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?!

Billy Boy Arnold: Crying And Pleading (LP)
Art-Nr.: LP30112722

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(Serdisco/Zafiro) 12 tracks - 'Vee-Jay' recordings - great sound quality

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Otis Redding: It's Not Just Sentimental - Unheard Otis (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSXD041

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(ACE UK) 14 tracks - Sleeve notes by Rob Bowman - previously unreleased recordings

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Lowell Fulson: Back Home Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNTICD7001

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(1949-53 'Swing Time') (39:27/14) Als Fulson ab 1949 für Swing Time arbeitete, hatte er bereits mehr als achtzig Aufnahmen für andere Labels eingespielt. Noch immer klang er wie ein fleißiger T-Bone Walker Schüler, und erst im Verlauf seiner Zusammenarbeit mit...

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Various: The Sun Story - Sunrise (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSERD12697

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​(1991/Serdisco) 25 tracks 

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Rufus Thomas: Do The Funky Chicken (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSXE036

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(1970 'Stax') (41:34/11)

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Katie Webster: No Foolin'! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDAL4803

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(1991 'Alligator') (45:06/10) Special guests: LONNIE BROOKS - gtr, C.J.CHENIER - accordion

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Jimmy Dawkins: Kant Sheck Dees Blues
Art-Nr.: CDSTING024

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(1991 'Earwig') (70:40/13)Great album from Dawkins. His guitar style is a relevant competition to Buddy Guy. Highly recommended!

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Bobby 'Blue' Bland: The Voice - Duke Recordings 1959 - 1969 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD323

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(1959-69 'Duke') (72:50/26) Into the 60s with Bobby Bland and some of the finest material and arrangements in soul music from the best voice in town. Continuing the Bobby Bland story, we have another 26 sides from the finest of all blues singers, this...

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Bobby 'Blue' Bland: The '3Bs' Blues Boy - The Blues Years 1952-1959 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD302

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Great Texas Blues vocalist; some of the greatest recordings of the 1950s; BOBBY 'BLUE' BLAND - voc, featuring ROY GAINES - gt, WAYNE BENNETT - gtr, etc. These early Duke recordings from the maestro of the blues represent the best of the late 50s Bobby Bland.

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