Greatest Hits Of 1957 Greatest Hits Of 1957 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
Exceptional double CD series featuring all the biggest hits of this year
Part Code:  GVC1957
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Greatest Hits Of 1958 Greatest Hits Of 1958 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
Exceptional double CD series featuring all the biggest hits of this year
Part Code:  GVC1958
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Greatest Hits Of 1959 Greatest Hits Of 1959 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
Exceptional double CD series featuring all the biggest hits of this year
Part Code:  GVC1959
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Greatest Hits Of 1960 Greatest Hits Of 1960 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
Exceptional double CD series featuring all the biggest hits of this fine year
Part Code:  GVC1960
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Greatest Hits Of 1961 Greatest Hits Of 1961 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
1961 was an exciting time in pop music.Some of the best loved songs by the biggest stars of the era are featured here highlighting some of the biggest
hits from 1961 and taking us on a musical journey through time.
Part Code:  GVC1961
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Greatest Hits of 1962 Greatest Hits of 1962 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
52 of the Biggest and Greatest hits from the year 1962, contains 50 top 5 hits including eleven # 1's plus the first Beatles and first James Bond theme top twenty hits.
Part Code:  GVC1962
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Greatest Voices Of The Century Greatest Voices Of The Century : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
2 CD collection of wonderful tracks performed by some of this 20th century's best and most popular artists
Part Code:  GVC2007
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Here I Stand Here I Stand : WADE FLEMONS : CD
Although he enjoyed several significant late 50s/early 60s R&B hits under his own steam (a couple of which crossed over to the Top 100) and later tasted further success as an early member of 70s Funksters Earth, Wind & Fire, Wade Flemons has somehow become one of the forgotten men of American Popular Music, something of a Great Unknown. Yet his first, self-penned record has also been a hit a couple of times over for other art- ists, and his body of solo work stands the test of time with some considerable aplomb. This compilation anthologises the first five years of Flemons recording career, between 1958-62, and includes all his solo hits.
Part Code:  GVC1012
Artist:  WADE FLEMONS
Label:  GVC
Format:  CD


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Hollywood HepCats Hollywood HepCats : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
58 Stonkin' tracks! - As the title suggests this collection offers up a double helping of all that's cool from the era of the 1950s that bridged the gap between Country Swing and Rockabilly with Rock'n'Roll.
Part Code:  GVC2018
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Honky Tonkin' Rhythm Honky Tonkin' Rhythm : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
As in other areas of the era's music, the 1950s Country & Western scene was awhirl in glorious turmoil, and this compilation points to those moments in time when the turmoil solidified into something very special indeed whether the fickle public appreciated it at the time . . . . or not.
Part Code:  GVC2016
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Hot Fingers  - History Of American Guitar Vol.1: 1923-1951 Hot Fingers - History Of American Guitar Vol.1: 1923-1951 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
In the October of 1923, Sylvester Weaver became the first man to play guitar on record in the style we know today as Country Blues and opened the floodgates for a new style of Blues which within a few years would replace the female vocal, Vaudeville style, that was predominant in the genre's fledgling years.  Country Blues guitarists of the 1920s such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Tommy Johnson, Son House, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Tampa Red, and Charlie McCoy, would become stars on the back of their guitar playing and were hugely influential on those guitarists that followed not long after such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, and Lightnin' Hopkins. These musicians would, in tiurn, provide inspiration for the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and other artists of the 1960s who embodied the concept of the 'Guitar God'. Blues had a close musical sibling in the form of sanctified music and this gave rise to the 'guitar evangelist' with Blind Willie Johnson and Blind Gary Davis being two of the most recognisable and influential musicians in that world.  There were many important guitarists in Old- Timey music in the mid-1920s but it was the recordings of the Carter Family that really gave the guitar a voice in white Folk music and essentially marked the stylistic change that saw Old-Timey become Country music. Maybelle Carter's guitar work provided the blueprint for the picking-style of guitar playing that would become such an important part of Country music's sound in those early days.

This is Volume One of this important release - Volume Two is GVC2043
Part Code:  GVC2042
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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Hot Fingers  - History Of American Guitar Vol.2: 1951-1962 Hot Fingers - History Of American Guitar Vol.2: 1951-1962 : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
The first half of the 1950s was one of the most fertile musical periods in the history of modern music with electric Blues, R & B, and Rock 'n' Roll all coming to adulthood, laying down the foundations for modern Popular music as they did. The guitar was a vital part of the sound of all of these genres and not just the playing, as musicians in this era also developed, discovered, and expanded the creative possibilities of what could be done with the electrics of guitars and amplifiers.  The influence of T-Bone Walker on the Blues world is most evident in the early 1950s work of the great B. B. King. B. B. took T-Bone's pioneering stylistic approach to lead guitar playing and pushed it through the roof by turning the amplifier up nice and loud so the solo lines pierced through the mix, blazing a glorious path through many classic numbers such as the song included here, which would later be lifted by British Blues great Peter Green. King's style would also be picked up and personalised by many of his contemporaries with including artists that feature here such as Guitar Slim, Lowell Fulson, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, and Albert King.  Although it is highly debatable that 'Rocket 88' can be called, as some have suggested, the first Rock 'n' Roll song, it is very likely that the song was the first to feature what would later become known as 'fuzz tone'. It was the use of this sound that gave the song its unique, raunchy edge and that, added to the swinging rhythm section and Brenston's vocal approach, is the reason the song is cited by many as being the strongest contender for Rock 'n' Roll's opening.
Part Code:  GVC2043
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  GVC
Format:  2CD


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