Spotlight on authentic vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll from Germany!
1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 32-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.
Since the 1990s, Bear Family has released quite a few German-language Rock ‘n’ Roll compilations: what you get to hear here has nothing to do with them! The hard stuff, the real stuff – no rockers trivialized to innocent hits, but pure rock ‘n’ roll, twist rockers, beat rockers and hard instrumentals. 33 real Rock & Roll masters of the years 1957 – ‘65 from Germany – no ‘Sugar Baby’ attitudes, they also rocked English!
This music was hardly played on the radio or at the dance school – if at all, it was played at Dampmann’s caterpillar track or bumper cars at the funfair. In addition to popular artists like Ted Herold, Paul Würges and Billy Sanders, we provide lesser-known individual performers and bands that have never appeared on rock & roll compilations, including the Starfighters, the Six Tornados, the Rocking Stars, the Fred Hollerbach All-Stars and Frankie & The Rockets – hard to find and expensive in the original! Did you know that performers you’d never expect, like Michael Holm and Bernd Spier, have recorded badass rockers? We prove it. Four titles for the first time on CD
The Krauts Are Rockin’ – how could it ever come to this? German Rock & Roll from the ’50s and early ’60s evokes ambivalent emotions, separated mothers from daughters, brothers from sisters and fathers from sons – the spirit of Rock & Roll was as important as our daily bread for the youth in post-war Germany. “Hail, Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll – Deliver Me from The Days of Old” the prophet had once proclaimed.
The music industry quickly locked the wild teens in the pop cage, the really rough escapees came to the mood cannons of the funfair front. Until today, the 50s are presented to us as a pastel-colored fairy tale land, in which there is no place for rockers, teenagers and the rebellion of a generation against mendacity, oblivion and smugness.
Bear Family Records presents a compilation away from the big hits, wanderlust and grotesque trivialization of youth. The great Billy Sanders is there, Bernd Spier with his German version of No Particular Place to Go and the great garage rockabilly Hey Baby by the Rockin’ Stars – the record with a difference! Some of the songs make you think you’ve put on an old R&R sampler. Here it’s strumming, screaming and rocking. Everything comes out – you can hear the Framus, Höfner and Echolette boxes glowing.
Long live Rock & Roll – The Beat of the Drum is Loud and Bold: Attention, jungle music!
01 Starfighter’s Theme – The Starfighters
02 Rhythm And Blues And Johnny – The German Blue Flames
03 Hey Baby (A Big Hunk O’Love) – The Rocking Stars
04 Doll-Doll-Dolly – Peter Kraus
05 Ich bin kein schöner Mann – Billy Sanders
06 Schaut, schaut, das ist meine Braut (Shout! Shout!) – Fredy Brock & seine Twist- Makers
07 Frankie’s Twist – Frankie & The Rockets
08 Let’s Go, Baby – Paul Würges & seine Hit-Paraders
09 Motorbiene (Motorcycle) – Benny Quick
10 Männer gibt’s wie Sand am Meer – Nora Nova
11 Ringelingeling – The Gisha Brothers
12 Lass sein (Buy A Car) – Billy Sanders
13 Tiger – Fred Hollerbach All-Stars
14 Wie Du (My Soul) – The Rackets
15 Little Wallflower – The Six Tornados
16 Rocket’s Slop – Frankie & The Rockets
17 Mary, Mary Lou – Paul Würges
18 Little Linda (Little Sister) – Ted Herold
19 Der Liebestraum als Twist – Charly Cotton & seine Twist-Makers
20 Eine Reise nach New York (fun, Fun, Fun) – Mama Betty’s Band
21 Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller – The Rollicks
22 Daisy, Du musst schlafen geh’n – Billy Sanders
23 Die Boys und ihre Babies – Paul Würges & seine Rocking All-Stars
24 Rip It Up – The Original Team-Beats
25 Ohne ein bestimmtes Ziel (NoParticular Place To Go) – Bernd Spier
26 Lost John – The Starfighters
27 Denn du küsst so heiss (Just The Two Of Us) – Benny Quick
28 Ich bin ein Wanderer (The Wanderer) – Ted Herold
29 I Ain’t Got You – The Progressives
30 I Want You – The Gisha Brothers
31 Bye Bye Johnny – The Rattles
32 Null Uhr Zehn (Drip Drop) – Pichi
33 Sei mein Baby (Be My Baby) – Suzanne Doucet
GENRE: Rock N Roll/Beat/Garage