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Cree Records

Cree Records was founded in the spring of 2013 around the big wooden table in the Bear Family farmyard, situated somewhere in the barren wastes of the North German plains in the nowhere between Hamburg and Bremen. The new record label is a subsidiary of Bear Family and, of course, its founder Richard Weize. Since 1975, Richard has been putting out lavishly packaged complete reissues of records by the musicians he admired as a youth. Not with an eye to making a fast buck, but because he's obsessed with music.

Bear Family Records has long enjoyed a solid reputation as one of the world's top quality reissue labels and has received numerous awards. Weize himself admits: "I'm a collector, and I'm crazy." Proof of the level of his insanity is his gigantic archive, which contains over 40,000 vinyl records and master tapes. Regardless of musical genre – country, folk, rhythm and blues, or calypso – whenever Bear Family mastermind Weize gets his hands on an interesting musical idea, he puts his heart and soul into uncovering old master tapes and photographic material. He conducts interviews and contacts experts while his team sorts out the licensing deals necessary for re-releasing the masters in question.

For his uncompromising boxed sets, he was awarded Germany’s renowned Echo Prize for Special Services to Music in 2009. Several of Bear Family’s boxed sets, including The Bristol Sessions – The Big Bang Of Country Music, Black Europe, and most recently Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Portrait Of An American Singer, received Grammy nominations.

As time goes by, more and more people from all areas of music are finding their way to Bear Family. They have exciting new goodies in their backpacks, but these often lie outside the limits of the classic Bear Family genres. In order to provide an outlet for other ideas, in spring 2013 the now semi-retired Weize and cohort Merten Kaatz founded Cree Records, thereby extending Bear Family's musical range and its pool of contributors. Bear Family generally takes care of the first 70 years of the previous century, whereas Cree Records has now grabbed the sounds from the 1960s up into the 21st Century. Whether focusing on reggae or ska, '70s and '80s soul, rare grooves or forgotten top sellers, Cree Records will always have an eye on the dance floor. 

   
 
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. ...

$23.54 *

Various - Cree Records: The Cole Slaw Club - The Big Rhythm & Blues Revue (CD)
Art-Nr.: CCD1208
 

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1-CD Digipak (4-plated), 17 tracks. Total playing time approx. 40 mns Compiled by DJ 'The one and only' Baster Rübsam from Hamburg. Rare and hard-to-find records, some re-issued for the first time.  Classic dance floor fillers from the worldwide known...

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Jeffrey Turpin & His Friends: Music For The Heads (7inch, 45rpm, Picture Sleeve, Limited Edition)
Art-Nr.: CRS506
 

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Jeffrey Turpin and his friends A) Jeffrey Turpin and his friends feat. Ida Mae 'Rumors'  B) Cinnamon Suns 'Party Time' 'Rumours' and 'Party Time' – two up-tempo soul/funk tracks with a caribbean feel, produced by Trinidad-born producer and songwriter...

$14.10 *

Various - Cree Records: The Cole Slaw Club - The Big Rhythm & Blues Revue (180g Vinyl + 7inch Single)
Art-Nr.: CLP1208
 

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1-LP 180gram plus 7inch single (45 rpm), re-mastered. 16 tracks • Compiled by DJ 'The one and only' Baster Rübsam from Hamburg.  • Rare and hard-to-find records, some re-issued for the first time.  • Classic dance floor fillers from the worldwide known...

$29.44 *

Embryo - Nadie La Fond: Frankie Francis & Al Kent Edits (12 inch vinyl EP)
Art-Nr.: CRS504
 

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Strictly limited to 250 copies worldwide! NEW edits. Original versions on Cree Records collection of songs from Nappy Mayers' Trinidad & Tobago legacy. Various Artists: Nappy - Music Man available on Cree CCD 1209, and on Cree 180gram vinyl (2-LP plus 7')...

$18.82 *

Various - Cree Records: Nappy - Music Man - Funk, Disco & Calypso From Trinidad 1975-1981(2-LP - 7inch)
Art-Nr.: CLP1209
 

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2-LP 180gram (fold-out sleeve) plus 7inch single (45 rpm) with 32-page booklet (21x21 cms), re-mastered. 18 tracks •    High quality tracks recorded in Port of Spain/Trinidad between 1975-1981 •    'Musical blend' of Trinidadian Calypso...

$29.44 *

Embryo: Soca (It's Soul Calypso) - Wajang Woman (7inch, 45rpm, Picture Sleeve, Limited Edition)
Art-Nr.: CRS503
 

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​Wajang Woman was recorded in 1976 at K.H. Studios by Richard 'Nappy' Mayer's band Embryo , originally released on Kalaloo Records. It's currently one of the most sought-after island funk tracks from Trinidad. The flip side is the cosmic disco track Soca (It's...

$11.74 *

Various - Cree Records: Nappy - Music Man - Funk, Disco & Calypso From Trinidad 1975-1981
Art-Nr.: CCD1209
 

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1-CD digipak (4-plated) with 40-page booklet, 19 tracks. Total playing time approx. 80 minutes. • High quality tracks recorded in Port of Spain/Trinidad between 1975-1981 • Carefully re-mastered for this release • 'Musical blend' of Trinidadian Calypso and American...

$18.57 *

Various - Cree Records: Step Inside My Soul - Rare '70 And Modern Soul
Art-Nr.: CCD1202
 

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​During the 1970s, Polydor licensed a large amount of soul and funk material. Masters, originally produced by independent record producers, or indie labels. High quality but very rare tracks, released on Polydor between 1972 and 1980. Soulful and less poppy...

$18.57 *

Various - Cree Records: Step Inside My Soul - Rare '70 And Modern Soul (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: CLP1202
 

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2-LP 180-gram vinyl, re-mastered, fold-out cover with 12-page inlay (21x21 cms), Funk & Soul High quality but very rare tracks, released on Polydor between 1972 and 1980. Masters, originally produced by independent record producers, or indie label s...

$29.44 *

Various - Cree Records: German Measles Vol.2 - 180gr Vinyl
Art-Nr.: CLP1204
 

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180gram Vinyl LP, 16 tracks. ​DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) Disc Cutting: Günter Pauler at Pauler Acoustics, Northeim Mastered by Bob Jones, pressed by Pallas, Diepholz, Germany Wylde, class AAA 60s German beat, garage, pop, punk & psychedelia Compiled and...

$23.54 *

Various - Cree Records: German Measles Vol. 1
Art-Nr.: CLP1203
 

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180gram Vinyl LP, 16 tracks. ​DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) Disc Cutting: Günter Pauler at Pauler Acoustics, Northeim Mastered by Bob Jones, pressed by Pallas, Diepholz, Germany Wylde, class AAA 60s German beat, garage, pop, punk & psychedelia Compiled and...

$23.54 *

John Harris & The Soul Sayers: Hangin' In - What Can I Do
Art-Nr.: CRS501
 

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The original 1960s 45rpm release is extremely hard to find. A Northern Soul scene favorite. Originals sell for several thousand Euros. Re-issue w/ picture sleeve, strictly limited to 500 copies, worldwide! British Northern Soul DJ Paul Sadot was probably the...

$11.74 *

   
 
 
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