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?!

Wayne Toups & Zydecajun: Back To The Bayou (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6124

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(Swallow Records) 12 Tracks - The more rockin' Zydeco version with a pound of rhythm & blues and a driving electric bass!

$19.83 *

Dave Mason: It's Like You Never Left (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDA26077

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(Sony Music Special Product - One Way Records) 10 tracks (35:09) 1973

$21.00 *

Keith Frank: Movin' On Up! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMDS1055

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(Maison De Soul) 14 Tracks (53:56) - Good time party music from Louisiana!

$16.86 *

Various: 20 Classic Boogie Woogie Masterpieces (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCD1272

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(1995/Charly) 20 tracks

Instead of:$19.83 * $14.87 *

Cream: The Very Best Of Cream (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5237522

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(1995/Polygram) 20 tracks

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Muddy Waters: The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDXCHD9359

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(1975 'Chess') (43:59/09) Lange Zeit von Wiederveröffentlichungen ausgenommen, zählt dieses letzte Album für 'Chess') zu seinen besten späten Studioproduktionen. Eine illustre Gästeliste und ein einfühlsamer Produzent zeichnen verantwortlich für die...

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Roosevelt Sykes: Blues By Roosevelt (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSF40051

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(1995/Smithsonian) 14 tracks - Originally released in 1961 as 'Folkways' LP 3827 - produced by Memphis Slim - Cut-out CD

Instead of:$18.60 * $11.64 *

Tyrone Hibbs & Hip Shakers: Let's Jump Tonight (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBLUK016

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​(1995/ACE) 13 tracks

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Lil' Son Jackson: The Complete Imperial Recordings (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD317442

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(1950-54 'Imperial) (138:08/55) Einer der Unbekannten des Texas-Blues, der wunderschöne Aufnahmen eingespielt hat, wobei er zumeist akustische Gitarre spielt - mit Bandbegleitung. Ausgezeichnete Edition mit Digipak und aufwändigem Booklet / One of the unknown...

Instead of:$46.74 * $16.38 *

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys: Blues & Rhythm Revue With Special Guests Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDESS270

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(1995/Big Bear Records) 13 Songs featuring Charles Brown, Val Wiseman and Howard McCrary!

$16.86 *

BEAR Family Records: Slide Guitar Monsters Tab Grv
Art-Nr.: 040690308

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('Hal Leonard') Rockin' Slide aus dem Hause Alligator, TAB und Standard Notation, mit Lyrics / rockin' slide guitar sounds from the Alligator farm. TAB and standard notation, incl. lyrics. Paperback, A4, 70 pages. Whether it is called bottleneck or slide guitar,...

$21.00 *

Lee Rocker & Big Blue: Atomic Boogie Hour (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDXBT1121

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(1995/Black Top) 12 Tracks (42:24) - Ex-Stray Cats slap bass player and his partners swingin' at their very best while Mike Eldred plays a mean guitar especially on the uptempo numbers!

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Various: Dark Clouds Rollin' - Excello Swamp Blues Classics (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEX3008

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superb collection of the most famous Louisiana blues cuts: LIGHTNIN' SLIM, LAZY LESTER, SLIM HARPO, JIMMY ANDERSON, LONESOME SUNDOWN, LEROY WASHINGTON, SILAS HOGAN, WHISPERING SMITH. - Excello masters - top sound -

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Various: Swing Time Sisters (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNTICD7012

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(1940s/'50s) (55:05/20) Seltene Aufnahmen für 'Exclusive', 'Supreme', etc. PAULA WATSON, FRANTIC FAYE THOMAS, MABEL SCOTT, DELL GRAHAM with LOWELL FULSON, EMANON TRIO, JOAN SHAW.

Instead of:$21.00 * $17.85 *

Junior Wells: It's My Life Baby
Art-Nr.: CD73120

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(1968 'Vanguard') (48:35/12)

Instead of:$18.14 * $12.68 *