New Releases

This new section brings you news on the latest singles and albums due to appear on all major digital and physical outlets.


Marty Robbins: Rock’n Roll’n Robbins
10 inch LP (limited edition – coloured vinyl)
BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive – only directly from the Bear Family Shop and mail order.

The original of this 10″ LP was released on the Columbia label in 1956 with a total of six songs and now is very hard to find, at prices beyond the $500 limit.

Based on the Canadian pressing of that time,  the Bear Family have spiced up the original, by adding four bonus tracks, all of which were also released in 1956, making this new edition of Robbins’ rockabilly recordings, perfectly fit into the label’s 10″ series.

Available at Bear Family Records from 7th February 2020


That’ll Flat Git It! Vol. 33 – Various
Rockabilly And Rock ‘n’ Roll Tracks From The Vaults Of Renown & Hornet Records (CD)

As it corresponds to the concept of Bear Family’s ‘That’ll Flat Git It!’ series, only the rockin’est sides from the Renown catalog were chosen for this release. And these sides can compete with the best in the genre! 

Complete with a 36 page booklet, this CD has 35 tracks, there are many more previously uncomped artists are on board here for the first time, such as Lonnie Dee, Joe Franklin & The Hi-Liters, Daryl Petty, Bobby Strigo with The Blue Notes and many more. 

Available at Bear Family Records from 7th February 2020


The Great Tragedy – Winter Dance Party 1959 – No. 2 (CD)

The ill-fated Winter Dance Party tour that tragically took the lives of the immortal Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper on February 3, 1959, has been documented extensively ever since then, and Bear Family’s recent ‘The Great Tragedy – Winter Dance Party 1959’ (Bear Family BCD17585) expertly covers that part of the story.

But what of the aftermath?
The tour continued on despite that tragedy for another week-and-a-half without so much as a day off. New performers were brought in for added star power, and a career was launched when teenager Robert Velline and his Shadows filled in that first fateful night (you know him better as Bobby Vee).

A must-have for any fan, This set continues the story where our first CD left off, spotlighting the survivors (Dion and The Belmonts, The Crickets, and Frankie Sardo) and the replacement stars (Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Clanton, Fabian, Vee, and Bill Parsons) along with two more tribute songs to the fallen triumvirate for good measure.

Available at Bear Family Records from 3rd January 2020



The Elvis Presley Connection Vol.2 (CD)
Volume 2 continues where Volume 1 has ended

• A unique collection of originals and rare cover versions of famous Elvis tunes.
• This second volume continues exactly where volume one ended. It puts the spotlight on songs that Elvis had recorded in-between 1958 and 1962.
The fine booklet includes rare photos and memorabilia plus liner notes by the German Elvis Presley expert Helmut Radermacher.

Available at Bear Family Records from 3rd January 2020


 

Popcorn Blues Party Vol.1 (CD)

Among Rhythm ‘n’ Blues insiders, “popcorn” is almost a genre term in its own right.
Located near Antwerp in Vrasene, the “Popcorn” was a dance club with four-digit capacity, which organized dance contests with growing popularity every Sunday since the end of the sixties.

 

 

Also – Popcorn Blues Party Vol.2 (CD)

Available at Bear Family Records from 3rd January 2020