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: Soul Survey - A Blues Sampler (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBT1078

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(Black Top) 18 tracks 1989-1992 (73:29) featuring Snooks Eaglin, Robert Ward, Rod Piazza, Bobby Radcliff, Earl King a.o. Excellent Black Top Records (New Orleans, Louisiana) Sampler, mastered by Randy King and Hoyt Dooley III at Disc Mastering, Inc.,...

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Sammy Price: Blues & Boogie (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD115092

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(Vogue) 11 tracks, recorded in Paris, 1955

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John Lee Hooker: Don't Turn Me From Your Door - John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDATL7014

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(1992/Atlantic Japan) 16 Tracks - Japan CD reissue of the original 1963 Atco album plus 4 bonus tracks!

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Various: Raging Harlem Hit Parade Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREL7046

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(Relic) 25 tracks (71:44)​  - When Bobby Robinson was asked to accept Elmore James's posthumous "influ-ence" award in the 1992 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, he finally received a measure of the recognition he has long deserved. There, standing before...

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Bobby 'Blue' Bland & B.B. King: Together Again...Live (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO162

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(1992/BGO Records) 6 Tracks (43:48) - Reissue of the original 1976 ABC Records album!

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The Fireballs: Torquay & Campusology (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD13506

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​(Request Records) 24 tracks

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Clifton Chenier: Zodico Blues & Boogie (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD389

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(Ace Records) 20 tracks 'Specialty' (49:31)  - You say Zodico I say Zydeco, whichever way you say it, Clifton Chenier was the undisputed King & these 1955 Specialty sides go a long way to proving it.  - To this day, Clifton Chenier is probably the...

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Champion Jack Dupree: Blues From The Gutter (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD824342

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(1992/Atlantic) 10 tracks

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Fleetwood Mac: Selections from 25 Years (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD45188

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(1968-2002) (77:55/20)

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Big Mama Thornton: Hound Dog - The Peacock Recordings
Art-Nr.: CDMCAD10668

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(1952-57 'Peacock') (47:17/18)

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Various: Honkers & Bar Walkers Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDD452

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(1950-56 'Apollo') (59:54/22) part 2 in this great series of honkin' R&B and Jazz saxes. w/ W.JACKSON, MORRIS LANE, PANANMA FRANCIS, BILL HARVEY, K.CURTIS, CHARLIE FERGUSON, BOBBY SMITH. featuring Willis Jackson, Morris Lane, Panama Francis, Bill Harvey,...

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Various: Honkers & Bar Walkers Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDD438

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(1949-53 'United') (61:35/22) Super-Saxophon R&B Zusammenstellung von 'Delmark' mit einigen unveröffentlichten Titel / incl. some rare previously unreleased sides. JIMMY FORREST, TEDDY BRENNAN, COZY EGGLESTONE, TAB SMITH, JIMMY COE, DOC SAUSAGE, FRED...

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Bobby Blue Bland & B.B. King: Together For The First Time
Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD161

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(1974 'MCA Records') (67:43/12) Live-Klassiker. Nach dem Verkauf von 'Duke' an ABC Records waren King und Bland plötzlich bei der selben Plattenfirma unter Vertrag, wodurch diese Zusammenarbeit möglich wurde.

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