The Progressive Blues Experiment

The Progressive Blues Experiment

by Johnny WinterJohnny Winter


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Although his early Columbia albums brought him worldwide stardom, it was this modest little album (first released on Imperial before the Columbia sides) that first brought Johnny Winter to the attention of guitarheads in America. It's also Winter at the beginning of a long career, playing the blues as if his life depends on it, without applying a glimmer of rock commercialism. The standard classic repertoire here includes "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "I Got Love if You Want It," "Forty-Four," "It's My Own Fault," and "Help Me," with Winter mixing it up with his original Texas trio of Red Turner on drums and Tommy Shannon (later of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble) on bass. A true classic, this is one dirty, dangerous, and visionary album. The set was issued in a sonically screaming 24-bit remastered edition on CD by Capitol in 2005. It contains no bonus tracks, but it leaves the original crummy CD issue in the dust. ~ Cub Koda & Thom Jurek

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/2005
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724386656827
catalogNumber: 66568
Rank: 30381

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Winter   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Steel Guitar,Harp,Vocals,national steel guitar
Tommy Shannon   Bass,Bass Guitar
"Uncle" John Turner   Drums
Red Turner   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Johnny Winter   Arranger,Adaptation
Ralph Bass   Composer
Woody Woodward   Art Direction
Burton Wilson   Original Photography
Bill Josey   Producer,Audio Production
Rim Kelley   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Chris Clough   Reissue Producer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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