With 65 official album releases as of , sorting through such a huge catalogue to come up with a cross-section of material that best represents a five decade career no easy task. Thanks to John's help, here is what we came up with. Listen right here by clicking the play buttons on the videos below or head to Spotify to add the playlist to your collection. From Blues for the Lost Days
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Rob Sheffield tributes Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green and breaks down why the band's co-founder and mystery man is a lost guitar genius. Green was on top of the world; a year-old rock star leading the London band he founded, Fleetwood Mac. So much sadness in his fingers; so much tender fury. He never lets his voice or guitar rise above a whisper, but you can hear the hellhounds on his trail. He takes the song from U. But at his peak, he suddenly turned his back on music and vanished.
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Daniel David Kirwan 13 May — 8 June was a British musician whose greatest success came with his role as guitarist, singer and songwriter with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac between and He released three albums as a solo artist from to , recorded albums with Otis Spann , Chris Youlden , and Tramp , and worked with his former Fleetwood Mac colleagues Jeremy Spencer and Christine McVie on some of their solo projects. Kirwan's mother was a singer  and he grew up listening to the music of jazz musicians such as Eddie Lang , Joe Venuti and Django Reinhardt and s—40s groups such as the Ink Spots. Kirwan is said to have persuaded Fleetwood Mac's producer Mike Vernon to watch Boilerhouse rehearse in a South London basement boiler-room, after which Vernon informed Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green of his discovery.
Canned Heat is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles in The group has been noted for its interpretations of blues material and for its efforts to promote interest in this type of music and its original artists. It was launched by two blues enthusiasts Alan Wilson and Bob Hite , who took the name from Tommy Johnson 's "Canned Heat Blues", a song about an alcoholic who had desperately turned to drinking Sterno , generically called "canned heat", from the original product name Sterno Canned Heat,  After appearances at the Monterey and Woodstock festivals at the end of the s, the band acquired worldwide fame with a lineup consisting of Hite vocals , Wilson guitar, harmonica and vocals , Henry Vestine and later Harvey Mandel lead guitar , Larry Taylor bass , and Adolfo de la Parra drums. The music and attitude of Canned Heat attracted a large following and established the band as one of the popular acts of the hippie era. Canned Heat appeared at most major musical events at the end of the s, performing blues standards along with their own material and occasionally indulging in lengthy 'psychedelic' solos.