“Vintage” by Canned Heat - album review

TJR says

Would have made for a fine debut but, for whatever reason, it wasn’t to be. Producer Johnny Otis recorded the band’s first (unreleased) album in 1966 with the ensemble of Bob Hite (vocals), Alan Wilson (slide guitar, vocals, harmonica), Henry Vestine (lead guitar), Stuart Brotman (bass) and Frank Cook (drums). The record was not actually released until 1970 when it appeared as “Vintage”, released by Janus Records. 2 of the tracks would make it to the 1967 debut album proper - “Big Road Blues” and “Rollin’ And Tumblin’”. Straight away it’s clear these guys know their blues business. 9 of the 10 are covers, with Bo Diddley’s “Pretty Thing” and Elmore James’s “Can’t Hold Out” underlining Canned Heat’s impressive credentials…

The Jukebox Rebel
22-Sep-2009

A1 [02:31] 7.0.png Canned Heat - Spoonful [’66 demo version] (Willie Dixon) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:09] 5.3.png Canned Heat - Big Road Blues [’66 demo version] (Tommy Johnson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:18] 6.7.png Canned Heat - Rollin’ And Tumblin’ [’66 demo version, pt.1] (McKinley Morganfield) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:44] 6.1.png Canned Heat - Got My Mojo Working [’66 demo version] (Preston Foster) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:01] 7.4.png Canned Heat - Pretty Thing [’66 demo version] (Ellas Otha Bates, Willie Dixon) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [03:08] 5.6.png Canned Heat - Louise [’66 demo version] (Johnnie Temple) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:22] 5.8.png Canned Heat - Dimples [’66 demo version] (John Lee Hooker, James Bracken) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:33] 7.4.png Canned Heat - Can’t Hold Out [’66 demo version] (Elmore James) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:38] 7.2.png Canned Heat - Straight Ahead [’66 demo version] (Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Henry Vestine, Larry Taylor, Frank Cook) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:03] 7.2.png Canned Heat - Rollin’ And Tumblin’ [’66 demo version, pt.2] (McKinley Morganfield) Blues / Rhythm n Blues




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