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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.

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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.

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(Alpha Wolf Records) 18 tracks - digisleeve. A Gathering Of Old Friends - A Tribute To Richard Dobson "Old friends, they shine like diamonds / Old friends, you can always call / Old friends, Lord, you can't buy 'em / You know it's old...
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(Pepperhill Music) 15 tracks, digisleeve Wheeler Walker, Jr. bringt seit Jahren seine von der Kritik gefeierte Art von Country-Musik in die Welt. Bei aller Musik, die von Dave Cobb produziert wird, ist Wheelers Star-Power unbestreitbar...
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(Iron Montain Analogue) 16 tracks from Country Music's tormented testament. Gatefold Cover Lust, murder, assassination, alienation, war, depravity and credit cards. Troubled times demand troubled troubadours. And here they are – 16...
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(Iron Montain Analogue) 16 tracks from Country Music's tormented testament. Devilish introductory price while stocks last! Come join the Reaper… Fiery Judgements, Rapturous Apocalyptic Revelations and Death’s Icy Grip. This Brim-stoned...
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(Shout Factory) NTSC,Code 1, English, NTSC Color, 129 Minutes 'Blaze' is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley (Ben Dickey), the unsung songwriting legend of the outlaw music movement. Starring: Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Charlie Sexton,...
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Sagebrush Swing (CD) Spade Cooley: Sagebrush Swing (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJFF314

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(and more bears) 8 Tracks - Digipack - Limited Edition: 300 copies Spade Cooley: Sagebrush Swing A dominant figure in southern California’s wartime dance halls, fiddler Donnell 'Spade' Cooley (1910-1969) defined West Coast western swing...
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Songs Of The West (CD) Red River Dave: Songs Of The West (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJFF301

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(and more bears) 8 Tracks - Digipack - Limited Edition: 300 copies A native of San Antonio, Texas, Red River Dave McEnery (1914-2002) had a career that stretched across eight decades. His classmates tagged him 'Red River Dave' because he...
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(and more bears) 8 Tracks - Digipack - Limited Edition: 300 copies For many listeners during the 1940s, Texas Jim Robertson (1909-1966) defined cowboy and western music, his resonant bass-baritone voice booming out of juke boxes and...
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Hillbilly Tunes (CD) Fred Kirby: Hillbilly Tunes (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJFF304

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The Cream Of The EMI Years (2-CD) Dottie West: The Cream Of The EMI Years (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDHUMP227

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(Humphead Records) 50 tracks If ever there was an example of a Country Music artist rising above the odds to achieve stardom, it would be Dottie West. The events of her life flowed like the lyrics of the songs that became favourites of...
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Power Of Love (CD) The Hour Glass: Power Of Love (CD) Art-Nr.: CDABB2883002

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(Allman Brothers Band) 18 tracks Digitally remastered edition. Power of Love is the second studio album by Hour Glass, issued in March 1968 on Liberty Records, the final by the group with the namesakes of The Allman Brothers Band. After...
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Hour Glass (CD) The Hour Glass: Hour Glass (CD) Art-Nr.: CDABB2882902

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(Allman Brothers Band) 10 tracks Digitally remastered edition. Hour Glass is the debut studio album by the group of the same name, issued in October 1967 on Liberty Records, the first of two by the group that featured the namesakes of...
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​(ACE Records) 28 tracks with 16 page booklet. 28 cool tracks from the hottest studios in steamy Louisiana, including 12 previously unreleased. Hear that biting guitar, the thud of the bass, the pounding piano and the driving drumbeat;...
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Duane & Gregg Allman (CD) The Allman Brothers Band: Duane & Gregg Allman (CD) Art-Nr.: CDABB0007

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(Allman Brothers Band) 9 tracks Digitally remastered edition. Duane & Gregg Allman was originally released in 1972. Despite the title, this release comprises a September 1968 recording session for the second album by Hour Glass.
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JLL - When Two Worlds Collide - Killer Country (2-CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: JLL - When Two Worlds Collide - Killer Country... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1353

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(BGO Records) 30 tracks, digitally remastered, 2-CD in slipcase with new, detailed liner notes. Jerry Lee's three albums for Elektra Records from 1979 and 1980. Bones Howe produced Jerry Lee Lewis, with James Burton and Hal Blaine as...
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Now Here's Johnny Cash (LP) Johnny Cash: Now Here's Johnny Cash (LP) Art-Nr.: SLP5240

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(Sundazed) 12 tracks - original SUN masters From the minute he walked into Sun Studios, Johnny Cash began a career that would see him become one of the biggest and most influential musicians of our time. Though only on Sun from 1955-58,...
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Preloved - Songs & Pictures (2-CD) Beccy Cole: Preloved - Songs & Pictures (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD4771056

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Good Soul Better Angels (CD) Lucinda Williams: Good Soul Better Angels (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTT97119

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(Thirty Tigers) 12 tracks - digisleeve. Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams unabashedly takes on some of the human, social and political issues of our day with her boldest and most direct album to date. During the course of...
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A Country Star Is Born - Leather and Lace (CD) Jessi Colter: A Country Star Is Born - Leather and Lace (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD1300

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(BGO) 21 tracks Jessi Colter's first solo album was released by RCA in 1970 and was produced by Chet Atkins and Waylon Jennings. Also on this release is the duet album with her husband Waylon Jennings, "Leather And Lace" from 1981, a...
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