Bear Traces / Nuggets from Bob's Barn (Bob Hite Vaults Volume 2)

compiled by Dr Boogie (vol#6)

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CD digipack 6 pages available
the content of this CD gonna be soon entirely available on two separate LPs:
LP1 available / 500 copies limited edition
LP2 available / 500 copies limited edition

These rare pieces are taken from Bob Hite's fabulous collection of 78rpm records. A historical collection that helped, in its own way, save from oblivion the rural bluesmen who have dropped out of the scene decades ago and made possible their reintegration to history. Everyone is now entitled to hear this chunk of the treasure.

Although it stems from the same artistic process as Volume One in the 'Doctor Boogie presents' series, this is not Volume Two of a series devoted to Bob Hite. The process WAS different in that here I focused on much more
obscure tracks taken from the very small portion of what remains of the collection of 78rpms owned by the late and legendary Bob Hite. The collection of this boogie music ogre reached 20,000 78rpms in 1968. However, toward the end of his life, Hite was forced to sell chunks of his treasure to pay off debts, and the leftovers were literally pillaged after his death.Canned Heat's drummer Fito de la Para managed to salvage a tiny slice of this collection. The first compilation album devoted to Bob Hite's records focused on a handful of Blues giants, including six titles from Elmore James' repertoire. Here, since there will be no sequel, I decided to pack as much music as I could on a single CD. I didn't want to alter the dynamics of these fabulous 78rpms, so I opted for only a very light mastering, keeping the inevitable audio defects, artifacts and surface noise occasionally heard on the tracks that were more damaged.

Bob 'The Bear' Hite was a crucial part of the West Coast Blues revival of the late 60's. Along with fellow musicologist Alan 'Blind Owl' Wilson, he helped formed the first incarnation of the legendary Canned Heat as a jug band. Their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and the 1969 Woodstock Festival put them on the map as true bluesmen seeking to revitalize an art form. Hite toured nonstop with Canned Heat and performed as the group's barrel-housing lead singer until his death of a heart attack on April 5, 1981. He helped revitalize the careers of John Lee Hooker, Sunnyland Slim and Albert Collins, and produced the now legendary Hooker and Heat double album in 1971. Hite is most remembered for his endless on-stage boogie jams. Enjoy this burning selection and most of all... DON'T FORGET TO BOOGIE!

FEATURES

LENNY DEE
JOE LIGGINS & the Honeydrippers
RED PRYSOCK
PAUL GAYTEN
GEORGE JACKSON
THE CHUCK MILLER TRIO
DANNY OVERBEA & his Combo
PRESTON LOVE
LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS
NAPPY BROWN
CHRIS COLUMBO & his Swingin Gentlemen
JIMMY FORREST
JOHNNIE 'the gash' GRAY
THE DIAMONDS
WILLARD McDANIEL
KID KING'S COMBO
MIKE GORDON & the El Tempos
H BOMB FERGUSON
RUFUS GORE
HUEY PIANO SMITH
WAYMON BROWN
PROFESSOR ALEX BRADFORD
BIRD COLLINS
PAUL WILLIAMS & the Hucklebuckers
MUVVA 'guitar' HUBBARD
FRANKIE LEE SIMS
WYNONIE HARRIS
JULIAN DASH SEPTET
RALPH WILSON QUINTET
TAPS MILLER
THE RAVENS
BOB HITE

TRACK LISTING CD / 2 x LP / 32 TRACKS

01 LENNY DEE PLANTATION BOOGIE 2'55
02 JOE LIGGINS & the Honeydrippers DRIPPER'S BOOGIE 2'25
03 RED PRYSOCK CHOP SUEY 1'55
04 PAUL GAYTEN DRIVIN'HOME part ONE 2'58
05 GEORGE JACKSON HOLD ME 2'41
06 THE CHUCK MILLER TRIO HOPAHULA BOOGIE 2'03
07 DANNY OVERBEA & his Combo TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN 3'02
08 PRESTON LOVE ALI BABA's BOOGIES 2'21
09 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS MOVE ON OUT BOOGIE 2'11
10 NAPPY BROWN LOVE BABY 2'40
11 CHRIS COLUMBO & his Swingin Gentlemen OH YEAH 2'33
12 JIMMY FORREST HEY Mrs JONES 2'48
13 JOHNNIE 'the gash' GRAY TEQUILA 2'04
14 THE DIAMONDS KA DING DONG 1'54
15 WILLARD McDANIEL BABY BE GOOD 2'12
16 KID KING'S COMBO MAMBINO 2'45
17 MIKE GORDON WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT 2'31
18 H BOMB FERGUSON BOOKIE'S BLUES 2'18
19 RUFUS GORE BIG ENDS 2'14
20 HUEY PIANO SMITH WE LIKE MAMBO 2'18
21 WAYMON BROWN BAREFOOT SUSIE 2'15
22 PROFESSOR ALEX BRADFORD WHAT DID JOHN DO? 2'09
23 BIRD COLLINS ALL I WANNA DO 2'28
24 PAUL WILLIAMS & the Hucklebuckers SINNER'S HOP 2'43
25 MUVVA 'guitar' HUBBARD CONGO MOMBO 2'27
26 FRANKIE LEE SIMS DON'T TAKE IT OUT ON ME 2'45
27 WYNONIE HARRIS GREYHOUND 2'43
28 JULIAN DASH SEPTET DASHIN'IN 2'33
29 RALPH WILSON QUINTET ROY'S BOOGIE 2'55
30 TAPS MILLER MANNEKE PIS BOOGIE 2'28
31 THE RAVENS ROOSTER 2'42
32 BOB HITE about 78's 0'35

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