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 Lucky Carter: Lucky 13 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDWESF106

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(Blueside) 13 tracks

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Lazy Lester: All Over You (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDXANT0042

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(1998 'Antone's') (44:02/12) Lester presents himself in good shape. The production tried to recapture that special Jay Miller feel. Although it doesn't sound as rough and powerful as the originals, this is a great comeback album for Lazy Lester! LAZY...

Instead of:$18.60 * $10.47 *

T-Bone Walker: Stormy Monday Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD425

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Excellent sound quality, original 'BluesWay' recordings, mastered from the original session tapes. T-BONE WALKER - gtr/voc, LLOYD GLENN - pno, MEL BROWN - gtr, RON BROWN - bass, PAUL HUMPHREY - drums, plus 5 horns.

Instead of:$18.14 * $11.64 *

Johnny Copeland: The Crazy Cajun Recordings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDED581

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(1998/Crimson) 21 tracks

Instead of:$18.66 * $15.87 *

John Lee Hooker: Complete 50's Chess Recordings Vol.2
Art-Nr.: CD34211

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(1997/MCA) 15 tracks.

Instead of:$17.49 * $11.41 *

John Lee Hooker: Complete 50's Chess Recordings Vol.1
Art-Nr.: CD34279

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(1997/MCA) 16 tracks.

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Howlin' Wolf: Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited
Art-Nr.: CD34229

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(1972 'Chess') (65:05/10) 'Recorded live at Alice's Revisited, Chicago - January 26, 1972.' - HOWLIN' WOLF - hca/voc, EDDIE SHAW - ten, HUBERT SUMLIN - gtr, L.V. WILLIAMS - gtr, SUNNYLAND SLIM - pno, DAVID MYERS - bass, FRED BELOW - drums.

Instead of:$17.49 * $11.89 *

Various: The R&B Scene (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD844798

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(1998/DECCA) 25 tracks - 12 page color booklet

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BEAR Family Records: Blues For Guitar Tab
Art-Nr.: 040953470

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(1998 'Wise Publications') Authentische Arrangements in TAB und Notation, incl. Intros, Licks und Soli plus Lyrics. Paperback, A4, 96 pages. Authentic guitar arrangementsrrand standard notation of sixteen big blues numbers Robben Ford Eric Clapton & John...

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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee: With Earl Hooker - I Couldn't Believe My Eyes (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD407

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(1969 'BluesWay') (39:30/10) Gute Los Angeles Session: BROWNIE McGHEE _ gtr/voc, SONNY TERRY - hca, EARL HOOKER - gtr, RAY JOHNSON - kbd, JIMMY BOND - bass, PANANMA FRANCIS - drums.

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Various: 4th Beale And Further South
Art-Nr.: CDWESM554

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(1998/Westside) 23 tracks. excellent 2nd volume of the Memphis blues anthology, incl. unreleased Joe Hill Louis takes. Raw, wild and dirty sounds. Highly recommended!

Instead of:$17.49 * $11.89 *