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Here’s Woody

31 Jul

The first copies have just arrived from the printers – here’s a look at the new Woody Guthrie set from Bear Family:

The set collects the recordings (feat. 20 previously unissued tracks) from the two Tribute Concerts at the Carnegie Hall in 1968 and at the Hollywood Bowl in 1970 and includes two hardcover books: one is packed with photos from the concerts (by Jim Marshall and David Gahr) and rehearsals/soundchecks, plus essays focusing on several aspects of Woody’s life and work. And of course a proper Bear Family set wouldn’t be complete without hundreds of illustrations – albums of Woody Guthrie’s music from around the world, covers of foreign editions of his books, as well as rare pictures from the Guthry Family archives.

The second book is a reprint of the “TRO Tribute Songbook” featuring lyrics and musical notation of most of the songs performed at the concerts. And even if you think you know Woody’s songs by heart, here’s your chance to discover brilliantly magic lines like

“In the misty crystal glitter of that wild and windward spray…”

More Jazz!

3 Apr

New from BE! Jazz – a six CD-box set of recordings from the “Jazz am Rhein” open air festival 1967 & 1968, featuring big bands like the Kurt Edelhagen All Star Band as well as smaller combos with Manfred Schoof, Peter Trunk, George Gruntz and Dusko Goykovich. The booklet has contemporary reviews in German and English plus concert pictures, posters, tickets and more.

Classic Hank Snow

21 Mar

Watch out for a new print run of the first Hank Snow box from Bear Family coming soon. The new set has an expanded 20-page book with a few additional pictures and an updated discography with  LP and EP track listings (and cover pix). (The music is the same as before – no new mastering or such.)

 

More from the neighbors…

7 Oct

Here are some pages from the accompanying book in the Roy Acuff box set from Bear Family.

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Hi Neighbors!

4 Oct

First pictures from Bear Family’s new Roy Acuff box set:

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Image 22 Apr

Prince RIP

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News, New Arrivals & Work To Do

14 Apr

April Desk

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