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?!

Wynonie Harris: More Blues Rockin' (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKS1410

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(2001/Proper) 81 tracks

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Cub Koda: The Joint Was Rockin' (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDEL3015

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(Deluge) 9 tracks It was July of 1983, and Brewer Phillips and Ted Harvey - better known as The Houserockers - were coming out to play Boston and surrounding areas for a two week period. This was nothing new - they had been doing this oft and on for over a...

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Alexis Korner: The Best Of Alexis Korner (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPLS102

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(Kaz Records) 19 tracks

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Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD4844142

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(1936/37 'Vocalion') (106:22/41) - Originally released in 1996, this is the official release featuring all recordings that where known at the time. Comes with a 60-page booklet!

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Jimmy Reed: The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCP8252

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(1996/Charly) 40 original classic Vee-Jay recordings, 2 CDs in a small box!

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Various: Got Harp, If You Want It!
Art-Nr.: CDBR111

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(1984-90 'Blue Rock'It) (48:47/13). Harmonica blues from the west coast. Some real fine pearls amongst them. w/ C.MUSSELWHITE, PAUL DURKETT, WILLIAM CLARKE, MARK HUMMEL, ANDY JUST, MARK FORD, RALPH SHINE, RICK ESTRIN, DAVE WELLHAUSEN.

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The Charles Ford Band: As Real As It Gets
Art-Nr.: CDBRR124

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(1996/Blue Rock'It) 8 tracks. Previously unreleased live set that was mixed-down to stereo at the gig. Two songs had been recorded before for their '82 live album 'A Reunion'. Included are a couple of great slow tunes, the most extensive one being 'Driftin' Blues'...

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Howlin' Wolf: Howlin' Wolf - Featuring Hubert Sumlin On Guitar
Art-Nr.: 040941039

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(1996 'Hal Leonard') Standard Notation, TAB und Lyrics. Inklusive Kommentare zu den Gitarrenstilen von Hubert Sumlin und Willie Johnson. Bis auf zwei sind alle auf der Chess-Box (CD CHD3 9332) zu finden / authentic transcriptions from the Chess-box in standard...

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Floyd Dixon: Complete Aladdin Recordings 2-CD
Art-Nr.: CDP36293

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(1996/EMI Capitol) 48 tracks Complete Aladdin Recordings 1949-52 on 2 CDs (138:57). Floyd Dixon's best recordings are assembled here in this great collection including his best selling cuts. Great value.

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Slim Harpo: Tip On In (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD606

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(ACE Records) 25 Tracks (1967-69 'Excello')(77:05) -  The 1960s British blues boom's favourite Louisiana bluesman (his song I'm A King Bee was an early Rolling Stones' cover), Slim Harpo remains the state's seminal swamp bluesman. His lazily drawled,...

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