Johnny Winter / Saints & Sinners

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‘Twas a time when guitar gods and their bass players regularly roamed the terrain.

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Waxed in waning hazy daze of ‘73, Saints & Sinners (1974) sinisterly stews with a heavy stream of soul stimuli. Produced by the former Ricky Zehringer, and featuring Randy Brecker, Bobby Caldwell, Dan Hartman, Tasha Thomas, and brother Edgar – Johnny’s main anchor, the late bassist Randy Jo Hobbs, percolates in the pocket. 

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Dig Winter’s wicked invocations of the Stones’ “Stray Cat Blues,” Van’s “Feedback on Highway 101,” and Allen Toussaint’s “Blinded by Love.”    

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