Canned Heat
Waterfront Blues Festival
Portland, OR.
July 4, 2008

Recorded from KBOO FM. An all volunteer radio station in Portland. FM>HD>FLAC>Dime or at times FM>H2 ZOOM>HD>FLAC>Dime. As always there are some bumps in the road, but nothing that would stop me from down loading these shows. I've tried to fix all the drops and pauses in the music. Enjoy the festival, twofthrs

The pioneers of blues-rock-boogie return to the Waterfront Blues Festival.

Canned Heat was founded in 1966 by blues historians and record collectors Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson and Bob "The Bear" Hite. The band gained international attention and secured its niche in the pages of rock 'n roll history with its performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who) and the headlining slot at the original Woodstock Festival. Wilson was already renowned for his distinctive harmonica work when he accompanied veteran bluesman, Son House, on his rediscovery album, "Father of the Blues."

Hite took the name Canned Heat from a 1928 recording by Tommy Johnson. They were joined by Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine, another ardent record collector and fret-board wizard, who was a former member of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention. Rounding out the band in 1967 were Larry "The Mole" Taylor on bass, an experienced session musician, who had played with Jerry Lee Lewis and The Monkees, and Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra on drums, who had played with The Platters, The Shirelles, T-Bone Walker and Etta James.

Now, 40 years later and with almost that many albums to its credit, Canned Heat is still going strong. Anchored by drummer/band leader Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra (a member since 1967), Canned Heat carries the boogie-blues it made famous into the 21st century. Its current lineup features Fito on drums; Greg Kage on bass and vocals; Robert Lucas on guitar, vocals, and harmonica; and Barry Levenson on guitar.

Set List
1. bull frog blues
2. unknown
3. on the road again
4. tom waites tune (recp problems) (please help)
5. one kind favor
6. amphetamine annie
7. goin' up the country
8. lonely lonely nights
9. dust my broom
10. let's work together
11. boogie music (recep problems)