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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Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969 (CD)
Chuck Berry: Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSBR7995

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(Sunset Blvd) 15 tracks, digisleeve, recorded live on September 13, 1969. This historic concert is now presented in its entirety for the first time. Mixed from the analog tapes.
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(Decca UK) 14 tracks with 16 page booklet. - Billy Fury with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Morgan. Superb!*****
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Cleveland Crochet: Hillbilly Ramblers And Sugar Bees (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17598

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2-CD (Digisleeve) with 36-page booklet, 38 tracks. Total playing time approx. 90 min. Long overdue: the complete recordings of Cajun fiddler Cleveland Crochet on Bear Family, including all surviving alternate versions and the originally...
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Various - Season's Greetings: Summer Days And Summer Nights – 31 Beach Pearls... Art-Nr.: BCD17618

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min. Summer! Heat! Swimming! Nature! Beach parties ... and music!!! This edition mercilessly continues what was started in the predecessors, 'Banana Split' (BCD17513),...
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1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 32-page booklet, 32 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min. Second and final installment in the 'Rockin' With The Krauts' mini-series on Bear Family. 32 tracks from 1956-1967 - German Rock 'n' Roll in its...
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(Verve) 28 tracks (72:55). Original 1960s Moonglow Single & Albums sides, produced by Bill Medley. A&M mastering from original mono, stereo and multi-track tapes.
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Das grossartige Leben des Little Richard - Mark Ribowsky
Little Richard: Das grossartige Leben des Little Richard - Mark... Art-Nr.: BOOK457077

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(Ace REcords) 18 tracks - Limited special pressing, contains top notch Hillbilly and early Rockabilly, superb 1950s Starday Records material .
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(Jasmine UK) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1964 'Capitol' LP album In his first five years as a recording star, the handsome six-footer in this album has racked up a succession of hits that would stock a record shop. The vocals...
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Unleashed 32, 60 Seiten, 21cmx21cm. Unleashed Magazin! German language! Contains on 60 pages Si Cranston Johnny Trouble Ballroom Rockets Shutdowners Die Landgräfin Dave Diamond ...und wie gewohnt jede Menge Rezensionen, News, Termine
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Destination Forbidden Planet - 37 Outer Space Shock Treatments (CD)
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Little Heart Attacks From North Carolina -Rockabilly and Rock 'n' Roll on Oak Records (LP, 10inch & CD, Ltd, 45rpm)
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