Canned Heat – Living the Blues (Epic 2017 #032)

The Epic 2017 Project #032: 170201

Canned Heat – Living the Blues (1968)

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Although not worth a lot, this album is still something of a rarity these days, particularly on gatefold vinyl. It was Canned Heat’s third album.

It was one of the first double albums to place well on album charts and features the band’s signature song, “Going Up the Country”, which would later be used in the Woodstock film. John Mayall appears on piano on “Walking by Myself” and “Bear Wires”, and Dr. John appears on “Boogie Music”. The 20-minute trippy suite “Parthenogenesis” is dwarfed by the album-length “Refried Boogie”, recorded live and faithfully reproduced as one track on sides three and four.

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