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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: Lonesome, On'ry And Mean - A Tribute To Waylon Jennings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDUAL1137
 

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(Dualtone) 15 tracks (50:40) 12 pages booklet. Produced by Chuck Mead, Dave Roe, Scott Robinson and Dan Herrington. With: Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Carlene Carter and others Brilliant album, as timeless as Waylon himself! Last...

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Various: Country Québec 1925-1955 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFA5058
 

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(Frémaux & Associés) 50 Tracks - 48 page booklet - The History of World Music has enabled us to discover the most unlikely genre - Country Quebec I This boxed edition portrays all the typical aspects of Country Music, but the titles are sung in French. This fusion...

$29.19 *

Sizzla Kalonji: Scriptures - Music in My Soul (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJJ1101
 

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(Ernie B Records/2011) 13 tracks

$21.00 *

Michael Rose: Live At Maritime Hall San Francisco (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMHP2021
 

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(2B1/2003) 8 tracks Michael RoseAvas born in the Western Kingston ghetto of Waterhouse, Jamaica on July 11, 1957. With his distinctive powerful voice, Michael Rose star tpci at a young age singing with local bands around Jamaica. ' Then in 19'75, Niney the...

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Midnite & I Grade Collaboration: Vijan A Midnite - I Grade Collaboration (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDIG006
 

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(Ernie Bs Reggae/2003) 14 tracks VIJAN A Midnite - I Grade Collaboration 1. All Ye Naashan Arranged by Vaughn Benjamin Drums. Bass, Keys: Vaughn: Guitar: Laurent "Tippy" Alfred 2. See Blah Sum Arranged by Vaughn Benjamin Drums: Dion "Bosie" Hopkins; Bass, Keys,...

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Doc Holliday: Gunfighter-The Best Of The 90s (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDYR68176
 

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(2003/Comeback) 14 tracks.

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Judy Collins: Amazing Grace (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD47219
 

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(2003/Delta) 16 tracks

$23.34 *

Tennessee Ernie Ford: Mule Train - 25 Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCTS55492
 

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(2003/Country Stars) 25 tracks, total playing 65:03 min.

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Dickson Hall: Outlaws Of The Old West (CD)
Art-Nr.: ACD25006
 

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(2003/And More Bears) 12 tracks 1956 (32:55) 16 page booklet (english).  - Dickson Hall was born in North Carolina as Floyd Sherman Riley. He lived in the West during his teens and has studied folk music since his childhood.  - Many of the outlaws...

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Mark Lee Allen & The Driver Brothers: 454 Big Block (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCD001
 

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(2003/Corvallis) 15 Tracks - Highlight ! Tough Honky Tonkin'-Rockabilly platter, produced by Mark Penington (The Caravans), who also slaps the bass! The lead guitar is more than just treated by Jim Jeffries and Mark James is the rhythm machine at the drums! Highly...

$22.17 *

Various: Country Slide (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACR242
 

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(Acrobat Records) 25 tracks,  25 early examples of slide guitar playing in Country and Hillbilly music in the 1930s and 40s. The Hawaiian guitar sounds were recreated by Country and Blues players in many different ways. Among the exponents of the early...

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Johnny Cash: Cash Unearthed (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0303010
 

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(2003/LOST HIGHWAY) 79 tracks(64 unreleased) & 104 page cloth-bound book American Recordings/Lost Highway will release 'Cash Unearthed', A Five-CD Boxed Set Containing 79 Tracks Recorded During Johnny Cash's American Recordings Era (1994-2002). Discs 1, 2,...

$152.04 *

Roy Clark: Absolutely The Best Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0612762
 

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(2003/Fuel) 14 tracks (32:51) His more Rock'n'Rollin' and Teenage market output from Capitol Records 1961-1967. Notes by Bill Dahl.

$18.66 *

George Jones: Hank, Bob And Me (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0612822
 

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(2003/Fuel 2000/EMI Music Special Market)) 14 Tracks (33:36) Original 1962 United Artists recordings. A tribute to Hank Williams and Bob Wills with liner notes by Bill Dahl. Sealed new copy from US stock. (Bear Family Records)

$21.00 *

Various: Precious Lord - Gospel Gold (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0612772
 

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(2003/Fuel 2000) 14 Tracks - Great Gospel compilation feat. super stars as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 5 Blind Boys Of Alabama, The Dixie Hummingbirds and many more!

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JONES, George: Hank, Bob & Me (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFUEL61282
 

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(2003/Fuel 2000) 14 Tracks - From the vaults of United Artists! George sings Hank Williams and Bob Wills!

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Alan Jackson: Greatest Hits Volume II (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBMG55228
 

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(2003/Arista) 18 tracks (70:29) EU pressing

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The Nashville Brass: The Nashville Sound (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM438
 

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(CCM/BMG) 11 tracks (original LSP 4059)

$35.04 *

Jessi Colter: An Outlaw...A Lady - The Very Best Of (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0303011
 

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(2003/Capitol) 18 tracks (62:21) 1972-78 with 12 page booklet. Featuring duets with Waylon Jennings & Roy Orbison.

$21.00 *

Rosemary Clooney: Country Rose (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM352
 

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(2003/Collector's Choice) 21 tracks

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Skeeter Davis: Pop Hits Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTAR1102
 

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(2003/TARAGON) 24 tracks RCA 1963-67

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Waylon Jennings: Ol' Waylon (1976) - Original Masters Series (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA53230
 

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(2003/BMG) 11 tracks (35:21) upgrade version of Waylon's best-selling album! Includes the smash hit 'Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)', with guest appearance by Willie Nelson. Superb remasterd  by Vic Anesini at Sony Studios, New York. 8 page...

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Various: Tarheel Swing (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKK26
 

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(2003/KRAZY KAT) 28 tracks

$23.34 *

Link Wray: Be What You Want To (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACA8066
 

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(ACADIA) 11 tracks (Polydor 1973) The 1973 San Francisco recordings featuring Jerry Garcia and Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen

$58.44 *

Bob Dylan: Essential (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNL503133
 

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(2003/SONY) 42 tracks 1963-1999 Limited Edition with Bonus CD & 20 page booklet

$58.44 *

Willie Nelson & Friends: Willie Nelson & Friends (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5938112
 

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(2003/EMI) 18 tracks 1960-1995 Great album, includes duets with Hank Cochran, Tanya Tucker, Asleep At The Wheel and Shirley Collie!!/ Fantastische Scheibe u.a. mit Hank Cochran, Tanya Tucker, Asleep At The Wheel und Shirley Collie!!

$19.83 *

PRIDE, Charley: The Best Of (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD53244
 

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(2003/BMG UK) 18 tracks

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Juice Newton: All American Country
Art-Nr.: CD48231
 

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(2003/BMG) 10 tracks. Originals 1975,1984,1985,1989.

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John Denver: Rocky Mountain Christmas
Art-Nr.: CDBMG54092
 

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(2003/BMG) 17 tracks, reissue of the original 1975 RCA album, plus additional tracks recorded between 1970-1985, incl outtakes from the 1975 Christmas session with legendary drummer Hal Blaine! MM/Bear Family Records

$22.17 *

Johnny Cash: The Christmas Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD513610
 

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(2003/SONY) 20 tracks 1962-1980

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Merle Haggard: Fighting Side Of Me - 15#1 Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDUAL1145
 

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(2003/DUALTONE) 15 tracks (re-recordings)

$21.00 *

Various: Nashville Bluegrass (Nash Records 1959-65)
Art-Nr.: CDST018
 

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(2003/StomperTime) 35 gems from the Murray Nash archives 1959-65, mostly never been re-issued.

$14.63 *

Jo Dee Messina: Greatest Hits - enhanced CD
Art-Nr.: CDD278790
 

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(2003/CURB) 15 tracks plus video clip This album includes the 'Bring On The Rain' track feat. Tim McGraw!

$13.98 *

Sheryl Crow: The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow
Art-Nr.: CD9861092
 

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(2003/A&M) 17 tracks (77:54) the very best of plus 3 new recordings. 16 page photo booklet.

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LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS: Pilette Breakdown
Art-Nr.: CDSW6177
 

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(2003/Swallow) 15 tracks.

$19.83 *

Various: Classic Old-Time Music - From Smithsonian Folkways
Art-Nr.: CDSFW40093
 

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(2003/Smithsonian Folkways) 29 tracks

$17.49 *

Tom Astor: Electrola Stars
Art-Nr.: CDEMI90165
 

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(2003/CAPITOL) 18 tracks 1984-93

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Jim Lauderdale: Wait 'Til Spring (2003)
Art-Nr.: CDDUAL1140
 

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(2003/DUALTONE) 11 tracks (41:17) produced by Jim Lauderdale & Tim Coats. - last copies -

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The Byrds: The Essential Byrds (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY31882
 

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(SONY) 46 original Columbia Records master tracks 

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Dwight Yoakam: Yoakam, Dwight Pieces Of Time (Videoclips 1992-94)
Art-Nr.: DVD970208
 

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(2003/RHINO) NTSC, Code 0, couleur, 49 min., 11 clips vidéo.

$16.09 *

Gary Stewart: All American Country
Art-Nr.: CDBMG148221
 

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(2003/BMG) 10 tracks

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Various: Bluegrass Legends - Best
Art-Nr.: DVDBCS004
 

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(2003/MANDOLIN) NTSC, Code 0, Color, 50 Min.

$19.83 *

Various: Bluegrass Greatest Artists - Best
Art-Nr.: DVDBCS001
 

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(2003/MANDOLIN) NTSC, Code 0, Color, 46 Min.

$19.83 *

Various: Bluegrass Gospel - Best Vol.1
Art-Nr.: DVDBCS002
 

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(2003/MANDOLIN) NTSC, Code 0, Color, 49 Min.

$19.83 *

Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Essential (EU)
Art-Nr.: CD515173
 

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(2003/SONY) 16 tracks 1989-2001

$11.64 *

Joe South: Introspect - Don't It Make You Want To...plus
Art-Nr.: CDRV175
 

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(2003/RAVEN) 22 tracks 1968-69 with 8 page color booklet.

$26.85 *

Various: The 80s - Classic Country Series
Art-Nr.: CDTL18905
 

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(2003/TIME LIFE) 20 tracks

$19.83 *

Dixon Brothers: How Can A Broke Man Be Happy
Art-Nr.: CDACM4022
 

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(2003/ACROBAT) 23 tracks, recorded in the 30s

$9.24 *

Stanley Brothers: The Complete Mercury Recordings (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD53402
 

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(2003/MERCURY) 48 tracks 1953-58

$23.34 *

Adam Brand: Built For Speed - Live In Concert (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDCB002
 

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(2003/COMPASS BROS.) 17 tracks, recorded live at the Rootsy Hill Club in 2003 incl. three video tracks. PAL, ca 70 min.

$20.94 *

Adam Brand: Good Friends Live In Concert (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDCB001
 

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(2003/COMPASS BROS.) 21 tracks, recorded live 2001, six tracks are video clips plus interview footage. PAL, ca 80 min.

$18.60 *

David Allan Coe: Sings Johnny Cash's Biggest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDGT0536
 

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(2003/KING) 10 tracks

$10.41 *

Lynn Anderson: Songbook (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEQ70358
 

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(2003/EQ) 35 tracks - new recordings (24Bit processing for optimum sound quality)

$17.49 *

Billy Jo Spears: Mr. Walker It's All Over Now - Just Singin'
Art-Nr.: CDHUX44
 

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(2003/HUX) 21 tracks Capitol 1969/72

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Sheb Wooley: 22 Best Of The Best
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0722
 

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(2003/KING) 22 tracks

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Rascal Flatts: Rascal Flatts Live DVD(0)&CD Set
Art-Nr.: DVD165043
 

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(2003/LYRIC STREET) NTSC, Color, complete CMT Concert Video (Daytona Beach Florida) ca.60 mins., Backstage Footage, Photo Gallery. Audio CD (27:43) with 5 previously unreleased songs - great package

$25.62 *

Carl Smith: 20 All Time Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0716
 

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(2003/KING) 20 tracks

$17.43 *

LEWIS FAMILY: Born Of The Spirit (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSD0953
 

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(2003/KING) 46 tracks - early Starday recordings 1953-61 with 16 page booklet.

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NASHVILLE DULCIMERS: 28 Dulcimer Classics
Art-Nr.: CDKG0370
 

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(2003/KING) 28 tracks

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NASHVILLE DOBROS: 30 Dobro Classics
Art-Nr.: CDKG0366
 

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(2003/KING) 30 tracks

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Sandy Posey: 22 All-Time Favorites
Art-Nr.: CDKG0356
 

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(2003/KING) 22 tracks - special price offer !! while stock last

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NASHVILLE GUITARS: 30 Guitar Classics
Art-Nr.: CDKG0354
 

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(2003/KING) 30 tracks

$9.24 *

Don Reno & Red Smiley: God's Record Book Of Life
Art-Nr.: CDKG0342
 

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(2003/KING) 10 tracks

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Don Reno & Red Smiley: Sailing Home
Art-Nr.: CDKG0340
 

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(2003/KING) 10 tracks

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Don Reno & Red Smiley: Stonewall's Brigade
Art-Nr.: CDKG0338
 

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(2003/KING) 10 tracks

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Don Reno & Red Smiley: Love, Oh Please Come Home
Art-Nr.: CDKG0337
 

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(2003/KING) 10 tracks

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Stanley Brothers: Amazing Grace
Art-Nr.: CDKG0336
 

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(2003/KING) 10 tracks

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Stanley Brothers: Ridin' That Midnight Train
Art-Nr.: CDKG0334
 

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(2003/KING) 10 tracks

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