Thursday, June 23, 2011

Johnny Winter: "Live Rockpalast 1979" - July 26, 2011

Johnny Winter "Live Rockpalast 1979" DVD, available July 26, 2011, features the rock blues guitarist and his three piece band live on Germany's famous "Rockpalast" TV series in 1979, icnluding 'straight up blues' of killer covers "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Suzie Q" :

"...Johnny Winter had nothing to prove by the time April of 1979 arrived. Thirty-five years old, he was an established international star and already a decade removed from his seminal 1969 debut-a groundbreaking record followed by an unforgettable appearance at Woodstock, scores of sold-out arenas, a well documented stint in drug rehabilitation, and a steady stream of celebrated albums.

"But as this performance makes clear, Winter's musical soul wasn't entirely at peace the night he stepped before a massive audience in Essen, Germany, to record a performance for the popular German television program 'Rockpalast' ('Rock Palace'). The Texan, armed with his Gibson Firebird was on a mission to reaffirm for his audience-including millions watching the broadcast across Europe-his devotion to the blues, the music that consumed him as a young man during the 1950s and '60s..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Johnny Winter"...