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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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Frankie Laine: So Ultra Rare (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSGP0249
 

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(Prestige Records) 12 tracks

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Various: Hey Baby - The Rockin' South (Excello Records) (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD641
 

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(Ace Records) 30 tracks with 12 page booklet The release of Hey Baby!- The Rockin' South represents a remarkable excavation of the Excello vaults. Much of this music has not been available since the original 78s and 45s were released in Nashville in the 1950s....

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Hasil Adkins: What The Hell Was I Thinking (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFP0314
 

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(Fat Possum) 10 Tracks (36:48) Digipack - Recorded 1997 at the 'Money Slot' in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Cookie & The Cupcakes: Kings Of Swamp Pop (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD142
 

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(Ace Records) 30 tracks 1956-64 (79:17) with 12 page booklet.  - I suspect that during the golden age of swamp pop, which is often said to be from 1958 to 1963, few people in this country had heard of Cookie and the Cupcakes . I confess ignorance until the...

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Various: Country Rockers (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGEM1009
 

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(1990/HHO) 17 tracks - Jerry Lee Lewis, Roger McGuinn and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Doreen Shaffer: Adorable (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPGRO016
 

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(Grover Records) 13 tracks - Recorded 1997 together with Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior All-Stars

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Julian Dawson: Move Over Darling (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFLE3012
 

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(1997/Fledg'ling) 13 tracks

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Lee Hazlewood: Poet, Fool Or Bum (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLHI97100
 

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​(1997/LHI) 25 tracks

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BROWN, Graham T.: Best Of (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD77875
 

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(1997/Curb) 10 tracks. This product is an authorized, licensed CD-R and is manufactured on demand]

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Carl Belew: I'm Long Gone - Early Rockabilly & Country Rockers (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPDMS2030
 

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(Demand) 14 tracks  - Singer-songwriter and guitarist Carl Robert Belew was born on April 21, Salina, Oklahoma. Before he was 10, the family moved on to Idaho, where he went through Junior High and into High School. When he was 13 he was given his first...

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Rose Marie: My Blue Heaven (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPDS523
 

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(Castle) 40 Tracks (130:00 Min.)

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Don Rich: She's My Lady (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9050
 

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CD on JIN RECORDS by Don Rich - She's My Lady (1997)

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Willie Nelson: All Of Me (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY487873
 

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(Columbia) 18 Tracks - Willie sings the standards, 1978-1997. Sony Music UK release

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Narvel Felts: Did You Tell Me (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16220
 

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 34 tracks. Playing time approx. 77 mns. Narvel Felts started his professional career in 1956, making his first studio recordings in 1957 at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee for Sun with Jack Clement producing. From these...

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Gene Autry: Sing Cowboy Sing ! (3-CD Box)
Art-Nr.: CDRN72630
 

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(Rhino) 84 tracks, US Longbox with 64 page booklet of notes, rare photos and many full color movie sheets. The recordings spanning from 1937-55 including 8 rare Columbia tracks plus unreleased cuts from his Melody Ranch radio show. last copies!

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Scotty Moore & D.J. Fontana: All The King's Men (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD539066
 

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(1997/POLYDOR) 11 Tracks (37:25) - Superb tribute project featuring Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana playing with an A-Team of Rock'n'Roll (with Keith Richards, The Mavericks, Joe Ely, Ronnie McDowell, Jeff Beck a.o.). New material with the genius of Elvis Presley in...

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Camey Doucet: Mom I'm Still Your Little Boy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6140
 

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(1997/Swallow) 14 tracks Singer, songwriter D.J. Camey Doucet plays country and cajun.

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Jimmy C. Newman: Gumbo Song (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSW6143
 

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(1997/Swallow) 12 tracks

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Buck Owens: In Japan (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSC6103
 

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(1997/Sundazed) 17 tracks

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The Babcocks: Journey (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCRR110
 

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(1997/Chimney Rock) 12 Tracks - Honky Tonk Hillbilly!

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Rod Bernard: Swamp Pop Legend - The Essential Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9056
 

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(1997/Jin Records) 22 Tracks - Fantastic anthology through the years 1957-1975! 

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Various: Christmas Greatest (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJB306
 

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(1997/Jingle Bells-Delta) 54 tracks, Dutch compilation - few copies only!

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Don Gibson: The Masters (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEAB034
 

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(1997/Eagle) 20 Classic Tracks Don Gibson Donald Eugene Gibson was born in Shelby, North Carolina on April 3rd 1928. As a child he learned to play guitar and, at fourteen, was making appearances on local radio. By 1946 he was a regular on Station WNOX in...

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Tanya Tucker: Country Classics (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMFP6323
 

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​​(1997/EMI Ltd.) 15 tracks

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Patsy Cline: Live At Cimarron Ballroom (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMCA11579
 

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​(1997/MCA) 17 tracks, recorded live July 29, 1961 at the Cimarron Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma!

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Elvis Presley: Gracia Divina (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA46863
 

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Rare South America Import !

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Tommy McLain: The Essential Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9054
 

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​(1997/JIN) 20 tracks

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John Williamson: Pipe Dream
Art-Nr.: CD50016015
 

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(1997/Warner Musik) 16 tracks

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Various: Legends Of The Silver Eagle
Art-Nr.: CDSE70006
 

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(1997/BMG SPECIAL) 11 tracks from the 1980s Silver Eagle Country concert radio recordings series. Recorded at prominent venues on 24 track mobile units in great sound quality and blasting from 400 radio stations. Collectors item - few copies!

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Waylon Jennings: All American Country
Art-Nr.: CDCOL9544
 

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(1997/BMG Special) 10 tracks

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Various: Anthology Of American Folk Musik (6-CD - Book)
Art-Nr.: CDSF40090
 

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(1997/SMITHONIAN FOLKWAYS) 84 tracks (4 hours,16 minutes) LP sized box with 68 page booklet plus enhanced CD for Windows. Perhaps the most influential collection in the history of recorded sound, the Anthology brought virtually unknown parts of America's musical...

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Clancy Children: So Early In The Morning: Irish Children's Songs, Rhymes & Games
Art-Nr.: CDTCD1053
 

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(​1997/Rycodisk) 46 tracks (33:18) 1955-61. With 8 page booklet.

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Various: Classic Country Series 1960-64 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTL37135
 

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(1997/TIME LIFE) 30 tracks

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Flatt & Scruggs: The Essential Flatts & Scruggs (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY64877
 

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(1997/SONY) 34 Columbia tracks

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Louise L. Sepra: Rodeo - Fotoband - Rodeo
Art-Nr.: 0031244
 

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(1997/KÖNEMANN) Deutsch, Hardback/Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, 24x32 cm, 90 Seiten/pages; Deutsche Sonderausgabe des 1994 erstmals publizierten Fotobandes der amerikanischen Fotografin (& Rodeoliebhaberin) Louise S.Serpa. Meist ganzseitige, faszinierende s/w...

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Johnny Cash: The Masters Vol.2 (CD Album)
Art-Nr.: CDEAB059
 

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(1997/Eagle Records) 20 tracks.

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Doc Thomas: Hillbilly Passion (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDAR001
 

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(1997/Armadillo) 16 Tracks featuring RAY CAMPI!

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BLAZERS: Just For You
Art-Nr.: CDROU9063
 

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(1997/ROUNDER) 10 tracks - last copies

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Various: Ciao Ciao Bambina - 40 Italian Hits From The 60s & 70s (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRR4648
 

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(Repertoire) 40 tracks, 1959 - 1979!

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Various: Hillbilly Hot Shots
Art-Nr.: LPHBHS001
 

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(HBHS Custom Pressing) 16 rare and excellent 1950s Hillbilly and Honky Tonk boppers and boogies.  

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Lee Hazlewood: Love And Other Crimes (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLHI97200
 

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​(1997/LHI) 27 tracks (71:09)

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Lester Peabody: Focus On Guitars (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGR6072
 

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(1997/GOOFIN) 12 tracks Back in stock by popular demand - Lester 'Jussi Huhtakangas' Peabody all guitar instrumental CD!

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VIDALIAS: Stayin' In The Doghouse
Art-Nr.: CDUP034
 

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(1997/UPSTART) 12 tracks

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