend and an icon, paving the way for fellow Texas superstars Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top. Along the way he has gone from boom to bust and back again, but has never lost his lust for his own brand of blues. Still on the road, playing hundreds of gigs a year to his devoted, adoring fans, Johnny, like this book, is the real deal.

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& Taylor

Chronicles the life and career of guitarist Johnny Winter, from his childhood in Texas and early success as an artist to his comeback as a bluesman after nearly dying from indulging in rock-and-roll excesses.

Publisher: New York : Backbeat Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780879309732
0879309733
Branch Call Number: 781.643 Su55r
Characteristics: xix, 362 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Winter, Johnny

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AmyEighttrack
Jun 19, 2012

This amazing book was made with the full cooperation of its subject. If you love Johnny Winters' music... yeah! /// On the one hand, this is a sad story of music-biz exploitation and codependency; the consequences of his drug addiction; the rigors and anxiety of stardom; and the tough but few compromises he ever made along the way. /// It is nevertheless colorful and inspiring, from one so singularly dedicated to the cause and mastery of the blues. Johnny Winter added incalculably to the oeuvre of this most American idiom. His musical accomplishments, his toughness and the engrossing story of overcoming the hardships of albinism are inspiring. /// Although he arguably had a libertine attitude towards women, he never made excuses for himself. You get the sense that, unlike so many countless posers and peers, at least he walked it like he talked it. After reading this, you'll listen to his lyrics with new ears. The swagger and braggadocio of the blues always invites speculation - he puts a new twist on it! /// He is to be commended for his unvarnished honesty and humility; as is the author for getting this important story so lovingly told. Wonderful! It puts to shame so many other self-serving music biographies. Definitely the real deal; something we all can relate to.

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