Historical Figures and Ancient Heads

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Historical Figures and Ancient Heads
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Studio album by Canned Heat
Released December 14, 1971
Recorded 1971 at Village Recorder in Los Angeles, CA
Genre Blues
Label United Artists
Producer Skip Taylor, Jim Taylor
Canned Heat chronology
Live at Topanga Corral
(1971)
Historical Figures and Ancient Heads
(1971)
The New Age
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sneakin' Around" (Jessie Mae Robinson) – 4:53
  2. "Hill's Stomp" (Joel Scott Hill) – 3:03
  3. "Rockin' With the King" (Skip Taylor, Richard Wayne Penniman) – 3:17
  4. "I Don't Care What You Tell Me" (Charles Lloyd) – 3:58
  5. "Long Way from L.A." (Jud Baker) – 3:05
  6. "Cherokee Dance" (Robert Landers) – 4:25
  7. "That's All Right" (Jimmy Rogers) – 5:30
  8. "Utah" (Canned Heat) – 8:25

Personnel[edit]

Canned 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 – bass
Additional 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)
Production
  • Produced by Skip & Jim Taylor

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