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?!

Various: Voices Of The Mississippi (3-CD & DVD Deluxe Box, Book & Download)
Art-Nr.: CDDTD53

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(Dust To Digital) 86 Tracks - Deluxe box set - 120-page book with 3 CDs, 1 DVD, streaming-download code -  Publication Date: June 1, 2018 - Book edited by William Ferris Writings by Scott Barretta, David Evans and Tom Rankin - Two CDs featuring Blues and...

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Bob Dylan: The Songs Of Bob Dylan - May Your Song Always Be Sung Again - Various Artists (10x7inch, 45rpm Vinyl Box. Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: 45BMG86200

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(2001/BMG) 10x7inch 45RPM Singles with picture sleeves, limited, handnumbered (500) edition. factory sealed

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Luther Allison: A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch)
Art-Nr.: LPRUF2031

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10-LP / 4-DVD / 7inch box (LP slipcase) with 88-page hardcover book. 77 tracks (LP), 58 (DVD). Total playing time: c. 402 mins. (CD), c. 400 mins. (DVD). NTSC, region: 0 Box set commemorating the 20th anniversary of Luther Allison’s death • First...

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Luther Allison: A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (7-CD, 4-DVD & 7inch)
Art-Nr.: CDRUF1243

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7-CD / 4-DVD / 7inch box (LP-size) with 88-page hardcover book. 79 tracks (CD), 58 (DVD). Total playing time: 414 mins. (CD), c. 400 mins. (DVD). NTSC, region: 0 Box set commemorating the 20th anniversary of Luther Allison’s death • First comprehensive CD and...

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ZZ Top: Cinco - The First Five LPs (5-LP Box)
Art-Nr.: LPWB93451

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(2017/Warner Brothers) 49 Tracks - 'ZZ Top's First Album' (1971), 'Rio Grande Mud' (1972), 'Tres Hombres' (1973), 'Fandango!' (1975), 'Tejas' (1976), Texas Blues Rock Legends!

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Duane Allman: Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective (14-LP-Box, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPROU38796

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(2016/Rounder) 129 tracks.  Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective • 14-LP box set  • 180-gram vinyl • Limited edition of 1000, individually numbered  • 56-page book contains rare and never-before-seen photos  • Essays by Scott Schinder and...

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Nina Simone: The Philips Years (7-LP-Box, Vinyl 180g, limited Edition)
Art-Nr.: LP5360567

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(2016/Universal) 74 tracks. Black, heavy, a 'must-have': all seven albums recorded 1964-1966 for the Philips label by singer, composer and pianist Nina Simone. The first time in an opulent LP Box! With these classic recordings she managed the transformation of the...

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Bobby Rush: Chicken Heads: A 50 Year History of Bobby Rush (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOV147

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(2015/Omnivore) 74 tracks. A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush! This unprecedented collection of nearly 100 tracks from Bobby's storied career are finally collected on Chicken Heads. With almost 5 hours of music on 4 CDs, Chicken Heads traces his career from 1964's...

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Cream: The Singles 1967-1970 (10 Singles, Limited Edition, Box Set) (Mono)
Art-Nr.: 454735271

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(2015/Polydor) 20 tracks. The fantastic mono recordings in a deluxe box. that were not available for a long time. All singles presented in beautiful, individual cases with an exzellenter comment accompanying each song, written by the music journalist Daryl Easlea.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Hurricane (200g) (Limited Numbered Edition Box Set) (33 RPM)
Art-Nr.: LPAPB33

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(2014/Analogue Prod.) 58 tracks. Boxset of Stevie Ray Vaughan called 'Texas Flood', 'Couldn't Stand The Weather', 'Soul To Soul', 'In Step'; 'Family Style'; 'The Sky Is Crying'. What if? What if everything that Acoustic Sounds customer have learned on the tonal...

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B.B. King: Mr. B.B. King (10-CD-Box)
Art-Nr.: CD5338499

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(2012/Universal) 192 tracks. Box contains: 2 CDs chronicling his early years on Bullet, Modern, RPM and Kent Crown Records, 8 CDs chronicling his recording achievments on ABC-Paramount, ABC Bluesway, ABC, ABC Impulse, MCA and Geffen, rare, non album singles, prev....

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