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?!

Various: Murder, Theft And Devilish Deals (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM233

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(Righteous) 23 Tracks - Crime doesn't pay... or so they say. However, stories of how it was committed, talk of cowardly curmudgeons, bandits, gunfighters, murderers and various social misfits have always been at the heart of music. The devil has all the best tunes...

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Jack Mack & The Heart Attack: Cardiac Party (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDWOU3733

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(2009/Wounded Bird) 10 tracks. CD reissue of the R&B based rockers' 1982 album, Cardiac Party. Best remembered as the ultimate party band during the early part of the synthetic '80s, Jack Mack & the Heart Attack were live favorites and won fans over with every gig...

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Little Walter: Charly Blues Masterworks Vol.19 - Little Walter (CD)

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(2009/Charly) 26 tracks,  cardboard

$15.87 *

Nathaniel Mayer: Why Won't You Let Me Be Black (LP, Ltd. Edition)
Art-Nr.: LPALIVE0096

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(2009/Alive) 8 tracks - Limited edition - Blue Vinyl

$19.83 *

Various: Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute To The Mississippi Sheiks (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBHM0055

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Everybody knows 'Sittin' On Top Of The World', written and first recorded by The Mississippi Sheiks. This beautiful set of recordings in paying tribute to their music. The Mississippi Sheiks belonged with their Country Blues in the 30's to one of the most...

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CATE BROTHERS: Born to Wander - The Crazy Cajun Recordings (CD)

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(2009/Broadside) 20 tracks

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Lil' Alfred: Dealin' With The Feelin' (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9051

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(2009/Jin) 14 Tracks - Soul-R&B from deep down Louisiana!

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Cold Truth: Do Whatcha Do (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD553822

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(2009) 13 tracks The second release by Cold Truth delivers more pure,classic rock!

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Bill Heid: Asian Persuasion
Art-Nr.: CDMVDDR009

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(2009/Doodlin') 9 tracks. This is jazz organ music that bridges the official 'dirty thang' with space funk... Heavily influenced by both Don Patterson & Larry Young, Bill Heid continues to carry the torch for old school jazz organ. Bill Heid - hammond B3/voc, Peter...

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Bill Heid: Air Mobile
Art-Nr.: CDMVDDR002

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(2009/Doodlin') 11 tracks. Bill Heid came of age in the crucible that was Pittsburgh in it's jazz heyday. Toured & recorded as a pianist with Jimmy Witherspoon, Koko Taylor, Alberta Adams, Fenton Robinson, & many others. Bill Heid - pno, Dwayne Dolphin - bass, Roger...

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J.J. Cale: Roll On
Art-Nr.: CD1865322

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(2009/Warner) 12 tracks. Feat. Eric Clapton on 1 track.

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Dinah Washington: Mellow Mama
Art-Nr.: LP6S229006

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(2009/6 Spices) 12 tracks. Her complete Apollo recordings from 1945. Great jazz - oriented vocal .

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Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears: Tell 'em What Your Name Is!
Art-Nr.: LPB0012522

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(2009/Lost Highway) 10 tracks. Debut album from Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears. They are an eight-piece, garage-soul ensemble featuring groove- laden guitars, penetrating brass and a fiery frontman who exudes power and attitude. Experiencing the raw energy...

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Lady Bianca: Woman Never Forgets
Art-Nr.: CD012066

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(2009/CD Baby) 11 tracks.

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Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Here We Go Again: Celebrating The Genius Of R
Art-Nr.: CD96388

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(2009 'Blue Note') (61:56/12) 'Recorded live at Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, NY - February 9 & 10,2009' - WILLIE NELSON - voc/gtr, NORAH JONES - voc, WYNTON MARSALIS - voc/tpt, WALTER BLANDING - voc/ten, DAN NIMMER - pno, MICKEY RAPHAEL -...

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Various: The Complete Goldwax Singles Vol.2 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCH21236

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(Ace Records) 54 tracks 1966-67 with 20 page booklet.

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MAMA ROSIN: Brule Lentement
Art-Nr.: CDVR55

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Another exciting release from Switzeraldn's Voodoo Rhythm label. Based in Geneva, this trio combines the roots of Louisiana creole music with the sounds of the Velvet Underground, or Daniel Johnston. Unique sounds, trash punk zydeco. Crazy.

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Billy Lee Riley: The Many Sides Of...(Best Of Billy's Blues)
Art-Nr.: CDRBR5693

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(2009/RHYTHM BOMB) 14 tracks (55:14), Billy's Blues and R&B sessions, recorded at Sun Studios, Memphis from 1996-2000. Billy Lee Riley (voc/harmonica) James Lott(lead gtr.) Ray Sanders(bass) Pete Sull (drms.) Engineered and mixed by James Lott.

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Little Rachel & The Hogs Of Rhythm: When A Blue Note Turns Red Hot
Art-Nr.: CDGR6157

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She grew-up in Austin, Texas and has toured the world with her high-energy blend of r&b, rock'n'roll, and blues. Today, she's living in Kansas City. This fine set was recorded in Finland. Well-done . -Digipak. LITTLE RACHEL - voc, JUSSI HUHTAKANGAS - gtrs, MIKA...

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Barbara Lynn: Here Is Barbara Lynn
Art-Nr.: CDWTR239

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(2009/WATER) 12 tracks 1968, producded by Huey P. Meaux.

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Various: The Complete Goldwax Singles Vol.1 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCH21226

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(2009/ACE) 58 tracks 1962-66

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BEAUSOLEIL: Alligator Purse
Art-Nr.: CDYEP2185

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(2009/YEP-ROC) 13 tracks (45:41) new studio album from Louisiana's Grammy winning scions of Cajun music. Featuring Natalie Merchant, Garth Hudson (The Band) and John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful). 'Die funkigste Geschichtsstunde aller Zeiten'. Die Grammy Gewinner...

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