The good news: The album Johnny Winter And / Live is the best live rock and roll record ever made.
The bad news: You ain’t going to find it on YouTube.
The real good news is that you can buy Johnny Winter And / Live on Amazon.
Turn up your speakers and click the play button on “Good Morning Little School Girl” and “Rock and Roll Medley” for a taste of the hottest, sweetest live rock and roll ever recorded.
You may think you’ve heard Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Johnny Winter And show the Stones how it’s done. Johnny screams out “Rock and Roll” the way only he can, and Johnny B. Goode launches like a rocket, channeling that country boy straight into Johnny Winter’s fingers. Do you enjoy the blues? Check out It’s My Own Fault the Johnny Winter way.
Who else is playing on this record? The “And” includes Rick Derringer later to solo with “Rock and Roll Hootchie Coo,” Randy Hobbs, and Bobby Caldwell (drums) tearing it up circa 1970 at various gigs including the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, Pirate’s World in Dania, Florida and The Fillmore East. The whole band is on fire and the “And” is more like “Cubed” if you know what I mean, and I know you do.
Search YouTube if you don’t believe it; the songs from this album are not there. Johnny’s material on YouTube is from TV shows.
It’s not going out on a limb to say this, in fact it’s staying right next to the trunk: Johnny Winter / And Live is the best live rock and roll record ever made. Leave a comment if you know a better one, because this Martian wants to hear it!
Read the fine print: On Amazon, you can only get Rock and Roll Medley (Great Balls of Fire/Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On) on the album. If you love rock and roll, Rock and Roll Medley is worth the price of the album.
It’s been said that talking about music is like dancing about architecture; you either get it or you don’t. Get Johnny Winter And / Live and you will get rock and roll!
Postscript: I was mistaken, you can find some Johnny Winter And Live on YouTube