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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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Henry Mancini: Hatari! - From The Motion Picture Score (2-LP, 180g Vinyl, 45rpm, Limited Deluxe Set)
Art-Nr.: LPAPP2559
 

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(RCA) 9 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1962 RCA Victor film soundtrack! Deluxe set, high quality gatefold cover jacket, rice paper inner sleeves, analog masters from the original master tapes, HQ pressing on 180g vinyl, limited edition of less than 1000 copies!...

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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

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The Willows: The Best Of The 5 Willows (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSCD6000
 

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(Allen Records) 24 tracks - rare custom pressing  - The Willows are mostly remembered as one of the countless 'one-hit-wonders' for their only hit CHURCH BELLS MAY RING.which was also covered by the DIAMONDS. Very few people have recognized that lead singer...

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The Allures: Doo-Wop Memories (Just For You) - The Allures 'Acappella' (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSCD19912
 

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(Starlight Discs) 24 tracks (73:05)  - The Allures met and formed in 1983 at one of the many United In Group Harmony Association (U.G.H.A.) Shows in North Bergen, New Jersey. After a few months of rehearsals, the group began performing in the tri-state area...

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Various: The Crests vs. The Flamingos - Collectors Gold Series (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD450838
 

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(Universal-Empire) 18 digital remastered Parrot & Selma recordings - Top Sound Quality.  - New York and Chicago were doo-wop capitols during the 1950s and early '60s. The two legendary vocal groups on this collection are splendid representatives of their...

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Brenda Lee: The Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMCD18580
 

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(1992/MCA) 16 tracks

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Various: Anthologie - C'Est Le Madison 1962 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFA5688
 

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(Frémeaux & Associés) 23 Tracks - 8 page booklet - 1962 is the year when the Madison landed. It was in-between the twist and jazz—people danced it in rows—and it spread like wildfire, stoked by a "prince" named Billy Bridge, and immediately picked up by every rocker...

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The Quotations: 40 Years Of Doo Wop And Friendship (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDQ2000
 

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(Q-2K) 21 tracks  - As i recall , it as raining the day we met Larry. Had it not been, the Quotations probably wouldn't have come to be. Instead of walking to the train station or up Kings Highway to the Rainbow Shop, we went to Barney's pool room. There,...

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The Crests: Greatest Hits - Golden Classics (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5009
 

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(Collectables) 18 tracks  - Relatively few 1950's vocal groups are fortunate enough to be remembered nearly 25 years after their rise to popularity, but such is the case for Johnny Maestro and the Crests. So talented and successful were the Crests that their...

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The Crests: The Best Of The Crests - Featuring Johnny Maestro (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD297
 

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(Ace Records) 18 tracks AAD 1958-1962 (9 newly remastered in Stereo)  - Between the end of 1958 and late 1960, New York based vocal group The Crests had 9 top 100 hit singles in the U.S. The most well known .of these and possibly the most well known Doo-Wop...

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Eddie Cochran: Eddie Forever, Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD108292
 

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​(Musicdisc/Rockstar) 18 tracks - Eddie Cochran CD compilation incl. a lot of previously unreleased material at the time when it came out 

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Various: Road Songs - Car Tune Classics 1942-1962 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFA5401
 

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(Frémeaux & Associés) 66 Tracks - 28 page booklet in French and English languages - Fantastic theme compilation around cars, driving and of course Route 66! There's Pop music, Rock'n'Roll, Rhythm'n'Blues, Country'n'Western and even Calypso! Git it!

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Carl Mann: Rockabilly Renaissance (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD470456
 

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(Jaxon) 16 tracks (44:24) recorded between 2012 and 2015 at Studio 19 in Nashville and the Jaxon Recording Studio, Jackson, TN. Digipac with a stunning 28 page color booklet. Rockabilly Highlight!*****  

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Various: We Wrote 'Em & We Sing 'Em (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROAR01
 

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(Roar) 12 tracks (27:16) CD reissue of the rare 1961 MGM album.  - When it was originally released in 1961 this album was a unique concept. Otis Blackwell called his friends and fellow songwriters into the studio to cut their own versions of songs that had...

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The Everly Brothers: Best Of - Rare Solo Classics (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD4687392
 

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(1990/Curb Records) 18 tracks - Cut-Out

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Connie Francis: 20 All Time Greats (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD8334082
 

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(Polydor) 20 tracks - digital mastering

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Paul Anka: The Very Best Of Paul Anka (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD561061
 

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(1991/Arcade) 18 tracks - all titles composed by Paul Anka

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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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Various: The Best Of Owl Records Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOWL1001
 

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(Owl Records) 30 Tracks - Owl Records was a late 60s-early 70s Doo-Wop reissue label. The tracks on this wonderful compilation are either unreleased (at the time) alternate cuts or hard-to-find album releases!

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Various: Forever Doo Wop, Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKNEW738
 

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(Kenwest Music) 36 Tracks - The most important 1950s Doo-Wop hits on one compilation with two discs!

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Various: Forever Doo Wop, Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKNEW739
 

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(Kenwest Music) 36 Tracks - The most important 1950s Doo-Wop hits on one compilation with two discs!

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

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

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Bobby Helms: This Song's For You (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDD272708
 

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(Playback Records) 10 Tracks - A true rarity, late 1980s CD that includes 80s recordings of his biggest 1950s hits, 'My Special Angel' and 'Fraulein' plus some country songs for you!

$41.24 *

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The Crystals: Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSS200
 

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(Spectacular Sound) 16 Tracks - Original 1960s Philles recordings!

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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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Connie Francis: Portrait Of A Song Stylist (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHAR1108
 

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(1989/Masterpiece Music) 14 tracks, The Harmony Collection

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Eddie Cochran: Heroes Collection (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPGD112
 

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(2011/Pegasus) 50 tracks

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Sophia Loren: Music Of The Films Of Sophia Loren, Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACMEM175
 

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(Él-Cherry Red Records) 23 Tracks - ''The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.'' Sophia Loren was once described as Italy's most perfect and enigmatic work of art since the Mona Lisa. Called "more than a...

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Various: The Hits of The Year 1958 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD2087615
 

Pre-order now! This title will be released on 23 February 2018

(MusicTales) 50 Tracks - The music year of 1958 was a very creative one. With the winner of the San Remo music festival, 'Volare (Nel blu dipintu di blu)', Dean Martin scored another hit in '58.  Similar successful was Perez Prado with his smash 'Patricia'. The...

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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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The Coasters: 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOP3609
 

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(Timeless Music) 36 Tracks - Original recordings 1955-1962!

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Various: Rock Around The Block (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS985
 

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(Jasmine) 32 tracks  - Rock Around The Block, a global flight around the breakout countries of the planet taking off from Norway with Jan Rhode & His Cool Cats and landing in Sweden, South Africa , Holland, Japan, Germany, Hong Kong and Canada to pick up...

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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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(ACE) 30 tracks - 12 page booklet​

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The Clovers: Down The Alley - The Best Of The Clovers (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD82312X
 

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(Atlantic Canada) 21 tracks with 20 page booklet - original factory sealed copy - cut-out with small drillhole (see picture)

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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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Various: Jon Savage's 1965 - The Year The Sixties Ignited (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTOP21513
 

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(Ace Records UK) 48 Tracks - With stunning 28-page booklet! A genre-spanning 2-CD mix of hit singles, slow burners and lost gems from soul, funk, psych, garage and rock’n’roll. The 45s that defined 1965 and crystallised author Jon Savage’s memories of the year! Just...

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Charlie Rich: Too Many Teardrops - Complete Groove & RCA Recordings (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTOP21509
 

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(Ace Records UK) 40 Tracks - With stunning 20-page booklet! The Silver Fox’s complete Groove and RCA recordings in one place for the first time, including several new-to-CD tracks and one previously unissued. A high-class fusion of R&B, Country, Pop, Jazz and Easy...

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Various: History Of Rock & Roll (MCA Masterpieces ) Vol.3 (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDWMC598
 

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(WEA Japan) 16 tracks - booklet including all lyrics ​

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Various: History Of Rock & Roll (MCA Masterpieces ) Vol.1 (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDWMC596
 

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(WEA Japan) 16 tracks - booklet including all lyrics (except 'Pipeline')​

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Gene Pitney: Anthology 1961-1968 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRN75896
 

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(Rhino) 16 tracks ​

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Johnny Rivers: The Very Best Of Johnny Rivers (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP790727
 

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(EMI-Manhattan) 10 tracks ​

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Various: Rock & Roll Revival Of 90's (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCNC490502
 

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(CNC) 14 tracks with 8 page booklet.  - Rare and superb 1990s Neo Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll album - a must for every serious Rocker!

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Various: The Best Of La Bamba (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDR270617
 

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(Rhino) 10 tracks - mega rare multi label collection with superb sound quality!  - Could 'La Bamba' be the best known song in the Western Hemisphere? Probably so. Its recognition is instant, joyous, and bilingual. From the African slave trade in the early...

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Roy Orbison: King Of Hearts (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDVJCP28138
 

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(Virgin EMI-Japan) 11 Tracks - Japanese version of his original 1992 Virgin America album plus a 6 minute live version of 'Oh Pretty Woman' as a bonus track!

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Gene Pitney: Blue Gene - Meets The Fair Young Ladies Of Folkland (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRETRO925
 

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(RPM) 27 tracks - the United Artists albums featuring two hit singles plus bonus tracks.

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Gene Pitney: Sings Just For You - Sings World Wide Winners (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRETRO887
 

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(RPM) 25 tracks - two Musicor albums 1961/62 plus one bonus track. ​

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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!

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Various: Sound Patio Collection (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDPD2348
 

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(Mercury-Nippon Phonogram) 20 Tracks - OriginL 1960s Mercury masters by CHUCK BERRY, JERRY LEE LEWIS and FATS DOMINO!

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Champion Jack Dupree: Champion Jack Dupree - Rocks (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17536
 

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1-CD DigiPac (6-plated) with 36-page booklet, 29 tracks, playing time 78:14 minutes. • Multi-label compilation features Dupree classics originally on the Red Robin, Groove,Apollo, Vik, and Atlantic labels—all of them blistering rockers  • Jack’s all-star...

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Various: History Of American Pops Vol.2 (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDWPCP3531
 

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(WEA International) 16 tracks (43:45) - Booklet including all lyrics!  - Original rarities from the master tapes - stunning sound quality! still sealed copy

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Various: The Best Of Louie Louie (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD706052
 

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(Rhino) 10 tracks - mega rare multi label collection with superb sound quality!  - Besides groupies and having 12-inch records pressed on vinyl, what do Frank Zappa, Julie London, Iggy Pop, Barry White, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Blondie, The Beach...

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The Vogues: From The Original Master Tapes (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDWPCP3537
 

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(WEA) 16 tracks - very rare, originally sealed japanese compilation of the Reprise rcordings.

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The Arrogants: Starlight Serenade Presents The Arrogants (Doo-Wop Acapella) (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSCD19941
 

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(Starlight Discs) 21 tracks​  - The Arrogants originated from the Red Hook section of South Brooklyn, N.Y. The original group members consisted of Frank Ayala, Sal Giarraffa, Augie Muizzo, Mike Munoz and Marcial Rivera, The group was discovered, in 1961,...

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Various: Starlight Serenade Vol.7 - 1950s Doo-Wop Groups Acapella (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSCD19935
 

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(Starlight Discs) 28 tracks (70:50)​

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Clyde McPhatter: Deep Sea Ball - The Best Of Clyde McPhatter (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDAMCY334
 

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(Atlantic) 19 tracks - the essential 1950s masters  - Now rare and originally sealed Japanese release with all tracks taken from the original Atlantic mastertapes!

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The Belmonts: Cigars, Acapella, Candy (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDWMC5353
 

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(Elektra Japan) 9 tracks Buddah 1972 Stereo (35:34)  - Wonderful Street Corner Revival, recorded at Mayfair Sound Studios, New York City. High Quality japanese pressing with 16 page booklet of notes by Greil Marcus (english/japanese) and all lyrics. Doo Wop...

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Various: FTM In The Groove Part Two (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFTM1990
 

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(FTM) 29 tracks (78:34) - custom compilation featuring Link Wray, Tony Clarke, Marvin Gaye, Ricky Allen, Billy Storm a.o.

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The Skyliners: The Skyliners' Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOS8873
 

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(1986/Original Sound) 20 Tracks - The greatest performances 1958-1962! One of the finest vocal groups ever!

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The Sheps: It Was Destiny (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCLIF3026
 

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(1994/Clifton Records) 23 Tracks - A tribute to the authentic roots, 1950s Rhythm'n'Blues Vocal Groups!

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The Four Seasons: Sherry And 11 Others (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBR79
 

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(1988/BR Music) 12 Tracks - Stereo - Their best recordings throughout the wild 1960s! Big Girls Don't Cry! Rare 1980s pressing!

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The Five Du-Tones: The Five Du-Tones (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROS878
 

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(1996/Ring Of Stars) 21 Tracks - Their best recordings throughout the wild 1960s! Shake A Tail Feather!

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Tom & Jerry (Simon & Garfunkel): Their Greatest Hits Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDOMINO1013
 

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(1993/Domino) 22 Tracks - The early years of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel as Tom & Jerry, 1960-1964! Teenage classics!

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

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

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Various: Guitar & Beat Vol.4 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTR18
 

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(Triola) 20 tracks

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

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(Triola) 22 tracks 1962-1964​

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Jodie Sands: The Very Best Of Jodie Sands (CD, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: CDMAR052
 

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(1997/Marginal) 24 Tracks - Best of her original 1950s recordings! Pop vocal teenage ballads and jivers!

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Various: WOGL-OLDIES 98 - History Of Rock Vol.2 - Street Corner Sounds (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL2552
 

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(1989/Collectables) 24 Tracks - Original 1950s Doo-Wop from New York's famous street corners! Featuring some of the best vocal group sounds!

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Various: Memories Of Times Square Record Shop Vol.5 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL05176
 

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(1993/Collectables) 14 Tracks - Original 1950s Doo-Wop from New York's street corners as being sold at the time in the legendary Times Square Record Shop!

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