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?!

George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD984302

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(Capitol) 16 tracks (77:35) 16 page booklet -  contains two previously unreleased tracks, an alternative version and a re-mix plus personal comments on all the songs by George himself.

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Fats Domino: Fats Is Back - Sweet Patootie - The Complete Reprise Recordings (CD, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: CDRHM7880

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(2004/Rhino) 29 Tracks - Complete Fats Domino on Reprise, 1968-1971! Limited and numbered edition!

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Gary Hoey: The Best Of Gary Hoey (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSD44032

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(2004/Surfdog) 18 tracks A definitive collection for the uninitiated featuring radio hits 'Hocus Pocus,' 'Drive,' 'Love Rider,' 'Linus And Lucy', along with a new version of 'Rock Mountain Way' the theme song for the 2004 Winter X Games.

$16.32 *

Blues Calendar 2005: Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's with CD
Art-Nr.: KAL2005

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Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's with CD

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The Black Keys: Rubber Factory (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFP80379

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(2004/Fat Possum) 13 Tracks - Digipack - Blues Rock á la 1970s!

$15.87 *

Big Joe Williams: Big Joe Williams - Revisited (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0613772

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(2004/Fuel) 16 tracks (54:56) 1957-1968 / sort-of a 'best of' compilation; recordings made for Cobra, World Pacific, Storyville, Liberty. Notes by Bill Dahl.

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Sonny Boy Williamson: Down And Out Blues - In Memorium (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO603

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(1950s/60s 'Chess') (65:46/24). Two original LPs on one CD.

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Paul 'Wine' Jones: Stop Arguing Over Me (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFP1030

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(2004/Fat Possum) 11 tracks (42:00) His last album, recorded in Detroit in the cold winter of 2004. Hypnotic sounds, Belzoni, Mississippi style. This CD is a beautiful musical legacy. Wine Jones died of cancer in the summer of 2005. PAUL 'WINE' JONES -...

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R.L. Burnside: First Recordings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD803652

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(2003/Fat Possum) 14 tracks (37:17 min.) Vor fünfunddreißig Jahren fuhr Bluesforscher und -fan George Mitchell nach Mississippi auf der Suche nach unbekannten Musiker, die er mit seinem transportablen Tonbangderät aufnehmen könnte. Eine seiner Entdeckungen:...

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Various: Best Kept Secret Blues Harmonica
Art-Nr.: CD241014

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(2004/CD Baby) 8 tracks. Mark Dufresne, Mitch Kashmar, Steve Bailey, Tad Robinson

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James Luther Dickerson: Fabulous Vaughan Brothers - Jimmie and Stevie Ray
Art-Nr.: 040325

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('Taylortrade') Hardcover Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan-two sons of Texas whose pyrotechnic guitar work introduced an entire generation to the blues-are given full biographical treatment by a writer who tracked their careers for five years, until...

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Blue Flagships: Live
Art-Nr.: CDTCB43052

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(2004 'TCB Records') (68:56/16) Großartige R&B-Produktion, die sich der Musik der 1940er und frühen 50er verschrieben hat. Zusammen mit einigen hochkarätigen Gästen wie einem der letzten Blues-Shouter der Großen Ära, Jimmy 'T99' Nelson (geboren 1919), erfüllt...

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Various: Mellow Cats 'n'Kittens
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1022

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(2004/ACE) 24 tracks - Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1946-52 (Modern)

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Albert King: The Complete King And Bobbin Recordings
Art-Nr.: CDCOL2887

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(2004/COL) 24 tracks (67:45)

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Nick Curran & The Nitelifes: Player!
Art-Nr.: CDBP5091

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(2004 'Blind Pig') (44:31/14) Im für die Fort Horton Studios in Austin typischen Garagensound produziertes viertes Album des aktuellen Königs des Retro-Sounds. Keiner beherrscht wie er die Sounds der 40er/50er Jahre und schreibt Songs die so klingen, als...

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Various: 42 Blockbustin' Blues Tracks (3-CD Box)
Art-Nr.: CDTRI1004

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(1980s-2002) (182:49/42) Äußerst presigünstiger Sampler mit Aufnahmen folgender Labels / nice price sampler compiled from the catalogs of the following labels: Me & My Records, Bullseye Blues, Rounder, Rooster, Zoe, Lucky 7, Flying Fish.

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HOOKER, John Lee: Don't Look Back
Art-Nr.: CDSBLUE020

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(1956-64 'Vee Jay') (58:06/20)

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WARFIELD, William: Something Within Me (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDE772

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(2000/01 'Delmark') (68:11/17) Ein ungewöhnliches Album. Der damals 80-jährige William Warfield konnte auf eine lange Karriere als Sänger zurück blicken. Er war einer der großen schwarzen Konzertsänger, der sowohl Klassiker wie 'Ol' Man River' beherrschte und...

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