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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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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A Tribute To Texas Hottest Rockabilly (CD)
Various: A Tribute To Texas Hottest Rockabilly (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSCANA97039

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​(Scana Records) 20 tracks - Original Rollin' Rock recordings - 28 page booklet (eng/swe)
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Rollin' Rock Greatest Hits Vol.1 (CD)
Various: Rollin' Rock Greatest Hits Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSCANA97032

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(SCANA) 20 tracks - Rollin Rock Masters 70s to present - 28 page booklet (English/Swedish).
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The Bakersfield Sound - Country Music Capital Of The West 1940 - 1974 (10-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Various - History: The Bakersfield Sound - Country Music Capital... Art-Nr.: BCD16036

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10-CD boxed set (LP-format) with 224 page hardcover book, 299 tracks. Total playing time approx. 738 minutes. 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee Best Album Notes - The Bakersfield Sound : Country Music Capital Of The West, 1940-1974 Scott...
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Technicolor In Black & White (Book, CD, 10inch, Ltd.)
Elvis Presley: Technicolor In Black & White (Book, CD, 10inch,... Art-Nr.: 0016541

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(My Happiness Fan Club) Hardcover , 300 Pages, French/English, 27x27x2 cm, plus 10inch Vinyl (8 tracks ) and CD (29 tracks) Limited Edition. The Ultimate book about Elvis Cinematographic career from Love Me Tender in 1957 to This is...
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Masterworks 1961-1971 (3-CD)
Jay & The Americans: Masterworks 1961-1971 (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDUAS6453

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(UAS) 3-CD Jewelcase, 87 Tracks, 20 Page full color souvenir booklet. All original hits plus most single sides & album tracks 1961-1971, original stereo digitally remastered.
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Various: Gunsmoke Vol.5 & 6 - Dark Tales Of Western Noir... Art-Nr.: CDSTAG171

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(Stag-O-Lee) 23 tracks. This is a collection of oddball country weepers, moody rockabilly and popcorn noir from the 1950’s and early 60’s.So turn out the lights, sit back and relax to the soundtrack from a jukebox in a ghost town... For...
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The Best Of Rory Gallagher (CD)
Rory Gallagher: The Best Of Rory Gallagher (CD) Art-Nr.: CDUMC8920

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(UMC) 15 tracks, digipack The Best Of Rory Gallagher traces Rory's entire career and combines highlights from all creative phases of the guitar icon! Beginning with the recordings of his groundbreaking first band Taste in 1969, the most...
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Louisiana Legends Swamp Pop (CD)
Various: Louisiana Legends Swamp Pop (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJIN9108

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(JIN) 14 tracks Recorded 1999 by Paul Marx. Musicians: Tony Ardoin - gtr Mike Burch - drum, perc Marshall Cyr - trumpet Steve Grisaffe - bass, gtr Freddie Pate - gtr, pno Willie 'Tee' Trahan - sax Charles Ventre - kbds
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Uff'n Schobben mit Dark Vatter & Sinner Combo (CD)
Dark Vatter & Sinner Combo: Uff'n Schobben mit Dark Vatter & Sinner Combo (CD) Art-Nr.: CDDARK2020

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(2014/Herkules) 12 tracks, digipack Dark Vatter and Sinner Combo present a cross section through 10 years of band history with new recordings of earlier works and some brand new songs. Get beer and schnapps, salty snacks and sandwiches,...
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Surfin' Bird - The Best Of The Trashmen (LP, 180g Vinyl)
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We Wanna Boogie - Red Headed Woman (7inch, 45rpm, CS, Ltd.)
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(Charly Records) 2 Tracks - limited pressing Official GB re-issue - top sound - few copies left!
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(Snapper Music) 24 tracks - the original recordings including some rare tracks! Top Sound
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(Culture Factory) 20 Tracks, Double Blue Vinyl plus Flexi with Unreleased Track, Limited Edition (1.000) Carl Perkins' last European concert in one of Paris' legendary venues, the Elysée Montmartre. The concert was recorded on 30.03.1996...
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​(Snapper Music) 24 tracks - original 1950s Chess Records master including some rare tracks!
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Alabama Box (8-CD Box Set)
Various: Alabama Box (8-CD Box Set) Art-Nr.: CDBE618188

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(BE! Records) 236 tracks 136-page full-colour hardcover book with track-by-track information. Following The Texas Box, The Michigan Box and The Florida Box comes The Alabama Box – another fabulous collection of rare rockabilly, wild...
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That British Sound Vol.14 (CD)
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(Blakey Records) 29 tracks Volume 14 is another extremely cool collection of British late '50s and early '60s mayhem. On offer are 29 tracks for fans of the era in which rock'n'roll and r&b were about to meet beat, and productions were...
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Milkshake Mademoiselle - Carrying On (7inch, 45rpm)
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Rhythm Called Rock'n'Roll - How Come You Do Me (7inch, 45rpm)
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Nervous Breakdown - Rockhouse (7inch, 45rpm)
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The Best Of (2-CD)
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(UMC) 30 tracks, 3-panel digipack with 16 page booklet. The Best Of Rory Gallagher traces Rory's entire career and brings together highlights from all creative phases of the guitar icon! Starting with the recordings of his groundbreaking...
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Highlight (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)
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BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive - limited collector's edition, direct from BEAR FAMILY’S ONLINE SHOP only - 1-LP 10inch (limited to 500 copies - green vinyl), 12 tracks . 1:1 reproduction of an extremely rare Japanese pressing as...
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Destination Lust Pt. 2 - Chicksville U.S.A. - The World Of Love, Sex and Violence - 33 Erotic Fantasies
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The Last Bastions Of Rock And Roll Vol.2 (LP)
Various: The Last Bastions Of Rock And Roll Vol.2 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPICR004

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(Idle Cherub Records) 16 tracks - An ass-kicking compilation including 16 60s Rockers and 60s Country Rockers! The quality is fantastic and here is definitely stuff you never have heard of before, no matter if you're eight or 80 years...
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The Whitburn Book Of Top 10 Hits 1950-2020
Joes Whitburn Presents: The Whitburn Book Of Top 10 Hits 1950-2020 Art-Nr.: book202359

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184 pages/Seiten, 23,5 x 15,5 x 1,5 cm, Hardcover, English First-ever Record Research book to include EVERY Top 10 hit from Billboard, Cash Box, Music Vendor/Record World and Radio & Records! This is THE definitive book of Top 10 hits,...
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Teen Rockin' Party Vol.20 (CD)
Various: Teen Rockin' Party Vol.20 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC785

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(Classics Records) 30 tracks The party continues with Vol.20 of the Teen Rockin' Party series from Classics, this time with a 48-page booklet!
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