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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.

   
 
Jim Ranger: You Calll Me
Art-Nr.: CD2950807
 

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(2014/CD Baby) 11 tracks.

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John Williamson: Chandelier Of Stars
Art-Nr.: CD50016039
 

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(2005/Warner Musik) 12 tracks

$21.00 *

Justin Townes Earle: Single Mothers
Art-Nr.: CDVJ218
 

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(2014/Loose Music) 10 tracks.

$19.83 *

Daniels, Charlie: Off the Grid: Doin It Dylan
Art-Nr.: CDBH9716
 

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(2014/Blue Hat) 10 tracks.

$18.66 *

Taylor, Jackson & The Sinners: Crazy Again
Art-Nr.: CDSMG2021
 

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(2013/Smith Group) 10 tracks

$18.66 *

Dyer-Bennet, Richard: Richard Dyer-Bennet Vol.3
Art-Nr.: CDDYB3
 

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(2006/Smithsonian Folkways) 13 tracks - digisleeve

$19.83 *

Clark, Keith: Ballads of La Salle County, Illinois - The Story of Ottawa, Illinois
Art-Nr.: CDFA2080
 

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(2007/Smithsonian Folkways) 10 tracks - digisleeve

$19.83 *

Cameron, Dick: Irish Folk Songs And Ballads
Art-Nr.: CDFG3516
 

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(2007/Smithsonian Folkways) 18 tracks - digisleeve

$19.83 *

Burman, Ben Lucien: Steamboat 'Round The Bend - Songs & Stories Of The Mississippi
Art-Nr.: CDFL9774
 

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(2007/Smithsonian Folkways) 10 tracks - digisleeve

$19.83 *

Coppard, Audrey: English Folk Songs
Art-Nr.: CDFW6917
 

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(2007/Smithsonian Folkways) 14 tracks - digisleeve

$19.83 *

English, Logan: Woody Guthrie's Children's Songs
Art-Nr.: CDFC7503
 

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(2007/Smithsonian Folkways) 13 tracks - digisleeve

$19.83 *

Robertson, Walt: American Northwest Ballads
Art-Nr.: CDFA2046
 

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(2007/Smithsonian Folkways) 12 tracks - digisleeve

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House, Wallace: English Folk Songs
Art-Nr.: CDFW6823
 

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(2007/Smithsonian Folkways) 16 tracks - digisleeve

$19.83 *

Buckley, Bruce: Ohio Valley Ballads
Art-Nr.: CDFA2025
 

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(2006/Smithsonian Folkways) 8 tracks - digisleeve

$19.83 *

Hall, Roy: Complete Detroit & Nashville Recordings 1949-53
Art-Nr.: CDD442
 

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(2014/British Archives) 25 tracks

$18.14 *

Kentucky Hellbenders: Straightnin' The Curves - Flattnin' The Hills
Art-Nr.: CDKH92716
 

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(2013) 12 tracks (38:12), digisleeve

$18.66 *

Moffatt, Hugh: Only Along For The Ride
Art-Nr.: CDSOL98763
 

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(2013/Sohl) 12 tracks (40:54), digipac

$19.60 *

Palominos: Come On In
Art-Nr.: CDRANDM005
 

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(2013/RANDM) 7 tracks

$19.60 *

Patsy Cline: On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances
Art-Nr.: CD1741502
 

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(2012/Universal) 14 track (34:52) with 12 page booklet. Rare 1962/63 TV performances from Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry, The Greg Reeves Show a.o.

$19.83 *

Neil Young: Americana (2012)
Art-Nr.: CD531195
 

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(2012/REPRISE) 11 tracks (56:55) gatefold ecopac incl. all lyrics. Classic American folk songs with a garage rock drive.

$18.43 *

Paisley, Doug: Golden Embers
Art-Nr.: CDNQ130
 

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$11.64 *

Shooter Jennings: Family Man (2012)
Art-Nr.: CD2409
 

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(2012/BLACK COUNTRY) 10 tracks (40:12) gatefold ecopac. Great Outlaw album of southern country-rock anthems, strong (some dark) lyrics, plus some old school tracks, where Shooter sounds like Waylon. 'Cuz Mama's On Crank, Daddy Got Hep C, Yeah We All Die Together,...

$18.43 *

Slim Dusty & Friends: I've Been There (And Back Again) (2011)
Art-Nr.: CD540423
 

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(2011/EMI AUS) 25 tracks 1943-2002 with 8 page booklet.

$25.68 *

Gregg Allman: Low Country Blues (EU Jewelcase)
Art-Nr.: CDROU85952
 

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Produced by the one-and-only T-Bone Burnett. Intense, melancholic sounds. Allman's way back to the roots of the blues, to the music of Skip James or Magic Sam. Really impressive to hear the passion in his voice. Superb guitar work. Beautiful sound. A must! Also...

$14.92 *

Conway Twitty: Icon Series
Art-Nr.: CD1552602
 

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$11.64 *

Willie Nelson: Icon Series
Art-Nr.: CD1540402
 

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$11.64 *

Hank Williams: 20 Greatest Hits (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD60125
 

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(2010/TGG) 20 tracks

$16.32 *

Loretta Lynn: Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CD60119
 

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(2009/TGG) 12 tracks

$11.64 *

Annie Keating: Water Tower View (2010)
Art-Nr.: CD210816
 

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$17.49 *

Emmylou Harris: Hard Bargain (2011)
Art-Nr.: CD525966
 

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(2011/NONESUCH) 13 tracks, produced by Jay Joyce - digipac

$19.83 *

Vanessa Lea & Road Train: Red Stiletto (2010)
Art-Nr.: CD3000577
 

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(2010/Vanessa LEA) 13 tracks

$29.84 *

Dave Rawlings Machine: Friend Of A Friend
Art-Nr.: CD470908
 

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(2009/ACONY) 9 tracks (44:41)

$17.49 *

James Otto: Shake What God Gave Ya
Art-Nr.: CD519615
 

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(2010/WARNER) 12 tracks (45:49)

$21.00 *

Patsy Cline: Icon Series
Art-Nr.: CD1452602
 

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(2010/MCA) 12 tracks

$11.64 *

John Fogerty: Centerfield: 25th Anniversary Edition
Art-Nr.: CD1444102
 

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(2010/GEFFEN) 11 tracks (42:43) digipac with 20 page booklet. 25th Anniversary Edition of this 1985 classic with two rare bonus tracks (b-sides) incl. 'My Toot Toot' with Rockin' Sydney! A Must Have Re-issue Album 2010.

$17.49 *

Jeremy Parsons: Doggonest Feelin'
Art-Nr.: CD160001
 

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(2009/PCG) 10 tracks (37:03) - digipac

$20.77 *

Parton, Dolly: Fairest Of Them All
Art-Nr.: CDOMNI138
 

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(2010/Omni) 23 tracks (61:58) RCA masters 1968/69 with 20 p.booklet. Including 2 rare/unreleased tracks.

$22.17 *

Durwood Haddock: Hanks A Lot
Art-Nr.: CD1008002
 

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(2009/EAGLE) 12 tracks

$18.66 *

Mike McClure: Zero Dark 30
Art-Nr.: CD1008003
 

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$17.49 *

Connie Smith: Queen Of The Broken Hearts
Art-Nr.: CD192041
 

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(2006/ALLEGRO) 10 tracks - new stereo recordings.

$10.82 *

Daniel-Marion Hobbs: Real Country Music Dot Period
Art-Nr.: CD110852
 

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(2008/COUNTRY DISCOVERY) 11 tracks, recorded at Mirkron Recording, Jasper,TN. Feat. Mike Headrick (Steel, Dobro & Engineering)

$18.60 *

Rita Hosking: Come Sunrise
Art-Nr.: CD0908008
 

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(2009/HISKING) 11 tracks (43:30) digipac incl. all lyrics; Kitchen tables, springs, loss, miners, mountains, culture clas, trailers, stray dogs, loggers, hope, forest fire - Rita Hosking's country-falk music is this and more, and always fierce and lovely. Her delivey...

$17.55 *

Roger Tarry: Last Time I Was There
Art-Nr.: CD27775
 

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(2005/Dandyland/Cargo) Bittersweet melancholy over delicious guitars, interspersed with a moodier, bluesy sound. Tender vocals, effortlessly delivered with gossamer touch.

$12.75 *

Glen Campbell: Meet Glen Campbell
Art-Nr.: CD0903005
 

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(2008/CAPITOL) 10 tracks - new studio album / ecopac

$20.94 *

George Jones: A Collection Of My Best Recollection-Limited
Art-Nr.: CD0910002
 

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(2009/UNIVERSAL) 12 tracks (2 unreleased)(35:31) Cracker Barrel Country Store Exclusive Compilation. (Titel mit * unveröffentlicht) Digipac with rare photos.

$21.94 *

John Fogerty: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (US)
Art-Nr.: CD1328602
 

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(2009/VERVE) 12 tracks (40:05) Digi-Pac with 20 page booklet. Outstanding homage to the American Songbook featuring Bruce Springsteen, Don Henly & Timothy B. Schmit. Überragende Neuauflage seines Blue Ridge Ranger Projekts. Anspieltipp..alle! also available on 180g...

$18.66 *

Jack Wesley Routh: Another Season
Art-Nr.: CD0918005
 

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(2009/ROUTH) 12 tracks (42:47) ecopac with 24 page booklet.

$19.31 *

Charlie Rich: Once A Drifter
Art-Nr.: CD27014
 

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(2009/AMERICAN BEAT) 10 tracks 1980

$15.09 *

Tim Grimm: Heartland
Art-Nr.: CD0907004
 

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(VAULT) 11 tracks (48:15) ecopac

$18.60 *

Carrie Rodriguez: She Ain't Me
Art-Nr.: CD4450
 

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(2008/BACK PORCH) 11 tracks incl. a 12 page booklet with all lyrics. Guest appearances by Lucinda Williams, Gary Louris & Aofe O'Donovan.

$20.48 *

George Jones: Collector's Steelbox Edition (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD53771
 

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(2008/SONY-BMG) 30 tracks with 12 page booklet, All American Country/ Super Hits Vol.2/It Sure Was Good (& Tammy Wynette)

$29.13 *

   
 
 
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