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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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Charlie McCoy: Classic Country (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGHD5338
 

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(Green Hill) 14 Tracks -

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Flaco Jimenez: He'll Have To Go (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMMA1833
 

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(MMA/Continental) 12 tracks - digipac

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Twang And Round: Way I Was Raised (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTS186330
 

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(Thirteen Skulls) 13 tracks - digipac Kentucky based country/AmeriFlow duo Twang and Round. Coloring outside the lines of any genre-specific formula takes courage, and Twang and Round's musical palette is much more refined than their rapping country brethren....

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Del McCoury Band: Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMCM0020
 

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(McCoury Music) 14 tracks (49:27) digisleeve

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Vince Gill: Next Big Thing - Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHUMP026
 

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(Hump Head) 29 Tracks  -  Two great Vince Gill albums for the price of one! Next Big Thing was Vince's first self-produced album and features guest vocals from Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Leslie Satcher, Michael McDonald, wife Amy Grant and daughter...

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Lee Ann Womack: Something Worth Leaving Behind - I Hope You Dance (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHUMP032
 

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(Hump Head) 26 Tracks -   In 2000 Lee Ann Womack's career exploded when the title track from the album I Hope You Dance soared to the top of both the country and pop charts.  It was so well received, it won a Grammy for best country song and Lee Ann...

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Merle Haggard: From The King To The Barrooms (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHUMP017
 

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(Hump Head) 24 tracks (73:00) with 16 page booklet including all lyrics.  -  From The King To The Barroooms brings together some of Merle Haggard's best loved songs, together with a selection of his Elvis covers. This compilation includes recordings...

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The Traveling Wilburys: The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD799179
 

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(2008/WEA) 11 tracks. With Roy Orbison's unexpected passing shortly after their debut, the Wilburys would continue as a foursome and release their second album, whimsically entitled The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 featuring the singles 'Inside Out', 'She's My Baby'...

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The Traveling Wilburys: Volume 1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD799180
 

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(2008/WEA) 10 tracks. The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 is the Grammy Award winning debut from The Traveling Wilburys (George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison). The Traveling Wilburys (sometimes shortened to the Wilburys) were a...

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Soldiers Of Jah Army: SOJA - Live In Hawaii (DVD)
Art-Nr.: DVDSOJA010
 

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(SOJA - Soldiers Of Jah Army/2008) 15 tracks DVD - Region: All Regions - NR Not Rated Directed and produced by Marc Carlini SOJA - Soldiers Of Jah Army - Live In Hawai'i DVD - Containing performances from O'ahu, Maui, Kaua'i & Kona - January 9th - 20th,...

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Pato Banton: Pato Banton & Friends Import (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCRAS063
 

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(Cornerstone Ras/2008) 11 tracks My journey as an artist has had many highs and lows, (thank God there have been more positive memories than negative ones) but the greatest moments of my musical experience are those occasions where I have been blessed with...

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Various: Return Of The Rub-A-Dub Style (CD & DVD)
Art-Nr.: CDDVDRUB1
 

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(DUBCLUBLA/2008) 17 tracks & DVD Years before hip hop, reggae was the original microphone + turntable form of music. Return of the Rub-A-Dub Style, directed by veteran music video director Steve Hanft (Beck, Primal Scream, Blind Boys of Alabama) looks at the...

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Various: Woody Guthrie And American Folk Giants (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBT3014
 

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(2008/Big Three) 60 Tracks - Digipack - Woody Guthrie and the best of Folk Music History!

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Chip Taylor: Songs From A Dutch Tour (CD & Book)
Art-Nr.: CDTW0030
 

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(2008/Train Wreck Records-Ambo Anthos Publ.) 13 Tracks - This book (along with a full CD of songs) tells the whole story of Taylor's improbable return to music, the remarkable tours of 1976 and 2007 and the stories behind the great songs written on the tour! The book...

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Chip Taylor: New Songs Of Freedom (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTW029
 

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(Train Wreck) 12 tracks (58:37) - cardboard gatefold sleeve

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Heather Myles: Heather Myles & The Cadillac Cowboys - Live At Newland.NL (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMMA1036
 

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(MMA) 18 tracks - digipac

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Various: Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCH21202
 

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For a couple of years now, Bob Dylan is hosting his weekly 'Theme Time Radio Hour' on satellite radio. Dylan's a funny, humurous and impeccably informed DJ presenting a wide array of musical genres, from hillbilly music and jazz to blues, country, alternative rock,...

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Sammy Kershaw: The Ultimate Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHUMP016
 

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(Hump Head) 22 Tracks - The Ultimate Collection features the biggest hits from Sammy Kershaw's career. Includes the favourites 'Queen Of My Double Wide Trailer', 'Cadillac Style' and his biggest hit, the power ballad 'Love Of My Life'!

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Various: Golden Age Of American Popular Music - The Folk Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1175
 

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(Ace Records) 28 tracks Just About Every Folk Hit To Reach Billboard's Hot 100 Chart During Pop's Golden Age, Following In The Wake Of The Kingston Trio's Ground- Breaking 'Tom Dooley' In 1958. Includes A 32 Page Booklet With A Full History Of The Times And Many...

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Flaco Jimenez: Fiesta - Live In Bremen (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMIG01772
 

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(2016/MIG) 21 tracks (94:00) gatefold digipac with 12 page booklet. Recorded live at the 'Breminale', Germany 2001.

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Merle Haggard: Hag - Concepts, Live & The Strangers - The Capitol Recordings (6-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16782
 

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6-CD box (LP-size) with 120-page hardcover book, 168 tracks, 1968-76. Playing time approx. 440 mns. Merle Haggard was one of the first country artists to see the LP as more than one hit and some filler songs. Now Bear Family gathers together all of his...

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Hank Snow: Snow Under Western Skies (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16428
 

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1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 23-page booklet, 31 tracks. Playing time approx. 85 mns. Before 22-year-old Hank Snow auditioned at the Montreal offices of RCA Victor's Canadian Division in October 1936, Repertoire and Recording Manager A.H. 'Hugh' Joseph asked if he...

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Lee Ann Womack: Call Me Crazy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHUMP050
 

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(Hump Head) 12 Tracks - Lee Ann Womack has sold over 6 million albums, won two Grammy's, numerous other milestone awards, and most recently garnered critical acclaim for 'There's More Where That Came From'. Her highly-anticipated seventh album, produced by Tony Brown...

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Buck Owens: Act Naturally (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16850
 

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5-CD Boxed Set (LP-size) with 84-page hardcover book, 159 tracks. Total playing time: 383 mns. One of the all-time Country Music Hall of Fame greats finally gets the Bear Family treatment! 'The birth of the legendary Bakersfield Sound!  'Includes Buck...

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Elvis Presley: Christmas Duets (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBMG35477
 

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(2008/BMG) 13 tracks, new duet mixes, Elvis' original voice along with newly recorded duet partners Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Amy Grant, Olivia Newton-John, Wynonna Judd, and many others! Nice Price!

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Hank Williams: Hans Storste Hits - Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD983962
 

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(2008/Universal Norway) 26 tracks (69:03) 1947-1953. 12 page booklet including rare photos. Original master recordings including 'There's A Tear In My Beer' and many other timeless classics!*****  - Bargain nice price special offer - while stock last!

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Lefty Frizzell: Steppin' Out - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Art-Nr.: BCD16802
 

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1-CD-Album avec livret de 36 pages, 35 pistes, temps de lecture 78 mns.  Le chanteur de country le plus influent de tous les temps !   Lefty Frizzell a influencé Merle Haggard, George Jones et d'innombrables autres. Un point de vue complètement...

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Feufollet: Cow Island Hop (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVAL0005
 

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(2008/VALCOUR) 11 tracks (41:51) digipac.  - Outstanding, powerful and fresh album from Lafayette's Cajun Youth. The Music Of Feufollet Is A Perfect Example Of What Dewey Balfa Meant When He Said That He Wanted To Preserve Not The Music Itself But The Process...

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Patsy Cline: Showcase - Sentimentally Yours (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO798
 

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(2008/BGO) 24 tracks, CD reissue of the two albums 'Showcase' (1961) and 'Sentimentally Yours' (1962). slipcase packaging

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Ian Tyson: Yellowhead To Yellowstone And Other Love Stories (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSPCD1339
 

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(2008/STONY PLAIN) 10 tracks (40:20) gatefold papersleeve including all lyrics; Outstanding new Ian Tyson album, recorded in Nashville & Edmonton. Great mixture of Tyson originals, including haunting cowboy ballads and melancholy love songs. Produced by Harry...

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Charley Pride: The Ultimate Hits Collection (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMC05297
 

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(2008/PRIDE/MUSIC CITY) 32 tracks (career spanning originals)

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Johnny Cash: Bitter Tears - Ballads Of The American Indian (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCK66507
 

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​(2008/Columbia) 8 tracks - 1964

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The Shacklefords: The Shacklefords Sing (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREV270
 

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(2008/REV-OLA) 13 tracks Capitol 1966, poduced by Lee Hazlewood and Marty Cooper.

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The Kingston Trio: Turning Like Forever - Rarities Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM939
 

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(2008/CCM) 16 tracks (66:52) including 7 unreleased songs and 8 alt. takes plus interview and radio spots, 8 page booklet;

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Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Two Men With The Blues (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPBN44541
 

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(2008 Blue Note) 10 tracks - gatefold cover.

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Willie Nelson: Ultimate Collection - Liberty Recordings (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD2162542
 

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(2008/EMI) 40 tracks 1961-63 with 12 page booklet.

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Brad Paisley: Play
Art-Nr.: CD371699
 

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(2008/SBMK) 16 tracks.

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Redd Volkaert: Reddhead
Art-Nr.: CDTELE1
 

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(2008/Telehog) 14 tracks.

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Merrill Moore: The House of Blue Lights (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACM4051
 

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(2008/Acrobat) 33 tracks

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Spade Cooley: Fidoodlin' - Spade Cooley - King Of Western Swing (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM431
 

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(2004/CCM) 14 tracks

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John Williamson: Hillbilly Road
Art-Nr.: CD50016022
 

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(2008/Warner Musik) 13 tracks

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Montgomery Gentry: Back When I Knew It All
Art-Nr.: CD0813001
 

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(2008/SONY) 11 tracks - special price stock copies of the original US pressing - deleted item!

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O'Brien, Barry: Fight With A Song
Art-Nr.: CDSFW40099
 

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(2008/Smithsonian Folkways) 10 tracks - digisleeve

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POCO: Pickin' Up The Pieces
Art-Nr.: CD724968
 

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(2008/SBME) 14 tracks.

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David Bromberg Quartet: Live In New York City 1982
Art-Nr.: CDAPR1110
 

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(2008/Appleseed) 13 tracks

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Emmylou Harris: All I Intended To Be
Art-Nr.: CD79928
 

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(2008/NONESUCH) 13 tracks (55:32) gatefold papersleeve with 24 page booklet of photos and lyrics;

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Blue Flamingo: Blue Flamingo 78 Rpm
Art-Nr.: CDEX96143
 

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(2008/EXCELSIOR) 23 titres avec livret 21 Page.

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The Groundhogs: Live At The Astoria 1998
Art-Nr.: DVDEAG124
 

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(2008/EAGLE) PAL, Code 0, 81 Min.

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Johnny Cash: The Complete Sun Masters (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNAJ741
 

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CD on SNAPPER RECORDS by Johnny Cash - The Complete Sun Masters (3-CD)

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Charlie Roy: Rocket From The Mill
Art-Nr.: CDMB1151
 

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(2008/MB) 13 tracks (31:05) Rockabilly and Hillbilly Boogie covers from the golden age. Recorded in Belgium and feat. Mario Mattucci (Be-Bop's) on vocal, gtr. & steel.

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Willie Nelson: Playlist: The Very Best Of Willie Nelson
Art-Nr.: CD729420
 

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(2008/SONY) 14 tracks - ecopac

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Christine Balfa: Plays The Triangle (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVAL0006
 

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(2008/VALCOUR) 13 tracks (55:34) ecopac.  Nearly An Hour Of Pure, Unadulterated Classic Cajun Triangle. Seriously, Its An Idea So Simple And So Brilliant, We Had To Get Cajun Royal Lineage Involved! This Is Sure To Become A Collector's Item, As We're Only Going...

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Cedric Watson: Cedric Watson (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVAL0004
 

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(2008/VALCOUR) 15 tracks (51:34) ecopac. This Album Is The Story Of a Historical Louisiana Musician In The Making. Cedric Watson Returned To His Roots In Louisiana After Growing Up In Sealy, Texas So He Could Develop His Creole Music In The Towns And Pastures Where...

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Cesaria Evora: Radio Mindelo - Early Coladero Recordings
Art-Nr.: CDSNY515524
 

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(2008/SONY) 22 tracks (1960s) (68:13) w. 24 page booklet.

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McCOURY, Del: The Best Of The Groove Grass Years
Art-Nr.: CDGGR152
 

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(2008/GROOVE GRASS) 10 tracks 1998, featuring Doc Watson and Mac Wiseman. gatefold papersleeve

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Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash's America (CD+DVD)
Art-Nr.: CD723401
 

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(2008/Sony)​ 18 tracks 1955-1980 (53:25) plus DVD Documentary (NTSC, Code 0, English, 90 Min.+) with 16 page booklet. Includes Bonus DVD. A newly commissioned film for A&E's Biography Channel, Johnny Cash's America blends biography, essay and music to explore...

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Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson: Rattlin' Bones (2008)
Art-Nr.: CDSUG4048
 

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(2008/ESSENCE) 14 tracks

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Johnnie Allan: Memories (Jin Records)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9087
 

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(2008/JIN) 22 tracks (54:15) JIN masters, many first time on CD!

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Warren Storm: Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9086
 

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(2008/JIN) 14 tracks

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Various: La Musique De La Maison - Women & Home In LA
Art-Nr.: CDOJ3001
 

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(2008/ORIGIN JAZZ) 34 historic home recordings (71:50) with 24 page booklet.

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J.TEX & The Volunteers: One Of These Days
Art-Nr.: CDHTR037
 

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(2008/HEPTOWN) 14 tracks (53:52) digipac

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Toby Keith: That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD110004
 

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(2008 Show Dog) 11 tracks (41:54) with 20 page photo booklet incl. all lyrics.

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Ray Conniff: The Nashville Connection (1982)...plus
Art-Nr.: CDCOL7882
 

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(2008/SONY-BMG) 16 tracks (50:00) original Columbia masters.

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AIKO, Gary: Sings Songs Of Hawaii - Old & New
Art-Nr.: CDMAS800
 

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(2008/MASCOTT) 15 tracks (57:43) recorded in Hawaii & Toronto.

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FRONT PORCH PICKING: Front Porch Picking (2008)
Art-Nr.: CDFP001
 

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(2008/BRIETZGE) 16 tracks (48:26) 'Front Porch Pickig', so heißt es in den Südstaaten der USA, wenn sich gute Freunde nach Feierabend auf der Veranda (Front Porch) treffen und gemeinsam in die Saiten greifen. Klasse Instrumental Album, aufgenommen in Hannover,...

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Michael F. Scully: The Never Ending Revival - The Never-Ending Revival
Art-Nr.: 0031427
 

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(2008/Uni.Illinois Press) English, Clothbound w.Dustjacket, 16x23 cm, 260 pages.

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Gretchen Peters & Tom Russell: One To The Heart, One To The Head
Art-Nr.: CDSLR1208
 

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(2008/SCARLET LETTER) 14 tracks (53:40) digipac

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MAMA ROSIN: Black Robert
Art-Nr.: CDGF020
 

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Third album from one of Europe's most original creole music bands. They started as Cajun and zydeco cover band. Today, they are mixing a variety of different musical sources and styles to their music. Highly recommended. CYRIL YETERIAN -melodeon/gtr/voc, ROBIN A....

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Various: Vol.9, Pure Swamp Pop Gold
Art-Nr.: CDCSP1051
 

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(2008/CSP) 21 tracks - new recordings

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