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?!

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup: A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw (5-CD Box)
Art-Nr.: BCD17352

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5-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 68-page hardcover book, 124 tracks. Total playing time approx. 6 hrs.  A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw - Elvis Presley  • The first box set devoted to this blues giant!  • His complete recordings 1941-1962!  •...

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Slim Harpo: Buzzin' The Blues - The Complete Slim Harpo (5-CD Box) - Blues Music Awards 2016
Art-Nr.: BCD17339

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5-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 104 page hardcover book, 142 tracks. Total playing time approx. 410 minutes. 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...

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Various - SUN Records: Sun Blues Box 1950-1958 (10-CD Box)
Art-Nr.: BCD17310

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10-CD box set with 184-page hardcover book, 307 tracks. Total playing time approx. 13 hours and 50 minutes. The 'Sun Blues Box'.  Finally, the last word on the Sun and pre-Sun blues recordings! Nearly 30 years after the original Sun Blues Box was released on...

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Freddie King: Texas Flyer, 1974-1976 (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16778

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5-CD Boxed Set, LP-size, with 80-page hardcover book, 64 tracks. Playing time: 363:47 minutes. Completes the Freddie King story, with all of his 1974-75 RSO studio recordings (some with label-mate Eric Clapton ) and four jam-packed discs of sizzling mid-'70s...

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Freddie King: Taking Care Of Business 7CD Box 104-Page Book
Art-Nr.: BCD16979

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7-CD Box, LP-size, 104 pages hardcover book, 168 tracks, playing time 549:28 minutes. Everything the legendary electric blues guitarist Freddie King cut in the studio from 1956 to 1973 for El-Bee, Federal, King, Cotillion-Atlantic, and Leon Russell's Shelter...

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