The show was recorded in Philadelphia a mere few months after Texas Flood came out and at a time when people didn't really know yet the depth of the young guitar slinger's talent. It would've been something to see the faces in the crowd at the show; undoubtedly jaws were dropping as Vaughan started the show with a blistering instrumental cover of the Isley Brothers' "Testify" followed by a take on his own instrumental, the non-Texas Flood cut "So Excited."
After that the crowd found out the cat could sing, too, as Vaughan rips into what would become a perennial live favorite, Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)." The meat of Texas Flood, "Pride and Joy," "Love Struck Baby," "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and the title cut are performed before the show sizzles to a conclusion with another homage to Hendrix in "Little Wing/Third Stone From the Sun."
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