Your favourite Bear Family releases

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

  1. Svein Arne

    Svein Arne Well-Known Member

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    I hope they will make a second edition.Including opening night for the movie "North to Alaska"Then they had a special movie clip showing Johnny singing "North to Alaska" at the movie premiere.There most be a newsreel from this moviepremiere somewhere.
     
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  2. Rick Bartlett

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    love me some Johnny Horton, especially his 56-60 recordings. His bass slappin' country/hillbilly/rockabilly.
    'Honky Tonk Man' sounds fresh as a daisy every time.
     
  3. The Killer

    The Killer Forum Resident

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    I tried to find a copy of the photo but could only come up with this, that's definitely Steve Young on the left though.

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  4. melstapler

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    It's sickening when you think about how many thousands of dollars each of us have spent on CDs in our collection. If you can't own a physical copy of a title outright, what's the point? Might as well turn to a life of music piracy through illegal downloading and file sharing.
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  5. melstapler

    melstapler Forum Resident

    Great photo! Talley seems to be aging at a much slower rate than most humans.
     
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  6. Svein Arne

    Svein Arne Well-Known Member

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  7. melstapler

    melstapler Forum Resident

    What a versatile songwriter and singer! Bear Family did a terrific job with his releases and I still believe they played a sizable role in generating buzz and helping him reach new/younger fans on a worldwide level.
     
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  8. hotshotskings

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    Just received my latest batch of (4) BF box sets from other sources!

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  9. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Good stuff. Bluegrass has never been my forte, but those other three are some of my favourites.

     
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  10. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    very cool man! very cool! if I could choose one of those....hmmmmm tough!
    I'd love to have the 'Platters' box.
     
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  11. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    I like a lot of this guys stuff too, gave this one a beating when I got it,
    must be time for a re-run:
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  12. Svein Arne

    Svein Arne Well-Known Member

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    A cd box with complete Dorsey would have been great.:tiphat:
     
  13. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Just recently I bought this collection which includes all 20 songs found on Bear Family's Rockin' Rollin' Johnny Horton, plus eight more. His faux historical songs are good in moderation, but they don't showcase his talent to the fullest. Normally I'd always take a BF release over one from a public-domain label, but that's almost 50% more music. Who know, I might get Rockin' Rollin' if something really sucks about the one I ordered.

     
  14. The Killer

    The Killer Forum Resident

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    Sure I had some Johnny Horton but after checking it looks like I don't, anyway I've quickly rectified that with a double disc collection from Columbia Legacy, the first disc is the one that interests me the most as it's mid fifties honky-tonk and it's mono recordings taken from the original master tapes. Disc 2 is the historical stuff and more all in glorious stereo. It's not Bear but it was only a fiver.

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  15. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    this is the bad boy you want:
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  16. Svein Arne

    Svein Arne Well-Known Member

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    I got all 4 boxes that Bear Family has released.They are all great.:righton::tiphat:
     
  17. Svein Arne

    Svein Arne Well-Known Member

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  18. NorCal

    NorCal Well-Known Member

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    San Francisco
    My favorites are all 4 that I own - the 4 Dean Martin boxes. While I have much of the content on LPs and CD reissues, those boxes and the books are amazing. Such care went into putting them together. I've regretted some box set purchases, but never these wonderful Bear Family sets.
     
  19. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    four? weren't there only three? I must be missing one.
     
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  20. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    The best was the early Dino pre-Capitol
     
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  21. Tribute

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    Very nice variety. When I was a small kid I used to lip synch to "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
     
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  22. Rick Bartlett

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    Thanks to 'GodBlessTinyTim', I bought a copy of this and played it today. Absolutely incredible stuff from
    an early Jerry Reed. His early Capitol recordings are stunningly recorded too.
    I know have a greater appreciation of Jerry for sure.
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  23. Dave Thompson

    Dave Thompson Well-Known Member

    I just scored a copy of "Ole Slewfoot," with picture sleeve. One of THE greatest records ever!
     
  24. melstapler

    melstapler Forum Resident

    In 1988, Bear Family released an enjoyable 1CD entitled "Doug Sahm Live." Although the booklet doesn't provide a great deal of information regarding the specific show, it was a welcome addition to the collection of every Doug Sahm fan.
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    1. Turn on Your Lovelight
    2. Dynamite Woman
    3. She's About a Mover
    4. The Rains Came
    5. Mendocino
    6. Is Anybody Going to San Antone
    7. Papa Ain't Salty No More
    8. The Things I Used to Do
    9. Mr. Pitiful
    10. I'll Go Crazy
    11. Next Time You See Me
    12. Night Train
    13. Kansas City
    14. A Whiter Shade of Pale
    15. Stagger Lee
    16. Let's Go! Let's Go! Let's Go!
     
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  25. The Killer

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    Just checked out a charity shop n town and came away with Duane Eddy: Twangin from Phoenix to LA, all 5 discs and cases but no box or book, I can live with that for £2.50. Got a bunch of other stuff but I'm off to the rock and roll thread with that lot.
     
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