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?!

Shawn Pittman & Jay Moeller: Everybody Wants To Know (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPCCA1111

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(CrossCut Records) 14 Tracks - Limited (500 pcs.) 180-gram vinyl edition -  Under their own direction Shawn and Jay along with Johnny Moeller - the three have known each other for over 20 years - recorded a stunningly loud, dirty album album full of enthusiasm...

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Dale Hawkins: L.A., Memphis And Tyler, Texas (LP, 180gram Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: BAF18041

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• In 1956, Dale Hawkins (1936 - 2010) wrote Suzie Q - a giant song and a classic of garage rock of the 1960s. • After his years as a musician at Chess Records (1956 - 1961), he recorded for various US labels and worked as a producer. • In 1969 he made his...

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Geater Davis: Sweet Woman's Love (LP, 180gram Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: BAF18031

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LP 180gram • 1971’s ’Sweet Woman’s Love’ is considered a deep soul classic amongst fans and collectors. • Often compared with Bobby ’Blue’ Bland, Geater Davis was an underrated ambassador of the Southern soul/blues genre. • His vocal style has often been...

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Bobby 'Blue' Bland: Dreamer (LP, 180gram Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: BAF18029

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Bobby ’Blue’ Bland (1930 – 2013) Bobby ’Blue’ Bland is one of the most magnificent Blues and Soul singers of all time! His 1974 album ’Dreamer’ is a milestone in Blues and Soul music! Recorded in Los Angeles with the cream of the studio musicians!...

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James Luther Dickinson: Dixie Fried (180gram vinyl)
Art-Nr.: BAF18037

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Vinyl re-issue of first album by legendary Memphis rock producer and musician. Masterpiece of southern boogie, blues, soul, and country music.  1972 ATLANTIC album, recorded with the Dixie Flyers as his backing band.  Featuring Eric Clapton...

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B.B. King: Live And Well (180gram Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: BAF18013

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180gram vinyl LP, re-issue, original gatefold sleeve, 10 tracks. Total playing time approx. 48 minutes. •    Produced by Bill Szymczyk ( J. Geils Band, Joe Walsh, James Gang, Eagles ) •    B.B. King's first top 100 album!...

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B.B. and The Blues Shacks: London Days
Art-Nr.: LPCCA1100

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(2010) CrossCut

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