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  • Gordon Robert With Link Wray - Same + Bonus (180 gram) (LP)


    Klassikko! Gordonin eka albumi! Nyt tuplakansilla ja viimeisen päälle hyvillä soundeilla!!

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  • Lewis Jerry Lee - The Locust Years (8CD Boxset + Book) (CD)


    8-CD box (LP-size) incl. interview cd, with 48-page book, 166 tracks. Playing time approx. 428 mns.

    In 1963 Jerry Lee Lewis signed with Smash Records, and battled the British Invasion, radio apathy and general neglect. The result was a lot of good music that fell on deaf ears. Here’s everything from five frustrating years, including the complete contents of great Jerry Lee albums like ’Memphis Beat’, ’Return Of Rock’, ’Country Songs For City Folks’, as well as wonderful forgotten singles like I’m On Fire and She Was My Baby He Was My Friend. The set covers the years from 1963 to 1969 and concludes with the country hits from 1968 and 1969, like Another Place Another Time, What’s Made Milwaukee Famous, and
    She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye, when Jerry Lee Lewis’ career was spectacularly reborn in country music. As a bonus, there’s a complete interview with music conducted in 1976.

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  • Lewis Jerry Lee - Mercury Smashes… And Rockin’ Sessions (10CD Boxset+ BOOK) (CD)


    Damn Good Country Songs and Jerry Lee’s Rock ’n’ Roll Revival Show. That was the story of the last eight years of Jerry Lee Lewis on Mercury Records…the story told on these 10 CDs.

    Between 1970 and 1973, nearly every Jerry Lee Lewis single entered the country Top 20, including such classic country chart-toppers as There Must Be More To Love Than This and Would You Take Another Chance On Me/Me And Bobby McGee.

    The years covered by this boxed set were the most consistently successful of Jerry Lee’s career, but they were troubled years too. This set chronicles his journey from country chart-topper back to the church, and his triumphant return to rock ’n’ roll with Chantilly Lace. All the classic albums from 1970 to 1978 are included complete (with the exception of the London Sessions and the live albums, which will be issued separately). The Huey Meaux-produced ’Southern Roots’ session is here together with all the unissued cuts and out-takes, as well as ’The Killer Rocks On,’ the rare gospel album ’In Loving Memories,’ and ten other original Mercury LPs. In addition, there are more than 40 recordings not originally issued by Mercury in the Seventies making their first appearance on CD here.

    This set also features upgraded sound and includes previously unpublished photos, a newly researched text and session-by-session notes by Colin Escott, and a newly researched discography by Ari Bass.

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  • Lewis Jerry Lee - Rocks! (CD)


    Inevitably, our top-selling ROCKS! series now turns to the man who literally epitomizes ROCK: Jerry Lee Lewis!

    There have been plenty of Jerry Lee compilations through the years (hey! we’ve even produced a few of them ourselves), but this is the first to feature an incredible 80 minutes (well, 79 minutes and 50 seconds) of wall-to-wall piano pounding rock ’n’ roll. It’s also the first to include songs from Jerry Lee’s Sun and Mercury recordings.

    Twenty-one years in the life of Jerry Lee Lewis…and all the big rock hits you’d expect, like Whole Lotta Shakin’, Great Balls Of Fire, High School Confidential, I’m On Fire, Chantilly Lace, and Me And Bobbie McGee, as well as rarities and obscurities like Real Wild Child, House Of Blue Lights, and Don’t Boogie Woogie When You Say Your Prayers Tonight.

    This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Jerry Lee’s first record…and there’ll be celebrations, but what better way to mark that anniversary than with 80 minutes (well, 79 minutes 50 seconds) of his very best rockers!

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  • Nelson Rick - For You – The Decca Years 1963-69 (6CD Boxset + BOOK) (CD)



    The follow-up to Bear Family’s 8-CD box ’Ricky Nelson-The American Dream.’

     Every Decca recording from 1963-1969, including every hit, every single, every LP!

     Includes worldwide hits like String Along, Fools Rush In, For You, The Very Thought Of You, and

    Rick’s best-selling Dylan interpretation She Belongs To Me.

     ???-page hardcover book written by award-winning journalist Todd Everett.

     Full discography, and many unpublished photos including some from Rick’s uncle!

     Fabulous musicianship from James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Clarence White of the Byrds,

    and Randy Meisner of the Eagles.

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  • Vincent Gene - The Road Is Rocky – The Complete Studio Masters 1956-1971 8CD boxset (CD)



    ++++++ Gene Vincent lived his life for Rock ’n’ Roll and will always be remembered for Be Bop A Lula, one of the greatestrecordings of the 1950s. It made him an instant star and launched an extraordinary rollercoaster of a career that alwaysseemed destined to end in tragedy. Along the way he recorded more than 200 songs including many of the finest andbest loved Rock ’n’ Roll classics such as Bluejean Bop, Lotta Lovin’ and Dance To The Bop. He became anenormously influential figure, especially in Europe, known for his black leather image, hell-raising lifestyle and the sheerbrilliance of his wild stage act.Here for the first time are the complete studio recordings of Gene Vincent gathered together on eight CDs and coveringthe 16 year period from 1956 to 1971. All of his recordings for Capitol, Columbia, Challenge, Forever/Playground,Dandelion, Kama Sutra and B&C are presented in chronological order, including previously unissued stereo versions.Together, they form an incredible body of work and a lasting memorial to this tortured genius. The set is accompaniedby a hardcover-book containing a detailed discography, lavishly illustrated with a wonderful array of rare and excitingphotos plus the full story of Gene’s amazing life and the background to each of his recordings.Rock ’n’ Roll comes no better than this.

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  • Gordon Robert With Link Wray - Fresh Fish Special + Bonus (180 gram) (LP)


    Toka Gordon albumi vuodelta 1978. Nyt tuplakansilla ja viimeisen päälle hyvillä soundeilla!!

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  • Cochran Eddie - Something Else-The Ultimate Collection 8CD Boxset + KIRJA (CD)


    SISÄLTÄÄ KAIKKI TÄMÄN TODELLISEN ROCK`N`ROLL LEGENDAN STUDIO ÄÄNITYKSET. MUKANA MYÖS HARVINAISIA LIVE ÄÄNITYKSIÄ! ! MUKANA UPEA 192 SIVUINEN KIRJA! All vocal recordings by Eddie Cochran, whether as a solo artist or member of the Cochran Brothers,

    including his timeless hits

    * Some out-takes are also included!

    * A killer selection from Eddie’s instrumental and experimental recordings!

    * Demos, live recordings, and interviews!

    * A selection of Eddie’s work as a session guitarist for Skeets McDonald, Wynn Stewart, Ray Stanley, Lee

    Denson, Gene Vincent, Bob Luman and Johnny Burnette.

    * An incredible hardcover book with many rare photos, hundreds of label and cover reproductions and a

    newly researched biography by Stuart Colman, and a discography by Antoon van Olderen with Stuart

    Colman, Russ Wapensky, and Richard Weize.

    Eddie Cochran was truly Somethin’ Else. He had the look. He had the talent. He had the attitude. He played

    guitar–really played guitar. He produced his own records. He wrote his own songs. And he died too soon,

    leaving the tantalizing promise of what might have been. Eddie Cochran was no prefabricated teen idol. He

    controlled his music in a way that few early rock ’n’ rollers could or did. He lived in the studio and explored its

    potential, and, as rock ’n’ roll changed, he changed with it. His death in 1960 was a tragic loss.

    This is the most comprehensive Eddie Cochran compilation ever assembled!

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  • Burnette Johnny - Train Kept A Rollin – Memphis To Hollywood: The Complete Recordings 1955-1964 (9CD Boxset + BOOK) (CD)




    Johnny Burnette was at the heart of rock ’n’ roll music for almost ten years, and had a leading role in most of the changes that overtook the music from the dawn of rockabilly to the British Invasion. Now his music from those incredible years is complete for the first time!Johnny Burnette was one of the very few Memphis rockabillies actually born in Memphis. Many rank his 1956 and 1957 Rock ’n’ Roll Trio recordings as the finest in all of rockabilly. The explosiveness and youthful energy truly heralded a new era in music, and the Trio’s impact is felt to this day. But there was much more to Johnny Burnette, and it’s all here on 9 CDs. Here is his very first record from 1955 as well as all of the Rock ’n’ Roll Trio recordings complete with alternate takes, and all of Johnny’s Hollywood recordings, plus one hundred rare or unissued demos. Johnny and his brother Dorsey began their west coast career writing songs for Ricky Nelson (Believe What You Say, It’s Late, etc.). Johnny recorded for Nelson’s label, Imperial, in 1958, then switched to Freedom/Liberty Records later that year. During his four years on Liberty, he scored several worldwide smash hits that defined the early Sixties, including Dreamin’, You’re Sixteen, Little Boy Sad, and Big Big World. All the issued and previously unissued Liberty recordings are here, complete for the first time. After leaving Liberty in 1962, he recorded for Chancellor (seven unissued Chancellor recordings are included here), Reprise, and then Capitol. The Capitol sessions are complete at last, too. Finally, Johnny recorded for his own label, Sahara/Magic Lamp, before dying tragically in a boating accident in 1964.In addition to all of the session recordings, this exclusive boxed set includes three CDs of demos that Johnny recorded with Eddie Cochran, his brother Dorsey, and others. It also includes his instrumental recordings for Infinity and Gothic, as well as Dorsey’s rockabilly classic Bertha Lou (featuring Johnny on guitar and background vocals).This set also includes a newly researched biography by Colin Escott and a complete discography by Russ Wapensky and Richard Weize, as well as exclusive photos from private collections and the Burnette family

    CD1. JOHNNY BURNETTE & The Rock n’ Roll Trio CD7. (Demos; * = Dorsey; ** = Johnny & Dorsey) CD8. (Demos; * = Dorsey; ** = Johnny & Dorsey) CD9. (Demos; * = Dorsey; ** = Johnny & Dorsey)”

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  • Nelson Ricky - The American Dream – The Complete Imperial & Verve Recordings 1957-1962 (6CD Boxset) (CD)


    TÄYDELLINEN !! Mukana mahtava kovakantinen kirja!!

    ABOUT RICKY NELSON…They call me a teenage idol…” Ricky Nelson sang in 1962. And of course he was the prototypical teenage idol. Already one of the most familiar faces on American television, he cut his first single at the age of seventeen. That single, I’m Walkin’, quickly amassed impressive sales and launched a career that would span three decades. A fan of Sun rockabilly, Ricky assembled his own band with a fabulous rock ’n’ roll sound, featuring guitarist James Burton, who would join him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He drew songs from some of the era’s greatest writers, including Johnny and Dorsey Burnette, Baker Knight, Gene Pitney, and Johnny Cash

    And just in case anyone thought that the family sitcom made Ricky Nelson a star, it’s worth remembering that the show wasn’t broadcast outside the United States, but Ricky was an international star, an influence on Cliff Richard, and an early favorite of Paul McCartney, among many others.

    ABOUT THIS BOXED SET…Twenty-five years in the making! Ever since Bear Family Records started, we’ve wanted to do the complete Ricky Nelson recordings on Verve and Imperial. Few artists had the consistency …and few were as influential. But we didn’t want to do an incomplete job so we waited until we had access to all the original masters and session tapes so that we could do it absolutely right.Now we’re ready, and here’s what we found!

    * Every Rick Nelson recording for Verve and Imperial in pristine original sound quality from the original tapes!

    * The very rare Challenge recordings with the FLEAS and THROPHIES featuring Ricky.

    * Many titles in stereo as well as mono!

    * Many previously unissued alternate takes, not included on the recent boxed set or elsewhere!

    * Sessions with false starts and incomplete takes. We’ll take you to Master Recorders for a Ricky Nelson session!

    * Rare TV performances, including duets with Lorrie Collins of the Collins Kids.

    * Rare movie performances including a duet with Dean Martin!

    * An incredible hardcover book with many previously unpublished photos and a newly researched biography by Los Angeles-based music journalist Todd Everett!

    * New 3-track mixes by Bill Inglot. Do we need to say more? * Yes we do: The production and final mastering is done by the ’One and Only Bob Jones!’

    * Did we forget to mention hits? They’re all here: I’m Walkin’, Be-Bop Baby, Stood Up, Waitin’ In School, Believe What You Say, My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It, Poor Little Fool, Lonesome Town, I Got A Feelin’, Never Be Anyone Else But You, It’s Late, Just A Little Too Much, Travelin’ Man, Hello Mary Lou, A Wonder Like You, Young World, Teenage Idol, It’s Up To You, Today’s Teardrops…and many more!* = STEREO”

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  • Jennings Waylon - The Journey: Six Strings Away 6CD BOXSET + BOOK (CD)


    6-CD LP-sized box set with 60-page hard cover book) This is the second volume of Waylon’s pre-Outlaw recordings; this story begins in June 1968 & goes to 1972. Along the way he develops some of the pivotal personal & musical relationships of his life with Shel Silverstein, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare & his wife Jessi Colter – the set consists of 147 tracks and includes several complete early albums.

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  • Hewitt Ben - They Would Call Me Elvis (Käytetty LP/12)


    Upea albumi! Elvis tyylistä kamaa 50-luvulta. Hienot tuplakannet!

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  • Luman Bob - At Town Hall Party 1958 (DVD)


    Upea taltiointi! Pakko hankinta jokaiselle rockabilly diggarille!

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  • Orbison Roy - Orbison 1955 – 1965 7CD Box set (CD)


    The ultimate Orbison! Between 1955 and 1965 Roy Orbison revolutionised popular music and these are the recordings that did it! This 7-CD set includes every recording from his golden decade!

    Beginning his career as a rockabilly singer on Jew-Wel and Sun Records, Roy scored one hit, Ooby Dooby, and left many great early rare and rockin’ sides behind …Problem Child, Down The Line, Rockhouse, Cat Called Domino... as well as songs he wrote for Buddy Holly, like An Empty Cup and You’ve Got Love. Then Roy’s song Claudette (both early demo’s included here for the first time!) became a hit for the Everly Brothers, and Roy went to Nashville to record first for RCA, then Monument.

    At Monument Records, Roy made the most perfectly realised pop music of the early-to-mid Sixties. Bruce Sprinsteen spoke of its mysterious sense of longing.” As Roy’s contemporaries fell to the British Invasion, he went from strength to strength. All of his Monument recordings are complete here for the first time. All the hits, Uptown, Only The Lonely, Blue Angel, I’m Hurtin’, Running Scared, Crying, Candy Man, Dream Baby, In Dreams, Falling, Mean Woman Blues, Blue Bayou, Pretty Paper, It’s Over, Oh Pretty Woman, and more! All the B-sides, including songs that became big hits for other artists, like Today’s Teardrops, Love Hurts, and Distant Drums. And all the album tracks from all the Monument LPs, plus previously unissued alternate takes and rare demo’s! This set concludes with Roy’s first MGM hit, Ride Away from 1965, closing out incredible 10 years…10 years that changed the way popular music was made.

    Altogether, this set includes more than 150 recordings, as well as an LP-sized book that includes many previously unseen photographs, a newly researched biography by Colin Escott, and a complete discography.

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  • Gordon Robert - Black Slacks (CD)


    MAHTAVA kokoelma.Jatkoa Is Red Hot cd:lle. Parasta rock´n´roll-rockabillyä amerikasta 70-luvun alusta 80-luvulle!

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  • Atkins Chet - Mr. Guitar-The Complete Recordings 1955 – 1960 7CDBox + BOOK (Käytetty CD)


    In a career that stretched over a half century, master guitarist Chet Atkins recorded nearly one hundred albums under his own name. Many consider the albums included here, made between 1955 and 1960, as his definitive work. Moving beyond traditional country, Atkins created a vast new audience with ’Chet Atkins In Three Dimensions,’ ’Stringin’ Along With Chet Atkins,’ ’Finger-Style Guitar,’ ’Hi-Fi In Focus’ and ’Chet Atkins At Home.’ They weren’t country albums, though they included country tunes. They weren’t jazz records, but they featured jazz and pop standards. They offered melodies by Bach, Brahms and Chopin, but they were hardly classical records. They included compositions by Ernesto Lecuona, but they’re not flamenco.

    This seven-CD box also includes ’Mister Guitar,’ ’Teensville,’ ’Chet Atkins’ Workshop’ and his acoustic Spanish guitar set, ’The Other Chet Atkins.’ Tracks from the orchestrated Living Stereo classic ’Chet Atkins In Hollywood’ appear here in their original, superior 1958 versions. Many other numbers only appeared on singles or EPs, including tracks issued as ’The Rhythm Rockers Featuring Chet Atkins.’ Sixteen RCA Victor masters and alternate takes here were previously unissued. Also included are tracks from two abandoned projects: ’My Brother Sings’ (featuring Jim Atkins on vocals) and an Elvis Presley tribute. Twenty SESAC recordings (never commercially available) and the 1959 ’Hum And Strum’ LP are also included.

    This set is the summation of Chet Atkins’ art. Budding and seasoned guitarists alike spent hours with these albums trying to unscramble Atkins’s technique. The list of musicians indebted to his groundbreaking virtuosity is enormous: Jerry Reed, Carl Perkins, Lenny Breau, George Harrison, Dave Edmunds, Mark Knopfler, Doc Watson, Scotty Moore, Marty Stuart, Richard Bennett, Thom Bresh, Leo Kottke, Buster B. Jones, and countless others. The Ventures learned Walk Don’t Run from Atkins’ 1957 recording, included here. Other Atkins staples include The Poor People Of Paris, In The Mood, Tiger Rag, Trambone, Blue Echo, Petite Waltz, Yankee Doodle Dixie, Jitterbug Waltz, Django’s Castle and the rhythmic Boo Boo Stick Beat, which is featured in two versions.

    As a bonus, this set includes Atkins’s first-known solo recording (a 1945 demo acetate from WNOX, Knoxville), and all tracks from ’A Most Happy Fella,’ a rare EP featuring Atkins accompanying Eddy Arnold on songs from Frank Loesser’s 1956 musical.

    In a 112-page hardcover book, Rich Kienzle documents Atkins’ life and music during these years, including his parallel career as a producer who helped shape the emerging ’Nashville Sound.’

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  • Collins Kids - Hop Skip & Jump 2CD + BOOK (Käytetty CD)


    Aikoja sitten loppuunmyyty CD boxi kera kirjan. UPEA PAKETT!!!

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  • Various - Rio Bravo – Western And Other Movie & TV Themes (Käytetty CD)


    Western And Other Movie & TV themes. Upea 4.osa. Jatkoa My Rifle My Pony , Wand`rin` Star…sarjalle.

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  • Glenn Glen - Pick ’Em Up And Lay ’Em Down! (10``LP)


    Glen Glenn is a name held in high esteem by rockabilly fans and was a second generation artist who developed his own style’.
    12 recordings from the Era label catalog, 1955–1963. Contains different versions from the originally released records.
    Previously unseen photos and information from Deke Dickerson.

    Carefully restored and mastered for our high-quality 10“ LP series.

    Glen Glenn and Gary Lambert had to wait until the 1980s for the new generation of fans to pay homage
    to them and ecstatically dance to their three Era label releases issued under Glen’s name, and it is these
    recordings on which their reputation is firmly cemented.

    The booklet style sleeve contains the 110 gram vinyl, 10 inch album, and the sleeve is adorned with
    photographs and fascinating information from scribe Deke Dickerson.

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