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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.

   
 
Don Rich & The Buckaroos: Country Pickin' - The Don Rich Anthology (CD)
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(Sundazed Records) 24 tracks Country Pickin’ is the first-ever round-up of the signature guitar, fiddle, and vocal genius of the late Don Rich, the sorely-missed trail boss of Buck Owens’ Buckaroos. This edition corrals 24 fiery yet precise cornerstones of the...

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Sir Douglas Quintet: The Mono Singles '68 -'72 (CD)
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(2011/Sundazed) 22 Tracks - Digipack - The singles in mono, incl. the great 'Mendocino'!

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Johnny Cash: Original Sun Singles '55-'58
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(2009/SUNDAZED) 24 tracks - digipac To hear Johnny Cash's swaggering Sun Records-era material is to marvelat one of the primal source-streams of what was fast becoming the headwaters of rock 'n' roll. Cash's craggy, lunch-bucket vocals on gleaming original...

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Buck Owens: 'Live' In Scandinavia
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(2008/SUNDAZED) 17 tracks; Buck Owens legendary live albums from Carnegie Hall, Japan and London were landmark efforts that captured Buck and the Buckaroos at their peak, but he also recorded other live albums overseas. The most obscure of Buck's live releases was...

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Gene Clark: Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers...plus
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(2007/SUNDAZED) 17 tracks 1966-67  On the first solo album by an ex-Byrd, Gene Clark doesn't stray too far from the nest. Cut in 1966 upon Clark's departure from the iconic L.A. combo, with current Byrds Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke forming the rhythm...

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SHAKIN' APOSTLES: Frontier a Go Go
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CD on BIG TEX RECORDS by SHAKIN' APOSTLES - Frontier a Go Go

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Gram Parsons: Another Side Of This Life
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A Major Find ! - the lost recordings 1965-1966 Sundazed Music is proud to release Another Side of This Life, 18 previously unheard demo recordings of Gram Parsons, country-rock pioneer and former member of the Byrds and founding member of the Flying Burrito...

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Buck Owens: Carnegie Hall Concert
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CD on SUNDAZED RECORDS by Buck Owens - Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded at the venerable New York City concert hall, Buck Owens & His Buckaroos' Carnegie Hall Concert finds Owens and the Buckaroos tearing through chart-topping hits like 'Act Naturally' and 'Tiger...

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