Back To The Roots!


The legendary Johnny Winter will release his new studio album entitled ‘Roots’ on September 27, 2011 via Megaforce Records. This album returns Johnny to his roots by paying homage to the iconic blues heroes whose pioneering music influenced Winter’s own signature sound and style. ‘Roots’ is the follow up to his Grammy-nominated ’I’m a Blues Man.’

A host of special guests join Winter trading licks in honoring his idols, including Sonny Landreth, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, John Popper, Jimmy Vivino, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Medeski and Johnny’s brother Edgar Winter. 

Among the 11 tracks that together represent a veritable history of the blues are songs by the genre’s elder statesmen including a version of Robert Johnson’s 1936 recording “Dust My Broom.” Winter pays respect to the greats who came to prominence in the late 1940s and ‘50s including Elmore James’ “Done Somebody Wrong,” Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Further on up the Road” and Chuck Berry’s first hit single, “Maybellene.” Also featured is “Come Back Baby,” written by Walter Davis and made popular by Ray Charles, Jimmy Reed’s 1961 hit “Bright Lights, Big City,” and Muddy Waters’ version of “Got My Mojo Working.” Brother Edgar guests on “Honky Tonk,” the one instrumental featured on ‘Roots.’ Rounding out the collection are Little Walter’s “Last Night,” Larry Williams’ “Short Fat Fannie” and T-Bone Walker’s “T-Bone Shuffle.”
This special project was directed by famed guitarist Paul Nelson, who's role is a both producer and performer on this records.

Track listing and special guests on ‘Roots’:
1) “T-Bone Shuffle” (Sonny Landreth, slide guitar)
2) “Further on up the Road” (Jimmy Vivino, guitar)
3) “Done Somebody Wrong” (Warren Haynes, slide guitar)
4) “Got My Mojo Workin’”
5) “Last Night” (John Popper, harp)
6) “Maybellene” (Vince Gill, guitar)
7) “Bright Lights, Big City” (Susan Tedeschi, guitar & vocals)
8) “Honky Tonk” (Edgar Winter, sax)
9) “Dust My Broom” (Derek Trucks, slide guitar)
10) “Short Fat Fannie” (Paul Nelson, guitar)
11) “Come Back Baby” (John Medeski, organ)
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