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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.

   
 
Andre Tanker Five: Afro Blossom West (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: CLP1214
 

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• Very rare LP album, originally released 1969 on the local Atman label from Trinidad with the catalog number 151. • Innovative mixture of different Caribbean and US-American musical styles, Latin Jazz, Funk, Calypso and Folk. • Andre Tanker - vibes,...

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Modern Sound Quintet: Otinku (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: CLP1229
 

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1 Vinyl LP (180 gram) in gatefold sleeve. 11 tracks. Playing time approx. 39:07 mns. ​Re-issue of hard-to-find 1971 jazz album, originally recorded and released in Finland. Fascinating fusion of modern jazz and elements of Caribbean music, African roots and pan....

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Ray Anthony & His Orchestra: Rock Around The Rock Pile (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17548
 

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Ray Anthony - BCD17548 1-CD Digipak (4-pages) with 70 page booklet. 28 tracks, total playing time approx. 73 minutes. • Unique compilation of his uptempo numbers. There has never been such a thing before!  • A jouful party for those who love...

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Andrew Burman: Schnaps Rag - Metronome Records (Emailleschild 25cm - 10inch)
Art-Nr.: SIGN517
 

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(Custom-made) High-quality enamel sign, 700 grams, 25cm diameter with two holes for wall mounting.

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Inge Brandenburg & das hr Jazzensemble: Easy Street (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17049
 

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1-CD digipak (4-plated) with 44-page booklet, 20 tracks. Total playing time approx. 61 minutes. 'Easy Street' gathers all 20 tracks Inge Brandenburg recorded with the Frankfurt Jazz Ensembles These songs certainly are some of the most carefully produced jazz...

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Clive Zanda: Clive Zanda Is Here With 'Dat Kinda Ting' - Calypsojazz Innovations (180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: CLP1220
 

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LP, 180gram vinyl. 9 tracks, 36:37, Download card Jazz, Caribbean, Soca • Vinyl LP, pressed on 180gram virgin vinyl. • Re-release of Clive Zanda’s classic calypso jazz album, originally released in 1975. • Recorded in Portz of Spain, Trinidad. • Only...

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Bill Ramsey & hr Big Band: Here’s To Life - Here’s To Joe. A Tribute To Joe Williams (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17506
 

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1-CD Digipak (4-sided) with 28-page booklet, 12 tracks. Total playing time approx. 44 minutes. German/English liner notes. •    Bill Ramsey pays tribute to his idol Joe Williams on a par. •    Recorded in 2005 with the hr Big...

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Eartha Kitt & Shorty Rogers: St. Louis Blues - The Velvet Lounge Series (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17148
 

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1-CD-Album Digipak with 32-page booklet, 12 tracks RCA 1958. Playing time approx. 35 minutes. Eartha Kitt & Shorty Rogers Orson Welles called her "the most exciting woman in the world." Singer, dancer, actress, writer, activist and icon, the world was Eartha...

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Mansa Musa: Hold On To The Faith (180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: CLP1216
 

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• Calypso and African rhythms from Trinidad and Tobago. • Famous drummer and percussionist who has accompanied countless musicians. • Recorded in Port of Spain, Trinidad.  • Featuring Trinidad and Tobago musician and composer, André Michael Tanker. ...

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Bill Ramsey: My Words (2-CD) 85th Birthday Edition
Art-Nr.: BCD17427
 

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2-CD Digipak (4-sided) with 64 page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 113 minutes. Recordings from the past 45 years – Billy Ramsey with jazz combos and big bands. (Almost) all songs written bei Bill Ramsey – of course re-printed in the booklet....

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Freddie Brocksieper: Freddies Boogie Blues
Art-Nr.: BCD16388
 

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 64 mns. THE GERMAN GENE KRUPA In all the Jazz encyclopaedias not a single word can be found about Freddie ' Brocksi ' Brocksieper . Just a few insiders know about him. That situation has changed...

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Freddie Brocksieper: Shot Gun Boogie
Art-Nr.: BCD16277
 

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1-CD with 12-page booklet, 25 tracks Playing time 74:14 minutes. In all the Jazz encyclopaedias not a single word can be found about Freddie 'Brocksi' Brocksieper . Just a few insiders know about him. That situation has changed since the release of our first...

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Freddie Brocksieper: Drums Boogie
Art-Nr.: BCD15988
 

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1-CD with 28-page booklet, 27 tracks. Playing time approx. 77 mns. In all the Jazz encyclopaedias not a single word can be found about Freddie 'Brocksi' Brocksieper . Just a few insiders know about him. This situation will certainly be changed with these two CDs....

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Freddie Brocksieper: Globetrotter
Art-Nr.: BCD15912
 

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1-CD with 32-page booklet, 26 tracks. Playing time approx. 76 mns. In all the Jazz encyclopaedias not a single word can be found about Freddie 'Brocksi' Brocksieper. Just a few insiders know about him. This situation will certainly be changed with this, and the...

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Various - History: The History Of Skiffle 6-CD Box 88-Page Book
Art-Nr.: BCD16099
 

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6-CD Boxed Set (LP-Size) with 88-page hardcover book, 174 tracks, total playing time approx. 7 hours 40 minutes. -- WASHBOARDS ...KAZOOS ...BANJOS: This six-CD set is a full, long overdue anthology of the music and musicians who created Skiffle. From the African...

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Bill Ramsey: Ramsey Swings (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16983
 

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4-CD Digipak with comprehensive booklet, 100 tracks, playing time: 313:33. This excellent 4 CD set celebrates 41 years of top-rate music from the great singer Bill Ramsey ! A jazzman from Cincinnati, Ramsey made his home and his records in Germany and gained a...

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Various - Jazz in Deutschland: Jazz in Deutschland, Teil 4 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16912
 

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3-CD 8-page Digipac with 118-page booklet, 45 tracks, playing time approx. 238 mns. Jazz in Germany on 12 CDs. 100 years of jazz in Germany - the music of the 20th century. For the first time, the renowned research-author team of Horst H.J. Bergmeier and Dr. Rainer...

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Various - Jazz in Deutschland: Jazz in Deutschland, Teil 3 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16911
 

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3-CD 8-page Digipac with 126-page booklet, 57 tracks, playing time approx. 248 mns. Jazz in Germany on 12 CDs. 100 years of jazz in Germany - the music of the 20th century. For the first time, the renowned research-author team of Horst H.J. Bergmeier and Dr. Rainer...

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Various - Jazz in Deutschland: Jazz in Deutschland, Teil 1 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16909
 

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3-CD 8-page Digipac with 203-page booklet, 88 tracks, playing time approx. 256 mns. Jazz in Germany on 12 CDs. 100 years of jazz in Germany - the music of the 20th century. For the first time, the renowned research-author team of Horst H.J. Bergmeier and Dr. Rainer...

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Various - Jazz in Deutschland: Jazz in Deutschland, Teil 2 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16910
 

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3-CD 8-page Digipac with 199-page booklet, 92 tracks, playing time approx. 255 mns. Jazz in Germany on 12 CDs. 100 years of jazz in Germany - the music of the 20th century. For the first time, the renowned research-author team of Horst H.J. Bergmeier and Dr. Rainer...

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Various - History: Cotton Club (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16340
 

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2-CD box (LP-size) with 125-page hardcover book, 53 tracks. Playing time 155:36 mns. The Cotton Club, 1923-1940, is still the most famous jazz club of all time. Run by the underworld and patronised by New York's high society, 'The Aristocrat of Harlem' employed...

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Hans-Martin Majewski: Film-Jazz
Art-Nr.: BCD16386
 

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1-CD with 44-page booklet, 23 tracks. Playing time approx. 68 mns.

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Albert Mangelsdorff: Die Opa Hirchleitner Story, plus
Art-Nr.: BCD16331
 

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1-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 96-page booklet, 20 tracks. Playing time approx. 61 mns.

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GITTE: Songs For My Father
Art-Nr.: BCD16582
 

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1-CD with 24-page booklet, 16 tracks, playing time 72:51 minutes.

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Johannes Rediske: Jumpin' At The Badewanne
Art-Nr.: BCD16172
 

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1-CD with 22-page booklet, 26 tracks. Playing time approx. 80 mns. In the Fifties and Sixties, 'Jumping At The Badewanne' was an anthem among the patrons of Berlin's most popular jazz club, the Badewanne. Listening to it again today, we're not only reminded of...

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Bill Ramsey: Caldonia And More...
Art-Nr.: BCD16151
 

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1-CD with 28-page booklet, 23 single titles. Playing time approx. 79 minutes.  This is Bill Ramsey - live! We begin with three recordings made in Holland in July 1957, five recordings from the Polish Jazz Festival in July 1957 and four tracks...

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JOHANNES REDISKE QUINTETT: Re-Disc Bounce
Art-Nr.: BCD16119
 

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1-CD with 24-page booklet, 22 single titles. Playing time approx. 79 minutes.  Guitarist Johannes Rediske (1926-1975) was a key figure in the German jazz scene, especially in Berlin in the 1950s. His quintet, influenced by Cool Jazz, was a household name...

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Manfred Gustavus: Cherokee
Art-Nr.: BCD16224
 

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1-CD with 16-page booklet, 18 tracks. Playing time approx. 66 minutes. Manfred Gustavus has been a leading figure in Swing music since the early 1950s in East Germany. After the fall of the Wall he regrouped with his old mates, and now the Manfred Gustavus...

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The Vipers Skiffle Group: 10.000 Years Ago (3-CD Box Set)
Art-Nr.: BCD15954
 

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3-CD box (LP-size) with 36-page book, 64 tracks. Playing time approx. 157 mns. As a group, Wally Whyton and the Vipers were the premier British performers of the Skiffle era. Their distinctive style was the very essence of the musical craze which swept Britain...

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Johnny Duncan: Last Train To San Fernando (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Art-Nr.: BCD15947
 

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Skiffle was a phenomenon; Lonnie Donegan was a phenomenon. Many thought the two were the same thing, until rock 'n' roll killed off skiffle - and Lonnie became a fixture in the British music scene. Here is the complete story of Lonnie on Decca and Pye, from 1954 to...

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Nellie Lutcher: & Her Rhythm (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15910
 

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4-CD box (LP-size) with 36-page book, 105 tracks. Playing time approx. 283 mns. A million miles from the cottonpatch, this was swinging, sophisticated music that effortlessly combined blues, boogie, jazz, and classic pop. Nellie Lutcher, an accomplished pianist in...

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Wolfgang Lauth: Noch Lauther
Art-Nr.: BCD15942
 

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 17 tracks. Playing time approx. 65 mns. In the Fifties and Sixties, Wolfgang Lauth was one of Germany's best jazz pianists and composers. He was forced to make a living elsewhere, but in his prime he recorded some extraordinarily...

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Lonnie Donegan: More Than 'Pye In The Sky' (8-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15700
 

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8-CD box (LP-size) with 60-page book, 209 tracks. Playing time approx. 599 mns. Skiffle was a phenomenon; Lonnie Donegan was a phenomenon. For many it was one and the same, until rock 'n' roll killed skiffle - and Lonnie became a legend in the British music scene....

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Wolfgang Lauth: Lauther
Art-Nr.: BCD15717
 

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 23 tracks. Playing time approx. 78 mns.

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GERMAN ALL STARS: Deutsches Jazz Festival 1953, Frankfurt
Art-Nr.: BCD15611
 

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1-CD with 28-page booklet, 9 tracks. Playing time approx. 35 mns. The German Jazz Festival in Frankfurt/Main is the oldest jazz festival still running - older even than Newport. Although it started in 1951, the first 'official' festival was in 1953 and Telefunken...

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Various - Jazz in Deutschland: Deutsches Jazz Festival 1954 - 1955 (8-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15430
 

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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...

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