Your favourite Bear Family releases

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

  1. spanky1

    spanky1 Forum Resident

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    Hello Mychael. I've been looking at buying the Ray Price 10-cd set, and have tried to look at some reviews and discussions. On a forum a few years ago, this set was being discussed, and there was apparently some missing harmony vocals on a couple of the discs. One of the posters confirmed that Bear Family was aware of this, and BF said they would check on it. There was no responses on that forum about what became of this issue. Have you heard anything, or can you ask? One of the songs missing harmony vocals was HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER, and I can't imagine this song with no harmony.
     
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  2. baptistbusman

    baptistbusman Forum Resident

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    I have brought it up a few times in this thread and never get any acknowledgments, I figured I was the only one that noticed. Under Your Spell Again is missing the harmonies also. It’s been a while since I listened to it I forget the others I noticed. It was so disappointing listening to it the first time, that was the last time I really got into it.
     
  3. sszorin

    sszorin Well-Known Member

    This release is obviously not for the musical purpose but for the historical one and political one. Who would want to listen to atrocious sound of music scraped off the wax cylinders ? I would bet that either the New World Order government of Germany or a NGO / foundation for liberal and multi-kulti causes helped to finance this release.
     
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  4. sszorin

    sszorin Well-Known Member

    This was actually happening in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The communist morality and ideology squad of state secret police could come to one's home and take away all LPs harmful to the socialist state - which means anything from Western Europe or America.
    If one somehow managed to get a few samples of "degenerate capitalist music" the best thing to do would be to keep quiet about it. Some citizen swine jealous of what you have could go and report you to the police.
     
  5. sszorin

    sszorin Well-Known Member

    Exactly.
     
  6. spanky1

    spanky1 Forum Resident

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    I just now went back and read those posts. Hard to believe there was no response. That's a pretty big oversight.....very surprising for bear family.

    I found a good price on a local set, but I'm now likely to pass on it. That's too bad.
     
  7. sszorin

    sszorin Well-Known Member

    Will the Bear Family ever release 'The Music Of Germany 1933-1945' ??? And 'Zarah Leander' ???

     
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  8. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Only five single-artist CD releases (six if you count the Cree one), two of which are compilations of material from existing box sets (Arthur Crudup and Platters). A far cry from the Bear Family of 20 years ago, but better than nothing of course.

    Releases like that are like a musical documentary, bringing to life a rarely-documented facet of history. Not my cup of tea or yours, but some would surely find it fascinating. There's definitely a market for noisy cylinder recordings as proven by labels like Archeophone and Dust-to-Digital. Bear Family has produced similar sets in the past such as Beyond Recall: A Record of Jewish Musical Life in Nazi Berlin 1933-1938 and Spain in My Heart: Songs of the Spanish Civil War.
     
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  9. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    And today, Russian websites are the purveyors of downloads of just about every record ever made in the west (I know, not all of them, but a very big portion)
     
  10. baptistbusman

    baptistbusman Forum Resident

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    Yes, as I mentioned in our conversation, it’s amazing no one else on this forum has noticed that Same Old Me, Heartaches By the Number, Under Your Spell Again and probably others had the background vocals removed.
     
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  11. owsley

    owsley Forum Resident

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    This 5CD issue sounds like the same digital masters used for the original This One's For You box set. Never heard the Japanese CD"s but would be shocked if they accessed the masters and made new digital transfers just for Japan. All CD's sound great for Studio which sounds very dull compared to original vinyl. The Bear Family reissue of 'Studio' is the best that lp has ever sounded
     
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  12. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

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    Price drop alert!

    Amazon.co.uk have the Merle Travis 5 CD box set on for £41 at the mo, that is a genuine bargain and I'd buy this excellent set myself but I already have it. From experience when they drop the price on a BF set there's usually just one.
     
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  13. Mychael

    Mychael Forum Resident

    Not at all. There is no "atrocious sound" on the Black Europe set – the first 23 discs (the "musical part" of the set) are even on Spotify and other streaming services, and they present some quite enjoyable ragtime and early jazz bands..
    (And no-one "helped" to finance this release....)
     
  14. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

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    Gone! Someone got a bargain!
     
  15. Mychael

    Mychael Forum Resident

    And here's the 2018 list of Bear Family releases:

    7“ Vinyl:
    BLE 012 Lonnie LaCour: Rock’n’Roll Romance
    BLE 020 Dale Hawkins: Boogie Woogie Teenage Girl

    10“ Vinyl:
    BAF 14001 Glen Glenn: Pick ‚em Up And Lay ‚em Down
    BAF 14003 Boom! Boom! Deluxe
    BAF 14004 Hank Williams: The Lonesome Sound Of Hank Williams
    BAF 14005 Eddie Cochran: The Year 1957 (Double with booklet)
    BAF 14007 Tex Harper: Dig Me Little Mama
    10“ Limited Vinyl:
    BAF 11013 Fats Domino: Teenage Party With Mr. Domino
    BAF 11014 Buddy Holly: Countrywise
    BAF 11015 Tony Crombie & His Rockets: Rockin’ With The Rockets
    BAF 11016 Brenda Lee
    BAF 11017 Vince Taylor: Le Rock C’est Ça!
    BAF 11019 Gene Vincent: A Gene Vincent Record Date

    12“ Vinyl:
    BAF 18041 Dale Hawkins: L.A., Memphis & Tyler, Texas
    BAF 18042 Johnny Hallyday: Shake The Hand Of A Fool (Double with booklet)
    BAF 18046 The Petards: A Deeper Blue
    BAF 18047 The Petards
    BAF 18048 The Petards: Hitshock
    BAF 18049 The Petards: Pet Arts

    CDs:
    BCD 17370 At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (2017, actually…)
    BCD 17513 Banana Split For My Baby
    BCD 17518 Battleground Korea
    BCD 17531 The Bill Haley Conecction
    BCD 17532 John Blair: Rumble At Waikiki
    BCD 17534 The Shadow Knows
    BCD 17536 Champion Jack Dupree Rocks
    BCD 17540 Lefty Frizzell: An Article From Life
    BCD 17548 Ray Anthony: Rock Around The Rockpile
    BCD 17550 She’s Selling What She Used To Give Away
    BCD 17554 Eddie Cochran: The Year 1957
    BCD 17564 That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 29
    BCD 17565 The Complete Cochran Brothers
    BCD 17566 That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 30
    BCD 17567 That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 31
    BCD 17568 Hank Cochran: Sally Was A Good Old Girl
    BCD 17577 Swingin’ Little Christmas

    Cree:
    CLP 1214 Andre Tanker Five: Afro Blossom West
    CLP 1229 Modern Soul Quartet: Otinku (Vinyl LP)
    CRS 509 Michael Boothman: Tabu (7“)
    CRS 512 Paul Leston: Let’s Party Tonight (12“)
    CRS 513 Michael Boothman: Can’t Stop Dancing (12“)
    CRS 517 Tropical Tricks (12“)
     
  16. Mychael

    Mychael Forum Resident

    And if you're wondering what Richard Weize's been doing the last two years – he's released 22 CDs, a 5-disc set, 2 LPs and 11 ten-inch EPs on his RWA label, plus 30 albums from the SESAC archive, two Lee Hazlewood demo sessions, and 11 reissues of Buffalo Bop rockabilly compilations on his And More Bears label.
     
  17. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

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    Lazy! ;)

    Surprising isn't it, that's a lot of releases between BF and RWA, put a lot of bigger labels to shame.
     
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  18. Svein Arne

    Svein Arne Forum Resident

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    Got to find out more about this and buy something.:pleased::tiphat:
     
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  19. Svein Arne

    Svein Arne Forum Resident

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    Where is volume 3 and 4 in the CD serie Talkin on the telephone?
    Can read about these in Vol 1 and 2.o_O
     
  20. Svein Arne

    Svein Arne Forum Resident

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    I have looked at Richard Weize Archive site.
    What is the 5 cd box?
    The site is not updated.:sigh:
     
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  21. Mychael

    Mychael Forum Resident

     
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  22. Svein Arne

    Svein Arne Forum Resident

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    I got that.Amazing sound.Great release.
     
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  23. hotshotskings

    hotshotskings Forum Resident

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    San Diego
     
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  24. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    I love his early funny material:
     
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  25. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    My opinion is that if you love the pure honky tonk sound of the Hank Williams era, let's say pre 1955, then you must buy the Ray Price box. It is the only way to get much of that material unless you spend tons of time collecting the now rare originals
     

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