SALE

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?!

   
 
Sabra & The Get Rights: Sabra & The Get Rights (CD, EP, Papersleeve)
Art-Nr.: CDVAL0035
 

Item in stock

(2017/Valcour) 4 tracks (13:19) papersleeve  - Sabra and the Get Rights is a band reminiscent of the days when Hank Williams’ injected some blues into his country soul, harkening back to the 1950s when honky tonk bands made sure the dance floor was full and...

$11.64 *

Various: The United Records Story
Art-Nr.: CDDD775
 

Item in stock

(1951-57 'United') (60:42/22) Eins der faszinierendsten Labels in Chicago in den frühen fünfziger Jahren, R&B, Blues, Doo-Wop & Gospel / one of the most fascinating Chicago labels during the early 1950s. United Records was the first...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Jesse Thomas: Blues Is A Feeling
Art-Nr.: CDDD749
 

Item in stock

(1992 'Delmark') (48:05/12) Der jüngere Bruder von Ramblin' Thomas aus Dallas. 1992 spielte er, kürzlich 'wieder entdeckt', auf dem 'Chicago Blues Fest' und nahm kurz darauf in den brandneuen 'Riverside Studios' von Delmark dieses herrliche Album auf. Ein...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Jimmy Johnson: Pepper's Hangout
Art-Nr.: CDDD745
 

Item in stock

(1977 'Ralph Bass Prod.') (34:38/07) Jimmy proved himself one of the best contemporary blues artist in the late seventies and early eighties with two killer albums on Delmark, Johnson's Whacks (Delmark 644) and North // South (Delmark 647). Jim O'Neal, founding...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Walter Horton & Alfred Harris: Harmonica Blues Kings
Art-Nr.: CDDD712
 

Item in stock

this is an important piece of Chicago blues harmonica history. This set contains Horton's first 45, recorded under his own name, plus six more classic cuts produced by Willie Dixon. Great sound! As a very special treat you will also receive eight tracks by one the...

$12.68 *

PIANO RED a.k.a. DR.FEELGOOD: Dr. Feelgood
Art-Nr.: CDDD740
 

Item in stock

(1976 'Euphonic Sounds') (31:43/12) Schöne, nun von Delmark veröffentlichte Aufnahmen, aus Atlanta, wo William Perryman in jener Zeit lebte / good recordings by the piano player who was part of the r&b craze in the late '50s. WILLIE 'PIANO RED' PERRYMAN -...

Instead of:$18.66 * $12.68 *

Sleepy John Estes: In Europe
Art-Nr.: CDDD611
 

Item in stock

(1964 'Delmark') (47:49/13) Nach seiner Wiederentdeckung 1962 ging Estes im Rahmen des 'American Folk Blues Festivals' auf Europatournee. Diese ganz ausgezeichneten Aufnahmen entstanden in Londoner und Kopenhagener Studios / recorded in European studios...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Jimmy Johnson: North - - South
Art-Nr.: CDDD647
 

Item in stock

(1981/82 'Delmark') (40:09/09) Nach seinem wegweisenden 'Johnson's Whacks'-Album erschien dieser Nachfolger, der leider soundtechnisch enttäuschte - und auch die CD-Fassung klingt nicht viel besser als die LP. Musikalisch Soul/Blues erster Güte, technisch: na...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Curtis Jones: Lonesome Bedroom Blues
Art-Nr.: CDDD605
 

Currently not available

(1962 'Delmark') (44:15/13) 1939 landete er einen Hit mit dem Titelsong, verschwand nach dem Krieg in Obskurität und wurde erst wenige Jahre vor diesen Aufnahmen, seinen letzten in den U.S.A., wiederentdeckt. Ein Klassiker des Piano-Blues / after his '39...

$12.68 *

Albert Ammons: Boogie Woogie Stomp
Art-Nr.: CDDD705
 

Item in stock

(1938/39 'Delmark') (47:40/18) Zuvor unveröffentlichte Aufnahmen / previously unreleased private recordings from Chicago, featuring ALBERT AMMONS, MEADE LUX LEWIS, PETE JOHNSON - pianos. With Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson. 14 of the 18 songs were recorded...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Morris Pejoe / 'Big Boy' Spires: Wrapped In My Baby
Art-Nr.: CDDD716
 

Item in stock

(1954-60 'United') (40:15/14) Gitarrist Pejoe war mit seinem aus der Heimat Louisiana und Texas beeinflußten Stil sehr ungewöhnlich für Chicago. Gutes, extrem ungeschliffenes Zeug. Spires paßte mit seinem aus dem Delta Blues abgeleiteten Stil besser ins...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Junior Wells: Blues Hit Big Town
Art-Nr.: CDDD640
 

Item in stock

Many thanks to Delmark Records for this great re-issue. All fans of '50s style Chicago blues have been waiting impatiently for this album. As a special treat, four previously unreleased cuts have been added. These are Junior's earliest recordings. Amazing to learn...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Jimmy Dawkins: Fast Fingers
Art-Nr.: CDDD623
 

Item in stock

His first album under his own name. Even thirty years later it still sounds fresh and powerful. One of the finest Chicago blues guitar players, ever! JIMMY DAWKINS - gtr/voc, EDDIE SHAW - ten, LAFAYETTE LEAKE - pno, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG - gtr, JOR HARPER/ERNEST GATEWOOD...

$12.68 *

Magic Sam: The Magic Sam Legacy
Art-Nr.: CDDD651
 

Item in stock

(1966-68 'Delmark') (45:13/13) Ein wahrlich sensationelles Album mit zuvor unveröffentlichten Studioaufnahmen / a truly sensational release containing previously unrleased studio recordings

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Big Joe Williams: Piney Woods Blues
Art-Nr.: CDDD602
 

Item in stock

(1958 'Delmark') (39:47/12) BIG JOE WILLIAMS - 9-string gtr/voc, J.D. SHORT - hca (4 tracks). Between the boards of this album will be found the music and the personality of Joe Lee Williams, traveler, musician, vocalist, composer, lover of life, teller...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Robert Nighthawk: Bricks In my Pillow
Art-Nr.: CDDD711
 

Item in stock

(1951/52 'United') (38:02/14) Robert Nighthawk alias Robert Lee McCoy ( 1909) war einer der einflussreichsten Gitarristen der Bluesgeschichte; Musiker von Muddy Waters bis Ronnie Earl zählen ihn zu ihren Idolen. Er ist einer der Wegbereiter einer elektrischen...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Various: Women Of Blue Chicago
Art-Nr.: CDDD690
 

Currently not available

(1992-96 'Delmark') (56:19/11) Diese Sängerinnen zählen zu den regelmäßig im 'Blue Chicago' auftretenden Künstlerinnen. Eine Zusammenstellung von Delmark-Studioproduktionen mit einigen unveröffentlichten Titeln (*) / most of these lady singers appear regularly...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Sleepy John Estes: Broke And Hungry
Art-Nr.: CDDD608
 

Item in stock

(1964 'Delmark') (45:57/12) SLEEPY JOHN ESTES - gtr/voc, HAMMIE NIXON - hca, YANK RACHELL - mand/gtr, MIKE BLOOMFIELD - gtr. 'The Tennessee Blues Poet' was Pete Welding's description of John Adam Estes, a.k.a. Sleeply John. It correctly emphasizes his...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Various: Sweet Home Chicago
Art-Nr.: CDDD618
 

Currently not available

(1966-68 'Delmark') (33:15/11) Eine Zusammenstellung ansonsten unveröffentlichter, erstklassiger Aufnahmen. Wärmstens zu empfehlen / a compilation of otherwise unissued great sides. Highly recommended. MAGIC SAM'S BLUES BAND with EDDIE SHAW, LUTHER ALLISON,...

Instead of:$18.66 * $12.88 *

Carey Bell: Heartaches And Pains
Art-Nr.: CDDD666
 

Item in stock

(1977 'Delmark') (37:47/08) Von Produzent Ralph Bass 1977 aufgenommenes Album, daß leider nicht 100% überzeugt; insbesondere der schrille Harpsound fällt mir auf den Wecker / recorded in '77 this album remained in the vaults until now. I am not too happy...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Dave Specter: Blueplicity
Art-Nr.: CDDD664
 

Item in stock

The style is cool, individual, and sensitive at the same time. Singer and harmonica player Tad Robinson reminds me of Sugar Ray, or Darrell Nulish. A beautiful, highly recommended album with many original tunes written by Tad. IF ALL THE UP-AND-COMING blues...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Lonnie Brooks: Let's Talk It Over
Art-Nr.: CDDD660
 

Item in stock

(1977 'Delmark') (43:00/08) Blues-Star BROOKS vor einigen Jahren mit Aufnahmen von Ralph Bass produziert und nicht veröffentlicht. Er spielt schon ähnlich, wie auf seinen späteren Alligator-Alben. Solide / Blues star LONNIE BROOKS recorded by Ralph Bass....

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Jesse Fortune & Dave Specter: Fortune Tellin' Man
Art-Nr.: CDDD658
 

Item in stock

Comeback from this great singer with a fine, expressive voice, backed by one of the best blues bands in Chicago, DAVE SPECTER & THE BLUEBRIRDS. It doesn't happen very often anymore. An obscure blues figure, revered by aficionados for a handful of...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Magic Sam: Give Me Time
Art-Nr.: CDDD654
 

Item in stock

(1968 'Delmark') (38:14/12) Was für eine schöne Überraschung! Magic Sam - voc/gtr zu Hause im Wohnzimmer; unveröffentl.Amateuraufnahmen in akzeptabler Qualität / what a nice surprise! MAGIC SAM - voc/gtr, alone in his living room; amateur recordings that...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Willie Kent: Ain't It Nice
Art-Nr.: CDDD653
 

Item in stock

(1991 'Delmark') (56:38/11) Yes! WILLIE KENT - bass,voc, LUTHER ADAMS & JACOB DAWSON - gtrs, LESTER DAVENPORT - hca, KEN BARKER - pno, TIMOTHY TAYLOR - drums WILLIE KENT, Chicago blues vocalist and bass-playing bandleader, is a man who's passionate...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

PROFESSOR'S BLUES REVUE: Professor Strut
Art-Nr.: CDDD650
 

Currently not available

(1989 'Delmark') (38:16/08) Moderner Chicago Blues und Gospel von dem vor einiger Zeit verstorbenen PROFESSOR EDDIE LUSK. Featuring: KAREN CAROLL - voc / The late PROFESSOR EDDIE LUSK - kbds, plus band featuring KAREN CAROLL - voc.

$12.68 *

Yank Rachell: Chicago Style
Art-Nr.: CDDD649
 

Currently not available

(1979 'Delmark') (45:52/09) YANK RACHELL - mand/voc, FLOYD JONES - bass, PETE CRAWFORD - gtr, ODIE PAYNE - drums. Einer der großen Veteranen, der in den 30ern mit Sleepy John Estes und Sonny Boy Williamson gearbeitet hat, mit einem schönen Album im...

$12.68 *

Little Walter: The Blues World Of
Art-Nr.: CDDD648
 

Item in stock

just 19 years old, he laid down fabulous recordings! Digitally restored, great sound, and music. Highly recommended. LITTLE WALTER & BABY FACE LEROY w/ MUDDY WATERS & JIMMY ROGERS: I Just Keep Lovin' Her, Muskadine Blues, Rollin' And Tumblin' (2 parts), Boll...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

Jimmy Johnson: Johnson's Whacks
Art-Nr.: CDDD644
 

Currently not available

(1978/79 'Delmark') (40:52/10) Eins der bahnbrechendsten Alben des Chicago Blues - mit seiner Fusion aus Westside Blues und Chicago Soul leitete er die Ära des modernen Blues in Chicago ein / this album was the first in a long row of contemporary Chicago style...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

J.B. Hutto: Slidewinder
Art-Nr.: CDDD636
 

Item in stock

(1972 'Delmark') (36:10/08) Ausgezeichnetes Chicago Slide Guitar Album, sein zweites für 'Delmark' / great Chicago slide guitar on this, his second for the label. J.B.HUTTO - voc/gtr, LEE JACKSON - gtr, BOMBAY CARTER - bass, ELBERT BUCKNER - drums. Dave Specter's...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Junior Wells: On Tap
Art-Nr.: CDDD635
 

Item in stock

Re-mixed and re-packaged. Great sound, and music featuring some nice guitar from SAMMY LAWHORN and PHIL GUY. Support by: BIG MOOSE WALKER, A.C.REED, etc. ... Junior Wells held court at Theresa's Tavern at 4801 South Indiana on Chicago's south side. If Junior...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Robert Jr. Lockwood & The Aces: Steady Rollin' Man
Art-Nr.: CDDD630
 

Item in stock

(1970 'Delmark') (41:06/14) Lässig-entspanntes Chicagoblues-Album, begleitet von der besten Rhythmsection aller Zeiten, THE ACES; plus zwei alternative Fassungen/beautiful laid-back Chicago style blues album, backed by the greatest ryhthm section of all...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Sleepy John Estes: Brownsville Blues
Art-Nr.: CDDD613
 

Item in stock

(1962-65 'Delmark') (48:10/18) Aufnahmen, die nach seiner 'Wiederentdeckung' in Chicago gemacht wurden - sechs davon zuvor unveröffentlicht / recorded in Chicago after his re-discovery. Six tracks previously unreleased. w/ HAMMIE NIXON - hca, RANSOM KNOWLING -...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Big Williams Joe & J.D.Short: Stavin' Chain Blues
Art-Nr.: CDDD609
 

Item in stock

(1958 'Delmark') (51:18/15) Eine der lange Zeit raresten Delmark-LPs mit drei erstmals zugänglichen Titeln. Mississippi style Country Blues, Harmonica und Gitarre / long-time hard-to-find collector's item, incl. three prev.unrel.takes/alternate versions...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Sleepy John Estes: The Legend Of
Art-Nr.: CDDD603
 

Item in stock

(1962 'Delmark') (35:53/12) The history of the blues has been so vaguely and haphazardly set down that it is difficult, if not impossible, to separate fact from legend. In the veiled and colorful world of the blues-singer this is true to such an extent...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.88 *

Various: Honkers & Bar Walkers Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDD438
 

Currently not available

(1949-53 'United') (61:35/22) Super-Saxophon R&B Zusammenstellung von 'Delmark' mit einigen unveröffentlichten Titel / incl. some rare previously unreleased sides. JIMMY FORREST, TEDDY BRENNAN, COZY EGGLESTONE, TAB SMITH, JIMMY COE, DOC SAUSAGE, FRED...

Instead of:$15.15 * $12.68 *

   
 
 
Viewed