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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.

   
 
The Edwin Hawkins Singers: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing - Oh Happy Day (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBDK5070
 

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(Kama Sutra/Unidisc Canada) 17 tracks - sealed original copy

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Asleep At The Wheel: The Best Of Asleep At The Wheel (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDS2157000
 

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(Cema Special Markets) 10 tracks

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Jimmy Dean: Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD9830002
 

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(Columbia) 11 tracks - Big Bad John, Steel Man, Sam Hill, The Farmer And The Lord and more

$15.15 *

Glen Campbell: All-Time Greatest Hits (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD15080
 

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(Cema Special Markets) 35 tracks

$58.44 *

Various: Louisiana Christmas (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9039
 

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(1993/Jin Records) 14 Tracks - Cajun Christmas classics featuring Clifton Chenier, Michael Doucet, Rockin' Sidney and many more!​

$18.66 *

Roy Acuff: Roy Acuff's Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD9832562
 

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(1993/Sony) 15 tracks

$23.34 *

BROWN, Graham T.: All-Time Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD77630
 

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(1993/Curb) 10 tracks. This product is an authorized, licensed CD-R and is manufactured on demand]

$22.17 *

Charlie Rich: The Most Beautiful Girl (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPWKS4168
 

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(1993/Pickwick) 18 tracks

$17.49 *

Skeeter Davis: Best Selection - RCA Country Hall Of Fame (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDB23D41051
 

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(1993/BMG Japan) 20 Tracks - 1953-1965!

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Charlie Feathers: I Ain't Done Yet! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSJ601
 

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(Sunjay) 20 Tracks (57:36) - The 1991 Renegade Nashville recordings, produced by Billy Poore. Few copies back in stock!

$18.66 *

Who's Who Of Country Music: Who's Who Of Country Music - The Guinness Who's Who of Fifties Music by Colin Larkin
Art-Nr.: 0031025
 

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352 pages/Seiten; 23.5/17 cm; Paperback: Biographies of the stars of country music from Jimmie Rodgers to Garth Brooks, from Roy Acuff to Steve Young. Includes lists of their album releases and lots of black & white photographies. Biographien der Stars der...

$92.37 *

Various: The Songs Of Boy Dylan (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNEB655
 

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(1993/Castle) 16 tracks

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SONS OF THE PIONEERS: Wagons West (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15640
 

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4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 23-page book, 114 tracks. Playing time approx. 315 mns. The Sons of the Pioneers were the first - and greatest - western harmony group. Their wonderful close harmony has never been equaled. Here, they're on RCA and Coral between 1945...

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Various: Nattsudds Röjare - Rhythm & Booze Blasters (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSJ598
 

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(Sunjay) 22 track collection of rare, alcohol soaked stompers, spanning from the 1950s to 1980s.

$21.00 *

Merle Travis: Folksongs Of The Hills: Back Home - Songs Of The Coalminers (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15636
 

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1-CD with 28-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 79 mns. A dream package for Travis fans. Here's the original 1947 "Folksongs Of The Hills" album (which included the first versions of songs like Nine Pound Hammer, I Am A Pilgrim, Muskrat, This World Is...

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Tasso: The Old Timey Way (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6103
 

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(1993/Swallow) 16tracks

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Hadley J. Castille: Cajun Swamp Fiddler (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6112
 

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(1993/SWALLOW) 15 tracks <br>

$19.83 *

Sun Down Cajun Playboys Band: Hier Et Aujourd'Hui (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6108
 

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(1993/Swallow) 14 tracks

$17.49 *

Dale Dugas: Chanteuse Cadjinne (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6107
 

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(1993/Swallow) 10 tracks

$29.19 *

Tracy Schwarz Cajun Trio: The Tracy Schwarz Cajun Trio (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6106
 

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(19937/Swallow) 16 tracks

$17.49 *

Cajun Sentiment: Avec Le Band Passepartout (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6105
 

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(1993/Swallow) 14 tracks

$17.49 *

The Everly Brothers: The Everly Brothers Sing Great Country Hits (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPW1513
 

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(WARNER GERMANY) 12 tracks 1993 Stereo

$17.49 *

Jimmie Rodgers: Collector's Gold - Jimmie Rodgers (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD2502017
 

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(1993/GLOBE) 29 tracks 1958-64

$23.34 *

Cookie & The Cupcakes: By Request (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9037
 

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(1993/Jin Records) 20 Tracks - Louisiana Vocal Group Rhythm And Blues 1958-1966, original recordings!

$19.83 *

Merle Travis: Capitol Country Music Classics Series (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP780676
 

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(EMI) 28 tracks 1946-1969

$25.68 *

Del Reeves: The Silver Anniversary Album (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPB4514
 

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(1993/Playback Records) 10 Tracks - Featuring his version of 'Achy Breaky Heart'!

$23.34 *

Dolly Parton: The Little Things - 18 Great Country Songs (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCTS55419
 

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​(1993/CTS) 18 Tracks - CD made in Belgium!

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Frankie Laine: The Essence (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCK53573
 

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(1993/Columbia) 10 tracks

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Billy Swan: Billy Swan's Best (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD474269
 

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(1993/Sony) 16 tracks

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Jimmy Roy's 5 Star Hillbillies: Five Star Hop (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDF3029
 

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(1993/Fury Records) 24 Songs. Cool Hillbilly Boogie - Honky Tonk - Rockabilly!

$23.34 *

REEVES, Jim: The Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD14229
 

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(1993/BMG) 18 tracks

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Various: A Tribute To Hank Williams (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP7813012
 

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​(1993/EMI Ltd.) 22 tracks

$70.14 *

Carl Perkins: Carl Perkins And Sons (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA66216
 

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(1993/RCA) 10 tracks - sealed original stock - rare

$23.34 *

Various: RCA Country Hall Of Fame - Golden Era Vol.2 (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDB23D41055
 

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(1993/BMG Japan) 20 Tracks

$35.04 *

Various: Rock'n'Roll Cowboy - Sage & Sand Greatest Rockabillies (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDPCD2468
 

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(1993/P-Vine Japan) 23 tracks - mostly dubbed from analog sources. Limited quantities of new and originally sealed Japanese stock. Collector's only item - for the real deal in mastertape sound quality and artist information please check: BCD16838  That'll Flat...

$15.15 *

Sallie Martin Singers/Cora Martin: Throw Out The Lifeline (feat. Cora Martin)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD481
 

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(1993/Ace) 29 tracks, original Specialty recordings, 1950-52, incl. solo sides by Cora Martin plus previously unissued recordings.

$18.66 *

SHAVER: Tramp On Your Street
Art-Nr.: CD11063
 

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(1993/Volcano) 14 tracks by Billy Joe and Eddy Shaver - back in stock by popular demand!

$19.60 *

Various: Bayou Blues Blasters - Goldband Blues
Art-Nr.: CDCHD427
 

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(1993/ACE) 26 tracks (mostly 1950s/60s) (67:54 Min.) The first blues release from Eddie Shuler's Goldband and affiliated labels on CD. Like Eddie Shuler himself, the music is downhome without many frills.

$18.66 *

Various: Cowboy Songs on Folkways
Art-Nr.: CDSFW40043
 

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(1993/Folkways) 26 Tracks

$18.66 *

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson: Vol.2, Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980
Art-Nr.: CDSF40064
 

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​(1993/Smithonian Folkways) 17 tracks

$19.83 *

Ian Tyson: I Outgrew The Wagon (1989)
Art-Nr.: CDVAN79473
 

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(1993/Vanguard) 11 tracks.

$18.66 *

No image available BAEZ, Joan: Joan Baez...plus
Art-Nr.: CDVMD79720
 

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(1993/VANGUARD) 14 tracks (50:40) Joan Baez's 1967 album plus two previously unreleased tracks - one from the 'Joan' session, the other recorded the same year altough not specifically for this album. This package has had the original LP cover re-instated, but has a...

$14.92 *

Various: Country Christmas
Art-Nr.: CDDCD5353
 

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(1993/K-tel/DISKY) 18 tracks (48:34), great compilation, incl. rare tracks, 1980s-90s.

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Various: Hillbilly Rock Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLX1014
 

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(1993/LENOX) 16 rare tracks 1940/50s

$23.34 *

Conway Twitty: Final Recordings Of His Greatest Hits Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDD277641
 

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Twitty, Conway - Final Recordings Of His Greatest Hits Vol.1 (CD)

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Parton - Lynn - Wynette: Honky Tonk Angels (1993)
Art-Nr.: CDCK53414
 

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(1993/COLUMBIA) 12 tracks - Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn & Tammy Wynette, produced by Steve Buckingham. Back in stock by popular demand!

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Junior Brown: 12 Shades Of Brown
Art-Nr.: CDD277635
 

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(1993 'Curb') (34:19/12) Texas Country and Roadhouse Boogies.

$19.60 *

Neil Young: Unplugged
Art-Nr.: CDREP45310
 

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(1993/REPRISE/MTV) 14 tracks (65:37) produced by David Briggs - incl. all lyrics / special price offer!

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Stu Phillips: A Journey Through The Provinces
Art-Nr.: BCD15721
 

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A tortuous path took Stu Phillips from Montreal, Canada to Nashville. His first stop was Edmonton in western Canada, and he began recording there. He was a radio and TV star in Canada by the late 1950s, and he signed with Rodeo Records and recorded three...

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WILLS, Bob: The Longhorn Recordings
Art-Nr.: BCD15689
 

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1-CD with 12-page booklet, 23 tracks. Playing time approx. 59 mns. Made in 1964 and 1965 for Dewey Groom's Longhorn Records, this set is notable for a complete program of fiddle favorites. Wills returned to the fiddle tunes he had learned in his youth, and produced...

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Burl Ives: A Little Bitty Tear - The Nashville Years 1961-1965 (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15667
 

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Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear (5-CD) He is a man of many talents: singer, author, Academy Award winning actor, folk music scholar and performer. He was a companion of Woody Guthrie, and one of the few who laid the foundation for the Folk Boom of the late '50s and...

$111.09 *

Tim McGraw: Tim McGraw (1993)
Art-Nr.: CDD277603
 

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(1993/CURB) 10 tracks

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