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The (Kind Of) Complete Woodstock: Canned Heat

Canned Heat has always been a part of the Woodstock legend.  Their studio version of “Back to the Country” features prominently in Michael Wadleigh’s documentary; however, the band’s performance didn’t make the original cut of the film.

Fortunately the Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music Director’s Cut fixes that.  This set and Rhino’s 6 CD Woodstock: 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur’s Farm are the cornerstones of  your official Woodstock collection.

What you’ll get on the Director’s Cut DVD is the legendary moment when a stage crasher is not only welcomed by lead singer Bob Hite, but actually helps himself to a butt from Bob’s pack of smokes.  Classic.

Canned Heat still keeps the boogie flowing in one incarnation or another, but unfortunately we lost Bob “The Bear” to a heart attack back in 1981.  He was only 38.

Here’s Canned Heat’s set list and where you can find official recordings:

  1. I’m Her Man (Woodstock: The Director’s Cut Ultimate Collector’s Edition (DVD))
  2. Going Up The Country (Woodstock: The Director’s Cut Ultimate Collector’s Edition (DVD))
  3. Too Many Drivers at the Wheel
  4. I Know My Baby (Youtube)
  5. Woodstock Boogie (Woodstock: The Director’s Cut Ultimate Collector’s Edition (DVD))
  6. On the Road Again (Woodstock: The Director’s Cut Ultimate Collector’s Edition (DVD))

Your official Woodstock soundtrack song count to date: 61

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  1. I know this version buy they didn’t play Too Many Drivers at the Wheel. This song is from Carmel,CA 1970 and was edited on THE OWL UNDER THE MOON
    & THE BOOGIE HOUSE TAPES . VOL3

    Here is really Woodstock set list
    1. I’m Her Man
    2. Going Up the Country
    3. A Change Is Gonna Come/Leaving This Town
    4. I Know My Baby
    5. Woodstock Boogie
    6. On the Road Again

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