"Johnny Winter And" and "Johnny Winter And Live" is a 2LP vinyl album set that contains the first two albums "The Johnny Winter And" band released. The first album is a studio recording while the second album is a live recording. Both records were originally released as two separate albums.
Johnny Winter, the iconic blues musician, left an indelible mark on the music industry with his electrifying guitar skills and soulful vocals. Among his extensive discography, "Johnny Winter And" and "Johnny Winter And Live" stand out as a remarkable 2LP vinyl album set, offering fans a double dose of blues brilliance.
The set features the first two albums released by the band "The Johnny Winter And". The first album, simply titled "Johnny Winter And", is a studio recording that showcases Winter's exceptional guitar prowess and his band's tight musical chemistry. Released as a standalone album originally, it serves as a testament to Winter's songwriting abilities and his ability to seamlessly blend elements of blues, rock, and psychedelia. Each track exudes a raw energy and passion, capturing the essence of Winter's musical vision.
The second album, "Johnny Winter And Live", delivers the infectious energy and raw power of Winter's live performances. Recorded during his peak, this live recording captures the essence of Winter's legendary stage presence. From the searing guitar solos to the soulful renditions of blues classics, the album provides an immersive experience that transports listeners to the heart of Winter's electrifying live shows. The raw, unfiltered nature of the performances showcases Winter's improvisational skills and his ability to captivate audiences with his virtuosity.
While originally released as separate albums, this 2LP vinyl set offers the opportunity to appreciate both sides of Winter's musical genius in one comprehensive package. The studio album represents his prowess as a songwriter and bandleader, while the live album immortalizes his charisma as a performer. Together, they provide a well-rounded representation of Winter's immense talent and musical range.
Music Genre:Prog Blues / Hard Rock
Album Production Information:
The album: "JOHNNY WINTER - AND & AND Live 2LP" was produced by: Johnny Winter and Rick Derringer
Rick Derringer (born Ricky Zehringer on 5 August 1947) an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He first gained fame as a member of The McCoys, a rock group that had a hit with the song "Hang On Sloopy" in 1965. He later became a solo artist and has worked as a producer and collaborator with many well-known musicians.
Derringer was born in Fort Recovery, Ohio and grew up in Union City, Indiana. His family was musical, and he began playing guitar at an early age. In the mid-1960s, he formed The McCoys with his brother Randy and three other musicians. They had several hits, including "Hang On Sloopy," which was a number one hit in the United States in 1965.
After The McCoys disbanded, Derringer formed the band "Johnny Winter And" with blues guitarist Johnny Winter. He also played on several of Winter's albums, including "Johnny Winter And Live" and "Still Alive and Well." In 1973, Derringer released his first solo album, "All American Boy," which featured the hit song "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo."
Derringer continued to release solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "Spring Fever," "Guitars and Women," and "Face to Face." He also worked as a producer, producing albums for artists such as Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf, and Mason Ruffner.
In the 1990s and 2000s, Derringer continued to perform and record. He also worked as a collaborator with many musicians, including Edgar Winter, Steely Dan, and Kiss. He has been inducted into the Guitar Player Hall of Fame and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Throughout his career, Derringer has been known for his guitar skills and his ability to write catchy rock songs. He has influenced many musicians and continues to be a respected figure in the rock music world.
Rick Derringer's career highlights
1947: Rick Derringer (Born Rick Zehringer) is born on 5 August in Fort Recovery, Ohio, United States.
1963: Derringer forms his first band called The McCoys with his brother Randy. The band gains national attention with their hit single "Hang On Sloopy", which reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1966: The McCoys release their self-titled debut album, which includes "Hang On Sloopy" as the lead single. The album achieves moderate success.
1969: Derringer leaves The McCoys and embarks on a solo career. He releases his debut solo album titled "All American Boy", which features the popular song "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo". The album establishes Derringer as a notable guitarist and rock artist.
1970: Derringer collaborates with Johnny Winter, joining Winter's band and contributing his guitar skills to Winter's album "Johnny Winter And".
1973: Derringer continues his collaboration with Johnny Winter, appearing on Winter's critically acclaimed album "Still Alive and Well". Derringer's guitar work shines throughout the record.
1973: Derringer releases his second solo album, "Spring Fever".
1974: The Edgar Winter Group releases their successful album "They Only Come Out at Night", which includes the hit singles "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride". Derringer's guitar work is prominently featured throughout the album.
1976: Derringer releases his third solo album, "Derringer", which includes the popular single "Let Me In". The album showcases his blues-rock style and receives positive reviews.
1980: Derringer releases his fourth solo album, "Face to Face", which includes the single "Goodbye Again". The album marks a transition to a more commercial sound.
1983: Derringer forms the band DNA (Derringer and Appice) with drummer Carmine Appice. They release their self-titled debut album, which features a mix of hard rock and pop-oriented tracks.
1987: Derringer releases his fifth solo album, "Back to the Blues", returning to his blues roots. The album receives critical acclaim for his guitar skills and soulful performances.
1990s: Derringer continues to release albums and perform live, showcasing his versatility as a musician and songwriter. He also collaborates with various artists, including Cyndi Lauper and Alice Cooper.
2000s: Derringer remains active in the music industry, touring and recording new material. He also makes occasional guest appearances and collaborates with other musicians.
2010s: Derringer continues to perform live and release albums independently. He also collaborates with Johnny Winter on various projects, including live performances and recordings.
Record Label Information:CBS 22020
Packaging: Gatefold (FOC) cover design with photos of Johnny Winter playing a white Fender Telecaster on the inside cover pages.
Media Format:Double 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 480 gram
Year & Country:1976 Made in Holland
Track Listing of: "JOHNNY WINTER - AND & AND Live 2LP"
The Songs/tracks on "JOHNNY WINTER - AND & AND Live 2LP" are
Johnny Winter , was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters. After his time with Waters, Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time'. He was also known for his collaborations with other musicians, including Muddy Waters and Edgar Winter. Winter's career spanned several decades and he released numerous albums throughout his lifetime. He died on 16 July 2014.