Joe Bear | Bear Country 2

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Bear Country 2

by Joe Bear

Joe's hysterical, angry & sad, raisin' hell with a Fogerty/Waylon/ZZ crazy sauce ridin' along side the best musicians in the country! And "don't try to take his gun!"
Genre: Country: Outlaw Country
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1. My Last Love
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2. Don't Try To Take My Gun
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3. Blue
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3:38 $0.99
4. Folsom Prison Blues
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2:51 $0.99
5. My Favorite Memory
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2:35 $0.99
6. I Ain't Drunk
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7. Suicide Clutchin'
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8. Sweet Tastin' Baby
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9. Down South
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Album Notes
Multi Grammy winners, in-their-own-time legends, and crazed, unsung singin' heroes ridin' high. These are the same outlaws who made Bear Country (1) the classic it is. As at home in the woods as they are with a downtown blues groove or a rock- hard back beat. All the while, revering the past of the greatest country artists of all time. West Texan, Johnny Lee Schell, whom you might recall from his days with Bonnie, Fogarty, the Blues Brothers, Taj, etc. etc. but you might NOT know is one helluva engineer. Kansas City, Mike Finnigan, yes he's touring right now with Joe Cocker, but you've heard him with Jimi, and Crosby Stills, Etta, and on and on. Frankie "Kash" Waddy, James Brown's drummer when it was all happenin'. George Clinton's funky drums too! And T-Bone Burnette's buddy, Dennis Kenmore, adding just the right touch on his takes.


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Joe's Slipping Upstream
Not being qualified as a musician, you’ll not read the language of that tribe. But as a dancer and a writer, I know how Joe Bear’s sound and language resonate in my body and mind (same thing).

The rhythms of his entire band are sure, grounded, and I wanna move right away. No matter which song, all participants of the band are One. Many regards to Joe for his choices of musicians who clearly support and complement the massive range of Joe’s vocal expression.

He’s got fables, moments of meaning and poignancy. And he’s put his raw humanity out there with these stories, enhanced as they are by their arrangements and performance.

So, song by song on Bear Country 2

His Last Love? Ha! O the endless stream of last loves. He’s not kiddin’ this is the last! Poor thing: caught in the plague of the male sex drive. They just love love love too too too much . . . if that’s what it is.

Don’t Try to Take My Gun? And then I think he’s kiddin’ me! But I put myself in his shoes and this is what came out: Once you get the feeling of that power of the gun, you become a master, invulnerable, worthy to be respected; and in Cowboy culture, it’s the primary gear. To try to take my gun is too personal an affront to my entire identity! (Almost like feds tellin’ women what to do with their bodies.) Don’t take away my choice. I’ll suffer my own karma.

Blue . . . with you to the end. (Now ya got the right to sing the blues with all that blue.)

Folsom Prison Blues is neatly choreographed on the entire album, to come after an apparent statement of just the opposite as Don’t Take My Gun. Uh oh . . . these are the consequences of the just-heard tough-guy talk.

He’s always telling stories. You can’t pin Joe Bear down. We can’t tell what is fact and what is fiction.

My Favorite Memory, love love love that’s grown in quality from the love of My Lost (Lust) Love. What’s real in life that truly imprints itself deeply on our mindstream is not easily erased . . . maybe never.

I Ain’t Drunk
Now we know he’s playing with us. Now we know he’s been there and back with more muscle to his head. He tells of the game he played, as easily concocted as a dry martini with a twist.

Suicide Clutchin’
Elvis, you’re back! Don’t do it! Just get out of LA!

Sweet Tastin’ Baby
His fun girl. Nice uncommitted relationship, mutual. She’s any man’s dream.

Down South
Only a southerner would get it, he seems to say. But yeh, this celebrates the quirkiness of its culture.