Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodBlessTinyTim, Mar 3, 2015.
Jack Clement had a big hit in Australia in the 1960's With My Voice Keeps Changing on Me
never on CD
In many ways, it's possible for Bear Family to cover more ground by releasing multiple 1CD comps of a particular artist. Manufacturing costs are much lower for a 1CD as opposed to a multi-disc box set. Not to mention, 1CD titles consume less storage space. The severe lack of recent new 1CD titles released by BF is extremely disheartening.
And his recordings for MONUMENT records.
Per the article below, "....that isn't included on Battleground Korea but that he would like to make part of a follow-up compilation of songs from the immediate post-war wake....I'm hoping if the reception is good for (Battleground Korea) we can put together a good one or two CDs of music that reveal even more about the Korean War"
'Battleground Korea' Shines A Light on Music Inspired by America's 'Forgotten War'
Although I'm not personally a fan of David Allan Coe, the second wife was and she had most of those 1CD twofers released by Bear Family. As I recall, they were standard jewel case titles (much like the excellent Marty Robbins, Ed Bruce and Tom T. Hall 1CD discs) and those DAC titles were organized very well in terms of content. In some ways, it's better than having a comprehensive box set because the buyer can pick and choose the CDs they want to buy based on a particular album or song and without having to buy an entire box set.
If only BF could repeat that pattern of 1CD releases with another artist. Which artist would you like to see be given the same 1CD treatment?
Here is a funny video from a few years ago where a DAC fan robs a CD store.
Yes! these are excellent! and I agree, it allows a listener to pick and choose more carefully and keep things
in a budget in where they may spend. I own all of these, and I am very impressed with the layout, the quality,
even if some of the material is sub-par, some of it I think is wonderful, especially the early stuff the first 2 into 3 of
the series. They also include the lyrics, and the quality is of course 'Bear' standard.
Would be really lovely if they tackled more projects like this of other artists.
There are just some artists I really don't want every 'cough' and 12 alternate takes of one song.
Quite content if 'Bear' broke things up and released some artists' material like DAC.
As to Melstapler, one guy I wish they'd look at, is a British guy called 'Russ Hamilton'.
He only released one album in 57 or 58, on Oriole records, but his two big hits were
'rainbow' and 'we will make love'. However, he did release a bunch of 45's in the early 60's,
which didn't do anything.
If you don't know him, this is his wiki:
Russ Hamilton (singer) - Wikipedia
I'll post a couple of tunes. Some of these have been released on budget labels, and
honestly, they are quite awful. I think they are all needle drops, that have had the highs
cut, and processed awfully to remove any 'crackle'. I have an original Australian Lp on
the 'Galaxy' label, and it's great quality.
is the Jasmine Russ Hamilton Release no Good, ?? they usually do a fairly decent job on rare artists ..
I'd like to know about the quality of that Jasmine release. I've got some Jasmine releases that are average and some are great,
so I didn't persue this one after I had purchased this one:
which is a audio disaster, once compared to the original vinyl. I looked at one on spotify too, but
apart from the hit song 'rainbow', the quality is in the gutter.
I read somewhere, but I can't remember where, but it said the 'masters' were missing or gone hence
why a lot of these were culled from records. If anyone has the Jasmine release, I'd like to know what
they think of it.
Audio clips are available on Amazon.
ahh I didn't think UK and US would be any different, no samples on US.
that is a step up above the 'diamond' edition for sure, but still sounds muddy to me
compared to the record. Probably not enough appeal either for 'Bear' to be interested in.
You can suggest that ACE records to release CDs with Russ Hamilton.
Cherry Red Records is probably the most Likely to Re-issue this artist..they have done recently Eden Kane, Mark Wynter, Maureen Evans ect ....
I would Love to See the Many Records Issued By Walter Brennan Issued on London, Dot, Liberty, and others Re-issued By Bear Family, with A book of All the Movie Posters of His Long and Distinguished Career ..He had Many Big Selling Issues and About 6 Hot 100 Tracks hits on the charts . Much remembered and loved by a generation who fondly grew up with him as the loveable Gramps on the after school sitcom staple "The Real McCoy's "
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan - Hamburg Beatles Bop
Great box set with all you ever need of this Era, all in mono and stere, diff takes, mixes, etc. Once you own it you Don't need anything else to complete those 1961 recordings.
Yep! Agreed, I'd love to see a box by 'Bear' of Walter.
Lots of great beat music on this set.
‘Die Ariola Star-Club Aufnahmen’
A box like the 10 cd/DVD Box With John Wayne would be great.
I have this box. It's great.
PROPER records could do a cd Box.
I wish Bear Family Records would share which box set projects that are being worked on regardless if it has been 1 week, 5 yrs, 20 years, etc. I would like something to look forward to buying!
I'm looking at it differently. If there's something that they've released that you want buy it now, it may be your last chance. They're trying to get rid of their existing CD stock and then it's over. I wouldn't be surprised if the Korea box is end of the line. The future of Bear Family is "collectible limited edition vinyl".
(I remember buying a box of new releases directly every month. They even sent me t-shirts and food at Christmas.)
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