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It’s Country Music Time! 

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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Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP7514632
 

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(Sony Music) 11 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1969 'Columbia' LP album, featuring 'Girl From The North Country' with Johnny Cash - LP comes with download card

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PETER, PAUL & MARY: The Legend Begins (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPVP80023
 

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(Vinyl Passion) 15 tracks - Re-issue (songwise) of the original 1962 debut album plus three bonus tracks

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John Prine: The Missing Years (2-LP, 180g Vinyl & Download)
Art-Nr.: LPOBR009
 

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(Oh Boy Records) 15 Tracks - Gatefold cover - With two printed color inlays and download code -  John Prine's 1992 Grammy Winner (Best Contemporary Folk Album). Now available for the first time on vinyl, this 180 gram, 2-LP set contains all the original...

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Johnny Cash: Blood, Sweat And Tears (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP6785434
 

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(Vinyl Lovers) 12 tracks - Re-isuue of the 1962 'Columbia' LP album Johnny Cash was the first artist to combine country. gospel and rockabilly with dramatic storytelling. His stark lyrics, unabashed attitude, and unmistakable voice resulted in a string of...

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Kris Kristofferson: Live From Austin, Tx (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5236
 

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(New West Records) 16 tracks Kris Kristofferson has an unsual resume. Brownsville, Texas-born, football star and Golden Gloves boxer in college, Rhodes scholar at Oxford, Army captain and chopper pilot, studio janitor, part-time bartender, leading man opposite...

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Dwight Yoakam: Live From Austin, Tx (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5194
 

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(New West) 14 tracks Twentysomething Dwight Yoakam was literally the new kid  in country music when he stepped onto the Austin City Limits stage in October 1988. But even then, as he has ever since, he was doing things his own way. Dwight was born in a...

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Doug Sahm: Live From Austin, Tx (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5234
 

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(New West) 12 tracks Doug Sahm aka Sir Doug was both a Texas rock & roll legend and pioneer.  True, there were others before him (Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison come to mind), but the Sir Douglas Quintet counterattacked the British invasion of the mid...

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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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Joan Baez: Newport Folk Festival 1968 - The Complete Broadcast (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPLETV362
 

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(Let Them Eat Vinyl) 16tracks - FM Broadcast from 'Newport Folk Festival', 1968. Recorded on the 26th and the 27th July

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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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Dale Hawkins: L.A., Memphis And Tyler, Texas (LP, 180gram Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: BAF18041
 

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• In 1956, Dale Hawkins (1936 - 2010) wrote Suzie Q - a giant song and a classic of garage rock of the 1960s. • After his years as a musician at Chess Records (1956 - 1961), he recorded for various US labels and worked as a producer. • In 1969 he made his...

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Johnny Hallyday: Shake The Hands Of A Fool (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: BAF218042
 

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2-LP-180g Set, gatefold sleeve plus booklet, 21 tracks • Bear Family's tribute to the legendary French Rock 'n' Roll performer. • 21 recordings from his 1962 Nashville sessions, produced by Shelby Singleton. • Backed by the cream of...

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Joan Baez: Play Me Backwards (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDIV029
 

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(Diverse Records) 20 tracks, gatefold - double LP includes the previously unreleased Play Me Backwards Demos

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Samantha Fish: Belle Of The West (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPRUF1248
 

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(Ruf Records) 11 Tracks (46:46) - 180g vinyl - Samantha Fish's fifth album on Ruf Records shows her versatility as she's always looking through borders. This album presents her more in an Americana mood!

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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: All Aboard The Blue Train (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDOS603
 

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(2014/Doxy) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1963 'Sun' LP album  At the request of many hundreds of Johnny's loyal fans and followers, we have been asked to put into one Sun album all of Johnny's train and related songs. This has been a distinct...

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Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash Sings Folsom Prison (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDOS602
 

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(2014/Doxy) 10 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1979 'Sun' LP compilation album  Original 1950s 'Sun' recordings

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Johnny Cash: The Fabulous Johnny Cash (LP & CD, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDOK316
 

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(2012/Doxy) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1958 'Columbia' LP album plus a CD, incl. all the tracks from the LP Originally released in 1959, 'The Fabulous Johnny Cash' was the 'Man In Black's' third album and his first for the 'Columbia' label. By...

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Wanda Jackson: Lovin' Country Style (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP772118
 

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(Waxtime) 16 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1962 'Decca' LP album plus bonus tracks. The songs were recorded between 1954 and 1955

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Hank Williams: 40 Greatest Hits (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV398
 

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(Music On Vinyl) 40 tracks - Original 'MGM' recordings - 'Music On Vinyl Series'

$35.04 *

Dolly Parton: Just Because I'm A Woman (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV1921
 

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(Music On Vinyl) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1968 'RCA' album

$26.85 *

Wanda Jackson: Right Or Wrong (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP772072
 

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(Waxtime) 16 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1961 'Capitol LP album plus bonus tracks

$21.00 *

Johnny Cash: Hymns From The (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP9152255
 

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(Pan-Am) 16 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1962 'Columbia' album plus bonus tracks

$17.49 *

Marty Robbins: More Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP9152250
 

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(Pan-Am) 15 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1960 'Columbia' album plus bonus tracks

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Cody Jinks: Adobe Sessions (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPCODY001
 

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(2017/Cody Jinks) 13 Tracks - Digital Download Included! Gatefold cover and 180g vinyl! A whiskey-colored baritone voice and high-quality material - a successfull combination! And a must for every fan of rough songwriters and real outlaw country music!

$37.38 *

John Fogerty: Blue Moon Swamp (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP53833890
 

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(BMG USA) 12 tracks - Special 20th Anniversary reissue of the 1997 album,'Blue Moon Swamp' featuring brand new cover art approved by John Fogerty. Won the 'Best Rock Album Grammy Award' in 1998, also, the track 'Blueboy' was 'Grammy'-nominated for Best Male Rock...

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Johnny Cash: Everybody Loves A Nut (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMOV1871
 

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(2017/Music On Vinyl) 11 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1966 Columbia Records album on 180g vinyl!

$26.85 *

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...

$380.19 *

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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Johnny Cash: The Sound Of Johnny Cash (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNOT209
 

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(Not Now Music) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1962 'Columbia' album

$21.00 *

Patsy Cline: The Very Best Of Patsy Cline (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDYNV1001
 

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(2017/Del Ray Records)  14 tracks - Great compilation on 180g vinyl

$22.17 *

Ashley Moore: The Blade (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPWB92548
 

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(2015/Warner Bros.) 13 tracks - The third album of Ashley Monroe

$21.00 *

Justin Moore: Off The Beaten Path - Deluxe (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPVM0350
 

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(2013/Valory Music) 16 tracks - Justin Moore's third album

$29.19 *

Various: John Hartford, Joni Mitchell And Pete Seeger - Gentle On My Mind 1970 (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPAC8019
 

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(2016/Air Cuts) 12 tracks - Recorded live at the TV-Special 'Gentle On My Mind' on KCOP-TV in Los Angeles

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Twenty Years Of Dirt - The Best Of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP544067
 

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(2015/Warner Bros.) 11 tracks, recorded between 1976 and 1986 - Pressed on 180g Vinyl - Cut from the original masters - Includes free digital download code

$25.68 *

The Stray Birds: Best Medicine (LP & CD, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPYEP2408
 

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(2014/Yep Roc) 12 tracks - Alternative Country Trio - LP album includes a CD as well

$21.00 *

Jason James: Jason James (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5101
 

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(2015/New West) 13 tracks - Audio Mastered for vinyl - Free digital download code included

$23.34 *

Shania Twain: Shania Now (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPMERC70527
 

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(2017/Mercury) 16 Tracks - Gatefold cover - A Comeback that no one expected: Shania Twain is back with her new studio album after 15 long years. »Now« is the follow-up to her last one »Up!« from 2002. Twelve brand new songs from the 51 years old Canadian...

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Hank Williams III: Greatest Hits (LP, 180g Vinyl, Explicit Content)
Art-Nr.: LPCRB79466
 

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(2017/Curb) 15 tracks - 180g vinyl - free digital album download with vinyl purchase.  - Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2017 collection. Hank Williams III's Greatest Hits presents fifteen of Hank III's biggest selling country songs...

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Tara Nevins: Wood And Stone (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPSUG4064
 

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(2011/Sugar Hill) 13 tracks - Fantastic singer/songwriter stuff

$35.04 *

Corb Lund: Things That Can't Be Undone (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5114
 

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(2015/New West) 10 tracks - originally sealed LP album

$22.17 *

Luke Winslow-King: I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPBS244
 

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(2016/Bloodshot) 8 Tracks - LP includes a free mp3 download code

$21.00 *

Simon & Garfunkel: Simon And Garfunkel Live In 67 (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPLOV2022
 

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(2016/Live On Vinyl) 10 tracks - Recorded live for the NET-FM broadcast Show in 1967

$21.00 *

Roy Orbison: Roy Orbison Sings (LP)
Art-Nr.: LP5472330
 

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(2015/Roy's Boys) 11 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1972 album

$29.19 *

Jimmy Rabbitt & Renegade: The Texas Album (LP, 180g Vinyl, & Download)
Art-Nr.: LPSRAR03
 

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(2015/Saint Roch) 10 tracks - Outlaw Country album - Recorded at Sound City Studios, 1973 - Produced by Jerry Wexler, featuring New Orleans piano legend James Booker - Previously unreleased tracks - Comes with a free download, including the LP plus five extra...

$35.04 *

Lukas Nelson: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP7203349
 

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(2017/Universal) 16 tracks - Fantastic Americana stuff! Definitely the right thing if you dig the early albums of Ryan Bingham and Jeff Bridges' 'Crazy Heart'

$31.53 *

Johnny Cash: Wheeling, WV 1976 (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPHS1011
 

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(2015/Hotspur) 22 tracks - Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Three at la ive appereance on the 'Jamboree USA' show, broadcasted on WWVA, from October2, 1976

$32.70 *

Emmylou Harris: Live At Amazing Grace Coffee House, 1975 (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPLOV2001
 

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(2016/Live On Vinyl) 17 tracks - Recorded live at the 'Amazing Grace Coffee House' in Evanston, Illinois, May 15, 1975

$29.19 *

Rascal Flatts: Rewind (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPBMRRF0350
 

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(2014/Big Machine) 17 tracks - 2-LP set - 180g Vinyl - includes 4 bonus tracks

$29.19 *

Guy Clark: The Best Of The Dualtone Years (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDUAL01782
 

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(2017/Dualtone) 19 tracks - Including three unreleased writer demos

$35.04 *

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...

$81.84 *

Sara Watkins: Sara Watkins (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP516987
 

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(2009/Nonesuch) 14 tracks -'Nickel Creek's' Sra Watkins in her solo debut - 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl. Includes the complete album on CD - plated and pressed at 'Pallas', Diepholz, Germany

$32.70 *

Buddy & Julie Miller: Written In Chalk (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5021
 

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(2009/New West) 15 tracks - The first Buddy & Julie Miller since 2001 - Featuring guest appearances from Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and Patty Griffin

$29.19 *

Pokey LaFarge: Manic Revelations (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LP202431
 

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(1966/MGM) 11 tracks - Originally sealed 1966 'MGM' cut-out LP

$35.04 *

Corb Lund: Losin' Lately Gambler (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5026
 

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(2009/New West) 12 tracks

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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...

$32.70 *

Merle Haggard: Live From Austin, TX (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5155
 

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(2017/New West) 15 tracks - Recorded live October 30, 1985

$32.70 *

Buck Owens: Live From Austin, TX (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPNW5195
 

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(2017/New West) 11 tracks - Recorded October 23, 1988

$32.70 *

Chet Atkins: Guitar Over Europe (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: ALP12001
 

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(2017/Richard Weize Archives) 12 tracks -The lost ‘Guitar Over Europe’ LP finally sees the light of day after 53 years. Chet Atkins toured Europe in April 1964 as part of an RCA Promotion called ‘Nashville Stars on Tour.’ The package also included Jim Reeves,...

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Johnny Cash: Greatest Hits (LP 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPSUN1932
 

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(2017/Charly) 20 tracks. A compilation of Johnny Cash's best pop and country hits published on Sun Records between 1959 and 1961.

$29.19 *

Steve Earle: Copperhead Road (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPB0024414
 

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(2016/Geffen) 10 tracks - the original 1988 album on 180g vinyl

$29.19 *

Steve Earle: Guitar Town (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPB0024412
 

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(2016/MCA Nashville) 10 tracks - the original 2002 album on 180g vinyl

$29.19 *

Johnny Cash: Songs Of Our Soil (LP, 180g Vinyl + CD)
Art-Nr.: LPDOK317
 

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(2012/Doxy) 12 tracks - 180g Vinyl reproduction of the original 1959 Columbia LP (#CS8148) plus bonus CD.

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Rosanne Cash: King's Record Shop (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPSNY542235
 

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(2017/Columbia) 10 tracks includes bonus songs available as downloads. Gatefold Cover.  - Originally released through Columbia Records on June 26, 1987, King’s Record Shop proved a pivotal album in the career of Rosanne Cash and in the emergence of Americana as...

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Jerry Lee Lewis: I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye (LP, 180gram Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: BAF18027
 

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ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS - FIRST TIME ON VINYL 1-LP, 180 gram Vinyl-LP, 14 tracks, Total playing time approx. 32:25 minutes. NEW to LP – never released before 12'' vinyl albums! For the first time in more than a generation: two entirely new vinyl Jerry Lee...

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Johnny Cash: Hymns By Johnny Cash (LP, 180g Vinyl plus CD)
Art-Nr.: LPDOK318
 

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(2012/Doxy) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1959 'Columbia' LP album (2012/Doxy) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1959 'Columbia' LP album plus a CD, incl. all the tracks from the LP Although Johnny Cash did not always manage to 'walk the...

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Johnny Cash: The Rough Cut King Of Country Music (LP, 180g Vinyl plus CD)
Art-Nr.: LPDOK319
 

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(Doxy) 12 tracks - 180g Vinyl reproduction of the original 1971 SUN LP (#122) plus bonus CD.

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