Still Alive and Well
|Still Alive and Well|
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|Johnny Winter chronology|
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. Rick Derringer, who produced, plays guitar on three tracks. Still Alive and Well features two Rolling Stones songs — "Silver Train" and "Let It Bleed".
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|The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings|||
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."
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."
- LP side one:
- "Rock Me Baby" (Big Bill Broonzy, Arthur Crudup) - 3:48
- "Can't You Feel It" (Dan Hartman) - 2:54
- "Cheap Tequila" (Rick Derringer) - 4:04
- "All Tore Down" (Joe Crane) - 4:28
- "Rock & Roll" (Johnny Winter) - 4:51
- LP side two:
- "Silver Train" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 3:37
- "Ain't Nothing to Me" (Leon Payne(as Pat Patterson)) - 3:06
- "Still Alive & Well" (Derringer) - 3:43
- "Too Much Seconal" (Winter) - 4:20
- "Let It Bleed" (Jagger, Richards) - 4:09
- Bonus tracks on remastered release:
"Can't You Feel It" is incorrectly listed as 5.04 on early pressings.
- Johnny Winter – guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, vocals
- Randy Jo Hobbs – bass
- Richard Hughes – drums
- Rick Derringer – slide guitar on "Silver Train", pedal steel guitar and click guitar on "Ain't Nothing to Me", electric guitar on "Cheap Tequila"
- Jeremy Steig – flute on "Too Much Seconal"
- Todd Rundgren – Mellotron on "Cheap Tequila"
- Mark Klingman – piano on "Silver Train"
- Producer: Rick Derringer
- Reissue Producer: Bob Irwin
- Digitally Remastered: Vic Anesini
- Cover Design: John Berg, Ed Lee
- New York hard rock band Circus of Power, covered and released the Derringer song "Still Alive and Well" on their 1989 live EP Still Alive....
- Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Carolyn Wonderland covered "Still Alive and Well" on her 2008 album, Miss Understood.
- Glover, Tony (May 10, 1973). "Still Alive and Well". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
- Chrispell, James. "Still Alive and Well". AllMusic. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: W". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 22, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- Russell, Tony; Smith, Chris (2006). The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings. Penguin. p. 723. ISBN 978-0-140-51384-4.
- "Circus Of Power – Still Alive ... (1989, CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2 January 2022.