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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by jaimed, Jul 28, 2017.
Oooo, a 45!
John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat - Whiskey and Wimmen
Love Canned Heat. What a story, although tragic. John Mayall flew from England to Laurel Canyon, CA to spend time with that band. That was a significant event. Sometimes bands only exist a short time. A classic band to be sure.
Liked Harvey, "The Snake", Mandel guitar playing but really liked Canned Heat period!
After listening to the lyrics, guess times haven't changed that much.
Grew up in El Lay and saw the band many times. The first time Stevie played in town was at the Palace in 1983 and I was outside by the stage doors with Junior and Hollywood Fats firing up when the door burst open and Stevie came out and said we weren't paying to get in. Hellavah show.
Maybe someone out there can help fill in some dates....sometime in the late 60's or very early 70's we went to see Canned Heat at Panther Hall in Ft Worth....There were 3 or 4 bands on the bill....someone in The Heat was sick (for some reason I think it was Larry Taylor) and they couldn't play. We were told to keep our ticket stubs and they would play a "make-up" show later. The band that ended up headlining the show was Bubble Puppy of Hot Smoke and Sassafras fame...they put on one heck of a show, well worth the ticket price. BUT!!!!....a few weeks later Canned Heat did their "make-up" show, with a full bill of 3 or 4 more bands....this was before Blind Al died, if that helps determine dates, and I think (but can't swear) that Harvey Mandel was on guitar. I'm guessing ticket prices were $4-6....WHAT A DEAL!!!
I only saw Fats twice, when he played with the Blasters....got to know him just a bit. We exchanged phone numbers and 3 weeks later he was gone...there should be a thread about the Hollywood Fats Band and Michael " Hollywood Fats " Mann....whatta player! At that time IMHO, Fats may well have been THE MAN, with only Bloomfield in the same league....heady stuff to be sure....loved Fats!!
I saw them in the later years with Walter Trout (early in his career, I assume) on lead guitar. He/they were awesome!
See the Bob Hite discography page for albums and band members.
Man, you made go back and dig out some old Canned Heat. Thanks, I had forgotten what a hot band it was.
Loved the early Woodstock era band. Loved the Hollywood Fats/Junior band. After that, they lost there way. I still see the drummer doing shows under Canned Heat occasionally.
Larry Taylor the bass player still plays a lot around LA. He also tours a lot with major acts. He tells me he has played on more records than anyone else. He was the bass player on all the Monkees records during the hey day of Canned Heat.
Check out Larry's list of songs he played on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Taylor
Recently, I got a Goldtop, an old Deluxe, and first thing I played was Canned Heat