Welcome to CrossCut Records,
one of Europe's leading blues & roots labels

New releases:

The collaboration with the South Africa-born musician already started in 2013 – with a duet with Michael Arlt on the Album 'Come Along'.


Reviews JOSH SMITH Over Your Head

The mightily rocking “How Long” opens proceedings with Lemar Carter’s crashing drumbeat and Calvin Turner’s thumping bass backing Smith’s aggressive vocals and fiery lead guitar.
(…) this album of mainly rocking blues which has enough quality to appeal to the blues lovers and the rockers. …read more

Blues Matters Magazine #83
Dave Drury


CrossCut Records in 'Blues Matters! Writer’s Poll 2014'


 Blues Matters! 2014 Poll Results

Reviews CCD 11108 B.B. & THE BLUES SHACKS Businessmen

A fantastic follow-up to 'Come Along' (…). In fifteen songs, fourteen originals and one cover, they prove once again that they’re the ‘CEO’s’ – Crowd Excitement Officers – of big-band blues and blues rock …read more

Blues Blast Magazine
Rainey Wright


Reviews CCD 11107 CHUCK LEAVELL Back To The Woods

Een van de beste blues-en rockpianisten van de laatste decennia levert met deze “Back To The Woods” opnieuw een uitstekende cd af, die de pioniers van de bluespiano terecht nog eens in het voetlicht plaats. ..read more

Ronny Bervoets


In January 2010, The Blues Foundation presented the Keeping The Blues Alive Award to CrossCut Records and the company's founder, Detlev Hoegen.
The world's largest blues organisation from Memphis, Tennessee, each year presents this Award to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Blues world.

Other KBA Award recipients in the record label category are: Alligator, Blind Pig, Delmark, Delta Groove, M.C. Records, Northern Blues, Ruf Records, and Tone-Cool.

 The Blues Foundation - Keepin The Blues Alive Award
 The Keeping the Blues Alive Awards 2010


Free mp3-downloads for buyers of the Josh-Smith-double-LP CCA 1109: crosscut.de/en/download/


Finetunes has released most CrossCut albums for digital download.

Either complete albums, or single tracks are available from finetunes.net and other download platforms like Amazon or iTunes.

CrossCut Mailorder
- a division of Bear Family Records GmbH

 CrossCut Mailorder - a division of Bear Family Records GmbH

The CrossCut-Mailorder, a division of Bear Family Records, is one of the world's leading sources for blues and related music.

In 2004 Bear Family and CrossCut merged their mailorder branches.

CrossCut Records' customers may order blues items directly from the Bear Family Records onlineshop.

Please visit the CrossCut Mailorder site now, for brand new releases and limited-time special offers!

CrossCut Mailorder – a division of Bear Family Records GmbH
P.O.Box 1154
27727 Hambergen


E-mail blues@bear-family.de
Telephone +49 (4748) 8216-55
Fax +49 (4748) 8216-59