Hallelujah (album)

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Hallelujah
Hallelujah - Canned Heat.jpg
Studio album by Canned Heat
Released July 8, 1969
Recorded May 1969 at I.D. Sound Recorders Hollywood, CA
Genre Blues
Length 38:04
Label Liberty
Producer Skip Taylor
Canned Heat chronology
Living the Blues
(1968)
Hallelujah
(1969)
Future Blues
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [2]

Hallelujah is the fourth album by Canned Heat, released in 1969. It was re-released on CD in 2001 by MAM productions with four bonus tracks. It was the last album to feature classic lineup mark 1, as Vestine left the band prior to Future Blues.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Same All Over" (Canned Heat) – 2:51
    • Bob Hite - lead vocals
    • Alan Wilson - guitar
    • Henry Vestine - guitar
    • Larry Taylor - bass
    • Fito De la Parra - drums
    • Elliot Ingber - backing vocals
    • Javier Batise- backing vocals
    • Skip Diamond - backing vocals
    • Ernest Lane - organ, piano
  2. "Change My Ways" (Alan Wilson) – 2:47
    • Alan Wilson - lead vocals, whistling, guitar
    • Henry Vestine - guitar
    • Larry Taylor - bass
    • Fito De la Parra - drums
  3. "Canned Heat" (Robert Hite, Jr. – actually by Tommy Johnson) – 4:22
    • Bob Hite - lead vocals
    • Alan Wilson - guitar
    • Henry Vestine - guitar
    • Larry Taylor - bass
    • Fito De la Parra - drums
  4. "Sic 'em Pigs" (Robert Hite, Jr.; Booker T. White) – 2:41
    • Bob Hite - lead vocals
    • Alan Wilson - guitar
    • Henry Vestine - guitar
    • Larry Taylor - bass, backing vocals
    • Fito De la Parra - drums
  5. "I'm Her Man" (A. Leigh – actually by Bob Hite[3]) – 2:55
    • Bob Hite - lead vocals
    • Alan Wilson - guitar, harmonica
    • Henry Vestine - guitar
    • Larry Taylor - bass
    • Fito De la Parra - drums
    • Mark Naftalin - organ, piano
  6. "Time Was" (Alan Wilson) – 3:21
    • Alan Wilson - guitar, lead vocals
    • Henry Vestine - guitar
    • Larry Taylor - bass
    • Fito De la Parra - drums

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Do Not Enter" (Alan Wilson) – 2:50
    • Alan Wilson - guitar, lead vocals, harmonica
    • Larry Taylor - bass
    • Fito De la Parra - drums
  2. "Big Fat (The Fat Man)" (Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino; adapted by Robert Hite, Jr.) – 1:57
    • Bob Hite - lead vocals, harmonica
    • Alan Wilson - guitar
    • Henry Vestine - guitar
    • Larry Taylor - bass
    • Fito De la Parra - drums
  3. "Huautla" (V. Wolf – actually by Fito de la Parra[4]) – 3:33
    • Alan Wilson - harmonica
    • Henry Vestine - guitar
    • Larry Taylor - bass
    • Fito De la Parra - drums
    • Mike Pacheco - bongos, congas
  4. "Get Off My Back" (Alan Wilson) – 5:10
    • Alan Wilson - guitar, lead vocals
    • Henry Vestine - guitar
    • Larry Taylor - bass
    • Fito De la Parra - drums
  5. "Down in the Gutter, But Free" (Canned Heat) – 5:37
    • Bob Hite - lead vocals
    • Alan Wilson - harmonica
    • Henry Vestine - bass
    • Larry Taylor - guitar
    • Fito De la Parra - drums
    • Skip Diamond - backing vocals
    • Elliot Ingber - backing vocals
    • Mark Naftalin - organ, piano

Bonus tracks from 2001 CD release[edit]

  1. "Time Was" – Single Version (Wilson) – 2:34
  2. "Low Down" (Canned Heat) – 2:30
  3. "Poor Moon" (Wilson) – 2:43
  4. "Sic 'em Pigs" – Single Version (Hite, White) – 1:54

Personnel[edit]

[5]

Canned Heat
Additional Personnel
  • Ernest Lane – piano (on track 1)
  • Mark Naftalin – organ, piano (on tracks 5, 11)
  • Javier Batiz – group vocals (on track 1)
  • Skip Diamond – group vocals (on tracks 1, 11)
  • Elliot Ingber – group vocals (on tracks 1, 11)
  • Mike Pacheco – bongos and congas (on track 9)
Production
  • Produced by Skip Taylor and Canned Heat
  • Engineered by Richard Joseph Moore
  • Recorded at I. D. Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California
    January, February, March, April, and May, 1969

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Hansen, Barret (23 August 1969). "Records". Rolling Stone. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. (40): 37. Retrieved 13 November 1969.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Fito de la Parra, Living The Blues.(2000)
  4. ^ Fito de la Parra, Living The Blues.(2000)
  5. ^ LP Liberty LST-7618
  • Fito De La Parra, Living The Blues. Canned Heat's story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival (2000) ISBN 0-9676449-0-9