0 40 Years Bear Family Records – 3-CD/1-DVD Box Set – 2015

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40 Years Bear Family Records – 3-CD Box Set
Velvetone – Forty Bears
Bear Family Records 2015

Velvetone for Bear Family Records 40 Years Anniversary 2015

Photo ©2015 Andy Einhorn

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar, ‘Uncle Erwin’-Farfisa
ANDY MERCK – Fender Telecaster bass/Vocals
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Vocals

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Steff Ulrich 2014 at Palais Aux Etoiles, Bremen, Germany
Produced by The Zumo Kings

Forty Bears

©2014 Velvetone/Elbmusikverlag

Out of the downtown cave,
Groovin’ on the countryside lawn
Shake ‘em booty in their baggy pants
From dusk till dawn

Lickin’ sweet honey from their rusty cans
Gettin’ rid of them nasty ants
Singin’ Yankee Doodle with their Southern friends
All night long.

Wanda’n’Dolly
Hank’n’Buck
Kitty, Patsy‘n’Emmylou
Shake them booty too…

Forty bears – get together on their sacred ground
Forty bears – sharing with folks what’s been found
Forty bears – harmonize to their sacred sounds
Forty bears – since forty years.

Sway from side to side
Hum and strum their favorite songs
Bumpin‘ furry tails in a Hula dance
Till the early mornin‘

Jimmy’n’Johnny
Rose’n’June
Eddie, Gene and Jerry Lee
Shake them booty too…

Forty bears – get together on their sacred ground
Forty bears – sharing with folks what’s been found
Forty bears – harmonize to their sacred sounds
Forty bears – since forty years.

Out of the downtown cave
Groovin’ on the countryside lawn
Shake ‘em booty in their baggy pants
From dusk till dawn.

Forty bears – get together on their sacred ground
Forty bears – sharing with folks what’s been found
Forty bears – harmonize to their sacred sounds
Forty bears – since forty years!

Alle Tracks:

CD 1

  1. Bela B & Peta Devlin – Bärenjagd
  2. Hawkins Hawaii Trio – Alabama Bear Chase (instrumental)
  3. Johnny Trouble – Die Geschichte von Bruno dem Bär
  4. Ian Whitcomb & his Orchestra – Autumn Bears (instrumental)
  5. Sabrina Ascacibar – So etwas wie Freude
  6. Richard Bennett – Forbearance (instrumental)
  7. hotel ex – Mit Bären gehen
  8. Los Daytonas – The Bear And The Arbutus (instrumental)
  9. Gunter Gabriel – Richard Weize’s Bear Family Blues
  10. Riders In The Sky – Bear Creek Hop (instrumental)
  11. Roland Heinrich – Irgendwo im Teufelsmoor
  12. Winnie Winston Combo – Bears On Parade (instrumental)
  13. Jay Sherman-Godfrey – Teddy Bear’s Luau (instrumental)
  14. Hermann Lammers Meyer – Bernie, der braune Kuschelbär
  15. Crystalairs – Die Bärenkinder vom Old Tucker Valley
  16. The See See – Lonesome Johnny Bear (instrumental)
  17. Goetz Alsmann – Kleiner Bär von Berlin
  18. The Maharajas – Bear-Files (instrumental)
  19. Johnny Tillotson – Wooden Soldiers
  20. Chip Taylor – Barely Nothing
  21. Bob Woodruff – What Is Heaven
  22. Jerry K. Green  – Tripod The Three Legged Bear
  23. Bäddat Foer Trubbel – Bjoern
  24. Bäddat Foer Trubbel – Blanda dig en Bjoern

CD 2

  1. Ry Cooder – Bear Family Song
  2. Tom House – I Will Bare My All
  3. Chip Taylor – She Barely Said Hello
  4. Mark Brine – The Mis-Adventures of Pete ’n Stinky 1 (The Bear Facts)
  5. Ray Campi – Bareback Ridin‘ Cowboy
  6. Dick Damron – The Famous Bear
  7. Hank Davis – The Bear Song
  8. Narvel Felts – Loaded For Bear
  9. Mona McCall – I Love Charlie Brown (I Love Lucy Brown)
  10. Yana Hoffman & Hank Davis – Lock Up My Cage
  11. Joey Buttler – Barely Any Memory
  12. The Dan Montgomery 3 – More Than I Could Bear
  13. My Darling Clementine – Yours Is The Cross That I Still Bear
  14. Tracey K. Houston – Smokey Bear
  15. Deke Dickerson – I’ve Got To Have It All (Bear Family Gospel Quartet)
  16. John Howie Jr. – I Can’t Bear To See You Go
  17. Trailerpark Idlers – Beer, Bourbon & The Songs Of Bobby Bare
  18. The Shambles – Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Bear?
  19. Chip Taylor – Totally Bare (All Dressed Up In Nothing)
  20. Tracey K. Houston – Barely Hangin‘ On
  21. Cry – Don’t Let ‚Em Grin You Down
  22. Jittery Jack – Bare My Heart
  23. Jono Manson – The Unbearable Longness Of Boring
  24. Frankie Miller – Frankie’s Bear Song

CD 3

  1. Chuck Mead – Big Bear In The Sky
  2. Marcel Riesco – Bear It In Your Heart
  3. Rip Masters – Bear Naked Woman
  4. Lynnette and the Longshots – Barely Here
  5. Briana Kidwell – I Wanna Visit My Bear Family
  6. Carl Casino & The Aces – Polar Bear Rock ’n‘ Roll
  7. Hurley & The Blue Dots – Boogie Woogie Bear
  8. Pete Jamestone & AmandaLouisiana – Bared My Soul For Rock And Roll
  9. Lynnette and the Longshots – Grin And Bear It
  10. Lesley Schatz & Mike Dunbar – Bear Cat
  11. Paul Wuerges – Teddy Bear
  12. Gino & The Lone Gunmen – The Bear
  13. Kevin Fennell – I Play Bear Family Music
  14. John Paul Keith – The Bear
  15. Swamp Dogg with Canned Heat – Did You Ever See A Bear Do The Boogie
  16. Velvetone – Forty Bears
  17. The Hijackers – Silver, Bear And Dung
  18. Banana Seats – Don’t Be Afraid Of The Bear
  19. Roger Arvidson – (I’ll) Bear It In Mind
  20. Fuzztones – Be A Caveman
  21. Bror Gunnar Jansson – Moan Snake Moan – Pt. III – Bearsnake
  22. The Kennedys – Johnny Bear
  23. John Sieger & Phil Lee – Mr. Dancin‘ Bear
  24. Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders – Somedays You Eat The Bear – Somedays The Bear Eats You

0 35 Years Bear Family Records – 3-CD Box Set – 2010

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35 Years Bear Family Records – 3-CD Box Set
Velvetone – Fuzzy Brown
Bear Family Records 2010
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Fuzzy Brown

2010 Velvetone

Sweet tooth baby bear longing for some honey
Plodding through the woods peeping up the boring old trees
Climbing up a birch tree grabbing at the beehive
Tearing down the whole branch steppin’ on the late king bee
Slightly overweight
Mostly well-behaved
By all means a problem bear

Talkin’ ‘bout a
Fuzzy brown
Eight foot
Berry pickin’
Goat kickin’
Honey lickin’
Knockin’ down beehives
Kind of a problem bear

Grown-up Fuzzy bear wading in the water
Staring at the crawfish waiting for a big fat trout
Slipping on a wet stone juggling not to fall
Crashin’ in a beaver dam another Fuzzy big black out
Slightly overweight
Mostly well-behaved
By all means a problem bear

Talkin’ ‘bout a
Fuzzy brown
Eight foot
Berry pickin’
Goat kickin’
Honey lickin’
Knockin down beehives
Kind of a problem bear

Grey-haired senior bear no pockets for no money
Tempted by a sweet smell heading for a general store
Breaking through the window belly gettin’ stuck
His new suit’s fittin’ tight trouble he will make no more
Slightly overweight
Mostly well-behaved
By all means a problem bear

Talkin’ ‘bout a
Fuzzy brown
Eight foot
Berry pickin’
Goat kickin’
Honey lickin’
Knockin down beehives
Kind of a
Eight foot
Berry pickin’
Goat kickin’
Honey lickin’
Knockin down beehives
Kind of a problem bear

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars
ANDY MERCK – Upright Bass
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded April 7 & April 9, 2010 at Palais Aux Etoiles, Bremen, Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

Alle Tracks:

CD 1

  1. Truly Lover Trio – Bear The Pain
  2. Richard Bennett – Big Bear Jubilee
  3. Deke Dickerson – Bear Family Talkin’ Blues
  4. Fatboy – Bear Moon
  5. Mike Sanchez – The Bear
  6. Spampinato Bros. – A Bear Is A Bear Is A Bear
  7. Little Rachel and the Rhythm Busters – Hey Big Bear!
  8. Ian Gomm & Jeb Loy Nichols – Running Bear
  9. Alexander Durefelt – Grizzly
  10. Jon Emery – Goldie Rocks And The Hillbilly Bears
  11. Bill Lloyd – Bear With Me
  12. Kim Lenz – What I Crave
  13. Nancy Apple – Bear In Them Woods
  14. Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders – Bear In Mind
  15. Kent Norberg – Last Polar Bears
  16. The Men – The Spiderbear
  17. B.B.& The Blues Shacks – The Bear Is Back
  18. Tom Stevens – Bear In The Woods
  19. Sprague Brothers – She’s A Bearcat
  20. Louie Ortega – I Can’t Bear To See You Cry
  21. Southern Skyline – Steady With Teddy
  22. Elizabeth Cook – Teddy Bear
  23. Hermann Lammers Meyer – Little Teddy Bear

CD 2

  1. Bela B. – Running Bear
  2. The West Saugerties Ale & Quail Club – Grizzly Bear
  3. Dave Schramm & the 2-Five-One Jug Band All Stars – Bears
  4. Martin Belmont – Battersea Bears
  5. Hotel Rex – Tanz Bär tanz
  6. Sabrina Ascacibar – Ein Bär wie ein Mann
  7. Ladi Geisler – Baby Bear’s Birthday (Bärchens Geburtstag)
  8. Crystalairs – Das Bärenbaby Boris
  9. Gunter Gabriel – Schnapp Dir’n Bär (und lad ihn ein zum 5-Uhr-Tee)
  10. Ulrich Tukur & die Rhythmus Boys – Kleiner Bär von Berlin
  11. Götz Alsmann – Ein kleiner Bär mit großen Ohren
  12. Amy Allison – Moonlight On The Mountains
  13. Chip Taylor – Bearly Makin’ It
  14. Little Sparrow – The Hunted (A Bears Tale)
  15. Jim Diamond – Bear Family
  16. Hank Davis – Bearly Able
  17. George Hamilton IV – The Preacher And The Bear
  18. Ray Campi – Bear Me In Mind
  19. Roland Heinrich – The Ballad Of Papa Bear And Mr. Possum
  20. Johnny Bush – Beartooth
  21. The Siekers – Bears In Texas
  22. Riders In The Sky – Smokey The Bear
  23. Peter Cooper – Nashville Bear Scare

CD 3

  1. Roland Heinrich – Sixteen Discs
  2. Paul Burch – Ursula Major
  3. Johnny Vallis & Johnny Preston – Running Bear
  4. Björn Olsson – Björn Olsson
  5. Gwil Owen – Honey Bear
  6. Tim Carroll – Alley Oop
  7. Mike Bell & The Belltones – Crazy Bear Rock
  8. Velvetone – Fuzzy Brown
  9. Ervin Travis – Grizzly Bear
  10. The Twistaroos – The Grizzly Bear
  11. Dennis Diken – Bear (In My Garden)
  12. Hank Shizzoe – Beware Of The Bear
  13. Freddie Steady Krc – Like A Bear Loves Honey
  14. Phil Lee – I Wanna Spend My Christmas Time With You
  15. Goo Men – The Bear
  16. Mike And The Ravens – Once I Was A Dancing Bear
  17. Tommy Womack – Luigi, The Lonely Christmas Bear
  18. Tim Lee 3 – Ursa Major (Airships)
  19. Charlie and the Mothers of Propriety Pickett – What I Like About Miami
  20. Robert Johnson & The Punchdrunks – Don’t Touch That Bear Or I’ll Mangle You
  21. The Atomic Blast – The Amazing Hypno-Bear (On A Unicycle)
  22. Jeff Bird – Somebody’s Sleeping In My Bed

0 30 Years Bear Family Records – 2-CD Box Set – 2005

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30 Years Bear Family Records – 2-CD Box Set
Velvetone – Bearfootin‘
Bear Family Records 2005
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Bearfootin‘

Robert Parker 1966 / Velvetone 2005

Everybody git on your feet,
You make me nervous when you in your seat
Take off your shoes and pat your feet,
We’re doin a dance that can’t be beat

We bearfootin‘, We bearfootin‘,
We bearfootin‘, We bearfootin‘,

Went to a party the other night,
Boss of bears was out of sight
Threw way his wig and his sneakers too
He was doin a dance without any shoes

He was bearfootin‘, He was bearfootin‘,
He was bearfootin‘, He was bearfootin‘,

Hey big ole man with your long hair down
I bet you can bearfoot all night long
Take off your shoes and throw ‚em away,
Come back and get ‚em another day

We bearfootin‘, We bearfootin‘,
We bearfootin‘, We bearfootin‘,

Boss of bears he told his crew
If I’s bearfoot would you bearfoot too
Crew told boss,we’ll stir your stew
We was barefootin ever since we was two

They was bearfootin‘, they was bearfootin‘
They was bearfootin‘, We bearfootin‘
we bearfootin‘ We bearfootin‘
aahhaa
We bearfootin‘ we bearfootin‘
We bearfootin‘ we all have no shoes on
We bearfootin‘ We bearfootin‘

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars
ANDY MERCK – Electric bass, Harmony Vocals
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion, Harmony Vocals

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded 2005 by Steff Ulrich at Palais Aux Etoiles, Bremen, Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

Alle Tracks:

CD 1

  1. Buddy Miller & Emmylou Harris – Ole Slewfoot
  2. Richard Bennett – Big Bear Two Step (instrumental)
  3. Roland Heinrich – Elmer And The Bear
  4. Marc Bristol – Grizzly Bear
  5. Victor Avila – Bear With Me Baby
  6. Alan Clark – Can’t Bear To Be Without You
  7. Rip Masters – Bare Knuckle Piano
  8. Joey Butler – (I’ve Got A) Bear On My Back
  9. Dan McNamara – Unbearably Kool
  10. Montijo – Mama’ Teddy Bear
  11. Deke Dickerson – Bear Family Boogie
  12. Jim Rorie – The Bull And The Bear
  13. Dawn Shipley and The Sharp Shooters – Bear With Me Baby
  14. Stephen Bardo – Bear Market Blues
  15. Count Smokula – Transylbearian Woods

CD 2

  1. Chuck E. Weiss – Booga You Bare (Version 2)
  2. Velvetone – Bearfootin’
  3. Pep Torres – (She Really Loved That) Bear Back
  4. Darrin Stout – Barely Hangin’ On
  5. Ray Campi – Life’s A Bearin’ Down On Me
  6. Kevin Fennell – Bear Mountain Train
  7. Smokey Miles – Bare-Bottom Baby
  8. Doug Wilshire – Just A Big Old Bear
  9. Hotel Rex – Nicht die Bienen
  10. Ian Whitcomb – Tango Of The Bears
  11. Gerald Thompson – Betty Bear
  12. Chuck E. Weiss – Booga You Bare (Version 1)
  13. Hank Ray – Once Upon A Time On Hazard Mountain
  14. Hermann Lammers Meyer – The Old Bear
  15. Dave Winstone – Dave’s Aussie Bush Band: A Koala Is Not A Bear
  16. Joe Kevany – Barely There
  17. Devastating Danielle – Gummy Bears
  18. Johnny Cash – The Story About The Bear In The Woods

DVD:

  1. A Brief Bear Family Feature

 

0 Vari-O-Sonic – CD – 1998

VELVETONE
Vari-O-Sonic
One Million Dollar Records 1998
CD OMD $ 031 DOWNLOAD BUNDLE

I’ve never known a more sincere group of guys than the members of Velvetone. They are what we call down home types. Pals, buddies, the kind of guys you can hang out with, shoot a game of pool with or just share a beer. The music? No nonsense Rock’n’Roll. Tuff sensual grooves, rumbling bass, big drum beat, twangin‘ edgy guitar with a vocal that can change the mood from a cry to a scream to a soft melancholy whisper. It’s a good vibe. ‚On The Waterfront‘ meets ‚Dirty Harry‘ down the dead end of a lonely street to ‚Thunder road‘ is where the album takes me. Bogart sittin‘ in a smokey bar with John Wayne romancing Patsy Cline in Elvira’s Negligé. The mixture of influences on this record are like a brilliant concoction of your favorite whiskeys and gins with a tequila chaser that puts fire in your soul, thunder in your blood stream and a menacing grin on your kisser. Lights me up man and sends me out under thick black clouds chasing lost purple skies howlin‘ at the moon. That’s what Velvetone is. Now I’m in a mood.

Liner notes by James Intveld

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion, Rubboard
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar, 6-String Bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Farfisa
ANDY MERCK – Electric Bass, Six-String Bass
LARS KÖSTER – Drums, Percussion

Featuring:
STEFF ULRICH – ‚The Hopf‘, Backing Vocals, Percussion
THE SWIM TWO BIRDS HORNS – Saxophones

Backing Vocals, Claps’n’Snaps by:
The Sonic Solutions
The Ordinares
The Mu-Mu Dolls
Echo DeVaryo

Recorded on 24-track analogue tape at Sundance Studio, Bremen-Germany, in 1997
Engineered by Steff Ulrich
Mixed by Steff Ulrich,Tammo Lüers & Ray DeVaryo
Mastered at Sundance Studio by Johannes Wähnelt & Steff Ulrich
Produced by Steff Ulrich & Velvetone

Lyrics ‚Vari-O-soniC‘

0 Velvetone – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 1996

VELVETONE
Velvetone
Bear Family Records 1996
B10 10002 – 10″-Vinyl-LP
Ausverkauft!!!
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Side A

  1. Without Love
  2. The Worrying Kind
  3. 13 Women
  4. Red Hot

Side B

  1. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
  2. Bad Boy
  3. Rockabilly Funeral

The first time I saw Velvetone was in November ’95 in Bremen, Germany, which is a long way from my home in California. I kept thinkin‘ to myself „man, do I know these guys?“
An old familiar feeling was pulsing through my veins as their band was layin‘ it down to stay. Yeah, I’ll tell you what it was: it brought me back to the days in ’81, when the Paladins were first takin‘ the road from San Diego out to Phoenix, AZ. It was there we found a vivacious scene of about a dozen or so Rockabilly/Rock’n’Roll bands that resembled a camp of banditos more than the down rite hot players that they were – groups like The Geezers, Colin Winsky, The Varmints and Hellfire.
Velvetone should have been there!
Playin‘ clubs like The Mason Jar, Merlins and The Sun Club, all us bands would turn these trashy little Honky Tonks into a Rock’n’Roll riot. We sang about Cadillacs and owned them too. We’d park ‚em in front of the club, all in a line.
Velvetone would’ve had theirs out there.
The clubs would shut down at 1:00 am, but that didn’t mean the jam was over. We’d all head over to The Hell House and jam till dawn, or till it got over 105°F, which ever came first.
I swear I saw Velvetone there.
One afternoon we were cleaning up after one of those nights. We found so many bottles and cans that we cashed ‚em in and bought a keg of beer and some ice, put it in a shoppping cart, took our acoustics and rambled through the town, singin‘ and playin‘ and quenchin‘ the thirst of a massive crowd on that day in 115°F heat …
Yeah, but that night in Bremen last November… It was snowin‘ outdoors, but I was breakin‘ into a mighty sweat watchin‘ Velvetone bring on that old Rock’n’Roll feeling.

Liner notes by Thomas Yearsley (The Paladins)

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals & Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars, 6-String Bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Farfisa Organ
ANDY MERCK – Electric Bass, Rhythm Guitar
LARS KÖSTER – Drums, Percussion

Backing Vocals, Claps’n’Snaps by:
The Ordinares
The Mu-Mu Dolls
Echo DeVaryo

Recorded at Sundance Studio, Bremen-Germany
09/1995 + 02/1996
Engineered by Steff Ulrich
Executive Producers: Tammo Lüers, Ray DeVaryo & Andy Merck
Produced by Velvetone
Vinyl Master by Pauler Acoustics