Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodBlessTinyTim, Mar 3, 2015.
Well, he should make a monetary contribution to Bear Family, like maybe a million or two.
The set is beautifully produced by the way, the case looks amazingly genuine. Incredible set.
These must be in museums/universities somewhere:
Bristol sessions cd box - YouTube
Various The Johnson City Sessions, 1928 1929 Can You Sing Or Play Old Time Music BCD16083
Various Black Europe The Sounds And Images Of Black People In Europe pre 1927 BCD16095
They certainly should be! I also think these box sets should be on display in the City Halls and Public Libraries of the cities covered by those box sets.
That picture definitely looks like it is from the Bear Family facility. I doubt Paul keeps his in the basement workshop. I wonder what happened to Chuck's copy?
Bristol, Knoxville and Johnson City all have major annual celebrations for these sessions, with the Bear Family boxes well on display (and available to citizens at discount price). Johnson City recently produced a T-shirt with the box cover.
The guitar case was custom-made for Bear Family (with special inlays and pockets for the boxes and the bonus stuff) by the Gibson company in the US.
David Houston rocks:
I'm fairly certain Chuck was still alive when it was released. I assume he got one. And Bob Dylan might have put in an advance order. I hope Brian Wilson ordered a set (even the regular edition), as he copped much of Berry's style.
I wonder how many of the Bear Family sets came with a poster of some sort. I cannot remember. But I just opened to play the Memphis Belles box, and it has a great two-sided large poster reviewing in great detail, the reissues of Sun Records on Bear Family. It's a promo piece that is very well done.
Liked this song in the Korea box set today!
Willie Nelson performing live at Panther Hall. Probably late 60s due to Paul English on drums. Paul played with him since the 1950s, but didn't become Willie's full-time drummer until 1966.
Great shot! I'm guessing 69', using one of his well now used and well worn Baldwin amps.
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They have the Bear Family Roy Acuff box listed for $170.00 (appears to be in stock).
Funny, my copy didn't include that poster. Fascinating set by the way, if a bit less consistent than the average Sun Records collection. Barbara Pittman should have made it much bigger than she did.
When you add it to your cart, it says it's back ordered. I thought I finally got one!
For those who have further interest in 'Trigger', this is pretty cool to watch:
Huh, my order went through. I even got a confirmation email.
Now I'm worried that I'll get a cancellation.
Here's a Jack Scott recording not included on the comprehensive Bear Family box set, because it was a new recording he made specifically for a compilation on Curb. It's a shame that Jack didn't release more material during the 1990s, because this version is excellent.
Jack Scott's enjoyable country-oriented version of the Roy Orbison hit 'Running Scared'
A photo of Jack Scott (far right) in 1990
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