Album artwork for Living the Blues by Canned Heat

Originally released in 1968 on the Liberty record label. Emerging 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 the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and at the original Woodstock Festival. They were joined by Henry 'The Sunflower' Vestine, a former 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 others. Canned Heat's unique blend of modern electric blues, rock and boogie has earned them a loyal following and influenced many bands 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 Road Again' 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 retained the 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.

Canned Heat

Living the Blues

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Album artwork for Living the Blues by Canned Heat
CD

£14.99

Released 03/06/2022Catalogue Number

BGOCD591

Album artwork for Living the Blues by Canned Heat
LPx2

£38.99

Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Printed Inners.

Yellow and Pink

Limited to 5000 copies
Released 17/07/2021Catalogue Number

3700477830922

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Canned Heat

Living the Blues

LMLR
Album artwork for Album artwork for Living the Blues by Canned Heat by Living the Blues - Canned Heat
Album artwork for Living the Blues by Canned Heat
CD

£14.99

Released 03/06/2022Catalogue Number

BGOCD591

Album artwork for Living the Blues by Canned Heat
LPx2

£38.99

Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Printed Inners.

Yellow and Pink

Limited to 5000 copies
Released 17/07/2021Catalogue Number

3700477830922

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Originally released in 1968 on the Liberty record label. Emerging 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 the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and at the original Woodstock Festival. They were joined by Henry 'The Sunflower' Vestine, a former 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 others. Canned Heat's unique blend of modern electric blues, rock and boogie has earned them a loyal following and influenced many bands 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 Road Again' 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 retained the 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.