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When we talk about classical country music at Bear Family Records, we mean country music from the 1940s to the 1970s, which includes the different modes of playing the Honky Tonk Sound, the Nashville Sound, and the Bakersfield Sound.

Honky Tonk Sound:

Honky Tonk Sound was created in Texas in the late 1940s, primarily in the areas where oil was mined, and was mostly represented in the local dance halls, bars and clubs, which were often very busy. To make the music audible, they began to amplify it electrically and accompanied with drums. Thematically it was often about everyday problems and the lyrics were very direct. Popular topics in the 'Honky Tonk Music' are for example ‚women‘ (Honky Tonk had mostly male performers), beer, singing and dancing. Among the most popular representatives of the 'Honky Tonk Sound‘ are Hank Williams Sr., George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn and Webb Pierce,

Nashville Sound:

The so-called 'Nashville Sound' was produced as the name implies in Nashville, Tennessee. In the 1950s, country music lost ground to Rock 'n' Roll and Pop music. The producers tried to counteract by smoothing out the 'raw' sound of Country music and for example underscored the songs with choirs. Among the most well-known and successful producers of the 'Nashville Sound‘ are Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley, who are well known for the success of artists like Jim Reeves, Skeeter Davis, Tammy Wynette, Eddy Arnold.

Bakersfield Sound:

The 'Bakersfield Sound' was created in Bakersfield, California in the late 1950s, and is strongly inspired by the classic ‚Honky Tonk Sound' and the ’Rockabilly Music' of the 1950s. The classic features of the 'Bakersfield Sounds' include the electrically amplified instruments and the hard and high-pitched guitars. Among the best known representatives of the Bakersfield Sounds include Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart and Merle Haggard.

   
 
Hank Williams: The Legend Begins - Rare & Unreleased (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTL17258
 

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3-CDs, 16-page booklet, 62 tracks. -  Unbelievably, there's still more to discover, still more to hear by Hank Williams. In these audio snapshots we hear him as a fifteen-year-old performer making his very first recordings; two years later, he's a brash young...

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Leona Williams: Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17246
 

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3-CD digipac (8-plated) with 48-page booklet, 82 tracks. Total playing time approx. 217 mns. Contains 82 classic country tracks, including her top ten hit duet with Merle Haggard , The Bull And The Beaver ! Includes many previously unreleased recordings and a...

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Various - Troubadours: Troubadours - Folk And The Roots Of American Music Vol. 4 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17404
 

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Deutschsprachige Ausgabe: BCD 17228 3-CD Digipak with 140-page booklet, 80 tracks. Total playing time approx. 257 mns. The West Coast If the East Coast primarily nurtured the contemporary folk scene, Los Angeles and San Francisco were parallel hubs of the folk...

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Various - Troubadours: Troubadours - Folk And The Roots Of American Music Vol. 3 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17403
 

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3-CD Digipak mit 112-seitigem Booklet, 63 Einzeltitel. Gesamtspieldauer ca. 233 Minuten Along with folklorist Alan Lomax, Pete Seeger was a primary figure in seeding and shaping the American folk music revival. He never viewed himself as an entertainer, nor was he...

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Various - Troubadours: Troubadours - Folk And The Roots Of American Music Vol. 2 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17402
 

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3-CD Digipak with 120-page booklet (English language), 70 tracks. Total playing time approx. 221 mns. In the one hundred years that folk music has been recorded in the United States, the tradition has embraced ballads - mostly new, but some transplanted from...

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Various - Troubadours: Troubadours - Folk And The Roots Of American Music Vol. 1 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17401
 

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3-CD Digipak with 152-page booklet (English language), 75 tracks. Total playing time approx. 203 mns. In the one hundred years that folk music has been recorded in the United States, the tradition has embraced ballads - mostly new, but some transplanted from...

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Various - History: Over There! Sounds And Images From Black Europe (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16020
 

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3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 88-page booklet, 76 tracks. Total playing time approx. 211 mns.   Featuring four artists from Bear Family’s long-awaited 44-disc set ‘Black Europe’.   Early ‘coon songs’ and snappy ragtime music from nearly 100 years ago!...

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Various - Troubadours: Teil 4, Folk und die Wurzeln amerikanischer Musik (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17228
 

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English version with extensive linernotes: BCD17404 3-CD Digipak mit 140-seitigem Booklet, 80 Einzeltitel. Gesamtspieldauer ca. 257 Minuten Die Westküste Das Folk-Musik-Revival und die Singer-Songwriter-Bewegung an der Westküste konzentrierten sich auf Los...

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Various - Troubadours: Teil 3, Folk und die Wurzeln amerikanischer Musik (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17227
 

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English version with extensive linernotes: BCD 17403 3-CD Digipak mit 112-seitigem Booklet, 63 Einzeltitel. Gesamtspieldauer ca. 233 Minuten Along with folklorist Alan Lomax, Pete Seeger was a primary figure in seeding and shaping the American folk music revival....

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Various - Troubadours: Troubadours - Folk und die Wurzeln amerikanischer Musik Teil 2 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17226
 

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​​English version with extensive linernotes: BCD 17402 3-CD Digipak mit 120-seitigem Booklet, 70 Einzeltitel. Gesamtspieldauer ca. 221 Minuten Seit etwa einhundert Jahren wird die Geschichte der Folk Music in den USA auf Tonträgern festgehalten. In dieser Zeit...

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Various - Troubadours: Troubadours - Folk und die Wurzeln amerikanischer Musik Teil 1 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17225
 

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​English version with extensive linernotes: BCD 17401 3-CD Digipak mit 152-seitigem Booklet (in deutscher Sprache), 75 Einzeltitel. Gesamtspieldauer ca. 203 Minuten Seit etwa einhundert Jahren wird die Geschichte der Folk Music in den USA auf Tonträgern...

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Various - Sol Sajn: Sol Sain - Jiddische Musik in Deutschland und ihre Einflüsse Vol.4 (1953-2009)
Art-Nr.: BCD16916
 

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3-CD Digipack with 132 page booklet, 59 tracks. Playing time: 244:18 minutes. Jiddisch Music / Klezmer, a synonym for vitality and diversity. This new series 'Sol Sain - Jiddische Musik in Deutschland und ihre Einflüsse'  collection is unparalleled in many...

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Various - Sol Sajn: Sol Sain - Jiddische Musik in Deutschland und ihre Einflüsse Vol.3 (1953-2009)
Art-Nr.: BCD16915
 

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3-CD Digipack with 104 page booklet, 57 tracks. Playing time: 250:22 minutes. Jiddisch Music / Klezmer, a synonym for vitality and diversity. This new series 'Sol Sain - Jiddische Musik in Deutschland und ihre Einflüsse'  collection is unparalleled in many...

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Various - Sol Sajn: Sol Sain - Jiddische Musik in Deutschland und ihre Einflüsse Vol.2 (1953-2009)
Art-Nr.: BCD16914
 

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3-CD Digipack with 128 page booklet, 62 tracks. Playing time: 237:48 minutes. Jiddisch Music / Klezmer, a synonym for vitality and diversity. This new series 'Sol Sain - Jiddische Musik in Deutschland und ihre Einflüsse'  collection is unparalleled in many...

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Various - Sol Sajn: Sol Sain - Jiddische Musik in Deutschland und ihre Einflüsse Vol.1 (1953-2009)
Art-Nr.: BCD16913
 

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3-CD Digipack with 140 page booklet, 71 tracks. Playing time: 216:21 minutes. Jiddisch Music / Klezmer, a synonym for vitality and diversity. This new series 'Sol Sain - Jiddische Musik in Deutschland und ihre Einflüsse'  collection is unparalleled in...

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