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Edgar Winter

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Although he's often skirted the edges of blues music, at heart, saxophonist, keyboardist and composer Edgar Winter is a blues musician. Raised in Beaumont, TX, the younger brother of ukulele player and guitarist Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter has always pushed himself in new directions, synthesizing the rock, blues and jazz melodies he hears in his head. As a consequence, his fan base may not be what it could have been, had he made a conscious effort — like his brother Johnny — to stay in a blues-rock mold over the years. He's one musician who's never been afraid to venture into multiple musical arenas, often times, within the space of one album, as in his debut, Entrance (1970 Columbia Records).

Edgar Winter, the second son of John and Edwina Winter, was born December 28, 1946 in Beaumont, TX, and much of the credit for Edgar and Johnny's early musical awareness must go to the brothers' parents, who have been a constant source of encouragement throughout their respective musical careers. The boys' father sang in a barbershop quartet, in their church choir, and played saxophone in a jazz group. Edgar and Johnny, who's three years older, began performing together as teens, playing local watering holes like Tom's Fish Camp before they were old enough to drink. The pair's early R&B and blues groups included Johnny and the Jammers, the Crystaliers and the Black Plague.

In high school, Edgar became fascinated with the saxophone stylings of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley and Hank Crawford, and he began playing alto sax in earnest. As a pre-teen, he had played ukulele, like his older brother. But by the time he was of college age, Edgar had become competent on keyboards, bass, guitar and drums.

Edgar was signed to Epic Records in 1970 after performing on his brother's Second Winter album. He recorded Entrance, his debut, which featured himself on most of the instruments. After radio success accompanying his brother on Johnny Winter And, he formed a large horn ensemble called White Trash. Although it was a short-lived group which broke up in mid-'72, Winter assembled another group to record two more albums for Epic Records, White Trash and Roadwork. Winter's single, "Keep Playing That Rock 'n' Roll," reached number 70 on the U.S. rock radio charts, and the album Roadwork hit number 23 on the album charts. By the summer of 1972, through constant touring, (and a ready willingness to do interviews, unlike his older brother), Winter formed the Edgar Winter Group in the summer of 1972. In January, 1973, Epic released They Only Come Out at Night, produced by guitarist Rick Derringer, which reached number three in the U.S. This album had Winter's most famous song, "Frankenstein," which reached number one in the U.S. in May of 1973. Later that year, "Free Ride" from the same album reached number 14. Although he's never matched that kind of commercial radio success again, Winter has continued to tour and record at a prolific pace. He relocated from New York City to Beverly Hills in 1989 to pursue movie score work, which he's had some success with, most notably with a slightly reworked version of "Frankenstein" for the movie Wayne's World II.

Although his early-'70s albums like Entrance, White Trash, They Only Come Out at Night and Shock Treatment are bluesier affairs than some of his later albums, there are blues tunes like "Big City Woman" on one of his 1990s releases, Not a Kid Anymore (1994), on the Intersound label, and 1999's Winter Blues was almost wholly devoted to the idiom. A good introduction to Winter for those who weren't around in the early '70s is The Edgar Winter Collection (1993) on Rhino Records.

Title: Anthology

Artist: Edgar Winter

Genre: Rock

Title: White Trash

Artist: Edgar Winter

Genre: Pop

Title: White Trash Roadwork

Artist: Edgar Winter

Genre: Pop

Title: Together

Artist: Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter

Genre: Rock

Title: Fresh Takes

Artist: Edgar Winter

Genre: Rock, Blues Rock

Collections

Title: Guitarras de Oro

Genre: Rock

Title: Let's Rock The 70s!

Genre: Pop

Title: Black Cat Blues

Genre: Blues, Rock

Title: Chart Misses 1

Genre: Pop

Title: Prog Rock Classics

Genre: Rock

Title: Prog Rock Xmas

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Title: Super Bowl Anthems

Genre: Rock

Title: Spring Break Jams

Genre: Pop

Title: Progressive Rock

Genre: Rock

Title: Rock The Nation

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Money Songs

Genre: Rock

Title: Super Bowl 2010

Genre: Pop

Title: Classic Rock Gold

Genre: Rock

Title: Jock Anthems

Genre: Rock

Title: Prog Rock Christmas

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Title: FM Rock

Genre: Rock, Pop

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Genre: Rock

Title: Live On Tour

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Title: Invincible

Artist: Various

Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack

Title: Rock

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock

Title: Boomerang

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Genre: Jazz

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