Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodBlessTinyTim, Mar 3, 2015.
I like Joni Mitchell's concept, when she issued an album called "Misses"
Great extended article about the Bobbie Gentry box
Bobbie Gentry's archivist explores colossal 'Girl from Chickasaw County' box set
In all honesty, I'd like to see Bear Family Records release an artist-focused Ray Pillow comprehensive box set. Ray still makes appearances on the Grand Ole Opry in addition to RFD-TV, where he's been featured on several of Larry Black's programs. Ray has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1966 and more recently was inducted to the Virginia Country Music Hall Of Fame. With 18 singles on the Billboard country charts, he's recorded quality albums and singles for numerous labels including Capitol, ABC, Hilltop, Plantation, Mega, Dot and MCA.
For more information on Ray Pillow:
Any fans of classic country legend Ray Pillow?
Country legend Ray Pillow has aged well in voice and body
Bear Family can make a 3rd CD.RCA Victor was a very big record company.Please make volume 3!
Jack Turner - Hound Dog
Just picked up the Curly Williams and his Georgia Peach Pickers CD Half as Much. 29 tracks of country/western swing, mainly from 1949 - 1952 with some tracks getting their first release. First rate stuff, gotta say the steel guitar player. Boots Harris, is brilliant.
Curley Williams and His Georgia Peach Pickers - Fiddlin' Boogie
Curley Williams & his Georgia Peach Pickers - Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Curley Williams & His Georgia Peach Pickers “Blue Melody” Western Swing (Curly Williams)
I went out to garage sales this morning with my usual binder clip of $1 bills, $5 bills and some $10's. After hitting a few sales, it seemed that I had lost my wad of money. Probably at least $150. Shallow pockets or just being sloppy, I figured. I tried to backtrack, but no luck. Oh well, I figured, but man that hurts.
So just now, I find the money on my front porch. Having already accepted the loss, I am thinking of applying the irrational rationalizing of an obsessive record collector. That's $150 of free money. Money that I didn't know I had (at least for a few hours).
So should I go out and buy a CD box set with this "found money", or should I turn it over to my wife for safe keeping?
Maybe I should buy some pants with deeper pockets, at a garage sale of course ($4), and spend the other $146 on a box set - or maybe trim just a little off to buy some beer to celebrate.
If I had that much, I'd add some to it and order the Johnny Horton Bear Family set, or the Roy Acuff one, or the Eddie Cochran one.
The next time you need a major car repair, skip it and order those Bear Family boxes. You ain't gonna want to go anywhere while you are enjoying them anyway.
Looks like only 2 box sets were released in 2018 (Korea, Lefty)? Any others that I'm not aware of?
Maybe Fats Domino at the end of the year.
Pretty sure that is scheduled for 2019 at this point of the year...
Two are essentially reissue/upgrades, and one a mixed bag compilation.
We need new career retrospectives of individual artists, whether artists not yet fully covered, or artists never yet covered by Bear.
Yep. 100% Agreed
Have been kicking myself for years for NOT getting The Complete Howling Wolf” when I had the chance.
This was posted back in Sept 2016 which is more than 2 yrs ago. Any update?
Which one? The 1951-1969 one?
Actually I did it to myself Again.. Constantly confusing Bear Family for the Charley label..
When I worked at Sun Studios I had two Charley sets just sitting there that I could have gotten dirt cheap but I passed.
Fast forward a few years later and it’s out of print and goes for over $100
Howlin' Wolf - The Complete Recordings 1951-1969
That's not a bad idea! Would love it if Bear Family could issue a complete Howlin' Wolf box set.
There has supposedly been a great deal of live performances by Wolf to surface in the last decade or so...
Very interesting! Wolf's catalog and legacy as an artist would greatly benefit from this. The upgraded Lefty Frizzell box set is a great example and also serves a purpose, because of the later-discovered live recordings and the previously unreleased material which was later issued by Dragon Street on the Guys of The Big D comp.
The Lefty set would have been done better as a part 2, instead of asking folks to buy the same stuff again. The sound and presentation on the first box was absolutely top of the pack. It’s the stuff that nakes Bear Family a legend to begin with. As it stands I’m barely tempted to drop so much money on another Lefty box.
Thought you might enjoy this..
Willie Nelson and Bill Mack - "Drinkin' Champagne"
Totally agree Mr H, I can't justify this at all despite extra tracks and fancier book, it's just too much money for not.enough return if you've got the original set.
You know what I like about Marty Robbins? As great a singer as he was, when another artist sang a song he was always genuinely attentive to the the singer and the song. You can tell he just loved a great song sang by a great singer.
Surely missed are these two legends.
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