The Johnny Winter Anthology

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
In the absence of a proper Johnny Winter box set, one that chronicles the best tracks from The Progressive Blues Experiment through his brilliant tenure with Columbia Records and its subsidiaries, one that digs deep into his work as a recording artist as well as a producer of Muddy Waters' fine last recordings, this will have to do. And as such, it does pretty well. Shout Factory has assembled a two-disc collection here; it contains 35 cuts that cross-license music from 1967 through to 2004 on Imperial, Columbia, Blue Sky a defunct Columbia imprint, Alligator, Pointblank, and Virgin. Some fans might be deeply satisfied with this set because it concentrates on Winter's more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
In the absence of a proper Johnny Winter box set, one that chronicles the best tracks from The Progressive Blues Experiment through his brilliant tenure with Columbia Records and its subsidiaries, one that digs deep into his work as a recording artist as well as a producer of Muddy Waters' fine last recordings, this will have to do. And as such, it does pretty well. Shout Factory has assembled a two-disc collection here; it contains 35 cuts that cross-license music from 1967 through to 2004 on Imperial, Columbia, Blue Sky a defunct Columbia imprint, Alligator, Pointblank, and Virgin. Some fans might be deeply satisfied with this set because it concentrates on Winter's more ferocious guitar wizardry and his blues and roots rock pedigrees. The set commences with "Rollin' and Tumblin'" from 1967's The Progressive Blues Experiment and then jumps right into the Columbia years with his cover of B.B. King's "Be Careful with a Fool," "Country Girl," and "I'm Yours and I'm Hers" from his raucous self-titled debut for the label in 1969, recorded with Uncle John Turner and Tommy Shannon, who would later become Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble. Tracks from Second Winter, Johnny Winter And, Live Johnny Winter And, Still Alive and Well, Saints & Sinners, John Dawson Winter III, Captured Live!, Together: Johnny and Edgar Winter, White Hot & Blue, Raisin' Cain, and Nothin' But the Blues are included. The final four tracks are from his later labels, and bottom line don't really measure up to the Columbia material. So what's the problem? For starters, the early records, those recorded between 1969 and 1974, are all rich, deep, and varied. Winter plays acoustic as well as electric, and there is a real lack of the acoustic tracks here. Next, the middle period of the Columbia albums, the ones where Winter really brought the electric blues to what was then the mainstream of hard rock, are given short shrift -- particularly Still Alive and Well and Saints & Sinners. Finally, Winter served as producer and guitarist on two of Muddy Waters' final three records, and sent the great bluesman -- and his inspiration -- out like a lion. These recordings appeared on Blue Sky and there isn't a track from either of them here, which is inexcusable. That said, what is included provides little to complain about. The rock fans will love that the live rock & roll medley is here, as well as the original studio version of "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo," and some may be thrilled to find "Self-Destructive Blues" and the latter-year cover of Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" to accompany the version he did of the bard's "Highway 61 Revisited" from Second Winter. So, while it is quite incomplete, it's a solid Winter mix, and one that does get to the real spirit of the artist, even if it doesn't capture the depth and range of his craft.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663113280
  • Catalog Number: 11328
  • Sales rank: 62,310

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Winter Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Drums, Electric Guitar, Harp, Vocals, Slide Guitar
James Cotton Harmonica
Casey Jones Drums
Rick Derringer Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Dan Hartman Bass, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Bobby Caldwell Drums
Bob Margolin Electric Guitar
Tasha Thomas Background Vocals
Peggy Bowers Background Vocals
Albert Wynn Butler Tenor Saxophone
Charles Calmese Electric Bass
Tom Compton Percussion, Drums
Edgar Winter Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Eisen Baritone Saxophone
Mark Epstein Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Jim Exum Trombone
Jeff Ganz Electric Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, 8-string Bass
Karl Garin Trumpet
Johnny B. Gayden Bass, Bass Guitar
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Carl Hall Background Vocals
Randy Jo Hobbs Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Carrie Hossell Background Vocals
Mark "Moogy" Klingman Piano
Barbara Massey Background Vocals
Muddy Waters Vocals
Norman Ray Baritone Saxophone
Terry Ogolini Tenor Saxophone
Jon Paris Harmonica, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Pinetop Perkins Piano
Floyd Radford Guitar
Chuck Ruff Drums
Pat Rush Guitar
Ken Saydak Keyboards
Elsie Senter Background Vocals
Tommy Shannon Bass, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Drums
Dave Still Tambourine
Tom Strohman Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Don Tenuto Trumpet
Bobby Torello Drums, Background Vocals
"Uncle" John Turner Percussion, Drums
Sal Baglio Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Tom Hambridge Drums, Background Vocals
Red Turner Drums
Bobby Caldwell Drums
Tommy McDonald Electric Bass
Stefan Ralph Sefsik Alto Saxophone
Albert Wayne Butler Tenor Saxophone
I.P. Sweat Electric Bass
Pat Ramsey Harmonica
Randy Z Drums
Richard Hughes Drums
Technical Credits
Freddie King Composer
Percy Mayfield Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Rick Derringer Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bob Dylan Composer
Dan Hartman Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Chris Kenner Composer
John Lennon Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Larry Williams Composer
Johnny Winter Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bobby Womack Composer
Gene Barge Horn Arrangements
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Sonny Thompson Composer
Steven Paul Direction, Organic Advisor
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Edgar Winter Composer
Bruce Iglauer Producer, Audio Production
B.B. King Composer
Al Lewis Composer
Mel London Composer
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Don Robey Composer
Dick Shurman Producer, Audio Production
Mike Stoller Composer
Richard Supa Composer
Ray Thompson Engineer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson Composer
Shelly Yakus Producer, Engineer
Eddie Bocage Composer
Tom Hambridge Composer, Producer, Audio Production
William Lee Conley Broonzy Composer
Richard Penniman Composer
Enotris Johnson Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Dorothy LaBostrie Composer
Shirley Jean Womack Composer
Sylvester Bradford Composer
Ferdinand Washington Composer
Al Collins Composer
Bill Josey Producer, Audio Production
Rim Kelley Producer, Audio Production
Jeff Palo Producer
Karrie Stouffer Artwork
Robyn Supraner Composer
Richard Supra Composer
J. Craine Composer
B. Love Composer
The Unknown Composer
Robert Blackwell Composer
James Smith Composer
D. Level Composer
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    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Johnny B. GOOD!!!!

    This is a great double cd. It covers Memory Pain down to Lone Wolf. Check it out.

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