Johnny Winter (album)

Johnny Winter is Johnny Winter's second studio album. Columbia Records released the album in 1969, after signing Winter to the label for a reported $600,000. As with his first album, The Progressive Blues Experiment, Winter mixes some original compositions with songs originally recorded by blues artists. The album reached number 24 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[5]

Johnny Winter
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 15, 1969 (1969-04-15)
RecordedNashville, February–March, 1969
GenreBlues rock
Length34:13
LabelColumbia
ProducerJohnny Winter
Johnny Winter chronology
The Progressive Blues Experiment
(1969)
Johnny Winter
(1969)
Second Winter
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(negative) [2]
Pop Matters(Favorable)[3]
Sputnikmusic5/5 stars[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "I'm Yours & I'm Hers" (Johnny Winter) – 4:33
  2. "Be Careful with a Fool" (Joe Josea, B. B. King) – 5:17
  3. "Dallas" (Johnny Winter) – 2:48
  4. "Mean Mistreater" (James Gordon) – 3:54
  5. "Leland Mississippi Blues" (Johnny Winter) – 3:32
  6. "Good Morning Little School Girl" – (Sonny Boy Williamson) – 2:45
  7. "When You Got a Good Friend" (Robert Johnson) – 3:41
  8. "I'll Drown in My Tears" (Henry Glover) – 4:46
  9. "Back Door Friend" (Lightnin' Hopkins, Stan Lewis) – 2:55
2004 reissue bonus tracks
  1. "Country Girl" (B.B. King) – 3:08
  2. "Dallas" (Johnny Winter) – 3:37
  3. "Two Steps from the Blues" (John Riley Brown, Deadric Malone) – 2:35

PersonnelEdit

  • Johnny Winter – lead guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Uncle John Turner – percussion
  • Tommy Shannon – bass
  • Edgar Winter – keyboards on "I'll Drown in My Tears", alto saxophone on "Good Morning Little School Girl"
  • Elsie Senter – backing vocals on "I'll Drown in My Tears"
  • Carrie Hossel – backing vocals on "I'll Drown in My Tears"
  • Peggy Bowers – backing vocals on "I'll Drown in My Tears"
  • Stephen Ralph Sefsik – alto saxophone on "I'll Drown in My Tears"
  • Norman Ray – baritone saxophone on "I'll Drown in My Tears"
  • Walter "Shakey" Horton – harmonica on "Mean Mistreater"
  • Willie Dixon – acoustic bass on "Mean Mistreater"
  • Karl Garin – trumpet on "Good Morning Little School Girl"
  • A. Wynn Butler – tenor saxophone on "Good Morning Little School Girl"

ProductionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Koda, Cub. "Johnny Winter – Review". AllMusic. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  2. ^ Welding, Pete (August 9, 1969). "Records". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Su, Peter. "Johnny Winter: self-titled". Popmatters.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  4. ^ g, manos (December 3, 2013). "Review: CD Johnny Winter – Johnny Winter Album". sputnikmusic. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Johnny Winter: Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Retrieved December 14, 2019.