(2015) Ease My Pain

Johnny Winters

... read moreBe aware that the cover photo of Johnny Winter in blue-tinted '70s vintage form is completely misleading. However, this is a vital set that's of interest even to people who aren't fans of Winter's better-known work. A repackaging of rare mid '60s singles released on a variety of tiny Texas indies...

28′:16″ 12 Songs

1
Voo Doo Twist
Johnny Winters
2:21
2
Shed So Many Tears
Johnny Winters
2:16
3
That's What Love Does
Johnny Winters
2:18
4
Hey Hey Hey Hey
Johnny Winters
2:10
5
Ease My Pain
Johnny Winters
3:06
6
One Night Of Love
Johnny Winters
2:15
7
School Day Blues
Johnny Winters
1:57
8
Creepy
Johnny Winters
2:09
9
Oh My Darling
Johnny Winters
2:10
10
Geisha Rock
Johnny Winters
2:38
11
You Know I Love You
Johnny Winters
2:51
12
Ice Cube
Johnny Winters
2:05
Released 08 February 2015, Mockingbird

Review

Be aware that the cover photo of Johnny Winter in blue-tinted '70s vintage form is completely misleading. However, this is a vital set that's of interest even to people who aren't fans of Winter's better-known work. A repackaging of rare mid '60s singles released on a variety of tiny Texas indies, EASE MY PAIN is like a one-man PEBBLES anthology. The focus is on Winter's originals, including fine efforts like the garage-rocking "That's What Love Does," which features a killer "96 Tears"-type organ, and the plain weird "Five After Four A.M.," a psychedelic freakout that sounds like Winter's Houston compatriots the Moving Sidewalks dosed with acid courtesy of Austin's 13th Floor Elevators. The garage-like versions of blues standards like John Lee Hooker's "Leave My Wife Alone" and Charles Brown's "Please Come Home for Christmas" are arguably less interesting; but few garage bands have ever covered "Harlem Nocturne." Essential for fans of rare psych-pop.