Cree Records

Cree Records

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Cree Records was founded in spring 2013 around the big wooden table in the Bear Family farmyard, somewhere in the barren wastes of the North German Plain between Hamburg and Bremen. This 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 re-issues 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 now enjoys a solid reputation as one of the world's top quality re-issue 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 & blues or calypso - whenever Bear Family mastermind Richard 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, contacts experts and sorts out the licencing deals necessary for re-issuing the recordings in question. For his uncompromising box sets he was awarded the "Echo Prize for special services to music" in 2009, and in 2012 he received a Grammy nomination for the box set "The Bristol Sessions – The Big Bang Of Country Music".

As time goes by, more and more people from all areas of music are finding their way to Bear Family and Richard Weize. They have exciting new goodies in their backpacks, but these often lie outside the limits of the classic Bear Family repertoire. In order to provide an outlet for other ideas, in spring 2013 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 seventy years of the previous century, whereas Cree Records have now grabbed the sounds from the 1960s and up into the 21st century. Whether selecting reggae or ska, '70s and '80s soul, rare grooves or forgotten top sellers, Cree Records always have more of an eye for the dancefloor than Bear Family Records.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
CCD 1202 AH Step Inside My Soul (Rare '70s And Modern Soul)  album cover Various Step Inside My Soul (Rare '70s And Modern Soul) (Comp) CCD 1202 AH Germany 2014 Sell This Version
CCD 1206 Doing Our Thing - More Soul From Jamdown 1970-82  album cover Various Doing Our Thing - More Soul From Jamdown 1970-82(CD, Comp) Cree Records CCD 1206 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
CCD 1207 Taxi Gang In Discomix Style 1978-1987  album cover Sly & Robbie Taxi Gang In Discomix Style 1978-1987(CD, Comp) Cree Records CCD 1207 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
CCD 1208 The Cole Slaw Club  album cover Various The Cole Slaw Club(CD, Comp) Cree Records CCD 1208 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
CCD 1209 Nappy Music Man  album cover Various Nappy Music Man(CD, Comp, RE) Cree Records CCD 1209 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
CCD 1211 Blow ’Way  album cover Lancelot Layne Blow ’Way(2xCD, Comp, Dig) Cree Records CCD 1211 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
CCD1231 Tropical Trips Vol.1 (Life Is Better In The Tropics)  album cover Various Tropical Trips Vol.1 (Life Is Better In The Tropics)(CD, Comp) Cree Records CCD1231 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
CLP 1202 Step Inside My Soul - Rare 70's And Modern Soul  album cover Various Step Inside My Soul - Rare 70's And Modern Soul(2xLP, Comp, RM, 180) Cree Records CLP 1202 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
CLP1203 German Measles Volume 1 - Flames Of Love: '60s Beat, Garage & R&B From Germany  album cover Various German Measles Volume 1 - Flames Of Love: '60s Beat, Garage & R&B From Germany(LP, Comp, Gat) Cree Records CLP1203 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
CLP1204 German Measles Volume 2 - Sun Came Out At Seven: '60s Mod, Pop And Freakbeat From Germany  album cover Various German Measles Volume 2 - Sun Came Out At Seven: '60s Mod, Pop And Freakbeat From Germany(LP, Comp, Gat) Cree Records CLP1204 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
CLP 1206 Doing Our Thing - More Soul From Jamdown 1970-82  album cover Various Doing Our Thing - More Soul From Jamdown 1970-82(2xLP, Comp) Cree Records CLP 1206 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
CLP 1207 Taxi Gang In Discomix Style 1978-1987  album cover Sly & Robbie Taxi Gang In Discomix Style 1978-1987(2xLP, Comp) Cree Records CLP 1207 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
CLP 1208 The Cole Slaw Club  album cover Various The Cole Slaw Club(LP, Comp + 7") Cree Records CLP 1208 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
CLP 1209 Nappy Music Man  album cover Various Nappy Music Man(2xLP, Comp, RM + 7", Comp) Cree Records CLP 1209 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
CLP1211 Blow ’Way  album cover Lancelot Layne Blow ’Way(2xLP, Comp, RM + 7") Cree Records CLP1211 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
CLP 1214 Afro Blossom West  album cover Andre Tanker Five* Afro Blossom West(LP, Album) Cree Records CLP 1214 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
CLP 1216 Hold On To The Faith   album cover Mansa Musa Hold On To The Faith (LP, Album, RE, RM) Cree Records CLP 1216 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
CLP 1220 Is Here With ’Dat Kinda Ting’  album cover Clive Zanda Is Here With ’Dat Kinda Ting’(LP, RE, RM) Cree Records CLP 1220 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
CLP1222 To Be A Lover  album cover George Faith To Be A Lover(LP, Album, RE) Cree Records CLP1222 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
CLP 1229 Otinku  album cover Modern Sound Quintet* Otinku(LP, Album, RE, 180) Cree Records, Bear Family Productions Ltd. CLP 1229 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
CRS 501 Hangin' In / What Can I Do  album cover John Harris And The Soul Sayers Hangin' In / What Can I Do(7", Single, Ltd, Num, RE) Cree Records CRS 501 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
CRS 503 Soca (It's Soul Calypso)  album cover Embryo (11) Soca (It's Soul Calypso)(7", Ltd, RE) Cree Records CRS 503 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
CRS504 Nappy Music Man Edits  album cover Nadie La Fond, Embryo (11) Nadie La Fond, Embryo (11) - Nappy Music Man Edits (Maxi) CRS504 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
CRS 505 The Robin Imamshah Files (Rare Funk & Disco From Trinidad 1976-1979)  album cover Robin Imamshah The Robin Imamshah Files (Rare Funk & Disco From Trinidad 1976-1979)(3x7", Comp, Ltd) Cree Records CRS 505 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
CRS 506 Music For The Head  album cover Jeffrey Turpin And His Friends Music For The Head(7", Single) Cree Records CRS 506 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
CRS 507 Creatures Of The Earth  album cover The Ugly Creatures Creatures Of The Earth(7", Single) Cree Records CRS 507 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
CRS 508 Breezy  album cover Ruby & The Mudflaps Breezy(7", Single, RM) Cree Records CRS 508 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
CRS 509 Tabu  album cover Michael Boothman & Family Tree Featuring Andre Tanker Michael Boothman & Family Tree Featuring Andre Tanker - Tabu(7") Cree Records CRS 509 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
CRS 510 Feel The Groove  album cover Umoja i-nity Feel The Groove(12") Cree Records CRS 510 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
CRS 511 Let It Out / Destruction  album cover Doran "Versatile" Hector Let It Out / Destruction(7", Single, Ltd, RM) Cree Records CRS 511 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
CRS 512 Let's Party Tonight  album cover Leston Paul Let's Party Tonight (Maxi) CRS 512 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
CRS 513 Can't Stop Dancing  album cover Michael Boothman & Kysofusion Band feat. Keith Prescott Michael Boothman & Kysofusion Band feat. Keith Prescott - Can't Stop Dancing(12", Maxi, RE) Cree Records CRS 513 2018 Sell This Version
CRS 517 Tropical Tricks - Cree Records Remixed  album cover Various Tropical Tricks - Cree Records Remixed(12", EP) Cree Records CRS 517 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
CRS 518 Tonight Is De Night  album cover Brother Resistance Tonight Is De Night(LP, RE, RM) Cree Records CRS 518 2019 Sell This Version
CRT 501 Cree Records Paradise - 5 Years Aniversary Sampler  album cover Various Cree Records Paradise - 5 Years Aniversary Sampler(Cass, Ltd, Smplr) Cree Records CRT 501 Germany 2018 Sell This Version