Johnny Winter – Progressive Blues Experiment (1968/2021) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Johnny Winter – Progressive Blues Experiment (1968/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 42:55 minutes | 1,74 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

The Progressive Blues Experiment is the debut album by American blues rock musician Johnny Winter. He recorded it in August 1968 at the Vulcan Gas Company, an Austin music club, with his original trio of Tommy Shannon on bass guitar and John “Red” Turner on drums. The album features a mix of Winter originals and older blues songs, including the standards “Rollin’ and Tumblin’”, “Help Me”, and “Forty-Four”.

Local Austin, Texas-based Sonobeat Records issued the album with a plain white cover in late 1968. After

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

1. Johnny Winter – Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (2004 Digital Remaster)
2. Johnny Winter – Tribute To Muddy (2004 Digital Remaster)
3. Johnny Winter – I Got Love If You Want It (2004 Digital Remaster)
4. Johnny Winter – Bad Luck And Trouble (2004 Digital Remaster)
5. Johnny Winter – Help Me (2004 Digital Remaster)
6. Johnny Winter – Mean Town Blues (2004 Digital Remaster)
7. Johnny Winter – Broke Down Engine (2004 Digital Remaster)
8. Johnny Winter – Black Cat Bone (2004 Digital Remaster)
9. Johnny Winter – It’s My Own Fault (2004 Digital Remaster)
10. Johnny Winter – Forty-Four (2004 Digital Remaster)