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?!

Rocky & The Wranglers: Rocky & The Wranglers - Roy St. John (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROLL6039

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(2016/Rollercoaster) 19 tracks. Old musical pals Roy St. John, singer-songwriter born in America, John Webb and Toren Jones formed Rocky & The Wranglers, playing the blues alongside Roy's originals and recruiting bass ace David Torretta. The first ten songs on the...

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Dave Collett Trio: Down The Road A Piece With The Blues (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROLL6036

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(2015/Rollercoaster) 33 tracks. A double CD album. Born in Bath, Somerset, Dave Collett soon became known as The Bath Boogie Stylist. Here are two fine albums of blues and boogie-woogie recorded by the Dave Collett Trio, which have been unavailable for some time....

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Willie Logan: Change (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROLL6038

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(2015/Rollercoaster) 10 tracks. A bit of a change for Willie, the rock guitar and blues artists, this. Softer and more thoughtful lyrics with pop overtones this will still appeal to Willie's many fans here and around the world.10 brand new tracks all penned by...

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BLUES PROJECT: Projections (Mono Limited Edition)
Art-Nr.: CDSC6299

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Second album from New Yorks experimental blues band. During the mid-sixties these guys represented the counterpart to Chicago's Butterfield Blues Band. Difficult to classify, the band was fusing elements of blues, jazz, folk-rock, and posychedelia. Newly mastered. -...

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John Mayall: Bluesbrakers With Eric Clapton
Art-Nr.: CDSC6273

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1966's seminal Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton marked John Mayall's emergence as a major recording artist, as well as his commercial breakthrough. The 12-song LP, considered by many to be the most influential British blues album of all time, marked the official...

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Davey Graham: After Hours At Hull University, 4th Feb.1967
Art-Nr.: CDROLL3021

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(1967 'Rollercoaster') (48:57/14) Blues, Folk, Jazz, Klassik: aufgenommen in einer Studentenbude nach einem Konzert. Schönes Dokument / recorded in a private room at Hull University, after an official show. Private recording, beautiful digipack, and booklet.

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