The Johnny Winter Story

Johnny Winter's Texas International Pop Festival aka White Lightning

Johnny Winter's Texas International Pop Festival aka White Lightning
Johnny Winter's Texas International Pop Festival aka White Lightning

Johnny Winter's Texas International Pop Festival aka White Lightning

OH BOY 1-1969 TEX 7 (1969)
CDTB 149 (*)
Sound quality: Excellent soundboard / Recorded Dallas International Motor Speedway, Lewisville
Date: 1 Sep 1969 As part of the Texas International Pop Festival

See also: Got No Shoes and No Blues and "The Real White Lightning".

 

Johnny Winter's Texas International Pop Festival aka White Lightning
Johnny Winter's Texas International Pop Festival aka White Lightning

An excellent Johnny Winter performance recorded in a professional manner, the setlist is representive for this period and the songs sound familiar as the songs on the "Progressive Blues Experiment"

  1. Introduction 0:06
  2. Mean Town Blues 9:36
  3. Black Cat Bone 4:56
  4. Mean Mistreater 12:45
  5. Talk to your Daughter 7:05
  6. Leland Mississipi Blues 5:24 (mislabeled as Look Up)
  7. I'm not Sure 2:49 (mislabeled as I Can Love You Baby - this song fades out)

Transcript of liner notes

"I'm really gassed to find people digging blues." In 1962, blues musicians frequenting music stores in certain sections of Chicago couldn't help noticing a gangly young man, scarcely eighteen, who sat in front of the shops playing a borrowed guitar, singing, and engaging passers-by in conversation inevitably centering upon the genius of his idol, Muddy Waters. The youth had just come north from Beaumont, Texas, and Lamar Technical College where he had spent part of one se-mester majoring in business and the rest driving or hitchhiking 50 miles to Louisiana where he performed in small clubs on weekends.

That was seven years, many nights, and numerous gigs ago. The kid, JOHNNY WINTER, has, in the interim, given SRO concerts at the Fillmore East, the Fillmore West, The Scene, and the Boston Music Hall; been hailed by the New York Times as "a charismatic performer", "a fountain of vintage blues"; and been acclaimed by Rolling Stone, whose first article brought him to national attention, as a "One hundred and thirty pound cross-eyed albino with long fleecy hair, playing some of the gutsiest, fluid guitar you have ever heard".

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