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: Hit History - 1967 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPD74783

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​18 tracks

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Jimmy Clanton: Venus In Blue Jeans (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGLOBE1026

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(1993/Globe) 30 tracks incl. bonus tracks, venus in blue jeans (First Published 1963)

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R.L. Burnside: Too Bad Jim (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD803072

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(1993/Fat Possum) 14 tracks 'The real stuff!' They play loud and dirty, rough and live. Some cuts recorded live at Junior Kimbrough's juke joint, some in the studio. Highly recommended Mississippi downhome blues. R.L.BURNSIDE - gtr/voc, KENNY BROWN - gtr, DWAYNE...

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Chuck Berry: On The Blues Side (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCH397

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(1955-64 'Chess') (55:09/21) Eine wunderbare Zusammenstellung seiner Bluesnummern einschließlich zweier unveröffentlichter Stücke / nice compilation of his blues sides recorded for 'Chess', including two previously unreleased cuts.

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John Brim & Pinetop Perkins: Chicago Blues Session, Vol.12 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD120858

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Mercy Dee Walton: One Room Country Shack (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD475

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(1993/Ace) 24 tracks

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Various: Bayou Blues Blasters - Goldband Blues
Art-Nr.: CDCHD427

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(1993/ACE) 26 tracks (mostly 1950s/60s) (67:54 Min.) The first blues release from Eddie Shuler's Goldband and affiliated labels on CD. Like Eddie Shuler himself, the music is downhome without many frills.

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Shake My Stick At You
Art-Nr.: CD95872

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(1993) (52:26/11) Recorded in Australia. SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS - pno/voc, unknown - gtr, BARI SOUTHERN - sax, RODNEY LEE SCHNITZ - bass, GENE PELLO - drums.

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Leslie Fancourt: B.B.King, Albert and Freddy: A Discography by Leslie Fancourt
Art-Nr.: 040152

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(1993) Paperback 62 Seiten/pages. 21x15cm. 'Retrack Books', England. Eine selektive Discographie, basierend auf den Original-Erscheinungen plus ausgewählter Wiederveröffentlichungen / a selective discography based first on original issues, plus a...

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Lewis Cowdrey: It's Lewis (cut-out)
Art-Nr.: CDXANT0029

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(1993 `Antone's Records') (49:51/14) Eine witzige Kombination von eher Chicago-orientierten Harmonicanummern und ruhigen Soulballaden / a fine blend presenting Chicago style harmonica blues and southern soul. W/ W.C. CLARK / JON MOELLER - gtrs, KEITH FERGUSON/EDDIE...

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Various: Hit History - 1965 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPD74781

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Kim Field: Harmonicas,harps, Heavy Breath - Harmonicas, Harps And Heavy Breathers
Art-Nr.: 0041215

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346 pages/Seiten; 23x15x2 cm Paperback: History and musical signification of the harp/harmonica is explored here. Many important musicians from jazz, blues, rock, folk and country contribute their experiences. Geschichte und musikalische Bedeutung der Harmonica und...

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Junior Brown: 12 Shades Of Brown
Art-Nr.: CDD277635

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(1993 'Curb') (34:19/12) Texas Country and Roadhouse Boogies.

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