Ten years after his ground-breaking, critically-acclaimed debut album, guitarist Johnny Winter and his three-piece band climbed on a stage in Essen, Germany to perform for the popular German TV series Rockpalast. Touring in support of his 1978 album White, Hot & Blue, Winter led his band through a scorching set of blues standards that thrilled the German audience.
On July 26, 2011 our good friends at MVD will be releasing Winter's Live At Rockpalast 1979 DVD, a documentary of that red-hot night in Germany. Winter and crew perform such beloved blues tunes as Junior Wells' "Messin' With The Kid," Freddie King's guitar workout "Hideaway," Jimmy Rogers' classic "Walkin' By Myself," and such rock 'n' roll gems as Dale Hawkin's "Susie Q" and the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Frost." The highlight of Winter's Live At Rockpalast 1979 is the bluesman's 17-minute jam on Willie Brown's "Mississippi Blues."
As they say on late-night TV commercials, "that's not all!" On the same day, Winter becomes the first artist to be honored as part of the "Guitar Gods bobblehead series with the release of his very own limited edition bobblehead figure. Displayed in a window box and limited to 1,500 figures, the 7" poly-resin figure features the signature bobblehead as well as a moving arm; push a button and Johnny screams "rock 'n' roll!" Holding his guitar and topped with his familiar black hat, this Johnny Winter figure would look great standing guard by your stereo. Check with your local music dealer for the live DVD, cruise over to the See of Sound website to order your Johnny bobblehead!
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