(Nov 14, 2012): Johnny Winter – Divin’ Duck

From the 1978 album, White, Hot & Blue.  This release came on the tail end of the work Winter did in the mid-1970s working to help revive the career trajectory of Muddy Waters.  It is mostly 12 bar Chicago style blues, although for this outing Winters is no longer playing with Muddy Waters’ band.  Instead, he has I.P. Sweat on bass, Bobby Torello on drums, and Pat Ramsey on harmonica.  Today’s song is a cover the Sleepy John Estes classic.  The LP has a version of the Mel London/Junior Wells tune “Messin’ With The Kid” that was squelched by the Blues Brothers release that came out at the same time.  Winters is better.

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