Album of the Day
One More River To Cross
Formed in the mid-1960s by a group of Los Angeles blues aficionados, Canned Heat became the music's ambassadors to the hippie generation, scoring Top 40 hits and performing at the Monterey and Woodstock festivals. After securing their liberty from original label Liberty Records, the band signed to Atlantic for ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS. Cut in 1973 at Muscle Shoals Sound with producers Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins, the collection features the studio's famed horn section in support, but the sextet's powerful blues-rock remains center-stage throughout, with Bob “The Bear” Hite's vocals and Henry Vestine's guitar work particularly outstanding. The 10 tracks strike an appealing balance between originals (“Bagful Of Boogie,” “I Need Someone,” the supremely funky “You Am What You Am”) and favorites by the likes of Leiber & Stoller and Fats Domino, making ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS an album to warm the heart of any Heat fan.