SALE
Bonus items
 
 

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.  

   
1 2 3 4
...
>
Page 1 of 79
 
NEW
Various: The Decca Rock & Roll Collection (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMCA11119
 

Item in stock

(1994/MCA) 43 original DECCA masters with a stunning 24 page booklet with photos and extensive linernotes by Colin Escott.  - One of the best Rock'n'Roll compilations ever - superb track list and sound quality!  - Sealed, new stock copy - Cut-Out (small...

$26.95 *

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

Item in stock

(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 *

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

Item in stock

(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 *

NEW
Various: American Epic (5-CD-Book Set)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY99692
 

Item in stock

(2017/Sony Legacy) 100 Tracks - Book and 5 CDs box set companion to the multi award-winning 'American Epic' film trilogy, featuring masterpieces of American Music! The soundtrack to the films that tell the story of the beginning of American popular music!

$64.75 *

NEW
The Million Dollar Quartet: The Legendary Session - The Originals (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMETRSL062
 

Item in stock

(2013/Union Square) 67 Tracks - Digipack with Fold Out Poster! The December 1956 session plus their original studio recordings!

$10.75 *

NEW
The Toys: A Lover's Concerto - Attack! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSC6034
 

Item in stock

(1994/Sundazed) 14 Tracks - Original DynoVoice recordings, 1965-1966!

$18.31 *

NEW
The Blue Caps: Gene Vincent's Legendary Blue Caps (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMF089
 

Item in stock

(MAGNUM) 27 tracks 1959-85 last copies !

$10.75 *

NEW
Los Relampagos: Todas Sus Grabaciones En Discos Novola Y Zafiro Vol.2 - 1965-1968 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRM51712
 

Item in stock

(2002/Rama Lama) 49 Tracks - Original recordings 1965-1968!

$23.71 *

NEW
Los Relampagos: Sus Grabaciones Para RCA Vol.3 - 1969-1971 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRM53602
 

Item in stock

(2006/Rama Lama) 25 Tracks - Original RCA recordings 1969-1971!

$23.71 *

NEW
Various: The Big Town - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD Longbox)
Art-Nr.: CDATL81769
 

Item in stock

(1987/Atlantic) 10 Tracks - Rare Soundtrack from the 1987 cult movie! Featuring Ronnie Self, The Drifters, Johnny Cash, LaVern Baker, Bobby Darin, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles, and many more! New sealed stock copies in original longbox with small cut-out hole!

$53.95 *

NEW
Bill Haley & The Comets: Live In Paris 14-15 Octobre 1958 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFA5671
 

Item in stock

(2017/Fremeaux) 19 tracks (50:38)  - Killer live album in very good quality! Hear the complete concert including speeches to the crowds (goin' wild) rocks - highly recommended.*****(Bear Family Records)

$18.31 *

NEW
The Crickets: The Original (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTO86252
 

Item in stock

(1996/Disky NL) 20 tracks (43:52) the original 1963-66 masters.  - deleted item - not in stores anymore!

Instead of:$16.15 * $10.75 *

NEW
Buddy Holly: My Greatest Songs (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMCD18345
 

Item in stock

(1991/MCA) 14 tracks - liner notes by Colin Escott LINER NOTES On the surface, there was little about Buddy Holly that see-med to qualify him for musical stardom. His family lived in Lub-bock, Texas, on the edge of the de-sert—hundreds of miles from the nearest...

$13.99 *

NEW
Lenny Welch: Since I Fell for You (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNE34565
 

Item in stock

(2010/Neon) 20 tracks

$21.55 *

NEW
The Everly Brothers: The Everly Brothers Show (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM562
 

Item in stock

(2005/Collectors' Choice) originally sealed - very rare

$53.95 *

NEW
The Everly Brothers: Roots (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM561
 

Item in stock

(2005/Collectors' Choice) originally sealed - very rare

$53.95 *

NEW
Various: Love Charms - California Girls And Groups (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS963
 

Currently not available

(2017/Jasmine) 33 tracks

$16.15 *

NEW
Various: R&B Chartmakers With A Difference (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS957
 

Item in stock

(2017/Jasmine) 28 tracks

$16.15 *

NEW
Various: 50 Years Around The Rock (2-CD Digibook)
Art-Nr.: CDBDROCK141
 

Item in stock

(2004/Nocturne) 34 tracks 1954-1981, hardcover digibook with 32 pages of beautiful full color decade illustrations, mostly by french artists. Sealed stock copy (Bear Family Records)

$43.15 *

NEW
Charlie Rich: Midnight Blue (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS3698
 

Item in stock

(2017/Jasmine) 26 tracks

$16.15 *

Various: Elvira Presents - Monster Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDR271778
 

Item in stock

(1994/Rhino) 9 tracks - factory sealed with original sticker - new stock copy (Bear Family Records)

$53.95 *

Eddie Cochran: The Best of & Back to Back Hits (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5922582
 

Item in stock

(EMI/2003) 39 tracks

$43.15 *

The Black Dynamites: The Black Dynamites (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHL1009
 

Item in stock

(1993/SamSam) 12 tracks (47:34) 1960s recordings - limited stock

$17.23 *

Marty Wilde: Walk On The Wilde Side (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS958
 

Item in stock

(2017/Jasmine) 32 tracks

$16.15 *

Various: All Roads Lead To Rock (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDMVCM617
 

Item in stock

(1996/MCA-Japan) 28 tracks

$107.95 *

Various: The Best Of King Tut Records (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKT2002
 

Item in stock

(2000/King Tut) 20 tracks

$21.55 *

Various: The Best Of Monogram Records (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMG40004
 

Currently not available

(2000/Monogram) 22 tracks

$21.55 *

Various: The Best Of Pyramid Records (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP1001
 

Item in stock

(2000/Pyramid) 20 tracks

$21.55 *

Jerry Lee Lewis: In The Beginning (LP, 180gram Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: BAF18025
 

Pre-order now! This title will be released on 16 June 2017

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS - FIRST TIME ON VINYL  1-LP, 180 gram Vinyl-LP, 14 tracks, Total playing time approx. 33:10 minutes. NEW to LP – never released before 12'' vinyl albums! For the first time in more than a generation: two entirely new vinyl Jerry...

$21.55 *

Ricky Nelson: The Original (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTO86014
 

Item in stock

(Disky/1995) 18 tracks

$5.35 *

Various: Hillbilly Fillies & Rockin' Chicks (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCP8182
 

Item in stock

(1996/Charly) 30 tracks (74:45) 1950s Girl singers from the SUN  Records vaults. 12 page booklet of photos and notes by Adam Komorowsk

Instead of:$19.39 * $15.51 *

Carl Perkins: The Rocking Guitar Man (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE3299
 

Item in stock

(1994/Suede) 25 tracks (63:56) rare 1970s recordings, dubbed from analog tape. Limited custom pressing. New stock copy (Bear Family Records)

$19.39 *

Kris Jensen: Let's Sit Down - A Milestone In Rock'n'Roll Music Vol.1 (LP)
Art-Nr.: BFX15023
 

Item in stock

(1979/Bear Family Records) 12 tracks - original Hickory master recordings 1962-63 produced by Wesley Rose.  - New, mint stock copy (Bear Family Records)

$16.15 *

Dion: Dion's Greatest Hits (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CD28DP1053
 

Item in stock

(CBS/Sony Japan) 10 tracks - mono. Originally sealed, new stock copy.(Bear Family Records)

$86.35 *

Various: Rock & Roll Party Vol.1 - The Early 50s (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA59773X
 

Item in stock

(1989/RCA) 20 tracks - 24 page booklet -USA Longbox - cutout - punch-hole through backcover - sealed new stock copy.

$32.35 *

Various: Rock & Roll Party Vol.2 - The Late 50s (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA59758X
 

Item in stock

(1988/RCA) 20 tracks - 24 page booklet -USA Longbox - cutout - punch-hole through backcover Rock & Roll Party - The Late 50s - Vol. 2 (CD) Compiled by Billy Vera The late nineteen fifties are generally considered to be Rock 'n' Roll's Golden Age, that first...

$26.95 *

Jerry Lee Lewis: Rare Tracks (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRN70899
 

Item in stock

​(1989/Rhino) 18 tracks AAD, original Sun recordings remastered by Bill Inglot. Sealed, new stock copy - original US Longbox packaging. (Bear Family Records)

$43.15 *

LUMAN, Bob: American Originals (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCK45078
 

Item in stock

(1989/CBS) 10 tracks 1972-1975, remastered at Custom Mastering, Nashville, TN. Sealed, original US Longbox packaging - stock copy. (Bear Family Records)

$26.95 *

Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley - Go Bo Diddley (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD5904
 

Item in stock

(1986/Chess) 24 tracks (63:54) the legendary 1958 and 1959 albums. Original sealed US longbox packaging. (Bear Family Records)

$32.35 *

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

Item in stock

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

$10.75 *

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

Item in stock

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

$10.75 *

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

Item in stock

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

$10.75 *

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

Currently not available

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

$17.23 *

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

Item in stock

(1993/Castle) 16 tracks

$29.11 *

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

Item in stock

(2010/Go Entertainment) 44 tracks

$10.75 *

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

Item in stock

(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,...

$18.31 *

Various: The Memphis Recordings From The Legendary Sun Studios Vol. 2 (10-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD600156
 

Item in stock

(2014/Documents) 200 tracks.

Instead of:$21.55 * $17.24 *

Various: The Memphis Recordings From The Legendary Sun Studios Vol. 1 (10-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD600155
 

Item in stock

(2014/Documents) 200 tracks. <br>

Instead of:$21.55 * $17.24 *

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

Item in stock

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

$10.75 *

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

Item in stock

(1990/Ariola) 16 tracks

$10.75 *

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

Item in stock

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

$17.23 *

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

Currently not available

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

$19.39 *

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

Item in stock

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

$20.47 *

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

Pre-order now! This title will be released on 17 June 2017

(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...

$19.39 *

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

Item in stock

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

$23.71 *

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

Item in stock

(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.

$21.55 *

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

Currently not available

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

$18.31 *

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

Currently not available

​(2010/T-Bird) 24 tracks (62:10)

Instead of:$17.23 * $10.75 *

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

Item in stock

(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...

$16.15 *

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

Item in stock

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

$12.91 *

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

Item in stock

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...

$18.31 *

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

Item in stock

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!...

$18.31 *

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

Item in stock

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

Instead of:$18.31 * $10.75 *

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

Item in stock

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

$17.23 *

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

Item in stock

(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...

$16.15 *

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

Item in stock

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

$21.55 *

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

Item in stock

(2013/One & Only) 25 tracks

$10.75 *

   
1 2 3 4
...
>
Page 1 of 79
 
 
Viewed