Are there any great rock and roll albums before 1963 that I should get that are not compliations like Chuck Berry or Elvis Sun Sessions. There seems to be a definite line drawn between the quality of albums before the British Invasion and Folk Rock.
Singles were basically THE recorded medium for rock, really until about 1965. If you're looking for a pre-63 rock and roll album that's any kind of a thematic unity...well, you ain't gonna find it.
If you're just looking for a good LP by a rock and roll artist released before 1963, I'd recommend Here's Little Richard or Howlin' Wolf's two albums from the era (available on one disc at Amazon).
If you'd like a live album, Muddy Waters at Newport is pretty cool, especially since Muddy had to win over a crowd of (let's face it) jazz snobs. It's more blues than rock and roll, but the line between the two has never been that clearly drawn.