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Bear Family Records – the world's leading re-issue labels

BEAR FAMILY RECORDS – one of the world's leading re-issue labels, know for its classy premium quality box sets, and single CD, DVD, and vinyl releases.

Our label catalog alone contains more than 1,600 releases on Bear Family. Some are multi CD sets with well-researched comprehensive coffee-table size books, some of them weighing several pounds. We are reviving the music, and the artists from long ago.

   
 
Jimmy C. Newman: Bop-A-Hula (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15469
 

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2-CD with 20-page booklet, 47 tracks. Playing time approx. 115 mns. Here's some real raw hillbilly music, and a few early Nashville Sound classics. In 1953 Jimmy came up from Louisiana and got a Dot Records contract on the strength of 'Cry, Cry Darling'. These two...

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Mickey & Sylvia: Love Is Strange (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15438
 

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2-CD with 52-page booklet, 60 tracks. Playing time approx. 154 mns. 'Love Is Strange' and much, much more! A total of 60 tracks from the most distinctive and unique act in Fifties R&B. Mickey Baker was the master guitar player and Sylvia was the sexiest singer...

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Adam & Eve: Die frühen Jahre & Raritäten (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16590
 

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2-CD DigiPac (6-plated) with 60-page booklet, 54 tracks, playing time 158:37 minutes. Now, more than 30 years after their original release, Bear Family presents the collected works of the first line-up of Frankfort-based Adam & Eve …one of the most colourful...

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Southern Roots – The Original Sessions (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17312
 

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2-CD DigiPak (6-plated) with 32-page booklet, 39 tracks. Playing time approx. 124 mns. The legendary 1974 sessions form the Trans Maximus Studios in Memphis, Tennessee featuring Jerry Lee Lewis - voc/piano, backed by Stax studio catts and members of the Blues...

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Various - Record Label Profiles: The Mercury New Orleans Sessions (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16804
 

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2-CD-Album DigiPac (6-plated) with 70-page booklet, 47 tracks, playing time approx. 126 minutes. New Orleans is still in everyone’s hearts and minds…not least for the music it contributed to the world. The beginning of New Orleans R&B is chronicled in an...

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Wolfgang Neuss: Neuss Total - Der Mann mit der Pauke (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16077
 

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2-CD Digipak (6 pages) with 48-page booklet, 33 single titles. Playing time approx. 141 minutes.  Volker Kühn, the long-time Neuss friend and cabaret author, who has published the'total Neuss' with his'Collected Works' as a book, made films about him and...

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Wolfgang Neuss: Zweimal Neuss von Gestern (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16056
 

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2-CD with 24-page booklet, 19 single titles. Playing time approx. 127 minutes.  The layman is astonished and the expert is surprised: hardly that the Germans had lost the World War they had instigated, they sharpened their lips again to sing a well-known...

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Tony Sheridan & The Beatles: Beatles Bop & Hamburg Days
Art-Nr.: BCD16583
 

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2-CD with 100-page booklet, 38 tracks, playing time 94:46 minutes.

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Various - Record Label Profiles: The Jamie - Guyden Story 2-CD
Art-Nr.: BCD15874
 

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Sixty titles tell the story of one of the neglected labels in rock 'n' roll, R&B and soul. Jamie wasn't just Duane Eddy, you know! There are 60 songs here including Barbara Lynn You'll Lose A Good Thing, The Stompers Quarter To Four Stomp, Mitchell Torok Pink...

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Carolyn Hester: Dear Companion (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15701
 

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2-CD with 52-page booklet, 60 tracks. Playing time approx. 159 mns. Though later overshadowed in the folk diva sweepstakes by Baez and Collins, Texas-born Carolyn Hester preceded both with her 1958 debut album and, judging from this two-CD, 60-song collection of...

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Vico Torriani: Filmtreffer 2-CD
Art-Nr.: BCD15862
 

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2-CD with 56-page booklet, 56 tracks. Playing time approx. 157 mns.

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Various - Record Label Profiles: The Daffan Records Story (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15878
 

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2-CD with 64-page booklet, 45 tracks. Playing time approx. 115 mns. Ted Daffan is best-known as the composer of Born To Lose, Worried Mind, I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night etc., and it's little known that he operated his own label on and off (mostly...

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Melvin Smith: At His Best (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15703
 

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2-CD with 16-page booklet, 32 tracks. Playing time approx. 84 mns. A true obscurity from the R&B era, Smith probably gained more exposure in the mid-'50s with Doc Starks & His Niteriders than on his own solo recordings from the early part of the decade....

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Eddie Wilson: Dankeschön, Bitteschön, Wiedersehen (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15615
 

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Eddie Wilson, geboren als Armin Edgar Schaible, war einer der wenigen Europäer der die US-Country-Musik beherrschte und zu vermitteln verstand. Er hatte seine eigenen, sehr puristischen `Hardcore`-Versionen der amerikanischen Countrymusik. Er wollte, dass die Musik...

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Stanley Brothers: & Clinch Mountain Boys, 1953-58 & 1959 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15681
 

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2-CD with 32-page booklet, 49 tracks. Playing time approx. 120 mns. Carter and Ralph Stanley were Bill Monroe's first rivals in the 1940s. By the 1950s, their version of bluegrass was honed to razor-sharp perfection, and their 46 recordings for the Mercury label are...

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DAVIS SISTERS: Memories (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15722
 

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2-CD with 44-page booklet, 60 tracks. Playing time approx. 150 mns. The Davis Sisters were one of the great tragic stories in country music. Skeeter Penick and Betty Jack Davis harmonized beautifully and scored a nationwide smash in 1953 with I Forgot More...

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Jimmy Work: Making Believe (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15651
 

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2-CD with 28-page booklet, 48 tracks. Playing time approx. 126 mns. These 48 tracks comprise everything that Jimmy Work recorded between 1945 and 1959. Hillbilly music comes no purer or finer. For country soul, Jimmy can be ranked alongside Hank Williams, and he's...

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Eddie Bond: Rockin' Daddy (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15708
 

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2-CD with 20-page booklet, 51 tracks. Playing time approx. 118 mns. There are several Eddie Bond records with Rockin' Daddy, Slip Slidin' In, Flip Flop Mama and Boppin' Bonnie on them, but they're either bootlegs or re-makes. Only Bear Family has all the...

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Roy Acuff: The King Of Country Music (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15652
 

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2-CD with 48-page booklet, 57 tracks. Playing time approx. 150 mns. By the 1950s, Roy Acuff 's crown was slipping. He wasn't the star that he had been, but he was still making great records as this collection of ultra-rare sides cut between 1953 and 1958 for...

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Bobby Helms: Fraulein - The Classic Years (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15594
 

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2-CD with 24-page booklet, 62 tracks. Playing time approx. 154 mns. Even in 1996, Jingle Bell Rock got back into the charts, almost 40 years after it was recorded. It's here along with all of Bobby's Decca recordings from 1956 to 1962 and his rare Speed singles....

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Hylo Brown & The Timberliners: 1954-1960 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15572
 

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2-CD with 16-page booklet, 46 tracks. Playing time approx. 115 mns. Very few bluegrass stars had a spot on a major label roster after 1955. Hylo Brown was one of the exceptions. He was on Capitol from 1954 to 1960, and showed how bluegrass could change with the...

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Molly O'day: Cumberland Mountain Folks (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15565
 

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2-CD with 44-page booklet, 36 tracks. Playing time approx. 105 mns. They called her 'the female Roy Acuff' for the way she sang pure mountain music in a full-throated style. Her backings featured all traditional instruments, like the dobro and fiddle. Mac Wiseman...

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins: Spellbound 1955-74 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15530
 

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2-CD with 36-page booklet, 48 tracks. Playing time approx. 136 mns. Esquerita may have been one of rockin'est cats ever, but Screamin' Jay' Hawkins was certainly the weirdest. A true original who has been steadily recording for more than 40 years, Hawkins conjures...

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Sonny Burgess: Classic Recordings 1956-59 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15525
 

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There's nothing wilder in Fifties music than Sonny Burgess's Sun recordings. The complete story is here in 54 incredible rafter shakin', barn burnin' cuts. Several of the original singles have been transferred from newly discovered master tapes for the first time,...

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Merrill Moore: Boogie My Blues Away (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15505
 

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2-CD with 20-page booklet, 45 tracks. Playing time approx. 112 mns. In the late '60s, rock 'n' roll fans began discovering the magic of Merrill Moore. A boogie woogie pianist who hung around the hillbilly bars of southern California, he cut music that defied...

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Billy Lee Riley: Classic Recordings 1956-1960 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15444
 

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2-CD with 38-page booklet, 49 tracks. Playing time approx. 110 mns. Classic... and then some! When people talk about rockabilly, Billy Lee Riley is usually in the 'A' list, even tho' he never had a hit. His spectacularly untamed vocals, backed by the equally...

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