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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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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...

$17.49 *

Dolly Parton: 9 To 5 And Odd Jobs (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA46193
 

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(RCA Nashville Legacy) 13 tracks (incl. 3 bonus tracks) - 12 pager booklet including lyrics  - Never having acted in a film bevore, Dolly Parton was initially reluctant to star in 9 to 5, alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Her debut acting experience,...

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Tony Allen: Lagos No Shaking (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHJR20
 

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(2009/Honest Jon's Records) 11 tracks

$18.66 *

Sara Watkins: Sara Watkins (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP516987
 

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(2009/Nonesuch) 14 tracks -'Nickel Creek's' Sra Watkins in her solo debut - 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl. Includes the complete album on CD - plated and pressed at 'Pallas', Diepholz, Germany

$32.70 *

Buddy & Julie Miller: Written In Chalk (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5021
 

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(2009/New West) 15 tracks - The first Buddy & Julie Miller since 2001 - Featuring guest appearances from Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and Patty Griffin

$29.19 *

Corb Lund: Losin' Lately Gambler (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5026
 

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(2009/New West) 12 tracks

$25.68 *

Jussi Syren & The Groundbreakers: From Vyborg To L.A. (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGR6156
 

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(Goofin' Records) 11 tracks (37:11) digipac The latest project from Jussi Syron And The Groundbreakers called "From Vyborg To L.A." showcases Jussi's great playing and singing as well as his songwriting talents. The instru-mentation is perfect for these tunes...

$18.66 *

Chet Atkins: Mister Guitar (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPLSP2103
 

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(2005/RCA) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1959 album!

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John Wayne: John Wayne's West - In Music And Poster Art (10-CD & 1-DVD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16739
 

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10-CD-album Box Set + 1-DVD, box in LP-size with 464-page book (30x30); 316 tracks (Audio), 27 tracks (DVD); playing time CDs approx. 12 hours. The greatest-ever tribute to the man they called 'Duke' on the thirtieth anniversary of his death! John Wayne is gone...

$198.84 *

Skeets McDonald: Goin' Steady With The Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM2315
 

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(Righteous) 20 Tracks, original Album plus Singles

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George Jones: Walk Through This World With Me (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16928
 

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5-CD boxed set - LP-size with 48-page hardcover book; 142 tracks, playing time CDs: 429:26 George Jones ' classic Musicor recordings have been out of circulation for years while a lawsuit was resolved. George Jones' Musicor recordings were never issued...

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Alan Jackson: Honky Tonk Christmas (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5674200
 

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(Sony) 10 tracks 1992 -1993​

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John Fogerty: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (LP)
Art-Nr.: LP14322
 

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(2009/VERVE) 12 tracks

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Jimmy C. Newman: The Original Cry, Cry, Darling - Early Cajun Recordings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS488
 

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(Jasmine) 28 tracks (77.01)  - His complete ultra rare pre-Dot recordings from 1949-53. Outstanding Hillbilly, Honky Tonk & Cajun material, recorded for Fais-Do-Do, Feature, Modern and Khourys. Including releases as by Jimmy Durbin & The Country Boys...

$17.49 *

Bob Dylan: Together Through Life (2-CD & DVD Deluxe)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY751697
 

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(2009/SONY) 10 new songs, CD of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour (14 tracks) plus DVD of 'Roy Silver - The Lost Interview'. Slipacse packaging with poster and sticker - while stock last! Enthält eine original Bob Dylan Radio Show mit dem Thema 'Friends &...

$17.49 *

Bob Dylan: Together Through Life (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY743893
 

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(2009/SONY) 10 tracks

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Various: Poet: A Tribute To Townes Van Zandt (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFP1174
 

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(2009/TVZ) 16 tracks (65:24) digipack!

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Pete Seeger: American Favorite Ballads (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSF40155
 

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(2009/SMITHSONIAN) Hardcover Digibook 13x13 cm including 139 tracks (nearly 6 hours of music) on 5 CD's each with its own 30 page booklet of extensive notes.

$70.08 *

J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet: Old Time Religion (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGT2093
 

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(2009/Gusto) 10 Tracks - ELVIS PRESLEY'S vocal group throughout the 1970s!

$21.00 *

Kenny Rogers: Love Lifted Me - Kenny Rogers (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDED2039
 

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(2009/Edsel) 21 tracks - originally sealed This is the first of five Edsel packages that reissue the ten solo albums by country superstar Kenny Rogers,released on the United Artists and Liberty labels at the height of his wordwide popularity between 1976 and 1983.

$70.14 *

Kenny Rogers: Daytime Friends - Love Or Something Like It (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDED2040
 

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(2009/Edsel) 22 tracks - very rare copy - originally sealed This is the second of five Edsel packages that reissue the ten solo albums by country superstar Kenny Rogers,released on the United Artists and Liberty labels at the height of his wordwide popularity...

$140.34 *

Steve Earle: Steve Earle And The Del McCoury Band - The Mountain (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5019
 

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​(2009/New West) 14 tracks - Steve Earle together with the Del McCoury Band, recorded by Ray Kennedy at 'Room & Board', Nashville, Tennessee

$35.04 *

Travis Merle: The Merle Travis Guitar (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM232
 

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(2009/PSALM) 20 tracks

$18.66 *

Kenny Rogers: The Best Of (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD267945
 

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(2009/EMI) 53 tracks, original recordings

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Mark Olson & Gary Louris: Ready For the Flood (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNW6162
 

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(2009/New West) 15 tracks.  Although they've toured together and renewed their friendship, this is the first recording by Olson and Louris since Olson left the Jayhawks in 1995. What would become 'Ready For The Flood' was recorded at Sage & Sound...

$21.00 *

Joe & Rose Lee Maphis: Cold Heart Of Steel (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM2317
 

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(2009/RIGHTEOUS) 16 tracks (5 instrumentals) 1950s

$11.64 *

Sonny James: Chart Toppin' Country Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMW050
 

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(2009/MICRO WERKS/CAPITOL) 14 tracks - ecopac

$29.19 *

Roy Orbison & Faron Young: Sing Elvis Presley And Others - Home Recordings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD20006656
 

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(2009/MRS) 42 demos/song excerpts/chatters - poor sound quality (50:50) with 20 page booklet. - For the first time the complete 1956 home recordings, taped by Judy Baker on her portable tape recorder in Corpus Christi, Texas.

$17.49 *

Lorne Greene: The Man (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOMNI128
 

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(2009/Omni Australia) 28 tracks 1964-66 from the original RCA Master tapes. With 24 page booklet. - Sealed mint original stock copy (Bear Family Records)

$292.44 *

Jim Ringer: Waitin' For The Hard Times To Go
Art-Nr.: CDFL47
 

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(2009/Folk Legacy) 14 tracks.

$22.17 *

ROBERTS, Rick: Windmills - She Is a Song
Art-Nr.: CDBGO878
 

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(2009/BGO) 19 tracks. Digitally remastered two-fer from the American singer/songwriter, recorded between his stints with the Flying Burrito Brothers (he replaced Gram Parsons) and Firefall: Windmills (1972) and She Is a Song (1973). the latter album was produced...

$19.83 *

HILL, Goldie: Don't Send Me No More Roses (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM2310
 

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(2009/RIGHTEOUS) 16 tracks

$18.66 *

Dolly Parton: Sha-Kon-O-Hey! Land Of Blue Smoke
Art-Nr.: CDDOLLY26951
 

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(2009) 8 tracks (22:08), digisleeve Great Smoky Mountains National Park 75th Anniversary Honorary Ambassador Commemorative Edition.

$21.00 *

NYE, Hermes: Texas Folk Songs with Hermes Nye and Guitar (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFW2128
 

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(2009/Folkways) 13 Tracks - 1955- digisleeve

$19.83 *

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Family: Go Waggaloo
Art-Nr.: CDFW45069
 

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(2009/Folkways) 13 Tracks  digisleeve

$17.49 *

B.J. Thomas: Souveniers
Art-Nr.: CDFUEL17892
 

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(2009/Fuel) 18 tracks

$15.15 *

Billy Ray Cyrus: Back To Tennessee
Art-Nr.: CD99122
 

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(2009/Walt Disney) 14 tracks incl.two duets with Miley Cyrus.

$23.34 *

Willie Nelson: Lost Highway
Art-Nr.: CD1325402
 

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(2009/LOST HIGHWAY) 17 tracks - 14 of Willie's biggest hits from his decade at Lost Highway plus 3 never-before-heard joints. Das Beste aus Willies Zeit bei Lost Highway Records. Mit Raritäten und Gastauftritten von Shania Twain, Ray Price, Elvis Costello u.a. While...

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Linda Feller: Wir sind alle keine Engel - Die Hit-Collection 3-CD
Art-Nr.: CD2704366
 

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(2009/Koch/Universal) 42 tracks

$15.15 *

Bob Dylan: Christmas In The Heart (Limited Postcard Edition)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY759614
 

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(2009/SONY) 15  tracks, slipcase w. 5 postcards/envelopes.

$29.19 *

Ben Kweller: Changing Horses
Art-Nr.: CDATO0069
 

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(2009/ATO AUSTRALIA) 10 tracks (35:45) incl. all lyrics. Fantastisches, puristisches Songwriter Album mit Dobro & Steel Begleitung. Finest Americana Album with great material spanning from Neil Young style ballads like 'Hurtin' You' or some easy goin' midtempo tunes....

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Various: Os Fados Da Alvorada Vol.1
Art-Nr.: CDMOV30607
 

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(2009/MOVIEPLAY) 18 tracks 1950s-1970s. Digipac with 40 page booklet. 3 volumes available.

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Bill Clifton & The Dixie Moun: The Bluegrass Sound Of Bill Clifton (SLP 159)
Art-Nr.: CDGT2145
 

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(2009/GUSTO) 12 tracks

$11.64 *

BROOKS & DUNN: The Essential (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY96799
 

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(2009/ARISTA) 30 tracks, #1 Hits and Fan Favorites.

$21.94 *

Alan Jackson: The Essential (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY96797
 

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(2009/ARISTA) 37 tracks (35 #1 Hits).

$21.94 *

John Doe And The Sadies: Country Club
Art-Nr.: CDYEP2192
 

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(2009/YEP ROC) 15 tracks (40:05)

$19.60 *

HALLUR (JOENSEN): Smile
Art-Nr.: CDHJ002
 

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(2009/AEL) 14 tracks (47:43) digipac with 28 page booklet of photos and all lyrics. Recorded In Nashville and Faroe Island. Superb, laid back and old school County Music.

$18.43 *

Loretta Lynn: Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CD60119
 

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(2009/TGG) 12 tracks

$11.64 *

Various: Hee Haw's Favorite Artists
Art-Nr.: CDGT2144
 

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(2009/GUSTO) 12 tracks

$11.64 *

Kevin Higgins: Find Your Shine (2009)
Art-Nr.: CDLT10142
 

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(2009/LITTLE TRAIN) 10 tracks (47:46) digipac.

$19.60 *

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole: L'Esprit Creole (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVAL0009
 

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(2009/VALCOUR) 12 tracks (42:12) ecopac. To Make A Contrubtion To Any Traditional Folk Genre, A Writer Must Know Its Traditional Book Of Tunes, Play To Its Audiences And Speak Its Language. Cedric Watson In This 2nd Album As Leader Forges Ahead With Original Creole...

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Linzay Young & Joel Savoy: Linzay Young & Joel Savoy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVAL0008
 

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(2009/VALCOUR) 13 tracks (38:33) papersleeve. Often Times, Cajun Music Fans Find Themselves Skipping Ahead To The TwinFiddles Track On Their Favorite Album. This Is Not Because Its The Only Track They Love, But Because There Is Something Special About The Harmonic...

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Bonsoir Catin: Vive L'Amour
Art-Nr.: CDVAL0007
 

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(2009/VALCOUR) 12 tracks (45:58) ecopac. Kristi Guillory (voc/ accordion), Christine Balfa (voc/gtr), Yvette Landry (voc/bass), Anya Burgess(voc/fiddle). Vive L'Amour Demonstrates The Sound That Separates This Band From All The Rest. Their Haunting And Melodic...

$17.49 *

NASHVILLE PIANOS: 32 Gospel Classics (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGT2124
 

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(2009/GUSTO) 32 tracks

$14.63 *

Guthrie Kennard: Unmade Beds
Art-Nr.: CDNT5859
 

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(2009/NEWTEX) 10 tracks (38:26) digipac

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Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Here We Go Again: Celebrating The Genius Of R
Art-Nr.: CD96388
 

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(2009 'Blue Note') (61:56/12) 'Recorded live at Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, NY - February 9 & 10,2009' - WILLIE NELSON - voc/gtr, NORAH JONES - voc, WYNTON MARSALIS - voc/tpt, WALTER BLANDING - voc/ten, DAN NIMMER - pno, MICKEY RAPHAEL -...

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Billy Swan: Do With Me What You Will (Home Demos)
Art-Nr.: CD190005
 

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(2009/SWAN) 14 tracks (39:58) ecopac incl. all lyrics.

$19.01 *

Carus Thompson: Creature Of Habit
Art-Nr.: CDVALVE1287
 

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(2009/VALVE) 10 tracks (32:28) digipac

$18.43 *

Dana Lyons: Three Legged Coyote
Art-Nr.: CDRR1016
 

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(2009/LYONS) 11 tracks - digipac

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TAHITI HERE: Music From The South Pacific
Art-Nr.: CDEU2206
 

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(2009/ARC) 20 tracks, recorded in 2008. 24 page booklet Deutsch/ English/Francais/Espanol.

$21.00 *

DR. STRANGELY STRANGE: Kip Of The Serenes (1969)...plus
Art-Nr.: CDHUX104
 

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(2009/HUX) 14 tracks 24bit mastering witzh 32 page booklet.

$18.66 *

Stoney And Wilma Lee Cooper: Wildwood Flower
Art-Nr.: CDGT2153
 

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(2009/GUSTO) 9 tracks

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Shane Worley: Honky Tonk History
Art-Nr.: CDSW10922
 

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(2009/DISCOVERY) 12 tracks

$18.66 *

Benny Martin: 22 Favorites
Art-Nr.: CDGT2119
 

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(2009/GUSTO) 22 tracks (51:52)

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Dave Rawlings Machine: Friend Of A Friend
Art-Nr.: CD470908
 

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(2009/ACONY) 9 tracks (44:41)

$17.49 *

Gary Aiko: South Sea Island Magic
Art-Nr.: CDMAS801
 

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(2009/MASCOTT) 13 tracks (46:54) recorded in Hawaii & Toronto and featuring Mike Malihini Scott and His Hawaiianares. digipac

$21.00 *

John Fogerty: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (EU)
Art-Nr.: CD14326
 

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(2009/VERVE) identisch mit USA Version - Sonderposten - begrenzt lieferbar! Digipac 12 tracks (40:05) - 20 page booklet.

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TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS: Diamonds & Gasoline
Art-Nr.: CD126230
 

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(2009/TURNPIKE) 12 tracks - digipac

$18.66 *

   
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