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The first new album from Johnny Winter since 2004. This album returns Johnny to his roots by paying homage to the iconic blues heroes whose pioneering music influenced Winter s own signature sound. Roots is the follow up to his Grammy-nominated I m a Blues Man, and includes a host of special guests join Winter trading licks in honoring his idols.
About the Artist
About Johnny: When you talk about Johnny Winter, you are talking about a person who walked with the originators of the artform. A man who played Woodstock, jammed with everyone from Muddy Waters to Jimi Hendrix to Willie Dixon to lbert Collins to John Lee Hooker to Janis Joplin to Steve Ray Vaughan - the list is full of endless icons. Johnny Winter has been the unofficial torch-bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Johnny had a special relationship with Muddy Waters and is often credited with revitalizing the legendary guitarist, where Winter produced and played on Waters Grammy-winning comeback album Hard Again, Grammy-winning I m Ready (1978), Grammy-winning Muddy Mississippi Waters Live (1979) and also King Bee (1980). Johnny was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988. --This text refers to the Vinyl edition.
Top Customer Reviews
'Roots' kicks off to T-Bone Walker's 'T-Bone Shuffle', and the slide guitar of Sonny Landreth ignites the album's riff-banter with Johnny. Bobby `Blue' Band's 'Further On Up The Road' chugs in second with Jimmy Vivino laying down the complement. The ubiquitous Warren Haynes contributes next to Elmore James' 'Done Somebody Wrong', and Johnny's vocal can still growl out the blues with passion. Next up is Muddy Water's 'Got My Mojo Workin'' where the blues harp of Frank Lotorre makes sure the title delivers its promise to the listener. This is followed by 'Last Night' and virtuoso harp playing [it is dynamite], this time by John Popper, frontman from Blues Traveler, who slides and glides all over this Little Walter number with Johnny running up and down the neck in empathy. Chuck Berry's 'Maybellene' adds some rock'n'roll to the mix, and guest guitarist Vince Gill adds Country in this rousing version - Gill's quick picking such a vivid mirror to Johnny's speed.Read more ›
If you love your blues rock n roll style then this is for you..
Anyone who loves ‘old style’ blues & rock'n'roll will love this and everyone of my friends that have heard it (so far) say how good it is. The vocals are great and Johnny's voice has certainly withstood the test of time - there are some great guests on the album and to cut a long story short. Buy it, you certainly won't regret it - a modern classic.
I ahve listened to Johnny Winter a lot over the years! Especially his first couple of albums and the one he did with Rick Derringer were great! Then I somehow lost him over the years until now!! This album is a stunner! Covers of his old favs and with a lot of guests like Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and Warren Hayes! Give it a listen and enjoy!!
This is 'old' covers but JW still plays some blinding guitar.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Christmas gift for my Dad and he was very happy with it. Many thanks :)Published 18 months ago by Miss Leigh Young
I thought I would tire of listening Mojo, Mabelline and so on but this CD has a great feel and the songs sound refreshed.Published on 11 Jan. 2012 by Black Dog