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

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At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD) Various: At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17370

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An Article From Life - The Complete Recordings (20-CD Deluxe Box Set & Book) Lefty Frizzell: An Article From Life - The Complete Recordings... Art-Nr.: BCD17540

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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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The Locust Years    (8-CD) Jerry Lee Lewis: The Locust Years (8-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15783

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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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28 Greatest Hits (CD) Grandpa Jones: 28 Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKG5102

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(King) 28 tracks. Grandpa Jones was the greatest friend to the banjo that country music had for decades, and this is the best single-disc collection his fans are gonna find today! Here are Five-String Banjo Boogie; Eight More Miles to...
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Branded Man (CD) David Allan Coe: Branded Man (CD) Art-Nr.: CDGT2289

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All American Boys (CD) Various: All American Boys (CD) Art-Nr.: CDGT2109

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The Ride (CD) David Allan Coe: The Ride (CD) Art-Nr.: CDGT0255

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Best Of The Best (CD) Hawkshaw Hawkins: Best Of The Best (CD) Art-Nr.: CDFED0506

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(2004/KING) 10 tracks
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20 Greatest Hits B.J. Thomas: 20 Greatest Hits Art-Nr.: CDTVC0741

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(2005/ Gusto Records) 20 tracks, original Scepter Records recordings
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If My Heart Had Windows George Jones: If My Heart Had Windows Art-Nr.: CDGUS1137

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(2014/Gusto Records) 10 tracks
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At His Best George Jones: At His Best Art-Nr.: CDGUS0380

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(Gusto/2015) 9 tracks
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Original Billboard Hits (Little Darlin') Johnny Paycheck: Original Billboard Hits (Little Darlin') Art-Nr.: CDGT2283

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CD on GUSTO RECORDS by Johnny Paycheck - Original Billboard Hits (Little Darlin')
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Gospel Collection - 17 Number 1's Johnny Paycheck: Gospel Collection - 17 Number 1's Art-Nr.: CDGT2280

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(2012/GUSTO) 17 tracks (41:57)
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Songs From The Hills Wayne Raney: Songs From The Hills Art-Nr.: CDKLP588

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(2005/KING) 16 tracks
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You're The Reason (Chart Recordings 1968-70) Bobby Edwards: You're The Reason (Chart Recordings 1968-70) Art-Nr.: CDGT2235

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(2011/GUSTO) 11 tracks (27:09)
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Super Hits B.J. Thomas & Billy Joe Royal: Super Hits Art-Nr.: CDGT2233

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(2011/GUSTO) 10 tracks 1977-2009
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Bull Session At Bulls Gap (1968) Junior Samples: Bull Session At Bulls Gap (1968) Art-Nr.: CDGT2241

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CD on GUSTO RECORDS by Junior Samples - Bull Session At Bulls Gap (1968)
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That's Hee Haw (1969) Junior Samples: That's Hee Haw (1969) Art-Nr.: CDGT2239

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(2011/GUSTO) 12 tracks (33:58)
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The World Of (1967) Junior Samples: The World Of (1967) Art-Nr.: CDGT2243

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CD on GUSTO RECORDS by Junior Samples - The World Of (1967)
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The Best Of (1971) Junior Samples: The Best Of (1971) Art-Nr.: CDGT2250

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CD on GUSTO RECORDS by Junior Samples - The Best Of (1971)
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The Gusto Sessions (4-CD) STONES RIVER RANCH BOYS: The Gusto Sessions (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CDGT2224

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(2011/GUSTO) 110 tracks from various Gusto Records sessions, recorded at the Starday Studio in Nashville. Featuring Josh Graves, Kenny Sears, Terry McMillan, Fred Carter jr. a.o. Vocal & Instrumental.
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Shenandoah Waltz Clyde Moody: Shenandoah Waltz Art-Nr.: CDGT2254

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(2011/GUSTO) 16 tracks (41:55) 14 rare King masters 1947-50 plus two later recordings (prob.1960s Starday).
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Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me Wayne Raney: Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me Art-Nr.: CDGT2228

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(2011/GUSTO) 20 tracks (King 1949-55)
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God Is Real SUNSHINE BOYS: God Is Real Art-Nr.: CDGT2226

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(2011/GUSTO) 20 tracks
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Easy Lovin' Country Duets Various: Easy Lovin' Country Duets Art-Nr.: CDGT2122

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(2011/GUSTO) 12 tracks (no data).
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Preachin' Prayin' Shoutin' & Singin' Various: Preachin' Prayin' Shoutin' & Singin' Art-Nr.: CDGT2149

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(2009/GUSTO) 16 tracks
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Vol.2, Hee Haw's Favorite Artists Various: Vol.2, Hee Haw's Favorite Artists Art-Nr.: CDGT2189

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(2010/GUSTO) 12 tracks
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Songs Of Wallace Lewis LEWIS FAMILY: Songs Of Wallace Lewis Art-Nr.: CDGT2100

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(2009/GUSTO) 10 tracks
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The Golden Gospel Best Of ... LEWIS FAMILY: The Golden Gospel Best Of ... Art-Nr.: CDGT2099

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(2009/GUSTO) 10 tracks
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Vol.2, Legendary Stars Of The Grand Ole Opry Various: Vol.2, Legendary Stars Of The Grand Ole Opry Art-Nr.: CDGT2073

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(2009/GUSTO) 10 tracks
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Y'all Come Various: Y'all Come Art-Nr.: CDGT2065

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CD Compilation on GUSTO RECORDS by - Y'all Come
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28 All Time Gospel Classics - Instrumental STONES RIVER RANCH BOYS: 28 All Time Gospel Classics - Instrumental Art-Nr.: CDGT0610

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(2006/GUSTO) 28 tracks (74:25)
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Live From Grinder's Switch Minnie Pearl: Live From Grinder's Switch Art-Nr.: CDGT0618

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(2009/GUSTO) 12 tracks
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Lookin' For A Feller Minnie Pearl: Lookin' For A Feller Art-Nr.: CDGT0814

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(2009/GUSTO) 12 tracks
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Classic Narrations Red Sovine: Classic Narrations Art-Nr.: CDGT0563

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(2004/KING) 12 tracks (35:45) Red's classic 1970s narrations for GUSTO Studios Nashville, overdubbed/remixed with new musical tracks.
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Lay Me Down A Truck Driving Man - Best Various: Lay Me Down A Truck Driving Man - Best Art-Nr.: CDGT2066

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(2008/GUSTO) 10 tracks
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Angel Band  - Early Starday Recordings Carl Story: Angel Band - Early Starday Recordings Art-Nr.: CDGT0548

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(2008/GUSTO) 20 tracks 1950/60s
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Phantom 309 Red Sovine: Phantom 309 Art-Nr.: CDGT0353

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(2004/KING) 10 tracks
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To Mother At Christmas Jimmy Martin: To Mother At Christmas Art-Nr.: CDGT0823

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(2007/GUSTO) 10 tracks
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Christmas Country Style Various: Christmas Country Style Art-Nr.: CDGT0686

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(2007/GUSTO) 12 tracks - Starday/King masters
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All Star Country Christmas Various: All Star Country Christmas Art-Nr.: CDGT0839

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(2007/GUSTO) 12 tracks
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#1 Christmas Mac Wiseman: #1 Christmas Art-Nr.: CDGT0819

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(2007/GUSTO) 9 tracks
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Rosie! Rose Maddox: Rosie! Art-Nr.: CDGT0871

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(2008/GUSTO) 10 tracks - previoulsy released as SLP-463
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Five Queens Of Country Music Various: Five Queens Of Country Music Art-Nr.: CDNA2059

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(2008/STARDAY) 10 tracks 1960s
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There Stands The Glass Various: There Stands The Glass Art-Nr.: CDNA2060

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(2008/STARDAY) 10 tracks 1950/60s
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Peace In The Valley (1960) SUNSHINE BOYS: Peace In The Valley (1960) Art-Nr.: CDNA2049

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(2008/STARDAY) 10 tracks - original 1960s album
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A Higher Power (1970 Nashville Label album) Oak Ridge Boys: A Higher Power (1970 Nashville Label album) Art-Nr.: CDNA2048

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(2008/STARDAY) 10 tracks (24:58) - fantastic 1960s Starday material!
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Swingin' Doors Various: Swingin' Doors Art-Nr.: CDNA2050

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(2008/STARDAY) 10 tracks
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Back Street Affair Various: Back Street Affair Art-Nr.: CDNA2047

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(2008/STARDAY) 10 tracks of Unfaithful Love and Honky Tonk Romance
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Lonesome Jailhouse Blues Various: Lonesome Jailhouse Blues Art-Nr.: CDNA2051

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(2008/STARDAY) 10 tracks
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Super Slab Hits Various: Super Slab Hits Art-Nr.: CDGT0845

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CD Compilation on GUSTO RECORDS by Various Artists - Super Slab Hits
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40 Miles Of Bad Road Various: 40 Miles Of Bad Road Art-Nr.: CDGT0843

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CD Compilation on GUSTO RECORDS by Various Artists - 40 Miles Of Bad Road
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Truckin' On Various: Truckin' On Art-Nr.: CDGT0846

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CD Compilation on GUSTO RECORDS by Various Artists - Truckin' On
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