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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.

   
 
The Mom And Dads: The Best Of The Mom And Dads (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPGNPS2087
 

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(GNP Crescendo) 12tracks - Originally sealed copies

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Steeler's Trio: Outmoded & Lo-Fi (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPOS003
 

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(Port O guese) 10 tracks - digipack  - Swingin', bluesin' jungle exotica Hawaiian sound mix instrumentals - You must listen to this! It's only great! (MM/Bear Family Records)

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Various: The Cavern Club - Jazz & Skiffle (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPVTR2043
 

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(Vee-Tone Records) 10 tracks - The Cavern Club - The Jazz & Skiffle Years (Special 60th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) - 10” Blue Vinyl (Individually numbered 001-500)  -   Special Features:  • An official Cavern Club 60th...

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Os Ipanemas: Os Ipanemas (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCBS37332
 

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(2012/Mr. Bongo) 12 Tracks - Digipack - Latin Jazz and Bossa Nova from Brazil, recorded 1964!

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George Moxey: Plays Music For Dancing - Feat. Ernest Ranglin (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDSR510
 

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(2016/Dub Store) 11 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1969 Twilight album. Lounge-Calypso-Jazz-Exotica mix from Jamaica!

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The Winston Turner Quintet: At The Jamaica Hilton - In The Jippi Jappa Lounge (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDSR508
 

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(2015/Dub Store) 10 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1967 Federal album. Calypso-Jazz-Ska-Exotica mix!

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George Barnes: Country Jazz (LP, Color Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMH8009
 

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(2017/Modern Harmonic) 16 Tracks - Deluxe Gatefold Cover, colored wax - Reissue of the rare 1959 Colortone album. The amazing guitar of George Barnes & His Quartet! Jazz-meets-Country is an impossibly hot session! A platter of lightning-fast picking and impeccable...

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Lonnie Donegan: Lonnie Donegan Meets Leinemann (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMIG01762
 

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(2016/Made In Germany) 25 tracks 1974 und 1976 - digipac.  - The 1st national ragtime, rock & skiffle group LEINEMANN meets the english Elivis, the „King Of Skiffle“, Mr. LONNIE DONEGAN. This all happened in 1974 and 1976. Under the headline “Donegan...

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Tito Puente: Cuban Carnival
Art-Nr.: CDBMG743216
 

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(1998/BMG Spain) 11 tracks, rare CD, 1998 reissue of the original 1956 RCA Victor album by Tito Puente & His Orchestra ! MM/Bear Family Records

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Various - History: The History Of Skiffle 6-CD Box 88-Page Book
Art-Nr.: BCD16099
 

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6-CD Boxed Set (LP-Size) with 88-page hardcover book, 174 tracks, total playing time approx. 7 hours 40 minutes. -- WASHBOARDS ...KAZOOS ...BANJOS: This six-CD set is a full, long overdue anthology of the music and musicians who created Skiffle. From the African...

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PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND: St. Peter & 57th St.
Art-Nr.: CDROU9120
 

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PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND: Preservation - (2-CD) Deluxe Edition
Art-Nr.: CDME615134
 

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(2010/PHR) 24 tracks - digipac w. 16 page booklet.

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PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND: Preservation (Benefit Album w.Guests)
Art-Nr.: CDME61513
 

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(2010/PHR) 19 tracks - digipac

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Del Mccoury & Preservation Ha: American Legacies (& Preserv.Hall Jazz Band)
Art-Nr.: CDMCM0015
 

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(2011/McCOURY) 12 tracks (47:16) The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band. Digipac incl. all lyrics.

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Häns'che Weiss Ensemble: Erinnerungen
Art-Nr.: CD73324
 

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(1988/ELITE) 14 tracks DDD (58:55)

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Johnny Duncan: Last Train...From Tennessee To Taree - The Johnny Duncan Story (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROLL3045
 

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Johnny Duncan died while this album was being prepared, but he did approve the project and spent many hours researching it with Keith Glass. Keith also wrote the booklet notes and produced four new tracks by Johnny, which would have been the basis for an album of...

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The Vipers Skiffle Group: 10.000 Years Ago (3-CD Box Set)
Art-Nr.: BCD15954
 

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3-CD box (LP-size) with 36-page book, 64 tracks. Playing time approx. 157 mns. As a group, Wally Whyton and the Vipers were the premier British performers of the Skiffle era. Their distinctive style was the very essence of the musical craze which swept Britain...

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Johnny Duncan: Last Train To San Fernando (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Art-Nr.: BCD15947
 

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Skiffle was a phenomenon; Lonnie Donegan was a phenomenon. Many thought the two were the same thing, until rock 'n' roll killed off skiffle - and Lonnie became a fixture in the British music scene. Here is the complete story of Lonnie on Decca and Pye, from 1954 to...

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Lonnie Donegan: More Than 'Pye In The Sky' (8-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15700
 

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8-CD box (LP-size) with 60-page book, 209 tracks. Playing time approx. 599 mns. Skiffle was a phenomenon; Lonnie Donegan was a phenomenon. For many it was one and the same, until rock 'n' roll killed skiffle - and Lonnie became a legend in the British music scene....

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