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The Complete Boss Of The Blues (2-CD) Big Joe Turner: The Complete Boss Of The Blues (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17505

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A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Dinah Washington: A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17520

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The Precious Years - 34 Teen Dance Hits From The Bear Family Archives (CD) Various Artists: The Precious Years - 34 Teen Dance Hits From... Art-Nr.: BCD17529

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Talking On The Telephone Vol.1 - Blues, R&B And Gospel (CD) Various: Talking On The Telephone Vol.1 - Blues, R&B And... Art-Nr.: ACD12524

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I’ve Been Around - The Complete Imperial and ABC Recordings  (12-CD & DVD Deluxe Box Set) Fats Domino: I’ve Been Around - The Complete Imperial and... Art-Nr.: BCD17579

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Blues Kings Of Baton Rouge (2-CD) Various Artists: Blues Kings Of Baton Rouge (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17512

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Heavy Hittin' West Coast Harp (LP, 180gram Vinyl) William Clarke: Heavy Hittin' West Coast Harp (LP, 180gram Vinyl) Art-Nr.: BAF18054

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Vol.6, (DVD) Legendary R&B and Soul Shows from 1966 Various - The !!!! Beat: Vol.6, (DVD) Legendary R&B and Soul Shows from... Art-Nr.: BVD20131

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Yulesville! - 33 Rockin' Rollin' Christmas Blasters For The Cool Season (CD) Various - Season's Greetings: Yulesville! - 33 Rockin' Rollin' Christmas... Art-Nr.: BCD17608

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Little Junior Parker Rocks (CD) Little Junior Parker: Little Junior Parker Rocks (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17535

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Early rock & roll derived the lion's share of its en-ergy and inspiration from black music. In the Fif-ties "rock & roll" was often taken to be simply a new name for "rhythm & blues," or "R&B," the music industry's generic term for any popular music primarily produced and consumed by African-Americans.

The R&B scene of the early Fifties was diverse enough to accommodate the suave stylings of a Charles Brown, the earthy, fiery Chicago blues of a Muddy Waters and everything in between. But when one thinks today of R&B in the early Fifties, it's usually the vocal groups that first come to mind—the Drifters, the Dominoes, the Midnighters, so many more. During those years, the years just before rock & roll became a worldwide phenomenon, a new en-ergy came into black vocal group music. In the For-ties it had been dominated by the Ravens, the Orioles and other groups that sang love songs sweet and low, after the fashion of the Ink Spots, who became world famous just before World War II.

Around 1950, though, certain R&B vocal groups began moving away from the sweet tones of the Ink Spots' Bill Kenny and toward something much closer to the sanctified shouts of such contemporary gospel groups as the Soul Stirrers, the Pilgrim Trav-elers and the Swan Silvertones. For some in the black community, this was tan-tamount to blasphemy. The new mix of gospel-style singing, sensual R&B rhythms and risque lyrics on such trend-setting records as "Honey Love" by the Drifters and "Work with Me Annie" by the Mid-nighters was as outrageous to conservatives as the rap excesses of 2 Live Crew would be some thirty-five years later.

(When Sam Cooke launched his pop career in 1957 after six years of singing pure gospel with the Soul Stirrers, the schism among his fans was deeper and more permanent even than what happened among Bob Dylan's folk fans after he went electric in 1965.) For young R&B fans, though—blacks and whites—this was electrifying stuff...

Early rock & roll derived the lion's share of its en-ergy and inspiration from black music. In the Fif-ties "rock & roll" was often taken to be simply a new name for "rhythm & blues,"... read more »
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Rhythm And Blues

Early rock & roll derived the lion's share of its en-ergy and inspiration from black music. In the Fif-ties "rock & roll" was often taken to be simply a new name for "rhythm & blues," or "R&B," the music industry's generic term for any popular music primarily produced and consumed by African-Americans.

The R&B scene of the early Fifties was diverse enough to accommodate the suave stylings of a Charles Brown, the earthy, fiery Chicago blues of a Muddy Waters and everything in between. But when one thinks today of R&B in the early Fifties, it's usually the vocal groups that first come to mind—the Drifters, the Dominoes, the Midnighters, so many more. During those years, the years just before rock & roll became a worldwide phenomenon, a new en-ergy came into black vocal group music. In the For-ties it had been dominated by the Ravens, the Orioles and other groups that sang love songs sweet and low, after the fashion of the Ink Spots, who became world famous just before World War II.

Around 1950, though, certain R&B vocal groups began moving away from the sweet tones of the Ink Spots' Bill Kenny and toward something much closer to the sanctified shouts of such contemporary gospel groups as the Soul Stirrers, the Pilgrim Trav-elers and the Swan Silvertones. For some in the black community, this was tan-tamount to blasphemy. The new mix of gospel-style singing, sensual R&B rhythms and risque lyrics on such trend-setting records as "Honey Love" by the Drifters and "Work with Me Annie" by the Mid-nighters was as outrageous to conservatives as the rap excesses of 2 Live Crew would be some thirty-five years later.

(When Sam Cooke launched his pop career in 1957 after six years of singing pure gospel with the Soul Stirrers, the schism among his fans was deeper and more permanent even than what happened among Bob Dylan's folk fans after he went electric in 1965.) For young R&B fans, though—blacks and whites—this was electrifying stuff...

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A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Dinah Washington: A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17520

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​1-CD Digipak with 36-page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time about 77 minutes. • Dinah Washington was not only called 'The Queen', she simply was 'The Queen'. • Her incredibly powerful voice, which is unparalleled, obliges us to...
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The Complete Boss Of The Blues (2-CD) Big Joe Turner: The Complete Boss Of The Blues (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17505

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2-CD (6-sided Digisleeve) with 24-page booklet, 32 tracks. Total playing time approx. 134 minutes. Seriously, one of the best blues albums of all time. Masterfully, unpretentious and crazily swinging album. One of the first...
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The Precious Years - 34 Teen Dance Hits From The Bear Family Archives (CD) Various Artists: The Precious Years - 34 Teen Dance Hits From... Art-Nr.: BCD17529

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1-CD with 28-page booklet, 34 tracks. Total playing time approx. 75 minutes. 34 songs, lighthearted rock ‘n’ roll and dreamy ballads. Songs from the golden teenage era of the late 1950s and early ‘60s. Artists include Rick Nelson, The...
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I’ve Been Around - The Complete Imperial and ABC Recordings  (12-CD & DVD Deluxe Box Set) Fats Domino: I’ve Been Around - The Complete Imperial and... Art-Nr.: BCD17579

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12 CD (312 tracks) & DVD, Clothbound slipcase, 275 x 285 x 45 mm with clothbound CD-folder, 270 x 270 x 25 mm with 12 CDs & 1 DVD plus clothbound hardcover book, 270 x 270 x 20 mm, ca. 240 pages, full color DVD NTSC, 16:9, code-free,...
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Yulesville! - 33 Rockin' Rollin' Christmas Blasters For The Cool Season (CD) Various - Season's Greetings: Yulesville! - 33 Rockin' Rollin' Christmas... Art-Nr.: BCD17608

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1-CD with 28-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time: 77 mns. • Our next Christmas concept disc is on time! In 'Yulesville!' Santa Claus pours himself a strong drink and the Christmas tree rocks around to Rock'n'Roll rhythms! • As we...
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Blues Kings Of Baton Rouge (2-CD) Various Artists: Blues Kings Of Baton Rouge (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17512

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2-CD (Digisleeve) with 52-page booklet, 53 Tracks. Total playing time approx. c. 148 minutes. • A taster of the blues from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on two compact discs. • Like New Orleans, Memphis or St. Louis alongside the Mississippi...
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Heavy Hittin' West Coast Harp (LP, 180gram Vinyl) William Clarke: Heavy Hittin' West Coast Harp (LP, 180gram Vinyl) Art-Nr.: BAF18054

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1 LP (gatefold sleeve), lined inside pocket. 10 tracks. Total playing time approx. 42 minutes. • William Clarke (1951 - 1996) ranks alongside Rod Piazza among the most successful harmonica players from the George 'Harmonica' Smith school...
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Little Junior Parker Rocks (CD) Little Junior Parker: Little Junior Parker Rocks (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17535

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1-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 40-page booklet, 31 tracks. Playing time approx. 76mns. • Little Junior Parker was a star in the world of the Chitlin’ Circuit, but largely unknown in the white blues/rock scene. • First-ever recollection of...
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Collector Card #203 - Jumpin' And Jivin' Louis Jordan Louis Jordan: Collector Card #203 - Jumpin' And Jivin' Louis... Art-Nr.: BFCC203

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Collector Card - Sheet Metal 19.5x14.5 cm, 90 gram with drillholes perfect for your wall Bear Family collector's cards are tin signs in postcard or single envelope format with cultural nostalgia motifs from the good old days. These cards...
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Collector Card #205 - Rhythm & Blues Revue Various - Rhythm & Blues Revue - Collector Card: Collector Card #205 - Rhythm & Blues Revue Art-Nr.: BFCC205

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Collector Card - Sheet Metal 19.5x14.5 cm, 90 gram with drillholes perfect for your wall Bear Family collector's cards are tin signs in postcard or single envelope format with cultural nostalgia motifs from the good old days. These cards...
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Have Yourself A Swingin' Little Christmas (CD) Various - Season's Greetings: Have Yourself A Swingin' Little Christmas (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17577

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1-CD with 24 pages booklet, 27 tracks, approx. 75 min. All good things come in threes! The Bear Family team sends our own 'Season's Greetings' now the third time! An exceptionally danceable compilation of Christmas songs from the fields...
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The Mercury New Orleans Sessions (2-CD) Various - Record Label Profiles: The Mercury New Orleans Sessions (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16804

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2-CD-Album DigiPac (6-plated) with 70-page booklet, 47 tracks, playing time approx. 126 minutes. New Orleans is still in everyone’s hearts and minds…not least for the music it contributed to the world. The beginning of New Orleans R&B is...
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At His Best (2-CD) Melvin Smith: At His Best (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15703

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2-CD with 16-page booklet, 32 tracks. Playing time approx. 84 mns. A true obscurity from the R&B era, Smith probably gained more exposure in the mid-'50s with Doc Starks & His Niteriders than on his own solo recordings from the early...
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The Ballads Of Fats Domino (CD) Fats Domino: The Ballads Of Fats Domino (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17530

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32 tracks. Playing time approx. 75:56 minutes. • 32 Fats Domino classics from his voluminous Imperial Records catalog • Some of his greatest hits are on board, including Blueberry Hill and Blue Monday • A wealth of lesser-known standout...
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Eat To The Beat - Dirtiest Of Them Dirty Blues (CD) Various: Eat To The Beat - Dirtiest Of Them Dirty Blues... Art-Nr.: BCD16816

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1-CD-Album Digipak (6-plated) with 79-page booklet, 28 tracks. Playing time approx. 77 mns.​ An ultra-smutty, ultra fun party with 28 lowdown dirty blues songs. The superb digipac with 92-page-booklet contains many rare photos. An...
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Piano Red - Rocks (CD) Piano Red A.k.a. Dr. Feelgood: Piano Red - Rocks (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16639

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1-CD Digipak with 48-page booklet, 33 tracks. Playing time 78:04 minutes. The only career retrospective to combine the biggest hits of Piano Red and his alter-ego, Dr. Feelgood . His irresistibly cheerful songs inspired Little Richard ,...
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Smiley Lewis - Rocks (CD) Smiley Lewis: Smiley Lewis - Rocks (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16676

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1-CD-Album Digipak (6-plated) with 24-page booklet, 36 tracks. Playing time approx. 86 mns. The most comprehensive single-disc collection available of Smiley Lewis rocking 1950s output for Imperial. Features the brilliant Studio Band at...
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1958 - Classics That Rocked The Jukebox Various - Blowing The Fuse: 1958 - Classics That Rocked The Jukebox Art-Nr.: BCD16713

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1-CD-Album Digipak (6-plated) with 86-page booklet, 31 tracks. Playing time approx 76 mns. The annual committee of the German record review awards has awarded the CD series Nowadays, when journalists talk about '50 years of pop music'...
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Trying To Get To You The Eagles: Trying To Get To You Art-Nr.: BF15232

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LP on Bear Family RECORDS RECORDS by EAGLES - Trying To Get To You
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Start Movin'In My Direction - Bell Recordings Edna McGriff: Start Movin'In My Direction - Bell Recordings Art-Nr.: BCD17276

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1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 44-page booklet, 29 tracks, playing time approx. 75 mns. The forgotten recordings of Edna McGriff a Fifties R&B star! Few ever reissued on CD, most unheard since the 1950s! Includes fabulous R&B...
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Vol.4 Electric Blues 1970 - 2005 (english) Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up!: Vol.4 Electric Blues 1970 - 2005 (english) Art-Nr.: BCD16924

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3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 156-page booklet, 65 tracks. Total playing time approx. 263 mns. Please, note: English liner notes! Bitte, beachten: englischsprachige Begleitbücher! Part four of the most comprehensive history EVER of...
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Vol.3 Electric Blues 1960 - 1969 (english) Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up!: Vol.3 Electric Blues 1960 - 1969 (english) Art-Nr.: BCD16923

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3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 172-page booklet, 70 tracks. Total playing time approx. 221 mns. Please, note: English liner notes! Bitte, beachten: englischsprachige Begleitbücher! Part three of the most comprehensive history EVER of...
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Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954 - 1967 (english) Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up!: Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954 - 1967 (english) Art-Nr.: BCD16922

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3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 172-page booklet, 79 tracks. Total playing time approx. 221 mns. Please, note: English liner notes! Bitte, beachten: englischsprachige Begleitbücher! Part two of the most comprehensive history EVER of...
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Vol.1 Electric Blues 1939 - 1954 (english) Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up!: Vol.1 Electric Blues 1939 - 1954 (english) Art-Nr.: BCD16921

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3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 160-page booklet, 77 tracks. Total playing time approx. 218 mns. Please, note: English liner notes! Bitte, beachten: englischsprachige Begleitbücher! Part one of the most comprehensive history EVER of...
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Slim Harpo - Slim Rocks Slim Harpo: Slim Harpo - Slim Rocks Art-Nr.: BCD17129

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1-CD-Album DigiPac with 32-page booklet, 31 tracks. Playing time approx. 76 mns. White rock bands couldn't get enough of Slim Harpo 's atmospheric harmonica and nasal vocals. This is the music which inspired Canned Heat, Them, the Pretty...
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