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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 - Record Label Profiles: 'RCA & X' - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Art-Nr.: BCD16864
 

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1-CD with 48-page booklet, 30 tracks, playing 68:05 minutes. Definitive proof that rock 'n' roll had hillbilly as well as R&B roots! A fabulous mix of well-known artists, like Eddy Arnold , Hawkshaw Hawkins , etc., and great unknowns. Great tracks include...

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Various: 'S-Ban' Hour, Vol.2 (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA41074
 

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(1989/BMG) 25 Tracks - From the vaults of RCA Victor! 'S-Ban' comes from RCA's Japan releases in the 1950s issued as Victor S- followed by a 200 number - Example: Track 1 on this CD was originally issued in Japan as Victor S-265 in 1956! Many rarities are included...

$26.95 *

Various: 'S-Ban' Hour, Vol.5 (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA41077
 

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(1989/BMG) 25 Tracks - From the vaults of RCA Victor! 'S-Ban' comes from RCA's Japan releases in the 1950s and 60s issued as Victor S- followed by a 200 number - see also volume 2! Many rarities are included here such as a two-sider by Ennio Morricone, Surf...

$32.35 *

Various - Record Label Profiles: 'Sage & Sand' - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Art-Nr.: BCD16892
 

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1-CD-Album Digipac (4-palted) with 52-page booklet, 34 tracks. Playing time approx. 74 minutes. Long overdue retrospective of a forgotten West Coast label! Includes alternative country stars like Whitey Pullen , Jenks Tex Carman , the Georgia Crackers , Lonnie...

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Fats Domino: 'They Call Me The Fat Man' Antoine 'Fats' Domino - The Legendary Imperial Masters (4-CD Box, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CDS796784
 

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(1991/EMI) 100 tracks (many first time original stereo), 1950s Imperial masters, US-Longbox with stunning 88 page, 4 color booklet! Cut-out with 2 small holes in barcode (see picture). Factory sealed stock copy (Bear Family Records).

$86.35 *

The Ventures: (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (1961)...plus
Art-Nr.: CD3930943
 

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CD on MAGIC RECORDS by The Ventures - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (1961)...plus

$16.74 *

DARK VATTER: & Sinne Combo - Hunnerdbrozenndich
Art-Nr.: CDHERK03
 

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(2014/Herkules) 12 tracks, digipack

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Jack Earls: & Sleazy Rustic Boys - Game Of Love
Art-Nr.: CDENV113
 

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(2000/ENVIKEN) 8 track mini album recorded 1998 & 2000 - papersleeve / rough, primitive Rockabilly Highlight - back in stock / wieder lieferbar

$12.91 *

ELECTRIC SOUND ORCHESTRA: #3
Art-Nr.: CD3930669
 

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(2008/MAGIC) 20 tracks, 24bit mastering, papersleeve

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Duane Eddy: 1.000.000.00 Worth Of Twang...plus
Art-Nr.: CDJAMIE4036
 

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(2006/JAMIE/GUYDEN) 15 tracks - original master tapes mixed in stereo

$18.31 *

Richard Anthony: 10 Ans - Papersleeve
Art-Nr.: CD3930604
 

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(2006/MAGIC) 24 tracks, 1959-69

$13.50 *

Les Chaussettes Noires: 100 % Rock - Digipack (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD076029
 

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(2003/UNIVERSAL) 10 tracks  - The original 1961 album on CD

$17.23 *

Various: 100 Greatest Australian Singles Of the 60s (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFEST601041
 

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(2015/Festival) 100 tracks - Tremendous 1960s compilation of Australian Rock 'n' Roll, Beat, Folk and Pop Music, including many unknowns and surprises! Everything on this 4-CD set was taken from the original mastertapes! An A+ release all the way! nf - Bear Family...

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Various: 100 Hits Of The 50s (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD069478
 

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(2002/UNIVERSAL NL) 100 originals (25 in dutch)

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Eddie Cochran: 10th Anniversary Very Best...plus
Art-Nr.: CD3930667
 

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(2008/MAGIC) 24 tracks - 24BIT mastering / papersleeve

$13.93 *

Connie Francis: 12 Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CD60111
 

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(2009/TGG) 12 tracks

$10.75 *

Etta James: 12 Songs Of Christmas
Art-Nr.: CDCMG40730
 

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(2005/Sony BMG) 12 tracks, new recordings.

$10.75 *

Billy Ward & The Dominoes: 15 Super Hits
Art-Nr.: CDGT2171
 

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CD on GUSTO RECORDS by Billy Ward & The Dominoes - 15 Super Hits

$10.75 *

Various: 16 Great Guitar Hits (1959-66) (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD546562
 

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​(1999/Universal B.V.) 16 tracks

$20.47 *

SUSANNA & THE ROOMATES: 16 Reasons And More
Art-Nr.: CDRRR1031
 

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(2011/RARE ROCKIN') 30 tracks (78:42)

$19.39 *

Louis Prima: 1934-1956 2-CD&Comic Collector's Edition
Art-Nr.: CDBDVO204
 

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(2006/NOCTURNE) 40 tracks - Longbox Hardback Digipac with 36 page comic strip (french) and biography in english & french; Aufwendige Liebhaber Edition mit Kurzbio und humorvollem Comic über Louis Prima (in Französisch)

$26.89 *

Fats Domino: 1949-1955 2-CD&Comic Collector's Edition
Art-Nr.: CDBDRO143
 

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(2006/NOCTURNE) 40 tracks Longbox Digipac with comic (french) & biography (french/english)

$26.95 *

Don Gibson: 1949-1960 Singer, Songwriter (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15475
 

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4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 24-page book, 122 tracks. Playing time approx. 295 mns. Don Gibson is an original, now often overlooked. There's so much more to his music than the hits everyone knows. He was one of the most sophisticated writers and singers in...

$64.75 *

Cliff Richard: 1950's
Art-Nr.: CD5400612
 

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(2002/EMI) 16 rockin' tracks

$13.99 *

The Del Vikings: 1956 Audition Tapes
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5001
 

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(1990/Collectables) 9 songs. One of the Doo-Wop Super Groups! A MUST! Seltene Aufnahmen! Ein Muß für jeden Doo-Wop Freak!

$10.69 *

Narvel Felts & Jerry Mercer: 1956 Radio Rockabillies (CD)
Art-Nr.: ACD12555
 

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1-CD digipac - 39-page booklet - 35 tracks Reissued by popular demand is the 'Radio Rockabillies' material recorded by Jerry Mercer and his band, the Rhythm and Blues Boys, in 1956 for a local radio show in Malden, Missouri. Jerry's band included a certain NARVEL...

$17.23 *

Various: 1956-57, Hits Of The World
Art-Nr.: CD840523
 

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CD Compilation on POLYGRAM RECORDS by Various Artists - 1956-57, Hits Of The World

$13.93 *

Various: 1957 Pop Gold - Hard To Find Jukebox Classics
Art-Nr.: CDER12305
 

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(2008/ERIC) 25 tracks

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Various: 1957 Rhythm & Rock - Hard To Find Jukebox Cla
Art-Nr.: CDER12306
 

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(2008/ERIC) 24 tracks

$10.75 *

Various: 1958 Pop Gold - Hard To Find Jukebox Classics
Art-Nr.: CDER12307
 

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(2009/ERIC) 26 tracks

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Danyel Gerard: 1958-59...plus
Art-Nr.: CD3930873
 

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(2010/MAGIC) 9 tracks, recorded 1958-59

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Various: 1959 British Hit Parade Vol.1 (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFV036
 

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CD Compilation on FANTASTIC VOYAGE RECORDS by Various Artists - 1959 British Hit Parade Vol.1 (4-CD)

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Cliff Richard: 1959-1960 (2-CD) Just About As Good Vol.2
Art-Nr.: CDSCCD2431
 

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(2011/SMITH) 47 tracks (16 Stereo)

$10.75 *

Otto Brandenburg: 1959-1971 (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEMI369288
 

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(2006/EMI DK) 94 tracks with 30 page color booklet;

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Carol Connors: 1960-65 (Solo & Group Recordings)
Art-Nr.: CDTSR56652
 

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(1994/TEENSOUND) 32 tracks feat. Spectors Three, Surfettes a.o.

$16.74 *

Various: 1960s Rock & Roll From The Nashville Indies (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTBIRD0023
 

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(2010/T-BIRD) 22 tracks (52:00)

$16.15 *

Cliff Richard: Richard, Cliff 1960s, 1970s and 1980s (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHR85659
 

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(1999/DISKY) 48 morceaux originaux.

$17.23 *

Danyel Gerard: 1961-62
Art-Nr.: CD3930876
 

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(2010/MAGIC) 25 tracks - 24bit mastering.

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Sonny James: 20 All Time Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0704
 

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(2002/KING) 20 tracks

$16.09 *

Dick Rivers: 20 Chansons D'or
Art-Nr.: CDEMI89902
 

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Merrill E. Moore: 20 Golden Pieces
Art-Nr.: LPBDL2011
 

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(1979/Bulldog) 20 tracks - all his Rockers recorded for the Capitol label in the 1950s! Great compilation!

$18.90 *

Various: 20 Great Cruisin' Favourites Of The 50s And 60s (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDROP1015
 

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​(Cascade) 20 tracks

$10.75 *

Various: 20 Great Cruisin' Favourites, Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDROP1014
 

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(Cascade) 20 tracks

$13.99 *

Various: 20 Great Instrumentals (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDC905537
 

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(2003/Disky) 20 tracks

$8.59 *

Fats Domino: 20 Great Love Songs (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLS88634
 

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(1998/Disky) 20 tracks - Imperial & ABC Paramount recordings

$10.75 *

Connie Francis: 20 Greatest Hits (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD60112
 

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(2009/TGG) 20 tracks

$15.07 *

Gene Chandler: 20 Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL5518
 

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CD on COLLECTABLES RECORDS by Gene Chandler - 20 Greatest Hits (CD)

$20.47 *

Various - Radio Bremen: 20 Jahre 'Oldie Börse' Bremen eins
Art-Nr.: BCD17054
 

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1-CD Digipac (4-plated) with booklet, 22 tracks. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of Germany's most popular oldie radio shows, aired by Radio Bremen in Northwestern Germany. Presented by oldie experts, record collectors, and radio dee-jays, Dirk Böhling and...

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Various: 20 Pepites D'Or De La Guitare
Art-Nr.: CD3931001
 

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(2014/MAGIC) 20 tracks

$17.01 *

Wanda Jackson: 20 Rock & Roll Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP780917
 

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(1995/EMI) 20 Songs

$10.75 *

Lesley Gore: 20th Century: Millennium Collection
Art-Nr.: CD548277
 

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(2000/Mercury) 12 tracks.

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Jimmie Rodgers: 21 Greatest Hits plus ... (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRMB75165
 

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(2012/Remember) 26 tracks 1957-61 (66:53)  incl. 5 bonus tracks of unknown data

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Various: 21st Century Doo Wop
Art-Nr.: CDCHD825
 

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CD Compilation on ACE RECORDS by Various Artists - 21st Century Doo Wop

$19.17 *

Andy Tielman & Tjendol Sunris: 21st Century Rock
Art-Nr.: CD968012
 

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(2008/TIELMAN) 17 tracks (40:49) great new album of ballads & rockers

$19.98 *

Johnny Tillotson: 25 All Time Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDVSD66210
 

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(2001/VARESE) 25 tracks Johnny Tillotson has always been more than just a teen idol. That might not have been easy to discern as he sauntered carefree across the airwaves in late 1960 with 'Poetry in Motion,' or cried into his pillow two years later with 'It Keeps...

$19.39 *

Various: 25 All Time Novelty Hits (US)
Art-Nr.: CDVSD66329
 

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$20.41 *

Bobby Darin: 25 Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDRMB75198
 

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(2013/Remember) 25 tracks

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Ricky Nelson: 25 Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CD4954872
 

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(1998/EMI) 25 rockin' tracks 1957-1962

$8.59 *

Johnny Burnette: 25 Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5714452
 

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(2004/EMI) 25 tracks 1959-64

$11.83 *

The Spotnicks: 3 Original Album Classics (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY760096
 

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(2009/SONY SWEDEN) 47 tracks 1989-91

$32.35 *

Freddy Cannon: 3 Original Albums ((3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD600276
 

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(2015/Membran) 53 tracks.

$17.23 *

The Searchers: 3 Originals (3-CD Box)
Art-Nr.: CDCLABX913
 

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(1992/Castle) Three original albums from 1963-65 reissued on three CDs! Still factory sealed!

$161.95 *

Various - Bear Family Records: 30 Years Bear Family (2-CD & 1-DVD Boxset mit 108-seitigem Buch in LP-Grösse)
Art-Nr.: BCD17015
 

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2-CD/1-DVD boxed set (LP-size) with 108-page book, CD 33 tracks, playing time approx. 98 mns. The Bear Family Records turns 30 in 2005 Richard Weize: From Rock 'n' Roll and Country Fan to Collector and (Music) Historian By Michael Kleff Bear Family...

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