‘Johnny Winter’ is his eponymous second official album, released on April 15 1969, by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.I’M Yours & I’M Hers (Johnny Winter) – 04:33 . 2.Be Careful With A Fool (Joe Josea, B. B. King) – 05:17 . 3.Dallas (Johnny Winter) – 02:48 . 4.Mean Mistreater (James Gordon) – 03:54 . 5.Leland Mississippi Blues (Johnny Winter) – 03:32 . 6.Good Morning Little School Girl – (Sonny Boy Williamson I) – 02:45 . 7.When You Got A Good Friend (Robert Johnson) – 03:41 . 8.I’Ll Drown In My Tears (Henry Glover) – 04:46 . 9.Back Door Friend (Lightnin’ Hopkins, Stan Lewis) – 02:55 . 10.Country Girl (B.B. King) – 03:08 . 11.Dallas (Johnny Winter) – 03:37 . 12.Two Steps From The Blues (John Riley Brown, Deadric Malone) – 02:35
Musicians : Johnny Winter – Guitar, Vocals . Edgar Winter – Keyboards . Willie Dixon – Acoustic Bass . Uncle John Turner – Percussion . Tommy Shannon – Bass . Stephen Ralph Sefsik – Alto Saxophone . Norman Ray – Baritone Saxophone . Walter Shakey Horton – Hamonica . Karl Garin – Trumpet . A. Wynn Butler – Tenor Saxophone . Peggy Bowers – Backing Vocals . Elsie Senter – Backing Vocals . Carrie Hossel – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Johnny Winter
Package : Steven Paul – Liner Notes
Recorded February-March, 1969 At A Studio In Nashville.
Released In April 1969 By Columbia.
Winter’s playing and vocals have yet to become mannered or clichéd on this sessionand if you’ve ever wondered what the fuss is all about, here’s the best place to check out his true legacy. […]
This is a good album in the great white-blues-rock tradition, played, of course, by a virtuoso guitarist. And give Winter credit for being more than just a virtuoso: he plays with a dirty rock raunch, one that’s both distinctive (he sounds a lot hornier than Clapton, not quite as trippy as Hendrix) and appropriate. […]
True, Winter’s own compositions bear striking resemblances to much older songs, but then again, the blues has always been about the public mutation of material as it’s passed from one performer to the next. Setting that criticism aside, one is able to focus upon the performances themselvesand Winter’s raw, gutsy approach provided the perfect framework for the sharp, but fluid attack of his guitar. […]