Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson sang Going Up The Country, not Bob "the Bear" Hite. They're both gone now, but Bob outlasted Al. I just listened to Goin' Up The Country for the first time in several years last week, and I was so impressed as to what a great performance it was on so many levels.
Sorry to disagree, but that song is one of the better things that ever came out of that period, IMNSHO.
Just my 2 oz.,