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A hard-luck blues band of the '60s, Canned Heat was founded by blues historians and record collectors Alan Wilson and Bob Hite. They seemed to be on the right track and played all the right festivals (including Monterey and Woodstock, making it very prominently into the documentaries about both) but somehow never found a lasting audience.

Certainly their hearts were in the right place. Canned Heat's debut album — released shortly after their appearance at Monterey — was every bit as deep into the roots of the blues as any other combo of the time mining similar turf, with the exception of the original Paul Butterfield band. Hite was nicknamed "The Bear" and stalked the stage in the time-honored tradition of Howlin' Wolf and other large-proportioned bluesmen. Wilson was an extraordinary harmonica player, with a fat tone and great vibrato. His work on guitar, especially in open tunings (he played on Son House's rediscovery recordings of the mid-'60s, incidentally) gave the band a depth and texture that most other rhythm players could only aspire to. Henry Vestine — another dyed-in-the-wool record collector — was the West Coast's answer to Michael Bloomfield and capable of fretboard fireworks at a moment's notice.

Canned Heat's breakthrough moment occurred with the release of their second album, establishing them with hippie ballroom audiences as the "kings of the boogie." As a way of paying homage to the musician they got the idea from in the first place, they later collaborated on an album with John Lee Hooker that was one of the elder bluesman's most successful outings with a young white (or black, for that matter) combo backing him up. After two big chart hits with "Goin' Up the Country" and an explosive version of Wilbert Harrison's "Let's Work Together," Wilson died under mysterious (probably drug-related) circumstances in 1970, and Hite carried on with various reconstituted versions of the band until his death just before a show in 1981, from a heart seizure.

Still, the surviving members — led by drummer Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra — continued touring and recording, recruiting new vocalist Walter Trout; he was replaced in 1985 by James Thornbury, who fronted the band for the next decade. After Thornbury exited in 1995, Canned Heat tapped Robert Lucas to assume lead vocal duties; they soon recorded The Canned Heat Blues Band, which sadly was Vestine's last recording with the group — he died in Paris in October 1997 in the wake of the band's recent tour. Boogie 2000 followed two years later. ~ Cub Koda & Bruce Eder, Rovi

Title: Best Hits

Artist: Canned Heat

Genre: Rock, Blues Rock

Title: Far Out (CD2)

Artist: Canned Heat

Genre: Blues Rock

Title: The Masters

Artist: Canned Heat

Genre: Blues, Rock, Blues Rock

Title: Woodstock Homecoming

Artist: Canned Heat

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Spoonful

Artist: Canned Heat

Genre: Rock, Alternative

Title: Boogie 2000

Artist: Canned Heat

Genre: Blues, Rock, Blues Rock

Title: Gamblin' Woman

Artist: Canned Heat

Genre: Blues Rock

Title: Songs from the Road

Artist: Canned Heat

Genre: Blues, Rock

Title: Collage

Artist: Canned Heat

Genre: Blues Rock

Title: You Just Got to Rock

Artist: Canned Heat

Genre: Blues

Collections

Title: Classic Summer Songs

Genre: Pop

Title: Classic Rock

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Road Music

Genre: Rock

Title: Only Blues Music

Genre: Blues

Title: Woodstock Rock

Genre: Rock

Title: Long Live Woodstock

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Classic '70s Rock

Genre: Rock

Title: Rock Covers Rock!

Genre: Rock

Title: Ready, Set.. Beach!

Genre: Pop

Title: In Concert Classics

Genre: Pop

Title: Music For Grown Ups

Genre: Rock

Title: 100 Electric Blues

Genre: Blues

Title: Mega Rock Madness

Genre: Rock

Title: Let's Rock The 70s!

Genre: Pop

Title: 60s Hits

Genre: Rock

Featuring albums

Title: Woodstock Two

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock

Title: Something for Everyone

Artist: Supersongs

Genre: Pop

Title: The '60s Hits

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock

Title: Road Music

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock

Title: Classic Rock

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: White Boy Blues

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Blues

Title: Invincible

Artist: Various

Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack

Title: 60's Blues

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Blues

Title: Road Trip Rock

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock

Title: Guitar Blues

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Blues

Title: 70's Rock

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock

Title: The Blues

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Blues

Title: West Coast Rock

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock

Title: Blues Rock Box

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock

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