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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 Williams: Move It On Over (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCTS55453
 

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(Country Stars) 22 tracks

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Jussi Syren & The Groundbreakers: Factory And Fields (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBLR3361
 

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(Bluelight) 13 tracks (35.01)

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The Wailers: Live at Maritime Hall (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMHP2009
 

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(2B1 Records/1999) 11 tracks Original Wailers organist-keyboardist Earl `Wya' Lindo is still bubbling with his trademark funky syncopated peculating playing. He has been through it all too, from his early days at Coxsone Dodd's Studio One (Jamaica's Motown). an...

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Barbara Mandrell: The Best Of Barbara Mandrell (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHMN047
 

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(1999/Universal) 23 tracks DOT/MCA masters 1970s and early 80s.

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Various: A Country Christmas (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJB213
 

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(1999/Weton-Wesgram) 32 Tracks - Fantastic Country Christmas compilation pressed in the Netherlands!

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B.J. Thomas: Earliest Hits And Great Covers - The Crazy Cajun Recordings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDED619
 

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(1999/Edsel) 22 tracks (56:54) Crazy Cajun Recordings 60s/70s with 8 page notes by John Lomax III.  - In addition to being one of the finest singers of the past thirty years, B.J. Thomas is also one of the most enduring, a vocalist who is now in his fifth...

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Frankie Laine: Love Is A Golden Ring (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD204808
 

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(TIM) 14 tracks inclusive Love Is A Golden Ring, High Noon, Rawhide and more

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Waylon Jennings: The Journey: Destiny's Child (6-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16320
 

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6-CD box (LP-size) with 60-page hardcover book, 169 tracks. Playing time approx. 398 mns. Waylon Jennings begins here. One of the epochal careers in country music took root in September 1958 when Buddy Holly produced his first single. This 6-CD boxed set...

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Various: First Ladies Of Country (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCTS55412
 

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(Country Stars) 22 tracks featuring the two female country singers Melba Montgomery and Norma-Jean. This album includes re-recordings of the original versions

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Randy Travis: A Man Ain't Made Of Stone (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD50119
 

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(1999/Dreamworks) 12 tracks (39:07) with 16 page booklet including all lyrics. - Long deleted great, classic Travis album - sealed new stock copy (Bear Family Records)

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Waylon Jennings: The Journey: Six Strings Away (6-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16370
 

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6-CD box (LP-size) with 60-page hardcover book, 147 tracks. Playing time approx. 417 mns. The second volume of Bear Family's chronicle of Waylon Jennings ' pre-Outlaw recordings begins in June 1968, taking the story to the end of 1972. Here Waylon Jennings...

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Joe Barry: Loneliest Boy In Town - Crazy Cajun Recording Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDED610
 

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(1999/EDSEL) 17 tracks 1960s (45:02) with 12 page booklet. Great Swamp Pop, R&B and Blues from Louisianna. If you like Fats Domino's style, Joe is for you too! last stock - special price

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WATSON, Dale: People I've Known, Places I've Been (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCSC1011
 

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(1999/CRS) 12 tracks - Country Music People Magazine Spotlight Album October 1999

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Kenny Rogers & First Edition: The Best Of Kenny Rogers & The First Edition (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHMN025
 

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(1999/UNIVERSAL) 24 tracks (73:18) 1969-72 ! last copies

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Anton Karas: Hither 'n' Zither - Around The World With Anton Karas (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDETD131
 

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(1999/Music Collection International) 12 tracks - beautifully arranged medleys - 40:40 minutes playing time

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Various: Back To The Big Easy - Music From New Orleans (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDZS175
 

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(1999/DCC) 13 tracks

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Mac Curtis: Early In The Morning (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBLR3367
 

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(1999/BLUELIGHT) 12 tracks 1970/71. The legendary 1970 Nashville Country Session with DJ. Fontana, Lloyd Greene, Charly McCoy ao.  Super Bit Mapping - great sound LAST COPIES! DELETED!

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George Hamilton IV: Treasures Untold (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSD084
 

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(1999/Magnum) 14 tracks

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Mickey Gilley: Backtracks (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREN614
 

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(Backtracks-Renaissance) 20 tracks (45:31) early rock'n'roll and country recordings (probably 1960s and 70s - no data) some new to CD.

$21.00 *

Johnnie Allan: Essential Collection, Vol.2 (CD, US)
Art-Nr.: CDJIN9065
 

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(1999/JIN) 23 tracks

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Link Davis: Big Mamou Boogie - Crazy Cajun Recordings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNEST914
 

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(1999/Crimson) 11 tracks - Originally sealed!

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Michael Nesmith: Magnetic South - Loose Salute
Art-Nr.: CDSNY166044
 

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(1999/Sony/BMG) 22 tracks. 1970

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Blaze Foley (Tribute): Bfi Too: Blaze A Blaze (Vol.2)
Art-Nr.: CDDS02
 

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(1999/DEEP SOUTH) 15 tracks (55:47) 20 p. booklet incl. all lyrics.

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Anne Murray: Let There Be Love
Art-Nr.: CD23587
 

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(1999/EMI CANADA) 13 tracks

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Joni Harms: Are We There Yet? - Songs For Children
Art-Nr.: CDHWR24442
 

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(1999/HARMS) 11 tracks (28:38) beautifully, acustic arranged songs for children of all ages! Pat Sever (dob/steel) Dow Tomlin (bass) Pat McGrath (ac/gtr) David Russell (fiddle/mand).

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EARLE, Steve & Del McCoury Ban: The Mountain
Art-Nr.: CDNW6157
 

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(1999/E-SQUARED) 14 tracks (45:52) Outstanding Bluegrass Project feat. guests. Sam Bush, Marty Stuart, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Benny Martin a.o.

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Julian Austin: Back In Your Life - CD Single
Art-Nr.: CD70427
 

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(1999/BMG CANADA) 3 tracks - great modern country stuff

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Melanie: Beautiful People - The Greatest Hits Of...
Art-Nr.: CD99630
 

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(1999/BUDDAH) 19 master tracks 1970-74 with 10 page booklet

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Fred Eaglesmith: 50-Odd Dollars
Art-Nr.: CDRAZ82843
 

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(1999/RAZOR) 11 tracks

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RENO, Don: The Golden Guitar Of Don Reno
Art-Nr.: CDGT0665
 

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(1999/2007/GUSTO) 15 tracks King, Nashville 1972 with 8 page booklet - nice price !

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Ian Tyson: Lost Herd (1999)
Art-Nr.: CDVMD79533
 

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(1999/ACE/VANGUARD) 10 tracks

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Bobby Atkins: In His Arms I'm Not Afraid
Art-Nr.: CDTB9501
 

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(1999/THUNDERBOLT) 12 tracks; starring Mark Atkins & The Countrymen

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Bobby Goldsboro: The Very Best Of
Art-Nr.: CD5208592
 

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(1999/EMI) 20 tracks 1966-75

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Spade Cooley: Big Band 1950-1952
Art-Nr.: CDHQ144
 

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(1999/HARLQUIN) 33 tracks (76:50)

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Various: Les Années 60, Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD72444
 

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(1999/BMG Camden France) 16 Tracks - French Chansons and Rock'n'Roll!

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Various: Masters Of The Steel String Guitar - Live
Art-Nr.: CDARH485
 

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(1999/2000 'Arhoolie') (65:42/18) Folk- und Countryblues, mitgeschnitten bei verschiedenen Konzerten an der Westküste / recorded live during a National tour; a fine collection of folk and country blues

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GASPARD/LACHNEY/BERTRAND: Early American Cajun Music From The 1920s
Art-Nr.: CDL2042
 

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(1999/YAZOO) 24 tracks (73:54) with 20 page booklet. Früheste Dokumentationen eines lange vernachlässigten amerikanischen Kulturerbes / earliest field recordings with a high historical value.

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Woody Guthrie: The Ash Recordings 4-CD (HDCD) Cube Box
Art-Nr.: CDSF40112
 

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(1999/SMITHONIAN) 105 tracks

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Warren Storm: King Of The Dance Halls - Crazy Cajun Recordings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDED636
 

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(1999/EDSEL) 26 tracks Crazy Cajun Swamp Pop & Country 60s/70s with 12 page booklet / Oldschool Country, Schmalzballaden, R&B & Swamp Pop vom Feinsten. Abwechslungsreiches Material, aufgenommen in Texas und Louisiana von Größen wie J.D. Miller oder Huey...

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Keith Urban: Keith Urban
Art-Nr.: CDP797591
 

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(1999/CAPITOL) 12 tracks

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The Drugstore Cowboys: Crash & Burn (CD Album)
Art-Nr.: CDRAU047
 

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​(1999/Raucous) 12 tracks, Rockabilly-Surf-Punk-mix with American roots, spiced with some Brian Setzer influences! MM/Bear Family Records

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Joe Barry: Crazy Cajun Recordings Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDED617
 

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CD on DEMON RECORDS by Joe Barry - aka Roosevelt Jones - Crazy Cajun Rec.Vol.2

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Dean Mitchell: Waitin' For A Train (4-CD Longbox)
Art-Nr.: CDSIMS103
 

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(1999/SIMS) A 109 song tribute to the Music of Jimmie Rodgers. Produced in Nashville by Russell Sims with: Tommy Allsup, Hoot Hester, David Spicher and Pete Wade - Longbox with 26 page booklet

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Gunter Gabriel: Aus dem Leben gegriffen
Art-Nr.: BCD16358
 

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1 CD album with 31-page booklet, 21 single tracks. Playing time approx. 66 minutes. Telling stories was always Gunter Gabriel's thing, whether it was his boss he wanted more money from or Willy Klein, the TV man he told. Here is the re-release of his cult...

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Tammy Wynette: The Definitive Collection
Art-Nr.: CD494355
 

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​(Sony) 27 Tracks

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Connie Francis: Connie's Country
Art-Nr.: CD554814
 

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(1999/SPECTRUM) 18 tracks Polygram 1959-67.

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Tex Ritter: Blood On The Saddle 4-CD-Box & 44-Page Book
Art-Nr.: BCD16260
 

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TEX RITTER   Have I Stayed Away Too Long The four CDs that make up this collection contain what many feel is the best work Tex Ritter ever did. In nine recording sessions for Capitol Transcriptions over a period of two and a half years (1945-1947), Ritter...

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FLORES, Rosie: Dance Hall Dreams (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROU3150
 

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(1999/Rounder) 12 Dancehall Goodies featuring; Cindy Cashdollar, Kevin Smith, Sarah Brown, Radney Foster, Eric Dunbar a.o. Plus bonus CD Rounder 30th Anniversary (14 tracks).

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EASY RIDERS: Marianne - Wanderin' Folk Songs By The Easy Riders - Cut Out (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL6053
 

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by EASY RIDERS - Marianne - Wanderin' Folk Songs By The Easy Riders - Cut1

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Biller & Wakefield: The Hot Guitars Of Biller & Wakefield (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHMG3006
 

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(1999/HGM) 14 Songs. In The Jimmy Bryant/Speedy West Tradition Billy & Wakefield's music is an amalgam of rockabilly and swing with some country and hillbilly jazz thrown in. All star supporting cast includes Wally Hersom, Big Sandy, Deke Dickerson and more...

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No image available Gram Parsons: Grievous Angel
Art-Nr.: CD26108
 

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(1999 'Evidence') (62:05/12) 'The Future Of The Blues' - (?). Beobachtet man die aktuelle Szene so fällt auf, dass sich jüngere schwarze Bluesgitarristen verstärkt auf den Soul der 60er Jahre und weißen Bluesrock beziehen. Ich denke an Melvin Taylor oder...

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