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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.

   
 
Various: Twisted Tale From The Vinyl Wastelands Vol.3 - Murder In The Swamp! (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPBE6166
 

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(Trailer Park/BE!Sharp) 18 tracks 1950/60s - Gatefold Cover - Limited Edition (500)

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Willie Nelson: Things To Remember - The Pamper Demos (2-LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPRGM0651
 

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(Real Gone Music) 28 tracks - Limited Edition (1.000) Red Vinyl For the series of sessions that laid the foundation for Willie Nelson’s career and thus changed the course of modern country music, these recordings have been treated pretty cavalierly over the...

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Jesse Dayton: The Outsider (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPBER1095
 

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(Bluélan Records) 10 Tracks -  The country and Americana musician from Austin, Texas, Jesse Dayton, releases a new studio album ''The Outsider''. Jesse Dayton released his first solo album in 1995 and is also known for his guitar features for albums of country...

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Sir Douglas Quintet: Live From Austin, Tx (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5232
 

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(New West) 17 Tracks We're talkin' Tex Mex Rock 'n' Roll! In this show from January 21, 1981, Doug Sahm (a.k.a. Sir Doug) reunites with original band members Augie Meyers and Johnny Perez, along with the legendary Alvin Crow on guitar and Speedy Sparks on bass for a...

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George Jones: George Jones Sings White Lightning & Other Favorites (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPDR10004
 

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(Del Ray Records) 12 Tracks - New edition of the original Mercury album from 1959 on 180g vinyl!   Born in Beaumont, Texas, George Jones is a clean-cut chap who loves string music and loves to entertain. The songs he sings are a part of his own humor and...

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The Everly Brothers: The Everly Brothers' Best (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPDR10017
 

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(Del Ray Records) 12 Tracks - New edition of the original Cadence album from 1959 on 180g vinyl!  One of the greatest singing brother duos of all time. The Everly Brothers' close harmonies became one of the most identifiable sounds of the late 1950s and early...

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Buddy Holly: Countrywise (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: BAF11014
 

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BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive - Limited collector's edition, order now from Bear Family's Shop and Mailorder - no terms and conditions for dealers! • 10inch LP (limited edition - colored vinyl) in our 11000-series. • Extremely rare Dutch 10" album...

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Ken Boothe: Freedom Street (LP, Asphalt Grey Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPRGM0660
 

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(Real Gone Music) 10 Tracks - Asphalt Grey Vinyl - Limited Edition, only 1000 copies! - First vinyl re-release of the 1970 classic by Mr. Rock Steady! Ken Boothe was the most soulful singer of the Rocksteady era, often compared to the Jamaican Wilson Pickett. The...

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Jack & Mary Perrin: The Chuck And Mary Perrin Album (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPMAPA006
 

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(Mapache Records) 10 tracks - Remastered from the original tapes, this reissue comes with an additional insert. Includes previously unseen pictures and comes in a gatefold tip on jacket, exact replica of the original record issued on Chuck's own label, Websters Last...

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The Living Sisters: Harmony Is Real - Songs For A Happy Holiday (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LP7843119
 

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(Vanguard) 12 tracks - A mixture of old and new Christmas tunes played in the folklore way - Limited edition on white vinyl - 500 were pressed

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Michael Chapman: Window (LP, 180g, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPLITA124
 

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(Light In The Attic) 9 Tracks - Deluxe gatefold cover, 180g vinyl! Reissue of the original 1970 Harvest album issued in the UK! Between 1969-1971, UK's Harvest Records released four groundbreaking albums by singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Chapman that blended...

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Johnny Cash: Cash Unearthed (9-LP-Box)
Art-Nr.: LP571659
 

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(2017/American Recordings/Universal) 79 tracks, 9 Vinyl-LPs First time on vinyl for the 2003 box set The Johnny Cash Unearthed box set was originally issued on CD in 2003, just two months after Cash’s death. Compiled by producer Rick Rubin, this collection...

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Lee Hazlewood: The Cowboy And The Lady (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPLITA160
 

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(2017/Light In The Attic) 17 tracks - Album remastered from pristine LHI master tapes - Includes non-album LHI singles as bonus tracks - Download card for all of Ann-Margret’s LHI tracks including previously unreleased tracks - Liner notes by Hunter Lea including...

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Calaveras: High Water (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPWH001
 

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(Sweet Home Records) 9 tracks - Very alternative Country stuff from Germany - strictly limited to 500 copies - Numbered edition

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Desmond Dekker: You Can Get It If You Really Want (LP, Color Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPRGM0625
 

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(2017/Real Gone) 12 Tracks - First reissue of the original 1970 Trojan album! Strictly limited to 1000 copies in black and blue marble vinyl!

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Feufollet: Baby's On Fire - Clair de la Lune (7inch, 45rpm, PS, Ltd)
Art-Nr.: 45VAL0039
 

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(2017/Valcour) 2 tracks - Limited Edition - includes download code.  - Limited edition vinyl single! Featuring full color artwork by Lafayette artist Connor Broussard and randomly-colored vinyls - each one is different! While supplies last...  - Feufollet...

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What's Eating Gilbert: That New Sound You're Looking For (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPHR2150
 

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(2015/Hopeless) 12 tracks - Limited edition on solid orange vinyl

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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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Lee Hazlewood: The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPLITA131
 

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(2015/Light In The Attic)  12 tracks - Album remastered from the original tapes with bonus tracks. Liner notes by Hunter Lea with exclusive interviews and archive photos. LP comes in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacke. Originally released in 1966...

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Johnny Horsepower: The Band In Black - Sun Session with W.S. Holland (7inch & CD , EP, 33rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45ET15084
 

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(2017/El Toro) 4-Track EP at 33rpm speed with small center and picture sleeve! Plus 12 track CD!!! Limited edition red and black vinyl! Johnny Horsepower are a true dedication to the original sound of Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two. These welldressed gentlemen...

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Hank Williams: The Legend Begins - Rare & Unreleased (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTL17258
 

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3-CDs, 16-page booklet, 62 tracks. -  Unbelievably, there's still more to discover, still more to hear by Hank Williams. In these audio snapshots we hear him as a fifteen-year-old performer making his very first recordings; two years later, he's a brash young...

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Johnny Cash: In Prague Live - Koncert V Praze (LP, 180g Red Vinyl, Limited Edition)
Art-Nr.: LPSNY70451
 

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(2015 / Sony-Columbia) 11 tracks, live 1983, recorded live behind the iron curtain. Record Store Day release, limited edition , 180g pressing in soviet-red vinyl.

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Johnny Cash: The Johnny Cash Children's Album (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPCO376351
 

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(2017/Sony) Record Store Day 2017 - Limited Edition with insert and MP3 download code.  - With his gift for storytelling in song, it's no surprise that Cash crafted an enjoyable album for kids, both small and big, with this 1975 release.

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Shakin' Stevens: Echoes Of Our Times (CD, Casebound Book)
Art-Nr.: CDHEC4153140
 

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(2016/HEC) 10 Tracks - Shaky's brand new 2016 release - Collectors Special Edition, Casebound 24 page book! This album has grown from Shaky’s realisation that, like most of us, he knew so very little about the background of his family - the stories of his ancestors’...

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CUNTRY DIKTATOR: Cunts N Roses (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPLR120051
 

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(Louisiana Records) 11 tracks - Strictly limited numbered edition - 110 copies were pressed

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Trio: Farther Along (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPRN794718
 

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(2016/Rhno) 20 tracks. Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris have three careers unparalleled in music history. Together they have sold over 200 million albums worldwide and performed for decades in front of countless...

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SHENANDOAH: Super Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD705369
 

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(1994/SBME) 10 tracks.

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Asleep At The Wheel: Havin' A Party Live - Thrilling Songs By The Daredevils On Wheels (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPCLP759
 

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(2014/Cleopatra) 11 tracks - custom pressing recorded live at the Sellersville Theater, PA February 24, 2006. Limited Edition - 180gram Vinyl.

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Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark: Blind, Crippled And Crazy (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5075
 

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(2013/New West) 12 tracks - Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark - Fourth LP side is etched (without music)

$40.89 *

Waylon Jennings: Live From Austin TX 1989 (2-LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd. Edition)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5053
 

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(2012/New West 17 tracks (3-sided vinyl set) Gatefold/Klappcover, recorded April 1, 1989 KLRU-TV, Austin,TX. Audio mastering 2012 - Amazing Sound!

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Marty Robbins: Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPRGM0469
 

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(2016/Real Gone) 12 tracks For the first time in close to 55 years, the original mono version of what most folks consider to be the single greatest postwar album of Western music, Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs. Everything about this album is...

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Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up Tour 2015 (CD+DVD)
Art-Nr.: CDEV307359
 

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(2015/Eagle Vision) 20 Tracks (CD) plus DVD (101 Min., Code 1, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0, DSS 5.1, DTS 5.1, Bild:16:9, NTSC, Sub: E, F.)

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Steve Earle: I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5030
 

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(2011/New West) 11 tracks - Limited edition - Audio mastered for vinyl

$35.04 *

Steve Earle: Townes (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5022
 

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(2009/NEW WEST) 15 songs of Townes Van Zandt - Limited Edition

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Pete Seeger: Live At The Bowdoin College, Brunswick 1960 (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPSUIT1334
 

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(2014/Mr. Suit) 14 tracks.

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Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner: Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner - The Right Combination (CD, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY32512
 

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(2015/Sony) 12 tracks (29:34) 1967-1980. US Country Store exclusive - few copies

$23.34 *

Lindi Ortega: Faded Gloryville (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPQ101625
 

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(2015/Last Gang Records) 10 tracks  - Canadian Singer/Songwriter incl. the hits 'Ashes' and 'Tell It Like It is'! Limited edition on two-color vinyl!

$32.70 *

Jack Scott: Way To Survive (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPBLR33176
 

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(2015/Bluelight) 12 tracks - 180 gram vinyl edition - limited edition. Brand new album after 50 years! His last album was released in 1964! Recorded with Finland's cream of musicians, fantastic guitar solos and a very fresh sound varying between Country and...

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Eddie Noack: Ain't The Reaping Ever Done? (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPIMAR101
 

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(2015/Omni) 16 Tracks 1962-1976. Limited Edition. - Holy Grail of Hard Livin’ Honky-Tonk! Remastered from the original master tapes. 16 track LP (all original recordings) Inner Sleeve with exclusive liner notes and rare photos. First ever...

$29.19 *

Craig Campbell: Craig Campbell - Never Regret (2-CD Albums)
Art-Nr.: CD4774870
 

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(2016/ABC Universal) 24 tracks - Two Craig Campbell albums from 2011 and 2013! Limited edition!

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Dean Brody: Dirt - Crop Circles (2-CD Albums)
Art-Nr.: CD471060
 

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(2016/ABC Universal) 24 tracks - Two Dean Brody albums from 2012 and 2013! Limited edition!

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Catherine Britt: Catherine Britt - Always Never Enough (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD471055
 

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(2016/ABC Universal) 27 tracks - Two Catherine Britt albums from 2010 and 2012! Limited edition!

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Adam Brand: My Acoustic Diary - My Side Of The Street (2-CD Albums)
Art-Nr.: CD4771050
 

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(2016/ABC Universal) 28 tracks - Two Adam Brand albums from 2013 and 2014! Limited edition!

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Beccy Cole: Preloved - Songs & Pictures (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD4771056
 

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(2016/ABC Universal) 25 tracks - Two beccy Cole albums from 2010 and 2011! Limited edition!

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Doug Sahm: Doug Sahm And Band (Vinyl LP)
Art-Nr.: LPRGM0363
 

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(Real Gone) 12 tracks Atlantic 1973, Limited Edition Gold Vinyl. Doug Sahm’s first solo record was something of a coming out party, a big budget affair that let the world know what the insiders already knew: that Doug Sahm was a quintessentially American musical...

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Johnny Cash: The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971 (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSNY95531
 

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​(2016/Sony) 16 tracks featuring: George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Lynn Anderson, Bobby Bare, Ray Charles, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings a.o.  

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Justin Tubb: The Nashville Radio Sessions (EP, 7inch, 45rpm, PS, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: 45VTREP304
 

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(2016/Vee-Tone) 4-track EP, Deluxe Limited Edition EP (only 500 pressed), Previously unreleased Justin Tubb radio session in superb sound quality, full colour high gloss picture sleeve (shrink wrapped) with inner sleeve, stunning special yellow vinyl pressing. -...

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Lynn Anderson: Drift Away Gospel b-w Get Up Joseph 7inch, 45rpm Single
Art-Nr.: 45CS61451
 

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(Center Sound) limited edition,  small center, red vinyl, picture sleeve, with MP3 download card.

$19.31 *

Lee Kernaghan: Lee Kernaghan And Special Guests - Spirit Of The Anzacs (2-CD Book Deluxe Edition)
Art-Nr.: CDABC881009
 

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(2015/ABC) 20 tracks, 2-CD with 60 page booklet, DVD sized slipcase packing. 2015 marks the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC's landing at Gallipoli. In honour of this landmark occasion, music icon and former Australian of the Year, Lee Kernaghan, teams up with a host...

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S.E. Rogie: The Sounds Of S.E. Rogie, Vol.1
Art-Nr.: LPMRP050
 

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(Mississippi Records) 12 tracks A full vinyl reissue of the legendary Palm wine guitarist S.E. Rogie's early work. One of the greats, S.E. Rogie had a very long and pioneering career in Sierra Leone. His songs are some of the most beautiful ever recorded - gentle...

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New Riders Of The Purple Sage: Adventures of Panama Red (LP, Ltd.)
Art-Nr.: LPRGM0334
 

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(2015/Real Gone) 11 tracks. If there was ever any doubt that The New Riders of the Purple Sage were the ultimate hippie country rock band-and having had Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead as early members meant that there wasn't much-The...

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Johnny Cash: The Man Comes Around b-w Personal Jesus 7inch, 45rpm, PS, SC, ltd.
Art-Nr.: 4586253
 

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(2015/American Recordings) limitited 'Record Store Day' custom pressing, white vinyl, small center - while stock last.

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Lee Hazlewood: It's A Cause And Cure (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPLITA132
 

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(2015/Light In The Attic)  13 tracks - Album remastered from the original tapes with bonus tracks. Liner notes by Hunter Lea with exclusive interviews and archive photos. LP comes in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacke. Originally released in 1967...

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Lee Hazlewood: Something Special (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPLITA133
 

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(2015/Light In The Attic) Album remastered from the original tapes with bonus tracks. Liner notes by Hunter Lea with exclusive interviews and archive photos. LP comes in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacke. Originally released in 1968

$32.70 *

Luke Bryan: Spring Break: The Set List Zinepack (2-CD & Magazine)
Art-Nr.: CD472234
 

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(2015/Capitol) 25 tracks + magazine - limited

$35.04 *

Elvis Presley: Elvis Country - Special Edition (2x180g Vinyl) Limited Edition
Art-Nr.: FTD975051
 

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(2012/Follow That Dream) 38 tracks - gatefold cover. Limited Edition Vinyl

$35.05 *

Hank Williams: 20 Of Hank William's Greatest Hits - 180g Vinyl
Art-Nr.: LP986241
 

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(2004/LOST HIGHWAY) 20 tracks - 180 gram vinyl/audiophile pressing

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