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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.

   
 
George Jones & Friends: George Jones & Friends - 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert (CD+2-DVD)
Art-Nr.: CDBMG411997
 

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(BMG) CD (15 tracks) plus 2 DVD (25 tracks) NTSC, Code 0, Color, complete show with 25 solo and duet recordings, hosted by Reba McEntire plus bonus interviews and two music videos (50.000 Names & The Cold Hard Truth). Captured in HI-Definition at the Roy...

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Johnny Cash: Five Minutes To Live - Movie - Spielfilm (DVD)
Art-Nr.: AVD30001
 

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NTSC, Code 0, Time: 75:18, Movie, USA 1962, black/white, english with german subtitles. Starring: Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forrester, Pamela Mason, Merle Travis.   Cash's cult movie in best possible quality. On DVD for the first time, with a bonus trailer...

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The Collins Kids: At Town Hall Party Vol.2 DVD (0)
Art-Nr.: BVD20010
 

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 26 tracks, playing time: 86:38) 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre in...

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The Groundhogs: Live At The Astoria 1998
Art-Nr.: DVDEAG124
 

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(2008/EAGLE) PAL, Code 0, 81 Min.

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Various: Pa's Fiddle: The Music Of America (PBS TV)
Art-Nr.: DVDPK4577
 

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(2012/PEAK MOORE) NTSC, Code 0, Color, Stereo, Digipac, 14 performances plus bonus material.

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WHITE STRIPES: Under The Great White Northern Lights
Art-Nr.: DVD521120
 

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(2010/WARNER) NTSC, Code 0, English, 92 Mins.

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RIN-TIN-TIN: Caryl Of The Mountain (1936) (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP5426
 

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(2007/ALPHA) Region 0, NTSC, b&w, 57 min, 1936

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RIN-TIN-TIN: Vengeance Of Rannah (1936) (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP5414
 

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(2007/ALPHA) Region 0, NTSC, b&w, 56 min, 1936

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Various: Compass Bros. House Concert Vol.1 (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDCB006
 

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(2008/COMPASS BROS.) 30 tracks, PAL, code 0, digital stereo, 130 Min.

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Various: The First Ladies Of Christmas (CD&DVD Set)
Art-Nr.: DVD12074
 

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(2004/MaWa) 14 tracks (CD) plus DVD (NTSC, Code 0) of winter landscapes with on screen lyrics to sing-along to 13 songs of the season. Karaoke DVD mit Winterlandschaft (13 Titel)

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Johnny Cash: Christmas Special 1979 (0)
Art-Nr.: DVD0803002
 

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(2008/SHOUT)CMF) NTSC, Color, Code 0, ca.45 Mins., featuring: Anne Murray, Tom T. Hall, Ray & Roy Cash!, Kris Kristofferson a.o.

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Johnny Cash: Christmas Special 1978 (0)
Art-Nr.: DVD0803001
 

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(2008/SHOUT/CMF) NTSC, Color, Code 0, ca.45 Mins. feat: Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Steve Martin, June Carter Cash a.o.

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Movie/Spielfilm: Lightnin' Strikes West (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4965
 

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(2005/ALPHA) engl., 1940, b&w, 56 min.

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Movie/Spielfilm: Whistlin Dan (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4849
 

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(2005/ALPHA) engl., 1932, b&w, 60 min.

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Movie/Spielfilm: Harmony Trail (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4613
 

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(2005/ALPHA) engl., 1944, b&w, 54 min.

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Movie/Spielfilm: Adventures Of Kit Carson (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4790
 

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(2005/ALPHA) engl., 1951, b&w, 103 min.

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Various: SXSW Live 2007 (0) Best Of South By Southwest
Art-Nr.: DVDSHFA10573
 

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(2007/SHOUT) NTSC, 16:9, 5.1 Surround, 125 mins; unreleased live performances plus exclusive interviews;

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John Wayne: Vol.5, Early Cowboy Classics (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP5147
 

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(2006/ALPHA) NTSC, B&W, USA 1934 & 1935, 158 minutes

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John Wayne: Vol.4, Early Cowboy Classics (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP5100
 

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(2006/ALPHA) NTSC, B&W, USA 1933 & 1935, 168 minutes

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Various: Life's A Dance (0)
Art-Nr.: DVD87171
 

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(2007/WARNER/CURB) NTSC, Color, 11 inspirational videos from today's Top Country artists;

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Movie/Spielfilm: The Boiling Point - Frontier Justice (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP5262
 

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( /ALPHA) English, USA 1932/38, b&w,

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Movie/Spielfilm: The Over The Hill Gang 2-DVD (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDDRSC1495
 

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(2005/DIRECT SOURCE) NTSC, English, Color, 1969/70, 143 Mins; starring: Walter Brennan, Fred Astaire, Pat O'Brian a.o.

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Lyle Lovett: Sound Stage - feat. Randy Newman a.o. (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDBH61066
 

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DVD on BLACK HILL RECORDS by Lyle Lovett - Sound Stage - feat. Randy Newman a.o. (0)

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Steve Earle: Live At Montreux 2005 (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDERD592
 

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(2006/Pacific) PAL, English, DTS, Dolby Surround 5.1, 16:9, Color, 66 min.; Armed with just an acoustic guitar and a harmonica he performs tracks from across his career. Steve Earle at his very best!

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Spade Cooley: S. Cooley the Silver Bandit - Kid From.. (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4421
 

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(2004/ALPHA) engl., 1947, b&w, 51 min.

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Movie/Spielfilm: The Outlaw - Jane Russell (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4243
 

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(2003/ALPHA) NTSC, English, B&W, 1943, 118 minutes, adult western starring Jane Russell. Music by Victor Young;

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Movie/Spielfilm: Spook Town (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4184
 

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(2003/Alpha) English, 1944, b&w, 57 Min.; Low budget and high energy. 'Spook Town' is keeping the pace at full gallop. Directed by Elmer Clifton. Starring Dave 'Tex' O'Brien, Jim Newill, Guy Wilkerson a.o.

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Marlon Brando: One Eyed Jacks (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP3307
 

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(2001/ALPHA) engl., 1961, color, 141 min.

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Various: Vol.5, Country Music Legends (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDMRA0394
 

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19 tracks, PAL, Colour, English, 1985 & 86 Church Street Station Saloon, Orlando Florida, 65min.;

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Various: Vol.3, Country Music Legends (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDMRA0392
 

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21 tracks, PAL, Colour, English, 1985 & 86 Church Street Station Saloon, Orlando Florida, 63min.;

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Roy Rogers: Home In Oklahoma (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4488
 

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(2004/ALPHA) NTSC, engl., 1947, B&W, 71 Minutes starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans a.o.

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Roy Rogers: Sunset Serenade (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4148
 

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(2003/ALPHA) NTSC, engl., 1942, B&W, 53 Minutes starring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

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Movie/Spielfilm: God's Gun (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDPMC90067
 

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(MMII PASSION) NTSC, English, Color, 1980s Western directed by Frank Kramer. Starring Jack Palance, Richard Boone, Lee Van Cleef and Teen Idol Leif Garrett ! rare

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Johnny Cash: The Night Rider - TV Western (DVD)
Art-Nr.: AVD30002
 

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(And More Bears) NTSC, Code 0, English, Time 101:38 TV-Western, USA 1960 - Mit: Johnny Cash, Eddie Dean, Gordon Terry, Merle Travis, Johnny Western, Wesley Tuttle, Karen Downes, Whitey Hughes, Jimmy Wilson. TV pilot in color and best possible quality. First time...

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John Denver: A Song's Best Friend - Remembered (0)
Art-Nr.: DVD66981
 

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(2005/SONY/BMG) PAL, English, Dolby , 82 Minutes, Documentary; One of the most popular performers of his generation, John Denver's wholesome, gentle persona and environmental consciousness have endeared him to fans worldwide. This DVD takes a look at the life and...

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Roy Rogers: Young Buffalow Bill (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP4126
 

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(2003/ALPHA) english, 1940, B&W, 53 min., starring Gabby Hayes;

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COLLINS KIDS: Vol.3, At Town Hall Party DVD (0)
Art-Nr.: BVD20015
 

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 29 tracks, playing time: 93:42)  'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre...

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Bonanza: Vol.4, TV Classics (0) - 4 Episodes
Art-Nr.: DVD07209
 

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English, Color, ca.200 Minutes;

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The Collins Kids: The Collins Kids At Town Hall Party (DVD)
Art-Nr.: BVD20005
 

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DVD - NTSC - b/w - Code Free (DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 26 tracks, playing time: 87:48) 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every...

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Eddie Cochran: Eddie Cochran - At Town Hall Party (DVD)
Art-Nr.: BVD20002
 

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 17 tracks, playing time: 31:12) 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre in...

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John Wayne: Helltown (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDALP3122
 

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English, 1937, Black & White, 60 min;

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