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Press Archive - Tex Harper Dig Me Little Mama (LP, 10inch) - Vintage Rock
Tex Harper Dig Me Little Mama BEAR FAMILY *****
Known variously as Tex Harper, Rudy Preston and Harry Head, singer Freddie Jean Harper got in on the ground floor of rockabilly as featured vocalist with Tommy Scott And His Ramblers. Bear Family's 12-song dip into Harper's limited but fascinating catalogue, a 10-incher with a gatefold cover and Martin Hawkins' notes, features both sides of his two killer 4 Star singles
Presse Archiv - Various - That'll Flat Git It! Vol.31 - Vive Le Rock
More amazing finds from the rockin' archive. 8/10 The series that keeps on giving gives again with volume 31, this time concen-trating on the rocking releases from the Colonial label from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It's a mixture of obscurities, novelty tracks and hits that were eclipsed over time, most notable in that category Johnny Dee's 'Sittin' In The Balcony' which hit #38 in the Billboard charts before being usurped by a new-comer Eddie Cochran covering it for Liberty records and leapfrogged to #18, such was the way in the 1950s.
Presse Archiv - Various - That'll Flat Git It! Vol.30 - rock times
Teil Dreißig und kein Ende in Sicht! Erneut, wie bereits bei der ersten Ausgabe dieser Serie, hat Bear Family Records noch einmal tief in die Schatzkiste von RCA Victor Records gegriffen:
"Rockabilly & Rock ’n' Roll From The Vaults Of RCA Victor Records", so lautet der Untertitel dieses Mal. Und wieder geht es um Rockabilly und Rock’n’Roll, sodass viel Power zu erwarten ist. Das, ja, es war nicht anders zu erwarten, dicke Booklet (52 Seiten) verwöhnt auch hier mit reichlichen Informationen, jeder Künstler wird mit seinen Songs vorgestellt. Und so erfahre ich, dass bei dem energisch rockenden Opener "Get On The Right Track" von Joe Clay der damals viel beschäftigte Mickey Baker das kraftvolle Gitarren-Solo spielt. Neben diesem nicht ganz so bekannt gewordenen Künstler sind es eigentlich nur Anita Carter und Roy Orbison, deren Namen geläufig sind. Denn wer hat schon jemals von Otto Bash, Sammy Salvo, Tam Duffill, Autrey Inman oder Georgia Gibbs gehört?
Presse Archiv - Various - Season's Greetings The Shadow Knows (CD) - UK Rock ' n Roll
VARIOUS ARTISTS `The Shadow Knows' (Bear Family)
Bear Family can be relied upon to not just come up with the goods but packaged in the quality they deserve too. This collection of horror tunes comes complete with a 23-page booklet to accompany the 33 tracks on offer. The info is handy too because besides the rock n roll and rockabilly most readers will be familiar with, there are also jazz, beat and instrumentals to complete the ambience, given the demographic of the majority, 50's & 60's Screaming Lord Sutch's 1982 `Murder In The Graveyard' a welcome surprise, all killers no coffin fillers.
Presse Archiv - Various - Season's Greetings The Shadow Knows (CD) - Musenblätter
Erst ein Donnerschlag, dann öffnet sich knarzend ein Sargdeckel - oder ist es die Tür zu einer Gruft? - und mit Grabesstimme ruft Tommy Bruce „Monster Gonzales“ zur Ordnung, eine augenzwinkernde Parodie (1966) auf den fürchterlichen, aber erfolgreichen Pat Boone Pop-Song „Speedy Gonzales“ (1962). Damit beginnt eine genußvolle Monster- und Horrorparade, eine vergnügliche Pop-Gruselparade zusammengestellt aus den schier unerschöpflichen Archiven von Bear Family. Pünktlich zum Beginn der dunklen Jahreszeit liegt wenige Wochen vor Halloween die passende Musik dazu im CD-Spieler.
30 Musiktitel von 1934 bis 1982 und vier kurze Radio-Filmtrailer der 50er Jahre („I Was A Teenage Werewolf“, „Horror Of Dracula“, „Black Sunday“ und Ed Woods „Plan 9 From Outer Space“) im fast schon grotesken O-Ton verursachen wohligen Schauer und halten neben fetziger Rock-Musik manchen ängstlichen Lacher bereit.
Press Archive - Lefty Frizzell An Article From Life - The Complete Recordings - AllMusicargued that when they released this 14-LP Frizzell retrospective His Life, His Music in 1984, the label earned international recognition, and their 1992 sequel, Life's Like Poetry, inaugurated their golden era of releasing massive, comprehensive CD box sets, weighing in at a hefty 12 CDs. In the quarter-century since its release, Bear Family has compiled larger sets, many working from the template of Life's Like Poetry, so that the original 1992 set began to seem a little quaint. Bear Family remedied that situation with the 2018 release of An Article from Life, which expands the original 12-disc box to a whopping 20 CDs. This significant expansion is slightly misleading, however. Those extra eight CDs are devoted to the audiobook of I Love You a Thousand Ways: The Lefty Frizzell Story, a biography written and narrated by his brother David Frizzell.
Press Archive - Lefty Frizzell An Article From Life - The Complete Recordings - New York Times
While streaming opened doors for many of 2018's most exciting new artists, retrospective boxed sets and photo books held the keys to gems from the past, from a revelatory 50th anniversary reissue of "The Beatles" (known best as the White Album) to "More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14," an expanded version of Bob Dylan's 1975 masterpiece, "Blood on the Tracks." Here, the pop music critics of The New York Times choose some of the most notable collections of 2018.
The Recording Acadamy has announced the 2019 GRAMMY nominees. The winners will be presented at a ceremony for the 61st Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019.

Once again, Bear Family releases have been nominated for the prestigious award – this year even two of our historic projects!
Press Archive - Battleground Korea - Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War -STARS AND STRIPES
Overshadowed by World War II and Vietnam, the 1950-53 Korean War is often called the “Forgotten War.” The same could be said for much of the music it inspired.

Music historian Hugo Keesing and co-producer Bill Geerhart seek to change that with “Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War.” More than three years in the making, the anthology’s release in May was timely as nuclear talks with North Korea have renewed interest in the Cold War conflict.

The effort paid off Friday with a Grammy nomination for best historical record. The awards will be announced in February.
Press Archives - Hank Cochran Sally Was A Good Old Girl (CD) - Country Music People
Hank Cochran first recorded as part of a duo in Hollywood with Eddie Cochran, but he moved to Nashville in 1959 and quickly established himself as a 'go to' songwriter, often working with his bar buddy, Harlan Howard. I hesitate to say that this collection features his demo recordings of big hits like A Little Bitty Tear and Funny Way Of Laughin' as they were recorded after Burl Ives had taken them into the charts. It seems likely that Liberty were going to issue an album of his songwriting successes and then changed their mind. Around the same time, Liberty recorded And Then I Wrote with Willie Nelson so they could have been considering a series. This collection includes three songs that Hank had in the US country Top 30 in his own right