Contact Us

Living The Blues, Canned Heat’s Story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival [REVIEW)

(Photo Kool Staff)

Over the years I’ve read hundreds of books on music, but in all honesty, this is by far the best, and most thorough I’ve ever read. Where many other band books may briefly touch on the dark side of music, my friend, Fito de la Parra holds nothing back. He tells it exactly as it was, with brutal honesty. You’ll learn of the many struggles, deaths, and major obstacles Canned Heat went through, and how Fito was always the glue that kept the group going, never giving up. He would know, as he joined Canned Heat in 1967 and is still with them today. Fito takes you through the band’s history from early formation in a style that takes you behind the scenes of the 60′s on up. It’s almost as if you were a member of the group itself.

Complete with many photos, Living the Blues is an encyclopedia not only of Canned  Heat and their many adventures, but also other bands and music of the times. The only place to purchase a new copy of the book is on the Canned Heat website, and at a very reasonable price too. You can also see this legendary group at this years Bayfront Blues Festival. I hope you buy the book, and come see the group in person. I’ll be there as well, with the book in my hand.

More from KOOL 101.7

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kool1017.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Kool 101.7 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Kool 101.7 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!