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?!

Eric Clapton: The Cream Of Eric Clapton (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDP25096

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(Polydor Japan) 16 Tracks - Incl. Derek & The Dominoes, Cream! Japan Edition!

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Dana Gillespie: Sweet Meat (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPBLUH007

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(Blue Horizon) 12 tracks - Original 1989 LP album

$21.00 *

Various: Wrinkles - Classic And Rare Chess Instrumentals (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD9293

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(MCA Records) 12 tracks, digitally remastered from Original Chess Records masters There are two definitions of "wrinkles," and both partially apply to the concept behind this collection. One is that the term refers to the grooves, creases or variations on a...

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Chick Willis: Stoop Down Baby (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPCOL5193

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​(Collectables) 7 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1972 'La Val' LP album - Cut-out LP Chick Willis born in Cabaniss, Monroe County, Georgia, the cousin of Chuck He served in the military in the early 1950s, before working as a chauffeur for Chuck Willis during...

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Slim Harpo: The Best Of Slim Harpo (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHM410

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(1957-70 'Excello') (47:25/18)

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Eddie Cole & Three Peppers: That's Right
Art-Nr.: LPKK831

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(1989/Krazy Kat) 14 tracks. Includes some previously unreleased title and takes. Liner notes on the back cover by Dave Penny.

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John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillun (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPFANT24706

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(1989 / Back To Black) 20 tracks. Reissue . 180 gram heavyweight vinyl . Recorded live in San Francisco , Nov. 2, 3 , 8 , & 10 , 1962. Includes a voucher to download MP3 version of the album.

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BARTON, Lou Ann: Read My Lips
Art-Nr.: CD742172

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(1989 'Antone's') (50:05/15) LOU-ANN BARTON - voc, JIMMIE VAUGHAN - gtr, DEREK O'BRIEN - gtr, DENNY FREEMAN - gtr, 'FATHEAD' NEWMAN - ten, REESE WYNANS - kbd, JOE SUBLETT & KAZ KAZANOFF - tens, JON BLONDELL - bass, GEORGE RAINS - drums.

$14.87 *

Various: Wrinkles - Classic And Rare Chess Instrumentals
Art-Nr.: LPCH9293

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(1989/MCA) 10 tracks, Wrinkles (1952-63) Chess (US) Classic And Rare Chess Instrumentals. w/ J.C.DAVIS, etc.

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Various: Cool Playing Blues
Art-Nr.: LPREL8025

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Link Wray: The Pathway Sessions
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1154

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Recordings originally made at Britain's famous rock'n'roll studio, Pathway. Re-released on Ace in 2007, the songs have been re-mixed from the original 8-track masters. Originally released on two Ace LPs('Apache', Wild Side Of The City Lights') these sides sound...

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Various: Zydeco - The Early Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDARH307

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Blues Off The Record: Blues Off the Record: Thirty Years of Blues Commentary by Paul Oliver
Art-Nr.: 040025

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(1984) 297 pages Thirty Years of Blues Commentary by Paul Oliver For more than 30 years the British blues scholar Paul Oliver has re-searched, analyzed, promoted, and recorded blues musicians. This new book of essays and critiques originally written for such...

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