Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Canned Heat
"Cookbook" (Vinyl)

In my humble opinion, one of the most important things to happen to American music in the 1960's was the resurgence in popularity of the blues.   While many different musicians are given credit for bringing this music to the world's awareness again (Keith Richards, Jimmy Page,) neither the Stones or Zeppelin was as devoted so purely to playing this music as Canned Heat.

Taking their name from a reference to a Tommy Johnson tune (recorded in 1928) these boys believed dearly in preserving the blues as a musical style and expression.

Probably known most today for their captured performance at Woodstock, this collection is much of their "hippiest" best, drenched in flower power and fuzzy guitars.

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