Johnny Winter / Saints & Sinners
‘Twas a time when guitar gods and their bass players regularly roamed the terrain.
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.
Dig Winter’s wicked invocations of the Stones’ “Stray Cat Blues,” Van’s “Feedback on Highway 101,” and Allen Toussaint’s “Blinded by Love.”