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7 hrs ago | Guitar Player

Johnny WInter's Step Back Hits #1 on Blues Chart

According to billboard.com, Johnny Winter's final album, Step Back , is providing the late blues/blues-rock legend with a fine send-off. Released on September 2, 2014, Step Back is already his highest charting album of all time, and it has also given him his third #1 on the Blues Albums chart with 12,000 copies sold at press time.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

The great Beaumont vinyl hunt

The day after Johnny Winter died, I started forlornly at my meager record collection - why, oh why had I waited so long to add the local legend to my vinyl repertoire? As often happens, the price of Winter's LPs skyrocketed online in the hours after his death, and I feared my collection would forever be missing a piece of this beloved Beaumont ... (more)

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Related Topix: Beaumont, TX, Blues, Willie Nelson, Country, Pop/Rock, The Kinks

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Billboard

200 Chart Moves: 'Guardians' & 'Frozen' Make Up Almost 40% of 2014 Soundtrack Sales

Also: Miranda Lambert gains thanks to sale pricing, Johnny Winter earns his highest charting album ever & the WOW series continues to rack up big sales. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Maroon 5 nabbed its second chart-topping album as V debuted atop the list, selling 164,000 copies in the week ending Sept.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Soundtrack, Miranda Lambert, Country, Blues, Dance, Maroon 5

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Colorado Springs Independent

Joe Ely, Blonde Redhead, and Johnny Winter

Joe Ely made his early name in the Flatlanders and then a series of albums that captured West Texas wildness on vinyl. But in 1983 he started recording on an Apple II personal computer and a Roland drum machine.

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Related Topix: Blues, West, TX, Computers, PC

Mon Sep 08, 2014

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

XPN's Gotta Hear Song of the Week: "Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby)" ...

Recently, the music world was stunned by the death of the legendary blues and rock guitarist and singer Johnny Winter at the age of 70. Sadly, he didn't survive long enough to see the release of his new album, Step Back . The album, the followup to Winter's 2011 release, Roots, features a number of special guests.

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Related Topix: Blues, Eric Clapton, Bobby Bland, Dr. John

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

Johnny Winter - Step Back

We love the idea of an improbable return to prominence on the way out the door, of an emotional comeback completed just before fate closes its hand around a legend's heart. We love it when an unjustly forgotten figure finally gets his due, when someone receives roses while they're still above terra firma.

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Related Topix: Blues

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Music-News.com

Johnny WInter - Final performance - Cahors Blues Festival, France

Johnny Winter was simply one of those guys who was always fixin' to die. A legendary figure, with a legendary appetite for everything dangerous, he lived the rock & roller life to the full.

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Related Topix: France, Europe, World News, Blues

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Georgia Straight

25 years ago today: guitar hero Johnny Winter plays the Commodore Ballroom

I moved to Vancouver on a whim four years ago. On the surface, I'm a happy and outgoing guy with no troubles.

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USA Today

Johnny Winter takes final 'Step Back' into beloved blues

"He left on a high note." That's producer Paul Nelson's assessment of Johnny Winter's 'Step Back,' the blues giant's posthumous swan song.

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Related Topix: Blues, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Billboard

Johnny Winter Song Premiere: Hear 'Mojo Hand'...

The arrival of Johnny Winter's guest-laden Step Back on Sept. 2 will be bittersweet for producer Paul Nelson after Winter's death on July 16 at the age of 70 in Switzerland.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

Johnny Winter Teams With ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons on 'Where Can You Be'

Though Johnny Winter couldn't have known it at the time, the album he finished recording earlier this year with a slew of friends including Eric Clapton , Brian Setzer and ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons would become the Texas blues guitarist's swan song.

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Related Topix: ZZ Top, Pop/Rock, Blues, Eric Clapton, Advertising

Sun Aug 17, 2014

All About Jazz

Edgar Winter -- WBAB Rock 'n' Brews Fest at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Edgar Winter, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera formerly of Rare Earth & Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds NYCB Theatre at Westbury WBAB Rock 'n' Brews Fest Westbury, NY August 1, 2014 Blues-rock guitar virtuoso passed away in St. Gallen, Switzerland on July 16, 2014 at the age of 70. The music world lost the man who, in 2003, was ranked by Rolling Stone as the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Westbury, NY, Pop/Rock, Rare Earth, Blues

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