Let’s set the record directly. In the wake of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s meteoric increase to fame and subsequent tradition, there may exist generations who have either forgotten or never knew that another Texas guitarist had actually already existed and done that more than a dozen years previously. Sustained by word of mouth and generous buzz from Rolling Stone (yep, they really used to be that prominent), John Dawson Winter IIIs initially expedition from his native Beaumont to New york city City in 1968 (at the wish of Scene supervisor Steve Paul) stimulated a vicious bidding war between record business, and Columbia Records apparently paid the Texas guitar slinger the biggest advance ever bestowed upon a brand-new artist. Winter provided huge time, and the labels bet paid off. The Texas Tornados blend of charged-up metropolitan Chicago sounds and standard Delta designs had a tremendous effect on blues and rock communities alike.