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Mama, talk to your daughter, Johnny Winter live 1970, black + white 4.44 min. YT vid

Published July 23, 2014 by goyodelarosa

My dearly departed brother Jerome Henry Hartnell loved Johnny Winter and died from an overdose not long after this video was made.

I have been thinking about and praying for both of them in recent days as the great bluesman recently died in an hotel in Suisse: that the Good Lord may have mercy on both of them.

I went down to hear and see Johnny at the Strath a few years ago, but it was clear to me after a only a few minutes that Johnny was completely stoned on something, and in no condition to play that night… I was horrified that night and continue to be outraged by the damage that heavy addiction can do ┬áto an artist of great stature, and I felt ripped off.

But I understand now that he got into recovery, that he likely had a number of relapses, and that explains his comeback such as it was, which is frankly remarkable, all things considered…

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, Editor

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