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The Very Best of Canned Heat [Capitol]

The Very Best of Canned Heat [Capitol]

The Very Best of Canned Heat [Capitol]

The Very Best of Canned Heat [Capitol]


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With the glut of Canned Heat compilations available, what makes this 19-song Capitol/EMI release better than the rest? For starters, the previously unreleased track "Henry's Shuffle," featuring guitarist Henry Vestine and recorded in 1968, which was undoubtedly the zenith year for the band; the inclusion of "Low Down (And High Up)"; the rare Liberty B-side "Time Was," and the rollicking 1970 date with Little Richard, "Rockin' With the King." Also included are several tracks that both the novice and die-hard fan alike would find essential -- three live cuts from the Monterey Pop Festival, a nod to the 1971 collaborative effort with John Lee Hooker on "Whiskey and Wimmen'," and two Woodstock era classics culled from the Boogie with Canned Heat album, "Amphetamine Annie" and "Fried Hockey Boogie." And, of course, what would a Canned Heat compilation be without the bona fide hippie hits: "On the Road Again," "Goin' Up the Country" and "Let's Work Together." These are the original versions, digitally remastered and sounding great, so ignore the glut, this really is the Very Best of Canned Heat.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724356014626
catalogNumber: 60146
Rank: 6886


  1. On the Road Again
  2. Goin' Up the Country
  3. Amphetamine Annie
  4. Rollin' and Tumblin'
  5. Dust My Broom
  6. Bullfrog Blues
  7. Henry's Shuffle
  8. Fried Hockey Boogie
  9. Same All Over
  10. Time Was
  11. Low Down (And High Up)
  12. Poor Moon
  13. Let's Work Together
  14. Future Blues
  15. Human Condition
  16. Whiskey and Wimmen'
  17. Long Way from L.A.
  18. Rockin' With the King
  19. Rock & Roll

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Canned Heat   Primary Artist
John Lee Hooker   Vocals
Little Richard   Piano,Vocals
Harvey Mandel   Guitar
Wilson   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Larry Taylor   Bass,Bass Guitar
Henry Vestine   Guitar
Ed Beyer   Keyboards
Frank Cook   Drums
Joel Scott Hill   Guitar
Bob Hite   Harmonica,Vocals
Richard Hite   Bass,Bass Guitar
James Shane   Guitar
Adolfo de la Parra   Drums
Alan Wilson   Guitar,Harmonica,Harp,Vocals
Bob Hite   Harp,Vocals
Antonio "Tony" DeLaBarrda   Bass
Tony De La Barreda   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Floyd Jones   Composer
Canned Heat   Composer,Producer
Harvey Mandel   Composer
Wilbert Harrison   Composer
Jim Taylor   Producer
Larry Taylor   Composer
Henry Vestine   Composer
Calvin Carter   Producer
Frank Cook   Composer
Bob Hite   Composer,Producer
Richard Hite   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Dallas Smith   Producer
Skip Taylor   Composer,Producer
Adolfo de la Parra   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Alan Wilson   Composer
Samuel Taylor   Composer
Steve Roeser   Liner Notes
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction

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