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?!

Big Bull Band: A Tribute To Waylon Jennings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCR300052

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(Country Roads) 12 tracks.

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Bob Dylan: Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD7009172

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(Columbia Legacy) 12 track compilation, taken from various albums.

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Hans-Christian Kirsch: Bluesballaden - Amerikanische Erzählstücke
Art-Nr.: 040309

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Blues ist nicht nur die Bezeichnung für ein musikalisches Genre, es ist auch die Beschreibung für ein Lebensgefühl des Zorns, der Trauer, der Verzweiflung und der Klage über soziale Ungerechtigkeit. Entstanden ist der Blues unter den Schwar-zen im ländlichen Süden...

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Roger Wood: Texas Zydeco by Roger Wood & James Fraher
Art-Nr.: book53495

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Gebundene Ausgabe - 323 Seiten - Univ of Texas Pr - 2006 - Englisch "[Wood's] firsthand accounts of contemporary Texas zydeco are unmatched anywhere. . . . This book is destined to become the definitive history of Texas zydeco." —John Minton, Professor of Folklore,...

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Tom Waits: Orphans (3-CD Digipac)
Art-Nr.: CDANTI6844

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Fantastic 3-CD set. Sometimes indigestive, sometimes humorous but always worthwile. Recorded with thre different line-ups. Tom Waits performing his songs as only Tom Waits ca. A milestone. Digipak - TOM WAITS voc/gtr/kbds, feat. CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, LARRY TAYLOR,...

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Various: An Introduction To Chicago Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0616012

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(2006/Fuel 2000) 16 tracks 1950s/60s (44:49) with notes by Bill Dahl. - Best examples for the famous Chicago Blues on one single CD!

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Various: American Blues Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0610782

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(2006/Fuel 2000) 14 Tracks - Original recordings, liner notes by Bill Dahl! Blues classics!

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Junior Wells: An Introduction To Junior Wells (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0615472

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(2006/Fuel 2000) 14 Tracks - Original Chief recordings, 1957-1961, incl. hits like 'Messin' With The Kid' and many more! Plus 4 live bonus tracks! Liner notes by Bill Dahl! Rare CD!

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Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings: Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings - Live (CD, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CD0615162

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(2006/Fuel 2000) 17 Tracks - Cut-out means a small hole inside the barcode only - Featuring Albert Lee & Mike Sanchez! Rockin' Live Trax!

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Monti Amundson: Somebody's Happened To Our Love (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMMB14

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Recorded in the Netherlands. The guitar slinger from the Pacific Northwest is back with a superb record. After a couple of rather successful releases, Amundson had almost disappeared from Europe's scene. I'm glad he's back with such a potential release. Thanks must...

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Billy Jones: My Hometown (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBT030

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Original younger generation blues singer/songwriter. His blues are unique. He calls his music BLUEZ. He doesn't copy nobody. Sometimes he sounds reminiscent of Alvin Hart, then again he delivers the hypnotic quality of an Otis Taylor saga. Blues, pure soul without...

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Roscoe Chenier: Waiting For My Tomorrow (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBT027

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'The living juke box' from Opelousas, La. - recorded in Europe in an intimate setting. Almost all-acoustic concept featuring players that have worked with Roscoe, for the past ten years, on and off. Great playing, good sound. Beautiful. ROSCOE CHENIER - gtr/voc, JAN...

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Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra: Moving Out To The Country (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRADAR008

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(2006/Radar) 22 Tracks - The great British pianist and TV host Jools Holland and his orchestra with a chain of illustrious guests show their love of American Country Music and Country Rock! Get it!

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Johnny Copeland: An Introduction To Johnny Copeland (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0615942

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(2006/Fuel) 16 tracks (46:33) 1963-67 with notes by Bill Dahl. The Texas Twister's legendary 1960s recordings.

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Bill Wyman's Bootleg Kings: Jump, Jive And Wail - The Very Best Of Bill Wyman's Bootleg Kings (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCMDD1438

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(2006/Castle) 30 Tracks, featuring Georgie Fame, Lonnie Donegan, Albert Lee and many more!

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown: Dirty Work At The Crossroads
Art-Nr.: CDACR216

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(2006/Acrobat) 28 tracks.

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LAZY JUMPERS: Comin' On Like Gangbusters
Art-Nr.: CDET204

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Excellent spanish jump and blues combo from Barcelona. Influenced by playres and records from teh west coast these guys are performing a great set of twelve originals. Noteworthy: the fat harmonica tone, full-bodied guitar sounds, superb vocals. One of the finest...

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Colin James: & The Little Big Band III
Art-Nr.: CDMR6460

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In 1993 he recorded his first 'Little Big Band' album, followed by Vol.2 in 1998. Colin's continuing the series with this fine set of r&b favorites, recorded with some of the finest players available. Without producing pale copies, Colin has breathed new life...

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Dion: Bronx In Blue (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0604004

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Michael Coleman: Blues Brunch At The Mart (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDE785

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In June Chicago's celebrating the annual Blues Festival, and Delmark Records hosts its blues brunch at the Jazz Record Mart, the fabulous record store owned by label boss Bob Koester. Last year, Michael Coleman and his band delivered fine support for a couple of...

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