Bear Family

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw (2016) {5CD Box Set Bear Family BCD 17352 rec 1941-1962}

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw (2016) {5CD Box Set Bear Family BCD 17352 rec 1941-1962}
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© 1941-62, 2016 Bear Family Records | BCD 17352
Blues / Delta Blues / Chicago Blues / Electric Blues

In the world of music, there was never anyone quite like ARTHUR 'BIG BOY' CRUDUP. Rooted in the Mississippi Delta, his style was propulsive, melodic, original, and profoundly soulful. If he wasn’t 'The Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll', as one LP proclaimed, there’s no doubt that rock ‘n’ roll owes a debt to his songs, including That’s All Right Mama, My Baby Left Me, Rock Me Mamma, So Glad You’re Mine, and Mean Ol’ Frisco Blues, as much as to his tight, swinging brand of rural blues.
Tito Puente - Top Percussion / Dance Mania (1957) {RCA-Bear Family BCD 15687 rel 1993}

Tito Puente - Top Percussion / Dance Mania (1957) {RCA-Bear Family BCD 15687 rel 1993}
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© 1957, 1993 RCA Victor / Bear Family Records | BCD 15687
Jazz / International Jazz / Latin Jazz/ Cuban Traditions / Mambo / Afro-Cuban Jazz

The mambo has become fashionable again lately, but for Tito Puente it has never gone out of fashion. In 1957 he cut two stellar albums for RCA, but just how good they were didn't become obvious until the advent of the CD. The full, rich sound on these LPs is nothing short of astonishing. This is mambo at its most ecstatic: blasting brass, sensual saxes, and that irresistible Afro-Cuban rhythm section led by Tito, Ray Baretto and Mongo Santamaria. This set contains 23 titles, including 3-D Mambo, Mambo Gozon, Conga Alegre, Hot Timbales…. etc.. Ay! Ay! Ay!
Tito Puente - Night Beat / Mucho Puente, Plus (1957) {RCA-Bear Family BCD 15686 rel 1993}

Tito Puente - Night Beat / Mucho Puente, Plus (1957) {RCA-Bear Family BCD 15686 rel 1993}
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© 1957, 1964, 1993 RCA Victor / Bear Family Records | BCD 15686
Jazz / International Jazz / Latin Jazz/ Cuban Traditions / Mambo / Afro-Cuban Jazz

In 1993, Bear Family released Night Beat/Mucho Puente, Plus, which contained two complete albums – Night Beat (1957) and Mucho Puente (1964), both originally released on RCA – by Latin jazz giant Tito Puente on one compact disc.
Various Artists - Deutsches Jazz Festival, Frankfurt 1954-1955 (1990) {8CD Box Set Bear Family BCD 15430}

Various Artists - Deutsches Jazz Festival, Frankfurt 1954-1955 (1990) {8CD Box Set Bear Family BCD 15430}
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© 1954-55, 1990 Brunswick / Bear Family Records | BCD 15430
Jazz / Traditional Jazz / Cool / Continental Jazz / Jump / Swing / Big Band / Third Stream

8-CD box (LP-size) with 47-page book, 137 tracks. Playing time approx. 725 mns. The third German Jazz Festival in 1955 was a four-day event that featured nearly 30 groups and soloists. It was recorded by Deutsche Grammophon for release on Brunswick, but only parts of it were released on long-deleted EPs. The complete tapes survived though. The 1954 festival was also recorded, but only the portion issued on an EP was saved. Now the surviving portion of the 1954 festival and the entire 1955 festival are issued complete by Bear Family on eight CDs.
Merle Haggard - Hag: The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976 - Concepts, Live & The Strangers (2008) {6CD Set Bear Family Records}

Merle Haggard - Hag: The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976 - Concepts, Live & The Strangers (2008) {6CD Set Bear Family Records}
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© 1968-76, 2008 Capitol / EMI / Bear Family Records | BCD 16782 FK
Country / Bakersfield Sound / Honky Tonk / Folk Rock / Progressive Country / Traditional Country / Western Swing Revival

Twelve years after they released their first Merle Haggard box, The Untamed Hawk, Bear Family delivered the sequel, Hag: The Studio Recordings 1969-1976. This picks up where The Untamed Hawk left off, which is more of a musical dividing point than it initially seems. If The Untamed Hawk caught Haggard as he was reaching full flight, Hag captures him in his prime, as every single he released reached the Country Top Ten – often capturing the number one slot – and as he sometimes crossed over into the pop Top 40. Hag was without a doubt the biggest star in country music but the remarkable thing about his reign at the top was that he never played it safe.
Babatunde Olatunji - Drums Of Passion And More (1959-66) {4CD Box Set Bear Family Records BCD 15 747 DI rel 1994}

Babatunde Olatunji - Drums Of Passion And More (1959-66) {4CD Box Set Bear Family Records BCD 15 747 DI rel 1994}
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© 1959-66, 1994 Bear Family Records | BCD 15 747 DI
World Music / African Folk / Worldbeat / African Traditions / World Fusion

Having come to the U.S. from his native Nigeria to study medicine, percussionist Babatunde Olatunji eventually became one of the first African music stars in the States. He also soon counted jazz heavyweights like John Coltrane ("Tunji") and Dizzy Gillespie among his admirers (Gillespie had, a decade earlier, also courted many Cuban music stars via his trailblazing Latin jazz recordings). And, in spite of it being viewed by some as a symbol of African chic, Drums of Passion is still a substantial record thanks to Olatunji's complex and raw drumming.

VA - 35!!! Years Of Bear Family Records (2010)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Aug. 20, 2016
VA - 35!!! Years Of Bear Family Records (2010)

VA - 35!!! Years Of Bear Family Records (2010)
Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Country, Rhythm & Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 218 min | 516 MB
Label: Bear Family | Rel: 2010

Bear Family Records came into being in the late summer of 1975. We want to celebrate the company's 35th anniversary with a very special release. A specially priced CD/book edition has been produced just for this event. Our friends in the music industry, musicians and songwriters, have written and recorded a collection of 'Bear' songs especially for our anniversary. These original recordings - 68 in all - are available exclusively on this LP-sized Bear Family boxed set. Especially interesting are the songs that deal not just with any old bear, but with our own Bear Family label - Jim Diamond: Bear Family; Deke Dickerson: Bear Family Talking Blues; Roland Heinrich: Sixteen Discs, and Kim Lenz: What I Crave.
Sleepy LaBeef - Larger Than Life (1955-1979) {Bear Family 6CD Box Set}

Sleepy LaBeef - Larger Than Life (1955-1979) {Bear Family 6CD Box Set}
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© 1996 Bear Family Records | BCD 15662
Country / Rockabilly / Traditional Country

All of Sleepy LaBeef's most important records – from his early singles for Starday to his latter-day sides for Sun – are included on the mammoth, six-disc box set Larger Than Life. LaBeef recorded for a number of different labels during his career, and during that time, he explored a variety of roots music, from rockabilly and country to blues and soul. Spanning three full decades, Larger Than Life contains 158 tracks, including all of his recordings for Starday, Dixie, Columbia, and Sun.
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Flamin' Guitars (1997) {4CD Set Bear Family BCD 15956 rec 1949-62}

Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Flamin' Guitars (1997) {4CD Set Bear Family BCD 15956 rec 1949-62}
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© 1949-62, 1997 Bear Family Records | BCD 15956
Country / Jazz / Americana / Western Swing

Perhaps the most difficult thing in writing about a box set like this is how to convey in words – few or many – the magic, wonder, and intimidating musicianship that is contained on these recordings. Over four CDs, the seeds, roots, branches, and trees of a musical partnership were formed and lived out on the public stage, and remain all but unknown to those who were not country music fans during the era. While one Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant compilation has appeared on Razor & Tie, as a single disc it only begins to offer the legend of this pair of musical innovators.
Ferlin Husky - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (2016) {Bear Family Records BCD 17415}

Ferlin Husky - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (2016) {Bear Family Records BCD 17415}
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© 1950s, 2016 Bear Family Records BCD 17415
Country / Bakersfield Sound / Country Pop / Honky Tonk

Ferlin Husky shares billing on his volume of Bear Family's ongoing rockabilly and country-boogie series, Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight, with Simon Crum and Terry Preston – two aliases he adopted in the thick of and at the start of his career, respectively. Unlike Collectors' Choice Music's 2002 collection Country Music Is Here to Stay, the focus of this 2016 set is not on the novelties of Simon Crum. Instead, this rounds up 32 sides Husky recorded in any incarnation, with the uniting factor being its swing.