February 2007
 

This show is my tribute to the Bear Community, and the music of its artists. I'll explore some of its musical history, which will be enhanced by interviews with some of its main contributors. First interview is with Greg Hudson, founder of Woobie Bear Music. His label has produced the "Bear Tracks" CD series of compilations and I applaud his efforts to give this music exposure. Next is Martin Swinger, who in 2000 released the first CD geared directly to the Bear Community, called "Bear Naked." And, I could not leave out Freddy Freeman, a wonderful artist and the founder of Bearapalooza. And the shows also include selected quotes by several other artists, humorous interludes, and I hope, an entertaining experience.

Listen to Radio Version

The 58-minute "Radio Version" of Parts 1 & 2 can
be also be heard, with shorter interviews and the
songs omitted that are followed by asterisks

Each of the 6 hour shows can be streamed or
downloaded by clicking the buttons below, and to go to each show page click on the Part number


All Playlists are given on this page and on the page for each segment; and the shows sound better with headphones

 

- Playlists -

Click on the rainbow bears for each show page, which
is packed full of photos of the artists and recordings

Bearapalooza gif

Go to Parts 1&2

Part 1 - 57:44
Henry Hall & His Orchestra - Teddy Bear's Picnic (1932)
Martin Swinger - Teddy Bear's Picnic (2000)
Greg Hudson Interview
Leroy Lamb - What It Feels Like for a Bear (2005)
Grecote, featuring Freddy Freeman - Closer (2007)
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John Topping - I Am a Bear (1994)
Paul Golio (of Woof) Interview *
Woof - Just a Bear (1997)
MusicBear - Teddy Bear (Woofy Mix) (2000)
Martin Swinger Interview
Martin Swinger - Teddy Bear's Lullaby (2000)
Martin Swinger - Huggin' and Chalkin' (2000)
Hoagy Carmichael - Huggin' and Chalkin' (1947)
*

Go to Parts 1&2

Part 2 - 59:49
Michael Feinstein - Teddy Bear's Picnic (1992)
Martin Swinger - Waltzing With Bears (2000)
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Martin Swinger - You Baby Two (2000)
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Martin Swinger - Military Ditty /
   Give Us Our Own (2004, live)
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Mark Weigle - Bears (2002)
The Brady Bears (2006)
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Queer Duck clip, with Bipolar Bear
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Freddy Freeman Interview
Freddy Freeman - Echo (2007)
Freddy Freeman - Break the Silence (2007)
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Freddy Freeman - Free Man (2007)
Freddy Freeman - Fat Bottom Bears (2003, live)

Go to Part 3

Part 3 - 63:28
Straight Up Queer - Woof (2005)
Straight Up Queer - Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down (2006)
Tommy Johns - Hate Is Not a Family Value (2005)
Tommy Johns - You and Me (2005)
Max Christopher - Stupid Happy Song (2006)
Hirsute Pursuit - I Know What Boys Like (2006)
Kendall - Ain't Love Queer (2005)
Kendall - Fuzzy Bear (2004)
The Rugburns - My Boyfriend (1994)
Pahtcub - Be There (2006)
Greg Hudson Interview, continued
Reigning Men - Gaydar (2002)
Vanity Bear - Bear Fatal Is My Name (2005)
Michael West - What If (2007)
Michael West - Mr Misunderstood (2004)
Manchester Manbears -That Don't Impress Me Much (2006)
Ron Morris - Have To Do (2005)
Ron Morris - More (2005)

Go to Part 4

Part 4 - 62:00
Bigg Nugg - BPA (Bear Pride Anthem '07) (2007)
Bigg Nugg - Sweat (2006)
LeRoy Lamb - Dominate Me (2006)
Don Harvey - Otter (2004)
Don Harvey - Queer Cowboy Lament (2004)
Mike Ator - Have You Met Lonely (2006)
Mike Ator - Angel Beside Me (2006)
Freddy Freeman Interview, continued
Freddy Freeman - I'm Here I'm Queer I'm Country (2004)
Freddy Freeman - Outmusic (2006)
Freddy Freeman - Village Crawl (2006)
Yolanda - I Wanna Know (2004, live)
Charlie K Brown - For My Best Friend (2006)
Godplead - If (2006)
BEARatones - Exit 5 Rest Stop (2006)
Jeffrey Altergott - My Handy Man
   Ain't Handy No More (1997)
Jeffrey Altergott - Damn Love (2004)

Go to Part 5

Part 5 - 60:00
Mark Weigle - Buddy Got Gut (2005)
Sally Strugglers - Big Boy (1996)
Pink Steel - More to Love (2007)
Elijah Black - Bleed for You (2004)
Kub65 - Blackbear (1995)
Kub65 - Apricot Hanky (2001)
Cubsound - I Saw Him Once (2006)
Kerry Land - Sante Fe (2002)
Cowboy Dick - Cowboy Butts (1999)
Shannon Grady - Paul & Gene (2006)
Shannon Grady - Falling (2006)
Ernest David Lijoi - The Sweet Side of Goodbye (2000)
Ernest David Lijoi, comments on "Chandler Street" (2002)
Ernest David Lijoi - Chandler Street (2002)
MusicBear - Homophobia (2000)
Kenny Lockwood - Tin Angel (2001)
Nekked - How Come You Don't Love Me (2006)
 

Go to Part 6

Part 6 - 60:28
London Gay Men's Chorus - Teddy Bear's Picnic (2001)
Alan Reade - Never Look Back (2002)
The Bobbleheads - Crush (2004)
John Ashfield - Moon River (2007)
John Ashfield - Johnny Mathis (2007)
Matthew Temple - Written on the Rails (2006)
Matthew Temple - Eyes of a Poet (2006)
Smokey the Bear, with Clint Walker (1950)
Jack Schell - Bear Man Hoedown (2006)
Flipping the Pig - Saw It In a Movie (2005)
Max Christopher - The One (2006)
Shane Owen - Beat Control (2006)
Dave Montana - Collecting Dust (2004)
Dave Montana - I Don't Believe in Love (2004)
Andy Northrup comments
Andy Northrup - Conspiracy (2001)
Andy Northrup - The Moment You Know (2001)
Andy Northrup - It Ain't Easy (2004)

a little humor, folks...

 

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