May 1, 2018 – 4:22 am


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Los Angeles 1967 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Ash Grove, 8162 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA; January 1967. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to Roryglzep; DocTinker; and to kneesfudd for sharing the show at Dime.

kneesfudd noted:

Right damn fine SBD for a 1967 club tape, with a few spots o’ bother.
Warts: Repaired dullspots & dropouts but surely missed a few. Vocal mikes were too hot & probably not that great quality & sometimes a bit distorted, but painstakingly repaired it where possible. #04 had 4 tape chew glitches in middle - mostly fixed 2 & other 2 used split second patch (still audible but minimized) & another spot 1min before end only partially repaired, still has split second of hiss. #07 had many micro glitches now mostly fixed as are major mike distortion breakup glitches 2/3rds thru. Repaired/smoothed out between song splices. Removed overlapped (repeated) clapping segment after #09. #10 lessened worst mike distortion spots. #13 major mike distortion breakup glitches mostly fixed.
- In ‘67 it was essentially sets at the Grove, not shows. The club was rarely emptied between performances (info courtesy of Alan Bershaw).
- Early & Late “Show” attributions are guesses in some cases, related to announcements & Bokelman list.
- 1967 Ash Grove Canned Heat tapes exist from January 8,13,14,20 & March 29 so there are hours more!
- Could someone PLEASE share the other Ash Grove tapes while we can enjoy them? It’s 51 years on…
- There were reportedly NO Canned Heat tapes in the Wolfgang’s Vault Ash Grove tape stash.
- The same Mark Andes on bass who was a founding member of Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne & Firefall.
- Frank Cook was also the drummer & manager for early Pacific Gas & Electric (from 1967-1970).

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SBD > unknown mono reel-to-reel recorder > master reel > ? > Roryglzep’s unknown generation cassette > DocTinker’s transfer, remastering & upload on Nakamichi ZX-7 cassette deck > Pioneer PDR 05 CD-Recorder > CD-R > EAC > wav > Cool Edit pro (unknown applications) > flacs
Remastering 2016/2017: flacs
> TLH > wavs > Audacity [fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, -2.5% averaged pitch (speed) fix with single pass after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation (except on split second microphone overloads), NO noise reduction] > CD Wave (track splits) >
flacs (Trader’s Little Helper)

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Track 01. Alley Special 4:11
probably 1967-01-20 Late Show
Track 02. Big Road Blues 3:09
1967-01-08(?) (Late Show?)
Track 03. There Is Something On Your Mind 9:25
1967-01-13 Early Show
Track 04. Dust My Broom 5:12
1967-01-14(?) Late Show
Track 05. 300 Pounds Of Heavenly Joy 4:01
unknown date (but possibly 1967-01-14 Late Show)
Track 06. Pet Cream Man 6:56
unknown date (but possibly 1967-01-14 Late Show)
Track 07. Bullfrog Blues (#1) 3:21
1967-01-14(?) Late Show
Track 08. E Shuffle 5:29
1967-01-20 Early Show
Track 09. instrumental 1:15
1967-01-20 Early Show
Track 10. Madman Blues 4:14
1967-01-20 Early Show
Track 11. Terraplane Blues 4:25
1967-01-20 Early Show
Track 12. Rollin’ & Tumblin’ 4:48
1967-01-20 Early Show
Track 13. Bullfrog Blues (#2) 5:44
1967-01-20 Early Show
63 mins

Robert Ernest Hite aka Bob “The Bear” Hite - harmonica, vocals
Alan Christie “Blind Owl” Wilson - electric guitar, harmonica, vocals
Henry Charles “The Sunflower” Vestine - electric guitar
Mark Andes - electric bass
Frank Cook - drums, vocals

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  1. 15 Responses to “CANNED HEAT - LOS ANGELES 1967”

  2. Thanks for this great show . Just curious but isn’t that Jefferson Airplanes Jack Cassadyon the cover ? What gives ?

    By Bill on May 1, 2018

  3. He’s wearing the shades

    By Bill on May 1, 2018

  4. Holy crap this is incredible. It’s a generic photo from the day. Probably from the club.

    By Rich on May 1, 2018

  5. Thats Frank Zappa looking up next to cassady

    By Francis Albert on May 1, 2018

  6. Great!

    By Nick on May 1, 2018

  7. The Bear’s mother came in to the Treasury’s record department while I was working there in 1974. She was talking about Bob being in Europe. She was very proud of him and so glad that he was successful and that the band sounded so good. She talked about the fact that he collected so many Blues 78s and some 45’s that they filled rooms. It was so good to hear that his mom supported him so much.

    By ScarRad on May 1, 2018

  8. thanks for that three chord music!!!
    Or ist classic rock? No it`s not (probably):-)

    By fruchtas on May 1, 2018

  9. Thanks Big O - saw Canned Heat twice back in the day over here. Loved them to bits! Bluesy bits

    and thanks ScarRad for the memory! Ace stuff

    Going up the country to try to work together, hey now people! ;)

    By swappers on May 1, 2018

  10. is there a more joyous sound than the plucked harmonics and then the drone which begins On The Road Again? Canned Heat !!!!!!thanks cats

    By dropkicksarge on May 1, 2018

  11. This concert took place during the period when Barry Hansen, (later to be known as Dr. Demento) was Canned Heat’s roadie.

    By Yummy on May 1, 2018

  12. Thanks Yummy. I had forgotten that. For those who don’t know, Dr. Demento was originally on KMET and hosted a show Sunday nights that featured only the greatest and most obscure and bizarre novelty records that went back to the early 1900’s. One was so popular, there were two versions of it: Pico and Sepulveda, Pico and Sepulveda…La Brea,,, Doheny…TAR PITS!!!!

    By ScarRad on May 2, 2018

  13. Oops, Doheny…La Brea…TAR PITS!!! Those were references to actual names of streets and locations.

    By ScarRad on May 2, 2018

  14. Yes, I met the good doctor at a dive in Philly called Dirty Frank’s. He was wearing a tie-dyed shirt and a shabby top hat and was a pretty neat guy!

    By MrJazz on May 2, 2018

  15. Dr. D. was NOT originally on KMET/FM, but rather KPPC/FM, then a couple of years later he went over to KMET/FM.

    By Yummy on May 2, 2018

  16. Thanks, Yummy. Somehow, I didn’t recall that.

    By ScarRad on May 3, 2018

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