Canned Heat Rockin With The King
Written by Skip Taylor and Richard Penniman. Produced by Skip and Jim Taylor
Canned Heat were formed in Los Angeles in the late 60s and released their first album, “Canned Heat” on Liberty in 1967. It reached #76 on the US album chart and was the first of eleven hit albums within the space of five years. The last hit album, “Historical Figures And Ancient Heads” included this track, co-written by Little Richard, who is also the subject of the song. The single reached # 88 on the Hot-100.
Earlier hit singles for the group included, “On The Road Again” (US #16, UK #8) and “Going Up The Country” (US # 11, UK #19), both from 1968. The following year, they were participants at Woodstock.