I'm a Bluesman

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I'm a Bluesman
Johnny Winter-Im a Bluesman.jpg
Studio album by Johnny Winter
Released 15 June 2004.
Genre Blues
Length 52:34
Label Virgin
Producer Johnny Winter, Tom Hambridge, Dick Shurman
Johnny Winter chronology
Live in NYC '97
(1998)Live in NYC '971998
I'm a Bluesman
(2004)
Live Bootleg Series Vol. 1
(2007)Live Bootleg Series Vol. 12007

I'm a Bluesman is an album by blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter. This was his first studio album with new material in twelve years, released by Virgin Records on June 25, 2004.[1][2]

The album is a mixture of original songs and covers of blues standards. As the album's title suggests, the songs have strong emphasis on traditional electric blues over the blues-rock elements on some previous Winter albums.

I'm a Bluesman was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Music website AllMusic gave I'm a Bluesman three out of five stars. Reviewer Richie Unterberger stated that "... it was about exactly the set you'd expect from Winter, setting energetic if predictably formatted material to solid electric blues arrangements..." and pointed out the acoustic song "That Wouldn't Satisfy" as providing the album's more inspired moments.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm a Bluesman"Scott Spray4:12
2."Cheatin' Blues"Tom Hambridge3:22
3."I Smell Smoke"Roger Reale, Jon Tiven, Sally Tiven3:57
4."Lone Wolf"Tom Hambridge3:29
5."So Much Love"Jon Paris3:22
6."The Monkey Song"Ken Howell6:13
7."Shake Down"Scott Spray4:02
8."Sweet Little Baby"Johnny Winter2:48
9."Pack Your Bags"Scott Spray4:04
10."Last Night"Freddie Scott, Roger Reale3:12
11."That Wouldn't Satisfy"Hop Wilson4:08
12."Sugar Coated Love"Jay Miller4:01
13."Let's Start All Over Again"James Montgomery, Johnny Winter4:25
14."Headed for Hard Times (*)"Fred James, Mary-Ann Brandon4:13

(*) Bonus track for Japan edition.

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Unterberger, Richie. I'm a Bluesman - Johnny Winter at AllMusic. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Hannaleck, Keith 'Muzikman' Johnny Winter - I'm A Bluesman at jazzreview.com. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  3. ^ Associated Press (December 7, 2004). "Grammy Nominees: The Complete List", New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2015.