Canned Heat ‎– Living The Blues

Liberty ‎– LST-27200
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Research Craft Pressing

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A1 Pony Blues
Arranged By, Adapted By – Canned Heat
A2 My Mistake
Written-By – Allen Wilson*
A3 Sandy's Blues
Arranged By [Horns] – Miles GraysonPiano – Joe SampleWritten-By – Robert "Big Fat" Hite*
A4 Going Up The Country
Written-By – Allen Wilson*
A5 Walking By Myself
Written-By – Jimmy Rogers
A6 Boogie Music
Arranged By [Horns] – Dr. John Creaux (The Night Tripper)*Guitar – Charlie Patton*Piano – Dr. JohnViolin – Henry SimsWritten-By – L. T. Tatman III
B1 One Kind Favor
Arranged By, Adapted By – L. T. Tatman III
Written-By – Canned Heat
B2.I. Nebulosity
Guitar – John FaheyHarmonica [Jaw-Harp] – Owl*
B2.II. Rollin' And Tumblin'
Harmonica [Jaw-Harp] – Owl*
B2.III. Five Owls
Harmonica [Four Harps], Guitar – Owl*
B2.IV. Bear Wire
Vocals – Bear*
B2.V. Snooky Flowers
Congas – Mole*Drums – Fito*
B2.VI. Sunflower Power (RMS Is Truth)
Guitar [Five Guitars] – Sunflower*
B2.VII. Raga Kafi
Harmonica [Chromatic Harp] – Owl*
B2.VIII. Icebag
Guitar – Sunflower*
B2.IX. Childhood's End
Harmonica [Jaw-Harp] – Owl*
C1 Refried Boogie (Part I)
Written-By – Canned Heat
D1 Refried Boogie (Part II)
Written-By – Canned Heat

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This is a Research Craft pressing from Los Angeles. Identifiers are the 2.875" pressing ring and label typeface by The Bert-Co. Enterprises.

This version has the title printed on the labels as "Living The Blues".
which identifies it as a 2nd pressing (Repress)

1st pressings will have "Livin' The Blues" printed on the labels
regardless of the text arrangement used.

This version does NOT have any "Artisan Sound" logo
stamped in the runout areas.

Sides A and B recorded at I.D. Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California.
Sides C and D recorded 100% live at the Kaleidoscope, Hollywood, California.

Track A6: 'Poem with apologies to Aleister Crowley'

Amplification by TNT Electronics, Venice, California, Frank Cooley, President

Subscribe to: Blues Unlimited, 38 A, Sackville Road, Bexhill-On-Sea, Sussex, England

Publishing Rights
Metric Music Co. - BMI: C1, D1
All other tracks have no listed publishing companies, all BMI

Strike-through in some of the runout matrices means that part of the matrix is scratched out.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout ((Side A) Etched, Variant 1): L̶S̶T̶-̶1̶5̶8̶3̶-̶1̶ LST-27200-1
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side B) Etched, Variant 1): L̶S̶T̶-̶1̶5̶8̶3̶-̶2̶ LST-27200-2
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side C) Etched, Variant 1): L̶S̶T̶-̶1̶5̶8̶3̶-̶3̶ LST-27200-3
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side D) Etched, Variant 1): L̶S̶T̶-̶1̶5̶8̶3̶-̶4̶ LST-27200-4
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side A) Etched, Variant 2): LST 27200-1 R
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side B) Etched, Variant 2): L̶S̶T̶-̶1̶5̶8̶3̶-̶2̶ LST-27200-2-(2)
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side C) Etched, Variant 2): LST-27200-3 R
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side D) Etched, Variant 2): L̶S̶T̶-̶1̶5̶8̶3̶-̶4̶ LST-27200-4 III
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side A) Etched, Variant 3): LST-27200-1 (2) III L̶S̶T̶-̶1̶5̶8̶3̶-̶1̶ (2)
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side B) Etched, Variant 3): L̶S̶T̶-̶1̶5̶8̶3̶-̶2̶ LST-27200-2 III
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side C) Etched, Variant 3): L̶S̶T̶-̶1̶5̶8̶3̶-̶3̶ LST-27200-3
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side D) Etched, Variant 3): L̶S̶T̶-̶1̶5̶8̶3̶-̶4̶ LST-27200-4 III
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 61) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LST-27200 Canned Heat Living The Blues(2xLP, Album, M/Print, Ind) Liberty LST-27200 US 1969 Sell This Version
LP-8602 Canned Heat Living The Blues(2xLP, Album, Gat) Liberty LP-8602 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
UICY-78383/4 Canned Heat Living The Blues(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Liberty UICY-78383/4 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
BGOCD591 Canned Heat Living The Blues(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) BGO Records BGOCD591 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SLBX340849, SLBX 340.849 Canned Heat Livin' The Blues Vol.2(LP, Album) Liberty, Liberty SLBX340849, SLBX 340.849 France 1969 Sell This Version


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November 6, 2014

Like both the previous 2 albums, the A side of the first disc is, in the main, pretty authentic blues. There's also the addition of the hippy Going Up Country and the heavier sounding Boogie Music. The flip side starts OK with a fairly amplified version of See That My Grave is Kept Clean but this is followed by the very weird and weak Parthenogenesis. They failed at whatever they were trying to achieve with this suite, it really is a pointless waste of time. The second disk contains Refried Boogie which gives the listener a taste of live Canned Heat getting their boogie on but they don't recapture the heavy, rich sound of Fried Hockey Boogie from their previous album, this is a little self indulgent, especially Side D, and sounds at times as if they forgot anyone was actually listening. The album has got more variety than the earlier albums and it may well be the best document of what Canned Heat were about but it isn't as cohesive, engaging or strong as either of the first two Canned Heat releases.