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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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Various: Magic Transistor Radio - 20 Good Vibrations Recorded By The Beach Boys (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDELAY06
 

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(Delay 68) 20 tracks - 20 original recordings Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys covered!

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Various: The Search For Surf (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM2376
 

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(2014/Righteous) 26 tracks, recorded 1959 to 1962

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Link Wray & Others: The King Of Distortion Meets The Red Line Rebels - Link Wray And Others (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM2369
 

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(2013/Righteous) 27 tracks featuring eight tracks by Link Wray and 19 tracks by various artists from 1941 to 1962

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Various: The Rockin' Race Jamboree - Deejay Francho (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSR3448
 

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(2017/Sleazy) 25 tracks - The 23rd edition of this legendary Spanish festival, compted this time by 'Deejay Francho'

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Various: The Songs Of Boy Dylan (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNEB655
 

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(1993/Castle) 16 tracks

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Connie Francis: This Is Your Life (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD7025
 

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(2010/Go Entertainment) 44 tracks

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The Astro-Sounds Of Magnificense: Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH048
 

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(2017/Modern Harmonic) 10 tracks Swirling guitars and proto-ambient electronica sounds from many light years away! The Astro-Sound of Magnificence, from Beyond the Year 2000 ...a unique capsule of a funky, psychedelic rhythm section jamming, with snarling,...

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Bo Diddley: 6 Classic Albums (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGMCD017
 

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Bo Diddley - 6 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles, Sessions & Live Tracks Digitally Remastered And Enhanced For Superior Quality

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The Everly Brothers: Sweet Memories (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD295728
 

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(1990/Ariola) 16 tracks

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Roy Clark: Absolutely The Best Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0612762
 

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(2003/Fuel) 14 tracks (32:51) His more Rock'n'Rollin' and Teenage market output from Capitol Records 1961-1967. Notes by Bill Dahl.

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Sleepy Labeef: Sleepy LaBeef Rides Again - Live In Nashville (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEW1418
 

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(2012/Earwave) 14 tracks (41:06) digisleeve. Recorded live at Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville, Tennesse - January 12, 2012.

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Various: Honeybeat - Groovy 60s Girl-Pop (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0573
 

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(2017/Real Gone) 19 tracks. Rare 1960s Girl Pop, Soul and Rock'n'Roll with 24 page booklet.

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Sleepy Labeef: Good Rockin' Boogie - Let's Turn Back The Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSC20039
 

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(2003/Star-Club) 30 tracks (73:07) SUN International recordings ​1970-1979.

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Chuck Berry: Chuck (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDUAL1793
 

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(2017/Dualtone) 10 tracks. Release date: June 17th, 2017. Chuck Berry died on March 18th, 2017. However, he still leaves the world a brand new album. Quite simply 'Chuck' is the title, which the rock'n'roll pioneer devoted to his wife Themetta 'Toddy' Berry, he...

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James Luther Dickinson & The North Mississippi All Stars: I'm Just Dead I'm Not Gone (CD & Download Card)
Art-Nr.: CDMIR2029
 

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(2017/Memphis International) 10 Tracks - Digipack - Play every note like it's your last because one of them will be.' Jim Dickinson, once leading Mud Boy & The Neutrons and working with Ry Cooder, told his sons Luther and Cody, now world famous members of...

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Ann-Margret: The Definitive Collection (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0555
 

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(2017/Real Gone) 30 tracks 1961-1966. Great 'Best Of' compilation with 24 page color booklet of notes and photos.

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Brenda Lee: Brenda Lee (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDWB26439
 

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(1991/Warner Bros.) 10 tracks, ADD, new stock copy, original sealed (US longbox packaging). (Bear Family Records)  - 1991 Warner album, produced by Jim Ed Norman for JEN Productions and Eric Prestidge for Sound Mind Productions except as indicated.

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Various: Magnificent - 62 Songs From The Cramps' Insane Collection (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM2387
 

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(2016/Righteous) 62 tracks 1950/60s with 8 page booklet.

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Wanda Jackson: Love Me Forever - Blues In My Heart (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTBIRD0021
 

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​(2010/T-Bird) 24 tracks (62:10)

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The Dustaphonics: Johnny & Bo (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCTR005
 

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(2016/Catty Town) 11 tracks (32:52)  - Catty Town Records present this fab 4th album from London Town’s hottest rhythm&blues, surf-rock’n’roll combo, the mighty DUSTAPHONICS! Like its collectable predecessors (Burlesque Queen, Party Girl...

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Various: Del Shannon - Eddie Cochran - Absolutely The Best (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0610992X
 

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(2001/Fuel 2000) 12 Tracks, 1956-1965 - The best of Del Shannon and Eddie Cochran - Collector's item! Little cut-out hole.

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The Platters: The Platters - Rock (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17558
 

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The Platters – Rock The Platters are the most popular vocal group in music history on the circuit of Doo-Wop, Ballads and Rock'n'Roll! Instead of their classic ballads ' Only You ' and ' The Great Pretender ' we've included their rockin' and jivin' tunes...

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Arthur Crudup: Arthur Crudup - Rocks (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17555
 

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Arthur Crudup – Rocks Arthur ’Big Boy’ Crudup is one of the most influential bluesmen of all-time. He is the father of Rock'n'Roll! His classic tunes ' That's All Right, Mama ', ' My Baby Left Me ' and ' So Glad You're Mine ' were covered by Elvis Presley!...

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The Drifters: Five Decades And Moore (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRN56492
 

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(2009/Rhino/Warner Music UK) 23 tracks (65:39) Superb, complete career spanning compilation 1958-2009! (Bear Family Records)

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Jerry Merritt: After Crazy Times With Gene Vincent (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMID9215
 

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(1993/Rockhouse) 10 Tracks, 1959-68 (24:32) - 10 page booklet, interview and photos!

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Bo Diddley: The 20th Anniversary Of Rock'n'Roll (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMIG50012
 

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(2014/MIG) 9 tracks (52:54) digipac. Songs Nr.1-6 originally released 1976 on RCA Records, featuring Alvin Lee, Joe Cocker, Billy Joel, Keith Moon, Leslie West, Roger McGuinn a.o.  - Bonus tracks (7-9) recorded live at Schauburg, Bremen, Feb. 21st 1984 (Bo...

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Various: Sam Phillips - The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDYEP2453
 

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(2015/Yep-Roc) 45 tracks - 6 page digipac with 44 page booklet.

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Chuck Berry: Let It Rock (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSKY291
 

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(1993/Sky) 54 tracks ADD (1950s Chess recordings)

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Chuck Berry: Rock 'n' Roll Legends Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRNRSTAR027
 

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(2013/One & Only) 25 tracks

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Chuck Berry: In Concert (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSGP0155
 

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(1994/Prestige) 7 tracks

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Chuck Berry: Best Of The Chess Years (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNOT086
 

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(2012/Not Now Music) 73 tracks

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Chuck Berry: The London Chuck Berry Session (Japan CD)
Art-Nr.: CD75944
 

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(2010/Universal Japan) 16 tracks

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Chuck Berry: One Dozen Berrys (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD709792
 

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(2010/Hallmark) 12 tracks

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Chuck Berry: More Rock'n'Roll Rarities (CD Longbox)
Art-Nr.: CDCH9190
 

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(1986/MCA-Chess) 12 Tracks - Rarities in original sealed longbox with smal cut-out hole, very rare CD! Containing the rare 1961 'Johnny B. Goode' version as a duet with Martha Berry and the 1956 demo recording of 'Rock And Roll Music'!

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Chuck Berry: The Ultimate Collection (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD9828919
 

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(2007/Universal) 56 tracks - original master recordings 1955-1972.

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BERRY, Chuck: John Collis: Chuck Berry - The Biography
Art-Nr.: BOOK02002
 

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(2002/Aurum) English, Paperback, 13x20 cm, 248 pages, plus 8 glossy pages of rare b/w photos.  - Sealed and new original copy from warehouse stock (Bear Family Records)

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BERRY, Chuck: The Autobiography (PB)
Art-Nr.: BOOK02001
 

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(1988/Faber And Faber UK/Revised Edition 2001) English, Paperback/Taschenbuch, 346 pages/Seiten; 13.5x21.5 cm, many rare b&w pictures/viele seltene s/w Bilder, Recording Sessions.  -  Autobiography of this famous Rocker. 'A Must Have' (Bear Family...

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Various: Buzzsaw Joint - Cuts 1 & 2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG093
 

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(2017/Stag-O-Lee) 32 tracks (74:40)  - Two vinyl volumes on one CD into a 32 track monster! The first 16 tracks come courtesy of London based music fanatic, DJ and dedicated 45rpm record hound, Diddy Wah. Two City of Angels record demons combine to unearth 16...

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Various: Gunsmoke Vol.1 & 2 - Dark Tales Of Western Noir (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG101
 

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(2017/Stag-O-Lee) 25 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 best...

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Hayden Thompson: Learning The Game (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBLR33184
 

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(Bluelight) 12 tracks - Rockabilly Highlight!***** (also available: Limited Viny LP (300 copies. different tracks - LPBLR33184) - The Godfather of Rockabilly, Iron Hayden... those are a few of the nicknames given to Hayden Thompson, and they all tell...

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Various: Summer Holiday - 40 Sunny Songs From A Golden Era (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDUSM024
 

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(2011/Union Square Music) 40 Tracks - Original masters from 1954-1960 (except Perez Prado's 'Mambo No.5' is a re-recording)! Perfect soundtrack to the summer season! Just like in the good old 'Lemon Popsicle' movies! MM/Bear Family Records

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Various: Rock And Roll Music! - The Songs Of Chuck Berry (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1491
 

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(2017/Ace) 22 tracks (66:13) 1956-1997, 16 page booklet. - Chuck Berry was almost 30 years old when he began writing and singing for, and about, Young America. He may have been old enough to father some of those who bought his Chess singles in their millions from...

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Jerry Lee Lewis: A Half Century Of Hits (3-CD Digibook)
Art-Nr.: CDTL19232X
 

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(2006/Time Life) 65 tracks (5 unissued) plus Sam Phillips & Jerry Lee chat! - The first-ever complete career retrospective of a charter inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Includes every one of Jerry Lee Lewis' biggest hits...all original versions. Five...

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Carl Perkins & Friends: Carl Perkins & Friends: Blue Suede Shoes - A Rockabilly Session (CD+DVD)
Art-Nr.: CD803274
 

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(2015/Madfish/Snapper) 20 tracks plus DVD (NTSC, Code 0, 56 Mins.) recorded and filmed 1985 at London's Limehose studios. Featuring George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Dave Edmunds & Rosanne Cash.

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Various: Absolutely The Best Of The 60's, Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0613922
 

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(2004/Fuel 2000) 15 Classic 1960s Tracks - Original Laurie Masters! - original sealed new stock copy

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Mickey Gilley: At His Best Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFUEL616562
 

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(2007/Fuel 2000) 12 Tracks, 1960-1968 - Original Potomac, Lynn, Princess, San, Astro, and Paula recordings!

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The Four Preps: Absolutely The Best (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0614712X
 

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(2005/Fuel 2000) 14 Tracks - Cut-Out drill hole in barcode. Premier sound quality! Rare CD! Liner Notes by Bill Dahl!

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Rick Nelson: The Greatest Hits - Revisited (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0611632
 

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(2001/Fuel 2000) 14 Tracks (32:19) - new stock copy - Cut out with small corner drillhole - Liner notes by Bill Dahl. - Re-recordings made shortly before Rick's death in 1985! In almost 100 percent of the cases of remade hits, artists tries to update the sound and...

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Johnny Hallyday: Hallyday 1985-2005 (20-CD Book)
Art-Nr.: CDMERCBOX74065
 

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(2017/Mercury-France) 380 Tracks - Deluxe Longbox with 48 page photo book! Includes all of his studio albums from 1985-2005, incl. Singles and rarities and 40 bonus tracks, his most live recordings from this decades! A real classy set of one of France's greatest...

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Various: Gibble Gobble & Sadaba (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG085
 

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(2017/Stag-O-Lee) 24 tracks - More Rare Blues And Rhythm, Popcorn Sound, Exotica and Tittyshakers!

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Various: Boom-A-Lay And Chug-A-Lug (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG086
 

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(2017/Stag-O-Lee) 24 tracks - Rare Blues And Rhythm, Popcorn Sound, Exotica and Tittyshakers!

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Various: Beat From Badsville, Vol.3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG075
 

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(2017/Stag-O-Lee) 24 tracks - Compiled by 'Mojo' Dave Henderson! Songs from Lux and Ivy's trash collection - Cramps Forever!

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Danny Rivers: Can't You Hear My Heart (CD-R)
Art-Nr.: CDPEAK024
 

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(2016/Peaksoft) 20 Tracks - British Rock'n'Roll icon! Complete recordings 1960-1964 plus rare live material!

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Lesley Gore: Love Me By Name - Complete A&M Recordings Expanded (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0551
 

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(2017/Real Gone Music) 12 Tracks (38:16) with 20 page booklet.  - Having filled a major gap in the late, great Lesley Gore’s discography with its release of her Motown album Someplace Else Now, Real Gone Music now turns its attention to the other major...

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Various: The Modern Records Blues Story (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0613452
 

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(2003/Fuel 2000-EMI Music Special Markets) 20 Tracks (65:57) with notes by Bill Dahl. - A 'Time Warp' Modern Records label history in Blues and R&B including some rare goodies. - Featuring the awesome 8:43 minutes! guitar medley 'All The Blues All The Time' by...

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Paul Anka: Asolutely The Best Of Paul Anka In The 70s (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0612722
 

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(2003/Fuel-EMI Special Markets) 14 Tracks (46:57) - incl. alle Hits, like 'Having My Baby'! Notes by Bill Dahl.

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Richard Anthony: En Concert (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3931018
 

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(2016/Magic) 19 tracks - 14 Live recordings made between 1962 and 1967 and five rare studio versions!

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Sonny James: The Best Of Sonny James- Only The Lonely (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD860532
 

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(1995/Disky EU) 21 tracks (51:38) original Capitol masters in stunning sound quality. Contains two original Capitol albums 'The Best Of Sonny James' (1966) and 'Only The Lonely' (1969)

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Various: Death Proof - Original Soundtrack (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD499886
 

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(2007/Warner Bros.) 16 tracks (38:23) mega cool (some rarely heard) 1960s and 1970s sounds from Quentin Tarantino's 'Death Proof'! 8 page color booklet. deleted now - Including the Coasters's 'Down In Mexico' from the famous lap-dance scene with Kurt Russell. (Bear...

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Bill Haley & His Comets: Bill Haley's Chicks - Strictly Instrumental (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDL78821
 

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(1996/Timeless 'n' Tunes) 24 tracks - Two original albums from 1959 and 1960 - both are in Stereo!

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Frankie Ford: Best Of (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDAY2309
 

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(2016/One Day Music) 30 tracks.

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Various: Hollywood Stomp (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHR01
 

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(2017/Heritage) 30 tracks - Rockin' compilation taken from the original 45rpm records! A mixture of Rockabilly, early 60s Rockers, Instro gems and Hillbilly Boppers! Full sound and a pleasure to listen to.

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Trini Lopez: Ramblin' Man (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0617312
 

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(2008/Fuel) 14 tracks (44:02) with notes by Bill Dahl. - His 63rd Studio album, produced by Ron Dante and recorded at the Ranch Studio Los Angeles. Superb, laid back album, with Trini Lopez doin' his personal favorite all time classics!***** (Bear Family Records)

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Ted Taylor: An Introduction To Ted Taylor (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0615722
 

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(2006/Fuel) 15 tracks (43:57) with notes by Bill Dahl. The legendary 'Jewel' and 'Ronn' labels 195-1973 single masters. - An Introduction to Ted Taylor is a comprehensive look at the soul singer's tenure with the Jewel and Ronn record labels, following the major...

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Various: Easter Bunny Hop (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17507
 

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VARIOUS ARTISTS EASTER BUNNY HOP 5397102175077 1-CD with 20-page booklet 28 tracks Total playing time: 68:12 Genre: Rock ’n’ Roll, Rhythm ’n’ Blues, Pop, Country 1-CD with 20-page booklet, 28 tracks. Total playing time 68:12   • The folks at Bear...

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Various: So-Cal Speed Shop's Hot Rod Classics (4-CD Digibook)
Art-Nr.: CDRB3173
 

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(2014/Rockbeat Records) 124 tracks, 21.5x21.5 cm clothbound (rubber) digibook with 4-CD and 80 page of rare (often prev. unissued) photos, adverts, lobby cards  & movieposters. Music contains original 1950/60s street themed Rock & Roll classics plus...

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Various: An Introduction To New York Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0616452
 

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(Fuel) 16 tracks (43:57) original Fire, Fury and  Enjoy masters. Linernotes by Bill Dahl. Top Sound quality!***** - New York's blues scene will forever be associated with the name of Bobby Robinson, record shop owner in Harlem, and label operator. He released...

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Ace Cannon: The Tuff Sax Of Ace Cannon - Two Original Albums (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS962
 

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(2017/Jasmine) 28 Tracks - Original Hi recordings, 1961-1962! The wild Mississippi sax man with the Memphis Beat! Superb collection of alto saxophone and a must for instrumental fans of Jazz, Pop and Rock'n'Roll music! MM/Bear Family Records

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