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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.

   
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Johnny Bond & Dave Dudley: Hot Rod Lincoln - Six Days On The Road (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL3043
 

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A - Johnny Bond - Hot Rod Lincoln B – Dave Dudley - Six Days On The Road

$11.64 *

The Brothers Four: Greenfields - The Green Leaves Of Summer (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL33060
 

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A - The Green Leaves Of Summer B - Greenfields

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Kris Kristofferson: Lovin' Her Was Easier - Me And Bobby McGee (7inch, 45rpm, BC)
Art-Nr.: 45WS8-03442
 

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A - Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) B - Me And Bobby McGee

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Johnny Cash & June Carter: If I Were A Carpenter - What Is Truth (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL33182
 

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A - Johnny Cash & June Carter - If I Were A Carpenter B – Johnny Cash - What Is Truth

$11.64 *

Johnny Cash: Don't Take Your Guns To Town - Five Feet High And Rising (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL33006
 

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A - Don't Take Your Guns To Town B - Five Feet High And Rising

$11.64 *

Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues - Daddy Sang Bass (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL33153
 

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A - Folsom Prison Blues B - Daddy Sang Bass

$11.64 *

Johnny Cash: The One On The Right Is On The Left - Boa Constrictor (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL33109
 

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A - Do-Wacka-Do B - You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd

$11.64 *

Lou Monte: Lazy Mary - The Sheik Of Araby (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL1081
 

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A - Lazy Mary B - The Sheik Of Araby

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Vaughn Monroe: Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Ballerina (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL1049
 

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A - Do-Wacka-Do B - You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd

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Roy Hamilton: You Can Have Her - Ebb Tide (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL2213
 

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A - You Can Have Her B - Ebb Tide

$11.64 *

Roger Miller: Do-Wacka-Do - You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL4815
 

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A - Do-Wacka-Do B - You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd

$11.64 *

Roger Miller: Engine Engine #9 - England Swings (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL4344
 

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A - Engine Engine #9 B - England Swings

$11.64 *

Roger Miller - Jim Stafford: King Of The Road - Spiders And Snakes (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL4255
 

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A - Roger Miller - King Of The Road B - Jim Stafford -  Spiders And Snakes

$11.64 *

Claude King: Wolverton Mountain - Sam Hill (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL33076
 

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A - Wolverton Mountain B - Sam Hill

$11.64 *

Marty Robbins: El Paso City - Among My Souvenirs (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL33341
 

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A - El Paso City B - Among My Souvenirs

$11.64 *

Jimmie Rodgers: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Bimbombey (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL0244
 

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A - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine B - Bimbombey

$11.64 *

Bobby Goldsboro: Summer (The First Time) - See The Funny Little Clown (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL6059
 

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A - Summer (The First Time) B - See The Funny Little Clown

$11.64 *

Frankie Laine: Jezebel - Your Cheatin' Heart (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45-13-33009
 

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A - Jezebel B - Your Cheatin' Heart

$11.64 *

Frankie Laine: Mule Train - The Cry Of The Wild Goose (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45-872844
 

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A - Mule Train B - The Cry Of The Wild Goose

$11.64 *

Roger Miller: King Of The Road - England Swings (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 872860
 

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A - King Of The Road B - England Swings

$11.64 *

Willie Nelson: Stardust (2-LP, 45rpm, 200g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPAPP11645
 

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(Sony) 10 Tracks - Heavy deluxe gatefold cover - Limited edition of less than 1000 copies! Sensational reissue of the original 1978 Columbia album! Deluxe version! From the original master tapes! 200g HQ vinyl on 45rpm speed! Rice paper inner sleeves! A milestone!

$87.69 *

Joecephus & The George Jonestown Massacre: Mutants Of The Monster: A Tribute To Black Oak Ark (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSEX1604
 

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(2016/Saustex Media) 17 tracks. 'Mutants Of The Monster: Tribute To Black Oak Arkansas', an outstanding tribute album by legendary American' 70s stadium rockers will be released! Joecephus & The George Jonestown Massacre gather together an illustrious crowd...

$29.19 *

Chester Atkins: Guitar Blues - Brown Eyes A'Cryin' In The Rain (45rpm Single, BC, Blue Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: 45MH112
 

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(2017/Modern Harmonic) 2 tracks, Blue Vinyl Celebrate the birth of a major recording career- with Chester 'Chet' Atkins’ debut single! Chet (then Chester) recorded 'Guitar Blues' in 1946, at the young age of 22. Here, Chester tells us a story of through 2 minutes...

$15.15 *

Joecephus & The George Jonestown Massacre: Five Minutes To Live - A Tribute To Johnny Cash EP (12inch, EP)
Art-Nr.: LPSEX1704
 

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(2017/Saustex Records) 4-Track EP - 12inch LP-sized -  'Five Minutes To Live: A Tribute To Johnny Cash' ,an homage to “The Man in Black”, is the latest in a string of such records by Joecephus & The George Jonestown Massacre. Following on the heels of...

$15.15 *

The Barnstompers: What Am I Gonna Do - Waitin' At The Station (7inch, 45rpm)
Art-Nr.: 45MAC136
 

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​(1996/Mac Records) 2-Track Single - 45rpm, big center hole good for use in jukeboxes! Comes in company sleeve!

$10.47 *

BROWN, Sandra: House Across The Street (7inch, 45rpm)
Art-Nr.: 45SW346
 

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(1991/Sound Waves)  - local Honky Tonk Hit from Nashville.

$9.30 *

George Jones: Along Came You - Feeling Single, Seeing Double (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45SR125
 

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(2017/Sleazy Records) 2-Track Single, 45rpm, with Hard Cover Picture Sleeve and big center hole! Two great Songs originally recorded for Musicor in 1965!

$11.64 *

Feufollet: Baby's On Fire - Clair de la Lune (7inch, 45rpm, PS, Ltd)
Art-Nr.: 45VAL0039
 

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(2017/Valcour) 2 tracks - Limited Edition - includes download code.  - Limited edition vinyl single! Featuring full color artwork by Lafayette artist Connor Broussard and randomly-colored vinyls - each one is different! While supplies last...  - Feufollet...

$17.49 *

Fia Sco & The Majestics: Icebear! - Shame On You (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45RBR30
 

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(2017/Rhythm Bomb) 2-Track Single, 45rpm, with Hard Cover Picture Sleeve and big center hole! Two great Songs from Fia Sco & The Majestics – female led hillbilly music from the hills of Austria!

$11.12 *

Chris Isaak: Blue Hotel - Wicked Game (7inch, 45rpm, PS, SC)
Art-Nr.: 45W0005
 

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(1991/WEA) Revival Rockabilly. Reprise import.

$9.30 *

Gene Ski: Six Foot Down - Feelin' Bad (7inch, 45rpm)
Art-Nr.: REP19063
 

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Killer Rockabilly bopper. You need this!

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Various: Tribute To Hank Williams (7inch, 45rpm, EP, BC)
Art-Nr.: 45BEBE002
 

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​(Be Be's) Nice Hank Williams tribute 4-tracker, featuring two of the most popular Rockabilly bands of the 1990s

$10.47 *

Rockin' Bonnie: Western Bound Combo (7inch EP, 45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45ET15085
 

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(2017/El Toro) 4-Track EP with picture sleeve, 45rpm speed and a big center hole, perfect for the juke box!

$11.64 *

The Jackpots: The Country Sound Of The Jackpots (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45SR70
 

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(Sleazy) Country influenced Rockabilly

$11.64 *

Wayne Hancock: California Blues - Highway 54 (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45RS03
 

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(Rockin' Shelby) A great 2-tracker featuring his classic version of 'California Blues' plus a live recording, done at the Continental Club of 'Highway 54'

$11.64 *

Various: Country Classics 45s (10-7inch-Box, 45rpm, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: 45CLASSIC005
 

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(2017/Demon) 20 Tracks - Limited Record Store Day Edition! Johnny Cash-Dolly Parton-Tammy Wynette-Kris Kristofferson-George Jones-Jim Reeves-Charlie Rich-Marty Robbins-Willie Nelson-Bobby Bare!

$116.94 *

Glen Campbell: Wichita Lineman - Fate Of Man - Record Store Day 2016 (7inch, 45rpm)
Art-Nr.: 45GCRSD01
 

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(2016/Capitol) 2016 Record Store Day release on red vinyl

$23.34 *

J.R. & His Blue Train: Busted (EP, 7inch, 45rpm, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: 45BFRV001
 

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(2017/Backfire Records) 4-Track EP at 45rpm speed, big center and therefore ideal for use in jukeboxes! Comes in a brown vintage paper sleeve! Strictly limited to 150 copies only and numbered by manually! MM/Bear Family Records

$14.63 *

Harmonica Sam: The Country Side Of Harmonica Sam (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45ET15078
 

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(2016/El Toro) 2-Track Single in a picture sleeve, big center hole, Hillbilly made in Sweden! Pink vinyl!

$9.95 *

The Doel Brothers: Empty Pot Blues (7inch, 45rpm, PS, + Bonus CD)
Art-Nr.: 45ET15064
 

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​(2016/El Toro) 14 tracks, 7inch EP, first pressing comes with full length album CD.

$13.98 *

Christine & Lou: Jukebox Hop (7inch, EP, 45rpm, PS, SC)
Art-Nr.: 45FEP712
 

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​(1996/Fury) 4-Track EP - 45rpm, small center hole, fantastic picture sleeve! Christine and Lou of the Okeh Wranglers, UK's premier Country duo in the 90s celebrating their own unique style of honky tonkin' hillbilly jukebox boogie!

$8.13 *

Bob Dylan: The Songs Of Bob Dylan - May Your Song Always Be Sung Again - Various Artists (10x7inch, 45rpm Vinyl Box. Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: 45BMG86200
 

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(2001/BMG) 10x7inch 45RPM Singles with picture sleeves, limited, handnumbered (500) edition. factory sealed

Instead of:$140.34 * $105.25 *

Johnny Cash: Ballad Of A Teenage Queen - Big River (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45SR114
 

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The single includes the undubbed take of 'Ballad Of A Teenage Queen' plus an alternative take of 'Big River'. More Sleazy Rock 'n' Roll 45rpm records of Carl Perkins, Ronnie Self, Joey Castle, Bob Luman, Hank Davis and many more

$13.98 *

Johnny Cash: Lovin' Locomotive Man - I Got Stripes (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: SR4539
 

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Two early 'Columbia' cuts by Johnny Cash

$9.95 *

Ferlin Husky: Draggin' The River - Bebe Beautiful Baby 7inch, 45RPM, SC, CS
Art-Nr.: BLE011
 

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7'' Single (45 RPM), 2 tracks. Total playing time 4:09 LIMITED EDITION •    Strictly limited to 500 numbered copies •    Vinyl single (45 RPM) - small center hole, company sleeve, photo inlay card. •    Draggin' The...

$11.64 *

The Kingston Trio: Tom Dooley - Where Have All The Flowers Gone (45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 451A006
 

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(1984/Capitol-Netherlands) 2-track single, original 1950s Capitol recordings, 45 rpm,  big center, picture sleeve.

$5.85 *

Justin Tubb: The Nashville Radio Sessions (EP, 7inch, 45rpm, PS, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: 45VTREP304
 

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(2016/Vee-Tone) 4-track EP, Deluxe Limited Edition EP (only 500 pressed), Previously unreleased Justin Tubb radio session in superb sound quality, full colour high gloss picture sleeve (shrink wrapped) with inner sleeve, stunning special yellow vinyl pressing. -...

$15.15 *

Chet Atkins: Black Jack (EP, 7inch, 45rpm, PS, LTD)
Art-Nr.: 45SEP272
 

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A relentless perfectionist, Atkins typically took home his session tapes and worked (and reworked) his solos in his home studio until he was satisfied with the results. This audio woodshedding left hours of music in the RCA Victor tape archives, unheard by the...

$15.15 *

Sir Douglas Quintet: Mendocino - Interpreta en Espagnol (2x7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45S2268
 

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(2013/Sundazed) 2x7inch records 4 tracks - gatefold sleeve. Making his radio debut at age 5, San Antonio native Doug Sahm began a lifelong musical journey that led him through many branches of American roots music. Sourced from the original Mercury session tapes,...

$21.00 *

Tayla Lynn: Coal Dust 7inch, 45rpm Single
Art-Nr.: 45VHR0004
 

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(Victor House) 3 tracks , small center , picture sleeve, featuring Loretta Lynn.

$8.78 *

Lynn Anderson: Drift Away Gospel b-w Get Up Joseph 7inch, 45rpm Single
Art-Nr.: 45CS61451
 

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(Center Sound) limited edition,  small center, red vinyl, picture sleeve, with MP3 download card.

$19.31 *

Johnny Cash: The Man Comes Around b-w Personal Jesus 7inch, 45rpm, PS, SC, ltd.
Art-Nr.: 4586253
 

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(2015/American Recordings) limitited 'Record Store Day' custom pressing, white vinyl, small center - while stock last.

$20.48 *

Frankie C. Jackson: Forest Of Eden (25cm LP + CD)
Art-Nr.: LPSECSP074
 

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(2013/Secret Records) 6 tracks, 10 inch

$21.00 *

Hillbilly Stringpickers: Honky Tonkin' Rhythms 7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS
Art-Nr.: 45RS01
 

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Four track EP of some nice honky tonkin' rhythms by The Hillbilly Stringpickers!

$9.95 *

Skeets McDonald: Tattooed Lady 7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS, SC
Art-Nr.: 45ET15033
 

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(2014/El Toro) 4 tracks

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Roy Lanham: The Spectacular Six String Of Roy Lanham 7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS, red wax
Art-Nr.: SEP285
 

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(2014/SUNDAZED) Exclusive Black Friday Record Store Day release - limited edition!

$15.15 *

Bonnie Dobson: Come On Dancing 7inch, 45rpm
Art-Nr.: 45HBR001
 

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​(2014/Hornbeam) 2 tracks

$13.75 *

Johnny Cash: She Used To Love Me A Lot 7inch, 45rpm, PS, small center
Art-Nr.: 45140301
 

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(2014/Sony) limited 45rpm vinyl promotional release - nice picture sleeve - few copies!

$12.58 *

Blackland Farmers: Your Heart Turned Left... 7inch, 45rpm, PS
Art-Nr.: 45SR60
 

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(Sleazy/2013) Brand New 4 Track EP of this modern Country/Rockabilly Outfit - lead vocals from Pike Cavalero!

$11.12 *

Pat McGinnis: Wipe Those Tears b-w Cradle Rock 7inch, 45rpm
Art-Nr.: 45VIK203
 

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Great Swedish Hillbilly/Country rocker!

$9.65 *

Rex Hale: Down To Big Mama's House b-w Darn Dem Bones 7inch, 45rpm
Art-Nr.: REP08046
 

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Hick Country/Rockabilly cut from 1956. Awesome sound on this super nice two sider!

$12.58 *

Houle Brothers: Dream Night b-w Sometimes I Feel Like Leaving Town 7inch, 45rpm
Art-Nr.: REP08045
 

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Nice duet Rockabilly Bopper with hot guitar break!

$12.81 *

Various: My Rifle, My Pony And Me, Wand’rin’ Star b-w Bonanza, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Art-Nr.: BLX006
 

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7” vinyl EP (45 rpm) with picture sleeve. Numbered edition, strictly limited to 500 copies, worldwide. Direct Metal Mastering, manufactured by Pallas. John Wayne, Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson - My Rifle, My Pony And Me Lee Marvin - Wand'rin' Star Johnny Cash...

$14.04 *

Mama Rosin / Honshu Wolves: Back A La Maison - Homegoing 7inch, 45rpm, PS, SC
Art-Nr.: MJCR009
 

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Single (7 Inch) on MOI J'CONNAIS RECORDS by Mama Rosin / Honshu Wolves - Back A La Maison - Homegoing 7inch, 45rpm, PS, SC

$10.53 *

Mama Rosin: Negro Loco - How To See The Light 7inch PS
Art-Nr.: GF031
 

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Single (7 Inch) on GUTFEELING RECORDS by Mama Rosin - Negro Loco - How To See The Light 7inch PS

$9.95 *

   
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