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!
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 part ONE 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 BOB about 78's 0'35