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Instrumental Rock and Roll CDs and Vinyl-Records

Instrumental Rock And Roll CDs and Vinyl Records

Instrumental Rock'n'Roll - Did you lose the vocals? And where's Dick Dale?

Instrumental Rock'n'Roll works it out without a voice?', one might ask and the next question is right on the tongue: 'Where's Dick Dale?' Ok, hold on, Dick Dale is Rock'n'Roll and he is special, he invented the Surf guitar into Rock'n'Roll! So we opened another category - He's Surf Rock, filed under Surf. And yeah, instrumental means without vocals - The leading instrument is 'singing' instead - Mostly guitar, sometimes piano or saxophone or whatever. You really should check it out as instrumentals are fine music and mostly underrated!

Go get the huge variety of Instrumental Rock'n'Roll in this category of Bear Family's mailorder catalogue. No matter if it's Duane Eddy's twangy guitar sound which seems to be recorded somewhere out deep down in a canyon or Link Wray, the founder of the buzzy, fuzzy, heavy guitar sound in the big Instrumental Rock'n'Roll field tearing up the volume button of his amp.

Classic Instrumental Rock'n'Roll and Obscurities

And there are millions of obscure 1950s and 1960s garage instrumental bands from all over the US and Europe! We have great Rockabilly instrumentals by guitar aces like Joe Maphis, Scotty Moore and James Burton as well as the Piano-Country-Rock'n'Roll-Boogie-Instrumentals á la Floyd Cramer! Beyond that we have the Saxophone-A-Rama of a 'Boots' Randolph, and last but not least the Memphis Go-Go sounds of Travis Wammack, Lonnie Mack and Booker T. & The MG's!

All classic Instrumental Rock'n'Roll smash hits and its famous interpreters like Johnny & The Hurricanes, The Champs, The Ventures, Roy Buchanan, The Shadows, The Spotnicks, Billy Strange etc., plus a lot of interesting CD-album series, sometimes with obscure sound material and of course many rarities. You get it all where? At Bear Family for sure! And not only as CDs but as vinyl records at 33rpm or 45rpm singles!

   
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John Barry: The Mono Years 1957-1962 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACME341
 

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(Cherry Red) 96 tracks This edition includes every single John Barry Seven A & B side published between 1957 and 1962 in true mono housed together under one roof for the very first time. A unique opportunity to listen to these seminal recordings as they...

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The Phantoms: Ken Levy & The Phantoms - Mostly Instrumental (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTR12
 

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(Triola Records) 18 Tracks - Made in Sweden 1961-66!

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Kepa Härkönen: Spicy Tales & Spicy Tones (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRAMA1018
 

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(Ramasound) 12 Tracks - Digipack - Finnish guitarist of the extra class whose instrumentals are surfing in-between surf, soul-blues and rhumba beat!

$17.85 *

John Blair: Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966 (Images Of America) - John Blair (PB)
Art-Nr.: 0071602
 

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(Arcadia/John Blair) Paperback, English, 128 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm, rare b/w photos, ads and label reproductions. Dick Dale & the Del-Tones began holding weekend dances at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, in the summer of 1960. Over the next year...

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John Blair: The Illustrated Discography Of Surf Music 1961-1965 - John Blair (Fourth Edition, PB)
Art-Nr.: 0071601
 

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(Blair/ Fourth Edition 2008) Paperback, English, 236 pages, 21.5 x 28cm, The illustrated discography of Surf Music 1961 -1965 with hundreds of rare b/w and color photos, ads and label reproductions. Interest in the surf music genre of the early sixties has enjoyed...

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John Blair: The Illustrated Discography Of Hot Rod Music 1961-1965 - John Blair & Stephen J. McParland (2nd, PB)
Art-Nr.: 0041131
 

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(Blair/ 2nd Edition 2016) Paperback, English, 144 pages, 21.5x27.5 cm, The illustrated discography of Hot Rod Music 1961 -1965 with hundreds of rare b/w and color photos and label reproductions. A companion volume to John Blair's Illustrated Discography of Surf...

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Various Artists - John Blair - Jon & The Nightriders: Rumble At Waikiki – The John Blair Anthology (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17532
 

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2-CD Limited (1.000) Deluxe DigiPac Edition  (6-sided) with 64-page booklet, 52 tracks. total playing time approx 146:10 minutes.  • A retrospective of the Californian guitar virtuoso John Blair, 1973-2017. • Long overdue and first retrospective...

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Various: Make Mine Mondo! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTOP1521
 

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(Ace Records) 28 tracks with 28 page booklet Pop music was different in the beginning and never more so than in California, where Hollywood’s dominance of the entertainment scene meant that Los Angeles was scarcely aware it had a music industry until hotshot...

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The Fireballs: The Original Norman Petty Masters (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD418
 

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(Ace Records) 25 tracks with 8 page booklet 25 of the most twangy guitar instrumentals this side of Duane Eddy cut in Norman Petty's Clovis, New Mexico studio, in the echo of Buddy Holly.

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Various: Dessine-Moi Une Pochette De Disque Vol.5 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3931045
 

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(Magic Records) 25 tracks, special instrumental

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Electric: Royal Summer (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3931041
 

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(Magic Records) 17 tracks, Remastered in High Definition 24-bit

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Various: Guitar Heroes (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDC880192
 

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(Disky) 16 tracks

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The Ventures: 4 Original Albums (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDEL800131
 

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(IMC Music) 99 tracks including rare early singles with vocals Walk Don't Run (Stereo & Mono) The Ventures (Stereo & Mono) Another Smash!!! (Stereo & Mono) The Colorful Ventures (Stereo & Mono)

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Duane Eddy: The Best Of Duane Eddy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD264736
 

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(Delta Music) 20 tracks

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Bill Doggett: The Many Moods Of Bill Doggett (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPK778
 

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​(King) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1960 'King' LP album

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Various: Rock Instrumentals Story 1934-1962 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFA5426
 

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(Frémeaux & Associés) 66 Tracks - Import from France! The history of instrumental rock'n'roll, from swing boogie to surf rock!

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Various: Surfin' With The Beach Boys And Others (CD Compilation)
Art-Nr.: CDBMG79122
 

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(BMG-Ariola) 16 tracks (36:49). Fantastic Surf sound compilation with original recordings, 1962-64, plus 1990s bands, such as New York's Susan & The Surftones and Hamburg's The Looney Tunes. And on top of it all the rare British Eagles with their own version of...

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Various: Surf Party - The First Wave (10-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD600319
 

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(The Intense Media) 200 Tracks - 1958-1962 - Surf music which spread from California in the 1960s, was party and light-heartedness, but above all an instrumental offshoot of rock'n'roll. Effect-heavy guitars dominate on these ten CDs, on which world-famous groups and...

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Cobra Express: Surf Experience (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPART610005
 

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(Part Records) 15 Tracks - Digipack - Rockabilly Surf! -  Since 2012 ROC, MIKE and C. C. COBRA have won the EXPRESS and - in a completely genre-untypical instrumentation with double bass - besides numerous classics of instrumental fender rock'n'roll they have...

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The Spotnicks: The Complete President Tapes Vol.1 - 1962-1964 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3931040
 

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(Magic) 68 Tracks - Part 1 of the most successful period of the Swedish Spotnicks, including rarities and Christmas classics!

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The Spotnicks: The Complete President Tapes Vol.2 - 1964-1967 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3931043
 

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(Magic) 31 Tracks - Part 2 of the most successful period of the Swedish Spotnicks, including rarities and a Christmas classic!

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Craig Duncan & His Appalachian Orchestra: Smokey Mountain Fifties (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGHD6155
 

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(Green Hill) 14 Tracks - Pop hits of the 1950s featuring hammered dulcimer!

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Various: Instrumental Nuggets Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRR4722
 

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(Repertoire) 23 tracks  - 23 of the best known instrumental smashes feature on one superbly packaged CD. It includes 1960s hits from the like of Johnny & The Hurricanes and Sandy Nelson and 1970s chart hits from Cozy Powell, Frank Zappas ‘Peaches En...

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Sandy Nelson: Golden Hits - Best Of The Beats (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDC5648
 

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(See For Miles) 24 tracks (54:07) two original albums from 1962 and 1963  - Golden Hits (from the original sleeve notes) Every generation of music lovers has its own collection of favorite tunes. favored artists and special records. This has been ever since...

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Sandy Nelson: Drummin' Up A Storm - Compelling Percussion (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDC5641
 

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(See For Miles) 16 tracks Imperial 1962   - Drummin' Up A Storm  became Sandy Nelson's fourth hit single and though it was a powerful sound indeed, it only rose to No.67 in the U.S. To be fair, the flip had also attracted attention and that too...

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Ray Anthony & His Orchestra: Rock Around The Rock Pile (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17548
 

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Ray Anthony - BCD17548 1-CD Digipak (4-pages) with 70 page booklet. 28 tracks, total playing time approx. 73 minutes. • Unique compilation of his uptempo numbers. There has never been such a thing before!  • A jouful party for those who love...

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Earl Palmer: Backbeat - The World Greatest Rock'n'Roll Drummer (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD719
 

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(ACE Records) 30 tracks Earl Palmer not only shared the same hallowed initials as Elvis Presley but also contributed enormously to the mainframe of first generation rock'n'roll music. His roots stretch back so far, that before Earl mobilised a snare alongside a kick...

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B. Bumble & The Stingers: Nut Rocker & All Their Classics! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD577
 

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(Ace Records) 24 tracks 1961-63 (4 unissued).  - Classic rock'n'roll massacre of the classics by Mr Bumble and friends with the cream of the west coast session crop, and a young Kim Fowley warming up for a career in the unusual. The story behind B. Bumble...

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Cadillac Angels: Nobody Sings Or The Guitar Gets It (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEN60991
 

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(Envicta Records) 11 tracks - T. Tarz: Electric Guitars Micky Rae: Upright Bass and Electric Bass Jerome Taylor: Drums and Percussion

$35.04 *

Bill Haley & His Comets: Strictly Instrumental (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHALL692
 

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(Hallmark) 12 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1959 Decca album!

$18.66 *

Duane Eddy & The Rebels: The Twang's The Thang (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHALL722
 

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(Hallmark) 12 Tracks - Original 1950s Jamie recordings!

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Duane Eddy & The Rebels: Have Twangy Guitar, Will Travel (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHALL232
 

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(Hallmark) 12 Tracks - Original 1950s Jamie recordings!

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Dave 'Baby' Cortez: Rinky Dink (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDUICY75978
 

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(Geffen Japan) 11 Tracks - Japan CD reissue of the original 1962 Chess album!

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Various: Leapin' Guitars - Rockin' Roulette Instros (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNEM923
 

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(Sequel Records) 27 tracks (56:42) with 16 page booklet by Barry Lazell.  - The rock instrumental was the final distinct incarnation of the original rock'n'roll revolution, flowering at the tail end of the 1950s at a time when the world-conquering rockabilly...

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Various: Teen Beat Vol.4 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD655
 

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As with the earlier volumes in the series, this set features a variety of hits and rarities, including several that never gained a UK release at the time, making them of special interest to British collectors. From the 40s and 50s instrumental records were...

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Various: Teen Beat Vol.6 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1518
 

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(Ace Records UK) 26 Tracks - With 24-page booklet containing liner notes by Dave Burke and Alan Taylor, fantastic pictures, photos, memorabilia and label scans! A much-anticipated new collection of rockin’ instrumentals from the Golden Age of American Rock’n’Roll....

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The Sandals: The Spirit Of Surf (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDPICP1113
 

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(Pioneer Japan) 11 Tracks - Cool surf instros! Original Tri-Surf Records recordings! Recorded in San Francisco, early 1990s! Rare Japan CD!

$58.44 *

The Vikings: The Complete EMI Session Plus...(CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTR30
 

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(Triola) 25 tracks 1961-1963 and 1989 (21-25)​

$35.04 *

Various: The Manu Years Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTR09
 

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(Triola) 22 tracks 1962-1964​

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King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree: Blues At Montreux (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD813892
 

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(1992/Atlantic) 6 tracks - King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree Live

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Various: Beach Party - Garpax Surf & Drag (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD998
 

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(ACE) 26 tracks - Surf'n'Sand stompers with12 page booklet.  - This album is based on the 'Beach Party' album Gary Paxton released in 1964 on GSP plus many additional tracks from the archive. Everything taken from the original mastertapes. Cliche it may...

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The Ventures: The Best Of The Ventures (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP7466002
 

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(1987/EMI America Records) 15 tracks incl. Live-Version Slaughter On Tenth Ave and Journey To The Stars

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The Mar-Keys: Last Night (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDATL7002
 

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(2012/Atlantic Japan) 12 Tracks - Japan CD reissue of the original 1963 Atlantic album!

$11.64 *

Booker T. & The MG's: Hip Hug-Her (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDATL6507
 

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(2012/Atlantic Japan) 11 Tracks - Japan CD reissue of the original 1967 Stax album!

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King Curtis: Have Tenor Sax, Will Blow (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDATL7657
 

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(2013/Atlantic Japan) 11 Tracks (34:31) - Japan CD reissue of the original 1959 Atlantic album!

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Bert Weedon: The Very Best Of Bert Weedon (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5424262
 

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(2002/EMI) 30 tracks, 1959-67

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Link Wray & His Raymen: Jack The Ripper - The Singles 1957-1962 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS974
 

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(2017/Jasmine Records) 34 tracks - Link Wray & The Wraymen Jack The Ripper the singles 1957-1992, plus... Link Wray conquered ill-health (he suffered partially impaired hearing and eyesight, and had only one lung) to become one of the most influential...

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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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Bill Black's Combo: The Return Of Bill Black's Combo (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS981
 

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(2017/Jasmine) 28 Tracks - 1962 - 'The Return of Bill Black' covers just their activity in 1962 and features their next two consecutive LPs 'Movin' and 'Bill Black's Record Hop' (aka 'Let's Twist Her') plus four sides released on 45s during 1962. 28 excellent...

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Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs: Quite A Party - The Early Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS972
 

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(2017/Jasmine) 36 Tracks - 1959-1962 -  Although THE FIREBALLS are chiefly remembered as an Instrumentals combo, they also recorded with vocalists CHUCK THARP and JIMMY GILMER. The most successful R&R band to emerge from New Mexico, they were led by...

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Perez Prado: Voodoo Suite - Exotic Suite (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15463
 

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1-CD with 32-page booklet, 14 tracks. Playing time approx. 67 mns. By 1954, the Mambo craze Prado sparked entitled him to the luxury of a serious project, namely his four-part Voodoo Suite, which called on the talents of such Hollywood jazz session greats as...

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Hank Marvin: Hank Marvin (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD4982082
 

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(1998/EMI) 22 Tracks - The original 'Hank Marvin' album with 10 bonus tracks - stereo masters 1968-70!

$58.44 *

Kevin Breit: Johnny Goldtooth And The Chevy Casanovas (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSP1397
 

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(2017/Stony Plain) 11 Tracks -  Kevin Breit is a master guitarist who has recorded with the likes of Norah Jones, Taj Mahal, Rosanne Cash, k.d. lang, Cassandra Wilson and Hugh Laurie. With unmatched artistic vision, Kevin has created the joyful and whimsical...

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Eddie Vartan & Son Orchestre: Last Night (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3931037
 

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(2017/Magic) 26 Tracks - The early instrumental sides of the French bandleader, 1961-1962! Twist it up - One, two, three, kick!

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The Routers: A-Ooga!!! Stamp & Shake With The Routers (CD, Limited Edition)
Art-Nr.: CDLUX008
 

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(2012/ACE) 27 tracks 1962-64 (4 unissued) with 20 page booklet. Limited Edition (1.500).  - Most UK football fans would be surprised to learn that one of the most instantly recognisable hand-clapping chants heard throughout England’s soccer grounds during the...

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The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett: Six Flags Over Texas & Go Country (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS973
 

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(2017/Jasmine) 24 Tracks - This is Jasmine's second release from the files of 'The Fifty Guitars of Tommy Garrett'. The first foray came with JASCD912 which featured the studio groups first two LPs 'Go South of The Border Vols 1 & 2. Released in 1961. This release...

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Johnny & The Hurricanes: Hot Fudge & Cornbread (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPAZZ012
 

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(2004/Pazzazz) 15 tracks

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Duane Eddy: Shazam - The Essential Collection (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMCDLX183
 

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(2013/Music Club Deluxe) 60 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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Various: Sounds Of The Unexpected (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTOP1505
 

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(2017/ACE) 24 tracks (59:10) with a stunning 24 page booklet. A killer album of genius, weird and wacky intros, compiled by Vicki Vox.  - • Sadly, our good friend and colleague Vicki Fox died in 2016. As a teenager she’d worked at Rock On before becoming...

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Bert Weedon: Encore (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPWKS4025
 

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(1990/Pickwick) 18 tracks

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Al Casey: Surfin' Hootenanny (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTS100
 

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(1995/Custom Pressing) 35 tracks - few copies

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Bill Black's Combo: That Wonderful Feeling - Goes Big Band (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHIUK145
 

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(Cream-HI) 24 tracks 1964

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The Chief: Full Circle (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDC192601
 

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​(Rarity Records) 16 Tracks - 

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Blue Explosion: The Instrumental Side Of Blue Explosion (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDC192521
 

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​(Rarity Records) 20 Tracks - 

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Various: Infamous Instro Monsters Of Rock'n'Roll Vol.3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDET1061
 

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(EL Toro) 22 tracks (49:19) 1957-1962 Fantastic Instro Rocker compilation feat. lesser known stuff from U.S. and U.K. artists! 3 Volumes available!

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Roy Buchanan: Live At Rockpalast - Hamburg 1985 (CD & DVD)
Art-Nr.: CDMIG90390
 

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(2017/MIG Music) 13 Tracks - 8-page booklet! The best unknown guitarist of the world in concert! Two shows from the legendary TV series 'Rockpalast' recorded live in Hamburg, 1985!

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Various: The Best Of Golden Crest (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCH21254
 

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(Ace Records) 48 tracks (incl.3 unissued 1958 tracks by the Wailers) with 20 page booklet. Ace Records’ link with Golden Crest dates back to 1993. That was when I travelled to picturesque Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, to discuss a licensing deal specifically for...

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