Historical Figures and Ancient Heads

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All Music Guide - James Chrispell
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Chrispell
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/2001
  • Label: Repertoire
  • EAN: 4009910489024
  • Catalog Number: 4890
  • Sales rank: 136,111

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Canned Heat Primary Artist
Little Richard Piano, Vocals
Harvey Mandel Guitar
Charles Lloyd Flute
Henry Vestine Guitar
Antonio Barrada Bass
Kevin Burton Organ
Ray Bushbaum Piano
Joel Scott Hill Guitar, Vocals
Bob Hite Vocals
Ernest Lane Piano, Keyboards
Clifford Solomon Saxophone
Adolfo de la Parra Piano, Drums
Technical Credits
Little Richard Arranger
Arnie Acosta Mastering
Baker Bigsby Engineer
Adolfo de la Parra Arranger
Miles Grayson Horn Arrangements
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