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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Honey Don't - Eternal Stay (7inch, 45rpm)
Caerl Perkins: Honey Don't - Eternal Stay (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45SR237

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(Sleazy Records) 2 tracks Carl Perkins is one of the unquestionable fathers of rockabilly, his recordings in the short 3 years he spent at Sun Records are the foundation on which the genre was built, and have been profusely reissued over...
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Dion: Recorded Live At The Bitter End (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHJ1433

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(Ace) 17 tracks Inimate previously unreleased solo performance by Dion, recorded at the reowned New York folk venue.
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At The Tan-Tar-A (CD)
The J Ann C Trio: At The Tan-Tar-A (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMH247

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(Modern Harmonic) 12 tracks, digisleeve. Growling and sneaking like a playful Wanda Jackson, Ann Delrene leads this trio through jazz, rockabilly and folk - all at a comfortable resort in Missouri! A record that sounds as good as it...
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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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HI-Fly Rangers Go Feathers! (LP, 10inch + 7inch EP, 45rpm, Ltd.)
Hi-Fly Rangers & Charlie Feathers: HI-Fly Rangers Go Feathers! (LP, 10inch + 7inch... Art-Nr.: LPGR61028

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(Goofin' Records) 10inch LP (12 tracks) plus 7inch EP (4 tracks) & bonus photo (b&w 21x14 cm) This album is a tribute to Charlie Feathers. 12 chosen songs are from Feathers 60's and 70's catalogue. Charlie Feathers' son Bubba Feathers,...
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Capitol Records - Wie Amerikas Musik Europa eroberte
Capitol Records - Wie Amerikas Musik Europa eroberte: Capitol Records - Wie Amerikas Musik Europa... Art-Nr.: 007117956

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2022 - German/German paperback - 218 pages - Voodoo Verlag The book is in german language Rüdiger Bloemeke CAPITOL RECORDS How America's music conquered Europe Only a few years after the Nazi dictatorship, the record company Capitol...
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Teen Rockin' Party Vol.21 (CD)
Various: Teen Rockin' Party Vol.21 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC790

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(Classics Records) 30 tracks The party continues with Vol.21 of the Teen Rockin' Party series from Classics, this time with a 48-page booklet!
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Three Steps To Heaven - Heavenly Classics Of The 50s & 60s (3-CD)
Various: Three Steps To Heaven - Heavenly Classics Of... Art-Nr.: CDCRIM609

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(Crimson Production) 56 tracks, digisleeve 3CDs with heavenly classics from the 50's and 60's! Timeless songs by Eddie Cochran - Three Steps To Heaven, Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue, Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode, Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball,...
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Grease - Original Soundtrack (CD)
Various: Grease - Original Soundtrack (CD) Art-Nr.: CD044041

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(POLYGRAM) 24 tracks 1978 with 12 page color booklet - Special Guests: SHA NA NA!
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Sid King And The Five Strings - Rockin' On The Radio (2-CD)
Sid King: Sid King And The Five Strings - Rockin' On The... Art-Nr.: CDROLL3018

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(ROLLERCOASTER) 58 tracks with 28 page booklet - live radio broadcasts 1954/55, Big D Jamboree live recordings 1954-56 plus studio tracks & demos. A reissue of our acclaimed LP album, Rockin' On The Radio, which has been unavailable for...
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Hey Doll Baby (LP, colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
The Everly Brothers: Hey Doll Baby (LP, colored Vinyl, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LP842667

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(Warner Records) 17 tracks, colored vinyl in blue, limited edition of 7500 copies - printed inlay of track-by-track notes by Jason Everly - Record Store Day Edition 2021 marks the 65th anniversary of the day the Everly Brothers released...
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Many Sides Of Love - The Complete Reprise Recordings Plus! (CD)
Darlene Love: Many Sides Of Love - The Complete Reprise... Art-Nr.: CDRGM1463

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(Real Gone Music) 15 tracks - 20 page booklet 50 years of criminally overlooked recordings by one of the greatest R&B and rock singers of all time! Darlene Love's work for Phil Spector understandably takes center stage, but this 15-track...
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Zippity Zippity Zoom - Here Comes The Pearls (LP)
The Pearls: Zippity Zippity Zoom - Here Comes The Pearls (LP) Art-Nr.: LPONYX203

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(Onyx) 20 tracks The Peals were a popular group in Detroit at the same time as The Royals (later The Midnighters), debuting as The Five Pearls on Aladdin in 1954 with Please let me know, two years after The Royals Two years after The...
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Early Sides 1963-1973 (CD)
Linda Gail Lewis: Early Sides 1963-1973 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCLO2922

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(Goldenlane Records) 18 tracks - digipac Vintage early recordings from a true pioneering female rock artist, and sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, Linda Gail Lewis! These early singles represent a diverse mix of musical styles from rockabilly...
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What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes For Me ? (CD)
Emile Ford: What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes For Me ? (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPLS798

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(CASTLE) 15 tracks PYE 1959-62 Emile Ford was a pioneer sound engineer whose original ambition was to market superior amplification equipment, but along the way he became, briefly but memorably, Britain's first black pop star. He formed...
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The Wild One - Jazz Themes From The Wild One - Music By Leith Stevens (LP Picture Disc)
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(DOL) 16 tracks - Color Picture Disc - Limited Edition. It was perhaps the most famous movie of the Fifties. It said so much about the Fifties teenage rebellion...and said it first. The soundtrack predated rock 'n' roll, featuring...
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The Big Bopper: Chantilly Lace (CD) Art-Nr.: CD832902

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(Polygram US) 10 Tracks - Reissue of the 1958 LP minus the last song on each side of the original. Factory sealed stock copy ! - collector's item Hellooooooooooo Baby!
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The Rockin' Side - Her First Recordings Vol.3 (CD)
Patsy Cline: The Rockin' Side - Her First Recordings Vol.3 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRN70050

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(Rhino Records) 13 Tracks AAD - Her early Rockabilly styled recordings 1956-1959! Linernotes by Johnny Whiteside.
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Sugar Shack - Buddy's Buddy (CD)
The Fireballs: Sugar Shack - Buddy's Buddy (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD646

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(Ace Records) 24 tracks - 8 page booklet During the late 50s and early 60s, Norman Petty and his small NorVaJak recording studio were riding the wave of success. What is amazing is the fact that Petty's studio was located in Clovis, New...
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Ridin' The Brit Beat (CD)
The Blue Jays: Ridin' The Brit Beat (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPEP140

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(Pollytone) 21 Tracks - British Rock'n'Roll in-between Cliff Richard and The Shadows and Teddy Boy Rock spiced up with a little Buddy Holly, Vincent, Kidd and Taylor. Includes a Johnny Kidd tribute and a few instrumentals.
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Key Ring - Schlüsselanhänger - Born From The Blues
Sun Records: Key Ring - Schlüsselanhänger - Born From The Blues Art-Nr.: KEYRINGBLUES

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Key Ring/Schlüsselanhänger - Vinyl, Diameter 4,5 cm Created in conjunction with the opening of Nashville's Museum of African American Music. A perfect key chain accessory for any Sun fan! Features the new Born from the Blues Sun logo on...
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Music To Watch Girls By - 75 Cool, Sophisticated And Timeless Tracks (3-CD)
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(Sony Music) 75 original tracks, 3-panel digisleeve 75 easy listening titles from the 50s and 60s, cool and sophisticated. With Louis Armstrong, Henry Mancini & His Orchestra and Chorus, 'The Girl from Ipanema' by Stan Getz , Dean...
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Hard To Find Jukebox - Stereo Explosion Vol.7 (CD)
Various: Hard To Find Jukebox - Stereo Explosion Vol.7 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD12334

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(Hit Parade Records) 30 tracks, Originall Pop Hits between 1960-1966. Yesterday's technology once seemed modern until something newer and more advanced came along. Mono from the 1960s just isn't cutting it anymore, but songs from the...
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The Las Vegas Stomp (CD)
Various: The Las Vegas Stomp (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSCANA97041

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(SCANA Records) 24 tracks - 28 page booklet.
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Hard To Find Jukebox - Stereo Explosion Vol.6 (CD)
Various: Hard To Find Jukebox - Stereo Explosion Vol.6 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD12333

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(Hit Parade Records) 29 tracks, Originall Pop Hits. Set the way-back machine to the 1950s and you'll hear your favorite songs in boring mono. But you'll quickly want to jump back to 2022 to hear this sixth collection in the Stereo...
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