At the forefront of the late sixties blues revival was Canned Heat. With a love of the music and a unique sound, they helped bring blues and boogie to whole new generation. John Lee Hooker had helped start the blues and boogie style that so inspired them, so how fitting that they should get the chance to record with the great man.
Recording a set of John Lee Hooker tracks, and with Hooker himself adding vocals, guitar and foot stomps, Canned Heat did the impossible and managed to put their own stamp on the tracks. It's boogie of the highest order, played by a bunch of guys who are having a whole load of fun and just feeling the magic in the air. Hooker remarked that it was like he'd been playing with them all his life, so well did he merge with the group.
The result is a record full of easy going foot stomping chilled boogie that is one of my favourite albums from either artist. Classic stuff.
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