Larry Taylor (Canned Heat)

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Larry “The Mole” Taylor was among the most prolific bassists from the classic rock era.

Renowned for his tenure in Canned Heat, Larry was also a top-tier session cat who has distinguished himself on seminal sides by John Mayall, Tom Waits, Harvey Mandel, Kim Wilson, J.J. Cale, Ry Cooder, The Monkees, and Albert King to cite an extremely select few.

Larry’s weapons of choice were primarily Fender Precision, and Fender Jazz.

An expressive performer – as evidenced in the iconic Woodstock film – dig Larry’s killer bass solo on “Fried Hockey Boogie” from the aptly titled Boogie with Canned Heat (1968).

Dig “Fried Hockey Boogie” https://youtu.be/hbuat8amYPg

Dig Canned Heat at Woodstock 1969 https://youtu.be/3doBiU6nN0k

Dig Larry with Canned Heat “So Sad” https://youtu.be/I1LNmXoOTyU

Dig Larry with The Monkees “I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone” https://youtu.be/-mZ_YDzoKmE

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