“Living The Blues” by Canned Heat - album review

TJR says

The second Canned Heat album of 1968 was a sprawling two-record set, with mixed results over the 90 minutes. Featuring guest appearances from Joe Sample, John Mayall, Doctor John, Charley Patton and John Fahey, there’s no doubt that this band were now fully respected bluesmen - not just record collectors! It also gave the band another massive hit, “Going Up The Country”, an amazing song credited to Al Wilson but, in reality, completely derived from Henry Thomas’s “Bulldoze Blues” from 1928. Cheeky sods really. The duet with Joe Sample on “Sandy’s Blues” is another excellent highlight, a soulful ballad in a “Need Your Love So Bad” style. All is not entirely rosey in the garden however. Beware the “Refried Boogie” - one live 40 minutes jam track taking up sides C and D of the original LP. That’ve been the time for a festival wander, a beer, an indian head message, a trip to the record stall, 40 winks in the meditation tent, anything but the “Refried Boogie”…

The Jukebox Rebel
23-Aug-2009


A1 [03:48] 5.7.png Canned Heat - Pony Blues (Charley Patton) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [03:22] 6.9.png Canned Heat - My Mistake (Al Wilson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [06:46] 8.8.png Canned Heat and Joe Sample - Sandy’s Blues (Bob Hite) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:50] 10.0.png Canned Heat - Going Up The Country (Al Wilson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:29] 6.3.png Canned Heat and John Mayall - Walking By Myself (Jimmy Rogers) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [03:19] 6.3.png Canned Heat, Doctor John and Charley Patton - Boogie Music (Lawrence Taylor Tatman) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B1 [04:43] 6.6.png Canned Heat - One Kind Favor (Lawrence Taylor Tatman) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B2 [19:57] 5.0.png Canned Heat: John Fahey, Mole, Owl, Bear and Fito - Parthenogenesis: Nebulosity, Rollin’ And Tumblin’, Five Owls, Bear Wires (Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Henry Vestine, Larry Taylor, Adolfo de la Parra) Psychedelia
C [20:08] 4.2.png Canned Heat - Refried Boogie part 1 [live] (Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Henry Vestine, Larry Taylor, Adolfo de la Parra) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
D [21:02] 3.4.png Canned Heat - Refried Boogie part 2 [live] (Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Henry Vestine, Larry Taylor, Adolfo de la Parra) Blues Rock / Soul Rock




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