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

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Lili Marleen an allen Fronten (7-CD) Various - History: Lili Marleen an allen Fronten (7-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16022

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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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Tell It To Me - The Johnson City Sessions - Revisted (CD) Various Artists: Tell It To Me - The Johnson City Sessions -... Art-Nr.: BCD17591

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

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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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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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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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Homestead Of My Dreams (CD) Smoky Dawson: Homestead Of My Dreams (CD) Art-Nr.: CDOR092

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(SONY AUS) 15 tracks A Unique CD Combining The Poetry And Music Of Australian Country Music Legend Smoky Dawson And The Artwork Of Iconic Australian Painter Pro Hart. This Unique Recording Comes In A Very Unique Package With Slipcase And...
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Best Of The '90s Vol.1 (CD) Merle Haggard: Best Of The '90s Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCURB77966

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(2000/Curb) 12 Tracks - Part 1 of the best of Haggard's performances in the nineties!
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Best Of The '90s Vol.2 (CD) Merle Haggard: Best Of The '90s Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCURB77967

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(2000/Curb) 11 Tracks - Part 2 of the best of Haggard's performances in the nineties!
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American V - A Hundred Highways (CD) Johnny Cash: American V - A Hundred Highways (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSNY597812

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(Sony-Columbia) 12 Tracks - EU edition
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Big Country (2-CD) Various: Big Country (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD950621

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(2010/SONY) 40 tracks, original recordings
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Elvis Country (2006) EU (CD) Elvis Presley: Elvis Country (2006) EU (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRCA77433

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(2006/RCA) 20 tracks - RCA masters 1969-75.
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