Your favourite Bear Family releases

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodBlessTinyTim, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

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    There’s a ton of UnBear stuff here and it’s all good, it’s the ‘go to’ all encompassing country and rock n roll thread.
     
  2. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Definitely. You've probably seen Cal Smith either credited on a number of albums or shown in some of the Ernest Tubb live video performances. I believe he's also in the lineup featured on the live 1965 1CD released by Rhino. Both Cal and Jack Greene were championed by ET, who was very supportive of his band and treated them like family.
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    Cal Smith (front left bottom holding guitar) and Jack Greene (top center above drum kit)
     
  3. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    I recall listening to a classic country station while sitting in front of a Target store back in 2013 and hearing the announcement that Cal had perished. Never got to see him live as Cal had been largely inactive as a touring artist for a number of years prior to his death. Despite this, Cal has been criminally overlooked by reissue labels and younger country music fans alike.

    Aside from the Hux 1CD twofer and a rather short 1CD best of compilation, there isn't much else available. However, Cal did some later sessions which included a mixture of faithful re-recordings and some new material. I believe some of the tracks from these sessions were used on Cal's comeback album "Stories Of Life," which was released by Step One Records. Gusto has re-released most of this material on a 1CD which is fairly common and I recommend this to everyone who enjoys Cal's earlier work. The production on these later recordings is of a high quality and Cal remained in good voice, even in his later years.
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    'Together Alone'
     
  4. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Doesn't bother me at all. Even I post about non-Bear releases from time to time.
    Does anyone know if Hux sources their releases from master tapes? Asking because their output reminds me of Hump Head Records, who supposedly often use vinyl dubs to dubious results.
     
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  5. Mychael

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    I've contributed to a few Hux releases (Incredible String Band, Dr. Strangely Strange) and they are very careful and meticulous to only use the best available original masters. Restoration and mastering is often done by the great Ben Wiseman.
    I can remember one instance when there was a sticker on a master tape box which read something like "Last opening February 1970" – this was for an album that had recently been reissued and apparently been "remastered from the original master tapes"! :rolleyes:

    Hux releases also often have comprehensive booklets with 40 pages or so.
     
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  6. Rick Bartlett

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    found some new country music interviews recently uploaded and not seen before.
    Here's the Waylon one:
     
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  9. Tribute

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    i was in the back room of Bop City Records in Seattle and saw a vintage signed photo of Lefty Frizzell on the wall
     
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  10. GodBlessTinyTim

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  12. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Tommy Scott (7) - Tommy Scott -- Early Recordings

    Pretty much the only one on the market, part of the Collector label's Boppin' Hillbilly Series. Tommy Scott ran what has been called the last original travelling medicine show. His troupe featured musicians, comedians, ventriloquists, blackface minstrels, and trunks full of patent tonics with names like Herb-O-Lac.

     
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  14. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Hi @Mychael do you speak to Hank Davis very often? In addition to his work on the Bear Family projects, his own career as a recording artist and performer is also very dear to my heart. Would love it if Hank were to release some new material in the near future.

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    The Hank Davis 1CD comp on Bear Family
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    The legend himself
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    Hank & The Electras
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  15. Svein Arne

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    I wonder if Bear Family can make a CDbox using this book as a source?
    It is in german,a CD box would be great and book in English.
    July | 2018 | Type On A Sunday
     
  16. Svein Arne

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    Hank Davis - Breakin´ Up With You
     
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  17. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

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    Did you nick it?
     
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  18. Mychael

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    Hank contributed several new tracks to the last Bear Family Anniversary box (40 Years!!!). He's currently heavily involved in the Fats Domino project for BF.
     
  19. Rick Bartlett

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  20. melstapler

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    No Rick, this is great news. I sent a request for a comp of Willie's Pamper demos a few years ago and naturally assumed it would be on the low end of their priorities. Previous CD releases have included some of the Pamper demos, although the source material was questionable and the sound quality varied drastically on some recordings. Most of these songs were recorded as publishing demos and that's why RCA and Liberty had Willie re-record newer versions after the fact. Since Pamper was Ray Price's publishing company, I'm fairly certain his band also played on a number of these recordings. Supposedly, many of these tracks were thought to be forgotten and it wasn't until the 1980s when they were discovered.
     
  21. Mychael

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  22. Svein Arne

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    Maybe there are tracks on this that is first stereo release on some tracks?Got to buy this later.
     
  23. Rick Bartlett

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    did I mention a new Willie Nelson set coming out? :rolleyes:
    for us guys who love vinyl, it looks pretty snazzy!
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  24. Svein Arne

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    I have ordered it at Amazon.I love Willies early work.:tiphat:
     
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  25. Rick Bartlett

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    I love me some Willie too, Nelson that is.
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