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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: The Sound Of France Vol.3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBX426
 

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(BR Music) 20 tracks

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Sylvia: Second Bloom - Hits Re-Imagined (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRPR1104
 

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(Red Pony Records) 10 Tracks - Ecopack While the sound of much of Sylvia’s formative music is iconic of a certain era and genre, she notes that the songs themselves are not bound to a specific time and place. The creative process of making Second Bloom...

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2Steel Girls: The Real Thing (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD2SG18001
 

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(Self Published) 11 Tracks -

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Lou Monte: Lazy Mary - The Sheik Of Araby (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL1081
 

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A - Lazy Mary B - The Sheik Of Araby

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Roy Hamilton: You Can Have Her - Ebb Tide (7inch, 45rpm, BC, CS)
Art-Nr.: 45COL2213
 

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A - You Can Have Her B - Ebb Tide

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You + Me: Rose Ave. (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRCA2591
 

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(RCA) 10 Tracks - Ecopack - 12 page booklet with lyrics and photos! Contemporary country folk project by Alecia Moore aka PINK and Dallas Green!

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The Traveling Wilburys: The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD799179
 

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(2008/WEA) 11 tracks. With Roy Orbison's unexpected passing shortly after their debut, the Wilburys would continue as a foursome and release their second album, whimsically entitled The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 featuring the singles 'Inside Out', 'She's My Baby'...

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The Traveling Wilburys: Volume 1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD799180
 

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(2008/WEA) 10 tracks. The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 is the Grammy Award winning debut from The Traveling Wilburys (George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison). The Traveling Wilburys (sometimes shortened to the Wilburys) were a...

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Caitlyn Smith: Starfire (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMONU8732
 

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(Monument) 12 Tracks - The twelve songs on Starfire illustrate the range of Smith's storytelling and the striking impact of her voice. 'Don't Give Up On My Love,' which she wrote by herself in a cabin in North Dakota, is almost painful in its intimacy, while 'East...

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Guy Mitchell: 20 Golden Greats (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPJB284
 

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(J&B) 20 tracks - Australian pressing, liscensed from 'CBS'

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Anna Sahlene: Photograph (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLHI0020
 

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(Lionheart) 12 tracks.

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Harry Belafonte: Sings 24 Calypso & Folk Songs (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRMB75111
 

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(2005/IMC) 24 tracks - This collection brings together a wealth of early Harry Belafonte recordings in the calypso and folk modes that made the singer such a huge star of the 1950's and 1960's folk style in American pop.

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Lee Hazlewood: Golden Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD142436
 

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(2007/Euro Trend) 16 tracks

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Various: Café Ipanema (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMBB7097
 

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(2011/Music Broker) 42 Tracks - Greatest flavors of Bossa Nova - 24-bit remaster!

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Rose Marie: My Blue Heaven (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPDS523
 

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(Castle) 40 Tracks (130:00 Min.)

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Various: Festival Di Cantautori (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDC869042
 

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(1996/Disky) 12 tracks

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Jose Feliciano: Asolutely The Best (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0610612
 

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(2000/Fuel 2000) 12 Tracks - In 1968 José Feliciano burst upon the American music scene with such a force, he will be forever remembered for his intimate reworking of The Doors' classic 'Light My Fire' became a no.3 Pop hit. For 'Light My Fire' was more than just a...

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Guy Mitchell: The Roving Kind (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPP14356
 

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(CBS - Encore) 12 tracks - Original 'Columbia' recordings - Cut-out LP

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Lee Hazlewood: There's A Dream I've Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 - 1971 (4CD + DVD)
Art-Nr.: CDLITA1099
 

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(2013/Light In The Attic) Well, looks like dreams do come true and here's one we've been saving. After 7 intense years in the making, Light In The Attic are proud to announce by far our most expansive and lavishly packaged project to date: There's A Dream I've Been...

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Lee Hazlewood: There's A Dream I've Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 - 1971 (4-CD + 4-DVD Deluxe Edition)
Art-Nr.: CDLITA1090
 

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(2013/Light In The Attic) Well, looks like dreams do come true and here's one we've been saving. After 7 intense years in the making, Light In The Attic are proud to announce by far our most expansive and lavishly packaged project to date: There's A Dream I've...

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Les Hamsters: L'integrale (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3931010
 

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(2016/Magic) 15 tracks.

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LAURENT: Laurent & Michael Laurent (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD3931009
 

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(2016/Magic) 29 tracks.

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Peter Williams: Peter Williams Plays Country (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLRR012
 

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(2010/LONE RIDER) 19 tracks (73:56) feat. popular Country songs the instrumental way.

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The Highwaymen: Michael, Row The Boat Ashore - The Best Of The Highwaymen (CD, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CDE296334
 

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(1992/EMI US) 24 tracks 1960-1974. Note: Original 'Highwaymen' 1960s Folk Group, no Waylon, Willie, Kris and Johnny Cash on this Disc! Small cut in Jewelcase (see picture) (Bear Family Records)

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The Shacklefords: The Shacklefords Sing (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREV270
 

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(2008/REV-OLA) 13 tracks Capitol 1966, poduced by Lee Hazlewood and Marty Cooper.

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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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The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett: The Best Of The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett
Art-Nr.: CDVAR67332
 

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(2015/Varese Sarabande) 12 tracks. Famous top chart hit producer Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett released more than 25 popular instrumental albums, featuring classic pop songs, movie themes, and Spanish love songs in the 60s and 70s, under the name of 'The 50 Guitars of Tommy...

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Cam: Untamed
Art-Nr.: CDRCA507049
 

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(2015/Arista) 11 tracks. Featuring 11 songs, all co-written by Cam. Country pop at its best. Untamed was produced by Grammy-winner Jeff Bhasker (Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, FUN., The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift) and Tyler Johnson (Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic, Taylor Swift,...

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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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Connie Francis: The International Connie Francis - Connie Sings In Nine Languages! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSEPIA1249
 

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(2014/Sepia) 26 tracks 1960-1962 (68:07)

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Billy Vaughn: Chapel By The Sea - Greatest String Band Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSEPIA1206
 

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(2012/SEPIA) 28 tracks, Original Dot Recordings, 1959 & 1961-62, 8-page booklet. Two albums plus 4 bonus tracks.

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Carole King: Pearls - Time Gone By (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVSOP199
 

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(1994/Connoisseur Collection) 20 Songs

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Martin Denny: The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREV039
 

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(1996/Rev-Ola) 20 tracks, original Liberty recordings, 1958-59. CD rarity, few copies available!

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Her & Kings County: Raise A Little Hell
Art-Nr.: CDINDIA342020
 

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(2015/India) 15 tracks. Her & Kings County from NYC... Her is the singer and Kings Country is a rock band. Members: Monique Staffile - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Caleb Sherman - Guitar, Pedal Steel, Banjo, Dobro, Lap Steel and Bg Vocals Justin Sherman - Rhythm...

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Helmut Zacharias: Und seine Zaubergeige (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD77453
 

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(SONIA) 12 tracks (31:04) Stereo, produced in Nashville and featuring top players: Fred Carter/Harold Bradley (gtr.), Bobby Dyson (bass), Weldon Myrnick/Hal Rugg (steel), Charly McCoy/Terry McMillan (harmonica) a.o.

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Various: Toujours Chic! More French Girl Singers Of The 1960s
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1447
 

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(2015/Ace) 24 tracks, 1963-1970, 16-page booklet with liner notes and details to every track, plus many rare photos and label scans. The most in French girlie sounds, incl. Brigitte Bardot, Fabienne, Zou Zou, France Gall, Delphine, Francoise Hardy, a.m.o.!...

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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: Los Números Uno Del Pop Espanol - 1957 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRO54402
 

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(2010/RamaLama) 40 tracks, Spain's No.1 Hits 1957. 16-page booklet

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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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Lawrence Welk: Calcutta! - Yellow Bird
Art-Nr.: CDSEPIA1181
 

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(2011/SEPIA) 26 tracks, Original Dot Recordings, 1960-61, 8-page booklet. Two albums plus two bonus tracks, incl. a vocal track with singer Larry Hooper.

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Lawrence Welk: Baby Elephant Walk - Young World
Art-Nr.: CDSEPIA1207
 

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(2012/SEPIA) 28 tracks, Original Dot Recordings , 1960-62 , 8-page booklet. Two original albums plus 4 bonus tracks.

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KINGSTON TRIO: The Last Month Of The Year (1960)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0312
 

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(2014/Capitol) 12 tracks

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The Brothers Four: Merry Christmas (1966)...plus
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0308
 

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(2014/Real Gone) 16 tracks

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Various: Snowbound For Christmas (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS803
 

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(2014/Jasmine) 58 tracks

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John Denver: Complete '70s Pop Hits (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0032
 

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(2012/Real Gone) 25  RCA masters 1971-1978! Mastered by Vic Anesini. Superb custom pressing - not in  stores!

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Floyd Cramer: Class Of '70 & Class Of '71
Art-Nr.: CDLK4540
 

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(Vocalion) 20 tracks (57:59) Stereo. Recorded in RCA's 'Nashville Sound ' Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.

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Floyd Cramer: Class Of '68 & Class Of '69
Art-Nr.: CDLK4536
 

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(2014/Vocalion) 23 tracks

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Floyd Cramer: MacArthur Park - Here's What's Happening
Art-Nr.: CDLK4517
 

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(2014/Vocalion) 23 RCA tracks 1967/69 Stereo

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Eddie Peabody: Banjo Boogie Beat (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS762
 

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(2013/Jasmine) 52 tracks, 2-CD

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

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(2001/EMI) 20 tracks

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Lou Pallo: Thank You Les - A Tribute To Les Paul
Art-Nr.: CDINAK9120
 

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​(2013/Inakustik) 21 tracks

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Various: Broken Circle Breakdown
Art-Nr.: CD3722350
 

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(2012/Universal) 15 tracks

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MALANDO & his Tango Orchestra: Ole Guapa
Art-Nr.: CD558516
 

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(1998/Polymedia) 16 tracks (53:24) original Mercury masters 1957-70.

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LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO: And Friends 2-CD
Art-Nr.: CDINAK9111
 

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(2012/INAK) 30 tracks feat. Dolly Parton, Paul Simon, Lou Rawls a.o.

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Juliette Greco: Abendlied - Et Le Pay S'Endort (CD)
Art-Nr.: 200140
 

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(Choice Of Music/2005) 18 Tracks, including seven German versions

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Bonnie Guitar: Intimate Session
Art-Nr.: BCD16878
 

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1-CD-Album Digipak (4-plated) with 28-page booklet, 14 tracks. Playing time: 31:54. An intimate session with one of the unheralded greats of country music! Sexy, sultry, and riveting! A previously unissued 1959 session arranged and produced by one of the era's top...

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Cesaria Evora: Radio Mindelo - Early Coladero Recordings
Art-Nr.: CDSNY515524
 

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(2008/SONY) 22 tracks (1960s) (68:13) w. 24 page booklet.

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DONNY & MARIE: Donny & Marie
Art-Nr.: CDMPC2574
 

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(2011/MCPA) 16 tracks

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James Taylor & Carole King: Troubadours: Rise Of The Singer-Songwriter
Art-Nr.: CD32078
 

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(2011/RHINO) 10 tracks plus DVD Documentary (NTSC, Code 0, 91 Min.) digipac

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Various: 100 Canzoni Nostalgiche 1950s (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGTR39404
 

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(2010/DIGIMODE) 100 tracks

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ANACAONA: Buenas Vista Sister's Club
Art-Nr.: CD71030
 

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(2010/pa'ti pa'mi) 27 tracks 1932-53 (79:14) slipcase packaging with 24 page booklet. The amazing story of Cuba's forgotten girl band.

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Traveling Wilburys: Vol.3...plus
Art-Nr.: CD99739
 

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Les Paul: The Inventor: Great Guitar Instrumentals
Art-Nr.: CDMW051
 

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(2009/MW/CAPITOL) 14 master instros - all Top 25 Singles! ecopac

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Willie Nelson: American Classic (US)
Art-Nr.: CD0914003
 

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(2009/BLUE NOTE) 12 tracks feat. Diana Krall & Norah Jones

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Rusty Draper: No Help Wanted (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS663
 

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(2009/JASMINE) 66 tracks

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Tommy Wills: Have Horn... Will Travel
Art-Nr.: CDGM2001
 

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(2008/GOLDEN MOON) 10 tracks, newest album of this Nashville session musician who had a few hits in the early to mid 60s. This album might be something for the fans of Ace Cannon, Boots Randolph and Billy Vaughn.

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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)

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Various: Super Melodici - I Grandi Successi Dei (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD101922
 

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(2005/WARNER I) 14 tracks, recorded 1964-72

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Bobby Goldsboro: The Very Best Of (2007 Edition)
Art-Nr.: CDEMI92596
 

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(2007/EMI) 25 tracks 1964-74 with 12 page booklet

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