At last, the best one
znodog | nyc, usa | 03/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When you put this on your player you won't believe you're listening to something that came before Johnny Winter's official Columbia debut in 1969. In fact it sounds like a modern comeback album. The production and the stripped down Trio format would make a great release by today's standards. With the great Tommy Shannon from SRV & Double Trouble on bass and Uncle John Turner on drums you get an unrelentless set of high-powered Texas blues. At times sounding more focused and heavier than the self titled release that came after. This album passed a lot of people up when it was first released. This is essential for your Winter collection,after multiple listens I'm starting to think it's his best work."
The other half of the truth
F. J. PRISCO | Seattle, WA USA | 10/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Back in the vinyl days, this was a tough LP to find. Which is too bad -- the Columbia LPs were all over, but to hear where Johnny started you needed this to go along with the major releases.
This is now rectified. Now we can hear just what "Mean Town Blues" has always been about, and more besides. The band is tight, the sound is full, and Johnny was on hte verge of overnight success. Turn it up! 1968 never sounded so good :)"