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?!

Blues Calendar 2004: Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's with CD
Art-Nr.: KAL2004

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Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's with CD

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Ma Rainey: Heroes of the Blues: Very Best of (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSHFA30252

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(2003/Shout Factory) 16 tracks.

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Various: Queens Of The Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0613702

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(2003/Fuel 2000) 18 Tracks - Fantastic compilation made by Bill Dahl who also wrote the informative liner notes! Very rare recordings within all the smashes of these real gone Queens Of The Blues! Tremendous anthology through the decades of the 1950s and 60s! MM/Bear...

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Various: The Modern Records Blues Story (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0613452

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(2003/Fuel 2000-EMI Music Special Markets) 20 Tracks (65:57) with notes by Bill Dahl. - A 'Time Warp' Modern Records label history in Blues and R&B including some rare goodies. - Featuring the awesome 8:43 minutes! guitar medley 'All The Blues All The Time' by...

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Gary Moore: Parisienne Walkways - The Blues Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD591100

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(2003/EMI) 12 tracks.

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Mississippi Fred McDowell: Shake 'Em On Down (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTMT2066

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Superb recordings featuring one of the latest of the great Mississippi bluesmen. A couple of years prior to this session, McDowell had traded his acoustic guitar for an electric one. MISSISSIPPI FRED McDOWELL voc/electric bottleneck gtr, TOM POMPOSELLO bass.

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Jimmy Witherspoon: Urban Blues Singing Legend (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJSP7778

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(1945-53) (297:40/108)

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Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson: Honk For Texas (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJSP7760

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(1942-54) (294:03/103)

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Jimmy Thackery: Guitar (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPBP5083

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(2003/Blind Pig) 10 tracks, featuring Duke Robillard on 'Jump For Jerry'

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Little Feat: Highwire Act Live In St. Louis 2013 (3-LP)
Art-Nr.: LP101500

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​(2003/VVR) 15 tracks - Live performance, recorded 2003 - Special Collector's 3-LP Gatefold Set

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Cold Truth: Cold Truth (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD931700

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(2003) 10 tracks

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Lady Bianca: All By Myself
Art-Nr.: CD018383

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(2003/CD Baby) 11 tracks.

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LITO BLUES BAND: Presentacion
Art-Nr.: CDBB172

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(2003/Big Bang) 12 tracks. Guitar player from  the south of Spain. Jose Fernandez "Lito" - gtr/voc, Ran´mon Baena - drums, Javier Martin - bass, Tony Romero - pno/org, Agustin Carillo - sax/flute, Suzette Moncrief - voc.

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Burton Gaar: Home Of The Blues
Art-Nr.: CD670342

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(2003/Sound Venture Records) 12 tracks.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Roadhouse Blues - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Texas R&B
Art-Nr.: 040320

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(2003 'Backbeat Books') Paperback. "We are left with this legacy — and left to wonder how much more this guitar genius might have accomplished." JOHN SWENSON, ROLLING STONE The 'roadhouse' is an American institution — the little bar on the edge of town that...

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Duke Robillard: Robillard Duke Classic Guitar Styles Gtr Book/Cd
Art-Nr.: 040695377

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Bücher/Books on BOOK by Duke Robillard - Classic Guitar Styles Of Master guitarist Duke Robilla provides an inside look at the techniques and philosophy behind his classic American guitar style.

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Shuggie Otis: Here Comes Shuggie Otis & Freedom Flight
Art-Nr.: CDRV141

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(2003/RAVEN) 24 tracks remastered 78:00 2 original LPs plus bonus track

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