02. Canada Lumberyard (3:45)
- Bo Hansson / organ
- Janne Carlsson / drums
In 1966, Swedish keyboardist BO HANSSON, known especially for his album based on JRR Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", formed a partnership with drummer JANNE KARLSSON. The latter had been introduced to HANSSON by his former Merrymen bandmate Bill Öhrström, who had become an A&R man and producer at Polydor Sweden. The two musicians immediately hit it off, and were signed by Polydor.
HANSSON & KARLSSON released three albums of uptempo, Hammond organ-based music between 1967 and 1969. They became immensely popular in their home country and Europe, and even reached the ear of JIMI HENDRIX, who took time out from his 1967 tour to jam with the duo at the Klub Filips in Stockholm. Hendrix went on to record the HANSSON song, "Tax Free". The end came in 1969, when KARLSSON became a successful comedian and TV host, and HANSSON decided to break up the partnership and embark on his solo career.