Third Degree

Third Degree

by Johnny WinterJohnny Winter

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Overview

After two stellar sets for the independent blues label Alligator Records, Johnny Winter wisely changes things up on his third Alligator LP. He brings in Dr. John to play organ on "Love, Life and Money" and, more prominently, piano on "Tin Pan Alley." He plays a National steel guitar on "Bad Girl Blues" (a blues about lesbians!) and uses his slide with another National on "Evil on My Mind." And, most significant, he reunites with his old rhythm section of bass player Tommy Shannon and drummer Uncle John "Red" Turner (with whom he played from the late '60s to 1970) on "See See Baby," "Shake Your Moneymaker," and "Broke and Lonely." Particularly on those three tracks, he sounds like the blues-rock singer/guitarist who garnered so much attention when he first emerged from Texas as an "overnight" national star in 1969. Those days have passed, but Winter has matured into a dependable blues musician able to shine in a variety of styles and bring out the best in his fellow musicians.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Alligator Records
UPC: 0014551474821
catalogNumber: 4748
Rank: 37895

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Winter   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals,national steel guitar
Casey Jones   Drums
Dr. John   Piano
Johnny B. Gayden   Bass
Ken Saydak   Piano
Tommy Shannon   Bass
"Uncle" John Turner   Drums

Technical Credits

Freddie King   Composer
Johnny Winter   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Sonny Thompson   Composer
Bruce Iglauer   Executive Producer
Elmore James   Composer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Dick Shurman   Producer
Paul Natkin   Cover Photo
Chris Garland   Cover Design

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