Blues CDs and Vinyl-Records

'Blues Music Awards 2016' for Bear Family Records

Bear Family's luxurious CD boxed set, Slim Harpo 'Buzzin' The Blues - The Complete Slim Harpo', was honored with the 'Blues Music Award 2016' as 'Best Historical Album of the Year'. The award ceremony was part of the Blues Foundation's gala evening in the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee on the evening of May 5th. Bear Family would like to express deepest thanks to Martin Hawkins, William Gambler and Johnny Pallazotto. 

Blues CDs and Blues Vinyl on Bear Family Mailorder

Blues appears to be the flavor of the month. Most classic LP releases from the 1950s, and 1960s have been re-issued, most of them on high-quality 180gram vinyl. On our own Bear Family label, we have re-released on vinyl one of the rarest and very hard-to-find collector’s classics: Frank Frost & The Night Hawks – Hey Boss Man! Extremely cool Southern down home blues, originally produced by Sun Records founder Sam Phillips during the early 1960s, and originally released on his then newly established Phillips International record label. 

One of the greatest soul/blues albums, ever!

Only recently, Bear Family has released the 180gram version of a true soul/blues classic: Etta James – Tell Mama. This album is regarded one of the greatest soul/blues albums, ever! It was recorded at the famous Fame Studios in Alabama in 1967, and it contains the Blues standard and one of the finest female vocal pieces, I’d Rather Go Blind!

At present, most classic blues albums, originally released on LP during the 1950s and 1960s, are back in print: Sonny Boy Williamson's legendary ‚Rockin’ Chair’ album, the provocative ‚Electric Mud’ album by Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Reed’s VeeJay LPs, a.m.o. But on you will also find rarities, original LPs from the 1980s, released when the interest in vinyl LPs was on the decline as most collectors suddenly favored the new digital format, compact disc.

The Bear Family blues catalog

is offering a lot more than classics and rarities. Most of today’s new blues productions are released on both formats, on CD and on high-quality vinyl. In the blues/rock category, most releases are also available on LP.

The vinyl revitalization of the Blues is amazing. Come on, honestly: Isn’t it a lot more fun to listen to Blues played on a turntable?!

Champion Jack Dupree: Blues From The Gutter (180g vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPPPANSD8019

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(2015/Pure Pleasure) 10 tracks. One of his best albums, finally on high-quality vinyl.

$35.04 *

The Groundhogs: Scratching The Surface (180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPPPAN83199

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(2015/Pure Pleasure) 9 tracks. Excellent debut from one of the UK's most influential blues bands. Featuring Steve Rye one of England's finest harp players. Tony McPhee - gtr/voc, Steve Rye - hca/voc, Pete Cruikshank - bass, Ken Pustelnik - drums.

$35.04 *

Various: Guitar Heroes (180g vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPSP1381

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(2015/Stony Plain) 8 tracks. Guitar Heroes: James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrtett, David Wilcox. Four Telecaster Masters shake up the rock and roll universe on this historic release. Guitar history was made on July 12, 2013 when these guitar heroes performed...

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Shuggie Otis: Freedom Flight (180 gram Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV1339

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(2015/Music On Vinyl). 7 tracks. Reissue of his second album from 1971 on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Produced by Shuggie's father, the R & B legend Johnny Otis. The 15-year old Shuggie played guitar, bass, organ and various percussion instruments and is...

$23.11 *

The Vaughan Brothers: Family Style (180 gram vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV1031

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(2015 / Music On Vinyl) 10 tracks. The only common album of the Vaughan brothers. Reissue of the original album from 1990. 180 gram audiophile vinyl.

$25.68 *

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Bluejeans & Moonbeams (180gram vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV1382

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(2015 / Music On Vinyl) 9 tracks. Reissue of the original album from 1974 . Exclusively remastered. 180 gram audiophile vinyl

$28.02 *

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Live Alive (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV662

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(2015 / Music On Vinyl) 14 tracks.(2015 / Music On Vinyl) 14 tracks. Reissue of the original album from 1986. 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Live recordings from July 16th 1985 Montreux Jazz Festival, July 17th-18th 1986 Austin Opera House and July 19th 1986 Dallas Star...

$29.43 *

John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillun (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPFANT24706

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(1989 / Back To Black) 20 tracks. Reissue . 180 gram heavyweight vinyl . Recorded live in San Francisco , Nov. 2, 3 , 8 , & 10 , 1962. Includes a voucher to download MP3 version of the album.

$32.70 *

B.B. King: Live At The Regal (180g)
Art-Nr.: 1116461

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(1964 'ABC/Paramount') Universal 180 g vinyl re-release.

$20.79 *