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A Rock N' Roll Collection This two-disc compilation tells you what this Texas blues-rock pioneer was doing in the early-'70s pantheon and why his stay there was so brief. ...A Rock N' Roll CollectionReissues This two-disc compilation tells you what this Texas blues-rock pioneer was doing in the early-'70s pantheon and why his stay there was so brief. ...1994-03-04
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A Rock N' Roll Collection

Genre: Reissues; Lead Performer: Johnny Winter; Producer (group): Columbia/Legacy; Status: In Season

This two-disc compilation tells you what this Texas blues-rock pioneer was doing in the early-’70s pantheon and why his stay there was so brief. Winter’s hailstorm licks would put blood on the fretboards of guitar students schooled in the comparatively anemic workouts of Southerners-like the Black Crowes and Blind Melon-who’ve risen since. But unlike such visionary peers as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, and Jimi Hendrix, Winter comes off as a one-trick pony whose talent was largely confined to gruffly slinging louder and faster than anyone else.

Originally posted March 4 1994 — 12:00 AM EST

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