Canned HeatLiving The Blues

Label:Liberty – LST-27200
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Research Craft Pressing
Genre:Rock, Blues
Style:Blues Rock, Boogie Woogie, Psychedelic Rock, Electric Blues


A1Pony Blues
Arranged By, Adapted ByCanned Heat
A2My Mistake
Written-ByAllen Wilson*
A3Sandy's Blues
Arranged By [Horns]Miles Grayson
PianoJoe Sample
Written-ByRobert "Big Fat" Hite*
A4Going Up The Country
Written-ByAllen Wilson*
A5Walking By Myself
Written-ByJimmy Rogers
A6Boogie Music
Arranged By [Horns]Dr. John Creaux (The Night Tripper)*
GuitarCharlie Patton*
PianoDr. John
ViolinHenry Sims*
Written-ByL. T. Tatman III
B1One Kind Favor
Arranged By, Adapted ByL. T. Tatman III
Written-ByCanned Heat
Harmonica [Jaw-Harp]Owl (14)
GuitarJohn Fahey
B2.II.Rollin' And Tumblin'
Harmonica [Jaw-Harp]Owl (14)
B2.III.Five Owls
Harmonica [Four Harps], GuitarOwl (14)
B2.IV.Bear Wire
VocalsBear (41)
B2.V.Snooky Flowers
CongasMole (27)
B2.VI.Sunflower Power (RMS Is Truth)
Guitar [Five Guitars]Sunflower (11)
B2.VII.Raga Kafi
Harmonica [Chromatic Harp]Owl (14)
GuitarSunflower (11)
B2.IX.Childhood's End
Harmonica [Jaw-Harp]Owl (14)
C1Refried Boogie (Part I)
Written-ByCanned Heat
D1Refried Boogie (Part II)
Written-ByCanned 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.

Misprint on label for A4, "Going Up Country" instead of "Going Up The Country."

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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Living The Blues (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)LibertyLST-27200US1968
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Living The Blues (2×LP, Album)Liberty, LibertyLDS 84001E, LDS 84001UK1968
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Living The Blues (2×LP, Album, Mono)LibertyLDL 84001 EUK1968
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Living The Blues (2×LP, Album, Stereo)Liberty, LibertyLIB/LP 921, LIB-LPS 921Italy1968
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Living The Blues (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)LibertyLST-27200US1968


  • dlgale1974's avatar
    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.



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