50's Rockabilly / R'n'R

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  • Richard Cliff - Cliff Richard (Ltd, Silver) (10``LP)


    BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive – limited collector’s edition, only directly at BEAR FAMILY ONLINE SHOP
    1-LP 10inch (limited to 500 copies – white vinyl), mono, 12 tracks.

    1:1 reproduction of a rare German pressing, limited edition on Bear Family Records®!
    Reissue of the ’Cliff Richard’ LP in our 11000-count 10inch collector’s series.
    This 10″LP was originally released in 1960 on Germany’s Columbia label, catalog number C 60 691, 33 WS 539.
    Reproduction of the scarce original album cover.
    The recordings have been carefully remastered for this vinyl edition and sound excellent.
    Strictly limited to 500 colored copies, a collector’s edition, pressed on white vinyl.

    Almost unbelievably, Cliff Richard – born in 1940 – remains the UK’s most successful domestic star. In total, more than 130 of his singles, EPs and LPs are said to have entered the UK charts.
    In our Viny Exclusives series, we are re-releasing a rare German release from 1960 in a limited edition of 500 color 10inch LPs. ’Cliff Richard’, recorded with the Shadows, provides cover versions of US R’n’R originals made popular in Europe by Cliff, such as I’m Walking, Baby I Don’t Care, Don’t Bug Me Baby or Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On, plus several rather balladesque recordings that are already reminiscent of the sensationally successful pop star Cliff Richard would become a few years later.
    We have reproduced the original cover and carefully remastered the old recordings.

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  • Movie - The Girl Can’t Help It (Blu-Ray)


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    Mob boss Fats Murdock (Edmond O’Brien) leaned on press agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) to ignite the pop singing career of his reluctant arm candy Jerri Jordan (Jayne Mansfield), but Fats won’t be pleased when the campaign strikes romantic sparks instead. Mansfield’s considerable assets combined with a remarkable collection of rock performances to render Frank Tashlin’s star-making satire a classic; with appearances from Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Fats Domino, many others. 99 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English mono’ Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; featurettes; on-set footage; theatrical trailer; more.

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  • Lewis Jerry Lee - It Won’t Happen With Me – The Singles 1960-1962 Plus (CD)


    At the time of writing these sales notes, Jerry Lee Lewis is the ’last man standing’ of the original 1950s Rock ’n’ Roll giants. He may no longer be working, but over a recording career that has spanned seven decades he has amassed a vast catalogue of repertoire and a formidable number of hits across most of his career. An iconic and unique artist whose music will sustain and be enjoyed for decades to come, many will tell you he was never better than when his career was under the supervision of Sam Phillips, founder of the legendary Sun label of Memphis, between 1956 and 1963.

    Most JLL compilations go heavy on The Killer’s 50s repertoire and recycle his big hits of the rock ’n’ roll years ad infinitum. ’It Won’t Happen With Me’ begins where they end and features the A and B side of almost every 45 that he released between the beginning of 1960 and the end of 1962, including the piano instrumentals that came out under the pseudonym of ’The Hawk’. It also included five bonus tracks that were issued for the first time on his only album of the period, ’Jerry Lee’s Greatest’. While many of the tracks still rock, they show that Jerry Lee was also not averse to trying his hand at R&B, early Motown, straight pop or the country music that would regenerate his career later in the 1960s, in an attempt to sustain a career in the era of ’teenage idols’ like Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

    Jerry Lee was always up for a musical challenge and he met most of them head on, without any real regard for the commercial potential of the outcome but making some of the best music of his career in the process of meeting them. ’It Won’t Happen With Me’ more than bears this out. There may not be a ’Whole Lotta Shakin’ or ’Great Balls Of Fire’-sized hit here, but there are plenty of tracks that could and should have been just as big, and that are just as classic in their own way.

    Remastered as always from the best possible sources, with detailed annotation on the period this collection covers, it’s a fascinating look at and a rewarding listen to an era of Jerry Lee known mostly to only his most ardent fans, until now.

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  • Burgess Sonny - We Wanna Boogie (CD)


    Arguably the very best of Sam Phillips’ and Sun Records’ ’nearly men’, SONNY BURGESS recorded prolifically for Phillips between 1956 and 1959, although much of his output remained unreleased at the time.

    Indeed, his recorded endeavours yielded just a handful of singles, four on Sun plus one on Phillips International, all of which have long been massive collectors’ items.

    Sonny’s reputation was built on those wild 45s, i.e. ’We Wanna Boogie’, ’Ain’t Got A Thing’, ’My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It’, ’Thunderbird’ and ’Sadie’s Back In Town’.

    Bootleg compilations of his studio outtakes reached near-mythical status in the UK and Europe during the 1970s Rockabilly Revival, often changing hands for ludicrous sums of money.

    This compilation presents the very best of Burgess’s Sun recordings, featuring twenty-two of these celebrated outtakes alongside his five momentous 45rpm releases.

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  • Turner Zep - No More Nothin’ – Selected Singles 1949-1961 (CD)


    One of the most in-demand session guitarists of his day in the realms of 1940s Country music, William ’Zeb Turner’ Grishaw is revered among fans of hillbilly boogie for his string of cheerful and chiefly up-tempo recordings for the King label in the first half of the 1950s. Turner’s King 78s and 45s are part of the foundation on which rockabilly and rock ’n’ roll are built and even though his name is not remembered as well as those of the chief architects of those genres, his role in their creation is unmistakable.

    While it couldn’t possibly include every track from every session he played on, Jasmine’s new Turner compilation brings together every recording that Turner made in his own name for King between 1949 and 1953 and adds some sides that he leased to King a few years later, up to when he stopped recording in the early 60s. The finite playing time of a CD does not allow us to include everything Turner recorded, but this is nevertheless the most complete collection of his masters that has ever been issued on a single CD before.

    Remastered as always from the best possible sources, with detailed annotation on Turner and his career, this is what country music sounded like – at its very best – before the arrival of ’The Nashville Sound’ later in the 50s.

    More than 20 years have passed since Turner’s catalogue was anthologised digitally for the first time, and demand for his records still remains strong among hillbilly and rockabilly collectors. Jasmine is happy to put these terrific tunes back into circulation after such a long break and we are confident that it will be a strong seller!

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  • Riley Billy Lee - In Action EP (7 single/EP)


    Originally issued in France in 1966 and very rare to find, The 45s comes in a original sleeve with flap back high gloss paper. and Vogue label

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  • Francis Connie - Spectacular Sound Of… (Green) (10``LP)


    Originally issued in Japan on MGM ZS 5002 with only eight tracks.
    „Lipstick On Your Collar“, recorded in 1959, was a worldwide hit and reached the #5 position in Billboard and #3 in England. It is a Rock ´n Roll classic.
    „Te quiro, dijiste“, recorded in 1960, stems from one of Connie’s best selling albums, „Connie Francis Sings Spanish And Latin American Favorites“, a huge success in the Latin American countries and in Spain.
    „Where The Boys Are“ (1960) was the title song from the movie of the same name and a million seller; it was the first movie role for Connie. The movie went to become one of the top grossing films of the year, whilst the song was a worldwide hit, with top positions in countries such as Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Peru, New Zealand, The Philippines and South Africa. It is popular until today in the gay community and Connie used to introduce the song in her live appearances with: „Ladies and Gentlemen – the gay national anthem!“.
    „Anema e core“, recorded in 1959, is a song from Connie’s most successful US album, „Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites“ MGM E/SE 3791.
    The Spanish version of „Malagueña“, recorded in 1960 (in 1966, Connie recorded the song with German lyrics) is another song from one of Connie’s best selling album, „Connie Francis Sings Spanish And Latin American Favorites“, a huge success in the Latin American countries and in Spain.
    „Mama“, recorded in 1959, is one of Connie’s million sellers and was popular all over the world. In Connie’s own words, it is a song „I never grow tired of singing“. The song originates from the 1940‘s and was first made pupular by Beniamino Gigli.
    „Clementine“ is one of the selections to be found on Connie’s 1961 U.S. album „Connie Francis Sings Folk Song Favorites“ on MGM E/SE 3969, featuring The Jordanaires as background singers.
    „Tennessee Waltz“ stems from Connie’s first Country & Western album, „Country & Western Golden Hits“ on MGM E/SE 3795 and was recorded in1959.

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  • Francis Connie - Queen Of Hearts (Pink) (10``LP)


    Originally issued in The Netherlands in 1960 on MGM F5-101, this was a local print of a French 10“/25 cm album, plainly entitled „Connie Francis“ on MGM F5-101, but retitled and supplied with a different sleeve.
    „Valentino“, recorded in 1960, was confined to an album release in the US, but was a hit in many European countries, such as Belgium, England, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands. It also exists as a single-tracked version.
    „Mama“, recorded in 1959, is one of Connie’s million sellers and was popular all over the world. In Connie’s own words, it is a song „I never grow tired of singing“. The song originates from the 1940‘s and was first made pupular by Beniamino Gigli.
    „Robot Man“ from 1960, was another European hit and was particularly big in England, where it reached the #2 position.
    „Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me“ originates from Connie’s most successful US album, „Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites“ MGM E/SE 3791, recorded in 1959.
    „Plenty Good Lovin‘ (written by one Connie Francis and recorded in 1959) and „Fallin‘“, from 1958, were successes in the US charts and those of many other countries.
    „I’ll Get By“ originates from Connie’s first US album, „Who’s Sorry Now“, recorded in 1958, and was released as a single in England, where it charted at # 19.
    „Jealous Of You“ from 1960, was Connie’s first #1 in Italy which was sung in the native language; in the US, it was the flipside to Connie’s 1960 million seller „Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool“ and charted independently of the #1- A-Side, at #19 in Billboard.
    „Stupid Cupid“, recorded in 1958, was the first composition of two aspiring young songwriters by the names of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield and is one of Connie’s best remembered Rock ´n Roll songs ever. It only reached #14 in Billboard, but went to the #1 spot in England, where it remained for six weeks. „Stupid Cupid“ was also a big hit in many other countries.
    „Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool“ (1960) was a #1 hit and million seller for Connie in the US and a worldwide hit.It was the first of her hits she had translated into other languages, German in this instance and the result, „Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel“ was a big hit in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

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  • Francis Connie - A Date With (Yellow) (10``LP)


    Originally issued in Japan on MGM ZL-5066 in 1962
    Titles 1, 2, 5 and 6 are all sung in Japanese and were all big hits in the land of the rising sun.
    „Mr. Twister“, recorded in 1961, originates from Connie’s U.S. hit album „Do The Twist“ MGM E/SE-4022.
    „Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You“ was a #1 hit for Connie in 1962 in the US and a worldwide hit.
    „Teddy“ (1960), written by Paul Anka, was the flipside to her million seller „Mama“ in the US and charted independently of the A-Side at #17 in Billboard.
    „When The Boy In Your Arms [Is The Boy In Your Heart]“ was a Top 10 hit in Billboard and charted in 1961/1962 in many countries around the globe.

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