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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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Merle Haggard: The Essential Merle Haggard - The Epic Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD112405
 

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(Sony Music) 14 tracks (48:33) 1981-1987 with 12 page booklet.

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Don Gibson: Anthology (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBMG6282
 

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(2004/BMG UK) 32 Tracks - Anthology through the years 1957-1969, including 2 duets with Dottie West!

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Culture: Peace & Love (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNAP034
 

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(Charly/2001) 10 tracks

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Midnite: Full Cup - A Midnite - Ras L Collaboration (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD033526
 

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(Ernie B Records/2004) 17 tracks

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Ranking Slackness: Slackest LP (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3927
 

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(Techniques Records/2004) 9 tracks

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Chet Atkins: High Rockin' Swing (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDUV1234
 

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(2004/Comet) 116 tracks, 1946-1954

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Brenda Lee: Greatest Country Songs (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDD278865
 

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(2004/Curb) 11 tracks, re-recorded in stereo

$16.32 *

Ray Charles: Genius Loves Company (2-LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPPA009
 

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(2004/Pure Audiophile) 12 tracks - Pure Audiophile Records, Ltd. is printed on the spine, back cover and each record label. Issued under the exclusive license to Concord Records is printed on both the back cover as well as each record label. Manufactured and...

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Johnny Cash: Five Minutes To Live - Movie - Spielfilm (DVD)
Art-Nr.: AVD30001
 

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NTSC, Code 0, Time: 75:18, Movie, USA 1962, black/white, english with german subtitles. Starring: Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forrester, Pamela Mason, Merle Travis.   Cash's cult movie in best possible quality. On DVD for the first time, with a bonus trailer...

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Merle Haggard: A Portrait Of & Keep Movin' On (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO641
 

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(2004/BGO) 21 tracks, 1969-1970;

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Jim Reeves: His Personal Best - The Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBMG58629
 

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(BMG) 30 tracks (RCA)

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Various: A Cold Night In Nashville (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAT53492
 

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(2004/JAT) 10 tracks (29:51) papersleeve.  - On January 20, 1977 Elvis was scheduled to begin recording at Buzz Cason's studio, Creative Workshop. This compilation is a collection of songs Elvis and producer Felton Jarvis definitely considered recording...

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Kyle Littlefeather: The Unconquered Spirit - Chants & Traces Of The Native American Indian (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0614092
 

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(2004/Fuel 2000) CutOut CD1: 26 tracks (62:06) CD2: 12 tracks (70:12).  - CD-1 contains local style native song and music of the plains and southwest: War Dances, Ceremonial Folks Songs and Chants. CD-2 contains reconstructions & remixes.

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The Collins Kids: At Town Hall Party Vol.2 DVD (0)
Art-Nr.: BVD20010
 

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 26 tracks, playing time: 86:38) 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre in...

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The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem: Best Of Family & Friends (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0613882
 

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(2004/Fuel 2000) 22 Tracks - Irish Folk made in the USA, 1950s-1960s! Jewel case in carton sleeve!

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Various - Season's Greetings: Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16718
 

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1-CD-album digipac with 24-page booklet, 30 tracks; playing time 77:16 minutes. - Special 'Red Nose' price - while stock last!***** It is one of the most familiar songs in all American music, and among the Top 20 all-time earners in the American record business. It...

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Irene Kelley: Thunderbird (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDIK1563
 

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(2004/Kelly) 11 tracks (38:05)

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Merle Haggard: It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) - If We Make It Through December (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO650
 

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(2004/BGO) 22 Tracks - 2 Capitol albums from 1972-1974!

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Dolly Parton: The Early Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD26450
 

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(Deltamusic/2004) 18 tracks THE EARLY YEARS DOLLY PARTON Singer-Songwriter-Actress Dolly Parton, the best-known female country star of our time, was born on a farm in Locust Ridge, Sevier County, Tennessee, on January 19, 1946. She was the fourth of twelve...

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Charlie Feathers: Honky Tonk Man - New Jungle Fever (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3095462
 

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(2004/Last Call) 14 tracks, original 1987 New Rose recordings. 8-page booklet with photos by Tav Falco and a foreword by Lux Interior. Recorded and produced in Memphis, Tennessee, by Feathers himself! - CD already out of print - new stock copies - sealed (Bear...

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Neil Young: Prairie Wind (2004) CD&DVD
Art-Nr.: CD49494
 

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(2004/REPRISE) 10 tracks plus DVD (NTSC, Code 0, 52 Mins.) CD: 10 New Songs DVD: Actual Footage Of The Recording Of The Entire Album. Audio On The DVD s In Hi-Res Stereo For The Highest Quality Audio Available Because Sound Matters.

$46.74 *

Jan & Dean: Ride The Wild Surf - Folk'n'Roll (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBGO636
 

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(2004/BGO) 24 tracks, original 1964-1965 Liberty recorings. Slipcase packaging with 12 page booklet.

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Bill Boyd: Lone Star Rag 1937-49 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDACR145
 

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(2004/ACROBAT) 15 tracks

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Various: American Legends - Real Country Classics 2-CD
Art-Nr.: CD517965
 

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(2004/SONY) 36 tracks 1959-95

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Jose Laralde: Inolvidables RCA: 20 Grandes Exitos (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY654416
 

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(2004/Sony) 20 tracks.

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Various: Doctors - Professors - Kings & Queens (4-CD Box)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY37441
 

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(1927-2003) (312:09/85) Dieses Werk ist einfach wunderschön! Eine große Box im Format 28x22 cm mit vier CDs und einem 80-seitigen Begleitbuch - gänzlich der musikalischen Tradition von New Orleans gewidmet. Jeder einzelne Song mit diskografischen...

$210.54 *

Trini Lopez: Legacy - My Texas Roots (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD705082
 

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(2004/HALLMARK) 14 tracks plus interview

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LYNN, Loretta: The Gospel Spirit (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMCA2908
 

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(2004/MCA) 14 tracks (Decca 1965-70)

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Brenda Lee: Little Miss Dynamite In Concert (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPLS688
 

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(2004/SANCTUARY) 13 tracks

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SMITH, Carl: Famous Country Music Makers (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPLS670
 

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(2004/Pulse) 20 tracks

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Lucille Starr & Canadian Sweethearts: Lonely Street - Side By Side Pop & Country plus Bonus Single Sides (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM04892
 

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(2004/CCM/Sony Custom) 25 tracks Epic 1967-69. Rare US re-issue - original sealed stock copy! - (Bear Family Records) The original albums plus bonus single sides. The Canadian Sweethearts 'Side By Side/Pop & Country' (1967) Lucille Starr 'Lonely Street' (1969).

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John Fogerty: Deja Vu - All Over Again (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD9863468
 

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(2004/GEFFEN) 10 tracks - first new studio album in 7 years.

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Jimmy Sturr & Friends: Rock'n Polka (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROU6109
 

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(2004/ROUNDER) 13 tracks

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Various: Hard Headed Woman - Wanda Jackson Celebration (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBS077
 

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(2004/BLOODSHOT) 21 tracks (60:10) with 10 page booklet

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Johnny Hiland: Johnny Hiland
Art-Nr.: CDFN2390
 

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(2004/Favored Nations) 12 tracks.

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Various: The Hit List: 24 Hot 100 American Chart Busters of the 70s
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1025
 

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(2004/Ace) 24 tracks, 1969-76, 28 page booklet.

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New Riders Of The Purple Sage: Home Home on the Road - Brujo
Art-Nr.: CDBGO632
 

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(2004/BGO) 22 tracks. 1974

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Lee Ann Womack: Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDMCA188302
 

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(2004/MCA) 14 tracks

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Terri Clark: Greatest Hits 1994-2004
Art-Nr.: CDMER1906
 

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(2004/MERCURY) 14 tracks (including 6 #1 Singles)

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James Hartford Band: Stuff That Works
Art-Nr.: CDEW110
 

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(2004/EARWAVE) 11 tracks with special guests: Guy Clark, Pat McLaughlin, Andy Griggs and Mike Henderson,

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Various: Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways
Art-Nr.: CDSFW40110
 

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(2004/Folkways) 25 Tracks

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Jim Croce: Classic Hits
Art-Nr.: CDRN73890
 

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(2004/RHINO) 20 tracks - as seen on TV! 20 digitally remastered hits, the most complete career retrospective on one CD!

$32.70 *

Gerald Smith: You Play Like Chet
Art-Nr.: CDSH00001
 

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(2004/SHIT HAPPENS) 12 (38:26) classic (& funny) stuff from Georgia.

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TWILIGHT RANCHERS: Who Stole That Train ? (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCIM001
 

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(2004/COW ISLAND) 12 tracks (32:19) Boston's blend of Honky Tonk, Hillbilly and Western Swing. Produced by Sean Mencher. Longtime fans of Boston's hillbilly scene get misty-eyed when the conversation turns to the golden age of the early '50s. There was a day when...

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Karen Collins: Backroads & Bayous
Art-Nr.: CDKC04012
 

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(2004/COLLINS) 12 tracks (38:35) Travel along the back roads of vintage country music with a stop off in the Louisiana bayous.

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Various: Enjoy Every Sandwich - Songs Of Warren Zevon
Art-Nr.: CD17304
 

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(2004/ARTEMIS) 14 tracks (57:37) superb singer/songwriter meeting for a great price! incl. all lyrics. - limited quantities.

$8.78 *

Stefan Waggershausen: Unterm Cajun Mond
Art-Nr.: CD4011883
 

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(2004/MIAU) 16 Titel (79:18) 16 Seiten Booklet.

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Various: Out There - Wild & Wondrous Roots Of R&R
Art-Nr.: CDVIP025
 

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(2004/VIPER) 20 tracks (55:14) 1922-50 with 8 page booklet.

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Various: Reasons To Believe - A Country Music Tribute To Bruce Springsteen (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD33002
 

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(2004/Warner Special Products-Sterling) 10 tracks (43:28) - Classy nice price compilation of great Country Music versions from the Warner vaults 1976-1994.

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WAILIN' JENNYS: 40 Days
Art-Nr.: CDCTX247
 

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(2004/SHOCK) 13 tracks (50:54) with 16 page booklet incl.all lyrics.

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Porter Wagoner & Pam Gadd: Something To Bragg About
Art-Nr.: CDGT0574
 

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(2004/KING) 10 tracks (29:30) Porter & Pam provide a magical blend of rare, world class talent on this 2004 Top Album! nice price

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Various: Roots Of The Narcocorrido
Art-Nr.: CDARH7053
 

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(2004/ARHOOLIE) 26 tracks 1938-1970 with 38 page booklet of notes and all lyrics in english/esp; This collection of rare, historic recordings of corridos about various aspects of smuggling (not only of drugs), attempts to place the phenomenon of the currently widely...

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Holly Williams: The Ones We Never Know
Art-Nr.: CD252902
 

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(2004/UNIVERSAL) 12 tracks

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Johnny Cash: Hayride Anthology
Art-Nr.: CDCLP3950
 

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(2004/STARDUST) 20 tracks 1959-65 (47:14) slipcase packaging with 12 page booklet.

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Various: God, Family, Country - Classic Country Series
Art-Nr.: CDTL19853
 

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(2004/TIMELIFE) 20 tracks (74:28) 1959-2003, TV advertised multi- label collection of songs that touch us.

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Various: Honky Tonk Heroes (2-CD) Classic Country Seri
Art-Nr.: CDTL18997
 

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(2004/TIME LIFE) 30 tracks

$21.00 *

Lynn Anderson: Live From Rose Garden (CD-DVD)
Art-Nr.: CDCLP2985
 

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(2004/GOLDENLANE) 16 tracks (CD) plus DVD (Code 0, NTSC, Color) including 17 performances plus interviews, discography, backstage footage. Recorded at the Renaissance Center, Dickson,TN in 2004.

$15.15 *

Various: The First Ladies Of Christmas (CD&DVD Set)
Art-Nr.: DVD12074
 

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(2004/MaWa) 14 tracks (CD) plus DVD (NTSC, Code 0) of winter landscapes with on screen lyrics to sing-along to 13 songs of the season. Karaoke DVD mit Winterlandschaft (13 Titel)

$5.82 *

Waylon Jennings: The Essential (US) 2-CD
Art-Nr.: CDRCA707615
 

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(2004/SONY/BMG) 42 tracks 1964-2001

$29.13 *

Ernie Ashworth: Best Of The Best
Art-Nr.: CDGT0573
 

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(2004/KING) 12 tracks

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Tommy Collins: Singer Songwriter Comedian
Art-Nr.: CDGT0564
 

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(2004/KING) 10 tracks including his novelty smashes 'Cigarette Milner' & 'Opal, You Asked Me'

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Patty Loveless: 16 Biggest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDSNY703351
 

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(2004/SONY) 16 tracks 1993-2003

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EDGE CITY: Keepers Of The Flame
Art-Nr.: CDECR1002
 

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(2004/EDGECITY) 13 tracks

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Shania Twain: Greatest Hits (EU)
Art-Nr.: CDMER63604
 

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(2004/MERCURY) 21 tracks with 16 page booklet

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BULLER, Becky: Little Bird
Art-Nr.: CDBBR015
 

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(2004/BELL BUCKLE) 13 tracks of fine pickin' & singin' featuring 3 instrumentals - definitely Highlight for all old school acoustic enthusiasts; Becky Buller plays a 1931 Gibson guitar and an unlabeled German Stainer model fiddle ca.1800.

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James Stewart: Winchester '73 (2)
Art-Nr.: DVD822544
 

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(2004/UNIVERSAL) PAL,B/W,Mono,D/E/F,Specials,88min.,1950;

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Spade Cooley: S. Cooley the Silver Bandit - Kid From.. (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4421
 

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(2004/ALPHA) engl., 1947, b&w, 51 min.

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Roy Rogers: Home In Oklahoma (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4488
 

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(2004/ALPHA) NTSC, engl., 1947, B&W, 71 Minutes starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans a.o.

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Vince Hatfield: Vince (2004)
Art-Nr.: CDBM31672
 

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(2004/BLUE MOON) 14 tracks

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