CANNED HEAT: at Liberty (in the 1960's)
by Paul Mason
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Canned Heat acetate LP 33rpm 12" album

 
 


  
   

How did Canned Heat come together?

Bob Hite: "I met John Fahey, who is a very good country blues guitar picker and he's also a scholar on the blues. We struck up a good friendship. It was a lot of fun playing record and swapping stories of different blues singers. I borrowed a tape from him and he disappeared for a year and I didn't see him. This was about 1965 and I'd gotten a job in a record shop in Westwood, California. This guy came in that I'd never seen before, and said, 'Are you Hite?' I went, 'Yeah!' He said, 'Fahey wants his tape back.' I said, 'Sure, where is he?' The guy said, 'He was in Louisiana, but he's back now and he wants his tape back.'

"Well, look, here's my phone number, we'll get together on a Wednesday night maybe, play some records. Come out to my house, (I was living with my parents) and we'll have a good time."

"So he showed up on Wednesday night with Alan Wilson and this fellow who'd come into the record shop, Mike Purlaman. We started playing records and after about ten o'clock my mother came in and said, 'It's a bit loud, would you turn it down'. So I said 'ok' and turned it down. When she left it came back up. She came back in a couple of more times and on the fourth trip, she said the landlord's complaining now, and the neighbors. Finally, it was, 'We're going to get kicked out of here if you don't turn down that record player....so I turned it off."
"Alan Wilson had his harmonica's with him, Fahey had his guitar, so did Michael. I played trumpet and that didn't really fit into the country blues, so I played the jug. We decided right there and then we ought to have a band. That was the original personnel of CANNED HEAT."
http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html

Bob Hite: "It was when I turned off the record player to please my mother. I mean I was a big boy then, but it was her home and I wanted to please her. Then Al played guitar and we decided to form a band."
"You ever know a genius? Well he was one. They are as sharp as a tack on the thing they know and just don't think about anything else. Al was a genius. He could pick up any instrument and play it - guitar, harpsichord, trumpet, you name it."
- Disc & Music Echo Magazine 16th October 1971



UNNAMED "ACUSTIC" REHEARSAL BLUES BAND (NOV 1965)
(only one rehearsal))

1) Alan 'Al' Wilson (aka 'Guru', aka 'Blind Owl') harmonica
2) Robert Hite Jr. (aka 'Big Bob Hite') trumpet, jug
3) Michael 'Mike' Perlowin acoustic guitar
5) John Aloysius Fahey acoustic guitar


Tape recording of this or similar line-up
Shake It and Break It *
One Kind Favour *
Country Blues (Alan Wilson solo guitar and vocals) *
* available as unofficial release
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UNNAMED "ELECTRIC" REHEARSAL BLUES BAND (NOV 1965 - DEC 1965 (only a couple of rehearsals))

1) Al Wilson vocals, harmonica, tambura, flute, piano, rhythm guitar, slide guitar, bottleneck guitar
2) Bob Hite lead vocals,
3) Mike Perlowin lead guitar
4) Keith Sawyer drums
5) Stuart Alan 'Stu' Brotman bass

Bob Hite: '... well, you see how it was, this kid named Mike Pearl [Mike Perlowin] was our guitar player and we were rehearsing, and he went out and got a gig for us long before it was time for us to go out and play any gigs. He went and got this gig, and gave us two days to get it together and go play. And we fired him...'
- Special from MARTIN WEBB in Vancouver, NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS Friday March 7, 1970


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Tale of 'Canned Heat's' Name

'[Alan] Wilson's roommate Mike Bass had sugested the name Canned Heat. He and Wilson were visiting with guitarist Steve Mann, whose musical associations included Janis Joplin and Frank Zappa. Mann joked, "Why don't you dress up like cops and call yourself The Heat?" Bass responded by recommending Canned Heat for a band name

"We were talking about the heat, meaning the police," said Wilson. "Someone said, 'Why don't you call the band 'The Heat?' And so Michael exploded from his chair, as he is wont to do, and he suggested Canned Heat. So that was it; everybody thought that sounded pretty good."'
- 'Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life and Death of Blues Legend Alan Wilson', Rebecca Davis pp83-4


Sterno 'Canned Heat' ad  c1915



'The band had, of course, been named after the Tommy Johnson song "Canned Heat Blues". Therein, Johnson sang about his addiction to a drink made from the cooking fuel Sterno. Described on its label as "canned heat", Sterno was used as an illicit alcohol substitute during Prohibition times. It was said to produce a drunken high, though the physical effects were unpleasant at best and deadly at worst'
-  'Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life and Death of Blues Legend Alan Wilson', Rebecca Davis  pp118-9


CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND [#1]
(DEC 1965 - JAN 1966)
1) Bob Hite
2) Al Wilson
3) Stu Brotman
4) Kenneth Michael 'Kenny' Edwards lead guitar
5) Ron Holmes drums



Bob Hite: "Well, the minute Fahey found out it was going to be electric, it was too much for him to handle, so he pulled out. Mike Purlaman was so excited; he went and got us a job at the Ash Grove. And we hadn't even rehearsed yet. We managed to find another guitar player, a drummer and a bass player. We rehearsed a couple of times, ended up firing Mike Purlaman, who had gotten us the job in the first place, and we got a fellow called Kenny Edwards who was with Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys. He was our slide player. Alan said he would just play rhythm guitar and harmonica.
http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html

CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: December 1965, 'Best From The West', Ash Grove, Los Angeles

Bob Hite: "So we played the job at the Ash Grove and they liked us so much that they paid us $5.00 apiece, (it was supposed to be a freebie) and said come back tomorrow night for Part II of our 'Best of the Best' concert. We went out to Canter's, which was the local hangout in Los Angeles, for all the rock musicians and weird people. Allen Ginsberg and all the strangies that hung out in the middle of the night. By day Canter's looked like a shule and by night it looked like hippie heaven. So we wrote our name on the bathroom wall and did all the things a successful rock act would do."
http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html

Bob Hite: 'We played the Ashgrove just that one time, as a matter of fact, and then we played the Corral, and then we went back for professional playing purposes. and in that early stage of the game we also played the Whiskey A-Go-Go, and that was it. Then we couldn't get gigs, because all we played was blues, you know, and in those days that wasn't happening at all. It was still rock and roll.'
- Special from MARTIN WEBB in Vancouver, NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS Friday March 7, 1970


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CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND [#2]
(JAN 1966 - FEB 1966)
1) Al Wilson
2) Bob Hite
3) Kenny Edwards
4) Ron Holmes
5) Stu Brotman
6) Henry Charles Vestine (aka Smilin', aka The Sunflower) lead guitar




CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: January 1966 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA (The band played there two nights in a row. On the second day blues guitarist Henry Vestine was in the audience and plays with them the following night.

Bob Hite: "I called up Henry Vestine who was a friend of mine and said, "I've got a band and you've got to come hear us. We played last night and we're playing again tonight, come on down'. He (Vestine) at that time was playing with the Mothers of Invention, Zappa's Group. He said, 'Alright, I'll come down.'"
- 'The Bear' by Tim Mattox http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html


   
Henry Vestine with The Mothers

Bob Hite: "Two days later, about four o'clock in the morning, the phone rang. My father came in and said, 'One of your friends is on the phone and from now on, tell him to call at a decent hour. So I went out and it was Henry. 'I want to be in your band.' 'You're hired.' So that made six."
- 'The Bear' by Tim Mattox http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html

Seems that Henry Vestine held off announcing he was leaving until the Verve deal was signed and secure.
for dates see Mothers' site>  http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/chronology/1965-1969.html



CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND AUDITION:   Early 1966 The Sea Witch, West Hollywood, CA

Bob Hite: 'We rehearsed with six guys, went for an audition at the Sea Witch, which was kind of a funky place down on the Sunset Strip, and it just didn't work. So we had to get rid of Kenny.'
- 'The Bear' by Tim Mattox http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html

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CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND [#3]
(FEB 1966 - AUG 1966)

1) Bob Hite
2) Al Wilson
3) Stu Brotman
4) Henry Vestine
5) Frank Lenord Clayman-Cook (aka Gullible, aka Mr. Fuzzy) drums
+
around July 1966
 6) Barry Lowell Bastian (aka The Bee) lead guitar (filled in for Henry Vestine for a few gigs )


CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: April 22, 1966 U.C.L.A. Student Union Grand Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA ("Mardi Gras Concert - Folk-Rock '66", with The Association, Seven A' Comin' & The Chocolate Chips)
Bob Hite and Henry Vestine weren't available for this gig, so Stu Brotman played lead guitar with Al Wilson on slide, harmonica and vocals and Frank Cook on drums

Bob Hite AFTRA membership autograph  
June 27th 1966 - Bob Hite applies for union membership of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)

CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOWS: July, 1966

Bruno Ceriotti (Rock historian): Apparently Henry rejoined The Mothers again around July 1966 right after "Freak Out!" was released. I don't know what happened to Elliot Ingber, but Zappa asked Henry to temporarily joined them again for a brief tour (supposedly the one the band did in July 1966 in Maryland, Michigan, Texas and Washington), so Henry asked his best friend Barry to fill in for him in the Canned Heat because the band had a few gigs already booked and Henry was scared that the band would replaced him definitely.
http://rockprosopography102.blogspot.com/2010/03/canned-heat-performance-list-work-in.html








Alan Wilson: "It's been a bad week... Verve fell through, Electra doesn't want us, which means we have a choice of two production contracts (non-exclusive, royalties but no front money.)  with Johnny Otis and United Artists, of which we're taking the former."
 - letter to David Evans, Summer 1966
- 'Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life and Death of Blues Legend Alan Wilson', Rebecca Davis Winters p95


CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND RECORDING SESSION:  August 1966  Eldorado Studios, 1717 North Vine St., Hollywood 28, Los Angeles, CA
Eldorado Recording Studios is a recording studio in Burbank, California originally established in 1954 at the corner of Hollywood and Vine as a workshop for Johnny Otis.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldorado_Recording_Studios


Johnny Otis

Eldorado Sessions - demos of the Canned Heat Blues Band recorded by renowned performer/producer, Johnny Otis
"Big Road Blues" (Tommy Johnson) – 2:08
"Rollin' and Tumblin" (Muddy Waters) – 2:17
"Pretty Thing" (Dixon) – 2:01
"Louise" (Chester Burnett) – 3:07
"Dimples" (John Lee Hooker) – 2:21
"Can't Hold on Much Longer" (W. Jacobs) – 2:32 (aka: Evil Is Going On)
"Got My Mojo Working" (Muddy Waters aka M. Morgenfield / Preston "Red" Foster) – 2:44
"Rollin' and Tumblin"  (Muddy Waters) – 2:07 with (Alan Wilson on) harmonica
"Spoonful" (Willie Dixon) – 2:30
"Straight Ahead" (Canned Heat) – 2:35       
 These demo tracks were later issued in November 1969 as an LP titled 'Vintage' on Janus in the USA, and Pye International label in the UK


Bob Hite: "The main personnel at that time was Stewart Brockman on bass, Frank Cook was the drummer, Henry Vestine was the guitar player, Alan played guitar and harmonica and I did the vocals.
We tried for about six months, but most clubs just wanted a juke box in their joint. They wanted the Top 10 and we hated the Top 10."

"So finally we gave in and found some of the funkier rhythm and blues tunes that were on the charts, like James Brown things, 'I Feel Good' and 'Barefootin' by Robert Parker and a couple of other things that were not Monkees or any of that other English garbage that we were listening to. It still didn't work, so we ended up breaking up for about two months."
- 'The Bear' by Tim Mattox http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html
 
CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: August 1966 - Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, CA

After a particularly disastrous engagement (surprisingly, this was at what became the hip Whiskey A Go Go) the group disbanded in August, 1966 for the next three months.
http://cannedheatmusic.com/bio.htm

During the Summer of 1966 Alan Wilson embarked on a solo project at I.D. Sound Studios in Hollwood, recording himself playing traditional Indian ragas, such as Raga Kafi, on banjo, jaw harp, veena, and chromatic harmonica. However, his friend John Fahey couldn't see the potential in these recordings so did not release any on his Takoma Records label, at that time.
seems John Fahey changed his mind, as on his 1992 release;  'Old Girlfriends And Other Horrible Memories', track 11. Fear & Loathing at 4th & Butternut, is thought to be one of Alan's recordings, but unattributed!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9UscNE4lNs
A search on YouTube currently reveals more than an hour of Alan's ragas.


Alan Wilson: 'There was one thing of minor interest that happened then that I’d like to relate: it was that Henry and I got involved with another band. We were called the Electric Beavers. What it amounted to was me and Henry, a different rhythm section, vocalist, and horn section of very good guys. It lasted a short time on a rehearsal basis, and we just did Canned Heat arrangements. That’s where we originally got the idea to use horns on those two songs; it was ‘way back then, the tag-end of ’66. We cut some instrumental tracks – there were never any vocals added – with horns on two songs...'
- Look Back to the Future: An Interview by Pete Welding - Down Beat Volume 35 Issue #12, Published 6/13/1968 http://www.blindowl.net/look_back_to_the_future.html


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CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND [#4]
(NOV 7, 1966 - JAN, 1967)

1) Bob Hite
2) Al Wilson
3) Henry Vestine
4) Frank Cook
5) Mike Rosso bass

CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: November 7, 1966 U.C.L.A. Student Union Grand Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA (with Mothers Of Invention, The Factory, City Lights, Chris and Craig. First gig of the re-formed Canned Heat Blues Band)

Bob Hite: 'I laid around watching soap operas all day and listening to my mother holler at me to get a job. I got a phone call from Frank Cook who said, 'Hey, would you like to play a gig for old time's sake, just for the heck of it?' I said, 'Sure, where?' He said, 'At UCLA at ten o'clock in the morning.' I said, 'Ten o'clock in the morning? Nobody plays a gig at ten o'clock in the morning!' He said, 'I'm having a happening.' He (Cook) was in the theatre arts section at UCLA. And at this time the psychedelic happenings in San Francisco had just started with the Fillmore and the Avalon, with all the light shows and the smoke and the craziness. He was going to reproduce that at UCLA at ten o'clock in the morning.

So we got everybody in the band together, except our bass player and he was playing an Armenian gig in Fresno. So we got Henry's friend, Mike Rosso, to play bass for us. On that job was the Mothers, the Doors, Alice Cooper and two other acts I can't remember. At this time, nobody was anybody. These were just garage bands playing for Frank at UCLA. 
We played the job and I went home. I got a phone call from Frank that night and he said, 'Look, I had a guy down there to hear you and he wants to be your manager. We met him and he gave us the typical Hollywood rap..."

 - 'The Bear' by Tim Mattox  http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html





CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOWS: November 1966 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA

In late 1966 and early 1967, Canned Heat performed frequently at the Ash Grove. Occasionally, they would play up to six nights in a row. Ed Pearl [founder of Ash Grove] says, "Canned Heat was actually the Ash Grove house band for several months, when they were just starting.  ... They would play on Monday nights, and they could take all the money. We would take whatever we could sell in food. As opposed to having a hootenanny, or playing a show that nobody came to. So that was filling up a Monday night, basically. And one or two of the guys would sit in with other people. That happened a lot."
- 'Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life and Death of Blues Legend Alan Wilson', Rebecca Davis, p103






CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOWS: December 15-18, 1966 Ash Grove, 8162 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA (w/Big Joe Williams)^

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Mark Andes joins Canned Heat Blues Band on bass guitar


Mark Andes: 'While Jay [Ferguson] was going to UCLA, he and I actually played with Randy Wolfe, who became Randy California later, and Randy’s step-dad, Ed Cassidy; we were called the Red Roosters. We played places like the Ash Grove a lot. When that group broke up, Randy and Cass moved to New York; I was just barely eighteen but Barry
[Barret Hansen - 'Dr. Demento'] got me into Canned Heat. The other players were Henry Vestine, Bob Hite, Al Wilson, and Frank Cook; other than me that was their original lineup.'
https://www.psychedelicbabymag.com/2018/06/spirit-interview-with-mark-andes.html 

CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND [#5]
(JAN 1967 - MAR 1967)
1) Bob Hite
2) Al Wilson
3) Henry Vestine
4) Frank Cook
5) Christopher Mark Andes (aka Little Mark Andes) bass


CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOWS: January 6-8, 1967 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA (with The Kentucky Colonels. Mark Andes' first gigs with the band)


Canned Heat at the Ash Grove Tape 1: 1/8/67A
    Scope: Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Al Wilson, Frank Cook, Mark Andes; vocals Bob Hite unless noted     
        1.11.1     Can’t Hold Out
        1.11.2     300 Pounds of Heavenly Joy
        1.11.3     Going Down Slow
        1.11.4     Wang Dang Doodle
        1.11.5     Louise (fragment)
        1.11.6     You Know It Ain’t Right
        1.11.7     Walking Blues (Bob Hite with Taj Mahal)
        1.11.8     Hair Parted in the Middle
        1.11.9     Man Got Your Woman
          many if not all of the tracks of this set are currently available on Youtube & as an unofficial CD release
    Canned Heat at the Ash Grove Tape 2: 1/8/67B
    Scope: Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Al Wilson, Frank Cook, Mark Andes; vocals Bob Hite unless noted     
        1.12.1     Next Time You See Me
        1.12.2     Boogie Chillun (Bob Hite with Al Wilson)
        1.12.3     The Story of My Life
        1.12.4     Big Road Blues
        1.12.5     Bullfrog Blues
        1.12.6     I Left My Heart in San Francisco (Bob Hite with Taj Mahal)
        1.12.7     Rain Keep a-Falling
        1.12.8     Fast Shuffle
        1.12.9     Slow Blues (Taj Mahal)
        1.12.10   Catfish (Bob Hite with Taj Mahal)
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html

CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: January 13, 1967 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Canned Heat at the Ash Grove Tape 3: 1/13/67A
    Scope: Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Al Wilson, Frank Cook, Mark Andes; vocals Bob Hite unless noted     
        1.13.1     Help Me (Al Wilson)
        1.13.2     Catfish
        1.13.3     Bullfrog
        1.13.4     If You’ve Ever Been Mistreated
        1.13.5     Three Hundred Pounds of Heavenly Joy
        1.13.6     Pet Cream Man
        1.13.7     Can’t Hold Out
        1.13.8     Blues is a Feeling (Al Wilson)
 Canned Heat at the Ash Grove Tape 4
    Scope: Bob Hite, henry Vestine, Al Wilson, Frank Cook, Mark Andes; vocals Bob Hite unless noted     
        1/13/67B
        1.14.1     Blues In
        1.14.2     Big Road Blues
        1.14.3     There is Something on Your Mind (Frank Cook)
        1.14.4     Dust My Blues (Al Wilson) [fragment]
  these shows are available on unofficial 2CD release entitled 'Los Angeles 1967: 1967-01-13' 1:25:05 hr/mm/ss
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.htm


Los Angeles Free Press, January 20, 1967 p3
https://losangelesfreepress.com/2017/01/the-tribes-gathered/

CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: January 14, 1967 Human Be-In, Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA (Frenz, Sound Machine, Ilford Subway & Ma's Preserve Jug Band)^



CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: January 14, 1967 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA
Canned Heat at the Ash Grove Tape 4: 1/14/67
        1.14.5     Terraplane Blues
        1.14.6     Dealing with the Devil (Bob Hite and Al Wilson)
        1.14.7     Rolling and Tumbling
        1.14.8     Rain Keep a-Falling
        1.14.9     Evil
        1.14.10   Highway 61 etc (Al Wilson) [fragment]
    Canned Heat at the Ash Grove Tape 5: 1/14/67
    Scope: Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Al Wilson, Frank Cook, Mark Andes; vocals by Bob Hite unless noted     
        1.15.1     Mojo
        1.15.2     You’re So Fine (Al Wilson) [fragment]
        1.15.3     Can’t Hold Out
        1.15.4     Pet Cream Man
        1.15.5     Must I Shake ‘Em on Down (Al Wilson) [fragment]
        1.15.6     Dust My Broom
        1.15.7     300 Pounds of Heavenly Joy
        1.15.8     Slow Blues
        1.15.9     There’s Two Ways to Skin a Cat
         
with exception of last 6 numbers, these shows are available on unofficial CD release entitled 'Los Angeles 1967: 1967-01-14' 45:42 mm/ss
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html

CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: January 20, 1967 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA (Taj Mahal sat-in with the band)

Canned Heat at the Ash Grove Tape 6: 1/20/67A
    Scope: Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Al Wilson, Frank Cook, Mark Andes; vocals by Bob Hite unless noted     
        1.16.1     E Shuffle (instrumental)
        1.16.2     Madman Blues (Al Wilson)
        1.16.3     Terraplane
        1.16.4     Evil
        1.16.5     Five Long Years
        1.16.6     Rolling and Tumbling
        1.16.7     Bullfrog
        1.16.8     Cherry Ball (Al Wilson)
        1.16.9     Catfish
        1.16.10   Big Road Blues
        1.16.11   In My Younger Days (Taj Mahal)
        many if not all of these tracks of this set currently available on Youtube



Mark Andes(?), Bob Hite & Alan Wilson

Canned Heat at the Ash Grove Tape 7
1/20/67B
    Scope: Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Al Wilson, Frank Cook, Mark Andes; vocals by Bob Hite unless noted     
        1.17.1     Fannie Mae (Taj Mahal)
        1.17.2     61 Highway (Al Wilson)
        1.17.3     There is Something on Your Mind (Frank Cook)
        1.17.4     Dimples
        1.17.5     Pony Blues (Bob Hite and Al Wilson)
        1.17.6     Alley Blues (Bob Hite and Al Wilson)
        1.17.7     Big Road Blues (Dave Evans)
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html


Alan Wilson: 'Skip [Taylor] & John [Hartman] heard us after we had been out of business for four months.'
'John Hartman saw us in January of ’67 and we signed up in February. At that time it was me,  Henry, Bob, Frank, and Mark Andes on bass. Stuart had become committed to Arabic and various other ethnic musics. He wanted to play a wider variety of scales and things like that so he has since worked with ethnic Armenian groups and also the Kaleidoscope, a young group with strong ethnic influences from all over the world.'
- Look Back to the Future: An Interview by Pete Welding - Down Beat Volume 35 Issue #12, Published 6/13/1968 http://www.blindowl.net/look_back_to_the_future.html

Skip Taylor: When I joined the band as manager, and eventually got involved in producing their records, I knew nothing about the blues; I was a rock music guy; the band was really detached from the modern rock scene for the most part, except for Bob Hite, who worked in a record store, collected records and was more plugged in to the current music scene than the others.
I helped start the rock division at William Morris Agency. I had a friend, Gary Essert, who was the head of film school at UCLA. His students included Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, as well Frank Cook (the first drummer for Canned Heat).
Gary told me “there are these two bands that are getting a buzz- they are playing at a frat party- you should hear them- it was The Doors and Canned Heat. I went and was blown away by both bands- Morrison was reciting poetry to minimalist music. The Doors were “preppy” compared to Canned Heat; I heard the potential of Canned Heat, even though I wasn’t really versed in blues history.
Over the next couple days I had both bands in my office- The Doors already had demos- so I made a deal for them with Jac Holzman of Elektra. I also started working with Canned Heat.

I left William Morris with John Hartmann who was in Morris’ television department. John was responsible for booking talent on TV and was also interested in this “new” music.
At the time, William Morris was pretty formal and stodgy. The company had no interest in pursuing the San Francisco bands that I was focusing on; bands that were starting to drive the rock/psych/blues movement in the mid-‘60s.
I got called into the CEO’s office one day- I knew he already took a dim view of my interest in the San Francisco scene, and wasn’t eager to put any resources into pursuing those bands or setting up an office there.
When I walked into his office after being summoned, the CEO had nothing on his desk but a couple of joints.
I asked him, “What are those?” He said “we found them in your desk over the weekend.” I quit on the spot. Aside from the intrusion of routing around in my desk over a weekend, it was pretty clear that we weren’t on the same path.
John Hartmann left with me... 
https://thevinylpress.com/interview-with-skip-taylor



CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND tour outside of LA
various unknown venues

CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND  LIVE SHOW: February 6, 1967 Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills, CA (with Love, Immediate Family & Morning Glory. Cancelled due to licensing issue)






CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND  LIVE SHOWS: February 17-19, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting The Blues Project & The Mothers)^



CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND  LIVE SHOW: February 18, 1967 Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills, CA (with Love, Iron Butterfly (maybe cancelled), Morning Glory, East Side Kids.
Canned Heat Blues Band cancelled)



 
CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOWS: February 24-26, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (supporting Otis Rush & His Chicago Blues Band & the Grateful Dead)^



CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: March 15, 1967 Valley Music Theatre, 20600 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills CA (Iron Butterfly, The Hook)^


Mark Andes
(b.February 19, 1948)


Alan Wilson: '... Mark Andes joined the group for a couple of months but his interests proved to be in “rock ‘n’ roll,” or whatever it is, and he’s really scored heavily on this new album he put out with the group Spirit. So ultimately the move was best for everyone concerned. Although at the time I regretted the loss of each, it did turn out that everybody wound up doing what they liked the best.'
- Look Back to the Future: An Interview by Pete Welding - Down Beat Volume 35 Issue #12, Published 6/13/1968 http://www.blindowl.net/look_back_to_the_future.html

'What can you tell us about the early days of Canned Heat? How did you get in the band and what was it like?'
Mark Andes: 'Spirit’s long time friend, first producer, and roommate Barry Hansen (Dr. Demento, his radio name) introduced me to Canned Heat. They were in the process of reforming after a hiatus due to the bass player meeting his demise in a robbery attempt of some kind. I was much younger than Bob Hite, Al Wilson, and Henry Vestine but they thought I fit in. We toured mainly in California. There was a magical “Human Be In” show in Griffith Park, LA probably in 1965/early ‘66 ['67] and several shows in San Francisco at the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore. Full blown “If You’re Goin’ to San Francisco”, hippie heaven. Why I loved Canned Heat was because they were blues scholars. Barry, Henry, and Bob had extensive blues record collections and we played very traditional arrangements. I learned so much in a relatively short time. I was there when Mercury [Liberty] Records signed the band, but I decided to jump ship because Cass and Randy had returned to LA and Jay Ferguson and I wanted to form a band with Randy. Spirits Rebellious was formed...'
https://www.psychedelicbabymag.com/2018/06/spirit-interview-with-mark-andes.html


'So how did Spirit form?'
Mark Andes: 'We [Canned Heat] played a lot of great gigs, and right about the time Randy and Cass came back from New York, Canned Heat was about to sign with Liberty Records. Jay and I had been talking again about putting a band together with Randy; when we looked up Randy, he and Cass were playing with John Locke and an upright bass player, doing a jazz gig. Jay and I thought it was interesting, so after talking with them we decided to form a band, and I left Canned Heat; Larry Taylor took my place.'
https://www.vintageguitar.com/2882/mark-andes/

Liberty Records, the backstory in brief

Founded in 1955 by Simon Waronker, the company first released instrumental music like Big Band music, movie music, and some Jazz. The first big success came with contracting Julie London. Later big names include Eddie Cochran, Bobby Vee, and P.J. Proby.
https://rateyourmusic.com/label/liberty_records/66

Liberty Records was purchased in 1962 by Avnet Electronics, allegedly for $12 Million.




Liberty Promotion Staff
Joe Sadd, Tommy Lipuma, Ray Hill (Assistant to National Promotion), Bob Skaff (National Promotion Director),
Bud Dain (West Coast Divisional Promotions)
and Ted Feigin (who was apparently the director of promotions team)

 But Liberty suffered losses and so was sold back to Al Bennett [Alvin Silas Bennett (1926–1989)] in 1963, for a reputed $8 Million.




Jackie DeShannon, the popular singer, famous for "What the World Needs Now Is Love" (Liberty Records, 1965), sees Canned Heat Blues Band at Ash Grove.

'It was singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon who swung it for Taylor and his new charges. DeShannon saw the band playing in a club, and persuaded Liberty Records president Al Bennett to sign them.'

- https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-twisted-tale-of-blind-owl-and-the-bear

 
Bud Dain and Jackie DeShannon

Her [Jackie DeShannon's] first husband was Liberty Records executive Irving "Bud" Dain, whom she married on January 29, 1966 (annulled in 1967)
https://www.whosdatedwho.com/dating/jackie-deshannon-and-bud-dain

Jackie DeShannon: "When Canned Heat hit Liberty, the world changed. Otherwise we'd still be putting out Julie London records."
'Go Slow: The Life of Julie London' by Michael Owen


CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION: Gold Star, Hollywood, CA
Acetate cut    33 1/3rpm
Bea Baby Blues  *
*
possibly a version of Big Joe Turner's 'Wee Baby Blues'

- can anyone share a copy of this demo recording please? > buryanpaul@yahoo.com



CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION: Liberty Records Studios
Audition recording?

Canned Heat acetate - Straight Ahead - Boogie - Evil          
(Acetate record with blank Liberty Records 'Pre-Production Department Approval Form' brown paper sleeve)

Acetate disc > 'Unlike ordinary vinyl records, which are quickly formed from lumps of plastic by a mass-production molding process, a so-called acetate disc is created by using a recording lathe to cut an audio-signal-modulated groove into the surface of a special lacquer-coated blank disc, a real-time operation requiring expensive, delicate equipment and expert skill for good results.They are made for special purposes, almost never for sale to the general public. They can be played on any normal record player but will suffer from wear more quickly than vinyl. Some acetates are highly prized for their rarity, especially when they contain unpublished material.'
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetate_disc

CANNED HEAT 12"   LP  33rpm disc
Liberty reference record (acetate)
1. Straight Ahead   *         2:38   -  vocals by Alan Wilson, with loads of harmonica (listen to 'Big Road Blues' by Tommy Johnson)
2. Boogie                           6:42   -  probably the first recording of a Canned Heat boogie  (listen to 'Feelin' Good' by Junior Parker)
3. Evil                                2:14   -  vigorous rendition (listen to Howlin' Wolf version of 'Evil Is Goin' On' by Willie Dixon)
all 3 tracks remain unreleased  
but..... I have posted all 3 tracks on Youtube - ENJOY...  >>>
https://youtu.be/_IlBitAxh0o


* 'Even in the early days, Richard [Bob Hite's brother, younger by 8 years] was involved with Canned Heat on the sidelines. He recalled, "At the beginning they were doing mostly covers. Because I remember my brother one time asking me to write the words down to 'Spoonful' by Howlin' Wolf. I used to get to do that kind of stuff too, write lyrics down. I think probably the first country blues thing they started fooling around with was 'Big Road Blues', which actually at one point was a song called 'Straight Ahead #13' or something like that. It's when they first started taking the country blues and electrifying it."
 - 'Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life and Death of Blues Legend Alan Wilson', Rebecca Davis pp78-9


>> March 1967, contract signed with Liberty Records

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Larry Taylor joins the Canned Heat Blues Band replacing Mark Andes on bass guitar.

Samuel Larry Taylor, a.k.a. “The Mole,”..  joined in March, 1967. Taylor (b. June 26, 1942; Brooklyn, New York) was the brother of Ventures’ drummer, Mel Taylor. He had previous experience backing Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry in concert. Taylor had also been a member of the Moondogs along with James Marcus Smith (who later found fame as P.J. Proby and is credited with nicknaming Bob Hite, “The Bear.”) Taylor also participated in recording sessions for the first two albums by The Monkees.
http://cannedheatmusic.com/bio.htm


CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND [#6]
(MAR 1967 - AUG 26, 1967)

1) Bob Hite
2) Al Wilson
3) Henry Vestine
4) Frank Cook
5) Samuel Larry Taylor - bass


David Mac [of Blues Junction]: How did your association with the band Canned Heat come about?
Larry Taylor: I came back to L.A. and kicked around awhile when I got a call from Henry Vestine to play bass in a band they were putting together called Canned Heat. I had known Henry from the early 60’s and we played together off and on. We even had a topless bar gig on Sunset. We would play instrumentals, you know shuffles, Jimmy Reed stuff, Freddy King inspired instrumentals, that kind of thing while the girls did their thing. It was a day gig; we played from 2pm-6pm. One day I remember Frank Zappa coming into the club when our set was over to pick up Henry to take him to a gig. Henry was playing with Zappa at the time.
Anyway, Henry told me it was himself, Alan Wilson and Bob Hite. Bob was a record collector and Alan was a musicologist from Boston. He was brought out to California by John Fahey. They started out as a jug band.'
- http://bluesjunctionproductions.com/a_conversation_with_larry_taylor

Larry Taylor: "Back when I first joined we played the Ash Grove and the Topanga Corral. We used to go to his (Bob's) house a lot and we used to listen to records. He'd pull 78's, stacked in milk cartons all the way around the room. We'd spend two or three days and do nothing but listen to music. I learned a lot of stuff from those guys, him and Henry."
http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html


Canned Heat Ash Grove March / April 1967

CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOWS: March 28 - April 2, 1967 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA^

CANNED HEAT Recording tape:
Canned Heat at the Ash Grove Tape 7: 3/29/67
 Scope: Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Al Wilson, Frank Cook, Larry Taylor; vocals by Bob Hite unless noted     

 1.17.8     Dust My Broom
 1.17.9     Sloppy Drunk
 1.17.10   Catfish
 1.17.11   Snowcone (instrumental)
     Canned Heat at the Ash Grove Tape 8: 3/29/67
      Scope: Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Al Wilson, Frank Cook, Larry Taylor     

        1.18.1     Someday Darling (Al Wilson) [fragment]
        1.18.2     Slow Blues (instrumental)
        1.18.3     Evil
        1.18.4     Help Me (Al Wilson)
        1.18.5     I Wish You Would [fragment]
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html


Canned Heat Blues Band drops 'Blues Band' from their name, becoming simply Canned Heat.
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CANNED HEAT [#1]
(APR 7, 1967 - NOV 25, 1967)
1) Bob Hite
2) Al Wilson
3) Henry Vestine
4) Frank Cook
5) Samuel Larry Taylor




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: April 7-8 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (The Charlatans, and Sparrow)^




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS:  April 14-16, 1967 The Kaleidoscope,
Embassy Ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel, at 3400 Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA (Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat)^
This original weekend was supposed to be at a building on 1228 Vine Street (at La Mirada near Fountain), but a last second injunction stopped the show.
For this weekend the show was moved to the Embassy Ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel, at 3400 Wilshire, which also housed the legendary Coconut Grove Ballroom.




Calvin T. Carter, Alan Wilson, Frank Cook, Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Larry Taylor
at Liberty Records, 6920 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood


CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSIONS:  April 17-18, 1967 RCA Studios, Chicago
On The Road Again *
Nine Below Zero *
TV Mama *

Note:
The 'On The Again'  recorded at this session is not the version later released by Canned Heat as a hit single in 1968.
* These tracks can be found on Canned Heat's 'Uncanned! The Best of Canned Heat' 2CD, EMI Records 724382916529, released 1994


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 22, 1967 Galaxy Club, Sunset Strip, LA





CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:  April 24, 1967 Carousel Theatre, West Covina LA (supporting P.J. Proby, and Merry Go Round, The UFO, The Young Gyants)^


TV Broadcast on April 25, 1967

Frank Cook appears on "Inside Pop - The Rock Revolution" (1967)
Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution is a 1967 American television documentary by David Oppenheim about young pop and rock musicians producing music as "a symptom and generator" of social unrest and generation gaps. Hosted by Leonard Bernstein, it was commissioned by CBS and broadcast on April 25, 1967.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_Pop:_The_Rock_Revolution
video of 'Inside Pop - The Rock Revolution'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afU76JJcquI
excerpt with Frank Cook speaking  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnPYm529Ciw




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 30, 1967 Freedom of Expression Concert, Hullaballoo, Los Angeles, CA (w/  Jay Walker and the Pedestrians, The Factory, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, UFO, Blues Express, Clearlight, Yellow Brick Road)^

CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOW: Spring 1967, 9th Street West

CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION: May 3rd 1967 Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, CA,  
Canned Heat, recording with producer Calvin Carter

Producer: Cal Carter

    Rollin' And Tumblin'
    Bullfrog Blues
    Evil Is Going On
    Goin' Down Slow
    Catfish blues
    Dust My Broom
    Help Me
    Big Road Blues
    The Story Of My Life
    The Road Song
    Rich Woman



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 7, 1967 Ash Grove, LA

Skip Taylor: John Hartmann left with me [from William Morris agency] and we opened the Kaleidoscope, a “Fillmore”-type club in L.A. in the old Moulin Rouge location on Sunset Blvd.
I had the sense to include what later became a common clause in the contracts I had done with talent while I was at William Morris; a “key man” clause that allowed the artists to terminate if I left the company. Many of those artists eventually followed me.
Canned Heat and Buffalo Springfield played at the Kaleidoscope regularly, as did The Seeds, Spirit and Kaleidoscope.[1] We were making record deals and producing as well as running a venue. Big Brother (with Joplin) played four shows in two days at the club. But, we were also having “issues” with the owner of the venue, who wanted half the action. (He was the kind of guy you don’t refuse). By doing double shows, we could keep our share, but I couldn’t devote all my time to the club, with management, production and deal-making duties as well. John stayed with the club, and I shifted to management and producing full time. John and I remain friends to this day.
https://thevinylpress.com/interview-with-skip-taylor



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: May 12-13, 1967 Kaleidoscope at Ciro’s, West Hollywood, CA (The New Age, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 14, 1967 Galaxy Club, Sunset Strip, LA




CANNED HEAT Acetate Records  33rpm
- Reference Disc US acetate - May 19, 1967, paper sleeve signed Bud Dain



Disc One:
1 Big Road 3:09
2 Bull Frog 2:15 
3 Cat Fish 6:42 
4 Evil 2:20 
5 Dust My Broom 3:14

Disc Two:
1 Goin' Down Slow 3:44 
2 Help Me 3:10
3 I Ain't Goin' Down 3:10 
4 Story Of My Life 3:36
5 Rollin' & Tumblin' 3:05
6 Rich Woman 2:50


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW  'Balboa Park 1967'?
Henry Vestine w/ Fender Telecaster guitar, Larry Taylor w/Fender Precision Bass guitar, Alan Wilson w/Fender Mustang guitar


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: May 26-29, 1967 Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA (with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 28, 1967 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 2, 1967 Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA (Cancelled due to renovations that were being done on the auditorium at the time, with Love & 5th Dimension, who filled in for The Doors)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 2, 1967 Middle Earth, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Peanut Butter Conspiracy)^



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 2, 1967 Plasmadena J.C., Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles CA (Love, The Doors, West Coast Experimental Band)^



CANNED HEAT RECORD RELEASE:
9th Jun 1967 - 55979 released
45rpm  7"

A    Canned Heat    Rollin' And Tumblin'    (M. Morganfield)   
B    Canned Heat    Bullfrog Blues    (Hite Jr., Wilson, Taylor, Vestine, Cook)    
Producer: Cal Carter    


'CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND' LIVE SHOWS: June 8-11, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting Big Brother & The Holding Company & Congress of Wonders)^


Canned Heat June 10th 1967, Mt. Tamalpais State Park
~ wonder who's sitting in on drums, doesn't look like Frank Cook ~

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 10, 1967 Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Marin County, CA ("KFRC Fantasy Fair And Magic Mountain Music Festival - A Benefit for the Hunter's Point Child Care Center", with The Sparrow, The Doors, The Lamp Of Childhood, Blackburn And Snow, Dionne Warwick, Mount Rushmore, Rodger Collins, Merry-Go-Round, Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Spanky And Our Gang, Every Mother's Son, Kaleidoscope, Chocolate Watch Band & The Mojo Men)



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 12-13, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (Moby Grape, Vanilla Fudge)^ (A12)



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 17, 1967 "Monterey International Pop Festival"
Canned Heat, with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Country Joe And The Fish, Al Kooper, The Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag, Steve Miller Blues Band, Moby Grape, Hugh Masekela, The Byrds, Laura Nyro, Jefferson Airplane, Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Otis Redding




Bob Hite & Elvin Bishop (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) at Monterey Festival June 17th 1967



Rollin' And Tumblin'
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBpu3ia7Lwo
Bullfrog Blues
Dust My Broom

“Technically, Vestine and Wilson are quite possibly the best two guitar team in the world,” wrote Down Beat magazine following their Monterey appearance”, and Wilson has certainly become our finest white blues harmonica man. Together with powerhouse vocalist Bob Hite, they performed the country and Chicago blues idiom of the 1950s so skillfully and naturally that the question of which race the music belongs to becomes totally irrelevant.”
- Down Beat Magazine, August 10th 1967



John Hartmann: 'Canned Heat got on the Monterey bill because we had a little heat on around a record we put out and Derek Taylor was helpful. My band was breaking wide open. I had just found out about Monterey Pop. I told Derek we would love to play Monterey. "We're very hot." And he said, "Look, there's only one slot, and that's for the opening act to start the whole thing off in the morning." "We'll take it."
Canned Heat worked really well because "The Bear" was a star and he was surrounded by good players. And when "The Bear" sang, here was a 300-pound guy moving around like a 200-pound guy. He was dynamic as a performer. After the Monterey festival, Canned Heat was playing up to five gigs in one day. And then there were all the festivals...'

Larry Taylor
: 'I remember Monterey pretty much. We were on Liberty Records. We did songs from our first album that day: "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Dust My Broom" and "Bullfrog Blues." Alan Wilston brought in "Rollin' and Tumblin'" for our first record. Frank Cook was the drummer in this version of Canned Heat and was a much lighter drummer than Fito but not necessarily any less musical. You gotta realize that back then, even at Monterey, blues had been played before and was an influence on everybody. Al was more of the country, and I was the city blues, the urban blues, like Henry [Vestine], because he was a record collector and would go down to the South and canvass for records. And Frank was sort of in between with jazz in the beginning. And then Bob [Hite] had the material and ideas he brought in.

To Canned Heat, Monterey was a booking, just like the week before at that Mount Tam show. It was a gig. At Mount Tam it was like an AM radio thing and a week or so later it felt like Monterey had more to do with FM radio. At Monterey I saw some new things and figured, "That's what it is, this is where it's going." You didn't think about things then. You just did it. [laughs.] You showed up for the gig and you went on the road and you played all these festivals.'
- 'A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival' by Harvey Kubernik and Kenneth Kubernik



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 17-18, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (Moby Grape, Vanilla Fudge)^ (A12)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 20-22, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 24, 1967 Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA (with Chambers Brothers & Steve Miller Blues Band. Only 675 people attended)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 27, 1967 Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village, New York City^  




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 3, 1967 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting The Grass Roots, w/ The Lighthouse)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 4, 1967 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting Sons Of Champlin, w/The Robbs)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 5, 1967 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting Sons Of Champlin, w/Kaleidoscope)

 




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: July 14-15, 1967 Magic Mushroom, Studio City, CA (with Country Joe And The Fish, Sunshine Company, Hourglass, Heaven, Fraternity of Man, Iron Butterfly, The Factory & Vito and His Dancers)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 14-17, 1967 Marty's On the Hill, Los Angeles, CA (with Roy Gaines)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 15, 1967 Devonshire Meadows Raceway, Northridge, CA ("2nd The Fantasy Faire And Magic Mountain Music Festival", with The Factory, The Doors, Kaleidoscope, The Whirling Dervishes, The Groupies, Thorinshield, New Delhi River Band, Iron Butterfly, Grass Roots, Sunshine Company, Solid State, Second Coming, Rubber Maze, New Breed & (MC) Kim Fowley)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: July 20-23, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting Big Brother & the Holding Company & Mount Rushmore, with Mother Earth)^




CANNED HEAT RECORD RELEASE:
Canned Heat debut self-titled LP
released 25th July 1967

Side one
1.    "Rollin' and Tumblin"    Muddy Waters, Hambone Willie Newbern    3:11
2.    "Bullfrog Blues"    traditional    2:20
3.    "Evil Is Going On"    Willie Dixon    2:24
4.    "Goin' Down Slow"    James Oden    3:48
5.    "Catfish Blues"    Robert Petway    6:48

Side two
1.    "Dust My Broom"    Robert Johnson, Elmore James    3:18
2.    "Help Me"    Sonny Boy Williamson II    3:12
3.    "Big Road Blues"    Tommy Johnson    3:15
4.    "The Story of My Life"    Guitar Slim    3:43
15.    "The Road Song"    Floyd Jones    3:16
6.    "Rich Woman"    Dorothy LaBostrie, McKinley Millet    3:04
~
Total length of LP:    38:05

    * Engineer – Dino Lappas, Lanky Linstrot
    * Producer – Cal Carter*

     
 The cover photo on the US LP got horizontally flipped, and it's been suggested this was deliberate, so the brand name 'Sterno' could not be seen clearly


alternate group photo of Canned Heat around the table
(lady in the hat is thought to be Larry Taylor's wife)




'On the first album cover, the average record buyer would see only a group of longhaired musicians sitting around a table, which is covered with an odd assortment of objects. But to Tommy Johnson [he of "Canned Heat Blues" fame], it would have been clear what they were doing. To him, the paraphenalia - Sterno cans, handkerchiefs, sugar, and lemon slices - would have been as obvious as a razor, mirror, and a rolled-up dollar bill to a cokehead. The band was making the drink that was their namesake.'
 - 'Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life and Death of Blues Legend Alan Wilson', Rebecca Davis, p119

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 4, 1967 Bold Knight, Sunnyvale, CA (with Mourning Reign)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: August 8-9, 1967 Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, HI ("Hawaii Pop Festival", supported by Country Joe & The Fish, Luke's Pineapple Store, Blues Crew, Harry Sonoda, Sunshine Company)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: August 10-13, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supporting Moby Grape, with Vanilla Fudge) (11-12 only?)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: August 11-12, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, 1268 Sutter Street at Van Ness, San Francisco, CA with Mad River (11), Moby Grape (12), Vanilla Fudge (11-12), Lights by The North American Ibis Alchemical Co. (11-12) "Dance Concert"




CANNED HEAT BLUES BAND LIVE SHOWS: August 22-26, 1967 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: September 2-3, 1967 Cabrillo College Stadium, Aptos, CA ("2 Days And Nights Of Magic Music Dancing On The Grass - Benefit for SCA at Santa Cruz' (canceled), with Grateful Dead, Sons Of Champlin, The Leaves, Andrew Staples, New Dehli River Band, Second Coming, New Breed, BFD Blues Band, Gross Exaggeration, Yajahla Tingle Guild, People, Jaguars, Art Collection, Morning Glory, Ben Frank's Electric Band, New Frontier, Chocolate Watch Band, The Other Side, E-Types, Mourning Reign, Imperial Mange Remedy, Omens, Ragged Staff, Talon Wedge, and others)

CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION: September 6, 1967 -
RCA Studios, Chicago, IL
On the Road Again  *
Evil Woman *
* These tracks can be found on Canned Heat's 'Uncanned! The Best of Canned Heat' 2CD, EMI Records 724382916529, released 1994  


Canned Heat with John Hartmann & the roadie, Scott (?), at Liberty Records

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: September 8-9, 1967 The Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA (supported by 90th Congress)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: September 12-14, 1967 Cafe-Au-Go-Go, New York City, NY (with Tim Buckley)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 15, 1967 (with Tim Buckley, & guests B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Elvin Bishop)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: September 16-17, 1967 Cafe-Au-Go-Go, New York City, NY (with Tim Buckley)





CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: September 18-21, 1967 Cafe-Au-Go-Go, New York City, NY (with Tim Buckley)

CANNED HEAT INTERVIEW: with Emmett Lake. c.September 21, 1967 (published as 'Pop, Rock & Jelly' in Nov. 15-30 1967 issue of The East Village Other)


entire issue of East Village Other @  http://voices.revealdigital.com/cgi-bin/independentvoices?a=d&d=BFGHCGB19671115.1.1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN---------------1

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 22, 1967 Cafe-Au-Go-Go, New York City, NY (w/Tim Buckley & Odetta)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 22, 1967 Action House, Island Park, NY (filling in for Moby Grape, with Cream & The Neons)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 23, 1967 Village Theatre, New York City, NY (filling in for Moby Grape, with Cream)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: September 23-24, 1967 Cafe-Au-Go-Go, New York City, NY (w/Tim Buckley & Odetta)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: September 29-October 1, 1967 Ambassador Theatre, Washington DC

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October ?, 1967 Club 47, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA^
https://folknewengland.org/archives/club-47-calendar-archive/

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 6-7, 1967 The Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA (supported by Ultimate Spinach)

CANNED HEAT STUDIO SESSION: October 17, 1967 RCA Studios, Chicago, IL
Whiskey And Wimmen *
* This track can be found on Canned Heat's 'Uncanned! The Best of Canned Heat' 2CD, EMI Records 724382916529, released 1994

CANNED HEAT STUDIO SESSION: October, 1967  Chicago.  Acetate record CANNED HEAT Acetate record [a date is also given of September 18, 1967]
with Sunnyland Slim on piano
World In A Jug *
* this track is included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 3' 2CD, Ruf 1146
Variations on the theme of a 'World in a Jug' can be found amongst recordings made in the 1920's :-
    'Got The World In A Jug (Stopper's In My Hand)' (Henderson / Gilbert), sung by Rosa Henderson, December 1923, New York, New York, Ajax 17021-B 78rpm
        > Rosa Henderson (November 24, 1896 - April 6, 1968) was an American jazz and classic female blues singer and vaudeville entertainer of the Harlem Renaissance era.
    'I've Got The World In A Jug', sung by Viola McCoy, cFeb 1924, New York, Pathé Actuelle, PA 10693 78rpm
        > Viola McCoy (c. 1900 – c. 1956) was an African-American blues singer who performed in the classic female blues style during a career that lasted from the early 1920s to the late 1930s.




CANNED HEAT RECORD RELEASE
Canned Heat
B: Evil Woman
A: World In A Jug
    Liberty USA    56005    released 18th Oct 1967  45rpm












Canned Heat - Forever Loaded
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CANNED HEAT STUDIO SESSION: October 18, 1967 RCA Studios, Chicago, IL
The Hunter *
Shake, Rattle And Roll
*
Mean Old World
*
Fannie Mae
*
Gotta Boogie (The World Boogie)
*
* These tracks can be found on Canned Heat's 'Uncanned! The Best of Canned Heat' 2CD, EMI Records 724382916529, released 1994



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 20-21, 1967 Family Dog, 1601 West Evans Street, Denver, CO (supported by Allmen Joy). ^
The night after their second and last concert, the police burst into their hotel room at the local 'Rancho Manor Hotel' and arrests all (except Al Wilson who miraculously managed to escape arrest!) for possession of some joints, a small amount of hashish and two hundred grams of marijuana)

        They appeared at the Avalon Ballroom, where owner Chet Helms had a helper, a quiet young Jewish guy who collected tickets and swept the floor. His name was Bill Graham and he went on to found a music empire based on the legendary Fillmore ballrooms in San Francisco and New York, command posts of the '60s rock movement.
        Helms booked Canned Heat into The Family Dog, his new place in Denver, setting the stage for a drama that gave the band one of its best known songs and also saddling it with a financial burden that would have repercussions for decades.
        The Denver police hated the idea of a hippie haven in their city and had done all they could to stop the club from opening. Nothing worked. Helms was way too smooth for them and met all legal requirements. When the club finally opened, Helms and his people were subjected to a barrage of harassment and illegal searches. This prompted them to get a restraining order against John Grey, the rabidly anti-drug detective also known as the "Wyatt Earp of the West" for his promise: "I'm going to rid Denver of all long haired people."
        It was Canned Heat's bad luck to show up just as the police figured they'd get one of the bands and the bad press and legal troubles would slop over on Helms. On Saturday night October 21, 1967, the police dispatched a stool-pigeon with some weed to Canned Heat's hotel to socialize a little and get the band high. The Bear swore that the band members (knowing the city's reputation) actually didn't have drugs with them that night.
        It turned out the stool-pigeon was an old friend of Bob's - Bear grew up in Denver - so he trusted the guy, until he suddenly slid out the door and the cops came barging in to "discover" a lid of grass under the cushion of the chair where the "friend" had been sitting. They arrested everybody on charges of marijuana possession - still a big offense in those days.
Skip, the one guy who did have drugs, wasn't there. He was in his room with a girl, but the cops went after him to arrest him anyway.
        "You with that band?" asked the cop who knocked on the door.
        "Uh, yeah," said Skip, who was wrapped in a blanket from the bed.
        His girl was in a sheet
        Standing on his night stand wrapped in tin foil was a flat chunk of rich dark brown Afghani hashish: it looked like a Hershey's bar.
        "You're going to have to come with us and the rest of the band," the cop said. As they left, the cop said to the girl: "Sorry to bother you with this ma'am. But you can finish that chocolate bar all alone."
        The only real dope in the place - except him - and he missed it.
        The band was hauled off to jail after the search. A judge was not available to set bail until Monday, so the boys spent the weekend in the can. Larry - who never got high - was thrown in a tank with 50 drunks and no sleeping facilities. The bust was immortalized in "My Crime," which tells the story best.

I went to Denver late last fall
I went to do my job; I didn't break any law
We worked in a hippie place
Like many in our land
They couldn't bust the place, and so they got the band
'Cause the police in Denver
No they don't want long hairs hanging around
And that's the reason why
They want to tear Canned Heat's reputation down.

    To a reporter at the time, The Bear said: "To sing the blues, you have to be an outlaw. Blacks are born outlaws, but we white people have to work for that distinction."
    Being led away in handcuffs, kicked off the band's image as the bad boys of rock, heavy-duty incorrigibles, which  eventually led to our becoming a favorite band of the Hells Angels and other outlaw biker clubs.  At the moment, the band was on the downside of the outlaw life.
    Skip was desperate. He had a band that was far from a sure thing but was suddenly hot. Unless they could follow up, they might get cold just as quickly. Unfortunately, they couldn't play anywhere if they were looking at possible jail time.
    In a gin rummy game in Los Angeles with Al Bennet, President of Liberty Records, Skip mentioned that he had to get $1O,OOO right away for legal fees to fight the bust. Bennett, a shrewd businessman, offered him that much for the publishing rights to the band's works and Skip grabbed at it.
- 'Canned Heat: Living the Blues',  Fito de la Parra, 2010, pp68-71


 
OCT 24 1967; Members of the Canned Heat, A California Blues Band, As They Pleaded Innocent in Denver to Marijuana Possession;
From left, Lawrence Tatman [Skip Taylor], Frank Cook, Henry Vestine, Sam Taylor [Larry Taylor], Robert Hite and Attorney Francis Salazar.;
(Photo By Dave Mathias/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/members-of-the-canned-heat-a-california-blues-band-as-they-news-photo/161910382?adppopup=true

Courtroom 414, District Court, City and County of Denver, Colorado
1437 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80208




The Denver authorities were stringently anti-drugs, and the band were facing up to 10 years in prison. [Skip] Taylor went to Al Bennett, who agreed to hire an attorney, who got them off on a misdemeanour technicality. But that required $10,000 bail – money the band didn’t have. Bennett agreed to pay it in return for quashing the publishing deal they had signed a few months earlier.
https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-twisted-tale-of-blind-owl-and-the-bear

Publicity aside, the members, with the exception of [Alan] Wilson, ended up spending the weekend in jail before being released on bail.
Lacking the funds to mount an adequate legal defense, the band was forced to sell half of their publishing rights to Liberty Records for $10,000 so that they could secure the services of a top Denver attorney.

https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/canned-heat/?affiliate=HEJ

"At the time of the Denver bust, the only asset that Canned Heat had was half of its publishing, which at the time was virtually worthless," says [Skip] Taylor. "Al Bennett agreed to buy that half for $10,000, which enabled us to have bail money and payment of an attorney to represent us and get us all off."
https://ultimateclassicrock.com/canned-heat-geico-ad/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

Upon returning to L.A., the group held a press conference to announce that their bust had been orchestrated and that the Denver Police Department had planted evidence to use against them as part of an ongoing campaign of harassment waged against the owners and promoters of the Family Dog (a hippy ballroom) and its patrons.

https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/canned-heat/?affiliate=HEJ

Television news footage made for broadcast on KOA-TV in Denver, Colorado of the interior of the courtroom during the District Court hearing on November 3, 1967, regarding whether Detective John Gray would be allowed to re-enter the Family Dog rock club in Denver.  The black-and-white 16mm film reel with no sound depicts supporters of the Family Dog sitting in the courtroom, as well as Francis R. Salazar, lawyer for the Family Dog; Detective John Gray with his legal team; and club manager Tony Guillory in the audience.  This footage is from the KCNC/KOA-TV (Channel 4) television news footage collection at History Colorado (Reel 1967 Nov. 10).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbD-l0caGIE   

Interview with Detective John Gray about Hippies, and The Family Dog
Television news footage made for broadcast on KOA-TV in Denver, Colorado of a KOA reporter interviewing Detective John Gray of the Denver Police on November 7, 1967.  The color 16mm film reel with sound was filmed during Gray’s trial for harassment of young people frequenting the...
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YJc67juB2w

The PEOPLE of the State of Colorado v. Francis R. SALAZAR, Attorney-Respondent.
It was the committee's opinion that the respondent's conduct was contrary to the highest standards of justice, ethics and morality and that he used his position as a director or officer of a bank to arrange financial transactions in a way prohibited by law.
https://www.leagle.com/decision/1974822524p2d2981817
  



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 29, 1967 Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs, CA (US TV "The Groovy Show", with The Sunshine Company, The Standells, The Hour Glass & The Ilford Subway (filmed date)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: November 3-5, 1967 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (supported by Lothar and the Hand People, Allmen Joy & Super Ball)^

CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION:
'... At the same studio [RCA Victor Custom studios], Calvin Carter produced the Canned Heat for Liberty, their third Chicago session.'
Billboard November 11, 1967 p54


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: November 7-12, 1967 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA (with David Blue)^



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 20, 1967 Magic Mushroom, Studio City, CA (with The Bluesberry Jam)^

After being released, their first gig was a shared bill with Bluesberry Jam at the Magic Mushroom in Los Angeles. Manager Skip Taylor had arranged for the two bands to play together so that the members of Canned Heat could watch drummer Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra. Following the gig, around 3 a.m., Taylor asked de la Parra if he would be interested in auditioning for the band, which was looking to replace Cook. De la Parra showed up for the audition clutching albums by Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, which, along with his playing skills, made an impression on Hite. When asked by Skip Taylor if he would like to join the band, de la Parra reportedly replied, “I was born to play with Canned Heat.” 
https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/canned-heat/?affiliate=HEJ

De la Parra had played drums professionally since he was 16 years old. He was born in Mexico City on February 8, 1946, and as he grew older, had become a member of a series of Mexican rock bands… starting with Los Sparks in 1958 and including Los Juniors, Los Sinners, Los Hooligans and Javier Batiz / the “Godfather of Rhythm & Blues” in Mexico and Carlos Santana’s first guitar mentor… all of which mainly played covers of American hits. Los Sinners evolved into Los Tequilas and, after a number of gold records, entered the U.S. in 1965 to play in clubs in the Los Angeles area. After some success, de la Parra returned to Mexico where he married an American woman and soon returned to the U.S. again. This time, as the drummer for the house band at the Tom Cat Club in Torrance, California, he played behind some of the greatest R&B artists of the time, including the Coasters, T-Bone Walker, Ben E. King, Mary Wells, Etta James, and the Platters. After a short stint with the Sotweed Factor, they broke up and he joined Bluesberry Jam.
https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/canned-heat/?affiliate=HEJ

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 25, 1967 Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA (with Clear Light, Youngbloods & Merry-Go-Round)

"There was a hassle about money," Cook says. "I didn't feel that they [the management] should get fifteen percent on top. They should share in the expenses and we should split the band seven ways. They were doing a job, and they didn't do any more than anybody else did. We got into a fistfight."
-  'Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life and Death of Blues Legend Alan Wilson', Rebecca Davis  p123

Alan Wilson: 'Frank [Cook] decided fairy recently, just before the new album was cut, that his interest was primarily in jazz, and when we began to work a lot he found the blues too restricting. So, the economic question aside, he decided that he would rather get back into the music he was happier with, jazz. And once again it was to the benefit of everyone concerned.'
- Look Back to the Future: An Interview by Pete Welding - Down Beat Volume 35 Issue #12, Published 6/13/1968
http://www.blindowl.net/look_back_to_the_future.html

.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Sunday, November 26th 1967
Adolpho "Fito" de la Parra replaces Frank Cook to become Canned Heat's drummer

In a neat switch, Cook took de la Parra’s spot in Bluesberry Jam ...
https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/canned-heat/?affiliate=HEJ

Alan Wilson: 'And our new drummer, Fito De La Parra, is strictly interested in the blues. For the first time we have a situation in which there’s no one whose commitment to the blues is not 100%, or at least 95%, in terms of playing.'
- Look Back to the Future: An Interview by Pete Welding - Down Beat Volume 35 Issue #12, Published 6/13/1968 http://www.blindowl.net/look_back_to_the_future.html

 



CANNED HEAT [#2]
(NOV 26, 1967 - JUL 29, 1969)

1) Bob Hite
2) Al Wilson
3) Henry Vestine
4) Larry Tayor
5) Adolfo 'Fito' de la Parra



   

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 1, 1967 California State College Men's Gym, Long Beach, CA (supporting The Doors. Adolfo 'Fito' de la Parra's first shows with the band)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: December 8-9, 1967 Family Dog, 
1601 West Evans Street, Denver, CO (supported by Siegal Schwall)^





CANNED HEAT  RECORDING SESSION: 
December 12th 1967, Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, CA
    An Owl Song 
    My Crime 
    Amphetamine Annie

Fito de La Parra:
        The magic of "Boogie With Canned Heat" was that we barely rehearsed. While the lyrics were arranged on Alan's songs, they were mostly spontaneous when the Bear sang. Spontaneity is the fascinating and beautiful thing about playing blues, which makes it the most abstract of all arts. It's not really tangible like a painting or a book or a sculpture that you can revise. With blues, the minute the note is heard, it's gone. It's even more abstract if you're improvising. That's why jazz is such a fabulous forum by contrast to classical music, which is limited to interpreting what the composer put on paper.

        During the recording session, we were messing with a song called "The Hunter" by Albert King, a great blues guitar player and singer who was an important influence on us. Bear suggested putting words to it, using a true story about a girl he knew who died from a drug overdose. We made up the lyrics right on the spot, each of us contributing a word here, a line there. "Amphetamine Annie" became a classic, the first anti-drug tune ever recorded. Years later, the U.S. government did a compilation LP of anti-drug songs entitled "Good Vibrations."
        The most important songs on the album were "Annie" and "The Pusher" by Steppenwolf. Ironically, Canned Heat even received a commendation signed by President Ford.

        Another great song on the album was "Marie Laveau," a slow blues instrumental based on the legendary 19th Century voodoo queen from New Orleans whose tombstone appears in the movie "Easy Rider".

        Because I had the most experience with rhythm and blues bands, plus playing with groups that included horns, Alan asked me for ideas on the horn parts we added. I would make horn noises with my mouth and he would translate them into written notes. The great New Orleans piano player Mac Rebannack, later known as Dr. John "The Night Tripper," helped with the arrangements on this and "The Owl Song," which he also played piano on.
        "World in a Jug" and "Whiskey Headed Woman No. 2" were typical country blues songs, the latter from a 1929 song by Tommy Laclennan. They were the kind of thing the old blues masters performed with only a lone guitar. We wanted to keep the primitive feel, but to appeal to our audience, we added distorted rock guitars and a heavy R&B style rhythm section.
        "My Crime," influenced by Chicago blues, grew out of the Denver bust -  a charge still hanging over the other band members at the time of recording. "Turpentine Moan," featuring Sunnyland Slim on piano, and "Evil Woman" were recorded at an earlier session in Chicago before I joined the band, so we replaced Frank Cook's drum tracks with my new overdubbed drums.
        "On The Road Again" was based on a traditional Mississippi/Alabama blues tune by Jim Oden, originally performed by Floyd Jones, using a John Lee Hooker's style arrangement. Alan adapted and organized the lyrics, while adding a harmonica along with the hypnotic drone of an Indian tamboura (sort of a one-chord zither) on four tracks. Another Hooker-influenced tune was "The Fried Hockey Boogie." The name was Larry's idea, although it was actually a slip of the tongue. Fried Hockey is a Louisiana term that even Larry couldn't define, but as he jived around with the words, it sounded good so we decided to use it. On the record, Bear explains that we did this song to show people how Canned Heat can really get it on. Everybody had a solo, with Bob improvising lyrics and introductions, playing ringmaster the way he did in our live shows, singing, shouting and rapping between solos. He ended the tune with the phrase that became his and the band's signature: "Don't Forget To Boogie!"
- 'Canned Heat: Living the Blues',  Fito de la Parra, 2010, pp83-4

The Bear, the hirsute, happy, generously proportioned singer of Los Angeles-based blues band Canned Heat, was commanding listeners to "sit back and meditate as the Maharishi said".

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: December 15-17, 1967 The Blue Law, Torrance, CA (with Love & The Hourglass)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: December 19-26, 1967 Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 31, 1967 State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ (with 8th Penny-Matter)^



1968

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 1, 1968 Phoenix Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ

CANNED HEAT acetate 7"
On the Road Again
1st January 1968
45rpm white label


 



Fito de La Parra:
        The cover of this album was magnificent, very psychedelic and powerful. Unfortunately, I'm not on it. By the time I joined the band, the artwork was already underway and they didn't want to spend the money or time to redo it. Frank's face stayed on the cover, but my picture and name are properly credited on the back of the album.
- 'Canned Heat: Living the Blues',  Fito de la Parra, 2010, pp84

CANNED HEAT RECORD RELEASE
Boogie With The Canned Heat
released January 21st 1968
33rpm LP
Liberty Records LST-7541


Evil Woman 
My Crime 
On The Road Again
World In A Jug
Turpentine Moan
Whiskey Headed Woman Number 2
Amphetamine Annie
An Owl Song
Marie Laveau
Fried Hockey Boogie

Dallas Smith, Producer
Dino Lappas Engineer

    * Recorded At – Liberty Studios
    * Mastered At – Customatrix
    * Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
    * Manufactured By – Liberty
    * Designed At – Kittyhawk Graphics
    * Published By – Metric Music Co.
    * Published By – Saturday Music, Inc.
    * Copyright (c) – Liberty Records, Inc.

Credits
    Piano on 'Turpentine Moan'– 
Sunnyland Slim
Piano on 'The Owl Song' - Dr John
    * Artwork [Cover Portrait] – John Cline
    * Bass – Larry “The Mole” Taylor*
    * Design [Album] – Dean O. Torrence*
    * Drums – Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra*
    * Engineer – Dino*, Lanky*
    * Lead Guitar – Henry “Sunflower” Vestine*
    * Producer – Dallas Smith
    * Slide Guitar [Bottle Neck], Vocals, Harmonica [Harp] – Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson*
    * Vocals – Bob “The Bear” Hite*


Canned Heat with.... Liberty Records producer Dallas Smith ?

Bob Hite: 'The guy who produced us, he's a real nice guy, you know, he didn't know what we wanted. Well he didn't produce our record, his name's on there says 'Produced by Dallas Smith'. He didn't produce it, he didn't produce it. We told him what we wanted, we mixed it. We did it all, he was just there, because he had to be there.'
- excerpt of recording of interview with Phil Spiro of Broadside of Boston (currently available on YouTube)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: January 19-20, 1968 The Back Door, Ventura, CA (w/ Critchfields)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 26, 1968 Benefit Concert, Campus Hall, University of California, Irvine, CA (with Buffalo Springfield & Revelation)^




Fito de La Parra:
We hit the road to promote the album with a real Canned Heat touch. We started in Denver because the rest of the band had to be in court there for the "Denver Bust" trial, which ended with them being put on probation. They flew but I drove with our roadie Bob Gangwer in a VW van plastered with the name Canned Heat in psychedelic-style stoned-rainbow script.
- 'Canned Heat: Living the Blues',  Fito de la Parra, 2010, pp84-5



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February ?, 1968  Denver. CO

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 9-11, 1968 Trauma, Philadelphia, PA (supported by The Mandrake Memorial)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 16-17, 1968 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (supported by (16th) The Thyme, (17th) Carousel, The Up)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February ?, 1968 Electric Circus, New York City, NY )"A Benefit for old blues singers")

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 23, 1968 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (with Frut of the Loom & Tiers)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 25, 1968 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (with MC5 & Odds & Ends)

The Canned Heat met their fans March 1st at Disc Records Severence Center in Cleveland
Billboard 16 March 1968

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 1-3, 1968 La Cave, Cleveland, OH


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 3, 1968 Bwana Johnny's Tin Man, Cincinnati, OH (w/ Strawberry Alarm Clock)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 8-9, 1968 The Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA (supported by J. Geils Band)


CANNED HEAT INTERVIEW:
March 9, 1968 Interview with Phil Spiro of 'Broadside', of Boston
recording of interview currently available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9iNF2Is_VY&t=4s

CANNED HEAT TV SHOW: March 9, 1968 WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (broadcasting date of US TV "Upbeat", with The American Breed, Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Blues Project, The Pack, Bubble Gum Machine, Georgie Fame, The Four Freshmen, The Four Sonics, Bobby Goldsboro, Mortimer's Three Boys, The Racket Squad, The Short Kuts, The GTO's Debbie Taylor, The Union Gap)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 15, 1968 San Fernando Valley State College Physical Education 100, Northridge, CA (afternoon show, with Cream)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 15, 1968 Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills, CA (evening show, supported by Iron Butterfly & The Hook)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 16, 1968 Cheetah, Los Angeles, CA (with Jackie Wilson & Alexander's Timeless Blooz Band)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: March 22-23, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA (Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat, Fever Tree, who replaced Buffalo Springfield. Once again, the Jefferson Airplane headlined the opening of The Kaleidoscope. A live elephant was positioned near the stage during the Airplane's set)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 24, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA (Benefit for Radio Strike fund for KMPX and KPPC djs (afternoon show), with Buffalo Springfield, Jefferson Airplane, Tiny Tim, H.P. Lovecraft, Steppenwolf, Sweetwater, Firesign Theatre, Clear Light, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Genesis. Disc jockeys on KMPX-fm radio in San Francisco, the first underground rock station in America, had gone on strike. The staff on their sister station KPPC (Pasadena) had joined them. There were a couple of events in San Francisco as well)



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 27, 1968 Family Dog, Denver, CO (with My Crime)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 2, 1968 Palm Springs Pop Festival, Palm Springs, CA

ALAN WILSON INTERVIEW: April 5, 1968 Interview with David Evans & Marina Bokelman (recording 2hrs appx)
various portions of the recording have been available on YouTube

  
Al Bennett sells Liberty Records Inc. company to Transamerica Corporation.

'Transamerica Corporation had purchased Liberty Records to solidify its music division, but according to the label's general manager Bud Dain, president Al Bennett "sold them a bill of goods." Liberty's real financial value was less than half of what Transamerica paid for it, and it didn't take long for questions to be asked about the numbers behind the paper.'
'Go Slow: The Life of Julie London' by Michael Owen

'In 1968, Liberty was bought for $38 million by Transamerica Corporation (an insurance company) and combined with their other label United Artists Records. Transamerica did not have a clue about running a record company.
Al Bennett was fired after six months, and the company rapidly declined.'

http://www.bigboppa.co.uk/45-sleeves/UK/liberty/libe-uk.htm


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 5-7, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA (Youngbloods, Spirit, Genesis)



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: April 8-11, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA (Canned Heat, Evergreen Blue Shoes, Travel Agency)

CANNED HEAT  recording – 9 April 1968 tape 1
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 10, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA
CANNED HEAT  recording – 10 April 1968 [3.5 ips; full track]
CANNED HEAT  recording of rehearsal – 10 April 1968 tape 2
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 11, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA (“Super Ball” Benefit for KPPC Strike Fund, with The Doors, Traffic, Canned Heat, Bo Diddley, Kaleidoscope, Holy Modal Rounders & others. A similar event in San Francisco, for KMPX, also entitled "Super Ball" was held at Winterland on April 3. Traffic was on tour at this time. KMPX and KPPC had made Traffic very popular in California, so the band was very supportive)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 12, 1968 Convention Center, Anaheim, CA (with Country Joe And The Fish & The Box Tops)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 12-14, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA ("First Anniversary", HP Lovecraft, James Cotton Blues Band, Mint Tattoo)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 14, 1968 Tapia Park, Malibu Canyon, Los Angeles, CA ("The Great & Joyous Festival of Chauli - The Gathering of The Tribes for a Romp in the Forest", with The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Fraternity Of Man, Kaleidoscope, Lollipop Shoppe, Watts 103rd Street Band, Bluesberry Band, Lee Michaels, Process, Evergreen Blue Shoes and more)^

CANNED HEAT STUDIO SESSION: April 15, 1968 Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, CA
'Terraplane Blues' *
* This track can be found on Canned Heat's 'Uncanned! The Best of Canned Heat' 2CD, EMI Records 724382916529, released 1994

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 18-21, 1968 Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, CA (with Smokestack Lightning)^
In the spring of 1968, Al Wilson, Bob Hite, and Fito de la Parra took a cab in Chicago to a blues performance after one of their gigs. The cab driver was none other than Albert Luandrew, whom the musicologists recognized by his a.k.a. Sunnyland Slim; Muddy Waters piano player during the Chess Records days in the late 40’s and early ‘50s. Slim had taken a six-year break from recording to pay the bills driving a taxi, and was convinced by the aspiring trio to go back into the studio. After a session in June with Shakey Horton, Johnny Shines, and Willie Dixon on Blue Horizon Records, Slim was convinced by Bob and Alan to cut an album for the “Bluesmakers” series on World Pacific Records (a subdivision of Liberty). The album, “Slim’s Got His Thing Goin’ On”, featured the tracks “Going Back To Memphis”, “Unlucky One”, and “Dust My Broom” with Slim fronting Canned Heat and Hite acting as co-producer. Slim also did them the honor of playing the piano on for the album “Boogie With Canned Heat”
https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/canned-heat/?affiliate=HEJ



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
April 21, 1968  Whiskey-A-Go-Go
recorded 
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html





Canned Heat

On the Road Again / Boogie Music
Liberty 56038
45rpm 7"
released April 24 1968

The single version of "On the Road Again" is a 3:33 edit of the 4:55 album cut on 'Boogie With Canned Heat', which has a longer harmonica jam toward the end.
https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/boogie-music-by-canned-heat-45-rpm-single-version.673673/

'Boogie Music' 'One Kind Favor' attributed to 'LT Tatman III', Lawrence Taylor Tatman III, aka 'Skip Taylor'


Fito de la Parra, Skip Taylor, Henry Vestine
Alan Wilson, Bob Hite, Larry Taylor





Bob Hite: "That (song) ['On the Road Again'] was released, the A side of that was 'Boogie Music.' That's the one that we thought would be the hit. We left on our very first tour, a six-week tour of the United States. We were sleeping in other bands houses, on floors, in kitchens or wherever we could find a place to stay. I remember we came into Cleveland, Ohio and I had 35 cents in my pocket. We called our manager to tell him things were going relatively well, but we were broke. He said, 'Well, you won't be broke long because some disc jockey down in Ft. Worth, Texas turned over 'Boogie Music' and 'On the Road Again' was number one on their charts and was being played around the country.'
http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html





Larry Taylor: 'On the Road Again which came from a Floyd Jones tune.  We added our own lyrics and put it to kind of a 60’s vibe with a tambura. It had that kind of droning sound which opens and closes out the tune. This was Alan’s musicology coming out. He not only had studied and knew more about blues than anybody, but he was studying different kinds of Eastern musical ideas as well. Alan even played a sarod.'
- http://bluesjunctionproductions.com/a_conversation_with_larry_taylor


correction:
Bob Hite born February 26, 1943


By Spring 1968, Canned Heat was a popular band with a successful single ("On The Road Again"), so Taylor was in a better position. Taylor, William Morris agent John Hartmann and Gary Essert took over the lease on former Hullabaloo (Taylor and Morris had been agents  at William Morris). It was presumably easier to take a venue that presented music and dancing already than to create a new one. Since Taylor and Hartmann were Canned Heat's manager and booking agent, respectively, the band played the venue often.
https://concerts.fandom.com/wiki/Kaleidoscope

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 23, 1968 U.C.L.A. Athletic Field, Los Angeles, CA ("Campus Mobilization Committee's Mobilization Week", with Kaleidoscope)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 27, 1968 Utah State Fairpark Coliseum, Salt Lake City, UT (with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Holden Caufield)^



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 30, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA (with Jefferson Airplane, scheduled but did not play)




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 3, 1968 Kinetic Playground
, Electric Theater Co. Chicago, IL (with Albert King, & AUM)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: May 3-5, 1968 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (Supporting Junior Wells, with Crome Syrcus, Clover) 

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 5, 1968 Long Beach Sports Arena, Long Beach, CA ("Electric Carnival", with Buffalo Springfield, Smokestack Lightning, The Hook & Country Joe And The Fish)^

CANNED HEAT RECORDING: May 6, 1968
recording:
tapes.....Fito de la Parra –  [3 ¾ ips; full track]
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html

CANNED HEAT RECORDINGS: May 9, 1968
Reels without Track Lists
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 10, 1968 Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX (co-billing w/Sam & Dave)^



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 11, 1968 Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, TX (supported by Conqueroo & Shiva's Head Band)^

CANNED HEAT TV SHOW: May 12, 1968  US TV "Upbeat"
colour video footage of rehearsal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_vePxW49_g

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 12, 1968 Music Hall, Cleveland, OH (with Cream)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: May 14-19, 1968 Generation Club, New York City, NY

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: May 17-19, 1968 
Kinetic Playground, Electric Theater Co. Chicago, IL (with The Litter)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: May 24-25, 1968 Psychedelic Supermarket

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 4-6, 1968 Cafe Au Go Go, New York City, NY

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 7-8, 1968 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA (with Bagatelle)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 11-13, 1968 La Cave, Cleveland, OH

The press began, universally, acclaiming Canned Heat as blues innovators. The influential jazz magazine, Downbeat, ran a glowing article about the group in their June 13, 1968 issue, calling them “probably the best band of its type in the world today, playing with a power and conviction, and generating an excitement which has been matched by only the finest of the Negro bands in this idiom, early postwar blues music. One would, in fact, have to go back to the great innovators of the genre… Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Little Walter, and the like… to find groups comparable to Canned Heat in mastery, ease and inventiveness.”
https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/canned-heat/?affiliate=HEJ



Billboard June 13th 1968

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 14-15, 1968 National Guard Armory, St. Louis, MO

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 19, 1968 Music Hall, Houston, TX (with Vanilla Fudge)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 24, 1968 Ice Palace, Las Vegas, NV

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 25, 1968 Community Concourse, San Diego, CA (with Genetic Dryft)



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 26, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA
Recording session
Canned Heat were contracted to play at Kaleidoscope on June 26th 1968 (Larry Taylor's 26th birthday) - and since this date doesn't appear to have been advertised, and they were paid only a minimal amount, this is the likely date the band recorded the following tracks:-
Bullfrog Blues
Sweet Sixteen
I'd Rather Be The Devil
Dust My Broom
I Wish You Would
When Things Go Wrong (It Hurts Me Too)

This was apparently a test recording session, and resulted in no release by Liberty Records, but some of the tracks recorded that day eventually appeared on a rival label (Wand), released under the misleading title 'Live at Topanga Corral'. The same tracks were much later re-released as 'Live at Kaleidoscope 1969', but this too is incorrect, as the Kaleidoscope club closed as a live music venue in the Summer of 1968 (subsequently re-named the Aquarius Theater which staged 'Hair' the musical, in August/September 1968).

CANNED HEAT RECORDING: Hollywood Kaleidoscope
Larry Taylor –  [3-3/4 ips; full track], 
https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html

CANNED HEAT  LIVE SHOW: Los Angeles, CA
Recording session
       Project Blues *
On The Road Again *    (a 10" Liberty Records acetate is believed to exist of this track)
these tracks included on 'Canned Heat The Boogie House Tapes Vol.3'' 2CD, Ruf 1146

CANNED HEAT  LIVE SHOW: Los Angeles, CA
Recording session
        You Know I Love You  6:49 *
        First Time Around  (I Love My Baby) 10:34
*
* later issued on 'Early L.A.', Various Artists, Together Records ST-T-1014
   these tracks are included on 'Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes' 2CD, Ruf 1050






CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 28-30, 1968 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (Supporting Ten Years After, Albert King with Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks)




Alan Wilson, John Hartmann & Bob Hite outside Kaleidoscope




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: Thursday, July 4 - Friday, July 5, 1968: 'Dance-Concert', Kaleidoscope, 6230 Sunset Boulevard, Downtown Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California ^
On the bill: Canned Heat, Sly & The Family Stone, Spontaneous Sound & Sons Of Champlin, plus film "The Tomb Of Ligeia". Two shows a day, 9:00pm and 11:00pm.

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
Recording session - Canned Heat were recording a live album.

Charlie Kelly (road manager for Sons of Champlin): "The headliner at the Kaleidoscope was Canned Heat, then Sly and the Family Stone, and the Sons of Champlin. The Kaleidoscope had once been the broadcast home of a fifties TV show, 'Queen for a Day.' In this show women competed to tell about how bummed out their lives were, and the biggest bummer got a bunch of prizes and one day of limo service. Like Oprah, but with prizes for the biggest bummer. Originally designed to show off the prizes ('A complete set of pool accessories...'), the stage was an enormous disc that revolved, and the idea was that each band could set up permanently and then be revolved into place, rather than physically moving equipment. Each band played two sets, alternating, and the audience stayed through all six sets. The sets were fairly short, about 40 minutes, which was enough for five or six of the Sons' long songs and one Canned Heat song. At only 15 minutes, 'Freedom' wasn't the longest song played on that show; the winner was 'Refried Boogie' by Canned Heat, which took an entire set. Because they were recording a live track for an album, Canned Heat played the same song each set, to the same audience that had heard it an hour and a half earlier. Over the two night stand, they played it four times, and no other song. 'Refried Boogie' is a one-chord song, which for the purposes of a live performance featured lengthy unaccompanied solos by each member of the band. Ten minutes of monstrously loud guitar jamming on an E chord followed by ten minutes of bass jamming on an E chord followed by ten minutes of harp solo followed by ten minutes of slide guitar solo, and then, THE DRUM SOLO! After that, they play the head, sing the one verse, and quit until the second set. The audience had to hear it only twice a night. I HAD TO HEAR IT FOUR TIMES! Did I say that Canned Heat guitarist Henry Vestine had what he claimed was the most powerful guitar amplifier on the planet? This thing weighed a couple of hundred pounds, it drove six huge speaker cabinets, and it had to have a big fan behind it to keep it from melting through the stage."
- excerpt from  'The Sons of Champlin: The Classic Years 1963-1977' by Bruno Ceriotti

A recording was to be released entitled 'Refried Boogie', spanning two sides of their forthcoming double LP, 'Living The Blues'

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 12, 1968 Cow Palace, Daly City, CA (Benefit for Harmony, with Vanilla Fudge, Iron Butterfly, Creedence Clearwater Revival (who replaced Phoenix), Kai Moore, Sweet Rush, West, Initial Shock, Sandy Bull & The Wedge)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: July 17-21, 1968 Whisky-A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, CA (with Fraternity of Man)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 19, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: Summer 1968 Thee Image, Miami, FL (with NRBQ & Blues Image)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: August 2-4, 1968 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (with Iron Butterfly & Initial Shock)

CANNED HEAT TV SHOW: August 3, 1968 Cleveland, OH (US TV "Upbeat", with The Boss Blues, Buddy Cole, David and the Giants, Joe Harnel, New Colony Six, The Rationals, The Temptations, These Visitors (broadcasting date)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 3, 1968 Orange County Fair Grounds, Costa Mesa, CA ("1st Annual Newport Pop Festival", with Alice Cooper, Chambers Brothers, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Lee Michaels, Frosty, Country Joe and The Fish, Electric Flag, James Cotton Blues Band, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sonny & Cher, Steppenwolf & Tiny Tim)^

CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION:
August 6-7 1968 I.D. Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Going Up The Country

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 8, 1968 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, CA (Canned Heat. Preceeded by the film "Cincinnati Kid" & followed by the film "Ipcress File". This was the start of a four-day film festival)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 9-11, 1968 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (supported by (9th) The Rationals, (10th) The Jagged Edge, (11th) Children)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 14-15, 1968
Kinetic Playground, Electric Theater Co. Chicago, IL (with The Mothers Of Invention. Canned Heat filled in for Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll and The Trinity)

CANNED HEAT TV SHOW:  August 31, 1968 Larry Kane Show, Channel 13, KTRK Studios, Houston, TX^

 

 

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:  August 31, 1968 Catacombs, Houston, TX ("Houston Pop Festival", with Mothers of Invention, Moving Sidewalks, Country Joe And The Fish, Matchbox, Neal Ford and the Fanatics)^


In September, 1968, Canned Heat left for their first European tour, a month of concert performances and media engagements that included TV appearances on the British show Top of the Pops and the German program Beat Club, where they capably lip-synched “On The Road Again” as it rose to #1 in both countries and practically all of Europe.
https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/canned-heat/?affiliate=HEJ

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 3, 1968 Bold Knight, Sunnyvale, CA (with Weird Herald, Phoenix, Orphan Egg, Freedom Highway, Bogus Thunder & The Steve Miller Band)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 5, 1968 London, UK (UK TV "Top Of The Pops" lip-synching "On The Road Again")

Start of the European tour.
In a creative reciprocal arrangement, Canned Heat borrowed John Mayall's van and road crew for the English and European gigs, while Mayall in turn used the Canned Heat crew in America

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 5, 1968 Revolution Club, London, England

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 6, 1968 Mothers, Erdington, England

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 7, 1968 Civic Hall, Dunstable, England

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 8, 1968 Toft's Club, Folkestone, England



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 9, 1968 Pavillion Club, Bath, England ^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 10, 1968 Disc Jockey, Derby, England + Late Night Line Up

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 12, 1968 Bremen, Germany (German TV "Beat Club" lip-synching "On The Road Again". Broadcast September 14th)
VIDEO:  September 12, 1968 Bremen, Germany (German TV "Beat Club" lip-synching "On The Road Again". Broadcast September 14th)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 13, 1968 Hamburg, W.Germany

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 14, 1968 Kongresshalle, Frankfurt, W.Germany (with The Doors & Jefferson Airplane)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 16, 1968 France

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 18-19, 1968 Belgium


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 21-22, 1968 Sweden

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 23-24, 1968 Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 25, 1968 Colston Hall, Bristol, Engkand (2 shows 6.30 & 8.45. Supporting Small Faces, with Tim Rose, The Gods & (compere) Dave Lee Travis)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 26, 1968 Middle Earth, Roundhouse, London, England

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 27, 1968 Richmond Athletic Club, Richmond, London, England (with Writing On The Wall)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 28, 1968 Middle Earth, Roundhouse, London, England (with Chicken Shack, Writing On The Wall, who both filled in for Spooky Tooth)




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 29, 1968 Civic Hall, Barnsley, England, (with The Small Faces)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 30, 1968 Marquee, London, England, (with Keef Hartley)
End of European tour




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 3, 1968 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (supported by Gordon Lightfoot & Cold Blood)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 4, 1968 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
(supported by Gordon Lightfoot & Cold Blood)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 5, 1968 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
(supported by Gordon Lightfoot & Cold Blood)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 6, 1968 California State University, Chico, CA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October ?, 1968 Bank, Torrance, CA 

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October ??, 1968 San Antonio, TX

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 11-12, 1968 Bank, Torrance, CA (CANCELLED, with Spirit)



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 11, 1968 San Bernadino, CA  (w/Country Joe & the Fish)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 12, 1968 Community Concourse, LA, CA (w/ Gnarly Beast, Marshmellow Rug)^





CANNED STUDIO SESSION: October 15, 1968 I.D. Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Christmas Blues (alternate take) *
* This track can be found on Canned Heat's 'Uncanned! The Best of Canned Heat' 2CD, EMI Records 724382916529, released 1994

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 19, 1968 Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA (with Bronze Hog)^



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: Sunday October 20, 1968 UC Berkeley Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA ("Cal S.U.P.E.R.B. presents during All - Cal Weekend Cal Rock Concert", with Linn County (filling in for Santana), Mad River, Grateful Dead, Stonehenge plus (cancelled) Special Jam with the Buddy Miles Express)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 25, 1968 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 27, 1968 Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA ("San Francisco International Pop Festival", with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Womb, Spyders, Loading Zone, Deep Purple, Grassroots, Chambers Brothers, Procol Harum)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 31, 1968 Halloween, Winterland, San Francisco, CA (with John Mayall & Sir Douglas Quintet + 2)^




Canned Heat – Living The Blues
Liberty LST-27200
released 1st November 1968
Side One
"Pony Blues" (Charlie Patton) – 3:48
"My Mistake" (Alan Wilson) – 3:22
"Sandy's Blues" (Bob Hite) – 6:46
"Going Up the Country" (Wilson) – 2:50
"Walking by Myself" (Jimmy Rogers) – 2:29
"Boogie Music" (L.T. Tatman III) – 3:00
"Tell Me Man Blues" (1929 recording by Henry Sims) – 0:15
Side Two
"One Kind Favor" (Lemon Jefferson) – 4:44
"Parthenogenesis" (Canned Heat) – 19:57
I Nebulosity
II Rollin' and Tumblin'
III Five Owls
IV Bear Wires
V Snooky Flowers
VI Sunflower Power
VII Raga Kafi
VIII Icebag
IX Childhood's End

Side Three
"Refried Boogie (Part I)" (Canned Heat) (Recorded Live) – 20:10

Side Four
"Refried Boogie (Part II)" (Canned Heat) (Recorded Live) – 20:50

Record Company – Liberty Records
Copyright (c) – Liberty Records, Inc.
Recorded At – I.D. Sound
Recorded At – The Kaleidoscope, Hollywood
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
Credits
Art Direction – Woody Woodward
Bass – Larry "The Mole" Taylor*
Drums – Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra*
Engineer – Richard "Get Yourself Together" Moore*
Engineer [Assistance From] – Ivan Fisher
Graphics, Effects [Photographic Effects] – Jima Abbott
Guitar – Henry "Sunflower" Vestine*
Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica [Harp], Jew's Harp [Jaw Harp] – Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson*
Photography By – Peter Bernuth
Producer – Canned Heat, Skip Taylor
Vocals – Bob "The Bear" Hite*



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 2, 1968 Thee Image, Miami, FL



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 5, 1968 Hilton Convention Hall,
Cape Kennedy FL (The Group, and Crystal Pain - Lighting: Psychedelic Power and Light Company)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 8, 1968 Tyndall Northside Armory, Indianapolis, IN (with Iron Butterfly & Fraternity Of Man)/

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 9, 1968
Kinetic Playground, Electric Theater Co. Chicago, IL (supported by Rhinocerous)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 13, 1968 U.C.L.A. Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA (with Patience Valentine)





NME (New Musical Express) UK Nov 16th 1968




Canned Heat’s version of The Chipmunk Song (Christmas
Don’t Be Late) / Christmas Blues
Liberty 56077
released November 14th 1968

Canned Heat’s version of “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” wasn’t exactly the same as the Chipmunks’ similarly titled chart-topper in 1958. It was a bluesy number containing humorous dialogue between Canned Heat singer Bob Hite and the voices of the Chipmunks: Simon, Theodore and Alvin, who were all named after record executives at Liberty.
https://unrememberedhistory.com/tag/the-chipmunk-song-christmas-dont-be-late/

The Chipmunks are Alvin, Theodore & Simon (after Liberty executives; Alvin Bennett, Theodore 'Ted' Keep, and Simon Waronker)

Alvin S. "Al" Bennett (September 21, 1926 – March 15, 1989), from Joiner, Arkansas, was a record company executive who worked at Dot Records, then Liberty Records. He was president of Liberty until 1968. At that time he founded Cream Records, which absorbed Hi Records in 1977. Bennett is also known for lending his name to the character of Alvin from The Chipmunks.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Bennett

Alvin and the Chipmunks, originally David Seville and the Chipmunks or simply the Chipmunks, are an American animated virtual band created by Ross Bagdasarian Sr. for a novelty record in 1958. The group consists of three singing animated anthropomorphic chipmunks: Alvin, the mischievous troublemaker, who quickly became the star of the group; Simon, the tall, bespectacled intellectual; and Theodore, the chubby, impressionable sweetheart. The trio is managed by their human adoptive father, David (Dave) Seville. In reality, "David Seville" was Bagdasarian's stage name, and the Chipmunks themselves are named after the executives of their original record label. The characters became a success, and the singing Chipmunks and their manager were given life in several animated cartoon productions, using redrawn, anthropomorphic chipmunks, and eventually films.
The voices of the group were all performed by Bagdasarian, who sped up the playback to create high-pitched voices. This oft-used process was not entirely new to Bagdasarian, who had also used it for two previous novelty songs, including "Witch Doctor", but it was so unusual and well-executed it earned the record two Grammy Awards for engineering. Bagdasarian, performing as the Chipmunks, released a long line of albums and singles, with "The Chipmunk Song" becoming a number-one single in the United States. After Bagdasarian's death in 1972, the characters' voices were performed by his son Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and the latter's wife Janice Karman in the subsequent incarnations of the 1980s and 1990s.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_and_the_Chipmunks



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 15, 1968 Bank, Torrance, CA (with Linn County & Flamin’ Groovies)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 16, 1968 Honolulu International Center Arena, Honolulu, HI (with New Buffalo Springfield & The Turtles)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: November 22-23, 1968 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (with Iron Butterfly & Youngbloods)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 24, 1968 Rock Pile, Toronto, Ontario

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 29, 1968 
Kinetic Playground, Electric Theater Co. Chicago, IL (supported by Tim Buckley & Terry Reid)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 30, 1968  Kinetic Playground, Electric Theater Co. Chicago, IL ({Mike Bloomfield sits in}Tim Buckley & Terry Reid)
Bloomfield, visiting Chicago in November 1968, sat in with Canned Heat one evening. Robb Baker reported in the Chicago Tribune that Michael’s interplay with bassist Taylor was amazing.
http://www.mikebloomfieldamericanmusic.com/bloomweb07/1968-1969.htm


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 1, 1968 Music Hall, Cleveland, OH (with Velvet Underground & The Apple Pie Motherhood Band)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 6, 1968 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (Supported by Hamilton Face)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 7, 1968 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (Supported by Teegarden & Van Winkle)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 8, 1968 Kiel Opera House,St. Louis, MO (+ Rotary Connection)^

CANNED HEAT RECORD RELEASE:
Canned Heat
A: Going Up The Country
B: One Kind Favor
    Liberty USA    56077    22 Nov 1968    7"
released December 7th 1968 45rpm
BB Nov 30, 1968
CB Dec 7, 1968
a) LB 2652
b) LB 2653







CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 13, 1968 Fresno Convention Center,  CA (Mad River & Shag)^
'I saw him [Blind Owl] one night when the Bear was ill and didn't show up for a gig in 1968... [Fresno, late 1968] He sang lead, played bottleneck and harp, like nobody else could and apologised at the end of the show and said "we will be back next time with Bob and put on a better show for you."
Everyone gave him a standing ovation for several minutes. He was so damn good, nobody cared that the Bear was not there.
I went to the concert a fan of the Bear's vocals (Bullfrog Blues, Amphetamine Annie, Evil Woman, etc.). I left a fan of Alan's music and vocals.'

- Robert Doubleday

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 21, 1968 Anaheim Convention Center Exhibition Hall, Anaheim, CA ("Sam Riddle presents.... Boss City Christmas Dance", with Pogo, Southern Comfort and five other bands)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: December 22-23, 1968 L.A. Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA - "L.A. Pop Festival - A Christmas Happening" (with Chambers Brothers, The Grassroots, Steve Miller Blues Band & The Love Exchange)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 26, 1968 Cow Palace, Daily City, CA ("KYA Presents The San Francisco Holiday Rock Festival", with Santana, Steppenwolf, Blue Cheer, The New Buffalo Springfield, The Spencer Davis Group, Three Dog Night, The Electric Prunes, Tender Loving Care, Flaming Groovies)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 29, 1968 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA (with Iron Butterfly, Derek, Bob Seger System & The Goodies)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 30, 1968 Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, Broward County, FL ("Miami Pop Festival", with Jose Feliciano, The Turtles, Iron Butterfly, The Grass Roots, Jr. Walker and The All Stars, Ian and Sylvia, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Sweet Inspirations, Sweetwater, The Joe Tex Revue)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 31, 1968 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA ("Scenic Sounds Present A New Years Eve Extravaganza", with Pogo, Lee Michaels, Black Pearl, Love Army, Sweetwater. Bob Hite rode a painted purple dayglo elephant to the stage)^


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:  unknown date, 1968 The Back Door, Ventura, CA (with Tim Buley Blues Band)



1969


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:   January ?, 1969 Houston, TX
(After the concert, a record collector friend of Bob Hite mentioned casually that the legendary black blues guitarist Albert Collins was at that time playing in a little place called Ponderosa Club down in the black neighborhood of the city, so they went to see the concert, at the end of which and after a little chat, they invited him to go with them to Los Angeles to revive his career and record a new album)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:  January 12, 1969

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:  January 18, 1969 WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (US TV "Upbeat" performing "Going Up The Country", with The Box Tops, Bobby Darin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jerry Butler, Sonny Geraci, the Good Rats, The Mauds, Mother Earth, The New Colony Six, Peppermint Rainbow, Sugar and Spice, The Unifics & The Vogues (broadcasting date)

CANNED HEAT VIDEO SESSION:  January 20, 1969 Los Angeles, CA US TV ("Playboy After Dark", with Buddy Greco, Shari Lewis, Colvin & Wilder, Max Lerner, Johnny Janis (broadcast May 16, 1969)
Hugh Hefner: You've come up with an unusual name - Canned Heat - where does that.. em.. Where did you get the name..?
Bob Hite: Canned Heat came from the title of an old phonograph record, made in 1929, by Tommy Johnson. They used to drink 'Canned Heat'
(laughter)
Hugh Hefner: Back in prohibition days?
Bob Hite: That's back when you couldn't get booze, you couldn't get any options... strain it down though a loaf of bread, and drink it up.. You get a buzz!!!

Video recordings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rymlxjaF9xI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJjqax118n4
Audio recording: 1969 Playboy After Dark
Turpentine Moan  *
* this track is included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 3' 2CD, Ruf 1146
On the Road Again *
* this track is included on 'Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes' 2CD, Ruf 1050

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:  January 24, 1969 Theater For The Performing Arts, San Antonio, TX (with Crimson & Clover, Tommy James and the Shondells)^

CANNED HEAT STUDIO SESSION:  'Same All Over' (1/24-25/69 I.D. Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA)

CANNED HEAT: January 29, 1969 I.D. Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA - 45
(recorded January 29, 1969, released February 1969)
    Time Was 
    Low Down (And High Up)

CANNED HEAT  LIVE SHOW:  February 1, 1969 Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA (with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lee Michaels & C.K. Strong)

CANNED HEAT RECORD RELEASE
A: Time Was
B: Low Down (And High Up)
    Liberty USA    56097  
 5 Feb 1969    7"


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 7, 1969 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (2 shows each night, supported by The Pentangle & Rhinoceros)^
Ain't That Lovin' You Baby aka I Love My Baby  7:40
Bullfrog Blues 5:20
Sugar Mama> Bass solo> Sugar Mama  12:53
Killin' Floor  6:13
On The Road Again  10:17
Crowd Noise> Bear Talking  1:56
The Boogie  24:07

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 8, 1969 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (2 shows each night, supported by Pentangle & Rhinoceros)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 9, 1969 Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI (with Spirit, The Brooklyn Bridge (who cancelled) & Bubble Puppy)

  
CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 16, 1969 Alexandria Roller Rink, Alexandria, PA (with B.B. King)^



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 19, 1969 Pasadena Civic Auditorium, CA (with B.B. King)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: February 21-22, 1969 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA (with American Dream)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 23, 1969 Mosque, Richmond, Virginia (with The Zombies, and The Buffalo Springfield, The Outsiders)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 25, 1969 Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, RI (CANCELLED. with Tommy James & The Shondells & Brooklyn Bridge. The show was cancelled due to a snowstorm!)



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 28, 1969 Independence Hall, Baton Rouge, LA^

CANNED HEAT VIDEO SESSION: February 1969 Beat Club (TV), Bremen, Germany
(Broadcast February 22, 1969)
Going Up the Country
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyxGxsYNn7g



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 16, 1969 Alexandria Roller Rink 807, North Asaph Street, Alexandria, Virginia^



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 16, 1969 Civic Center, Baltimore, MD (with The Jeff Beck Group, B.B. King & King Solomon's Mind)^

CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION: March 20. 1969
I.D. Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Big Fat (The Fat Man)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: March 27-29, 1969 Boston Arena, Boston, MA ("Boston Pop Festival")




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 30, 1969 KRNT Theater, Iowa ^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: March 30-April 1, 1969 Lockhart Park, Ft. Lauderdale, FL ("WSRF Surf-Radio Presents First Annual Fort Lauderdale Easter-Rock Festival", with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Strawberry Alarm Clock, MC5 (cancelled), Steve Miller Blues Band, Grass Roots, 3 Dog Night, Chuck Berry, Sweetwater, Morning Glory, Buffalo Springfield, Fruit Of The Loom, Tiny Tim, Pacific Gas & Electric, Super Session, Blood, Sweat & Tears (cancelled), Chambers Brothers (cancelled), Richie Havens (cancelled), Traffic (cancelled), Jeff Beck Group (cancelled), and many other groups)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 2, 1969 Angels Stadium, Palm Springs, CA ("Palm Springs Pop Festival", with Ike & Tina Turner, Buddy Miles Express, Black Pearl, Southwind, San Andreas Boogie & Savoy Brown. Eric Burdon sang with Canned Heat at Bob Hite's invitation)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 4, 1969 Center Arena, Seattle, WA (
with The Grass Roots)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 5, 1969 Agrodome, Vancouver, BC (w/ The Box Tops?)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 10, 1969 UC Santa Barbara Robertson Gym, Santa Barbara, CA (with Poco & Ace Of Cups - Dry Paint)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 11, 1969 Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA (with Creedence Clearwater Revival & Cold Blood)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 12, 1969 California Polytechnic State University Men's Gym, San Luis Obispo, CA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 18, 1969 Hunter College, New York City, NY (with Ten Years After) (no show stuck in Washington)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 19, 1969 Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 24, 1969 Lake Lansing, Haslett, MI (with The MC5 & The Woolies)




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: April 25-26, 1969 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (supported by Family & (25th) The Red, White & Blues Band, (26th) Caste)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 3, 1969
Kinetic Playground, Electric Theater Co. Chicago, IL (with Aum & Albert King)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 4, 1969 Minneapolis Labor Temple, Minneapolis, MN (with The Serfs)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 10, 1969 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 11, 1969 Aztec Bowl, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (supported by Grateful Dead, Santana, Lee Michaels & Tarantula)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 23, 1969 University of Montana Adams Field House, Missoula, MT (with Initial Shock)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 25, 1969 Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA ("Santa Clara Pop Festival", with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Steve Miller, Spirit, Poco, Chambers Bros., Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry & Jefferson Airplane)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 30, 1969 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA ("Ash Grove Benefit Concert", with Albert Collins & Lightnin' Hopkins)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 6, 1969 The Fourth Annual Memphis Country Blues Festival (w/ Johnny Winter, Claude Mabel)^
but... did Canned Heat show up?

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 20-21, 1969 Action House, Island Park, NY (with Howl & Senaca)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 23-25, 1969 The Ark, Boston, MA (with Kaleidoscope. The last show on June 25th finished with a 40 minute jam with members of Kaleidoscope)


Please Don’t Bother Me (Alan Wilson) *
Get off My Back *
* this track is included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 2: 1969-1999' 2CD, Ruf 1103

Mi Huautla *
Catfish Blues *
On The Road Again *
* these tracks are included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 3' 2CD, Ruf 1146

01) [01:17] Introduction
02) [05:06] I Found Love
03) [01:43] Banter / Tuning I
04) [13:34] Catfish Blues
05) [01:44] Banter / Tuning II
06) [04:33] Bullfrog Blues
07) [01:29] Banter / Tuning III
08) [06:39] Gonna Find a New Woman
09) [04:29] Killing Floor
10) [01:48] Banter / Tuning IV
11) [05:33] Bring It On Home
12) [03:53] Banter / Tuning V
13) [35:36] Kaleidoheat Boogie (with drum solo)
https://www.guitars101.com/forums/f145/canned-heat-1969-06-25-boston-ma-sbd-flac-173543.ht



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: June 27-28 1969 Kinetic Playground, Electric Theater Co. Chicago, IL (with Black Pearl & Soup)^

CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION:  
July 2nd 1969  Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, CA
    Poor Moon

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 4, 1969 Atlanta International Raceway, Fulton County, GA ("1st Annual Atlanta International Pop Festival", with Sweetwater, Ten Wheel Drive, Pacific, Gas & Electric, Dave Brubeck, Ian & Sylvia, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Delaney, Bonnie & Friends, Johnny Rivers, Johnny Winter, Al Kooper & Creedence Clearwater Revival)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 7, 1969 Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY (with Savoy Brown)



Canned Heat
Hallelujah

- released July 8th 1969
Same All Over
Change My Ways
Canned Heat
Sic'em Pigs
I'm Her Man
Time Was
Do Not Enter
Big Fat (The Fat Man)
Huautla
Get Off My Back
Down In The Gutter, But Free


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 11, 1969 Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA (supported by BB King & Fats Domino)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 12, 1969 Convention Center, Anaheim, CA (with Kaleidoscope & Steve Miller Blues Band)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 13, 1969 HIC Arena, Honolulu, HI (with Lee Michaels)


Canned Heat
A: Poor Moon
B: Sic 'Em Pigs
    Liberty USA    56127    released 15 Jul 1969    7"

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 26, 1969 Terrace Ballroom, Salt Lake City, UT (with The Turtles)



Bob Hite: Henry (Vestine) split in the middle of a gig at the Fillmore West. Him and Larry (Taylor) weren't getting along at all, and Henry was kind of uptight about the kind of music we were playing and decided that he wanted to play something else, so we just split.
He didn't say "I quit" or anything like that. It's just that we had a gig the next night and our manager got us all together and said "Well man the Canned Heat's got a gig at the Fillmore West tonight, and whoever's in Canned Heat be there," and he didn't show up.
- Special from MARTIN WEBB in Vancouver, NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS Friday March 7, 1970

Henry Vestine doesn't show up for Canned Heat's appearance at Fillmore West


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 29, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (supported by Preservation Hall Jazz Band & South Wind)^
Mike Bloomfield sits in for Henry Vestine on lead guitar for 1st set.

But Canned Heat has no lead guitarist for the 2nd set!
Bob Hite: So Harvey [Mandel] was laying there and getting stoned in the dressing room, so I just saw this cat over there and said "Hey man, do you know how to play a telecaster?" and he said "Sure," so I said "Do you want to play?" and he said "Yes." So he went out and played with us ..
- Special from MARTIN WEBB in Vancouver, NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS Friday March 7, 1970

Oh Baby
My Time Ain´t Long
Sugar Mama
Shake it & Break it
I´m Her Man
Rock Me Baby
Future Blues
A Change Is Gonna Come


Mike Bloomfield is offered a permanent post with Canned Heat but declines as he has just broken with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and is weary of touring.


Harvey Mandel is offered Henry Vestine's spot in the band's line-up and accepts.
(It is suggested that Alan Wilson wishes to join Henry in some new endeavour but after a couple of days is persuaded by Skip Taylor against it - Henry then forms a group called Sun)


.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


CANNED HEAT [#3]
(JUL 29, 1969 - MAY 1970)

1) Bob Hite
2) Al Wilson
3) Larry Taylor
4) Adolfo de la Parra
5) Harvey Mandel (aka The Snake) lead guitar


  CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 30, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, & South Wind)^
        You Don't Have to Go *
        My Time Ain't Long 

        Sugar Mama
        Shake It and Break It
        I'm Her Man
*
        Rock Me Baby
        Future Blues
        Leaving This Town
* these tracks are included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 3' 2CD, Ruf 1146

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 31, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
(w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, & South Wind)^
        Oh Baby
        My Time Ain´t Long
        Sugar Mama
        Shake it and Break it
        I´m Her Man
        Rock Me Baby
        Future Blues
        A Change Is Gonna Come

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 1, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
or
CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 1, 1969 Fillmore East, New York City, NY
(with Santana, Three Dog Night & Sha Na Na)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 2, 1969 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
or
CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 2, 1969 Fillmore East, New York City, NY
(with Santana, Three Dog Night & Sha Na Na)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 3, 1969 Atlantic City Race Track, Atlantic City, NJ ("Atlantic City Pop Festival" with Mothers Of Invention, Janis Joplin, Moody Blues, Three Dog Night, Sir Douglas Quintet, Joe Cocker, Little Richard, Buddy Rich Big Band, Dr. John The Night Tripper. Janis Joplin's sax player Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers guested with Canned Heat)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 3, 1969 Fillmore East, San Francisco, CA ?

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 6, 1969 Freeport Stadium, Freeport, NY (with Ten Years After, Cat Mother, The All-Night Newsboys, Orpheus & Back River Circus)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 8, 1969 Music Circus, Lambertville, NJ

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 9, 1969 Bridgeport Musical Theatre, Bridgeport, CT

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 13, 1969 Mesker Amphitheater, Evansville, IN ("Evansville Pop Festival", with Illinois Speed Press, Butterfield Blues Band, Elvin Bishop, Silverheels, Jamie Lyons, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys & The Litter)


Bob Hite:  'We said [to Harvey Mandel], 'Go home and get your suitcase packed because we're going to New York at six o'clock in the morning.'
He got his clothes and came back and we flew to New York. We were all dead tired and we'd heard all the reports about the roads being closed around Woodstock. Traffic jams everywhere and nobody could move, so we decided we didn't want to go.
Our manager was with us and he said, 'Alright you guys, we won't go. Go to your rooms and rest. Thirty-five minutes later I get a phone call, 'We're going, I've chartered a plane.' They ferried us off to Snake Navel, uh, some little airport, someplace in New York. We took off and then landed in the middle of the mountains and there was nobody there except two little, strange looking kids with yarmulkes. They were the only people there.
Finally, up comes the ABC news department, and about ten minutes later here comes a helicopter. They all jammed out to the helicopter with all their news equipment and were going to get on it. Our manager said, 'This helicopter's for us. We're one of the acts, we're performing, and we have to get there.' They said, 'No, we're taking this.' There was a little argument and it got physical. We yanked ABC off the helicopter and needless to say, we got there.
And still we didn't know what this was all about because the biggest job we'd played till that time was the Fillmore and the Fillmore held a couple of thousand people. And that was the biggest audience anybody had ever played for.
We're in this helicopter and the pilot says, 'There it is' and he points. We looked and there was just a mountain of people. It was hard to believe. We landed and this was after all the rain and the mud and they'd had a pretty rough couple of days. We went on at just the right time. We got on and played our first tune and I thought the place was going to come unglued. I mean the response was deafening.
We played the gig and had a real good time and then couldn't get out. We ended up ripping off one of the trucks they used for equipment and somebody left their limo there with the keys in it, so we took that. That was Woodstock. We didn't get to see much of it.
http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 16, 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Max Yasgur Farm, Bethel, New York

 

Fito de la Parra:
    'We were wailing and cooking through a boogie when I noticed a guy's head and shoulders slowly rising over the tall plywood fence that separated us from the crowd.

    Suddenly he stood up, and now he was above us, and jumped, swooping down on the stage like Batman. He hurtled into The Bear and then came crashing into my drums.

What the hell? Are we under attack?
    A security guard tried to grab the guy, a short, wiry kid about 19, wearing blue love beads. Bear instantly recognised the big, leather vest the kid was carrying. It was Bob's favorite piece of clothing, a primitive-looking piece of thong-stitched rawhide that looked like it should be wrapped around Vulcan in his forge, which was sort of how The Bear saw himself.

    He had been moping around ever since he sobered up enough to recall that in a spasm of crazy euphoria brought on by the boogie and beer and pots and pills, he had thrown the vest into the crowd at a gig we played in some rowdy Texas blues club a month earlier.
    "Bear," the kid is screaming. "Bear! I brought your vest back!"
    The kid had wound up with it that night in the Texas audience. So when he heard we were going to be at Woodstock, he hitchhiked all the way to New York and wormed his way through that massive crowd and past the security guards to deliver it to him on stage.
    The Bear, flying on acid, is still singing. Seeing his funky vest, he is like a little kid reunited with a lost puppy. He pushes the security guard away from the kid, who fishes a cigarette out of the pocket of Bear's yellow T-shirt.
    I am banging away on my drums, still trying to figure out what the hell is going on, but the audience has picked up on it. All of a sudden, one of them is up here with the musicians, and he's being treated like a royal guest, a lost lost pal. They're on their feet cheering.
    The enthusiasm of the crowd washed over us on the stage, waves of grungy, bare-chested, tie-dyed, granny-glassed, weed-ripped, crotch-bursting, rain-soaked, incredulous enthusiasm.
    Bear looked over at me. "Man, we could start a revolution right now, this minute, if we wanted to," he said.
- 'Canned Heat: Living the Blues',  Fito de la Parra, 2010, pp14-16

Alan's Intro
*
I'm Her Man
Going Up the Country
A Change Is Gonna Come / Turpentine Moan / Leaving This Town
Too Many Drivers  (Big Bill Broonzy cover)
Rollin' Blues  (John Lee Hooker cover)
Woodstock Boogie
Encore:
On the Road Again
* this track is included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 3' 2CD, Ruf 1146

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 22-23, 1969 Paradise Valley Resort, Squamish, BC ("Vancouver Pop Festival", with Tarantula (22-23), Flying Burrito Brothers (22-23), Grass Roots (22-23), Merryweather (22-23), Motherlode (22), Strawberry Alarm Clock (22-23), Alice Cooper (22-23), Taj Mahal (22), Chrome Syrcus (22-23), Lee Michaels (22), Chicago (C.T.A.) (22-23), Little Richard (22-23), Love (22-23), Smith (23), Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee (23), Rotary Connection (23), Sound by Deyong (22-23), Lights by Retina Circus (22-23)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:  August 29, 1969 Oklahoma City, OK, Civic Center Music Hall (with Ten Years After)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 30, 1969 Dallas International Motor Speedway, Lewisville, TX (Texas International Pop Festival, with Janis Joplin, Chicago Transit Authority, James Cotton Blues Band, B.B. King, Herbie Mann, Rotary Connection & Sam & Dave)
(Love At The Texas International Pop Festival)
Bullfrog Blues *
Rollin and Tumblin Jam
Blind Owl blues

Pulling Hair Blues *
these tracks are included on 'Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes' 2CD, Ruf 1050

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 31, 1969: Airline Highway Park and Fairgrounds, Prairieville, LA "New Orleans Pop Festival"

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: Sep 1, 1969 Prairieville, LA, USA - Airline Highway Park and Fairgrounds, New Orleans Pop Festival (with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Country Joe McDonald and the Fish, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Iron Butterfly



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
Sep 20, 1969 Showcase Concert Theatre, Detroit (w/ Steppenwolf)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: Fall 1969 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS (with Bob Seger System)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: September 26, 1969 Providence College Alumni Hall, Providence, RI






CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October ?, 1969 War Memorial, Syracuse, NY ("The 100th Happening Syracuse University Centennial Homecoming Pop Festival", with Al Kooper and His Orchestra, Napanaw's Pottery Shop)

 

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 4, 1969 Miami Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami FL^

CANNED HEAT TV SHOW: October 9, 1969  'The Merv Griffin Show'



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 11, 1969 Baldwin Gym, DREW University, Madison, NJ (supported by John Mayall)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: October 31, 1969 Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI (with Spirit & Blodwyn Pig)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 1, 1969 Civic Center Convention Hall, Philadephia, PA (3rd Quaker City Rock Festival, with The Youngbloods, Chicago Transit Authority & Santana)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 8, 1969 Kinsmen Field House, Edmonton, AB (with Troyka)^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 9, 1969 Agrodome, Vancouver, BC (supported by Moody Blues)




CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION:  13th November 1969
Future Blues

CANNED HEAT VIDEO SESSION:  November 20, 1969 Los Angeles, CA US TV "Playboy After Dark" performing "Future Blues" & "My Time Ain't Long", (with Sonny & Cher, Vic Damone, Larry Storch, Dick Shawn. Broadcast on January 27, 1970)
Interview
My Time Ain't Long * +
* this audio track is included on 'Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes' 2CD, Ruf 1050
 
+ video recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yjF7rF0YBA
Interview
Instrumental
Future Blues #
# video recording  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbmCQ01j7aE

Canned Heat appeared on a November 1969 episode of Playboy After Dark. Hite was invited to talk with Hugh Hefner after the performance, along with other guests Sonny and Cher, Vic Damone, Dick Shawn and Larry Storch. A 20-year-old Lindsay Wagner, playing the part of one of Hefner's party guests, sat on Hite's lap and played a party game. When asked by Hefner what kind of animal Hite would be if he were an animal, Wagner claimed he'd be a bear. Hite told her she got it right, that people called him "The Bear." It was also on this episode that Hite informed Hugh Hefner that he had over 15,000 78s.
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Bob_Hite



Canned Heat
Spoonful (Willie Dixon) – 2:30
Big Road Blues (Canned Heat) – 2:08
45rpm  7"
released November 1969
    Janus USA    J-110   

+


Canned Heat
Vintage LP on PYE

Side One
   1. "Spoonful" (Willie Dixon) – 2:30
   2. "Big Road Blues" (Canned Heat) – 2:08
   3. "Rollin' and Tumblin" (Muddy Waters) – 2:17 without harmonica
   4. "Got My Mojo Working" (M. Morgenfield) – 2:44
   5. "Pretty Thing" (Dixon) – 2:01

Side Two
   1. "Louise" (Chester Burnett) – 3:07
   2. "Dimples" (John Lee Hooker) – 2:21
   3. "Can't Hold on Much Longer" (W. Jacobs) – 2:32
   4. "Straight Ahead" (Canned Heat) – 2:35
   5. "Rollin' and Tumblin" (Waters) – 2:07 with (Alan Wilson on) harmonica



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: November 30, 1969 Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, FL ("First Annual Palm Beach International Music Festival", with The Byrds, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Steppenwolf, Rotary Connection, and more)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: Dec 3rd 1969 recording 'Let's Work Together (Let's Stick Together)'

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 4th 1969 recording 'Shake It and Break It' (Alan Wilson)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 6, 1969 Academy of Music, New York City, NY (with B.B. King & James Gang. Canned Heat cancelled and Vanilla Fudge filled in for them)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 6, 1969 Academy of Music, New York City, NY

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 12-14, 1969 Family Dog At The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA (with Bob McPharlin, Rhythm Dukes with Jerry Miller)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 15-18, 1969 Ash Grove, Los Angeles, CA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 20, 1969 'Boss City', KHJ Channel 9 TV Show, KHJ Studios, Los Angeles, CA (broadcast date)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 21, 1969 Balboa Stadium, San Diego, CA (with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 26, 1969 Phanter Hall, Fort Worth, TX


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:  - Bubble Puppy - Pather Hall - Fort Worth TX - December 26th 1969^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: December 27-29, 1969 Miami-Hollywood Speedway, Pembroke Pines, FL ("Miami Rock Festival - Last Rock Festival of the 60's", with Santana, Crow, Smith, Vanilla Fudge, Grateful Dead, Butterfield Blues Band, B.B. King, Hugh Masakela, Tony Joe White, Biff Rose, Amboy Dukes, Turtles, Motherlode, The Band, Johnny Winter, Cold Blood & Sweetwater)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: unknown date, 1969 Sarasota Armory, Sarasota, FL (with Spirit)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: 1969 Boston Tea Party
Bring It On Home

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: 1969 Arc, Boston
Huautla
Catfish Blues




1970

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 6-7, 1970 L'Olympia, Paris, France (Underground Music Festival, with Triangle, Taste, Manfred Mann & Renaissance)
On the Road Again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrljWGIHB7
Work Together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGwe2ME2JPA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 11, 1970 Konserthuset, Goteborg, Sweden

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 12, 1970 Konserthaus, Stockholm, Sweden

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 13, 1970 Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 21, 1970 City Hall, Newcastle, England (with Renaissance)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 22, 1970 Philarmonic Hall, Liverpool, England (with Renaissance)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 23, 1970 Dome, Brighton, England (with Renaissance)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 24, 1970 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England (with Renaissance)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 25, 1970 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, England (with Renaissance)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 25, 1970 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, England (p7)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 26, 1970 Town Hall, Birmingham, England (with Renaissance)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 29, 1970 Manchester College Of Commerce, Manchester, England

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: January 30, 1970 Royal Albert Hall, London, England (with Renaissance. The show was recorded and some songs taken from that were released the same year on their album: "Canned Heat '70 Concert - Live In Europe")

CANNED HEAT VIDEO SESSION:  January 31, 1970 Beat Club, TV Show, Bremen, West Germany with Spirit, Humble Pie, Renaissance, Free, John Mayall, Colosseum, Juicy Lucy (broadcast date) Canned Heat performed:
Let's Work Together
Move On Down The Road *
Future Blues
* this track is included on 'Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes' 2CD, Ruf 1050

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 1, 1970 Circus Krone-Bau, Munich, Germany

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 4, 1970 Beethovensaal, Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: Februay 7, 1970 Casino de Montreux, Switzerland (w/ Zoo)^
Breathe Easy *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t9_AzjRZSQ  
London Blues *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWA7JWPZIp0
Future Blues *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTXbG1oCbjM
* these tracks are included on 'Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes' 2CD, Ruf 1050


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 12, 1970 Space Electronic, Florence, Italy

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February ?, 1970 Cinema Teatro Nazionale, Milan, Italy

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: February 28, 1970 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: March 6-7, 1970 Warehouse, New Orleans, LO (with Bloodrock)^

Canned Heat
recording March 6th 1970
Sugar Bee

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 20, 1970 Met Sports Center, Bloomington, MN ("The Met Center Rock Festival (aka 1st Met Pop Festival)", with The Stooges, SRC, Litter, Brownsville Station, The Amboy Dukes, Grand Funk Railroad, Buddy Miles, Sweetwater (canceled), Rotary Connection (canceled)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: March 25, 1970 Varsity Arena, Toronto, ON (with MC5 & The Faces)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: March 27-29, 1970 Bithlo, Orange County, FL ("Winter's End Festival". Canned Heat cancelled)


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS: March 27-29, 1970 The Floyd L. Reynolds farm, near Lubbock, TX ("The Southwest '70 Peace Festival", with Barry McGuire, The Byrds (cancelled), Blue Moutain Eagle, Muddy Waters, The Flock, Truth, Joe Kelly Blues Band, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Sundance, Johnny Winter, Zephyr, Freddie King, Bloodrock, Bangor Flying Circus, The Frantics, Beast & Sweetwater)

CANNED HEAT REHEARSAL SESSION: Spring 1970
You Tease Me (A de la Parra) *
* this track is included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 2: 1969-1999' 2CD Ruf 1103

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 10, 1970 Downtown National Guard Armory
, 851 Market Street, Jacksonville, FL

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 11, 1970 Pirate's World, Dania, FL

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 16, 1970 Electric Circus, New York City, NY

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: April 19, 1970 Sports Arena, Atlanta, GA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: ca. Spring 1970 (between February and July): unknown old small venue, Beretania Street (?), Honolulu, HI

BLIND OWL RECORDINGS:
'Recorded by Alan Wilson on acoustic guitar in hospital, shortly before his passing.'
Saturday Blues * aka Black Mama Part 1
Blind Melon aka Blind Lemon
Sloppy Drunk *
Death Bed Blues *  
* these tracks are included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 2: 1969-1999' 2CD, Ruf 1103


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 2, 1970 West Side Armory, Kingston, PA (with Rhinoceros & The Citations)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 9, 1970 Freedom Palace, Kansas City, MO

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Henry Vestine returns to Canned Heat

In May, 1970, both Harvey Mandel and Larry Taylor defected from Canned Heat to join John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. With Taylor gone, Henry Vestine returned on guitar, accompanied by bassist Antonio de la Barreda. De la Barreda had played with Fito de la Parra for five years in Mexico City and was previously a member of the group Jerome. The new lineup immediately went into the studio to record with John Lee Hooker on sessions that would yield the double album Hooker ‘N Heat. The format for the sessions called for Hooker to perform a few songs by himself, followed by some duets with Alan Wilson playing piano or guitar and finally, Hooker with some sympathetic backing by the group sans Bob Hite, who co-produced the album along with Skip Taylor.
https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/canned-heat/?affiliate=HEJ



CANNED HEAT [#4]
(MAY 1970 - SEPT 3, 1970)

1) Bob Hite
2) Al Wilson
3) Adolfo de la Parra
4) Henry Vestine
5) Antonio de la Barreda (aka Tony Olav) bass


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 15, 1970 Convention Hall, Fresno, CA (with Sweetwater & Blue Mountain Eagle)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 16, 1970 Spartan Stadium, San Jose, CA ("All College Music Festival", with Country Joe, Ike & Tina Turner Review, Albert King, Les McCann, Southern Comfort & South Bay Experimental Flash)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 22, 1970 Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA (with Love, Gypsy & Lion. Canned Heat cancelled and were replaced by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 22, 1970 SUNY Gym, Stony Brook, NY

LIVE SHOW: May 24, 1970 farm, Newton Falls, OH ("Piper Rock Festival", with Alice Cooper, The Byrds (cancelled), Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, Cold Blood, Glass Harp, Marble Cake, Pig Iron, The Rascals (cancelled) & Smith. Canned Heat don't appear, but band members Bob Hite and Alan Wilson sit in with Pig Iron.

CANNED HEAT BROADCAST: May 25, 1970 Beat Club (TV), Bremen, Germany
Move On Down The Road

JOHN LEE HOOKER & CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION: May 25, 1970

JOHN LEE HOOKER & CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION: May 26, 1970



CANNED HEAT STUDIO SESSION: May 27, 1970 Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, CA
It's All Right


Canned Heat 
 Future Blues / Going Up The Country

Label: Liberty – 56180
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single, Promo
Country: US
Released: 29 May 1970


CANNED HEAT BROADCAST: May 30, 1970 Beat Club (TV), Bremen, Germany
(broadcast May 30, 1970)
Future Blues

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: May 30, 1970 Dave Lewis's Farm, Heyworth, IL ("Kickapoo Creek Outdoor Rock Concert - Incident at Kickapoo Creek", with Country Joe and The Fish, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Devil's Kitchen, B.B. King, Amboy Dukes, REO Speedwagon, Joe Kelly Blues Band, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, The Finchley Boys and many others)
Introduction / Tuneup
Reefer Blues *
Future Blues
"New" Refried Boogie
* this track is included on 'Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes' 2CD, Ruf 1050


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: Kickapoo Park, Carmel CA
Too Many Drives *
Future Blues *
So Sad *
* these tracks are included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 3' 2CD, Ruf 1146


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 19-21, 1970 Mantorp Park, Mantorp, SWE ("Festival of the Midnight Sun", with Alexis Korner, Blond, Blue Mink, Blues Quality, Burning Red Ivanhoe, Charlie's Flight, Cochise, Dream Police, High Tide, Edison Lighthouse, Emile Ford, Opus II, Juicy Lucy, Magazine Story, Cornelis Vreeswijk & Made In Sweden, Maniacs, Mecki Mark Men, November, Paradise, Pugh Rogefeldt, Hawkwind, Skaggmanslaget, Skin Allet, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The Move, The Radna Krishna Temple, The Tremeloes, The Web, Wild Angels, White Plains, The Gun, Chuck Berry, The Byrds (canceled), Deep Feeling & Dr. John)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 26, 1970 Kralingen Forest Park, Rotterdam, NED  ("The Holland Pop Festival '70" This three-day festival (26-28) was sponsored by 'Coca-Cola'. The whole festival was filmed and a movie titled 'Stamping Ground' was released in theatres on the same year, including Canned Heat's footage of their performance of 'Human Condition' and 'So Sad')
Human Condition *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PRt8HY_9ug
* this track is included on 'Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes' 2CD, Ruf 1050
So Sad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG7Lktm4gLY






Canned Heat '70 Concert (Live In Europe)
(recorded early 1970...                                                      
                                        ...released June 1970
in Britain)
That's All Right Mama
Bring It On Home
Pulling Hair Blues
Back Out On The Road/On The Road Again
London Blues
Let's Work Together
Goodbye For Now 


CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: June 27, 1970 Bath & West Showgrounds, Shepton Mallet, England ("Bath Festival Of Blues And Progressive Music 70", with Steppenwolf, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention, Colosseum, It's A Beautiful Day, Keef Hartley, Maynard Ferguson Big Band)
Roll Me Over Baby
Reefer Blues
Somethings Gotta Go
Pulling Hair Blues ('Country Blues Jam')     -   while Henry fixes string
Human Condition
Future Blues
Dollar Bill                                                     -   slow blues, by Al 
So Sad (World In A Tangle)
Let's Work Together
We Like To Boogie
Shake Rattle and Roll
You Never Miss Your Water (Til The Well Runs Dry)
- audio tape is thought to exist

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 3, 1970 London, England (UK TV "Late Night Line Up". No performance. John Peel interviewed two members of Canned Heat and also Frank Zappa)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 6-11, 1970 Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ





Released: August 3, 1970

Canned Heat – Future Blues
Studio: Village Recorders in Los Angeles, CA
Liberty – LST-11002
Country: US
A1    Sugar Bee Written-By – Eddie Shuler 2:39
A2    Shake It And Break It Written-By – Alan Wilson* 2:34
A3    That's All Right, Mama Written-By – Arthur "BigBoy" Crudup* 4:18
A4    My Time Ain't Long Written-By – Alan Wilson* 3:48
A5    Skat Piano, Arranged By [Horns] – Dr. John Written-By – Alan Wilson* 2:42
A6    Let's Work Together Engineer – David Weichman* Written-By – Wilbert Harrison 2:49
B1    London Blues Piano – Dr. John Written-By – Alan Wilson* 5:32
B2    So Sad (The World's In A Tangle) Written-By – Alan Wilson*, Robert Hite, Jr.*, Adolfo de la Parra*, Harvey Mandel, Samuel L. Taylor* 7:57
B3    Future Blues Piano – Ernest Lane Written-By – Alan Wilson*, Robert Hite, Jr.*, Adolfo de la Parra*, Harvey Mandel, Samuel L. Taylor* 3:02
Pressed By – Research Craft
Credits
Art Direction – Ron Wolin
Artwork [Kanned Korn Komix] – Bo Schnepf*
Author [Kanned Korn Komix] – Neal Aberman
Bass – Samuel Larry Taylor*
Drums – Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra*
Lead Guitar – Harvey Mandel
Liner Notes – Alan C. Wilson*
Photography By [Back Cover] – Herb Kravitz
Photography By [Front Cover] – Skip Taylor
Photography By [Inside] – Herb Green*
Producer – Canned Heat, Skip Taylor
Recorded By, Mixed By – Tommy Oliver
Vocals – Bob Hite
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica – Alan Wilson*





CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 11, 1970 Cumberland County Arena, Fayetteville, NC

  
CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 14, 1970 The Hump, Marco Polo Resort Hotel Hump Room, Miami, FL (Tony Strand and the Upper Hand, The Peach; and Jim Morrison joins the band as guest on the songs: "Back Door Man", "Rock Me", "Fever" & "I'm A Man")^
On August 1970, Canned Heat played the Marco Polo Resort’s Hump Club in Miami, Florida. Jim Morrison was in attendance, celebrating the end of his infamous court appearance for supposedly exposing himself on stage. Morrison and his old friends jammed on four songs, including Howlin’ Wolf’s Back Door Man, which The Doors had covered on their first album. Afterwards, Morrison and Wilson sat together at a table and held an earnest discussion about the blues. The singer respected Wilson, maybe recognising a kindred troubled soul.
https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-twisted-tale-of-blind-owl-and-the-bear

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: August 22, 1970 Forum, Inglewood, CA (with Iron Butterfly & Herbie Hancock)

CANNED HEAT REHEARSAL:
Summer 1970 Veterans Auditorium, Hollywood 
'Last rehearsal with Alan Wilson'
Something's Gotta Go (A de la Parra) *
* this track is included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 2: 1969-1999' 2CD, Ruf 1103


On September 3, 1970, Wilson was found dead on a hillside behind bandmate Bob Hite's Topanga Canyon home; he was 27 years old.
An autopsy identified his manner and cause of death as accidental acute barbiturate intoxication.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Wilson_(musician)

Bob Hite: "We were touring without him in Germany when we heard that he was dead. We carried on with the tour and some people thought we were callous in that, but we think it's what he would have wanted us to do. He just couldn't communicate. He used to wear dark glasses all the time too, because the light hurt his eyes."
- Disc & Music Echo Magazine 16th October 1971



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CANNED HEAT [#5]
(SEPT 4, 1970 - c.SEPT 10, 1970)
1) Bob (The Bear) Hite - vocals, harp

2) Adolfo (Fito) de la Parra - drums

3) Henry (Sunflower) Vestine - guitar
4) Antonio (Tony) de la Barreda (aka: Tony Olav) - bass




CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 4, 1970 Deutschndhalle, Berlin, Germany ("Super Concerto '70", with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Murphy Blend, Procol Harum, Ten Years After & Cat Mother)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 5, 1970 Isle of Fehmarn, Germany ("Open Air Love and Peace Festival", with The Faces, Mungo Jerry, Sly & The Family Stone, Cluster, Keef Hartley Band, Fat Matress, Ginger Baker's Airforce, Aardvark, Frumpy & Peter Brotzman

Love And Peace Festival, Mecklenburg Bay,  Isle Of Fehmarn, Germany September 04-06, 1970.
Canned Heat follow and lay it down hard even though Al 'the Owl' Wilson, has just died 3 days previously. They play for two hours and are followed by Sly and the Family Stone, who are also well-received.
https://www.djtees.com/blogs/djtees-blog/love-and-peace-open-air-festival-fehmarn-germany-1970

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September ?, 1970 KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September ?, 1970 Paris, France

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 10, 1970 VPRO Piknik, Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn, Nederlands (with Sly and The Family Stone & Daddy Longlegs)
Recorded 10th September 1970 - Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn
Killing Floor (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
I Know My Baby
Boogie All Night Long
Future Blues
Holland Boogie

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CANNED HEAT [#6]
(c.SEPT 11, 1970 - 1972)

1) Bob Hite
2) Adolfo de la Parra
3) Henry Vestine
4) Tony de la Barreda
5) Joel Scott Hill vocals, rhythm guitar



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 11, 1970 Hyde Park Speaker's Corner, London, England (free concert, with Eric Burdon & John Sebastian)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 12th  Hyde Park
        Going Up the Country
        Future Blues
        Let's Work Together (Wilbert Harrison cover)
        Fried Hockey Boogie

Canned Heat finished off the day with a great set which featured 'Future Blues',' Lets Work Together " and "Refried Hockey Boogie " .
Former guitarist Al Wilson had only just been cremated the day before, so this show was in a way a memorial to him. Henry Vestine played so hard he blew up his amp. The heat had the power pulled on them as they overran the curfew, but everyone had fun despite the rotten weather.
http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/Hyde-park-9-12-70.html

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 13, 1970 Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England (with Groundhogs)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 15-19, 1970 Venice, ITY (cancelled)

CANNED HEAT RECORDING SESSION: September 18, 1970, Paris, with Memphis Slim – 
Canned Heat went into the studio at the request of French music producer Phillipe Rault to record with Memphis Slim.

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 22, 1970 Town Hall, Birmingham, England (with Groundhogs)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 23, 1970 De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England (with Groundhogs)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 24, 1970 City Hall, Sheffield, England (with Groundhogs)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 26, 1970 Central Hall, Chaltham, England (with Groundhogs)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
September 27, 1970 Empire, Liverpool, England (with Groundhogs)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
October 2, 1970 Fyns Forum, Odense, Denmark (with Skid Row)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
October 3, 1970 KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark (with Skid Row)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
October 8, 1970 Niedersachsenhalle, Hannover, Germany

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
October 10, 1970 Stadtcasino, Basel, Switzerland (with Lambert and Nuttycombe)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
October ??, 1970 Le Golf Drouot, Paris, France

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
October ??, 1970 Olympia, Paris, France

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
October 16, 1970 London, England

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
October 28, 1970 Miami Dade Junior College North Campus, Miami, FL

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
October 31, 1970 University of Miami, Coral Glabes, FL (with Black Sabbath)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS:
November 5-8, 1970 Grand Old Flag, Glendale, CA ("Grand Opening", with Jericho & The Earth Disciples)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS:
November 25-29, 1970 Whisky-A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, CA (Supported by The Earth Disciples)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
December 5, 1970 Newark State College, Union, NJ^
Going Up The Country
Framed
Let's Work Together
That's All Right
On the Road Again
Big City Girl
Refried Boogie

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
December 9, 1970 The Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA (2 shows 7.00 & 10.00)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS:
December 11-12, 1970 Fillmore East, New York City, NY (with Allman Brothers Band, Dreams & Toe Fat)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS:
December 18-20, 1970 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (supported by Youngbloods, Blues Image & The Earth Disciples)

CANNED HEAT TV SHOW:
Late 1970 or Early 1971 'Something Else', TV Show, Los Angeles, CA with The Dillards, Dorothy Morrison, Iron Mountain Depot, John Hartford (host) The band perform: 'Scat' and 'Let's Work Together'.

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
Late 1970 or Early 1971 (approximate date): St. John's High School, Shrewsbury, MA

A: Special Radio Spot Commercial
    United Artists USA    SP-43    Jan 1971    Promo Only 7"   
    
Canned Heat
A: Wooly Bully
B: My Time Ain't Long
Liberty USA    56217
released 8 Jan 1971    7"
 



CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
January 9, 1971 Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA (with Southwind)




JOHN LEE HOOKER & CANNED HEAT RECORD RELEASE
Hooker 'n' Heat 2LP
released January 15, 1971
Side one
1.    "Messin' with the Hook"    3:23
2.    "The Feelin' Is Gone"    4:32
3.    "Send Me Your Pillow"    4:48
4.    "Sittin' Here Thinkin"    4:07
5.    "Meet Me in the Bottom"    3:34
Side two
1.    "Alimonia Blues"    4:31
2.    "Drifter" (Charles Brown, Johnny Moore, Eddie Williams)    4:57
3.    "You Talk Too Much"    3:16
4.    "Burning Hell" (John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman)    5:28
5.    "Bottle Up and Go" (Tommy McClennan)    2:27
Side three
1.    "The World Today"    7:47
2.    "I Got My Eyes on You"    4:26
3.    "Whiskey and Wimmen"    4:37
4.    "Just You and Me"    7:42
Side four
1.    "Let's Make It"    4:06
2.    "Peavine"    5:07
3.    "Boogie Chillen' No. 2" (John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman)    11:33
Personnel
John Lee Hooker — vocals, guitars
Alan Wilson — harmonica; piano on "Bottle Up and Go" and "The World Today"; rhythm guitar on "I Got My Eyes on You" and "Peavine"
Henry Vestine — electric guitar on "Whiskey and Wimmen", "Just You and Me", "Let's Make It", and "Boogie Chillen' No. 2"
Antonio de la Barreda — bass
Adolfo de la Parra — drums

Hooker 'n Heat is a double album released by blues musician John Lee Hooker and blues-rock band Canned Heat in early 1971. It was the last studio album to feature harmonica player, guitarist and songwriter Alan Wilson, who died in September 1970 from a drug overdose. The photo on the album cover was taken after Wilson's death, but his picture can be seen in a frame on the wall behind John Lee Hooker. Guitarist Henry Vestine was also missing from the photo session. The person standing in front of the window, filling in for Henry, is the band's manager, Skip Taylor.[2] Careful examination of the photo reveals that Henry's face was later added by the art department.[3] Although featured on the cover, vocalist Bob Hite does not sing on the album.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooker_%27n_Heat

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
January 23, 1971 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX (with It's A Beautiful Day & Southwind)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
January 29, 1971 Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI (with MC5 & The Third Power)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
January 31, 1971 Convention Hall, San Diego, CA

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
February 12, 1971 Fillmore North, Toronto, ON (with Taj Mahal)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
February 13, 1971 St. John's University Alumni Hall, Queens, NY (with Red Eye)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOWS:
February 20-21, 1971 Warehouse, New Orleans, LO^

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
February 26, 1971 Upsala College Viking Memorial Hall, East Orange, NJ (with The Byrds & Factory)


CANNED HEAT
& JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: March 26, 1971 Eastown Theatre, Detroit, MI (with Dada)

CANNED HEAT
& JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: March 27, 1971 Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

CANNED HEAT
& JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: March 28, 1971 Community College, Seldon, New York

CANNED HEAT
& JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 4-9, 1971 Mexico

CANNED HEAT
& JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 10, 1971 University of Denver, Denver, Colo.

CANNED HEAT
& JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 12-13, 1971 Whiskey A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, Calif



CANNED HEAT
& JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 15, 1971 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY
Framed  6:10  *
Let's Work Together  4:17  *
Hey Babe  5:46  *
Shake 'n' Boogie  19:52  *
Back Door Man  8:47  *
* tracks appear on 'Canned Heat With John Lee Hooker 'Carnegie Hall 1971' Cleopatra CLP 2103, 2015

Hey Babe
*
I Feel Good *
* these tracks are included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 3' 2CD, Ruf 1146



CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 16, 1971 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with Edgar Winter)

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 17, 1971 Woffard College, Spartenbury, So. Carolina

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 18, 1971 The Depot, Minneapolis, MN

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 19, 1971 Snoopy's, Madison, Wisc.

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 20, 1971 Your Uncle's Place, La Cross, Wisc.

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 21, 1971 Oriental Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (& The Hound Dog Band)

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 22, 1971 The Arena, Green Bay, Wisc.

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 23, 1971 Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 24, 1971 Xavier University, Cincinatti, Ohio

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 25, 1971 Agoura Club, Columbus, Ohio

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: April 26, 1971 Whittenburg University, Springfield, Ohio

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: May 2, 1971 Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Calif.

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: May 4-5 1971 Boston, Mass

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: May 13, 1971 Tennessee Tech. Univ. Cookville Tenn.

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: May 16, 1971 The Auditorium, Atlantic, Ga.

CANNED HEAT & JOHN LEE HOOKER LIVE SHOW: May 28, 1971 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, Wash.

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
June 24-27, 1971 Cypress Pointe Plantation, McCrea, LO ("Celebration Of Life")

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
June 30, 1971 Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA (United Artists 99 cent concert with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sugarloaf, War & (MC) Wolfman Jack)
        Hill's Stomp
        Let's Work Together

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
July ?, 1971 Amsterdam, NED (free concert)

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW:
July 14-15, 1971 Beach House, Venice, CA
Feel Alright *
* these tracks are included on 'The Boogie House Tapes Vol 3' 2CD, Ruf 1146

CANNED HEAT LIVE SHOW: July 17, 1971 The Park, North Baltimore, OH (with Edgar Winter's White Trash)

CANNED HEAT STUDIO SESSION: July 20-21, 1971 Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA - 45
Long Way From L.A
Hill's Stomp
Caterpillar Crawl
*
D. Drone *
These Boots Are Made For..(Studio jokes) *
Cherokee Dance *
* these tracks are included on 'Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes' 2CD, Ruf 1050

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Canned Heat – Live At Topanga Corral
Label:  Wand– WDS 693
Format:  Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo-Monic
Country: US
Released: 1971

A1    Bullfrog Blues  7:21
A2    Sweet Sixteen  – R. King*, J. Josea* 10:57
A3    I'd Rather Be The Devil – A. Leigh 5:10

B1    Dust My Broom  – Elmore James 5:46
B2    Wish You Would – Billy Boy Arnold 8:03
B3    When Things Go Wrong  – A. Leigh 9:08

This album contains 46:37 of original boogie music!

Recorded At – The Kaleidoscope, Hollywood
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Producer – Michael O'Bryant, Richard Moore

Recorded live at The Topanga Corral, Topanga Canyon, California c.June 26th 1968



re-released as 'Canned Heat:Live At The Kaleidoscope 1969' CD Varèse Sarabande 3020661782


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Canned Heat
'Uncanned! The Best of Canned Heat' 2CD

 EMI Records 7243 8 29165 2 9
 released May 17,1994
"On the Road Again" (Alternate Take) (Floyd Jones, Alan Wilson) – 7:05
"Nine Below Zero" (Sonny Boy Williamson II) – 4:08
"TV Mama" (Lou Willie Turner) – 6:21
"Rollin' and Tumblin" (McKinley Morganfield) – 3:05
"Bullfrog Blues" (Hite, Jr., Wilson, Taylor, Vestine, Cook) – 2:17
"Evil Is Going On" (Willie Dixon) – 2:20
"Goin' Down Slow" (St. Louis Jimmy Oden) – 3:43
"Dust My Broom" (Robert Johnson, Elmore James) – 3:14
"Help Me" (Sonny Boy Williamson II, R. Bass) – 3:07
"The Story of My Life" (E. Jones) – 3:38
"The Hunter" (Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Carl Wells) – 3:37
"Whiskey and Wimmen'" (John Lee Hooker) – 3:59
"Shake, Rattle and Roll" (Charles Calhoun) – 2:42
"Mean Old World" (Walter Jacobs) – 3:26
"Fannie Mae" (Brown, Robinson, Lewis) – 3:06
"Gotta Boogie (The World Boogie)" (Canned Heat) – 9:55
"My Crime" (Canned Heat) – 3:57
"On the Road Again" (Floyd Jones, Alan Wilson) – 4:59
Disc two
"Evil Woman" (Larry Weiss) – 2:59
"Amphetamine Annie" (Canned Heat) – 3:56
"An Owl Song" (Alan Wilson) – 2:43
"Terraplane Blues" (Robert Johnson) – 3:21
"Christmas Blues (Alternate Take)" (de la Parra, Vestine, Wilson, Hite, Jr.) – 7:34
"Going Up the Country" (Alan Wilson) – 2:50
"Time Was" (Alan Wilson) – 3:36
"Low Down (And High Up)" (Hite, Jr., Wilson, Vestine, Taylor, de la Parra) – 2:50
"Same All Over" (Canned Heat) – 2:49
"Big Fat (The Fat Man)" (Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, adapted by Robert Hite, Jr.) – 1:58
"It's All Right" (John Lee Hooker) – 5:35
"Poor Moon" (Alan Wilson) – 3:24
"Sugar Bee" (Eddie Shuler) – 2:36
"Shake It and Break It" (Alan Wilson) – 2:31
"Future Blues" (Hite, Jr., Wilson, Mandel, Taylor, de la Parra) – 2:58
"Let's Work Together (Let's Stick Together)" (Wilbert Harrison) – 3:11
"Wooly Bully" (Domingo Samudio) – 2:30
"Human Condition" (Canned Heat) – 5:24
"Long Way from L.A." (Jud Baker) – 3:04
"Hill's Stomp" (Joel Scott Hill) – 3:01
"Rockin' with the King" (Skip Taylor, Richard Wayne Penniman) – 3:15
"Harley Davidson Blues" (James Shane) – 2:33
"Rock & Roll Music" (Richard J. Hite, Jr.) – 2:27



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References & Information


Canned Heat Official Website   http://cannedheatmusic.com/index.htm

'Canned Heat: Living the Blues',  Fito de la Parra, 2010    ISBN 978-0967644905


~ Canned Heat ~
CANNED HEAT  http://www.chromeoxide.com/canned.htm
Canned Heat Concerts Wiki   https://concerts.fandom.com/wiki/Canned_Heat
The Kaleidoscope 1968 Performance List  http://rockprosopography101.blogspot.com/2010/04/6230-sunset-boulevard-hollywood-ca.html
CANNED HEAT FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST  http://rockprosopography102.blogspot.com/2010/03/canned-heat-performance-list-work-in.html
Canned Heat's Concert History  
https://www.concertarchives.org/bands/canned-heat--2

Canned Heat biography  https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/canned-heat/?affiliate=HEJ

Canned Heat Woodstock  https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/canned-heat-woodstock.522511/
Woodstock Wiki (Canned Heat)   https://woodstock.fandom.com/wiki/Canned_Heat

Canned Heat: the badass blues band that death couldn’t kill  
https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-twisted-tale-of-blind-owl-and-the-bear
Canned Heat - the Liberty Records Years  
https://dereksmusicblog.com/2016/12/11/canned-heat-the-liberty-records-years/

Tape Library  https://libraries.olemiss.edu/cedar-archives/finding_aids/MUM00584.html
CANNED HEAT - LOS ANGELES 1967  http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=4019  
CANNED HEAT - ASH GROVE, LOS ANGELES 1967  http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=4269 
CANNED HEAT Los Angeles 1967   https://www.guitars101.com/forums/f90/canned-heat-los-angeles-1967-a-663827.html
Canned Heat Classic Posters  https://www.classicposters.com/performer/canned-heat

~ Bob 'The Bear' Hite (Vocals, Harmonica) ~
The Story Of Canned Heat’s ‘Big Bear’ Bob Hite  https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/the-story-of-a-big-bear/
The Bear by Tim Mattox  http://travelingboy.com/tim/travel-tim-march08.html

Bob Hite  https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Bob_Hite

~ 'Blind Owl' Alan Wilson (Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar) ~
'Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life and Death of Blues Legend Alan Wilson' Paperback – by Rebecca Davis Winters, 2007 1st edition (illustrated) ISBN: 978-0615146171
 
'Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life and Death of Blues Legend Alan Wilson' Paperback
– by Rebecca Davis  28 Mar 2013 2nd edition
  ISBN:  978-0615792989



Blind Owl biography   http://alanwilsoncannedheat.com/woodstock-alan-bio.php
Blind Owl’s Blues And The Story Of Canned Heat  https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/blind-owls-blues-story-canned-heat/
Interviews  
http://www.blindowl.net/interviews.html

Interviews  http://alanwilsoncannedheat.com/woodstock-interviews.php
'Just Those Five Notes: An interview by Pete Welding'  
http://www.blindowl.net/just_those_five_notes.html

Discography  http://alanwilsoncannedheat.com/woodstock-discography.php
Facebook - Alan Wilson (Blind Owl)  https://www.facebook.com/groups/alanwilson/?ref=bookmarks

~ Henry Vesttine (Guitarist) ~
Henry Charles Vestine: A Short Biography By Jon Silvermoon  http://www.vipersnet.com/henry/
HIAL KING & HIS NEWPORTS: Death Valley (M.B.K. Records) 1960 -- California   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTzfD5aoFZw

~ Henry Vestine  with Mothers of Invention ~
Photos    http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/notes/MOI_Pictures_1965-1966.html
Henry with MOI 'Motherly Love'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZi6jgEsWuQ
Henry with MOI  'Plastic People'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eTPuZ-a3m0
Henry with MOI 'I Ain't Got No Heart'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNj9hlfPyIg
Henry with MOI  'Anyway the Wind Blows'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B4_sbqowcI

~ Larry Taylor (Bass player) ~
A Conversation with Larry Taylor  http://bluesjunctionproductions.com/a_conversation_with_larry_taylor

~ Frank Cook aka Frank Clayman-Cook (former Drummer) ~
Former Rocker Leads off Drug-Alcohol Summit  https://elvaq.com/news/2009/10/14/former-rocker-leads-off-drugalcohol-summit/
VOLCANO(FRANK COOK)-12-15-12-DRUM JAMMING  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCCDXuGUqUM


~ Fito De le Parra  (Drummer) ~
An Interview with Fito de la Parra of Canned Heat: Living the Blues  http://blues.gr/profiles/blogs/an-interview-with-fito-de-la-parra-of-canned-heat-living-the

~ Skip Taylor (Manager) ~
Gary James' Interview With Skip Taylor  http://www.classicbands.com/SkipTaylorInterview.html
Interview with Skip Taylor NOVEMBER 10, 2016  https://thevinylpress.com/interview-with-skip-taylor

~ Ash Grove Club
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https://ashgrovemusic.net/history/performers/



for dates and for Canned Heat personnel changes and performances, grateful acknowledgement to:-
Chrome Oxide Canned Heat page http://www.chromeoxide.com/canned.htm
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Bruno Ceriotti's 'Family Tree' page  http://rockprosopography102.blogspot.com/2010/03/canned-heat-performance-list-work-in.html


Please send corrections to Paul at buryanpaul@yahoo.com
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