Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodBlessTinyTim, Mar 3, 2015.
Me Too Killer.
It's not so much that they're getting greedy. The majors are so immensely big now that they often simply can't cope with demands for licenses. When Bear Family did the Complete Chuck Berry box it did get delayed because Universal couldn't come up with the paperwork for the license contract (which was already signed). US offices didn't "have the time" to list the details for 300+ titles, and the European office didn't want to do two weeks of number crunching for something their US partners get paid for. Another company recently requested 180 songs from Universal, and they OK'ed 90 of these. They would love to license the rest also – but due to the recent mergers with other companies they didn't have the required paperwork for these tracks in their archive. (The project got cancelled as a result.)
Was this the Patsy Cline scenario?
Definitely. I'd be curious to learn more about Richard. Does he have any children and if so, are they continuing his legacy in the world of reissues?
No. The Patsy set was cancelled because someone didn't want to license the material.
Thanks Mychael for the reply. Such a shame!
Scientists will tell you that clones may look alike, but will have completely different personalities
That's my point. Some refuse to license, some charge too much, some want to limit it, etc.
Osborne Brothers cd box:
Ace rather than Bear, but still one of the finest surviving documents of live country from the 60's.
ACE is the second record company i buy most of after Bear Family my music that is being reissued.
Yet Richard and me did get a credit for the cover picture
Louvin Brothers is still my fave of all time.
Definitely one of my favorites also. Sometimes I get so hung up on the search for the next set I'm going to buy, I forget about how much I actually have and how much I enjoy these sets. They fit into several different categories.
The first is the sets I have like all of the Hank Snow sets, Lefty, Ernest Tubb, Faron Young (due to it being out of sequence), Marty Robbins (due to it being a hodge podge of recordings and not complete recordings) and others that kind of bog down in spots due to spotty material. These are the sets that I pick and choose songs to listen to. Awesome sets though.
One set I have so much trouble listening to is the Ray Price set. When I first bought it, I noticed on songs like "Under Your Spell Again," the background vocalists weren't there like in the versions I remember. I have kind of put this set on the back burner for a while. Plus I kind of burned myself out on Ray Price years ago, but I will definitely get back in the groove for it one day.
Then when I get to sets like Johnnie and Jack, I can listen to it from start to finish and follow along in the book, which to me, is the best book in a Bear Family Set. Johnnie has comments and stories for 99% of the songs. Other sets that I can listen to start to finish are Floyd Tillman, Merle Travis, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Stonewall Jackson. It took me a while, but all 3 of the Buck Owens sets are like this also for me, even with the Buckaroo Lp's thrown in the mix. I had the George Hamilton IV set since like 1996, and just a few years ago, I finally got into it. The book itself was worth the price alone.
The Tennessee Ernie Ford set is totally another I love from start to finish. Incredible stuff.
If you see this you got to buy it:
I never knew much about George Hamilton IV, he only had a couple of hits down here.
One day scrounging through a second hand shop, I picked up a pretty used US copy of 'Canadian Pacific'.
Somebody loved this thing, as it looked pretty well used, split spine and all.
I gave it a spin, and it played great! and boy was I delighted with the album.
Must be those great deep groove records.
The album has since had a lot more miles on it, and I still think it's a top record.
Haven't spun it in a while, but I remember the album having little or no filler tracks.
The truth is, as big a star as Tennessee Ernie Ford was, he’s a bit neglected these days. I’d love to see a AAA vinyl reissue program,
I was lucky enough to see George Hamilton IV a few years ago at the Grand Old Opry!
Is that photo from the actual gig documented on the disc, or just from the same general timeframe?
They'll get my BF Louisiana Hayride box and my Mosaic Ellington sets when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers.
Cause of Death: Bear attack
I should add that the Bear was after your Ellington sets.
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