Future Blues was the fifth studio album by the Canned Heat according to Wikipedia. I am not sure if this is 100% correct though. Vintage, which contains my favorite Canned Heat song Spoonful, was released same year and I can’t find confirmation of it’s official release date. If you have more information you are welcome to add it in the comments. So it might be the 6th. release – not counting the live album, Live At Topanga Corral, from same year. Future Blues was recorded at Village Recorders in Los Angeles, which is also the bands hometown. It is produced by Canned Heat and Skip Taylor.
Canned Heat played at both the Monterey and Woodstock festivals, which is said to add extra power to their musical carrier. Together with collaborating with John Lee Hooker same yea, backing up on his/their album Hooker ‘n Heat, released in 1971.
The genre is, as I probably mentioned before, not my favorite. But it’s a great album though, with lot’s of variations. I,m listening the last song on side one as writing, Let’s Work Together (written by Wilbert Harrison), great great classic song which they perform excellent. That said, there’s no way Future Blues hits the tag, “Complete Album” and I will not add Vintage later but leave it with being mentioned in this post.
Bob Hite – vocals
Alan Wilson – slide guitar, vocals, harmonica
Harvey Mandel – lead guitar
Larry Taylor – bass
Adolfo de la Parra – drums
Dr. John – piano, horns
Ernest Lane – piano