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?!

Rory Gallagher: Original Album Classics (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBMG8627

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(Sony-BMG) 56 Tracks - The "Original Album Classics" series presents the most important artists with their most important original albums. 5 CDs each in cardboard sleeve in slipcase slipcase. Uniform series look with large artist photo and cover illustrations of...

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Son Of Dave: Hellbound (LP, Maxi)
Art-Nr.: LPKART026

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(Kartel) 3 tracks  Son of Dave makes music that fuses the past and the present, as a man in a vintage suit with a harmonica shouts, stomps, and howls the blues but uses a sampler to loop human beatbox-style rhythm patterns that give his country...

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Various: Woody Guthrie And American Folk Giants (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBT3014

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(2008/Big Three) 60 Tracks - Digipack - Woody Guthrie and the best of Folk Music History!

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Ron Franklin: Ron Franklin (LP, Ltd. Edition)
Art-Nr.: LPALIVE0084

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(2008/Alive) 12 tracks - Produced by Junior Kimbrough

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Bo Diddley: Road Runner - The Chess Masters 1959-1960 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHIP11076

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(2008/Geffen Records) 52 tracks, 150:27 min. The majority of recordings on this beautifully edited compilation were previously unissued! Limited edition. Digipak.

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Feufollet: Cow Island Hop (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVAL0005

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(2008/VALCOUR) 11 tracks (41:51) digipac.  - Outstanding, powerful and fresh album from Lafayette's Cajun Youth. The Music Of Feufollet Is A Perfect Example Of What Dewey Balfa Meant When He Said That He Wanted To Preserve Not The Music Itself But The Process...

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Nine Below Zero: It's Never Too Late! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSJP297

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(2009/Angel Air) 12 Tracks (40:15) - Studio album. Rock, recorded in London. DENNIS GREAVES ' voc/gtr, MARK FELTHAM ' hca, GERRY McAVOY ' bass, BRENDAN O'NEILL ' drums.

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Nine Below Zero: Both Sides Of (CD & DVD)
Art-Nr.: CDSJP242

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(2008/Angel Air) 29 Tracks - 2009 will bring the 30th anniversary of the band. They are working on a new studio album to celebrate the anniversary. Meanwhile, enjoy this great 2-disc set. Part 1 was recorded in 2006 live from their extensive tour through...

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Little Willie John: Nineteen Sixty Six (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKEND305

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Previously unreleased studio album, recorded for Capitol why John was imprisoned for stabbing another man. In 1966 John was hoping for an appeal against his conviction. But it was denied. John, one of the greatest vocalists, ever! died in prison in 1968. This set is...

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Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Two Men With The Blues (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPBN44541

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(2008 Blue Note) 10 tracks - gatefold cover.

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Lonnie Johnson: Portrait In Blues Vol.6 (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPPPAN162

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(2008/Pure Pleasure) 10 tracks. Recordings from 1963. For more than 40 years Lonnie Johnson has played blues, jazz and ballads in his own way. He was a true creator of the blues. Johnson's impact was massive and influenced everyone, beginning with Robert Johnson,...

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Groundhogs: Hogwash
Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD787

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(2008/BGO) 8 tracks. Their album from 1972.

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Various: The Jaxyson Records Story (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACM4263

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Most obscure recordings!

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Seasick Steve: Dog House Music (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBR04

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(2008/Bronzerat) 12 tracks. The real deal. A tramp, a hobo for many many years. He plays for the kids that are digging the Fat Possum sound, or bands like the White Stripes. And it works. Mostly solo tracks, some with samall combo. Digipak. SEASICK DAVE - acoustic...

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Crazy Chris Kramer & His Groovehands: Any Kind Of Music
Art-Nr.: CDBM08C200

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(2008/Blow Till Midnight) 13 tracks. Chris Kramer - voc/hca, Bernd Kullak - violine/midi-violine, Jens Filser - gtrs, Wolfgang Engelbertz - bass: Guest: Carsten Steffens - drums/perc.

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KRAMER, Chris: Choräle auf der Blues-Harp
Art-Nr.: CDBTM00010

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(2008/Blow Till Midnight) 12 tracks.

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Bobby 'Blue' Bland: Best Of Bobby Blue Bland
Art-Nr.: CD5311421

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(2008/Universal) 27 tracks.

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Louis Armstrong: Plays W.C.Handy
Art-Nr.: CD723272

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(2008/SBME) 16 tracks.

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MAMA ROSIN: Black Robert
Art-Nr.: CDGF020

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Third album from one of Europe's most original creole music bands. They started as Cajun and zydeco cover band. Today, they are mixing a variety of different musical sources and styles to their music. Highly recommended. CYRIL YETERIAN -melodeon/gtr/voc, ROBIN A....

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Various: When Girls Do It (CD)

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Originally released on a 2-LP in 1971. Still some of that stuff remains pretty obscure. Dubbed from 45s, not reaching today's standards of professional re-issues. Look at the art work!

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Cousin Joe: I Never Harmed An Onion (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNTICD7159

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(1985/89 'Night Train') (65:54/22)

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