Archive | May, 2015

Something new

5 May

First copy of the forthcoming Tennessee Ernie Ford box set from Bear Family has just arrived, and it looks like this:

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Later this year there will be a 40th Anniversary box (incl. a massive book, a DVD, and three CDs with exclusive Bear songs – among them one by Ry Cooder, singing “I’d like to be on Bear Family when I die…”, plus the long-awaited Jerry Lee Lewis set (17 CDs!). File alongside the Chuck Berry box.

Currently in production (and expected in June) is another long-awaited box – the second volume in BE! Record‘s series of ‘Oddball Labels’ collections. Like The Texas Box it’s a 10 CD box, accompanied by a 208-page coffee-table book, featuring rare singles from Michigan, not surprisingly titled “The Michigan Box”. Here are sample pages from the book:

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