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It’s Country Music Time! 

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.

   
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The Rimshots & Rusti Steel: Rimshots meets Rusti Steel & The Tin Tax - Tribute To Hank Williams (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPBEBE007
 

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(Be Be's) 12 tracks - Amazing Hank Williams Tribute album featuring the Rimshots and Rusti Steel & The Tin Tax! Recorded by: Valvemobile Location Recording Studios in London, England and produced by Ricky Lee Brawn.

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Various: Ritm'O - Tangos For Ever (CD)
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(Columbia-Sony-France) 20 Tracks - Original Tangos by Top-Orchestras!

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Various: Real Fine Primitive Originals (LP)
Art-Nr.: WLP8931
 

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(White Label) 19 tracks Due to the fact that the recordings on this LP are mainly private and in some cases recorded in a garage or living room. The sound may not be of today but comes right out of the heart and recorded in the famous 1950's. In a number of...

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Various: The Hillbilly Hop - From The Hills To The Garage (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPWENDI016
 

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(Wendi Records Australia) 20 tracks- second pressing

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Charley Pride: Greatest Hits, Vol.2 (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPPL85426
 

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(RCA) 10 tracks - Original 1985 'RCA' LP compilation

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Willie Nelson: Country Willie (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPEMS1252
 

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(Liberty) 20 tracks - Original 'Liberty' recordings from 1958 to 1975

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Various: Eighteen Wheelers! - Twisted Tales From The Truck Stops (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPBE6164
 

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(Trailer Park/BE! Sharp) 18 tracks (47:28) Gatefold Cover. Limited Edition (500)

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Various: Cash-A-Likes - 18 Men In Black Who Walked The Line (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPBE6165
 

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(Trailer Park/BE!Sharp) 18 tracks 1950/60s - Gatefold Cover - Limited Edition (500)

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Various: Lonesome, On'ry And Mean - A Tribute To Waylon Jennings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDUAL1137
 

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(Dualtone) 15 tracks (50:40) 12 pages booklet. Produced by Chuck Mead, Dave Roe, Scott Robinson and Dan Herrington. With: Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Carlene Carter and others Brilliant album, as timeless as Waylon himself! Last...

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Various: Deep In The Heart Of Texas (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDZ2016
 

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(Zu-Zazz) 12 tracks 1985-1988 (38:48) With the subtitle Rawness, Weirdness and Drug Induced Novelties this compilation (taken over from Kevin Kat Records in San Antonio) presents Doug Sahm , Augie Meyers , Flaco Jiminez , Dogman & The Shepherds and Kevin...

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Bobby Bare: The Travelin' Bare - Constant Sorrow - The Streets Of Baltimore (2-CD)
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(Morello) 36 tracks - Three Classic Bobby Bare 'RCA' LP albums from 1964 to 1966 on two CDs

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Various: Boppin' By The Bayou: Flip, Flop & Fly (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1529
 

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(Ace) 28 tracks. Rare or previously unissued rockers from the vaults of J.D. Miller, Eddie Shuler, Sam Montel, Pappy Daily, Luke Thompson or the artists themselves.

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Asleep At The Wheel: The Very Best Of Asleep At The Wheel (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSEE81
 

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(See For Miles) 17 tracks - Original recordings from 1973 to 1978

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Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry: Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry - All I Have To Do Is Dream (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPMFP5600
 

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(Music For Pleasure) 12 tracks - Original 'Capitol' recordings

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Various: Outlaws And Armadillos - Country's Roaring '70s (LP)
Art-Nr.: LP84748
 

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(Sony Music) 13 tracks The Outlaw phenomenon greatly enlarged country music's audience in the 1970s. Led by pacesetters such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Bobby Bare, artists in Nashville and Austin demanded the creative freedom to...

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Louderdales: En En Valle De Los Perdidos (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSR29
 

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(Sleazy) 13 tracks Based in Aachen, Germany, these outlaw musicians are influenced by guitar driven, C&W rooted US styles s.a. alt country, Americana and old fashioned rock'n'roll, spiced up with mysterious, Morriconesque moods. The band's 2018 album...

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Hank Cochran: Sally Was A Good Old Girl (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17568
 

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1-CD with 40-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time c. 79 minutes. • Hank Cochran is a vocalist, guitar picker and as an esteemed songwriter of numerous hit recordings.  • For many Hank will be known as one-half of the Cochran Brothers along...

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The Cochran Brothers: The Complete Cochran Brothers (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17565
 

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1-CD with 40-page booklet, 30 tracks. Total playing time c. 68 minutes. • Hank and Eddie aka The Cochran Brothers with their complete duo and solo vocal performances and additionally as studio musicians. • All the recordings feature both Hank and Eddie in...

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Tex Harper: Dig Me Little Mama (LP, 10inch)
Art-Nr.: BAF14006
 

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Tex Harper alias Rudy Preston and Harry Head 10'' Vinyl in gatefold sleeve 1-LP (10”), total number of tracks: 12. Total playing time 26:35 minutes.  ‘’The ‘Cat Music’ within this album is the nucleus of rockabilly and features: Tex Harper aka Rudy Preston...

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Various: The Beginning Of The End - The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOMNI195
 

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(Omni) 30 tracks (75:44) with 16 page color booklet.  The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music 1956 - 1972 - A great compilation about the lustrous black heart of Hillbilly music

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Various: Super Hits (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD103632
 

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(Sony) 30 tracks, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

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Joan Baez: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPVMS73119
 

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(Vanguard - Mid-Line Series) 10 tracks - Excerpts of the 1979 'Joan Baez Country Music Album'

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Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Best Of Buffy Sainte-Marie (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPVMS73113
 

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(Vanguard) 13 tracks - Originally sealed 1986 'Vanguard Midline Series' 'Best Of' compilation - Cut-out LP

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Jimmie Rodgers: 20 Of The Best (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPNL89370
 

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​(RCA) 20 tracks - Fantastic 'Best Of' compilation, incl. extensive liner notes by Bill Williams

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Various: Honeymoon In Vegas - Soundtrack (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEK52845
 

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(Epic) 13 tracks, Music from the original motion picture soundtrack! US pressing

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The Mom And Dads: The Best Of The Mom And Dads (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPGNPS2087
 

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(GNP Crescendo) 12tracks - Originally sealed copies

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Jerry Reed: Greatest Hits (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPAHL15176
 

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(RCA) 9 tracks - originally sealed copy from 1984 - Cut-out LP

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Jerry Reed: Collector's Series (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPAHL15472
 

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(RCA) 14 tracks - originally sealed copy from 1985 - Cut-out LP

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Jim Reeves: The Best Of Jim Reeves (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPNL83678
 

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(RCA) 12 tracks - re-issue of the original 1964 'RCA' LP album

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Charlie Rich: The Country Store Collection (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPCST3
 

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(Masterpiece/Castle) 14 Tracks In 1973 Charlie Rich -  a multi-skilled singer, songwriter and pianist who has been flirting with country and pop success since the late 1950s, but  equally at home with Jazz and rhythm 'n' blues - positively made his...

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Various Artists: She's Selling What She Used To Give Away (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17550
 

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1-CD DigiPac (4-sided) with 52-page booklet, 28 tracks, total playing time 77:36 mns. ‘In the 1940s Rhythm ‘n’ Blues recordings the double entendre was left to the listener to decipher, in these 1930s hillbilly songs the meaning was very clear!’ A...

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Various: The Newport Folk Festival 1960 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNOT076
 

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(Not Now Music) 49 Tracks - Digipack -  Recorded June 24 and 26 1960. Originally Released On Fontana TFL 6056 (CD1), Fontana TFL 6057 (CD2) and Elektra EKS 7189 (CD3).  Following on from its inaugural success in the summer of 1959, the second Newport Folk...

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Various: Murder, Theft And Devilish Deals (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM233
 

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(Righteous) 23 Tracks - Crime doesn't pay... or so they say. However, stories of how it was committed, talk of cowardly curmudgeons, bandits, gunfighters, murderers and various social misfits have always been at the heart of music. The devil has all the best tunes...

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Various: Shreveport High Steppers - RAM Rockabilly & Hillbilly (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD818
 

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(Ace Records ) 27 tracks Just as the Louisiana Hayride played such a seminal part in the history of rock'n'roll, for bringing Elvis Presley to his first mass radio public (and hence the phenomenon of rockabilly), and for bringing the new beat-driven country music...

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Various: Hey Baby - The Rockin' South (Excello Records) (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD641
 

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(Ace Records) 30 tracks with 12 page booklet The release of Hey Baby!- The Rockin' South represents a remarkable excavation of the Excello vaults. Much of this music has not been available since the original 78s and 45s were released in Nashville in the 1950s....

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Various: Memphis - The 'Stompertime' Record Label Story (LP)
Art-Nr.: WLP8969
 

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(White Label) 19 tracks  - Founded by Memphis Music Legend Eddie Bond in 1957, as an outlet for his own recordings, local talent and custom pressings, Stompertime Records (named after Eddie's Band The Stompers) has perhaps not been given the space it merits...

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Various: Rockin' Country Style Vol.3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDC772
 

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Rockin' Country style, a blend of rock 'n' roll and hardcore hillbilly music, became a necessity to survive in the music business among the country music artists in the late fifties. In volume 3 Classics has gathered some of the best rockin' country cats playin' real...

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Tennessee Ernie Ford: The Hymns Of Tennessee Ernie Ford (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPPTP2050
 

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(Pickwick) 19 tracks - Compilation about Tennessee Ernie Ford's religious output

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Glen Glenn: Pick 'Em Up And Lay 'Em Down (LP, 10inch)
Art-Nr.: BAF14001
 

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‘Glen Glenn is a name held in high esteem by rockabilly fans and was a second generation artist who developed his own style’. • 12 recordings from the Era label catalog, 1955–1963. • Contains different versions from the originally released records. •...

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Various - History: Battleground Korea - Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Art-Nr.: BCD17518
 

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4-CD deluxe boxed set with 160-page hardcover book, 121 tracks. Battleground Korea - Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War DeLuxe packaging, plus hardcover books Total no. of pages: 160, format 27 x 27 cms, in carton slipcase  Total number of...

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Johnny Hallyday: Shake The Hands Of A Fool (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: BAF218042
 

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2-LP-180g Set, gatefold sleeve plus booklet, 21 tracks • Bear Family's tribute to the legendary French Rock 'n' Roll performer. • 21 recordings from his 1962 Nashville sessions, produced by Shelby Singleton. • Backed by the cream of...

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Patsy Cline: Patsy Cline - Live At The Opry (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPMCA42142X
 

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(MCA) 12 tracks Patsy Cline live appearances at the legendary 'Grand Ole Opry' done between June 16, 1956 and March 23, 1962 - Candaian pressing - Originally sealed cut-out LP

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Freddy Fender: Tex-Mex - Greatest Hits (LP)
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(MCA) 16 tracks - Original reocrdings from 1974 to 1977 In 1975, after some 20 years of fighting the hard times while trying to make his name in the music business, Texas born Baldermar Huerta suddenly found himself the dynamic, 'new' sensation of the U.S. country...

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Various: Country Québec 1925-1955 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFA5058
 

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(Frémaux & Associés) 50 Tracks - 48 page booklet - The History of World Music has enabled us to discover the most unlikely genre - Country Quebec I This boxed edition portrays all the typical aspects of Country Music, but the titles are sung in French. This fusion...

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Various: The Music Is You - A Tribute To John Denver (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY1720
 

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(Sony) 16 Tracks - Tribute album to the great music of John Denver! This issue was also a benefit performance for nature protection by THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY in the name of John Denver!

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Various: All American Boys (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGT2109
 

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Various: How The West Was Won (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPNOT194
 

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(Not Now Music) 15 tracks - Original soundtrack recording

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Various: Cajun Classics - Kings Of Cajun At Their Bery Best (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHK820
 

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(Ace Records) 24 tracks Very Best of Cajun Classics, and is drawn mainly from the two now-deleted volumes that were among our best sellers (in any genre) during the 1990s. Those releases hit the button just as Cajun music was enjoying a popularity in the UK that...

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Various: Zydeco - Black Creole, French Music & Blues, 1929-1972 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFA5616
 

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(Frémeaux & Associés) 48 Tracks - Beautiful 60 page booklet in French and English languages - Zydeco is the fruit of the unique encounter between the blues and the Creole-Cajun music of the Black French population of Louisiana. Born in the bayou in hidden,...

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Various: Cajun, Louisiane 1928-39 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFA019
 

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(Fremeaux) 36 tracks with 24 page booklet (english/french).  - There is an American flavour about this issue, and even this column has an arôme américain, but not quite in the way that most europeans think to quintessential American music. We’re talkin’...

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The Hillbilly Five: Waiting For A Train (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPT6012
 

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(Triola) 16 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1965 'Triola' LP album plus bonus tracks, recorded between 1963 and 1967

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Lynn Anderson: Country Classics (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPP16916
 

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(CBS) 10 tracks - Original CBS recordings - These copies are originally sealed

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Johnny Cash: Old Golden Throat (LP)
Art-Nr.: LP30101155
 

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(Charly/Zafiro) 16 tracks - Original 'Sun' recordings from 1955 to 1960

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Lynn Anderson: 20 Golden Hits - The Lynn Anderson Collection (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPMA004484
 

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(Masters) 20 tracks - Nice compilation incl. some rare tracks and newer recordings

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Various: Hillbillies In Hell - The Resurrection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOMNI194
 

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(Omni) 32 tracks (79:22) with 20 page color booklet. Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974.

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Various: The Best Of La Bamba (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDR270617
 

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(Rhino) 10 tracks - mega rare multi label collection with superb sound quality!  Could 'La Bamba' be the best known song in the Western Hemisphere? Probably so. Its recognition is instant, joyous, and bilingual. From the African slave trade in the early...

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Various: Sun Records Does Hank Williams (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPORGM2094
 

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(2017/Sun Entertainment) 12 tracks - A collection of 'Sun' Records artists performing the hits of Hank Williams - Pressed At 'Pallas' in Germany

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Willie Nelson: Good Hearted Woman (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPPDL21114
 

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(Pair) 16 tracks - Originally sealed LP album - Cut-out LP

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Wanda Jackson: Lovin' Country Style (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP772118
 

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(Waxtime) 16 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1962 'Decca' LP album plus bonus tracks. The songs were recorded between 1954 and 1955

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Hank Williams: 40 Greatest Hits (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV398
 

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(Music On Vinyl) 40 tracks - Original 'MGM' recordings - 'Music On Vinyl Series'

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Leon Mcauliffe: Columbia Historic Edition (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPFC38908
 

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(1984/CBS) 10 tracks - Original 'Columbia' recordings, done between 1949 and 1954 - Cut-out LP

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Guy Mitchell: 20 Golden Greats (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPJB284
 

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(J&B) 20 tracks - Australian pressing, liscensed from 'CBS'

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The Louvin Brothers: The Louvin Brothers Sing Their Hearts Out (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSEE250
 

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(1989/SEE FOR MILES) 20 Capitol recordings 1956-64

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Cleveland Crochet: Cleveland Crochet And The Sugar Bees (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPGR7749
 

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​(Goldband) 12 tracks - Down to Earth Cajun music and Cajun Rockers from the great Cleveland Crochet, who recorded for Eddie Shuler's 'Goldband' label - Originally sealed copies

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Dane Stinit: Original Sun Recordings (LP)
Art-Nr.: BFX15337
 

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​(Bear Family Records) 14 tracks - We just found a few copies of this 1988 Bear Family LP - Dane Stinit reocrded 14 tracks for the legendary 'Sun' label in January and November 1966. 4 cuts were issued on Sun 402 and Sun 405 and the remaining 10 tracks were all...

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Various: The Cavern Club - Jazz & Skiffle (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPVTR2043
 

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(Vee-Tone Records) 10 tracks - The Cavern Club - The Jazz & Skiffle Years (Special 60th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) - 10” Blue Vinyl (Individually numbered 001-500)  -   Special Features:  • An official Cavern Club 60th...

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Various: Hillbillies In Hell Vol.777 (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPIMAR777
 

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(Iron Montain Analogue) 18 tracks from Country Music's tormented testament.  - Obscure Hell-fired Hillbilly laments, forgotten plaintive Gospel pleas, demonic alien visitations, grisly hayseed homicides and crazed inebriates. Originally waxed on microscopic...

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Various: Hillbillies In Hell Vol.5 (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPIMAR111
 

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(2018/Iron Montain Analogue) 18 tracks from Country Music's tormented testament.  - Obscure Hell-fired Hillbilly laments, forgotten plaintive Gospel pleas, demonic alien visitations, grisly hayseed homicides and crazed inebriates. Originally waxed on...

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Various: Talking On The Telephone Vol.2 - Hillbilly Music (CD)
Art-Nr.: ACD12557
 

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(2017/RWA) 28 Tracks (74:09) - Digipack - 32-page booklet - In this series of four landmark CDs, RWA RECORDS celebrates two inventions from the late 19th century that changed human life and civilization forever: a) the ability to transmit our speech over long...

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