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McCarty-Hite Project


McCarty-Hite Project - Weekend in Memphis - 2001 - Inside Sounds

When Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jim McCarty was asked to come to Memphis for a spontaneous recording session with some Memphis bluesmen, he enthusiastically accepted the invitation. Nearly 30 years earlier, he and his bandmates, the Yardbirds, had come to Memphis to record at Sun Studio. Now, with former Canned Heat bassist Richard Hite at the helm as producer, the session for Weekend in Memphis went very well - over an hour's worth of material was recorded in less than 3 days - the climate of the session was open and creative while elements of blues, rock, and jazz exploded into the air and were captured on tape. The best of these tracks were selected for Weekend in Memphis. While the core studio players (Richard Hite on bass, Jim McCarty on drums and percussion, Danny Lancaster on vocals and guitar, and Robert Tooms on piano) provide the heart and soul, guests artists include Billy Gibson on harmonica, Blind Mississippi Morris on harmonica and vocals, Sandy Carroll on vocals, and Brad Webb on electric and slide guitar. From the catchy sing-along track "Memphis Town" to Danny Lancaster's haunting and emotional rendition of the blues classic "So Many Roads, So Many Trains," Weekend in Memphis encompasses a broad spectrum of blues that is convincing and a must have for any serious fan of blues or rock. 1996 - 2010 CD Universe; Portions copyright 1948 - 2010 Muze Inc.
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A great variety of blues, rock and jazz tunes from Bukka White's "Shake 'Em On Down" to the Yardbirds' "Over Under Sideways Down" and great originals like "Zulu Stomp" and "Memphis Town". Listen to the group's "A Yardbird in Memphis" album, and Canned Heat's great "One More River to Cross" album with the late Richard Hite on bass, rhythm guitar and vocals


Shake 'Em On Down - Booker T. Washington White aka Bukka White
Keep It to Yourself - Sonny Boy Williamson
Lonesome - Peter Chapman
Memphis Town - Richard Hite
Going To The Country - Richard Hite, Jim McCarty
So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Otis Rush
Over, Under, Sideways, Down - Jeff Beck, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf
Zulu Stomp - Richard Hite, Danny Lancaster, Jim McCarty
My Home Ain't Here - Lester Jerome Williams
Somebody Loses, Somebody Wins - Richard Hite, Jim McCarty
Second Hand Store - Morris Cummings


Richard Hite - Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Vocals
Brad Webb - Guitar
Robert "Nighthawk" Tooms - Piano
Jim McCarty - Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Hannah Burdine - Percussion, Vocals (bckgr)
Sandy Carroll - Percussion, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
Eddie Dattel - Percussion, Vocals (bckgr)
Keith Soltys - Trumpet
Billy Gibson - Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals (bckgr)
Blind Mississippi Morris - Harmonica, Vocals
Mississippi Fred McDowell, Bukka White - Inspiration


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Rebecca Davis said...

Thanks for featuring this album. Richard Hite was a good friend to me, and a stellar musicologist. Best remembered as little brother to Bob Hite of Canned Heat, he also played bass in the band as well as in various other blues capacities. What a wealth of knowledge he was, and what a shame he's gone. Thanks for remembering his work.

A.O.O.F.C said...

No probs, Rebecca. Thanks...P