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?!

J.J. Cale: Colour Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD602498

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(Universal) 17 tracks

$19.83 *

Al Kooper: Kooper Session (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREP2336

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(2007/Repertoire) 7 tracks. Al Kooper with Shuggie Otis - the 1969 album

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Lowell Fulson: In A Heavy Bag (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0616082

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(2007/Fuel 2000) 14 Tracks (42:11) - Recorded in 1969 at the famous Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama. LOWELL FULSON - gtr/voc, EDDIE HINTON - gtr, BARRY BECKETT - kbds, DAVID HOOD - bass, ROGER HAWKINS - drums.

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Roosevelt Sykes: The Honeydripper's Ball (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0616592

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(2007/Fuel) 14 tracks, recorded in Paris when Sykes was age 64. This nice album is a showcase for Sykes' wide range of material. ROOSEVELT SYKES - pno/voc, HENRI TISCHITZ - bass, MICHEL DENIS - drums.

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Bettye Lavette: The Scene Of The Crime (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP86873

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(2007) Anti High quality 180 gram vinyl.

$21.00 *

The Dirty Blues Band: Dirty Blues Band - Stone Dirt (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD784

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(2007/BGO Records) 21 Tracks (79:49) - 1967-1968 ABC/Bluesway recordings - Along with Glenn Campbell, a hugely talented lap steel guitar player, the Dirty Blues Band was found by Rod Piazza in Riverside, California. It was the time of psychedelic music, and the...

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Various: An Introduction To New York Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0616452

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(Fuel) 16 tracks (43:57) original Fire, Fury and  Enjoy masters. Linernotes by Bill Dahl. Top Sound quality!***** - New York's blues scene will forever be associated with the name of Bobby Robinson, record shop owner in Harlem, and label operator. He released...

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Vidar Busk & The Voo Doodez: Jookbox Charade (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBM6504

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Norway's most successful roots musician presenting a retrospective, looking-back on the first ten years of his career as a recording artist under his own name. He started as back-up guitarist, became a well-known blues/rocker in his country crossing stylistic...

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Big Maybelle: I've Got A Feelin' (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRBAND20

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(1952-56 'Okeh/Savoy') (78:04/28)

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Howlin' Wolf: The Howlin' Wolf Anthology (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD9835012

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(2007/Universal) 48 tracks - Officially released 2-CD set, a comprehensive collection of his Chess 45s. Superb sound quality.

$14.87 *

Micke Bjorklof: Whole Nutha Thing
Art-Nr.: CDBLR33143

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(2007/Bluelight Records) 11 tracks.

$19.60 *

Ron Hacker: White Trash Blues Man
Art-Nr.: 040326

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Bücher/Books on HACKER by Ron Hacker - White Trash Blues Man Rarely does someone in the music industry come up with such a raw "warts & all" book as this. Whether in writing this Ron Hacker felt he had to purge his soul, or for whatever reason, he has waited...

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Ledfoot: The Devils Songbook (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBM6506

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(Blue Mood) 13 Tracks - Tim Scott McConnell a.k.a. Ledfoot was a member of The Havalinas and toured the world before making Norway his adopted home in 1993. Americana Gothic Blues with dark and mean lyrics (printed in the booklet), performed on his 12-string Taylor...

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Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0720007

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Superb compilation of his greatest sides recorded for Atlantic. Re-mastered. Liner notes by Bill Dahl. Slipcase.

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Various: Mississippi Blues (4-CD-Box)
Art-Nr.: CDJSP7781

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(2007/JSP) 100 tracks.

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