Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Johnny Winter: Roots

"Sound: Paul, you just produced the latest album Roots? What was the goal and concept behind the album? Paul: The concept was to have Johnny pay tribute to the songs that influenced him growing up, one by Bubba Johnson, one by Eleanor James to name a few. Then the idea was to bring in special guests to tribute Johnny for the songs he made that influenced them. The goal was to make it sound like everyone was in the room at the same time ... a tribute to the original recordings but at the same time to make them hip enough to make them not sound too dated. We recorded at the Carriage House studios in Connecticut" (Derek Signore, "Interview with Johnny Winter & Paul Nelson," The Sound Magazine, 1/12, p. 26).

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