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'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?!

   
 
Slim Harpo: The Original King Bee (The Best Of Slim Harpo) (LP 200g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPAAPB114
 

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(2017/Acoustic Sounds) 14 tracks. Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes. Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. Old-style tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing

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The Vaughan Brothers: Family Style (2-LP, 200g Vinyl, 45rpm, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPAPB100
 

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(2017/Sony-Epic) 10 Tracks -  The only common album of The Vaughan Brothers. Reissue of the original album from 1990.  From the original master tapes! High quality 200g vinyl in a deluxe high quality gatefold cover package! Strictly limited deluxe...

$93.54 *

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: The Sky Is Crying (2-LP, 200g Vinyl, 45rpm, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPAAPB101
 

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(2017/Sony-Epic) 10 Tracks - On 45rpm speed! Reissue of the original 1991 album.  From the original master tapes! High quality 200g vinyl in a deluxe high quality gatefold cover package! Strictly limited deluxe edition of 1000 copies! MM/Bear Family Records

$93.54 *

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: In Step (2-LP, 200g Vinyl, 45rpm, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPAAPB099
 

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(2017/Sony-Epic) 10 Tracks - On 45rpm speed! Vaughan's last album before his tragic death in 1990, originally released in 1989.  From the original master tapes! High quality 200g vinyl in a deluxe high quality gatefold cover package! Strictly limited deluxe...

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