Future Blues [Bonus Tracks]

Future Blues [Bonus Tracks]

by Canned Heat
     
 

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The final Canned Heat album to feature co-founder Alan Wilson, Future Blues was also one of their best, surprisingly restrained as a studio creation by the band, with the whole thing clocking in at under 36 minutes, as long as some single jams on their live discs. It was also one

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The final Canned Heat album to feature co-founder Alan Wilson, Future Blues was also one of their best, surprisingly restrained as a studio creation by the band, with the whole thing clocking in at under 36 minutes, as long as some single jams on their live discs. It was also one of their most stylistically diverse efforts. Most of what's here is very concise and accessible, even the one group-composed jam -- Alan Wilson's "Shake It and Break It" and his prophetically titled "My Time Ain't Long" (he would be dead the year this record was issued), which also sounds a lot like a follow-up to "Going Up the Country" until its final, very heavy and up-close guitar coda. Other songs are a little self-consciously heavy, especially their version of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's "That's All Right, Mama." Dr. John appears playing piano on the dark, ominous "London Blues," and arranges the horns on "Skat," which tries for a completely different kind of sound -- late-'40s style jump blues -- than that for which the group was usually known. And the band also turns in a powerhouse heavy guitar version of Wilbert Harrison's "Let's Work Together." The Beat Goes On reissue is very clean and extremely loud. [The 2000 reissue includes the bonus tracks "Let's Work Together," "Skat," "Wooly Bully," "Christmas Blues," and the "Chipmunk Song."]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2002
Label:
Repertoire
UPC:
4009910488928
catalogNumber:
4889
Rank:
25645

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Canned Heat   Primary Artist
Dr. John   Piano
Harvey Mandel   Guitar
Bob Hite   Vocals,Group Member
Ernest Lane   Piano
Alan Wilson   Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Canned Heat   Producer
Dr. John   Horn Arrangements
Harvey Mandel   Composer
Wilbert Harrison   Composer
Henry Vestine   Composer
Ross Bagdasarian   Composer
Frank Cook   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Bob Hite   Composer
Domingo "Sam" Samudio   Composer
Eddie Shuler   Composer
Skip Taylor   Composer,Producer
Adolfo de la Parra   Composer
Tommy Oliver   Engineer
Alan Wilson   Composer,Liner Notes
Samuel Taylor   Composer
Chris Welch   Liner Notes

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