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Various Artists: The Great Tragedy: Winter Dance Party 1959 (Bear Family)

To honor the 60th anniversary of “The Day The Music Died,” German label Bear Family compiled a thorough and compelling scrapbook that encompasses and highlights of the talents lost that day, performers who appeared on the tour, musical tributes to the victims, and an in-depth booklet with super-rare photos and historical background of that fateful winter tour.

Various Artists: Banana Split For My Baby: 33 Gems From the Good Old Summertime (Bear Family)

German reissue label Bear Family offers up a unique and delightful compilation dedicated to all things related to having fun in the summertime. It’s a fun, eclectic compilation of songs from all sorts of genres from the 1950s and early 60s.

BR5-49: One Long Saturday Night, Plus (Bear Family)

This live performance of country swing band BR5-49 captures the young band in top form, and is a fun document of an underrated but superb live band.