A hard-luck blues band of the '60s, Canned Heat was founded by blues historians and record collectors Alan Wilson and Bob Hite. They seemed to be on the right track and played all the right festivals (including Monterey and Woodstock, making it very prominently into the documentaries about both) but somehow never found a lasting audience.
This 15-track single-disc collection was culled from Canned Heat (1967), Boogie With Canned Heat (1968), Living the Blues (1968), Hallelujah (1969), and Future Blues (1970). Arguably, Canned Heat Cookbook (1969) – a hits package in its own right – could be lumped in since it was the first full-length platter with "Going Up the Country," which was initially only issued on a 45-rpm single. During this era, the Heat was inhabited by Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson (guitar/vocals), Larry "The Mole" Taylor (bass), Henry "Sunflower" Vestine (guitar), and Bob "The Bear" Hite (vocals). Frank Cook (drums) contributed to the band's self-titled debut prior to being replaced by Aldolfo "Fito" de la Parra (drums)…
2007 two CD set, the first official release of these previously unreleased live recordings by US Blues/Rock outfit, Canned Heat, captured live in concert by Dutch radio on three separate tours of Holland between 1970 and 1974. 22 tracks including three previously unreleased songs and live versions of their hits 'On the Road Again' and 'Let's Work Together'. 12-page booklet includes sleeve notes, from their '70s producer and manager Skip Taylor plus previously unseen photos. MLP.
Canned Heat is best known for the hits “Going Up The Country” and “On The Road Again,” but this was mainly a blues rock band, and they put out an album with John Lee Hooker titled Hooker ‘N’ Heat in early 1971. The album was all John Lee Hooker material, and was the last studio album to feature Alan Wilson, who died of a drug overdose in late 1970 (a member of the 27 Club). In the spring of 1971, Canned Heat performed with John Lee Hooker at Carnegie Hall. Part of the show was recorded, and now you can hear it with the release of Carnegie Hall 1971. This CD features liner notes by Dave Thompson, with portions of an interview with drummer Fito de a Parra.
The greatest single disc collection of Canned Heat ever assembled! Over 75 minutes of boogie rock! Includes the smash singles 'On the Road Again', 'Goin' Up the Country', 'Let's Work Together' and the previously unreleased song 'Henry's Shuffle'.
Best remembered for their legendary performances at 1960s rock festivals such as Woodstock and Monterey Pop, Canned Heat uniquely combined rock and blues into one musical stew. This DVD EP contains two rare performances of the band from German television.
Canned Heat were one of the hardest living and hardest working bands of the late sixties and through the seventies. Led by the inimitable Bob “The Bear” Hite, a huge man with a personality to match, they established themselves as one of the greatest white blues bands of all time. For the first time this DVD tells the full unexpurgated story from the surviving band members.