“Canned Heat [1967]” by Canned Heat - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1967Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Debut album from the Californian quintet formed in 1965 by two blues enthusiasts, Alan Wilson and Bob Hite. Hite and Wilson met in 1965 and discovered their mutual love for collecting early blues records. Hite, known as “the Bear”, was a former record shop owner with an outgoing personality and a gravelly old-time blues voice. Wilson, called “Blind Owl”, was his opposite. Quiet and reserved, he had majored in music at Boston University, and was known for his extraordinary prowess on the harmonica. They took their name from Tommy Johnson’s 1928 “Canned Heat Blues”, a song about an alcoholic who had desperately turned to drinking Sterno, generically called “Canned Heat”. 1967 was a big breakthrough year for the band - a year which seen them sign with Liberty Records, perform at the inaugral Monterey Pop Festival in June, and release their first LP - an 11 song set which ran through a varied blues catalogue from William Harris in 1928 to Sonny Boy Williamson II in 1963 with knowing references to blues legends left, right and centre. Solid…

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A1 [03:11] 7.0.png Canned Heat - Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (McKinley Morganfield) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:20] 6.0.png Canned Heat - Bullfrog Blues (William Harris) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:25] 6.7.png Canned Heat - Evil Is Going On (Willie Dixon) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [03:50] 6.7.png Canned Heat - Goin’ Down Slow (Jimmy Oden) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [06:48] 6.0.png Canned Heat - Catfish Blues (Robert Petway) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [03:18] 7.3.png Canned Heat - Dust My Broom (Robert Johnson, Elmore James) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [03:13] 6.9.png Canned Heat - Help Me (Aleck Miller) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [03:14] 5.4.png Canned Heat - Big Road Blues (Tommy Johnson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [03:43] 6.0.png Canned Heat - Story Of My Life (Eddie Jones) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [03:16] 6.0.png Canned Heat - The Road Song (Floyd Jones) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [03:06] 7.6.png Canned Heat - Rich Woman (Dorothy LaBostrie, McKinley Millet) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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