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Johnny Winter in documentary outtake

The producer of Johnny Winter documentary Down & Dirty has released a bonus scene in which the late bluesman performs a solo version of Murdering Blues.

The film was released last week by Greg Olliver, known for his work on the acclaimed Lemmy documentary.

In the clip, Winter discusses his Gibson Firebird guitar, saying: “ I thought it looked cool, it sounded cool, it played good, so I bought it. $225, that’s all it cost back then. Of course, that was back in the 1970s. It’s the coolest-looking guitar I’ve ever seen.”

He also talks about how and why he learned slide guitar, his first instrument and taking lessons when he was 12 years old.

Winter died on tour in 2014, aged 70.

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.