Future Blues (Canned Heat album)

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Future Blues
Cover of the original 1970 LP
Studio album by Canned Heat
Released August 3, 1970
Recorded 1970 at Village Recorders in Los Angeles, CA
Genre Blues-rock
Length 35:25
Label Liberty
Producer Skip Taylor, Canned Heat
Canned Heat chronology
Hallelujah
(1969)
Future Blues
(1970)
Vintage
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau A[1]

Future Blues is the fifth album by Canned Heat, released in 1970. It was the last to feature the band's classic lineup, as Larry Taylor and Harvey Mandel departed soon after its release and songwriter Alan Wilson died later that year. It was also the only classic-era Canned Heat album to feature Mandel, as Henry Vestine had been the lead guitarist on the previous albums. Their cover of "Let's Work Together" by Wilbert Harrison became a hit. "London Blues" features Dr. John. It was re-released on CD in 2002 by MAM productions with five bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Sugar Bee" (Eddie Shuler) – 2:39
  2. "Shake It and Break It" (Charley Patton)– 2:35
  3. "That's All Right (Mama)" (Arthur Crudup) – 4:19
  4. "My Time Ain't Long" (Wilson) – 3:49
  5. "Skat" (Wilson) – 2:44
  6. "Let's Work Together" (Wilbert Harrison) – 2:53

Side Two[edit]

  1. "London Blues" (Wilson) – 5:31
  2. "So Sad (The World's in a Tangle)" (Canned Heat) – 7:57
  3. "Future Blues" (Canned Heat) – 2:58

Bonus tracks from Repertoire 2000 CD release REP 4889[edit]

  1. "Let's Work Together" Single Mono Version (Harrison) - 2:46
  2. "Skat" Single Mono Version (Wilson) - 2:39
  3. "Wooly Bully" (Samudio) - 2:30
  4. "Christmas Blues" Canned Heat and The Chipmunks (Cook, Taylor, Vestine, WIlson, Hite Jr.) - 2:31
  5. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" Canned Heat and The Chipmunks (Bagdasarian) - 2:45

Personnel[edit]

Canned Heat
Additional Personnel
  • Dr. John - piano, horn arrangements (tracks 5 & 7)
  • Ernest Lane - Piano (track 9)
Production
  • Tommy Oliver - Engineer
  • Skip Taylor - Producer
  • Canned Heat - Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1970). "Consumer Guide (16)". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 5, 2013.