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?!

Terry & The Pirates: The Doubtful Handshake (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMIG00322

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(Made In Germany Music) 10 Tracks - Digipack - In 1980 "The Doubtful Handshake" was released and delivered Westcoast Blues Rock at its finest with virtuoso guitar work that underscored the desperado mood of many songs.

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Larry Garner & The Norman Beaker Band: Live At The Tivoli (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNLB001

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(NLB) 12 Tracks (69:15) -  This recording was made at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, on 8 October 2009, at this exceptional concert Larry Garner - guitar / vocals with Norman Beaker - guitar / vocals, Dave Baldwin - keyboards, John Price - bass, Steve...

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CHICKEN SHACK: 40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed And Ready To Serve (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV104

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(Music On Vinyl) 10 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1968 'Blue Horizon' LP album

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Blues Calendar 2011: Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's and 1930's with CD
Art-Nr.: KAL2011

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Blues calendar, LP-size. Classic art work, advertisements, and promotional material from the vaults of the original Paramount label. Excellent quality, great prints. Bonus: an 18-track CD compilation with recordings from the 1920s and 1930s.

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The Rolling Stones: Blue And Lonesome (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP571494

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(2016/Universal) 12 tracks - The Rolling Stones like they have sounded in the Mid-60s! Eric Clapton play on two tunes as a guest and the whole album is a pleasure to listen to! No endless guitar riffs, no effects - just tough Rolling Stones Blues recordings like...

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Champion Jack Dupree: Two Classic Albums plus (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDAMSC1006

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He made his first recordings in 1940. Some of his greatest sides are collected here. You'll get his two Atlantic Albums, 'Blues From The Gutter' and 'Natural And Soulful Blues' plus a bunch of lesser known and - sometimes - obscure 45s recorded for Continental, Red...

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The Sorrows: You've Got What I Want - The Essential Sorrows 1965-67 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCRSEG012

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(Grapefruit Records) 30 Tracks - Anthology 1965-1967!

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Paul Lamb & The King Snakes: Mind Games (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSEC026

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(2010/Secret Records) 12 Tracks (51:28) - Ever since recording his first album in 1990, Paul Lamb has been wearing the crown of 'British king of blues harmonica'. Internationally, he plays in the blues harp champions league. Anyhow, compared to his last album,...

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The Blues Band: Back For More - Fat City (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD909

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(2010/BGO Records) 23 Tracks (97:13) - Reissue of the original 1989 and 1991 albums!

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Latvian Blues Band: When The Sun Goes Down
Art-Nr.: CDLBB2

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(2010) 14 tracks. The second studio album. Contains 14 original songs. Produced by Janis Bukovskis and Rolands Saulietis Recorded by Talis Timrots at Mints Studio, Riga, Latvia.

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Various: A Complete Introduction To Chess (4-CD Digibook)
Art-Nr.: CD5317702

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(2010/Universal) 100 Tracks - 36 page hardcover digibook and the songs of the Chess, Checker and Cadet labels!

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Bill Heid: Wylie Avenue
Art-Nr.: CDMVDDR011

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(2010/Doodlin') 9 tracks. Following the success of Asian Persuasion, released in 2008, Wylie Avenue reunites Bill with Peter Bernstein, Michael Petrosino and George Jones for another highly memorable outing. Each of the cuts here are inspired by the great organists.

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Seasick Steve: Songs For Elisabeth (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD576312

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(2004-09 'Warner Music') (25:37/07)

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Crazy Chris Kramer: Chicago Blues
Art-Nr.: CDBTM10C404

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(2010/Blow Till Midnight) 12 tracks. Crazy Chris Kramer - hca/voc, Frank Karkowski - gtr, Bob Stroger - bass, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - drums, Pinetop Perkins - pno. Special guests: Mick Taylor - gtr on 2 tracks, Riley Osborne - org on 1 track.

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Rory Gallagher: The Beat Club Sessions
Art-Nr.: CDCTX604

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(2010/EAGLE/CAPO) 12 tracks (73:07) recorded live for Radio Bremen. With 8 page booklet. special priced overstock copies - limited quant.

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Tom Jones: Praise & Blame (CD, EU Version)
Art-Nr.: CD274129

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(2010/ISLAND) 11 tracks - 12 page booklet incl. all lyrics. His fantastic roots album of haunting ballads (in the style of Johnny Cash's American recordings) plus great rockin' stuff with a slapbass!

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Mama Slim Rosin & Hipbone: Louisiana Sun
Art-Nr.: CDVR65

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(2010 'Voodoo Rhythm') (32:16/12) MAMA ROSIN: CYRIL YETERIAN - voc/Melodeon/violon, ROBIN A. GIROD - gtr/voc/bjo, XAVIER BRAY - drums/perc., HIPBONE SLIM: SIR BALD DIDDLEY - gtr/voc, BRUCE BRAND - drums/perc, GEZ GERRARD - bass.

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Various: Bullet Records - Jump, Blues & Ballads
Art-Nr.: CDSPV308772

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(2010/BLUE) 25 tracks (69:00) 1940/50s

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NIMMO, Stevie: The Wynds Of Life
Art-Nr.: CDARMD00031

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Excellent roots album from the British rocker. REcorded with great players near Austin, Texas this CD contains mostly originals. Beautiful mix of Southern country soul, a shot of blues, fold and country music. Excellent. STEVIE NIMMO - acoustic & electric gtrs/slide...

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Various: Ace Story Vol. 1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1261

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(2010/ACE) 24 tracks with 16 page booklet.

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Tyronne Davis: How Sweet It Is - The Columbia Hit Singles
Art-Nr.: CDBIRD0006

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(2010/SUPERBIRD) 14 tracks 1976-81

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Nick Curran & The Lowlifes: Nick Curran And The Lowlifes - Reform School Girl (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEQR509

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He first appeared on the blues scene in the early 1990s with his original version of original r&b. Later on he worked with Kim Wilson in the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Now he's back on his own with a great new record. This is American rock & roll, as true as can...

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