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

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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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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 Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) Del Shannon: The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17596

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Sun Shines On Hank Williams - Sun Artists Sing The Songs Of...  (CD) Various Artists: Sun Shines On Hank Williams - Sun Artists Sing... Art-Nr.: BCD17504

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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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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 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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A Portrait Of & Keep Movin' On (CD) Merle Haggard: A Portrait Of & Keep Movin' On (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO641

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(2004/BGO) 21 tracks, 1969-1970;
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Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde - Pride In What I Am (CD) Merle Haggard: Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde - Pride In What I Am (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO547

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​(2002/BGO) 23 Tracks - 1968-1969!
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Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band: Rick Sings Nelson  - Rudy The Fifth (CD) Ricky Nelson: Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band: Rick Sings... Art-Nr.: CDBGO441

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(BGO Records) 22 tracks MCA 1970 and 1971 with 8 page booklet.
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Showcase - Sentimentally Yours (CD) Patsy Cline: Showcase - Sentimentally Yours (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO798

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(2008/BGO) 24 tracks, CD reissue of the two albums 'Showcase' (1961) and 'Sentimentally Yours' (1962). slipcase packaging
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It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) - If We Make It Through December (CD) Merle Haggard: It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) - If We Make... Art-Nr.: CDBGO650

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(2004/BGO) 22 Tracks - 2 Capitol albums from 1972-1974!
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In Love The Whitman Way - Happy Street (CD) Slim Whitman: In Love The Whitman Way - Happy Street (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO994

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(BGO Records - 2011) 24 tracks
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I Remember Hank Williams - What In The World's Come Over You (CD) Jack Scott: I Remember Hank Williams - What In The World's... Art-Nr.: CDBGO572

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(2002/BGO) 24 tracks. Originally released in 1960 on the Top Rank label, these albums are commanding prices of £25 and £65 each respectively on the current collectors’ market. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Jack Scott (born Jack Scafone, Jr.,...
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Country Meets Folk - Here's Brian Hyland (CD) Brian Hyland: Country Meets Folk - Here's Brian Hyland (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO759

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(2007/BGO) 24 tracks 1963/64
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Happy Anniversary & 25th Anniversary Concert (CD) Slim Whitman: Happy Anniversary & 25th Anniversary Concert (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO850

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(2009/BGO) 26 tracks 1973/74 - slipcase packaging
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