Very Best Of CD (2005)

Artist: Canned Heat

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Product Overview


Label Capitol Records
SKU 63979794
UPC 724356014626
UPC 14 00724356014626
Format CD
Release Date 5/24/2005
Author Canned Heat
Associated Artist/Work Hooker, John Lee
Associated Artist/Work Memphis Slim
Associated Artist/Work Vestine, Henry
Associated Artist/Work Winter, Johnny
Artist Influence Albert King
Artist Influence B.B. King
Artist Influence Chuck Berry
Artist Influence Elmore James
Artist Influence Henry Thomas (Guitar/Vocals)
Artist Influence Howlin' Wolf
Artist Influence Jerry Lee Lewis
Artist Influence Jimmy Reed
Artist Influence John Lee Hooker
Artist Influence John Mayall
Artist Influence Memphis Slim
Artist Influence Muddy Waters
Artist Influence Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Artist Influence Slim Harpo
Artist Influence Son House
Artist Influence T-Bone Walker
Artist Influence The Animals
Artist Influence The Rolling Stones
Artist Influence The Yardbirds
Artist Influence Tommy Johnson
Artist Influence Wilbert Harrison
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Artist Follower Eagles of Death Metal
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Technical Info
Producer Dallas Smith; Bob Hite; Jim Taylor; Skip Taylor; Calvin Carter; Canned Heat; David K. Tedds (Compilation)
CatalogID 5601462
Lable Name Capitol
Released 05/23/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 10s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Mixed
UPC 00724356014626
Musical Guests
Little Richard
John Lee Hooker
Album Notes and Credits
Canned Heat: Al Wilson (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Bob "The Bear" Hite (vocals, harmonica); Larry Taylor , Tony De La Barreda, Richard Hite (bass guitar); Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra, Frank Cook (drums); Henry Vestine, Joel Scott Hill, James Shane, Ed Beyer.
Personnel: Alan Wilson (vocals, guitar, harp, harmonica); Bob Hite (vocals, harp); Little Richard (vocals, piano); Harvey Mandel, Henry Vestine, Joel Scott Hill, James Shane (guitar); Ed Beyer (keyboards); Adolfo de la Parra (drums).
Additional personnel: John Lee Hooker (vocals); Harvey Mandel, Little Richard.
Audio Mixer: Evren G?knar.
Liner Note Author: Steve Roeser.
Recording information: The Monaterey International Pop Festival, Monterey, CA.
Photographer: Frank Driggs.
With the glut of Canned Heat compilations available, what makes this 19-song Capitol/EMI release better than the rest? For starters, the previously unreleased track "Henry's Shuffle," featuring guitarist Henry Vestine and recorded in 1968, which was undoubtedly the zenith year for the band; the inclusion of "Low Down (And High Up)"; the rare Liberty B-side "Time Was," and the rollicking 1970 date with Little Richard, "Rockin' With the King." Also included are several tracks that both the novice and die-hard fan alike would find essential -- three live cuts from the Monterey Pop Festival, a nod to the 1971 collaborative effort with John Lee Hooker on "Whiskey and Wimmen'," and two Woodstock era classics culled from the Boogie with Canned Heat album, "Amphetamine Annie" and "Fried Hockey Boogie." And, of course, what would a Canned Heat compilation be without the bona fide hippie hits: "On the Road Again," "Goin' Up the Country" and "Let's Work Together." These are the original versions, digitally remastered and sounding great, so ignore the glut, this really is the Very Best of Canned Heat. ~ Al Campbell
Artist Overview
One of the premier blues bands of the 1960s, Canned Heat's boogie-tinged take on the style reached a wide audience following its appearance at Woodstock. The band grew more popular after being prominently featured in the subsequent WOODSTOCK documentary film and on the companion album. Although they never achieved superstar status, Canned Heat's influence can be heard in a wide variety of bands--from ZZ Top to Phish--who place a shuffling, bluesy groove front and center.
Professional Reviews
Dirty Linen (p.65) - "Along with its hits, it includes three live tracks from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival....Not a bad introduction to the group's powerful blues and boogie..."
Disc 1
1 On The Road Again
2 Goin' Up The Country
3 Amphetamine Annie
4 Rollin' And Tumblin' - (live at Monterey Pop Festival)
5 Dust My Broom - (live at Monterey Pop Festival)
6 Bullfrog Blues - (live at Monterey Pop Festival)
7 Henry's Shuffle - (previously unreleased)
8 Fried Hockey Boogie
9 Same All Over
10 Time Was
11 Low Down (And High Up)
12 Poor Moon
13 Let's Work Together
14 Future Blues
15 Human Condition
16 Whiskey and Wimmen'
17 Long Way From L.A.
18 Rockin' With the King
19 Rock & Roll
Product Attributes
Artist Canned Heat
Label Capitol Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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