Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter - Deluxe Edition

Johnny Winter - Deluxe Edition
The best of the original guitar slinger’s celebrated Alligator releases. Loads of fiery guitar licks from Johnny’s blusiest records. Includes Don’t Take Advantage Of Me, Mojo Boogie and two previously unreleased performances. Guests Dr. John and James Cotton

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Johnny Winter,
guitar and vocal, with:

Keyboards:
Ken Saydak
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 & 14
Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack
Johnny Winter,
 
guitar and vocal, with:

Keyboards:
Ken Saydak
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 & 14
Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack 4
Bass:
Johnny B. Gayden 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 & 14
Tommy Shannon 7
Drums:
Casey Jones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 & 14
Uncle John "Red" Turner 7
Harmonica:
James Cotton 12
Jon Paris 3, 5
Solo Tenor Sax:
Gene Barge 9

The Mellow Fellows Horns 14
Gene Barge, Arranger
Terry Ogolini, Tenor Sax
Don Tenuto, Trumpet
Jim Exum, Trombone
Steve Eisen, Baritone Sax

Tracks 2, 3, 9, 12, 13 & 14 produced by Johnny Winter, Bruce Iglauer and Dick Shurman at Red Label Recording Studio, Winnetka, IL and Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL, 1984.

Tracks 5, 8 & 11 produced by Johnny Winter, Bruce Iglauer and Dick Shurman at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL, 1985.

Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7 & 10 produced by Johnny Winter and Dick Shurman at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL, 1986.

Executive Producer: Bruce Iglauer 1, 4, 6, 7 & 10

Engineers: Fred Breitberg (basic tracks) and Justin Niebank (overdubs) 2, 3,  9, 12, 13 & 14; Justin Niebank 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 & 11

Mixer: Justin Niebank

GEORGIANNA
and NOTHING BUT THE DEVIL mixed by David Axelbaum at Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL, 2000.

Mastered by at MonsterDisc, Chicago, IL by Brian Jensen and Bruce Iglauer.

Deluxe Edition Series produced by
Bob DePugh, Bruce Iglauer and David Forte

Design by David Forte

Cover Photo by Lisa Matlow

Back Cover and Back Inlay Photos
by Paul Natkin

Inside Inlay Photo by Ebet Roberts

Special thanks to Teddy Slatus


Liner Notes

GUITAR SLINGER When Johnny Winter came to Alligator Records in 1984, he was one of the best known figures in rock  ‘n’ roll.  He had broken out of Texas 15 years earlier, with a huge spread in Rolling Stone and the endorsement of B.B. King, declaring that Johnny was the best white blues guitarist in the world. Two albums had established him as a supercharged guitarist and a singer with energy to spare.

But as the ‘70s rolled on, Johnny drifted further from his roots.  Adapting to the world of arena rock, he turned up and rocked hard and loud. There was always blues in his music, but it was less and less apparent to his audiences. They came for the skinny, long-haired showman with the flashy guitar licks and outrageous stage outfits. 

But Johnny never turned his back on the blues.  He shepherded the revitalization of Muddy Waters’ career in 1977. The next year, Johnny came to Son Seals’ New York debut, and we struck up a friendship. He traveled to Chicago to stay in my home, jam with Son, and hang out all night with me and my friend Dick Shurman in the local blues clubs.

A few years later, Johnny cornered his manager and told him in no uncertain terms that he wanted to sign with Alligator and make blues records again. Dick and I put together a world class band of Casey Jones and Johnny B. Gayden from Albert Collins’ Icebreakers, and Ken Saydak from Lonnie Brooks’ group. To add to them, in the course of three albums, we brought in some of the blues’ greatest: James Cotton and Billy Branch on harp, Gene Barge on sax, Dr. John on piano. For Third Degree, we invited his old bandmates, Tommy Shannon and Uncle John Turner, to a studio reunion.

Johnny recorded songs by his old idols, like Bobby Bland, J.B. Lenoir, Lonnie Brooks and Clarence Garlow. He wrote new tunes and recorded again with his National steel guitar.  Two of his Alligator albums were nominated for Grammys and, surprisingly, earned their way on to rock radio; we even made a video that appeared on a new medium called MTV. And all without compromising his commitment to his roots. Johnny had come home to the blues. 
—Bruce Iglauer


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    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Mojo Boogie
Author/Publisher:  AL4748
4:53
Play Preview 2 Don't Take Advantage Of Me
Author/Publisher:  AL4735
5:24
Play Preview 3 Murdering Blues
Author/Publisher:  AL4742
5:01
Play Preview 4 Georgianna
Author/Publisher:  Boskent & Price, Unichappel Music, Inc., BMI
3:45
Play Preview 5 Good Time Woman
Author/Publisher:  AL4742
6:05
Play Preview 6 Third Degree
Author/Publisher:  AL4748
6:34
Play Preview 7 Broke And Lonely
Author/Publisher:  AL4748
4:13
Play Preview 8 Master Mechanic
Author/Publisher:  AL4742
3:37
Play Preview 9 Lights Out
Author/Publisher:  AL4735
2:34
Play Preview 10 Bad Girl Blues
Author/Publisher:  AL4748
4:34
Play Preview 11 Route 90
Author/Publisher:  AL4742
4:12
Play Preview 12 Nothing But The Devil
Author/Publisher:  J. West, Embassy Music Corp., BMI
4:05
Play Preview 13 It's My Life, Baby
Author/Publisher:  AL4735
4:10
Play Preview 14 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Author/Publisher:  AL4735
3:55
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