Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield
THE LOST CONCERT TAPES 12/13/68
BOTH COLUMBIA LEGACY
Back in 1968, BB King still had to rely upon the patronage of the Stones and the Mac to reach white audiences while blues-rock celebrities Al Kooper (keyboards) and Mike Bloomfield (guitar) were worrying the US Top 20 with their Super Session albums. Instrumentally, these Dylan sidekicks cut the mustard but, with the exception of Steve Stills, the vocals were often bloodless. The main event of the hitherto “Lost Concert” has to be Texas guitarist Johnny Winter who?just three days away from stardom?overshadows all else with a blistering take on BB’s “It’s My Own Fault”.