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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.

   
 
Johnny Cash: Five Minutes To Live - Movie - Spielfilm (DVD)
Art-Nr.: AVD30001
 

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NTSC, Code 0, Time: 75:18, Movie, USA 1962, black/white, english with german subtitles. Starring: Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forrester, Pamela Mason, Merle Travis.   Cash's cult movie in best possible quality. On DVD for the first time, with a bonus trailer...

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The Collins Kids: At Town Hall Party Vol.2 DVD (0)
Art-Nr.: BVD20010
 

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 26 tracks, playing time: 86:38) 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre in...

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Johnny Cash: The Night Rider - TV Western (DVD)
Art-Nr.: AVD30002
 

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(And More Bears) NTSC, Code 0, English, Time 101:38 TV-Western, USA 1960 - Mit: Johnny Cash, Eddie Dean, Gordon Terry, Merle Travis, Johnny Western, Wesley Tuttle, Karen Downes, Whitey Hughes, Jimmy Wilson. TV pilot in color and best possible quality. First time...

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COLLINS KIDS: Vol.3, At Town Hall Party DVD (0)
Art-Nr.: BVD20015
 

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 29 tracks, playing time: 93:42)  'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre...

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The Collins Kids: The Collins Kids At Town Hall Party (DVD)
Art-Nr.: BVD20005
 

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DVD - NTSC - b/w - Code Free (DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 26 tracks, playing time: 87:48) 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every...

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Eddie Cochran: Eddie Cochran - At Town Hall Party (DVD)
Art-Nr.: BVD20002
 

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 17 tracks, playing time: 31:12) 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre in...

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