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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?!

   
 
CLASSIC BLUES CALENDAR: 2019
Art-Nr.: KAL2019
 

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(Blues Images) 23 tracks. The2019 'Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's' Calendar with free CD has broad appeal to anyone interested in Blues music or history. Within its pages is a huge treasure trove of original Blues artwork from the earliest days of recorded...

$26.85 *

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero
Art-Nr.: 0403288
 

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Hardcover, 224 pages, English, Chicago Review Press This is the definitive biography of the legendary guitarist whom eminent figures like Muddy Waters and B. B. King held in high esteem, and who created the prototype for Clapton, Hendrix, Page, and everyone...

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Robillard - Geils - Beaudoin: New Guitar Summit - Live At The Stoneham Thea
Art-Nr.: DVDSP1302
 

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(2004 'Stony Plain') (80:15/07) 'Recorded live at the Stoneham Theatre, New England' - Live-Konzert plus Interviews (23 Min.) - Die drei Gitarristen spielen Material von ihrer Studio-CD sowie drei Nummern, die noch nicht veröffentlicht waren. Ein schönes...

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Kalender / Calendar: 2018
Art-Nr.: KAL2018
 

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(2017/Blues Images) 24 tracks. Artwork Calendar with Free CD! Featuring 24 classic Pre-War Blues songs from such artists as: Charlie Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Tommy Johnson and more.

$20.94 *

Blues Calendar 2011: Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's and 1930's with CD
Art-Nr.: KAL2011
 

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Blues calendar, LP-size. Classic art work, advertisements, and promotional material from the vaults of the original Paramount label. Excellent quality, great prints. Bonus: an 18-track CD compilation with recordings from the 1920s and 1930s.

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Blues Calendar 2005: Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's with CD
Art-Nr.: KAL2005
 

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Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's with CD

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Blues Calendar 2004: Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's with CD
Art-Nr.: KAL2004
 

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Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's with CD

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Roger Wood: Texas Zydeco by Roger Wood & James Fraher
Art-Nr.: book53495
 

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Gebundene Ausgabe - 323 Seiten - Univ of Texas Pr - 2006 - Englisch "[Wood's] firsthand accounts of contemporary Texas zydeco are unmatched anywhere. . . . This book is destined to become the definitive history of Texas zydeco." —John Minton, Professor of Folklore,...

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Chris Welch: Clapton - The Ultimate Illustrated History (Buch)
Art-Nr.: BUCH149946
 

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(2011/Voyager Press) Hardcover, 256 pages, in Englisch language, size: 277/241/28 mm. Here at last is the first complete illustrated history of Eric Clapton's entire career, illustrated throughout with candid and performance photography, as well as memorabilia...

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Professor Longhair: A Scrapbook
Art-Nr.: 040335
 

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English, paperback, 264 pages by Per Oldaeus. This book documents the huge influence of Professor Longhair’s music on New Orleans R&B in particular, and post WWII popular music in general.

$29.19 *

Ron Hacker: White Trash Blues Man
Art-Nr.: 040326
 

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Bücher/Books on HACKER by Ron Hacker - White Trash Blues Man Rarely does someone in the music industry come up with such a raw "warts & all" book as this. Whether in writing this Ron Hacker felt he had to purge his soul, or for whatever reason, he has waited...

$16.32 *

James Luther Dickerson: Fabulous Vaughan Brothers - Jimmie and Stevie Ray
Art-Nr.: 040325
 

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('Taylortrade') Hardcover Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan-two sons of Texas whose pyrotechnic guitar work introduced an entire generation to the blues-are given full biographical treatment by a writer who tracked their careers for five years, until...

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Tony Russell: The Blues: From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray
Art-Nr.: 040324
 

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(1998 'Schimer Books') Illustrated guide to the blues and blues-makers. It was once said that you could dial any number in the Memphis telephone directory and find a blues singer at the other end. "When I was growing up in the South, you sang gospel in church on...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Roadhouse Blues - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Texas R&B
Art-Nr.: 040320
 

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(2003 'Backbeat Books') Paperback. "We are left with this legacy — and left to wonder how much more this guitar genius might have accomplished." JOHN SWENSON, ROLLING STONE The 'roadhouse' is an American institution — the little bar on the edge of town that...

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Paul Garon: The Devil's Son-In-Law - The Story Of Peetie Wheatstraw And His Songs
Art-Nr.: 040108
 

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Bücher/Books on STUDIO VIS by Paul Garon - The Devil's Son-in-Law In a series of monographs Blues Paperbacks examine impor-tant blues singers and musicians, local styles and traditions, subjects and themes, and the history and influence of this living music. The...

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Duke Robillard: Robillard Duke Classic Guitar Styles Gtr Book/Cd
Art-Nr.: 040695377
 

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Bücher/Books on BOOK by Duke Robillard - Classic Guitar Styles Of Master guitarist Duke Robilla provides an inside look at the techniques and philosophy behind his classic American guitar style.

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Otis Spann: The Half Ain't Been Told - An Otis Spann Career Discography
Art-Nr.: 040201
 

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Bücher/Books on MICROGRAPHY by Otis Spann - The Half Ain't Been Told

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John Lee Hooker: Boogie Man - Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American 20th Century
Art-Nr.: 040153
 

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(2000/PENGUIN) Paperback, English, 536 pages. last copies! `A towering monument to a remarkable 60-year career ... John Lee Hooker is our last surviving link with the birth of the blues. Now in his 80s, he has waited some time for a biographer to tell his long...

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BEAR Family Records: Slide Guitar Monsters Tab Grv
Art-Nr.: 040690308
 

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('Hal Leonard') Rockin' Slide aus dem Hause Alligator, TAB und Standard Notation, mit Lyrics / rockin' slide guitar sounds from the Alligator farm. TAB and standard notation, incl. lyrics. Paperback, A4, 70 pages. Whether it is called bottleneck or slide guitar,...

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BEAR Family Records: The Bluesmen - 11 Modern Blues Classics
Art-Nr.: 040957132
 

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(1999 'Wise Publications') Eleven electric guitar classics by the modern blues masters arranged and transcribed by Andy Jones for guitar and voice, complete with useful notes on performance and technique. The Bluesmen Eric Clapton Stevie Ray Vaughan Jeff Healey...

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Howlin' Wolf: Howlin' Wolf - Featuring Hubert Sumlin On Guitar
Art-Nr.: 040941039
 

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(1996 'Hal Leonard') Standard Notation, TAB und Lyrics. Inklusive Kommentare zu den Gitarrenstilen von Hubert Sumlin und Willie Johnson. Bis auf zwei sind alle auf der Chess-Box (CD CHD3 9332) zu finden / authentic transcriptions from the Chess-box in standard...

$32.70 *

BEAR Family Records: Electric Blues Guitar Giants
Art-Nr.: 040000451
 

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(1998 'Hal Leonard') Songbook in Notation und TAB.

$25.68 *

Dieter Kropp & Steve Baker: Blues Harping Vol.1 - English (Book+CD)
Art-Nr.: 040096
 

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(1999 'Hohner') (79:40/60) English edition of what is a successful pubication in Germany, the combination of the book 'Blues Harping' with instructional cd, as taught by two harp players of international fame and reputation. Here's what the author's say:...

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Leslie Fancourt: B.B.King, Albert and Freddy: A Discography by Leslie Fancourt
Art-Nr.: 040152
 

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(1993) Paperback 62 Seiten/pages. 21x15cm. 'Retrack Books', England. Eine selektive Discographie, basierend auf den Original-Erscheinungen plus ausgewählter Wiederveröffentlichungen / a selective discography based first on original issues, plus a...

$58.44 *

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...

$21.00 *

VAUGHAN, Stevie Ray: Stevie Ray Vaughan - Caught in the Crossfire
Art-Nr.: 040081
 

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('Little, Brown') 300 pages His blistering guitar playing breathed life back into the blues. Stevie Ray Vaughan fused blazing technique with deep soul in a manner unrivaled since the days of Jimi Hendrix, and the genuineness and passion of his music...

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Kim Field: Harmonicas,harps, Heavy Breath - Harmonicas, Harps And Heavy Breathers
Art-Nr.: 0041215
 

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346 pages/Seiten; 23x15x2 cm Paperback: History and musical signification of the harp/harmonica is explored here. Many important musicians from jazz, blues, rock, folk and country contribute their experiences. Geschichte und musikalische Bedeutung der Harmonica und...

$23.28 *

Meeting The Blues: Meeting The Blues
Art-Nr.: 040035
 

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('Taylor Publishing Co') More than 50 interviews with blues legends, more than 200 photographs, selected discography.

$81.84 *

Blues Off The Record: Blues Off the Record: Thirty Years of Blues Commentary by Paul Oliver
Art-Nr.: 040025
 

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(1984) 297 pages Thirty Years of Blues Commentary by Paul Oliver For more than 30 years the British blues scholar Paul Oliver has re-searched, analyzed, promoted, and recorded blues musicians. This new book of essays and critiques originally written for such...

$29.19 *

   
 
 
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