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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 www.bear-family.com 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?!

   
 
John Lee Hooker: Sings The Blues (180g vinyl)
Art-Nr.: SLP5425
 

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(2015/Sundazed) 16 tracks. Shake 'em up! R&B from the vaults of King/Federal Records! The embodiment of the blues! A primal architect of the genre’s structure, Hooker’s hypnotic guitar work and commanding vocals influenced everyone who followed, and these...

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Various: King Strings (180gram vinyl)
Art-Nr.: SLP5490
 

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(2015/Sundazed) 16 tracks. Selected from the crown jewels of the rich King-Federal-DeLuxe discography, King Strings features rocking, socking guitar instrumentals from the Cincinnati-based family of labels cut between 1949 and 1962, programmed for power! Fashioned as...

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Lula Reed: Blue And Moody
Art-Nr.: SLP5428
 

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(2013/Sundazed) 12 tracks. An arresting, singular chanteuse, Lula Reed beat out 50 other contestants in an audition for Sonny Thompson's band at the Toledo Auditorium. Following her victory, 22-year old Reed trekked down to Cincinnati with future husband Thompson to...

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Freddie King: Bossa Nova And Blues
Art-Nr.: SLP5489
 

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(2014/Sundazed) 12 tracks. 180g Vinyl. Originally released 1962 on  "King/Federal'. One of the Three Kings of blues guitar along with B.B. and Albert, Texas-born Freddy (Freddie) King influenced everyone from Eric Clapton and Peter Green in the UK to Jerry...

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John Mayall: Crusade (1967) Mono Edition
Art-Nr.: SLP5373
 

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Audiophile Blues LP-Record on SUNDAZED RECORDS by John Mayall - Crusade (1967) Mono Edition

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John Mayall: A Hard Road (1967) Mono Edition
Art-Nr.: SLP5372
 

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1967's A Hard Road proved to be every bit as powerful and innovative as its predecessor, thanks in large part to Mayall's discovery of Clapton's equally brilliant replacement, Peter Green. A one-of-a-kind player with a highly distinctive sound, Green makes his...

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John Mayall: Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton (1966) Mono
Art-Nr.: SLP5371
 

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Audiophile Blues LP-Record on SUNDAZED RECORDS by John Mayall - Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton (1966) Mono. 1966's seminal Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton marked John Mayall's emergence as a major recording artist, as well as his commercial breakthrough. The...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Soul To Soul
Art-Nr.: SLP5305
 

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(1985 'Epic') Sundazed On his third album Soul to Soul, Stevie Ray Vaughan expanded the Double Trouble lineup with the additions of keyboardist Reese Wynans and saxophonist Joe Sublett. He also extended his electric blues style, seamlessly incorporating elements of...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Couldn't Stand The Weather (1984)
Art-Nr.: SLP5304
 

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(1984 'Epic') Sundazed The Lone Star guitar god and his Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon (bass) and Chris Layton (drums) hit their stride with the 1984 sophomore release Couldn't Stand the Weather. In addition to the hit 'Cold Shot' and Vaughan's memorable...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood
Art-Nr.: SLP5303
 

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(1983 'Epic') Sundazed Stevie Ray Vaughan already had a decade of performing experience under his beltwhen he burst into the mass consciousness with his landmark 1983 debut LPTexas Flood. Recorded in a mere three days in Vaughan fan Jackson Browne'sprivate studio,...

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The Groundhogs: Scratching The Surface (180 g vinyl)
Art-Nr.: SLP5270
 

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(1968 'Liberty') Sundazed Sundazed Music's tradition of making rare vintage rock gems available again on vinyl continues with the release of Scratching the Surface the first album by '60s British blues-rock legends The Groundhogs. Out of print for...

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Lowell Fulsom: In A Heavy Bag (180 g vinyl)
Art-Nr.: SLP5207
 

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(1970 'Jewel') Sundazed What's in a name' In Lowell Fulson's case, plenty! During his long and storied career he recorded under his own name as well as Lowell Fullsom and Lowell Fulsom. Done so for business reasons, there was no hiding his true...

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Earl Hooker: The Genius Of (180 g vinyl)
Art-Nr.: SLP5206
 

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(1967 'Cuca')Sundazed Earl Hooker was an incredible slide guitarist residing in Chicago during the 1950s and '60s. Hooker split his time between his birth place on the Mississippi Delta and his adopted home of Chicago were he played with the likes of Ike Turner...

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LOVIN' SPOONFUL & Others: What's Shakin' 180g LP
Art-Nr.: SLP5167
 

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(1966 'Elektra') Sundazed Virtually every record label has tapes sitting in the vault that, for a variety of reasons, never see the light of day. This forbidden audio fruit frustrates fans and makes collectors salivate at the thought of what might be hidden away....

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Otis Rush: Mourning In The Morning - 180gram vinyl
Art-Nr.: SLP5155
 

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(1969 'Cotillion') Sundazed For Mourning In The Morning, his 1969 album debut on Atlantic Records, southpaw blues guitar legend Otis Rush journeyed from his Chicago home to Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama—a burg best known for seminal soul platters....

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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: In My Own Dream (180g Edition)
Art-Nr.: SLP5098
 

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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - In My Own Dream (180g Edition) Fresh from their triumphant appearance at the Monterrey International Pop Festival in June 1967, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band entered the studio to record their fourth...

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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw - 180g
Art-Nr.: SLP5097
 

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(1968 'Elektra') Sundazed When guitar virtuoso Mike Bloomfield left the Paul Butterfield Blues Band to form Electric Flag, many cynical scene watchers thought PBBB was down for the count. However, with Elvin Bishop's magnificent metamorphosis to lead guitar player...

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Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Paul Butterfield Blues Band (180g Edition)
Art-Nr.: SLP5095
 

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(1965 'Elektra') Sundazed As young blues enthusiasts soaking up the Chicago scene in the early '60s, Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield frequently encountered one another in the South Side clubs. Butterfield and Bishop soon took their fandom one...

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Booker T. & The MG's: Hip Hug - Her (180g Edition)
Art-Nr.: SLP5080
 

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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von Booker T & The M.G.'s - Hip Hug - Her (180g Edition) Booker T. & The MG's smoked the charts once again in 1967 with the fabulously slinky 'Hip Hug-Her''just like they'd never left. As house band for Memphis' Stax Records, backing...

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Booker T. & The MG's: Green Onions (180g Edition)
Art-Nr.: SLP5079
 

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(1962 'Stax') Sundazed Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, 'Green Onions''the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's'slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as...

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Michael Bloomfield: I'm Cutting Out (180g Edition)
Art-Nr.: SLP5105
 

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(1964/65 'Columbia') Sundazed Größtenteils zuvor unveröffentlichte Aufnahmen aus der Zeit vor der Butterfield Blues Band. Gibt's nur als LP! Die Qualität der Aufnahmen ist okay, nicht sensationell gut / mostly previously unreleased recordings made before he...

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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East-West (180g Edition)
Art-Nr.: SLP5096
 

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(1966 'Elektra') Sundazed Hochwertige 180-Gramm-Ausgabe der wegweisenden zweiten Butterfield-LP. Klasse 1966's East-West, the second album from the Butterfield Blues Band'and their last with lead guitarist Mike Bloomfield'found the group branching out from the...

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Otis Redding & Carla Thomas: King & Queen (180g Edition)
Art-Nr.: SLP5069
 

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(1967 'Stax') Sundazed As Stax Records' top male artist, it was only natural that Otis Redding would team up with Stax's top female singer, Carla Thomas. The soulful twosome generated considerable musical sparks on this 1967 release, which produced a pair of...

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Booker T. & The MG's: And Now ! (180g Edition)
Art-Nr.: SLP5043
 

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(1966 'Stax') Sundazed And Now!, Booker T. & the MG's third album, marked a major change in the band's lineup with Donald 'Duck' Dunn replacing Lewie Steinberg on bass. The addition of Dunn's funkier style is in full evidence on tracks like 'In the Midnight...

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