Edgar Winter Songs Ranked

Edgar Holland Winter (born December 28, 1946) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is known for being a multi-instrumentalist—keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, and percussionist—as well as a singer. His success peaked in the 1970s with his band The Edgar Winter Group and their popular songs “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride”. Winter’s music encompasses many different genres, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop. From his critically acclaimed 1970 debut release, Entrance, he has demonstrated his unique style and ability to cross the genre lines and do the unexpected. His early recording of “Tobacco Road” propelled him into the national spotlight. Edgar followed Entrance with two hit albums backed by his group White Trash, a group originally composed of musicians from Texas and Louisiana. White Trash, with Winter and Jerry Lacroix both on lead vocals and sax, enjoyed huge success, with the 1971 release of the studio album Edgar Winter’s White Trash, and with 1972’s follow-up live gold album (partially recorded at New York’s Apollo Theater) Roadwork. Here are all of Edgar Winter songs ranked.

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10. Give It Everything You Got (Edgar Winter’s White Trash, 1971)

“You have to like the music to understand. I seen Edgar Winter band twice. Rick Derringer on guitar is amazing. This album is what I listened to years ago. Give it everything you got.”

9. Keep Playin’ That Rock ‘N’ Roll (Edgar Winter’s White Trash, 1971)

“Edgar tells the story of his rise to fame in the autobiographical song “Keep Playin’ that Rock ‘n’ Roll. Good song ,brings back the fun times I had as a worry free youth.Wish todays was this good.”

8. Round & Round (They Only Come Out at Night 1972)

“Round & Round” is another beautiful rock ballad, with a country bent. EDGAR’S UNDERCOVER MAN with his lead vocal and piano style, the band’s harmony vocals, CHUCK’S drum playing, RICK’S slide guitar, and RONNIE’S lead guitar also keeps the music in motion. The highlight of this album for me is the country/rock ballad ROUND AND ROUND written by EDGAR with with his calm lead vocal and piano riffs, harmony vocals, excellent pedal steel guitar by RICK, and RONNIE and DAN’S electric rhythm guitar.”

7. Rock ‘N’ Roll Boogie Woogie Blues (They Only Come Out at Night, 1972)

“ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BOOGIE WOOGIE BLUES is a great rock tune with EDGAR’S daring singin’ and piano playing, RONNIE’S guitar riffs, CHUCK’S drum playing, and DAN’S bass guitar riffs. This happens to be the only song where RONNIE gets a song writing credit with EDGAR and his wife BARBARA. He and CHUCK shold have been allowed some song writing credits.”

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6. Alta Mira (They Only Come Out at Night, 1972)

“Alta Mira” is a cute pop song with a calypso feel and tight harmonies. Alta Mira is very quirky, yet charming song that you can’t help but sing along to. Has an almost Jamaican sound that makes it all the more infectious.”

5. Hangin’ Around (They Only Come Out at Night, 1972)

“”Hangin’ Around” is more mid-tempo rock that’s catchy. I really like it. I can now see why people ate this stuff alive back in the early 70’s- it’s quality rock music. “Hangin’ Around” was almost an anthem for those long, hot New Mexico summers.”

4. We All Had a Real Good Time (They Only Come Out at Night, 1972)

“Another huge change of pace with quite possibly a song that perfectly exemplifies the college spirit (woot), with We All Had a Real Good Time. If there’s a better song out there that keeps the fun, youthful spirit of us kids and of the basic tenets of Rock n’ Roll, I’ve yet to hear it.”

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3. Rock & Roll, Hoochie Koo (All American Boy, 1973)

“This song was written by Rick Derringer for his brother Johnny Winter but Edgar Winter has sang it live with his brother and Rick numerous times.”

2. Frankenstein (They Only Come Out at Night, 1972)

“This song was actually a number 1 hit on the Billboard 100 in May of 1973, What’s interesting about that is this song is a instrumental, a very good instrumental to my knowledge I believe this might be the only instrumental rock song to hit number 1 on Billboard and its honestly understandable why, it’s a very good instrumental very technical for its time kinda sounds like a Machine Head era Deep Purple song it was made around the same time. This song was even covered by Thrash Metal band Overkill and the cover is awesome as well.’

1. Free Ride (They Only Come Out at Night, 1972)

“Free Ride needs no explanation, as it’s impossible to live past the age of 10 and not have heard the song at least once.”Free Ride”, who not only gets you to the ocean, but let’s you surf it as well. A joy, an uplift, and music everyone needs. Even leprechauns.”