Living the Blues

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Living the Blues
Studio album by Canned Heat
Released November 1, 1968
Recorded August-October 1968 at I.D. Sound Studios and "live" at The Kaleidoscope, Hollywood, California
Genre Blues
Psychedelic blues
Length 1:28:03
Label Liberty
Producer Skip Taylor
Canned Heat chronology
Boogie with Canned Heat
(1968)
Living the Blues
(1968)
Hallelujah
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Living the Blues is the third album by Canned Heat, a double album released in 1968. It was one of the first double albums to place well on album charts. It features Canned Heat's signature song, "Going Up the Country," which would later be used in the Woodstock film. John Mayall appears on piano on "Walking by Myself" and "Bear Wires." Dr. John appears on "Boogie Music". The 20-minute trippy suite "Parthenogenesis" is dwarfed by the album-length "Refried Boogie," recorded live.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Pony Blues" (Charley Patton) – 3:48
  2. "My Mistake" (Alan Wilson) – 3:22
  3. "Sandy's Blues" (Bob Hite) – 6:46
  4. "Going Up the Country" (Wilson) – 2:50
  5. "Walking by Myself" (Jimmy Rogers) – 2:29
  6. "Boogie Music" (L.T. Tatman III) – 3:00
  • "Farrell Blues" (1929 recording by Henry Sims) - 0:15

Side Two[edit]

  1. "One Kind Favor" (Tatman) – 4:44
  2. "Parthenogenesis" (Canned Heat) – 19:57
  • I Nebulosity
  • II Rollin' and Tumblin'
  • III Five Owls
  • IV Bear Wires
  • V Snooky Flowers
  • VI Sunflower Power (RMS Is Truth)
  • VII Raga Kafi
  • VII Icebag
  • IX Childhood's End

Side Three[edit]

  1. "Refried Boogie (Part I)" (Canned Heat) (Recorded Live) – 20:10

Side Four[edit]

  1. "Refried Boogie (Part II)" (Canned Heat) (Recorded Live) - 20:50

Personnel[edit]

Canned Heat
Additional Personnel
Production
  • Rich Moore - Engineer
  • Ivan Fisher - Assistant Engineer
  • Skip Taylor - Producer
  • Canned Heat - Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Living the Blues at AllMusic