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?!

Wynton Marsalis: United We Swing (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBER11

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(Blue Engine) 16 tracks. Recorded between 2003 and 2007, United We Swing finds an unparalleled array of musical talent that collectively boasts 94 Grammy Awards joining Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis (a nine-time Grammy Award...

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Tom Principato & Steve Wolf: The Long Way Home (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPOW135

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(2017/Powerhouse) 8 Tracks (43:27) - Digipack - Working together since 1978 Tom Principato and Steve Wolf have a great musical relationship one can hear on this album. This time they prefer to play acoustically a mix out of fine Jazz with some Blues and even Tex Mex...

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Bill Heid: Wylie Avenue
Art-Nr.: CDMVDDR011

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(2010/Doodlin') 9 tracks. Following the success of Asian Persuasion, released in 2008, Wylie Avenue reunites Bill with Peter Bernstein, Michael Petrosino and George Jones for another highly memorable outing. Each of the cuts here are inspired by the great organists.

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Bill Heid: Asian Persuasion
Art-Nr.: CDMVDDR009

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(2009/Doodlin') 9 tracks. This is jazz organ music that bridges the official 'dirty thang' with space funk... Heavily influenced by both Don Patterson & Larry Young, Bill Heid continues to carry the torch for old school jazz organ. Bill Heid - hammond B3/voc, Peter...

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Bill Heid: Air Mobile
Art-Nr.: CDMVDDR002

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(2009/Doodlin') 11 tracks. Bill Heid came of age in the crucible that was Pittsburgh in it's jazz heyday. Toured & recorded as a pianist with Jimmy Witherspoon, Koko Taylor, Alberta Adams, Fenton Robinson, & many others. Bill Heid - pno, Dwayne Dolphin - bass, Roger...

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Diego Sales Quarteto: Diego Sales Quarteto
Art-Nr.: CDDSQ1

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(2015/Chico Blues) 11 tracks. Jazz Quartet from Brazil. Diego Sales - hca, Caio Chiarini - viola/gtr, Fabio Martinez - basses, Wagner Vasconcelos - drums

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King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys: Blues & Rhythm Revue With Special Guests Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDESS270

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(1995/Big Bear Records) 13 Songs featuring Charles Brown, Val Wiseman and Howard McCrary!

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Sax Gordon: In The Wee Small Hours
Art-Nr.: CDDE5018

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(2014/Delmark) 9 tracks. Gutsy tenor saxophonist Sax Gordon has recorded and toured with Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Duke Robillard, Matt "Guitar" Murphy and Kim Wilson.  On "In The Wee Small Hours", his first jazz release,...

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Louis Armstrong: Plays W.C.Handy: Complete Edition (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEJC55628

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(2014/Essential Jazz) 30 tracks.

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Louis Armstrong: Plays W.C.Handy
Art-Nr.: CD723272

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(2008/SBME) 16 tracks.

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Various: Lost And Found Vol. 1
Art-Nr.: CD5067

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Only recently, England's jazz and blues legend Chris Barber came across a couple of tapes, containing some of the earliest know recordings of African-American musicians in Europe. The recording quality is surprisingly good. The historical value of the early tours,...

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