Bear Family

George Jones - Birth Of A Legend: The Truly Complete Starday & Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (2017) {6CD Bear Family BCD 16100}

George Jones - Birth Of A Legend: The Truly Complete Starday & Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (2017) {6CD Bear Family BCD 16100}
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© 1954-61, 2017 Bear Family Records | BCD 16100
Country / Honky Tonk / Nashville Country / Country Gospel / Country Pop

In May 1956, the Texan label Starday issued a wild rockabilly single by Thumper Jones. Its top side, the kinetic “Rock It”, was primal, uncontrolled and wild. The flip, “How Come It”, was less frenzied but still driving and infectious. Original pressings of the two-sided pounder in either its 45 or 78 form now fetch at least Ј200. This is not your usual rockabilly rarity though. The record’s label credited the songs to a Geo. Jones. Thumper Jones was a pseudonymous George Jones (1931–2013), who was cashing in a hip style: the only time he did so with rockabilly.
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.
Roy Orbison - Orbison 1955-1965 [2001, 7CD Box, Bear Family BCD 16423 GL] Re-up

Roy Orbison - Orbison 1955-1965 [2001, 7CD Box, Bear Family BCD 16423 GL]
Rock'n'Roll | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | Covers -> 39 Mb | no Book
Bear Family Records | BCD 16423 GL | ~2303 + 1142 Mb

The ultimate Orbison! Between 1955 and 1965 Roy Orbison revolutionised popular music and these are the recordings that did it! This 7-CD set includes every recording from his golden decade! Beginning his career as a rockabilly singer on Jew-Wel and Sun Records , Roy scored one hit, 'Oooby Dooby', and left many great early rare and rockin' sides behind …'Problem Child, Down The Line, Rockhouse, Cat Called Domino'…
Connie Francis - Kissin, Twistin, Goin Where The Boys Are [1996, 5CD Box, Bear Family BCD 15826 EI] Re-up

Connie Francis - Kissin, Twistin, Goin Where The Boys Are (1996)
Country/Pop/Pop Rock | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | Covers -> 18 Mb
Bear Family Records | BCD 15826 EI | ~1909 + 900 Mb

Five more CDs of Connie Francis, picking up right where Bear Family's earlier White Sox, Pink Lipstick set left off, in 1960 – although its 300-plus minutes of music only cover the period of 1960 to 1962. By this time, Connie Francis was established as one of the top female vocal talents of her generation, and she was ready to experiment – you hear her successful move into country music, wonderful outtakes, and never-issued songs from her early-'60s sessions…
Johnny Cash - Come Along And Ride This Train (1991) [4CD Box, Bear Family BCD 15563] Re-up

Johnny Cash - Come Along And Ride This Train (1991) [4CD Box, Bear Family BCD 15563]
Country | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | Covers -> 21 Mb
Bear Family Records | BCD 15563 | ~1456 + 687 Mb

It's a statement of Johnny Cash's longevity that the eight albums collected here – each one a concept collection devoted to American historical themes – were considered worthy and viable commercial releases back when, and that most were very successful. This four-CD set assembles Ride This Train, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Bitter Tears, Ballads of the True West, Mean as Hell! (Johnny Cash Sings Ballads from the True West), America: A 200 Year Salute in Story and Song, From Sea to Shining Sea, and The Rambler, all in one place. They fit together as a body of work, and he put a lot of heart into all of these songs individually…
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.