Friday, December 5, 2014

Canned Heat - One More River to Cross (1973 us, good boogie blues rock)



Negotiated out of their contract with Liberty records, Canned Heat was ready for a fresh start with what Fito refers to as “The Horn Band”. Ronnie Barron and Jimmy Shane make their Canned Heat debut. “One More River To Cross” and “Bagful Of Boogie” best represent the bands new direction with Shane’s tenor vocals and Dobro guitar. The Bear leads the group on own the line, and “Highwat 401” shows that they still are staying true to the roots of the boogie. The new direction lacked commercial appeal in the USA, but the European fans flocked to the shows “Like the wild geese winging West” as the blues lyric goes. Ending with a tribute to his idol Fats Domino, Bob performs a mix of his radio hits and asks the listeners to take a look back into Domino’s music. 
by Adamus67 
Tracks
1. One More River To Cross (Daniel Moore) - 3:10
2. L.A. Town (Canned Heat) - 3:28
3. I Need Someone (Bob Hite) - 4:54
4. Bagful Of Boogie (Canned Heat) - 3:34
5. I'm A Hog For You Baby (Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller) - 2:40
6. You Am What You Am (James Shane) - 4:31
7. Shake, Rattle And Roll (Charles E. Calhoun, Joel Scott Hill) - 2:31
8. Bright Times Are Comin' (Canned Heat) - 3:11
9. Highway 401 (Canned Heat) - 3:53
10.We Remember Fats (Fats Domino Medley) (Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, Al Lewis) - 5:07

Canned Heat
*Bob Hite - Vocals
*Henry Vestine - Lead Guitar
*Richard Hite - Bass
*Adolfo De La Parra - Drums
*James Shane - Guitar
*Ed Beyer - Piano
Additional Musicians
*Muscle Shoal Horns - Horns
*Roger Hawkins - Drums
*Barry Beckett - Keyboards

1967-73  Canned Heat - The Very Best Of
1968  Canned Heat - Livin The Blues (Akarma edition)
1971  John Lee Hooker And Canned Heat - Hooker 'N' Heat
1970/73  Memphis Slim And Canned Heat With Memphis Horns - Memphis Heat

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