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?!

Jason Ricci & New Blood: Live At Checkers Tavern (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBSEJR001

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(Blue Sunday) 7 Tracks (76:32) - Modern Hippie Blues!

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Charlie Patton: The Definitive (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSBOX021

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(Catfish Records) 58 tracks

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Son Of Dave: 02 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKARTEL003

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(2005/Kartel) 11 Tracks - Digipack - One-man harmonica beat-box experience! A Maverick Bluesman!

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Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings: The Kings Of Rhythm Vol.3 - Tell You A Secret (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDED4031

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(2005/Edsel) 60 Tracks - Four CD set containing studio and rare live recordings with an all-star lineup, 36-page booklet!

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Elmore James: Blues After Hours (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHM1043

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(2005/ACE) 18 tracks (50:31) 1953-1956 with 12 page booklet.  - The original LP artwork plus digital masters transferred from newly discovered master tapes make this mid-price CD the best compilation available today, presenting Elmore's great 'Modern' sides. He...

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Ten Years After: Now (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0614882

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(2005/Fuel 2000) 11 Tracks - Smal cut out hole in barcode.

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Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings: Just For A Thrill (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0614592

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(2005/Fuel 2000) 16 Tracks - Digipack - Featuring Albert Lee, Mark Knopfler & Mike Sanchez! Includes 2 Live Bonus Tracks!

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Harrison Kennedy: Voice And Story (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBT025

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Outstanding album by the ex-Chairmen Of Board-member. Based on the blues, 'Vice + Story' is lot more than a regular blues album. It's a melting pot, a mix of African-American music. You'll hear soul, blues, funk, also r&b, zydeco, gospel roots and folk. His songs...

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Various: Rhythm 'n' Blues - Boogie Woogie Goodies (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD222621

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100 tracks, 31 page booklet, Box Set

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Roscoe Gordon: Rosco's Rhythm - Sun Records (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNAP222

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(2005/CHARLY) 30 tracks, recorded 1951-56 This CD includes Rosco Gordon's greatest hits, recorded at the legendary SUN Studios!

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LITTLE RACHEL: There's A New Miss Rhythm In Town
Art-Nr.: CDET203

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R&B vocalist (1950s style) from Kansas City, backed by the Lazy Jumpers, a young and able swinging and rocking trio from Spain. LITTL RACHEL - voc, MARIO COBO - gtr, IVAN KOVACEVIC - drums/hca.

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