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Going up the Country (1928) Henry Thomas (Original Post) Lithos Mar 2023 OP
Thanks for posting. OAITW r.2.0 Mar 2023 #1
They did not Lithos Mar 2023 #2
Wow. I guess it changes my thinking about Canned Heat. OAITW r.2.0 Mar 2023 #3
Led Zeppelin had to give Willie Dixon some writing credits prodigitalson Mar 2023 #4
I had no idea either underpants Mar 2023 #5

OAITW r.2.0

(23,230 posts)
1. Thanks for posting.
Sun Mar 26, 2023, 02:47 AM
Mar 2023

Well, I now know where Canned Heat got their "Goin' Up Country" song from....but lyrics are completely different. Hope they gave this guy some credit in their discography.

Lithos

(26,386 posts)
2. They did not
Sun Mar 26, 2023, 02:51 AM
Mar 2023

Thomas's song was called "Bull Doze Blues," which was totally ripped by Canned Heat. The version I posted above was a clean version that showed the lineage.



OAITW r.2.0

(23,230 posts)
3. Wow. I guess it changes my thinking about Canned Heat.
Sun Mar 26, 2023, 03:00 AM
Mar 2023

Lot's of 70 musicians did give credit to the folks that created their music. Jorma Koukonen/Hot Tuna, David Bromberg, the Grateful Dead, amongst many others.....but to rip off a song and replace the lyrics with your version without credit, that kinda sucks.

prodigitalson

(2,166 posts)
4. Led Zeppelin had to give Willie Dixon some writing credits
Sun Mar 26, 2023, 04:10 AM
Mar 2023

I don't know if the estates of Robert Johnson or Memphis Minnie ever saw a dime from them. Their thefts were brilliant but thefts nevertheless. Canned Heat's rip off of the song in the OP didn't really ad anything of value the way Plant and Page did with their uh, interpretations.

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