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Canned Heat

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Biography

Canned Heat is a blues-rock/boogie band that formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The group has been noted for its own interpretations of blues material as well as for efforts to promote the interest in this type of music and its original artists. It was launched by two blues enthusiasts, Alan Wilson (1943 – 1970) and Bob Hite (1943 – 1981), who took the name from Tommy Johnson's 1928 Canned Heat Blues, a song about an alcoholic who has desperately turned to drinking Sterno, generically called "canned heat". After appearances at Monterey and Woodstock, at the end of the '60s the band had acquired worldwide notoriety with a lineup consisting of Bob Hite, vocals, Alan Wilson guitar, harmonica and vocals, Henry Vestine (1944 – 1997) or Harvey Mandel on lead guitar, Larry Taylor on bass, and Adolfo de la Parra on drums.

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Top Songs

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  1. On the Road Again  -  1,071,634 plays
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    I'm going up the country, babe, don't you wanna go?
    I'm going up the country, babe, don't you wanna go?
    I'm going to some place where I've never been before
    I'm going, I'm going where the water tastes like wine
    I'm going where the water tastes like wine
    Going up the Country  -  899,622 plays
  3.  
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    Together we stand, divided we fall,
    come on now people, let's get on the ball and work together,
    come on, come on let's work together, now now people,
    'cause together we will stand ev'ry, ev'ry girl and a man ...
    Before when things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    Let's Work Together  -  276,930 plays
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    This is a song with a message
    I want you to heed my warning
    I wanna tell you all a story
    About this chick I know
    They call her "Amphetamine Annie"
    Amphetamine Annie  -  147,665 plays
  5. Rollin' And Tumblin'  -  114,672 plays
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