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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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Hank Snow: A Fool Such As I (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDARC003
 

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(Arpeggio) 19 tracks, Digitally Re-Mastered

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Burl Ives: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMCA112656
 

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(MCA) 12 Tracks - The Best of the legendary actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) Burl Ives, 1945-1964!

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Various: Shreveport High Steppers - RAM Rockabilly & Hillbilly (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD818
 

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(Ace Records ) 27 tracks Just as the Louisiana Hayride played such a seminal part in the history of rock'n'roll, for bringing Elvis Presley to his first mass radio public (and hence the phenomenon of rockabilly), and for bringing the new beat-driven country music...

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Pato Banton: Live at Maritime San Francisco (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMHP2017
 

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(2B1/2001) 8 tracks Recorded February 1999 At Maritime Hall, San Francisco during Bob Marley Days Festival

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Ky-Mani Marley: Many More Roads (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDAO0002
 

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(Artists Only/2001) 12 tracks

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Johnny Cash: Now, There Was A Song (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL518820
 

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(2001/Columbia) 12 tracks

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Dale Watson: Every Song I Write Is For You (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCSC1024
 

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(Continental/Watson) 14 tracks  - 'Every Song I Write Is for You' is, the most personal and heartfelt album I've ever recorded. Each song is a testament 11 the power of love when it's in bloom and when it's lost, the highest highs and the lowest lows. These...

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Donovan: Fairytale (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCMR360
 

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(2001/CASTLE) 18 tracks - last copies

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Skeeter Davis: RCA Country Legends (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD99829
 

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(2001/BUDDHA) 16 tracks RCA 1954-59 remastered with 8 page booklet. last copies

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Bob Dylan: Essential (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD503133
 

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(2001/SONY) 36 tracks 1963-99 - digital remastered

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Bob Dylan: The Songs Of Bob Dylan - May Your Song Always Be Sung Again - Various Artists (10x7inch, 45rpm Vinyl Box. Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: 45BMG86200
 

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(2001/BMG) 10x7inch 45RPM Singles with picture sleeves, limited, handnumbered (500) edition. factory sealed

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Jimmy Ellis (Orion): Jimmy 'Orion' Ellis - On The Road Again (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDR260210
 

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(Dradco/Elvis Unlimited) 19 tracks (71:12) recorded live in Jackson,TN. March 13, 1981. Digipac

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Various: Hillbilly Rock - 20 Rare Tracks From The Hickory Vaults (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMF034
 

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(Magnum) 20 rare 1950s tracks from the Hickory vaults. New stock copy. These days rare and long deleted Rockabilly, Hillbilly and Honky Tonk compilation with superb sound quality for a 'Good Deal, Lucille' price!***** (Bear Family Records).

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Hank Williams: Prodigal Son, Live in Nashville 1949 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDARC001
 

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​(2001/Arpeggio) 20 tracks

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Don Gibson: RCA Country Legends (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD99791
 

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(2001/Buddah) 16 tracks 1958-66 with 8 page notes by Rich Kienzle.

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Simon & Garfunkel: The Columbia Studio Recordings 1964-70 (5-CD Longbox, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: CD503281
 

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(2001/SONY) 71 tracks - US Longbox Limited Edition Collector's Box includes: 5 Expaned Edition CDs; Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.; Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme; Bookends; Bridge Over Troubled Water; featuring: 9 unreleased 6 & rare bonus...

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Various: The Gals Of The Big 'D' Jamboree (CD, US)
Art-Nr.: CDDCD70101
 

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​(2001/Dragon Street) 29 Tracks - Includes live recordings, demos and other rarities from around the Big D!

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Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys: Western Swing Get Together (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS3517
 

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CD on JASMINE RECORDS by Pee Wee King - Western Swing Get Together

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Los Amaya: Todas Sus Grabaciones En Discos EMI, Vol.1 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRO51382
 

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(2001/RamaLama) 33 tracks, 1969-1976, 16-page booklet.

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Dee Lannon: Dance & Swing With Dee Lannon & The Dare-Devil Dillies (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTAIL113
 

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​(2001/Tail) 12 tracks (mostly originals) of finest Hillbilly Boogie, Western Bop and Rockabilly.

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Los Amaya: Sus Tres Primeros LP's En Discos RCA, Vol. 2 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRO51632
 

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(2001/RamaLama) 31 tracks 1977-1979

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COUNTRY GENTLEMEN: On The Road (And More)
Art-Nr.: CDFW40133
 

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(2001/Folkways) 19 tracks digisleeve With folk and bluegrass enjoying widespread popularity at the time, the Country Gentlemen-who blended the two into a unique, progressive style-struck a chord in the early '60s. This 1963 Folkways LP includes songs from two...

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Red Allen: Folkways Years: 1964-1983
Art-Nr.: CDFW40127
 

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(2001/Folkways) 28 tracks 1964-1983 - digisleeve

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Andy Stewart: 20 Scottish Favourites
Art-Nr.: CDEMI32965
 

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(2001/EMI) 20 tracks

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BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD: Buffalo Springfield (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDATCD97321
 

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(2001/Atlantic) 88 tracks (over 3 hours) This 4CD box set takes the listener through the band’s chronological journey- testimony that their prolific and esteemed output within two short years far outshone what some groups barely achieve in a lifetime. Featuring...

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Chet Atkins: Master & His Music
Art-Nr.: CDRCA67019
 

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(2001/RCA) 16 tracks (RCA masters)

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Donovan: What's Bin Did And What's Bin Hid...plus Delu
Art-Nr.: CDCMR361
 

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(2001/CASTLE) 16 tracks - last copies

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Judy Collins: The Very Best Of
Art-Nr.: CD74374
 

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(2001/ELEKTRA) 16 tracks from various albums with 16 page booklet.

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Various: The Great Stupa (2-CD Digibook)
Art-Nr.: CD270003
 

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(2001/SOUND&SILENCE) 34 tracks plus enhanced video clip. 100 page hardcover digibook incl. all lyrics, historical essay and color photos. A tribute to the most magnificant Buddhist Monument in the western world. - few stock copies - special price!

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Ralph Stanley: Vol.2, Live At The Smithsonian
Art-Nr.: CDKS5147
 

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(2001/KING) 10 tracks, the second show at the Smithsonian, recorded live in 1974

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Flying Burrito Brothers: California Jukebox
Art-Nr.: CDI9444
 

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(2001/ICEHOUSE) 15 tracks, produced by John Beland and featuring the guests; Waylon Jennings, Jo El Sonnier, Sonny Landreth, Charlie Louvin and Buck Owens;

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HIGHLAND BAGPIPES: Pipe Major Jim Drury & Tennessee Scots Pipe
Art-Nr.: CDKS5148
 

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(2001/KING) 12 tracks (28:38)

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Little Roy Wiggins: His Final Recordings
Art-Nr.: CDKS5143
 

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(2001/KING) 12 tracks

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RENO, Don & Red Smiley: Play Bluegrass Instrumentals
Art-Nr.: CDKS1497
 

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(2001/KING) 10 tracks

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Jean Shepard: Best Of The Best
Art-Nr.: CDFED6547
 

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(2001/KING) 9 tracks

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Marlon Brando: One Eyed Jacks (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP3307
 

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(2001/ALPHA) engl., 1961, color, 141 min.

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Katy Moffatt: Cowboy Girl (2001)
Art-Nr.: CDDUAL1180
 

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(2001/WESTERN JUBILEE) 15 tracks

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Patsy Cline: Essential Collection
Art-Nr.: CD544535
 

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(2001/SPECTRUM) 18 tracks

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Chet Atkins: RCA Country Legends (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD99836
 

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(2001/BUDDHA) 16 tracks - digital remastered

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Ronnie McDowell: A Tribute To The King (CD - signed)
Art-Nr.: CDRM310301
 

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(2002/EUP) 24 tracks - digipac. Rare Elvis Unlimited Production Denmark pressing - signed by Ronnie McDowell.

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Barbara Ching: Wrong's What I Do Best
Art-Nr.: 0031183
 

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'Hard Country Music and Contemporary Culture' 'Ching...argues that this feisty, mostly male genre, (hard country), is overdue for cultural analysis, claiming that its focus is 'far wider than barnyard and bars' and that its 'volatile blend of anger, irony, and...

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David Allan Coe: The Original Outlaw Of Country Music 2-CD
Art-Nr.: CDKING3520
 

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(2001/KING) 34 tracks new recordings !

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Various: Caught In The Webb - A Tribute To The Legendary Webb Pierce (CD)rce
Art-Nr.: CDAUDI8146
 

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(2001/Little Chicadee) 21 tracks, produced by Gail Davies. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation & The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Desperados: Desperados - John Einarson: Roots Of Country Rock
Art-Nr.: 0031185
 

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English, Paperback, 15x22.5 cm, 286 pages, b&w phots - From the four corners of the nation, farmboys, truckers, miners, and clerks descended upon the golden coast of California. Carrying their guitars, their notebooks, their very lives strapped across their...

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SOUTHERN COUNTRY BAND: I Gotta Tell You Something (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDC192679
 

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CD on RARITY RECORDS RECORDS by SOUTHERN COUNTRY BAND - I Gotta Tell You Something (CD)

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Johnny Duncan: Last Train...From Tennessee To Taree - The Johnny Duncan Story (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROLL3045
 

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Johnny Duncan died while this album was being prepared, but he did approve the project and spent many hours researching it with Keith Glass. Keith also wrote the booklet notes and produced four new tracks by Johnny, which would have been the basis for an album of...

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Texas Jim Lewis: & His Lone Star Cowboys - 1940s Transcription
Art-Nr.: CDRFD26
 

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(2001/COUNTRY ROUTES) 31 tracks

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David Ball: Amigo
Art-Nr.: CDDUAL1109
 

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(2001/DUALTONE) 13 tracks - superb swing and classic country album - Feat. Steve Larios (Hawaiian Steel Gtr/Harmonica), Bill Panda (gtrs), Joe Spivey (fiddle) a.o. - last copies!!!

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Lila McCann: Complete
Art-Nr.: CD48002
 

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(2001/WARNER) 10 tracks

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Martina McBride: Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDRCA67012
 

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(2001/BMG) 19 tracks, 1991-2001!

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IVOR AND THE ENGINES: Full Skiffle & Steamy Hillbilly
Art-Nr.: CDKAM002
 

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(2001/KAMARIC) 20 tracks - 6 Piece Band with a mix of Skiffle, Country & Rockabilly - pefect for party ! last copies

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Tennessee Ernie Ford: The EP Collection...plus
Art-Nr.: CDSEE733
 

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(2001/SEE FOR MILES) 30 tracks

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Ricky Nelson: Playing To Win (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5324532
 

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(2001/CAPITOL) 16 tracks incl. bonus tracks and unreleased jewels!

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Rhonda Vincent: The Storm Still Rages (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROU610474
 

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(2001/Rounder) 13 tracks.

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Tommy Alverson: Alive And Pickin'
Art-Nr.: CDTWO8100
 

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last copies - special price!

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Tim McGraw: Set This Circus Down
Art-Nr.: CDD278711
 

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(2001/CURB) 14 tracks

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Various: Hallo Bonjour Salut Vol.2 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRR4925
 

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(2001/Repertoire Records) 31 tracks, 1960 - 1992!

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Various: Ciao Ciao Bambina Vol.2 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRR4924
 

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(Repertoire) 32 tracks, 1962 - 1999!

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