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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: Super Hits (3-CD)
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(Sony) 30 tracks, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

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Lee Hazlewood: These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - The Complete MGM Recordings (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHM2860
 

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(Ace Records) 35 tracks It's not quite rock, it's not quite country, not quite lounge - it's unique. It's Lee Hazlewood, that's what it is. This two CD set contains all his solo recordings for MGM from 1965-67, including the rare 'Something Special' LP, and comes...

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Ronnie McDowell: Ronnie McDowell With Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters (CD)
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(Curb Productions) 14 tracks (44:46) - This product is an authorized, licensed CD and is manufactured on demand.​

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Daryle Singletary: That's Why I Sing This Way (CD)
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(Audium Records) 12 tracks  - Includes special guest appearances by: George Jones, Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Rhonda Vincent & John Wesley Ryles.

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Various: Cajun Classics - Kings Of Cajun At Their Bery Best (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHK820
 

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(Ace Records) 24 tracks Very Best of Cajun Classics, and is drawn mainly from the two now-deleted volumes that were among our best sellers (in any genre) during the 1990s. Those releases hit the button just as Cajun music was enjoying a popularity in the UK that...

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Gregory Isaacs: It Go Now (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD2B12033
 

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(2B1/2002) 12 tracks Studio Album Gregory Isaacs, a towering figure in his Jamaican homeland, possesses distinct and individual voice that weaves in and out of the melody. In his new album for 2b1 Records, 'It Go So', he stands out as a remarkable songwriter,...

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LeAnn Rimes: I Need You (CD)
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(2002/Curb) 10 Tracks

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Merle Haggard: Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde - Pride In What I Am (CD)
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​(2002/BGO) 23 Tracks - 1968-1969!

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Greg Doolan, Susan McRae & Ross Boggart: The Best Aussie Christmas (CD)
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(Mastertech) 17 Tracks This compilation brings the best Australian Christmas songs to your festivities! Some old favorites done slightly differently plus some Christmas songs from down under, funny tunes with funny jungle noises. If you're tired of the same old ones...

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will The Circle Be Unbroken (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5351482
 

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(EMI) 42 tracks 1972 with 16 page booklet. 30th Anniversary Edition - digitally remastered.

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Frenchie Burke: Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke - Cajun Memories (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0612072
 

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(2002/Fuel) 20 tracks, Cut-Out (small drill hole in corner) new stock copy (Bear Family Records)

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HAGGARD, Merle: The Peer Sessions (CD)
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(2022/Audium) 12 tracks (42:20)

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Radney Foster: Another Way To Go (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDUAL1128
 

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(Dual) 13 tracks -  Radney Foster had a slew of top 10 hits in the pre-Garth era, when acts like Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett still had a chance to get on country radio. When country went pop, Foster seemed to follow suit—until the terrific live acoustic set Are...

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Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash Sings I Walk The Line (LP, 180g Vinyl)
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​(Get Back) 10 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1970 'Sun' LP album An essential collection from The 'Man In Black's' early days at Sun during the late fifties. Includes his 1956 hit single 'I Walk The Line' which sold over 2 million copies and hit number 1 on the...

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Johnny Cash: Get Rhythm (LP, 180g Vinyl)
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(Get Back) 11 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1969 'Sun' LP album - Audiophile pressing

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Johnny Cash: Story Songs Of The Trains And Rivers (LP Album, 180g Vinyl)
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(Get Back) 11 tracks - Reprodution of the original 1969 'Sun' LP album!

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Johnny Pacheco: Mi Musica Es Para Ti (CD)
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(2002/Fuel 2000) 12 Tracks - Early 1960s Mambo, Rhumba and Salsa out of New York City!

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Willie Nelson: Absolutely The Best Volume 1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0612482
 

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​(2002/Fuel 2000) 14 Tracks - Early hits and favorites, 1957-1964!

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Various: Red, White & Bluegrass - An American Bluegrass Celebration (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFUEL1240
 

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(2002/Fuel) 16 tracks (39:22) digitally remastered.

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Aaron Lines: Living Out Loud (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0314001
 

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(RCA) 11 tracks

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The Charlie Daniels Band: Deluxe Essential Super Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBLH9720
 

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(2016/Blue Hat Records) 19 tracks. Charlie Daniels Band - Essential Super Hits. The North Carolinian fiddler revisited the studio in 2004 to re-record this collection of his career hits like 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia', 'Still In Saigon', 'The South's Gonna Do...

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Johnny Cash: All Aboard The Blue Train (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPGET7513
 

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​(2002/Get Back) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1963 'Sun' album - 180g Virgin Vinyl

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Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash Sings Folsom Prison Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPGET7512
 

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​(2002/Get Back) 10 tracks - Reproduction of the 1970 'Share' LP - 180g 'Virgin' Vinyl

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Jack Scott: I Remember Hank Williams - What In The World's Come Over You (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO572
 

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(2002/BGO) 24 tracks. Originally released in 1960 on the Top Rank label, these albums are commanding prices of £25 and £65 each respectively on the current collectors’ market. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Jack Scott (born Jack Scafone, Jr., January 28, 1936) moved to...

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Johnny Cash: Songs Of Our Soil...plus (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD509412
 

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​(2002/Sony) 14 tracks

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Johnny Cash & June Carter: Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD506370
 

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(2002/Columbia) 13 tracks incl. bonus tracks

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JIM & JESSE: 20 Great Songs By Jim & Jesse (CD Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDTOCP6436
 

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(1990/EMI Japan) 20 tracks - Stereo

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Rina Pia: Mijn Souvenirs Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDAMC55371
 

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(2002/Silver Star) 18 Tracks sung in dutch language!

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Various: Classic Mountain Songs - From Smithsonian Folkways
Art-Nr.: CDSFW40094
 

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(2002/Smithsonian Folkways) 24 tracks

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Gunter Gabriel: Gunterwegs
Art-Nr.: BCD16626
 

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1-CD with 16-page booklet, 15 single tracks, playing time 55:54 minutes.  Timeless, great album from 2002 including all lyrics and with comments by Gunter Gabriel in the booklet.# Like no other artist, Gunter Gabriel has become a symbol - for movement,...

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Dolly Parton: Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CD985262
 

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(2002/BMG UK) 16 tracks (46:11) 1968-1977. Superb UK-only RCA master compilation./Hervorragende RCA Zusammenstellung aus England. last copies deleted now - Restbestand!*****

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Various: A Christmas Collection
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(2002/Music For Pleasure) 20 tracks - Few copies only!

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Johnny Cash: American 4 - The Man Comes Around (re) US
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(2002/AMERICAN) 15 tracks

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IRISH ROVERS: Collection (2002)
Art-Nr.: CDVAR66377
 

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(2002/VARESE) 18 tracks

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Various: Nothing Left To Lose
Art-Nr.: CDIM0004
 

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(2002/INCIDENTAL) 17 tracks (64:10) overlooked Americana gem - last copies!

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Patty Griffin: Griffin, Patty 1000 Kisses
Art-Nr.: CDATO21504
 

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(2002/ATO) 10 titres, album de 2002

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Alohas / Amaru & The Starliters: Hawaiian - The Last Paradise
Art-Nr.: CDSA141087
 

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(2002/MANUITI) 16 tracks (42:07)

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Johnny Cash: Forever - Collector's Steelbox Edition (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMYR52257
 

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(2002/MADACY) 40 tracks (Sun) with 24 page booklet.

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Various: Irish Greats (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD2191038
 

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(2002/ARIOLA) 36 original tracks, straight out of country pubs.

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Walter Smith & Friends: I'll Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms (1931-36)
Art-Nr.: CDDO8064
 

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(2002/DOCUMENT) 22 tracks with 8 page booklet

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Tim McGraw: Tim McGraw (2002)
Art-Nr.: CD62588
 

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(2002/CURB) 15 tracks

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Various: Louisiana - American Roots Songbook
Art-Nr.: CDSH6789
 

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(2002/St.Clair) 10 tracks (38:40) 1990s-2000s. Great sampler of original Zydeco & New Orleans Blues/R&B/Brass masters from Shanachie. last copies - nice price

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Joan Burbick: Rodeo Queens - Rodeo Queens - On The Circuit With America's Cowgirls
Art-Nr.: 0031303
 

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(2002/PB) English, 15x23 cm, 246 pages, b&w photos; a profile of Rodeo Life in the spotlight and afterwards - special price/last copies

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Johnny Cash: Hymns...plus (US)
Art-Nr.: CD724481
 

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(2002/SONY) 13 tracks 1958 - remastered with 12 page booklet

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Del Reeves: All Time Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDKS0313
 

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(2002/KING) 10 tracks

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Johnny Cash: The Essential 2-CD (AUS)
Art-Nr.: CD98778
 

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(2002/SONY AUSTRALIA) 36 tracks 1955-94 remastered with 12 p.booklet

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SAVOY-DOUCET CAJUN BAND: The Best Of
Art-Nr.: CDARH500
 

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(2002/ARHOOLIE) 19 tracks 1981-2002 - 22 years Anthology!

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JEFF & VIDA: The Simplest Plans
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(2002/BINKY) 12 tracks

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Hank Williams: Hank Williams, Senior - The Collection (CD)
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(2002/SPECTRUM) 18 tracks

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David Olney: Women Across The River
Art-Nr.: CDSM403
 

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(2002/SCR) 14 tracks

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Paul Craft: Raided By The Railroad Line
Art-Nr.: CDSCR52
 

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(2002/SCR) 12 tracks feat: Mike Auldridge - Dobro, John Hartford - Banjo, Norman Blake - Guitar/Mandolin, Vassar Clement - Fiddle a.o.

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Stephanie Urbina Jones: Stephanie Urbina Jones
Art-Nr.: CDCDR8012
 

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(2002/CASA DEL RIO) 12 tracks Texas Lady with dreamy ballads and some uptempo tracks including nice Latino accents/Texas Lady mit verträumten Balladen und einigen Uptempo Stücken, gewürzt mit heißblütigen Latino-Elementen!!

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Ferlin Husky As Terry Preston: Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost
Art-Nr.: CDD045
 

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(2002/BACM) 24 tracks Four Star & Capitol Recordings

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Janie Fricke: Live At Billy Bob's Texas
Art-Nr.: CDSMG5011
 

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(2002/Smith) 17 tracks

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Sonny James: 20 All Time Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0704
 

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(2002/KING) 20 tracks

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The Lettermen: A Song For Young Love - Once Upon A Time (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM328
 

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​(2002/Collectors' Choice) 24 Tracks - Two 1962 albums!

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Red Sovine: 20 All Time Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0700
 

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(2002/KING) 20 tracks - the Starday 1970s original Hits. Alle original Trucker & Country Hits in Top Qualität - Teddy Bear ist die Original Version von Johnny Hill's deutschem Hit 'Ruf Teddy Bear Eins-Vier'

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Various: The Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music
Art-Nr.: CDROU11599
 

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(2002/ROUNDER) 28 tracks Digipack with 28 page booklet

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Les Paul: How High The Moon (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDAJA5438
 

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(2002/ASV) 30 mono recordings 1937-1951 featuring Mary Ford

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David Allan Coe: 20 All Time Greatest
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0701
 

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(2002/KING9 20 tracks / re-recordings

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Ralph Stanley: Poor Rambler - King Recordings (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKING0951
 

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(2002/KING) 48 tracks, his complete King & Gusto 1967-80 with 20 page booklet - special price !

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Harley Huggins: & The Barn Dance Gang 1946
Art-Nr.: CDRFD27
 

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(2002/COUNTRY ROUTES) 36 tracks

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Eve Selis: Do You Know Me
Art-Nr.: CDHCT002
 

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(2002/HIPPY CHICK TWANG) 13 tracks - last copies

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James R. Goff Jr.: Close Harmony History Of Southern Gospel
Art-Nr.: 0031187
 

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English, Paperback, 14.5x23 cm, 392 pages, b&w photos; The spread of white gospel music is intricately connected to the people who based their livelihoods on it and 'Close Harmony' is filled with the stories of artists and groups such as Frank Stamps, the Chuck...

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The Louvin Brothers: Nearer My God To Thee
Art-Nr.: CDKING0102
 

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(2002/KING) 12 tracks 1957

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The Louvin Brothers: Thank God For My Christian Home
Art-Nr.: CDKING0101
 

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(2002/KING) 12 tracks 1965

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Sir Douglas Quintet: Mendocino (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACA8041
 

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(2002/UNIVERSAL) 16 tracks 1969-90 last copies

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The Louvin Brothers: I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby
Art-Nr.: CDKING0100
 

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(2002/KING) 10 tracks

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The Blasters: Trouble Bound (CD, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CDH8148
 

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(2002/Hightone) 17 Tracks (67:33), Digipack - The Blasters, almost with the original line-up. Recorded live in Los Angeles. A fascinating performance, full of pure energy and enthusiasm. Compared to these 'veterans', most young blues bands sound pretty lame. A...

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