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Raisin' Cain : The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter - Mary Lou Sullivan

Raisin' Cain

The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter

By: Mary Lou Sullivan, Johnny Winter (Foreword by)

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Published: 1st April 2010
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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.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
p. 1
Albino in a Redneck Townp. 3
Musical from Birthp. 19
Johnny B. Goodep. 31
From the Windy City to the Deep Southp. 55
The Legend Beginsp. 73
The High Price of Celebrityp. 105
Broke-Down Enginep. 143
p. 175
Back with a Vengeancep. 177
A Dream Come Truep. 205
One Step Forward (Two Steps Back)p. 231
The Illustrated Man and the Alligatorp. 247
Not Bad for a White Boyp. 267
p. 285
Bad Luck and Troublep. 287
Free at Lastp. 311
Full Circlep. 327
Discographyp. 335
Bibliographyp. 345
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9780879309732
ISBN-10: 0879309733
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.64