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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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Mothers Best Plus Collection (15-CD 1-DVD) Hank Williams: Mothers Best Plus Collection (15-CD 1-DVD) Art-Nr.: CDTL31811

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Sing Great Country Favorites (CD) Connie Francis & Hank Williams Jr: Sing Great Country Favorites (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15737

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The Legend Begins - Rare & Unreleased (3-CD) Hank Williams: The Legend Begins - Rare & Unreleased (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDTL17258

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Holiday Collection (4-CD) Various: Holiday Collection (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CDR2536134

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Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) George Jones: Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday... Art-Nr.: BCD16100

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The Studio Recordings 1968-76 (6-CD) Merle Haggard: The Studio Recordings 1968-76 (6-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16749

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Dans la Louisianne Vin Bruce: Dans la Louisianne Art-Nr.: BCD16895

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1970 - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music Various - Country & Western Hit Parade: 1970 - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music Art-Nr.: BCD17265

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Adios (2-CD Special Edition) Glen Campbell: Adios (2-CD Special Edition) Art-Nr.: CDGC17002

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Country Wedding Songs (2-CD) Various: Country Wedding Songs (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDTL25432

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Legends Of The Grand Ole Opry Series Willie Nelson: Legends Of The Grand Ole Opry Series Art-Nr.: CDTL800002

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(2008/TIMELIFE) 14 tracks (35:29) recorded at the historic Ryman Auditorium 1964-67. Previously unreleased material with 8 page notes.
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Sing Me A Hank Williams Song-Classic Country Various: Sing Me A Hank Williams Song-Classic Country Art-Nr.: CDTL19199

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(2006/TIME LIFE) 18 tracks - original multi label masters
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Northern Stars - Canadian Singers - Songwriters Various: Northern Stars - Canadian Singers - Songwriters Art-Nr.: CDTL19297

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(2007/TIME LIFE) 18 tracks 1967-98
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Greatest Hits (2010) Tanya Tucker: Greatest Hits (2010) Art-Nr.: CDTL25598

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(2010/TimeLife) 13 tracks (38:52) 1972-2009.
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The Hits...Like Never Before - The Unreleased Hank Williams: The Hits...Like Never Before - The Unreleased Art-Nr.: CDTL25256

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(2009/TIME LIFE) 15 tracks (44:47)
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Great Lost Songs (Musicor 1965-70) George Jones: Great Lost Songs (Musicor 1965-70) Art-Nr.: CDTL26970

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CD on TIME LIFE RECORDS by George Jones - Great Lost Songs (Musicor 1965-70)
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The Legend Begins - Rare & Unreleased (3-CD) Hank Williams: The Legend Begins - Rare & Unreleased (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDTL17258

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3-CDs, 16-page booklet, 62 tracks. - Unbelievably, there's still more to discover, still more to hear by Hank Williams. In these audio snapshots we hear him as a fifteen-year-old performer making his very first recordings; two years...
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Gettin' Rowdy - A Classic Country Collection Various: Gettin' Rowdy - A Classic Country Collection Art-Nr.: CD18982

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(2004/TIME LIFE) 18 tracks (53:40) the perfect party record with hard to find twangin' classics - as seen on TV! original masters
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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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