Still Alive and Well

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Still Alive and Well
Studio album by Johnny Winter
Released March 1973
Genre Blues rock
Length 39:04
Label Columbia
Producer Rick Derringer
Johnny Winter chronology
Live Johnny Winter And
(1971)
Still Alive and Well
(1973)
Saints & Sinners
(1974)

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.

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 reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (B+) [3]

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 listing[edit]

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" (E. 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

Personnel[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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 "CG: Johnny Winter". Robert Christgau. Retrieved June 23, 2012.