Historical Figures and Ancient Heads
|Title||Historical Figures and Ancient Heads|
|Genre||Rock > Rock > Blues Rock|
The first album not to feature original Alan Wilson who had died a year before.
Historical Figures, New Age Historical Figures and Ancient Heads is the eighth album by Canned Heat, released in 1971. It was the first album not to feature original member and songwriter Alan Wilson who had died the previous year. Featuring new guitarman Joel Scott Hill and Little Richard on “Rockin’ WIth The King”. The record also includes Tony de la Barreda on bass, who left with Hill after this album and subsequent tour.Adding Joel Scott Hill to the band, Canned Heat was infused with a bit of much-needed new blood. While nothing here found favor with AM radio, FM saw fit to include such cuts as "Cherokee Dance," "Utah," and the Heat's collaboration with Little Richard, "Rockin' with the King." Full of the usual boogie, Historical Figures and Ancient Heads still comes off as a rather pale reminder of just how bluesy this band once was. New blood or not, this disc didn't do much in the way of revitalizing Canned Heat's faltering career -- they appear to have become old before their time.PersonnelCanned Heat:Bob Hite - vocals, Henry Vestine - lead guitar, Joel Scott Hill - rhythm guitar, vocals (on tracks 1 & 7), lead guitar (on track 2), Adolfo de la Parra - drums, piano (on track 5), Antonio de la Barreda - bassAdditional personnel:Little Richard - piano and vocals (on track 3)Clifford Solomon - saxophone (on track 3)Charles Lloyd - flute (on track 4)Harvey Mandel - lead guitar (on track 7)Ernest Lane - piano (on track 1)Kevin Burton - organ (on track 4)Ray Bushbaum - piano (on track 7)