Saints & Sinners

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Johnny Winter's sixth Columbia album was also his second since his comeback from drug addiction. Its predecessor, Still Alive and Well, had been his highest charting effort. Saints & Sinners was just as energetically played, but its mixture of material, including '50s rock & roll oldies like Chuck Berry's "Thirty Days," Larry Williams' "Bony Moronie," and Leiber & Stoller's "Riot in Cell Block #9," recent covers like the Rolling Stones' "Stray Cat Blues," and a couple of originals, was more eclectic than inspired. Van Morrison completists should note that the album also contains Winter's cover of Morrison's "Feedback on Highway 101," a typical bluesy groove...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Johnny Winter's sixth Columbia album was also his second since his comeback from drug addiction. Its predecessor, Still Alive and Well, had been his highest charting effort. Saints & Sinners was just as energetically played, but its mixture of material, including '50s rock & roll oldies like Chuck Berry's "Thirty Days," Larry Williams' "Bony Moronie," and Leiber & Stoller's "Riot in Cell Block #9," recent covers like the Rolling Stones' "Stray Cat Blues," and a couple of originals, was more eclectic than inspired. Van Morrison completists should note that the album also contains Winter's cover of Morrison's "Feedback on Highway 101," a typical bluesy groove song that Morrison recorded for his 1973 Hard Nose the Highway album but dropped. Winter's is the only released recording of the song. Abetted by the members of the old Johnny Winter Band -- Rick Derringer, Randy Jo Hobbs, and Richard Hughes -- plus his brother Edgar Winter and Dan Hartman, Winter produced forceful hard rock focused on his searing lead guitar runs and rough-edged voice. It was the less-impressive choice of material that kept this collection from matching its predecessor. Originally released in February, 1974, Saints & Sinners was reissued in February, 1996 with the previously unreleased song "Dirty," a Winter original, added. The slide guitar-and-flute track is not consistent with the rest of the album, but it is interesting to hear. Wonder who played the flute?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972437323
  • Catalog Number: 724373
  • Sales rank: 2,753

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Winter Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Rick Derringer Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Rhymes, Arp Strings
Dan Hartman Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Kansas Percussion, Hand Clapping
Tasha Thomas Vocals, Background Vocals
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Edgar Winter Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Tack Piano, Arp Strings
Lani Groves Vocals, Background Vocals
Jo Jo Gunne Percussion, Hand Clapping
Carl Hall Vocals, Background Vocals
Randy Jo Hobbs Bass
Barbara Massey Vocals, Background Vocals
Alan Rubin Trumpet
John Smith Saxophone
Jon Smith Saxophone
Lew Del Gatto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Caldwell Percussion, Drums
Sing-Sing Singers Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Richard Hughes Drums
Technical Credits
Rick Derringer Producer
Steven Paul Organic Advisor
Allan Blazek Engineer
Amy Herot Reissue Producer
Jimmy Iovine Engineer
Roger Nichols Engineer
Bill Szymczyk Engineer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Shelly Yakus Engineer
Dan Barbiero Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Johnny Winter RULES!

    The album after Still alive and well, 1974. 'Stone County' is a cool track! He also does 'Thirty Days' a Chuck Berry tune as well as my ever-favorite Larry Williams song, 'Bony Maronie'! Great album

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