Still Alive and Well

Still Alive and Well is an album by blues rock guitarist and singer Johnny Winter. It was his fifth studio album, and his first since Johnny Winter And almost three years earlier. It was released by Columbia Records in 1973.

Still Alive and Well
Johnny Winter - Still Alive and Well Coverart.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1973
GenreBlues rock
Length39:04
LabelColumbia
ProducerRick Derringer
Johnny Winter chronology
Live Johnny Winter And
(1971)
Still Alive and Well
(1973)
Saints & Sinners
(1974)

Many of the songs on the album have a more rock-oriented power trio sound, with Randy Jo Hobbs playing bass and Richard Hughes on drums.[1] Rick Derringer, who produced, plays guitar on three tracks. Still Alive and Well features two Rolling Stones songs — "Silver Train" and "Let It Bleed".

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic      [2]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[3]
Rolling Stone      [1]

In Rolling Stone, Tony Glover wrote, "Yes, he is. In this long-awaited return album, Johnny Winter takes up where he left off. His fingers are fleet and sure as ever, his vocals have bite and growl, and the flash and power of yore are hanging right in there."[1]

On AllMusic, James Chrispell said, "Still Alive and Well proved to the record-buying public that Johnny Winter was both. This is a truly enjoyable album, chock-full of great tunes played well."[2]

Robert Christgau wrote, "Winter will never be an especially personable singer, but I like what's he's putting out on this monkey-off-my-comeback: two late-Stones covers, plenty of slide, and a good helping of nasty."[3]

Track listingEdit

LP side one:
  1. "Rock Me Baby" (Big Bill Broonzy, Arthur Crudup) - 3:49
  2. "Can't You Feel It" (Dan Hartman) - 3:01
  3. "Cheap Tequila" (Rick Derringer) - 4:05
  4. "All Tore Down" (Joe Crane) - 4:30
  5. "Rock & Roll" (Johnny Winter) - 4:43
LP side two:
  1. "Silver Train" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 3:35
  2. "Ain't Nothing to Me" (Eric Dunbar) - 3:06
  3. "Still Alive & Well" (Derringer) - 3:43
  4. "Too Much Seconal" (Winter) - 4:22
  5. "Let It Bleed" (Jagger, Richards) - 4:10
Bonus tracks on remastered release:
  1. "Lucille" (Richard Penniman) - 2:45
  2. "From a Buick 6" (Bob Dylan) - 2:38

PersonnelEdit

Musicians
Production
  • Producer: Rick Derringer
  • Reissue Producer: Bob Irwin
  • Digitally Remastered: Vic Anesini
  • Cover Design: John Berg, Ed Lee

LegacyEdit

New York hard rock band Circus of Power, covered and released the Derringer song Still Alive and Well on their 1989 live EP Still Alive....[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Glover, Tony (May 10, 1973). "Still Alive and Well". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Chrispell, James. "Still Alive and Well". AllMusic. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: W". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 22, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Circus-Of-Power-Still-Alive-/release/7785587