Live at Topanga Corral

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Live at Topanga Corral
Live album by Canned Heat
Released 1971
Recorded 1969 at the Kaleidoscope in Hollywood, California
Genre Blues
Label Wand
Producer Skip Taylor, Canned Heat
Canned Heat chronology
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Live at Topanga Corral
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(1971)Historical Figures and Ancient Heads1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Live at Topanga Corral is a 1971 live album by Canned Heat. The album is taken from a 1969 concert at the Kaleidoscope in Hollywood, California and not at the Topanga Corral as the title suggests. Canned Heat was under contract to Liberty Records at the time and Liberty did not want to do a live album, so manager Skip Taylor told Liberty that the album had been recorded in 1966 & 1967 at the Topanga Corral and released the record with Wand Records to avoid legal complications.[2] The record has been bootlegged and reissued countless times, and is also known as Live at the Kaleidoscope.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bullfrog Blues" (Canned Heat) – 7:21
  2. "Sweet Sixteen" (Joe Josea, B.B. King) – 10:57
  3. "I'd Rather Be the Devil" (A. Leigh – actually Elmore James, Robert Johnson) – 5:10
  4. "Dust My Broom" (Elmore James, Robert Johnson) – 5:46
  5. "Wish You Would" (Billy Boy Arnold) – 8:03
  6. "When Things Go Wrong" (A. Leigh – actually Hudson Whittaker) – 9:08


Canned Heat
  • "A Rainstory Production by Richard Moore and Michael O'Bryant" (as indicated on LP)[3]
  • Skip Taylor and Canned Heat – actual Producers


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ de la Parra (2000), p.354.
  3. ^ LP Wand WDS 693


  • de la Parra, Fito (2000). Living the Blues: Canned Heat's Story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival ISBN 0-9676449-0-9.