“3rd Degree” is a 1986 album by Johnny Winter and the final of the trilogy he made for Alligator Records.
For the occasion Winter temporarily reunited with Tommy Shannon and Uncle Red Turner, who used to be his first backing band. Another notable guest on the record is Doctor John, who performed on “Love, Life and Money” and “Tin Pan Alley”.
Winter also included a couple of solo acoustic numbers, practicing for months with a National Steel Guitar. A stripped-down, no-nonsense serving of Texas-style blues rock.
Original Issue. Cut Out. LP. Alligator Records AL 4748. VG*****