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Discovering Carl Perkins - Eastview, Tennessee 1952 - 53 (LP, 10inch & CD, Ltd.) Carl Perkins: Discovering Carl Perkins - Eastview, Tennessee... Art-Nr.: BAF14007

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Christmas On The Countryside - 27 Honky Tonkin' Christmas Country Songs (CD) Various - Season's Greetings: Christmas On The Countryside - 27 Honky Tonkin'... Art-Nr.: BCD17508

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The Bakersfield Sound - Country Music Capital Of The West 1940 - 1974 (10-CD) Various - History: The Bakersfield Sound - Country Music Capital... Art-Nr.: BCD16036

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String Dustin' (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) COUNTRY ALL-STARS: String Dustin' (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: BAF11022

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The Complete Health & Happiness Recordings - The Legend Begins (3-CD) Hank Williams: The Complete Health & Happiness Recordings -... Art-Nr.: CDTL17258

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A Concert: Behind Prison Walls (CD) Johnny Cash & Friends: A Concert: Behind Prison Walls (CD) Art-Nr.: CDER20027

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The Journey: Destiny's Child (6-CD) Waylon Jennings: The Journey: Destiny's Child (6-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16320

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Live In Austin, Texas (CD & DVD) Buck Owens: Live In Austin, Texas (CD & DVD) Art-Nr.: CDNW6384

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Hillbillies In Hell Vol.9 (LP, Limited Edition) Various: Hillbillies In Hell Vol.9 (LP, Limited Edition) Art-Nr.: LPIMAR119

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21st Century Hits - The Best Of 2000-2012 (CD) Dwight Yoakam: 21st Century Hits - The Best Of 2000-2012 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDNW6294

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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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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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Desert Love (CD) Michaela Anne: Desert Love (CD) Art-Nr.: CDYEP2683

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(Yep Roc) 11 tracks - digipak Desert Dove is the new album from Michaela Anne and her first on Yep Roc Records. It was recorded in LA and produced by Sam Outlaw and Kelly Winrich (Delta Spirit). Michaela has been lauded for her timeless...
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Sings Country - Ultimate Country Collection Vol.2 (2-CD) Brenda Lee: Sings Country - Ultimate Country Collection... Art-Nr.: CDHUMP220

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(Hump Head) 50 tracks - This is Brenda's ultimate collection of her Country Music recordings. In the first volume of BRENDA LEE SINGS COUNTRY, we featured all of those hit singles plus many of the excellent B-sides, most appearing on CD...
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The Basement Tapes Raw - The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (2-CD) Bob Dylan: The Basement Tapes Raw - The Bootleg Series... Art-Nr.: CDSNY501967

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(Sony) 38 tracks - Double CD contains a detailed 56 page booklet with liner notes and rare photos in a slipcase With "The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11" for the first time all recordings that Dylan recorded with The...
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Playing Favorites (CD) Louise Mandrell: Playing Favorites (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTL33550

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There's something magical about the musical marriage of a timeless song and a compelling voice, and no where is that more evident than on Louise Mandrell's new album Playing Favorites. The 15-song collection includes her take on such...
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Llego Navidad (CD) LOS LOBOS: Llego Navidad (CD) Art-Nr.: CDR2604538

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Rising up out of East L.A. comes the first ever holiday album from Los Lobos. The Grammy-winning group researched nearly 150 Christmas-related songs from across North, Central and South America for the collections, eventually narrowing...
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Fire & Brimstone (CD) Brantley Gilbert: Fire & Brimstone (CD) Art-Nr.: CDVM0400

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Brantley Gilbert has made a pummeling kind of country that consolidates the outsiders, outliers and full-tilt life livers in a collective known as the BG Nation. The Georgia-born songwriter/rocker has two platinum albums, six #1s, and...
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Early Recordings (LP) Link Wray: Early Recordings (LP) Art-Nr.: LPCH6

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(ACE) 14 tracks 1963-64 / re-pressed by popular demand - a classic!
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The World Is A Monster (LP, Limited Edition) Various: The World Is A Monster (LP, Limited Edition) Art-Nr.: LPIMAR120

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'Lonesome, Blue And Jump Jivin' Hillbillies From The Columbia Vault 1950-1958' - Limited to 500 copies. (Iron Montain Analogue) 18 tracks. Deluxe Gatefold LP with exclusive scholarly liner notes! Full dynamic range 2019 remasters direct...
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Burgers And Fries...plus (2-CD) Charley Pride: Burgers And Fries...plus (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO1391

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(BGO) 42 tracks - jewelcase in slipcase packaging Two CD set containing four classic albums by the country legend. From 1978, 1980, 1986 and 1970 come the last of BGO's Charley Pride RCA albums. There's A Little Bit Of Hank In Me was a...
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Merry Luxmas - It's Christmas In Crampsville (CD) Various: Merry Luxmas - It's Christmas In Crampsville (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPSALM2398

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(Righteous) 31 tracks UK holiday collection. Season's Gratings From The Cramps' Lux And Ivy. A 31-track collection of the strangest yuletide 45s ever; from dogs murdering the classics, to beatniks digging the snow plus a lament for an...
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Run Home Slow (CD) The Teskey Brothers: Run Home Slow (CD) Art-Nr.: CD7782283

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(Decca) 11 tracks With their debut album two years ago they first conquered their home country Australia, then the rest of the world: The Teskey Brothers. In 2019 the gentlemen return with album number two: 'Run Home Slow' is the...
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Sugar & Joy (LP) The Dead South: Sugar & Joy (LP) Art-Nr.: LPDDUCK080

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(Devil Duck Records) 13 Tracks - Unique combination They are back again: The Dead South release a brand new album in 2019. "Sugar & Joy" is longplayer number three, the successor of "Good Company" (2014) and "Illusion And Doubt" (2016)....
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