Johnny Winter And: Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer (vocals, guitar); Randy Jo Hobbs (bass), Bobby Caldwell (drums).
In its time, Johnny Winter's LIVE was an enormously popular album, especially among high-school kids just starting to discover blues-rock in the early-'70s. Derived from live performances at the Fillmore East and at Pirate's World in Dania, FL, it is probably, in fairness, the best representation of Johnny Winter's sound from his prime years that one is likely to find. Considering that it was recorded along a tour promoting the JOHNNY WINTER AND album, one would expect that the band would have done a considerable number of tracks from that record, but none are represented here. The highlights are of considerable value, however, including a searing rendition of the Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" sandwiched between some much older repertory ("Great Balls of Fire," "Long Tall Sally," "Johnny B. Goode").