This page lists the tracks which were recorded by Johnny Winter during the early 1960s, before the release of his first album “Johnny Winter” and the “Progressive Blues Experiment”.

Most of these tracks have re-issued at least a 100 times on various vinyl up’s and music CD’s and are listed here for completeness of the discography.

  • Advocado green – Recorded 9 Nov 1966 Pasadena Sound studios
  • Bad news
  • Birds Can’t Row Boats (2:50) – Recorded in the same session as “Living In The Blues” Andros Studios, Houston. First released 1969.
  • Blue Suede Shoes (2:15)- 10 Jan 1968 Andors Studios, Houston.
  • Coming Up Fast – Recorded 1967 Pasadena Sound Studios. A short version edited down to less than three minutes, was released at the on the Cascade label, only a few hundred 45s were pressed, which are today much sought after collector’s items. The version on this album is the original, full-length master, which includes a long fuzz guitar solo
  • Don’t Drink Whiskey (1:05) – Recorded 2 Feb 1967 at Recording Service Studios, Pasadena Texas.
  • Easy Lovin’ Girl (2:40) – Jan 1967 Pasadena Sounds studios, Pasadena Texas, released on album 1969.
  • Goin’ Down Slow (5:45) – 19 Jan 1968 Andros Studios, Houston. Previously unissued, this seems to be a completely different version of the one which was recorded 2 Feb 1967, features Johnny on National Steel Guitar.
  • Gone For Bad (4:17) – Recorded 1965 Gulf Coast Studios, Beaumont Texas. Issued at the time on 45 by MGM.
  • Hook You (3:08) – Recorded 1968 Isaac Payton Sweat (bass), Uncle John Turner (Drums).
  • Hello My Lover (2:19) – Recorded 1963 at Gulf Coast studios, Beaumont, Texas, (bass), (drums), David Holiday (guitar), Edgar Winter (horns).
  • Ice Cube (3:00) – This one of the very earliest recordings made in 1959. Recorded at Gulf Coast Studios, Beaumont, Texas.
  • I Wonder If I Care (2:25) – 10 Jan 1968 Andros Studios, Houston.
  • Kind hearted woman
  • Leavin’ blues
  • Living In The Blues – 1967 Andros Studios Houston, first released 1969.
  • Low down gal of mine
  • Out of sight
  • Parchman farm
  • Suicide Won’t Satisfy (2:05) – Recorded 10 Jan 1968 Andros Studios, Houston.
  • Take My Choice (3:12) – This is local (Houston) bluesman Calvin “Loudmouth” Johnson, singing the cocal , Recorded 1967 Gold Star Studios, Houston.
  • The Mistress – The lead guitar is Johnny Winter, vocalist is Johnny’s bass player Isaac Payton Sweat, who changed over to Country & Western music. Johnny is playing Country music. Recorded Studio-by-the-pond, Hendersonvill, Tenn.
  • Thirty-eight, thirty-two, twenty
  • Tramp (2:48) – recorded during the brief period in 1967 when Johnny Winter was the leader of “The Traits” and it was released under the group name, in a pressing of 300 45s on the Universal label.
  • Voo Doo Twist (2:20) – Johnny wrote this song in about 5 minutes and recorded it on the spot.