Boogie with Canned Heat marks the second studio album by the American blues-rock band. Released in January 1968 (shortly after their appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival and a year and a half before their consecration at the Woodstock Festival), it is widely regarded as the most iconic record in their discography.
The LP features the complete classic formation of the band, with Bob The Bear Hite on lead vocals, Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson on slide guitar, harmonica and vocals, Henry "Sunflower" Vestine on lead guitar, Larry "The Mole" Taylor on bass guitar, and Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra on drums, plus guest appearances by Dr. John and Sunnyland Slim on piano.
Unlike their debut LP, Boogie with Canned Heat contains mostly original material. It was the band's most commercially succesful album, reaching number 16 in the US and number 5 in the UK charts. Among its many highlights is the top 10 hit "On the Road Again," one of their best-known songs. "Fried Hockey Boogie" was the first example of one of Canned Heat's boogies, or loose jams. Rolling Stone magazine wrote that "'An Owl Song' is perhaps Al Wilson's strongest vocal outing to date — his peculiarly high crooning mumble grooving along over a kicking, chugging rhythm section."
Boogie with Canned Heat pretty well sums up the bona fide blend of amplified late-'60s electric rhythm and blues, with an expressed emphasis on loose and limber boogie-woogie... For enthusiasts as well as listeners curious about the oft-overlooked combo, this is an essential, if not compulsory platter.
- Numbered, Limited Edition - 2,000 Copies
- 140g Red Vinyl
- Made in the USA
- Evil Woman
- My Crime
- On the Road Again
- World In a Jug
- Turpentine Moan - Piano: Sunnyland Slim
- Whiskey Headed Woman No.2
- Amphetamine Annie
- An Owl Song
- Marie Laveau
- Fried Hockey Boogie