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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One Night At The Royal Albert Hall (2-CD)
The Everly Brothers: One Night At The Royal Albert Hall (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDCLO2592

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(Stardust) 29 Tracks, Digipack, aufgenommen live in der Royal Albert Hall am 23. September 1983 Es war der Tag, an dem die Musik wiedergeboren wurde - das triumphale Wiedervereinigungskonzert der Everly Brothers, das hier in voller Länge...
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The Complete Stax Singles Vol.2 1968-1974 (2-LP, Red Vinyl, Ltd.)
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(Deadline Music) 13 tracks, digipack The biggest stars in country, classic rock and southern rock show their respect for one of the greatest bands of all time on this ultimate tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Featuring performances by Molly...
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(Real Gone Music) 12 tracks There is some debate as to whether this 1956 release from Hollywood Records was the first LP to compile Christmas music singles. But there is no debate that it's one of the best. Subtitled 'Intimate Christmas...
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The Grinch - Soundtrack (LP, Colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
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(Real Gone Music) 13 tracks - Limited Pressing! Clear with Red & White 'Santy Suit' Vinyl It's the highest-grossing holiday film of all time, and it's got an incredible soundtrack featuring Tyler the Creator, Danny Elfman, Jackie Wilson,...
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(Cleopatra) 19 tracks, digipack. Celebrate the holidays (or desecrate them) with this irrepressible group of psychobilly bands and their unusual interpretations of Christmas classics, plus original recordings! Featuring performances by...
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(Taschen Verlag) Dian Hanson, Sarahjane Blum, Louis Meisel Hardcover, 25 x 34 cm, 3,5 kg, 548 pages ISBN 978-3-8365-7767-0 Multilingual edition: German, English, French Dian Hanson's wonderful world of pin-ups The slightly puckered...
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(Blakey Records) 30 tracks Here is the 18th volume in the popular That British Sound series, presenting 30 rare British blasts from the past, many of which have not been available since their original release.
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(Young World Records) Limited Edition (250) Red Vinyl Our beloved Ricky Nelson’s previously unreleased and final “live” concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England that Ricky and his band performed on November 17th, 1985 - along...
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(BMG) 14 tracks, digisleeve John Sebastian and Arlen Roth Explore the Spoonful Songbook contains interpreted versions of The Lovin' Spoonful's most important songs. The Lovin' Spoonful managed like no one before to get their first...
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A stunning collection of 76 recordings by The Drifters featuring all of their chart hits of the period 1962 to 1971; including mono/stereo alternate takes of titles and five unissued songs only ever available on long deleted CDs released...
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Rockin Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White (LP, Colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
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(Cleopatra) 14 tracks, gatefold cover, coloured vinyl (red), limited edition. The musical forefathers of Jack White and his retro rockabilly blues style come together to pay tribute to the man who made rock'n'roll dangerous again! With...
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Shot Glass (Clear Sun Logo)
Sun Records: Shot Glass (Clear Sun Logo) Art-Nr.: SHOTSUN01

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A great collectors item, this shot glass features the classic Sun half logo. Well-groomed drinking alone or in a cozy circle, of course with music by Johnny Cash, Warren Smith or Sonny Burgess. We recommend alcoholic beverages of your...
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(EMI Records-New Zealand) 16 tracks Stereo Original 'Liberty' recordings from the early 1960s - New Zealand pressing
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Sun Records Baseball Cap - Camo - Flecktarn
Sun Records: Sun Records Baseball Cap - Camo - Flecktarn Art-Nr.: CAP03

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- 80% Polyacryl, 20% Wolle A low-profile hat featuring the classic Sun logo design. One size fits most, adjustable sizing.
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Baseball Cap (Low Profile Hat - Black)
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One size fits all/mit verstellbarem Riemen und gesticktem SUN logo - Top Qualität - 80% Polyacryl, 20% Wolle Official licensed product of SUN Entertainment Corporation A low-profile hat featuring the classic Sun logo design. One size...
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Aluminum Sign/Alu-Schild 12'/30 The Sun Records aluminum signs make a great addition to any wall or door. All signs are authentic recreations of the original art found on Sun 45 vinyl records. Signs measure 12" in diameter.
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