Johnny Winter's Texas International Pop Festival aka White Lightning
OH BOY 1-1969 TEX 7 (1969)
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"
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".