Canned Heat – Living The Blues

Double CD Set – £9.99
Catalog No. BGOCD591
Living The Blues by Canned Heat (1968)
Originally released in 1968 on the Liberty record labelEmerging in 1966, Canned Heat was founded by Alan 'Blind Owl' Wilson and Bob 'The Bear' Hite - Hite took the name'Canned Heat' from a 1928 recording by Tommy Johnson. They gained international attention with their performances at the1967 Monterey Pop Festival and at the original Woodstock Festival. They were joined by Henry 'The Sunflower' Vestine, aformer member of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Larry 'The Mole' Taylor, an experienced session musician, and Adolfo'Fito' de la Parra, who had played with T-Bone Walker and Etta James amongst othersCanned Heat's unique blend of modern electric blues, rock and boogie has earned them a loyal following and influenced manybands during the past 35 years. Their Top 40 songs, 'On The Road Again', 'Let's Work Together' and 'Going Up The Country',became rock anthems throughout the world. Their second album, 'Boogie With Canned Heat',included the hit 'On The RoadAgain' and a twelve minute version of 'Fried Hockey Boogie'that established them with hippie audiences as 'kings of the boogie!' This, their third album, 'Living The Blues',includes a 19-minute tour de force, ' Parthenogenesis'which displays the quintet attheir most experimental. Also featured is their incarnation of Henry Thomas' 'Bulldozer Blues' where singer Wilson retainedthe tune of the original song, rewrote the lyric and came up with 'Goin' Up The Country',whose simple message caught the'back-to-nature' attitude of the late '60s and went to Number One in 25 countries around the world.

Tracklist

  1. Pony Blues My Mistake Sandy's Blues Going Up The Country Walking By Myself Boogie Music One Kind Favor Parthenogenesis Refried Boogie (Part I) Refried Boogie (Part II)

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