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On June 6, 2019.

On June 6, 2019, Malcolm John Rebennack aka Dr. John, died aged 77. He was singer – songwriter and musician (piano, keyboards and guitar), regarded as one of the greatest New Orleans music icons. He had successful solo career and performed and recorded with many famous musicians and bands, including Art Blakey, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Van Morrison, Dan Auerbach, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Joe Walsh, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, Mike Bloomfield, Spiritualized, David Newman, Ray Anderson, Levon Helm, John Hammond, Gregg Allman, Papa John Creach, Bennie Wallace, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Harry Connick Jr., Hank Crawford, Jimmy Smith, Jools Holland, Steve Tyrell, B. B. King and Marcus Miller. Dr. John won six “Grammy Awards”, and was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” in 2011. In May 2013, he received honorary doctorate of fine arts from “Tulane University.

On August 3, 1970.

On August 3, 1970, “Liberty” label released “Future Blues”, the fifth Canned Heat album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Skip Taylor, Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor and Adolfo de la Parra.

Personnel:

  • Bob Hite– vocals
  • Alan Wilson– slide guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Harvey Mandel– lead guitar
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • Adolfo de la Parra– drums
  • John– piano, horn arrangements
  • Ernest Lane – piano
  • Tommy Oliver – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Sugar Bee – Eddie Shuler
  2. Shake It and Break It – Charlie Patton
  3. That’s All Right (Mama) – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
  4. My Time Ain’t Long – Alan Wilson
  5. Skat – Alan Wilson
  6. Let’s Work Together – Wilbert Harrison
  7. London Blues – Alan Wilson
  8. So Sad (The World’s in a Tangle) – Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor, Adolfo de la Parra.
  9. Future Blues – Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor, Adolfo de la Parra.

 

In July 1967.

In July 1967, “Liberty” label released the debut, self-titled Canned Heat album.  It was recorded in 1967 in Los Angeles, and was produced by Cal Carter.

Personnel:

  • Bob Hite– vocals
  • Alan Wilson– rhythm and slide guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Henry Vestine– lead guitar
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • Frank Cook– drums
  • Ray Johnson – piano

Track listing:

  1. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ – Muddy Waters, Hambone Willie Newbern
  2. Bullfrog Blues – Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Henry Vestine, Larry Taylor, Frank Cook
  3. Evil Is Going On – Willie Dixon
  4. Goin’ Down Slow – James Oden
  5. Catfish Blues – Robert Petway
  6. Dust My Broom – Robert Johnson, Elmore James
  7. Help Me – Sonny Boy Williamson II
  8. Big Road Blues – Tommy Johnson
  9. The Story of My Life – Guitar Slim
  10. The Road Song – Floyd Jones
  11. Rich Woman – Dorothy LaBostrie, McKinley Millet

 

On July 8, 1969.

Hallelujah

On July 8, 1969, “Liberty” label released “Hallelujah”, the fourth Canned Heat album. It was recorded May 1969, at “I.D. Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Skip Taylor and Canned Heat.

Personnel:

  • Bob Hite– vocals, harmonica
  • Alan Wilson– slide guitar, vocals, harmonica, whistling
  • Henry Vestine– lead guitar, public service announcement, bass
  • Larry Taylor– bass, guitar
  • Fito de la Parra– drums
  • Ernest Lane – piano
  • Mark Naftalin– organ, piano
  • Javier Batiz – group vocals
  • Skip Diamond – group vocals
  • Elliot Ingber– group vocals
  • Mike Pacheco – bongos and congas
  • Engineered by Richard Joseph Moore

Track listing:

  1. Same All Over – Canned Heat
  2. Change My Ways – Alan Wilson
  3. Canned Heat – Robert Hite, Jr.
  4. Sic ’em Pigs – Robert Hite, Jr.; Booker T. White
  5. I’m Her Man – Leigh
  6. Time Was – Alan Wilson
  7. Do Not Enter – Alan Wilson
  8. Big Fat (The Fat Man) – Dave Bartholomew,Fats Domino; adapted by Robert Hite, Jr.
  9. Huautla – Wolf
  10. Get Off My Back – Alan Wilson
  11. Down in the Gutter, But Free – Canned Heat

 

 

On March 9, 1973.

Canned Heat - New age

On March 9, 1973, “United Artists” released “The New Age”, the ninth Canned Heat studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Skip Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Bob Hite– vocals
  • Henry Vestine– lead guitar
  • Richard Hite– bass
  • Adolfo de la Parra– drums
  • James Shane – guitar
  • Ed Beyer – piano
  • Clara Ward– vocals

Track listing:

  1. Keep It Clean – Bob Hite
  2. Harley Davidson Blues – James Shane
  3. Don’t Deceive Me – Bob Hite
  4. You Can Run, But You Sure Can’t Hide – Ed Beyer
  5. Lookin’ for My Rainbow – James Shane
  6. Rock and Roll Music – Bob Hite
  7. Framed – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  8. Election Blues – Ed Beyer
  9. So Long Wrong – James Shane

On January 21, 1968.

Boogie_With_Canned_Heat

On January 21, 1968, “Liberty” label released “Boogie with Canned Heat”, the second Canned Heat album. It was recorded October – November 1967, at the “Liberty Studios” and was produced by Skip Taylor and Dallas Smith.

Personnel:

  • Bob Hite– vocals
  • Alan Wilson– slide guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Henry Vestine– lead guitar
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • Adolfo de la Parra– drums
  • Dr. John– horn arrangements, piano
  • Sunnyland Slim– piano

Track listing:

  1. Evil Woman – Larry Weiss
  2. My Crime – Canned Heat
  3. On the Road Again – Floyd Jones, Alan Wilson
  4. World in a Jug – Canned Heat
  5. Turpentine Moan – Canned Heat
  6. Whiskey Headed Woman No. 2″ – Bob Hite
  7. Amphetamine Annie – Canned Heat
  8. An Owl Song – Alan Wilson
  9. Marie Laveau – Henry Vestine
  10. Fried Hockey Boogie – Larry Taylor

On January 15, 1971.

Hooker_n_Heat

On January 15, 1971, “Liberty” released “Hooker ‘n Heat”, a double album by John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat. It was recorded in May 1970, and was produced by Bob Hite and Skip Taylor.

Personnel:

  • John Lee Hooker – vocals, guitar
  • Alan Wilson – harmonica, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Henry Vestine – lead guitar
  • Antonio de la Barreda – bass
  • Adolfo de la Parra – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lee Hooker except where noted.

  1. Messin’ with the Hook
  2. The Feelin’ Is Gone
  3. Send Me Your Pillow
  4. Sittin’ Here Thinkin
  5. Meet Me in the Bottom
  6. Alimonia Blues
  7. Drifter
  8. You Talk Too Much
  9. Burning Hell – John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman
  10. Bottle Up and Go
  11. I Got My Eyes on You
  12. Whiskey and Wimmen
  13. Just You and Me
  14. Let’s Make It
  15. Peavine
  16. Boogie Chillen 2 – John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman