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Papa Bears Medicine Show - ST

Format: LP
Label: One Shot 1001
Year: 1970
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia, 🇨🇦
Genre: psych, rock, blues
Value of Original Title: $2,500.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1970's, $1000 Record Club, Top 50 Collector Albums, Rarest Canadian Music, Psych, Primitive Cover Artwork, My Best Canadian Music Tracks by johnkatsmc5, British Columbia


Side 1

Track Name
One of Those Days
Wait and See
Golden Girl
Taking My Time

Side 2

Track Name
Wait and See
Soul Kitchen



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Papa Bears Medicine Show label side 1

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The Papa Bears Medicine Show were a Vancouver, British Columbia band that got their name shortly after Papa Bear Craig Wood yelled down to his room-mates "Who's been sleeping in my bed?".

This album was Vancouver's first bootleg LP recording, released in 1970 on One Shot. Upon discovery of the bootleg, the albums were pulled from local record store shelves and were sold privately for $6 each. They now fetch around USD$1500.00 to $2500.00, depending on their condition. It's a tough album to find in decent shape.

The tracks were assembled by Michael Willmore and 99 hand-numbered copies of the album were pressed at Rada Records in Vancouver.

The primitive front and back paste-on silk-screen design was by Rob Goldie. OMTW-1001A is etched into the dead wax on side a, OMETW-1001B is etched into the deadwax on side b.

The band also released 2 singles, on Aragon and 6th Avenue featuring different tracks (except 'Golden Girl').

A CD compilation of different tracks was also assembled and released by Michael Willmore and Rieuwert Buitenga (The Nightstalkers, The Worst) on One Shot 002 in 2003. The album was also bootlegged on the Five Little Indians label out of Germany. Even that album has sold for as much as $165.

Vic Stewart: vocals, tambourine
Kat Hendrikse (Vancouver Playboys): drums
John Murray (John Lyle, The Poppy Family): lead guitar
Craig "Papa Bear" Wood: vocals, guitar, banjo
Lee Taylor: bass, background vocals
-Robert Williston


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