Saturday, February 23, 2019
Canned Heat presented by WMOT/Roots Radio
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Tue, Sep 18 8:00 pm


Canned Heat rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep. Emerging in 1966, Canned Heat was founded by blues historians and record collectors Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Bob “The Bear” Hite. Hite took the name “Canned Heat” from a 1928 recording by Tommy Johnson. They were joined by Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, another ardent record collector who was a former member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. Rounding out the band in 1967 were Larry “The Mole” Taylor on bass, an experienced session musician who had played with Jerry Lee Lewis and The Monkees and Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra on drums who had played in two of the biggest Latin American bands, Los Sinners and Los Hooligans.  With the leadership of manager/producer Skip Taylor, the band attained three worldwide hits, “On The Road Again” in 1968, “Going Up The Country” in 1969 and “Let’s Work Together” in 1970. These recordings became rock anthems throughout the world with “Going Up The Country” later being adopted as the unofficial theme song for the film Woodstock and the “Woodstock Generation.” 

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