2B1 Records

2B1 Records

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2b1 began in 1995 but its roots are deep within the San Francisco Community via its promoter Boots Hughston. He began playing saxophone in the 60s/70s with many legendary bands, including Santana, It’s a Beautiful Day, Marty Balin (from the Jefferson Starship), Nick Gravenities Blues Band, John Cipollina (from Quick Silver), Van Morrison, Bobby Blue Bland, The Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils, Gregg Allman as well as his own bands Aum and Womb. Boots promoted his first show with Lue Williams and the “Stray Cat” at California Hall in San Francisco. The concert included Janis Joplin and Big Brother. Boots recalls “It was more of an experience then a money maker, I never got paid, just had fun putting up posters and hanging out”.


In the 70s/80s Boots Hughston and his brother Lance started the annual “North Beach Photographic Art Fair” They continued its promotion for 14 years. It was a free outdoor event drawing 30,000 people over three days, featured 21 bands and hundreds of crafts and photographers. This fair grew into the “North Beach Fair” which has become the premier outdoor event in San Francisco’s North Beach. Boots also served on the founding “Cinco De Mayo” festival committee as its production cordnator. Berkley’s “Greek Theater” with capacity of 8,000 was the festivals original home. Boots continued as production and stage manager for an additional 5 years. In the mid 70s he worked with the Legendary “Family Dog” and Chet Helms as production manager for the “Tribal Stomps” in Berkley and Monterey. Both huge events which marked the change of an era.

During this period Boots met fellow promoter Doug Green from Humbolt County who had a dream of making a venue in the mountains. So Boots with his production crew from the city met Doug and his friends in Humbolt. With chain saws, bulldozers, no money and lots of experience literally carved out of the mountain the venue known as “Reggae on the River”, French's Camp. Boots continued on with “Reggae on the River” as it’s production manager/stage manager for 14 years until promoting a Benefit, “The Tribute to Chet Helms”. The show was a huge success raising over $70,000 (all funds were donated to Chet Helms) and gained national attention. Boots Hughston is credited with single handedly awakening the legendary “Family Dog” a production company that helped to start the 60s movement. Boots thought was to bring back the ideals of the 60s. Breath life and spirituality into our morals, bring back creativity in the music, and above all to fight the strangle hold BGP (SFX and Clear Channel) has on the music world.

In October 1995 with blessings from Chet Helms (the original promoter of the Family Dog) opened their doors at Maritime Hall as “The Family Dog/Image of the Dog”. Boots Hughston and his sons Dusty and Boot as production and stage manager made ready for their date with destiny. The 3,000+ capacity, three floor venue had chosen a formidable adversary; no venue had survived longer than a year or two against BGP. Even the original Avalon ballroom from the 60s only lasted a couple years. In the 30 years since then no venue large enough to compete has survived. BGP (Clear Channel) controls it all, the booking agents, venues, bands, ticketing, newspapers, magazines all owed something to BGP (Clear Channel), people feared their wrath. Industry professionals, took bets on how long Maritime would last. The San Francisco music scene was suffering from stagnation and only the bands controlled by BGP (Clear Channel) were booked.

“Maritime Hall Productions” not only survived but also grew. Now 2b1 Productions had expanded into 3 cities and 5 venues. At their height they employed over 80 people in San Francisco. The San Francisco venue produced 721 concerts with 2,211 separate performances over a 6 year period. The Venue, “Palookaville” in Santa Cruz promoted over 607 shows with 1112 separate performances over a 4-year period. This is a testament to the will and persistence of Boots Hughston and his sons, Boot and Dusty. As well as production staff: Keith Oliver, Tracy Rolluf, Josh Porter, Brent Heckerman, Bonz and Mike Horn (Palookaville).
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2009 BOAC Modern Originalus(CD, Album) 2B1 Records 2009 US 1998 Sell This Version
2009-4 BOAC Modern Originalus(Cass, Album) 2B1 Records 2009-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
2033 Gregory Isaacs It Go Now(CD, Album) 2B1 Records, 2B1 Records 2033 US 2002 Sell This Version
2055 Red Rose* Good Friends Better Than Pocket Money(CD) 2B1 Records 2055 US Unknown Sell This Version
BOAC-1 BOAC 19 Ninety Now Theme Transmission(12") 2B1 Records BOAC-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
BURN 5002 BOAC Modern Originalus(CD, Album, RE) 2B1 Records BURN 5002 US 1999 Sell This Version
MHP 2001 Lee "Scratch" Perry* Lee "Scratch" Perry Live At Maritime Hall (Album) MHP 2001 US 1997 Sell This Version
MHP 2003 Gregory Isaacs Live At Maritime Hall(CD, Album) 2B1 Records MHP 2003 US 1998 Sell This Version
MHP 2007 Frankie Paul Live At Maritime Hall(CD, Album) 2B1 Records, Artists Only! Records MHP 2007 US 1999 Sell This Version
MHP 2009 The "Legendary" Wailers* Live At Maritime Hall(CD, Album) 2B1 Records MHP 2009 US 1999 Sell This Version
MHP 2013 Gregory Isaacs & Son* Gregory Isaacs & Son* - Father & Son(CD, Album) 2b1 Records MHP 2013 US 2000 Sell This Version
MHP 2015 Dub Syndicate Live At The Maritime Hall(CD, Album) 2B1 Records, 2B1 Records MHP 2015 US 2000 Sell This Version
MHP 2021 Michael Rose Live At Maritime Hall San Francisco(CD, Album) 2B1 Records MHP 2021 US 2001 Sell This Version
MHP 2025 Soul Brains A Bad Brains Reunion - Live At Maritime Hall SF(CD, Album) 2B1 Records MHP 2025 US 2001 Sell This Version
MHP 2027 Twinkle Brothers Live At Maritime Hall SF(CD, Album) 2B1 Records MHP 2027 US 2001 Sell This Version
MHP 2029 The Earthlings Dues Paid - Live Album(CD, Album) 2B1 Records MHP 2029 US 2001 Sell This Version
MPH 2005 Yellowman Live At Maritime Hall(CD, Album) 2B1 Records MPH 2005 US 1998 Sell This Version
MPH 2011 The Congos Live At Maritime Hall(CD, Album) 2B1 Records, 2B1 Records MPH 2011 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Mystik Journeymen Living Legends(CD, Album) 2B1 Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
TBO 2003-5 Gregory Isaacs Live In San Francisco(DVD) 2B1 Records TBO 2003-5 US 2003 Sell This Version
TBO 2051 Don Carlos (2) Live in San Francisco(DVD) 2B1 Records TBO 2051 US 2003 Sell This Version
TBO 2051-2 Don Carlos (2) Live in San Francisco(CD, Comp + DVD, Comp) 2B1 Records TBO 2051-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
TBO 2067-5 Luciano (2) with FireHouse Crew Luciano (2) with FireHouse Crew - Live In San Francisco(DVD) 2B1 Records TBO 2067-5 US Unknown Sell This Version
TBO 2069-5 Lady Saw Live In San Francisco(DVD) 2B1 Records TBO 2069-5 US Unknown Sell This Version
TBO 2073 Lee Perry Live In San Francisco(DVD + CD) 2b1 records TBO 2073 UK 2006 Sell This Version
TBO 2077 Elephant Man Direct From Jamaica(DVD-V) 2B1 Records TBO 2077 US Unknown Sell This Version
TBO 2085 The Wailing Souls* Classic Jamaican Flava (Album) TBO 2085 US 2006 Sell This Version
TBO2105 Yellowman Live In San Francisco(DVD-V + CD, Album) 2B1 Records TBO2105 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TBO 2167-2 Luciano (2) with FireHouse Crew Luciano (2) with FireHouse Crew - Live In San Francisco(DVD + CD) 2B1 Records TBO 2167-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
TBO 2179 Mr. Lexxus* Statistics(CD, Album) 2B1 Records, 2B1 Records TBO 2179 US Unknown Sell This Version
TBO 2181-2 Top.R The Marathon Of Shame (Album) TBO 2181-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
TBO2201-2 Kool Keith Featuring Kutmaster Kurt*, Motion Man Kool Keith Featuring Kutmaster Kurt*, Motion Man - Ultra-Octa-Doom(CD + DVD) 2B1 Records TBO2201-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
TBO2203 Living Legends Broke Ass Summer Jam 06(DVD + CD) 2B1 Records TBO2203 US 2007 Sell This Version
TBO 2207 Junior Reid Live In Berkeley, CA(HD DVD + CD) 2B1 Records TBO 2207 US 2006 Sell This Version
TBO 2217-2 Various A Chet Helms Tribal Stomp(2xCD, Comp) 2B1 Records TBO 2217-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
TBO 2219 D.O.A. (2) Live In San Francisco(DVD, NTSC + CD, Album) 2B1 Records TBO 2219 USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
TBO 2223-2 Lutan Fyah Live In San Francisco(CD, Album + DVD) 2B1 Records TBO 2223-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
TBO 2227-2 Lutan Fyah Africa(2xCD, Album) 2B1 Records TBO 2227-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
TBO 2235-2 Chuck Fenda* Live In San Francisco(CD, Album + DVD) 2B1 Records TBO 2235-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
TBU 2005 Yellowman Live In San Francisco(DVD) 2B1 Records TBU 2005 US Unknown Sell This Version
TBU 2035 Capleton / Sizzla / Luciano (2) / Anthony B Capleton / Sizzla / Luciano (2) / Anthony B - Four The Hardway(CD, Comp) 2B1 Records TBU 2035 US 2002 Sell This Version
TBU 2041 King Tubby The Originator(CD, Comp) 2B1 Records TBU 2041 US 2002 Sell This Version
TBU 2045 Various Dimensions(CD, Comp) 2B1 Records TBU 2045 US Unknown Sell This Version
TBU 2047 Sizzla Up In Fire(CD, Album) 2B1 Records TBU 2047 US 2002 Sell This Version
TBU 2049 King Tubby Dub Conference(CD, Comp) 2B1 Records TBU 2049 US 2002 Sell This Version
TBU 2053 Horace Andy Best Of(CD, Comp) 2B1 Records TBU 2053 US Unknown Sell This Version
TBU 2057 Ras Michael Merry Peasant(CD, Album) 2B1 Records TBU 2057 US Unknown Sell This Version
TBU 2059 The Gladiators Live In San Francisco(CD, Album) 2B1 Records TBU 2059 US 2003 Sell This Version
TBU 2061 Anthony B Judgement Time(CD, Album) 2B1 Records TBU 2061 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TBU 2161 Anthony B Judgement Time(CD, Album) 2B1 Records, 2B1 Records TBU 2161 US Unknown Sell This Version
TBU 2175-2 Capleton Live In S.F.(CD, Album + DVD) 2B1 Records TBU 2175-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
TBU 2183-2 Barrington Levy Wanted(DVD, NTSC + CD) 2B1 Records TBU 2183-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
TBU 2199-2 U.S. Bombs Explosion(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V) 2B1 Records TBU 2199-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
TBU 5006 Top.R Burning The Candle At Both Ends(CD) 2b1 Records TBU 5006 US 2003 Sell This Version
TOPR-1 Top.R Walking Contradiction / Bar Crawl(12") 2B1 Records TOPR-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
TWO 2033 Gregory Isaacs It Go Now(CD, Album) 2B1 Records TWO 2033 US 2002 Sell This Version