Big Bear Records

Don’t hesitate to contact us to buy physical copies:

Big Bear Music

Po Box 944


B16 8UT, England

Tel: 0121 454 7020

Fax: 0121 454 9996


Profoundly talented young band from Preston whose debut CD I Wish I Was In New Orleans catapulted them on to the national stage. A captivating mix of New Orleans boogie, blues, barrelhouse and gospel with the soulful voice of Debbie Jones and the piano wizardry of Justin Randall. Tipitina’s second album Taking Care Of Business was […]


It seems to me that New Orleans music is like an underground stream. The everyday world of pop music, jazz and blues carries on oblivious to its presence until, every once in a while, it rises to the surface and insists on being heard. It happened with trad jazz and Fats Domino’s New Orleans rock […]

The History of Big Bear Music

Amid the multitude of Midlands groups during the mid-1960s, all replete with Beatles haircuts, high collared jackets and a neo-Liverpool sound; one band stood out, The Blueshounds. It was soon to become better known as Locomotive, playing Kansas City jazz and blues and featuring a 7-piece horn-based line-up. A recipe for suicide you may think, […]