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?!

Buddy Guy: Sweet Tea (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMOC13684

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(Music On CD) 9 tracks

$16.32 *

Various: Young Guitar Slingers (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDXANT0049

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(Antone's Records) 11 tracks (47:32) Austin, texas is the western outpost of the blues belt. a swath of the American heartland that is centered in the Mississippi delta, runs across the south, and stretches north to Chicago and even, some may rightly argue, all...

Instead of:$21.00 * $11.64 *

Various: Muddy Waters - Howlin' Wolf (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD4015

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(Retro) 40 tracks, 20-page booklet with rare Photographs

Instead of:$19.83 * $16.86 *

Jimmy Witherspoon: Blues Forever - The Best Of Jimmy Witherspoon (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD68008

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(SAAR srl) 18 Tracks - Original recordings 1945-1951, featuring Jay McShann and His Orchestra!

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Bob Dylan: The Songs Of Bob Dylan - May Your Song Always Be Sung Again - Various Artists (10x7inch, 45rpm Vinyl Box. Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: 45BMG86200

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(2001/BMG) 10x7inch 45RPM Singles with picture sleeves, limited, handnumbered (500) edition. factory sealed

Instead of:$140.34 * $116.94 *

Maria Muldaur: Richland Woman Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPPPAN1270

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(2001/Pure Pleasure/Stony Plain) 14 tracks - Audiophile mastered LP - 180g Vinyl

$35.04 *

Peter Green: The Peter Green Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0611182

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(2001/Fuel) 16 tracks, cut-out

$15.87 *

Johnny Winter: Lone Star Shootout (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0611602X

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(2001/Fuel 2000) 11 Tracks (71:57) 8 page booklet with notes by Bill Dahl. Cut-Out (small drill-hole in corner). Sealed new stock copy. - This Is A Historical Recording Capturing Johnny Live During Several Performances In Houston And Austin, Texas. These...

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Various: Night Train Keyboard Kings - Sampler (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNTICD2009

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(2001/NIGHT TRAIN) 35 tracks from the vaults of Night Train re-issues

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Various: The Chess Story Vol.1 - 1947-1956 (5-CD Box Set)
Art-Nr.: CDCHESS01

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(2001/MCA) 131 Tracks, CD 1-5 of its series, 28 page booklet!

$119.29 *

Various: Delta Blues Band plus ... (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRB214

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(2001/Rock-In-Beat) 18 tracks. 12 tracks by the Delta Blues Band, 2 tracks by Hurdy Gurdy and 4 tracks by Gnags

$11.89 *

Various: Willie Dixon - Boss Of The Chicago Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0614972X

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(2001/Fuel) 18 tracks (57:44) 1950s to 1970s. Cutout! - Well-researched and compiled album. An overlook over the influence and collaboration of Willie Dixon, the City's most important blues composer, producer, and bass player. Liner notes by Bill Dahl....

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Sonny Boy Williamson: U.K. Blues (CD, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CD0611302

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(1963 'Fontana/BYG') (77:07/20) Seine beiden Live-Alben mit Eric Clapton und den Yardbirds bzw. Eric Burdons Animals / his European live sessions.

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SUNNYLAND SLIM & FRIENDS: The Cobra & J.O.B. Recordings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDWESA910

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(2001/Westside) 29 tracks

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Various: New Breed R&B - Soulful 60s Blues
Art-Nr.: CDKEND199

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(1962-69 'Kent Records') (61:40/24) 'Soulful 60s Blues For Today's Dancers' - exzellente Compilation!

$14.93 *

Wallace Coleman: Live At Joe's
Art-Nr.: CD193622

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Dedicated to the victims of September 11. Sounds more compact and tight compared to his debut CD from 2000. Traditional style Chicago Blues. WALLACE COLEMAN hca/voc, TIM MATSON gtr, MIKE MODLIN gtr, DEAN ROACH gtr, FRED GOODNIGHT drums.

$18.85 *

SEATSNIFFERS: Shakedown - Re-Issued
Art-Nr.: CDSRV35

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Vol.3 in a series of Seatsniffers re-issues. Great sound, beautiful digipack artwork. Excellent mix of rockabilly, country, and r&b.

$16.80 *

Albert King: More Big Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD827

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(ACE Records) 22 Tracks (1959-63 'Bobbin' ')(62:27) -  Albert King, a big man, was one of the most influential blues guitarists of the post war period. With his pipe clenched firmly between his teeth and his trademark Flying V Gibson, he presented an...

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Mike Sanchez: Blue Boy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMS003

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Britain's best R&B singer, 1950s style. The ex-leader of the Big Town Playboys is recently touring with Bill Wyman. This album is pure fun, the perfect party record with a fabulous horn section and great guitar from Andy Sylvester.

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The Big Town Playboys: Western World (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDIGOX546

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(2001/Indigo) 16 Tracks (43:33) - Excellent '50s style Blues and R&B album from the UK's most prolific big band. Big Joe Louis filled the gap left by pianist Mike Sanchez who left in 1999. Excellent! BIG JOE LOUIS - voc/gtr, DAVE WILSON - gtr, WEST WESTON -...

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