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Christmas On The Countryside - 27 Honky Tonkin' Christmas Country Songs (CD) Various - Season's Greetings: Christmas On The Countryside - 27 Honky Tonkin'... Art-Nr.: BCD17508

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Eddie Cochran - At Town Hall Party (DVD) Eddie Cochran: Eddie Cochran - At Town Hall Party (DVD) Art-Nr.: BVD20002

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Big City Christmas - 30 Groovin' And Croonin' Christmas Tunes (CD) Various - Season's Greetings: Big City Christmas - 30 Groovin' And Croonin'... Art-Nr.: BCD17509

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The Collins Kids At Town Hall Party (DVD) The Collins Kids: The Collins Kids At Town Hall Party (DVD) Art-Nr.: BVD20005

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At Town Hall Party Vol.2 DVD (0) The Collins Kids: At Town Hall Party Vol.2 DVD (0) Art-Nr.: BVD20010

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Dreamboats And Petticoats Seven - Walkin' Back To Happiness (2-CD) Various: Dreamboats And Petticoats Seven - Walkin' Back... Art-Nr.: CD5346396

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Vol.29 - Rockabilly & Rock 'n' Roll From The Vaults Of Crest Records (CD) Various - That'll Flat Git It!: Vol.29 - Rockabilly & Rock 'n' Roll From The... Art-Nr.: BCD17564

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Just...Fabulous Rock'n'Roll (CD) Cliff Richard: Just...Fabulous Rock'n'Roll (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSNY67742

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The Great Tragedy - Winter Dance Party 1959 (CD) Various Artists: The Great Tragedy - Winter Dance Party 1959 (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17585

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Rock'n'Roll And Romance - Can't Help Falling In Love (2-CD) Various: Rock'n'Roll And Romance - Can't Help Falling In... Art-Nr.: CDDLG38406

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Vintage Music Vol.3 & 4 (CD) Various: Vintage Music Vol.3 & 4 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD5778

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(MCA) 20 tracks, digitally remastered from the original master tapes - US Longbox MCA's Vintage Music series was originally issued on 20 vinyl albums with 10 tracks on each one. When the series was released on CD they were doubled up so...
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Vintage Music Vol.5 & 6 (CD) Various: Vintage Music Vol.5 & 6 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD5804

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(MCA) 20 tracks, digitally remastered from the original master tapes - US Longbox MCA's Vintage Music series was originally issued on 20 vinyl albums with 10 tracks on each one. When the series was released on CD they were doubled up so...
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Vintage Music Vol.7 & 8 (CD) Various: Vintage Music Vol.7 & 8 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD5805

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(MCA) 20 tracks, digitally remastered from the original master tapes - US Longbox MCA's Vintage Music series was originally issued on 20 vinyl albums with 10 tracks on each one. When the series was released on CD they were doubled up so...
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Vintage Music Vol.1 & 2 (CD) Various: Vintage Music Vol.1 & 2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD5777

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(MCA) 20 tracks, digitally remastered from the original master tapes - US Longbox MCA's Vintage Music series was originally issued on 20 vinyl albums with 10 tracks on each one. When the series was released on CD they were doubled up so...
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Walkin' With Link (CD, Longbox Packaging) Link Wray: Walkin' With Link (CD, Longbox Packaging) Art-Nr.: CDEK47904-L

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(1992/Sony) 20 legendary 1959/60 Epic masters ( incl.7 previously unreleased versions/alternate tracks, studio chatter) (48:38) 16 page booklet with notes from Billy Miller. Mastered by Vic Anesini, Sony Studios, New York. This is the...
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Buddy Holly (CD) Buddy Holly: Buddy Holly (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD25239

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(MCA Records) 12 Tracks - US-Longbox original sealed - Reissue of the original 1958 Coral album!
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The Alvin Show (CD) The Chipmunks featuring David Seville: The Alvin Show (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEMI4725

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(EMI) 7 Tracks - US-Longbox original sealed - Cut-out! - Reissue of the original 1961 Liberty TV soundtrack album!
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The Chipmunks Sing With Children (CD) The Chipmunks featuring David Seville: The Chipmunks Sing With Children (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEMI4824

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(EMI) 12 Tracks - US-Longbox original sealed - Reissue of the original 1965 Liberty album!
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My Blue Heaven - The Best Of Fats Domino Vol.1 (CD, Longbox Packaging) Fats Domino: My Blue Heaven - The Best Of Fats Domino Vol.1... Art-Nr.: CDE292808-L

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(EMI) 20 tracks - originally sealed and today very rare 1990 US Longbox with ' My Blue Heaven' movie advertisement!
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Vintage Music Vol.13 & 14 (CD) Various: Vintage Music Vol.13 & 14 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD5937

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Vintage Music Vol.15 & 16 (CD) Various: Vintage Music Vol.15 & 16 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD5838

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(MCA) 20 tracks, digitally remastered from the original master tapes - US Longbox MCA's Vintage Music series was originally issued on 20 vinyl albums with 10 tracks on each one. When the series was released on CD they were doubled up so...
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Vintage Music Vol.11 & 12 (CD) Various: Vintage Music Vol.11 & 12 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD5936

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(MCA) 20 tracks, digitally remastered from the original master tapes - US Longbox MCA's Vintage Music series was originally issued on 20 vinyl albums with 10 tracks on each one. When the series was released on CD they were doubled up so...
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Vintage Music Vol.19 & 20 (CD) Various: Vintage Music Vol.19 & 20 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCAD5940

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(MCA) 20 tracks, digitally remastered from the original master tapes - US Longbox MCA's Vintage Music series was originally issued on 20 vinyl albums with 10 tracks on each one. When the series was released on CD they were doubled up so...
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Jerry Lee Lewis (CD, Longbox Package) Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee Lewis (CD, Longbox Package) Art-Nr.: CDRN70656-L

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(1989/Rhino) 13 tracks - Jerry Lee Lewis first LP for SUN Records. Original sealed US Longbox Packaging with SUN Records Logo - collector's item!
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The Hits Of The Year 1959 (2-CD) Various: The Hits Of The Year 1959 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087696

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(MusicTales) 50 Tracks - The Hits Of The Year 1959 1959 was a very eventful year. The news of 1959 was marked by the revolutionary events in Cuba, where Fidel Castro took power. In Germany, Heinrich Lübke succeeded Theodor Heuss as...
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Le canzoni dell’anno 1959 (2-CD) Various: Le canzoni dell’anno 1959 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087698

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(MusicTales) 50 Tracks - Le canzoni dell'anno 1959 The music year 1959 was a very successful year for Italian artists. Domenico Modugno could win the San Remo Festival with "Piove (Ciao ciao bambina)" and land another world hit. Just as...
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True Love Ways (CD) Buddy Holly with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: True Love Ways (CD) Art-Nr.: CDDECCA2171

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(Decca) 12 tracks (29:38) with 12 page photo booklet. Hello Buddy Holly and Cricket fans everywhere, First, I would like to express my personal gratitude to you all, for your resolute devotion over so many years, in supporting the music...
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The Best Of Floyd Cramer (CD) Floyd Cramer: The Best Of Floyd Cramer (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRCA53900

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(RCA-BMG Canada) 12 Tracks - Neuauflage der original RCA Victor LP von 1964! Seltene kanadische Pressung, original versiegelt!
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Ultimate America (4-CD) Various: Ultimate America (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSNY01292

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(Sony) 72 original master recordings - 4 panel digipac
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A Love So Beautiful - Roy Orbison With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (CD) Roy Orbison: A Love So Beautiful - Roy Orbison With The... Art-Nr.: CDSNY45096

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(Sony) 17 tracks, incl. I Drove All Night feat. Ward Thomas
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The Big Push  (CD) Various: The Big Push (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKM19

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(Koko Mojo Records) 28 Tracks - ecopac
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This Is The Night (CD) Various: This Is The Night (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKM17

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Re-Search - Incredibly Strange Music Vol.1 (CD) Various: Re-Search - Incredibly Strange Music Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCAROL1746

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(Caroline Records) 13 Tracks - Großartiges Sammelsurium von obskurem Material aus Pop, Rock, Swing und Exotica vergangener Tage! Seltene CD noch original eingeschweißt!
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Ritchie Valens Rocks (CD) Ritchie Valens: Ritchie Valens Rocks (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17525

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1-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 40-page booklet, 36 tracks. Playing time approx. 73 mns. • February 3 commemorates the anniversary of the death of Ritchie Valens. • In retrospect, the young rocker had only eight months to record his entire...
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The Great Tragedy - Winter Dance Party 1959 (CD) Various Artists: The Great Tragedy - Winter Dance Party 1959 (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17585

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1-CD with 24-page booklet, 40 tracks, including six radio broadcasts. Total playing time 78:32 mins. • Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash. • February 3, 1959 will always be remembered as ‘the day the...
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The Best Of Duane Eddy (CD) Duane Eddy: The Best Of Duane Eddy (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRCD614

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(Rainbow Music Group) 12 Tracks - Australian Pressing - The Best 1960s RCA Recordings!
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The Complete Releases 1957-1962 (2-CD) Danny & The Juniors: The Complete Releases 1957-1962 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDADD3278

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(Acrobat Records) 35 tracks This 35-track 2-CD set comprises the entirety of the recorded output during this core era of their recording career, featuring as it does all their A and B sides for the ABC-Paramount, Swan, Guyden and UK Top...
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The Levi's 501 Hits - Volume 2 (CD) Various: The Levi's 501 Hits - Volume 2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD31541

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(EastWest) 14 Tracks - Part 2 of the legendary compilation of hits used in the German Levi's 501 TV commercials of Levi Strauss Germany GmbH in cooperation with the Time-Warner Group 1992! Club Edition!
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Ultra Rare Rockabilly's Vol.9 (CD) Various: Ultra Rare Rockabilly's Vol.9 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC1156509

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(Double D Entertainment) 30 Tracks - 1950s Rockabilly - Rare 1992 CD!
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Play It Cool (CD) Billy Fury: Play It Cool (CD) Art-Nr.: CDFURY111

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(Fury) 30 Tracks - 1959-1963
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Continental Capers (CD) Various: Continental Capers (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS2648

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(Jasmine Records) 28 tracks 'Foreign language' records have been popular since the very birth of recorded sound, while many have also gone on to become unexpected international hits. This eclectic, off-the-wall 28-track compilation...
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No Words Necessary - 25 Rockin' Instrumentals (CD) Various: No Words Necessary - 25 Rockin' Instrumentals (CD) Art-Nr.: CDWSRC138

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(Western Star Records) 25 Tracks - Excellent compilation! Surf Rock and Rock'n'Roll Instros from Britain's leading Rockabilly and Psychobilly bands! Stunning!
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Bob Azzam Et Son Orchestre (2-CD) Bob Azzam: Bob Azzam Et Son Orchestre (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD3931057

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(Magic Records) 50 tracks Anthology of the Libanese born singer who was a star in France and who also had an international hit with the song 'Mustapha' in 1960. Bob Azzam and his orchestra were known for their appealing tunes and...
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The London American EP Collection (3-CD) Various: The London American EP Collection (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD820090

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(One Day Music) 72 Tracks - This compilation takes the listener on a journey through the heady early days of the most exciting, innoative and influential music of the last 60 years, the first popular musical genre that ignored racial and...
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Medley Of Hits (CD) Brenda Lee: Medley Of Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPACD065

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(Castle Communications Australasia LTD) 12 Tracks (46:36) live recordings - unknown data
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Memories Vol.3 (CD) Various: Memories Vol.3 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCBD19514

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(MCA Records) 20 Tracks
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Memories Vol.1 (CD) Various: Memories Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD1951221

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(MCA Records) 20 Tracks
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Memories Vol.2 (CD) Various: Memories Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD1951320

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(MCA Records) 20 Tracks
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Buzzsaw Joint - Cuts 3 & 4 (CD) Various: Buzzsaw Joint - Cuts 3 & 4 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSTAG117

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(Stag-O-Lee) 34 Tracks - 1953-1962 - Let us take you to the unknown world of the Buzzsaw Joint! Vintage Club Rock'n'Roll Trash mixed with primitive Go-Go numbers and hard-boiled Rhythm'n'Blues! The compilation comes from an international...
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Guys Go Pop! 1965 (CD) Various: Guys Go Pop! 1965 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTV1017

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(Teensville) 26 tracks. Showcases obscurities from male singers trying to score a hit in the year where anything seemed possible to top the Billboard charts. This collection features rarities from the likes of prior hit-makers The...
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Guys Go Pop! Vol.II 1966-67 (CD) Various: Guys Go Pop! Vol.II 1966-67 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTV1021

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(Teensville) 31 tracks. Guys Go Pop! Volume II! features rare and obscure tracks by artists such as teen idols should-have-been Arnie Corrado, Jimmy Boyd and Peter Courtney. Also in the spotlight are more familiar artists with songs that...
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Shadrach And Boomstix! - Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 9&10 (CD) Various: Shadrach And Boomstix! - Exotic Blues & Rhythm... Art-Nr.: CDSTAG126

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(Stag-O-Lee) 24 tracks - Rare Blues And Rhythm, Popcorn Sound, Exotica and Tittyshakers! Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s plus a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome...
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Guys Go Pop! Vol.3 1963-1965 (CD) Various: Guys Go Pop! Vol.3 1963-1965 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTV1027

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(Teensville) 33 tracks. The third installment of Teensville's Guys Go Pop! series focuses on the years 1963, 1964 and 1965. 33 professionally written, arranged and produced songs – they all could have been hits. 1963 was the last...
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The Platters (3-CD) The Platters: The Platters (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDKBOX3555

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(Weton-Wesgram) 42 tracks
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The Girl Can't Help It - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD) Various: The Girl Can't Help It - Original Motion... Art-Nr.: CDJAS2645

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(Jasmine) 23 Tracks (CD-R) 'The Girl Can't Help It' is rightly considered to be one of the finest rock and roll movies made in the 1950s. It was the only rock and roll movie (except those by Elvis Presley) made in color and released in...
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The Definitive Collection - Complete Singles 1957-62 (4-CD) Ricky Nelson: The Definitive Collection - Complete Singles... Art-Nr.: CD707422

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(Acrobat) 108 Tracks - His Complete Singles A And B Sides And Album Tracks Up To 1962!
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Hits Of The 50's (3-CD) Various: Hits Of The 50's (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD702229

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(Ariola Express) 38 Tracks
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Hell Of A Spell - Nuevo Wave Live - Texas Hero (2-CD) Doug Sahm: Hell Of A Spell - Nuevo Wave Live - Texas Hero... Art-Nr.: CDFLOATD6260

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(Floating World) 43 Tracks - 1958-1983 - With The Sir Douglas Quintet, The Pharaohs, The Markays, The Dell Kings, The Spot Barnett Band, Freddy Fender, Ernest Tubb and T-Bone Walker!
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Texas Radio & The Big Beat (2-CD) Doug Sahm: Texas Radio & The Big Beat (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDFLOATD6376

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(Floating World) 23 Tracks - Live Broadcast, Philadelphia Radio 1973 plus Houston, Texas, August 1974! The late great Doug Sahm was born in San Antonio, Texas. He was a child prodigy in country music but became a significant figure in...
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For This I Thank You - Motown R&B, Popcorn And Rock'n'Roll (3-CD) Various: For This I Thank You - Motown R&B, Popcorn And... Art-Nr.: CD001821

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(Fantastic Voyage) 89 tracks
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Classic Rock'n'Roll & Classic Rockabilly

Bear Family is specialized in Rockabilly and Rock 'n' Roll! Besides the well-known big names, this is the history of countless, often neglected and forgotten artists, who made wonderful recordings. Their music is very important to us. Here at Bear Family, you will be served and advised by experts and collectors!

 

Classic Rockabilly

 

Classic Rockabilly was, simply, the white Southerner's Rock'n'Roll. It derived from honky-tonk and juke-joint music of the early Fifties' South. From the Western-swing, country-boogie and Hank Williams influenced hillbilly music of the whites came the basic instrumentation of acoustic guitar and bass with their chopped rhythms, while black R&B and boogie provided the drum styles and — most importantly — the electric lead guitar styles. Sometimes the piano, steel guitar, fiddle or saxophone would be added.

 

But basically Classic Rockabilly was a raw acoustic rhythm with a heavy back-beat and cutting electric guitar solos. Throughout the South, this music developed with young bands using the traditional C&W booking circuits. It was dance music, it was wild, it was fun, but it was not quite Rock'n'Roll.

 

Sun Records

 

The catalyst that transformed Classic Rockabilly was the emergence of Sun Records in Memphis, and in particular Elvis Presley's first record, 'That's All Black Right'. The enthusiastic high-pitched vocals, the slapping bass rhythm of Bill and the violent guitar runs of Scotty Moore caused a stir among deejays.

 

But Presley's attitude, sex-appeal and down-right outrageousness drew attention to the music even more. When Presley was transferred to RCA Victor, he became a national phenomenon, and for two y was the music of most white kids. Sun took off with Carl Perkins and others whose muse. typified and exemplified the style.

 

Perkins' Blue Suede Shoes' topped all charts and the music of 1956 became the basis for the careers of Ricky Nelson, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty, Buddy Holly, Buddy Knox, Johnny Burnette and a host of others.  

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Classic Rock'n'Roll & Classic Rockabilly CDs and Vinyl-Records

Classic Rock'n'Roll & Classic Rockabilly

Bear Family is specialized in Rockabilly and Rock 'n' Roll! Besides the well-known big names, this is the history of countless, often neglected and forgotten artists, who made wonderful recordings. Their music is very important to us. Here at Bear Family, you will be served and advised by experts and collectors!

 

Classic Rockabilly

 

Classic Rockabilly was, simply, the white Southerner's Rock'n'Roll. It derived from honky-tonk and juke-joint music of the early Fifties' South. From the Western-swing, country-boogie and Hank Williams influenced hillbilly music of the whites came the basic instrumentation of acoustic guitar and bass with their chopped rhythms, while black R&B and boogie provided the drum styles and — most importantly — the electric lead guitar styles. Sometimes the piano, steel guitar, fiddle or saxophone would be added.

 

But basically Classic Rockabilly was a raw acoustic rhythm with a heavy back-beat and cutting electric guitar solos. Throughout the South, this music developed with young bands using the traditional C&W booking circuits. It was dance music, it was wild, it was fun, but it was not quite Rock'n'Roll.

 

Sun Records

 

The catalyst that transformed Classic Rockabilly was the emergence of Sun Records in Memphis, and in particular Elvis Presley's first record, 'That's All Black Right'. The enthusiastic high-pitched vocals, the slapping bass rhythm of Bill and the violent guitar runs of Scotty Moore caused a stir among deejays.

 

But Presley's attitude, sex-appeal and down-right outrageousness drew attention to the music even more. When Presley was transferred to RCA Victor, he became a national phenomenon, and for two y was the music of most white kids. Sun took off with Carl Perkins and others whose muse. typified and exemplified the style.

 

Perkins' Blue Suede Shoes' topped all charts and the music of 1956 became the basis for the careers of Ricky Nelson, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty, Buddy Holly, Buddy Knox, Johnny Burnette and a host of others.  

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