The Progressive Blues Experiment

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The Progressive Blues Experiment
Studio album by Johnny Winter
Released 1968
Recorded 1967
Vulcan Gas Company,
Austin, Texas
Genre Blues rock
Length 44:16
Label Sonobeat
Producer Bill Josey
Rim Kelley
Johnny Winter chronology
The Progressive Blues Experiment
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (mixed) [2]

The Progressive Blues Experiment is the debut album by Johnny Winter. The Progressive Blues Experiment was originally issued on Austin's Sonobeat Records label in 1968. When Winter signed to Columbia Records, the rights were sold to Imperial Records who reissued the album in 1969.

Winter plays here in a trio with his late-sixties band. Several blues artists are covered including B.B. King ("It's My Own Fault"), Sonny Boy Williamson ("Help Me"), and Slim Harpo ("I Got Love If You Want It").

In 2005, Capitol issued a 24-bit remastered edition of this recording on CD. The album has also been released with the title Austin, Texas.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rollin' and Tumblin'" (McKinley Morganfield) - 3:12
  2. "Tribute to Muddy" (Johnny Winter) - 6:21
  3. "I Got Love If You Want It" (James Moore) - 3:54
  4. "Bad Luck and Trouble" (Johnny Winter) - 6:21
  5. "Help Me" (Ralph Bass, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson) - 3:49
  6. "Mean Town Blues" (Johnny Winter) - 4:28
  7. "Broke Down Engine" (Andy Fernbach) - 2:49
  8. "Black Cat Bone" (Johnny Winter) - 3:48
  9. "It's My Own Fault" (B.B. King, Jules Taub) - 7:21
  10. "Forty-Four" (Chester Burnett) - 3:30



  1. ^ Koda, Cub. "The Progressive Blues Experiment - Johnny Winter : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ Burks, John (19 April 1969). "Records". Rolling Stone. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. 

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