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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.

   
 
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 Boogie Kings: Nine Lives (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9035
 

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(Jin Records) 13 Tracks - Recorded live on New Year's Eve 1990 at the Riverside Centraplex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

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Buck Owens: Blue Love (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSD055
 

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(Magnum Music) 17 tracks The seventeen tracks on this album contain an outstanding collection of material from a great artist, characteristic of both his style and a great interpreter who has made a great contribution to country music.

$29.19 *

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

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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

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Songs Of The Civil War (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMDK48297
 

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(Sony Masterworks) 22 Tracks - Historical songs from the times of the Civil War and Stephen Foster favorites!

$23.34 *

Manitas De Plata: Guitares En Fete (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD4712582
 

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(1992/Sony) 12 tracks

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The Jambalaya Cajun Band: Joyeux Noel (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6100
 

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​(1992/Swallow Records) 14 Tracks - Holiday entertainment from Lafayette, Louisiana, Terry Huval and Reggie Matte's Jambalaya Cajun Band plays Christmas tunes on this rare 1992 CD!

$19.83 *

George Jones: Thumper Jones - Rock It (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPGJ20390
 

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(KAY) 20 tracks - rare EU custom pressing - superb quality - including his amazing 1950s Rockabilly tunes, Country Boppers and uptempo Honky Tonk jewels. 

$17.49 *

The Weavers: Reunion At Carnegie Hall Vol.2
Art-Nr.: CDVMD79161
 

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​(Vanguard Records) 17 tracks

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Warren Storm: Night After Night (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9036
 

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​(Jin Records) 16 Tracks - His 1992 Jin album, legendary Louisiana Swamp Pop!

$17.85 *

Clifton Chenier: Zodico Blues & Boogie (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD389
 

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(Ace Records) 20 tracks 'Specialty' (49:31)  - You say Zodico I say Zydeco, whichever way you say it, Clifton Chenier was the undisputed King & these 1955 Specialty sides go a long way to proving it.  - To this day, Clifton Chenier is probably the...

$15.87 *

The Jambalaya Cajun Band: Instrumental Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6094
 

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​(1992/Swallow) 15 Tracks - Recorded 1991 in Lafayette, Louisiana!

$23.34 *

Faron Young: The Classic Years (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15493
 

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Faron Young 's Capitol recordings (complete here for the first time) capture ten years of country music history. Beginning as a Hank Williams disciple, Faron found his own voice and scored hits like I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night, If You Ain't...

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Flatt & Scruggs: 1959-1963 (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15559
 

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5-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 20-page book, 129 tracks. Playing time approx. 335 mns. These were Earl Scuggs and Lester Flatt 's prime years. They rode the crest of the folk boom, supplied the theme for 'The Beverly Hillbillies', and played Carnegie Hall. Through...

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Jimmy Day: Golden Steel Guitar Hits - Steel And Strings (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15583
 

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 59 mns. Perhaps the greatest pedal steel guitarist of all time, Jimmy Day worked countless sessions and played on the road with Hank Williams , Elvis Presley , Jim Reeves , Lefty Frizzell , Ray Price...

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Floyd Cramer: The Best Of Floyd Cramer (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA56322
 

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​(1992/BMG) 8 tracks

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Donovan: Collection 1964-1976 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD487481
 

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(1992/Sony) 44 tracks - 1964-1976

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The Picketts: Paper Doll (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPL68
 

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(1992/PopLlama) 14 Tracks - Country music with upright bass, incl. some rockin' tunes!

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The Salty Dogs: Salty Dogs And Friends (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRST91547
 

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(1992/RST Records) 15 Tracks - Rockabilly from Vienna!

$22.17 *

The Highwaymen: Michael, Row The Boat Ashore - The Best Of The Highwaymen (CD, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CDE296334
 

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(1992/EMI US) 24 tracks 1960-1974. Note: Original 'Highwaymen' 1960s Folk Group, no Waylon, Willie, Kris and Johnny Cash on this Disc! Small cut in Jewelcase (see picture) (Bear Family Records)

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Jerry Jaye: My Girl Josephine (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHIUK122
 

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(1992/Demon) 15 tracks. Original CREAM & HI recordings, 1966-1975. Rare CD - few copies only!

$17.49 *

Narvel Felts: This Time (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHIUK123
 

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(1992/DEMON) 15 Tracks - original HI Recordings 1966-77!

$21.00 *

George Hamilton IV: Lassos 'n' Spurs (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD17274
 

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(1992/BMG) 10 tracks

$35.04 *

Various: The Ed Sullivan Years - Country Classics (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTVT9448
 

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(1992/TVT) 16 tracks (41:40), recorded live at Ed Sullivans legendary shows 1953-1971 - last copies! 12 page booklet

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REEVES, Jim: The Best Of Jim Reeves (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA58451
 

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​(1992/BMG) 8 tracks

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Roger Miller: The Best Of Vol.2 - King Of The Road (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD512646
 

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(Polygram US) 20 tracks - new sealed stock

$19.83 *

Connie Stevens: The Hank Williams Songbook (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD146014
 

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(1992/Globe) 26 tracks - original 1962 album plus 14 bonustracks.

$18.66 *

Buck Owens: You For Me (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTOCP6653
 

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​Japan Edition!

$46.74 *

Peggy Seeger: The Folkways Years 1955-1992 - Songs Of Love And Politics
Art-Nr.: CDSF40048
 

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(1992/Smithsonian Folkways) 21 tracks

$18.66 *

GUTHRIE, Woody: Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs
Art-Nr.: CDFW40007
 

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(1992/Folkways) 14 Tracks - 1989 - digisleeve

$18.66 *

COUNTRY GENTLEMEN: Folk Songs & Bluegrass
Art-Nr.: CDFW40022
 

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(1992/Folkways) 16 tracks digisleeve

$19.83 *

Thomas Weisser: Spaghetti Westerns - Spaghetti Westerns
Art-Nr.: 0031240
 

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(McFARLAND/2005) 15cm x 23cm, paperback, engl., 502 pages; A comprehensive , illustrated filmography of more than 500 Eurowesterns and their personell.

$52.65 *

Justus Domingo: 1928 - Roots Of Juju Label
Art-Nr.: CDHT18
 

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(1992/INTERSTATE) 20 tracks 1928

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Frankie Laine: A Country Laine (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLAU1009
 

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​(1992/Laurie) 10 tracks

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Lefty Frizzell: 20 Golden Hits
Art-Nr.: CDTVC6007
 

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(1992/SONY/TEE-VEE) 20 tracks (52:15)

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Kinky Friedman: Old Testaments & New Revelations
Art-Nr.: CD777
 

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(1992/FRUIT OF THE TUNE) 21 tracks (69:20) back in stock!

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Lefty Frizzell: Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book)
Art-Nr.: BCD15550
 

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Republication of the legendary Lefty Frizzell CD box set. We decided to revive this great box set due to public demand and as a new revised edition. This new set will include additional songs and many recently found photos and on top of it all you will get a...

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James Talley & Cavalliere Ketchum: Road To Torreon
Art-Nr.: BCD15633
 

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1-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 105-page book, 11 tracks. Playing time 52:24 mns. Concept album - A 106-page book printed on art paper is included, 32 touching pictures by photograper Cavaliere Ketchum, faces and landscapes, framed by citations from those ordinary...

$52.59 *

Rose Marie: Sentimentally Yours (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAR2302
 

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​(1992/Castle) 16 Tracks

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Hugh Moffatt: Wognum Sessions
Art-Nr.: CDSCR32
 

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(1992/SCR) 15 tracks

$16.97 *

The LeRoi Brothers: Crown Royale (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROU9031
 

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last copies - now deleted !

$11.64 *

Eddy Arnold: Pure Gold (CD, US Longbox, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA58398
 

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CD Special Edition on RCA USA RECORDS by Eddy Arnold - Pure Gold (CD, US Longbox, Cut-Out)

$21.00 *

Michael Ballew: I Love Texas (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15669
 

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1-CD with 12-page booklet, 22 tracks. Playing time approx. 66 mns. Michael is one of the new acts on Bear Family. A native Texan, he writes exceptionally fine cameos of life and love, and sings in a rough-hewn voice. On this collection, he salutes his home state....

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