Country Music CDs, Vinyl-LPs, DVDs and Books - Keep It Country!

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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Country Music CDs, Vinyl-LPs, DVDs and Books - Keep It Country!

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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Treasures From The Blue Canyon Vaults – Songs And Singers from New Mexico And Beyond (CD)
Various: Treasures From The Blue Canyon Vaults – Songs... Art-Nr.: BCD17675

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1-CD (Digipak) with 24 page booklet, 21 tracks. Total playing time approx. 73 min. Unreleased recordings by Steve Young and Junior Brown are among the highlights of this album! Singer, songwriter, producer and label owner Jim Terr has...
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1-CD (Digipak) with 36 page booklet, 30 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min. Bear Family Records® presents the undisputed 'King of Western Swing', Bob Wills, in the long-running 'Gonna Shake This Shack' series. A carefully curated...
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Meet Me At The Coffee Shop (CD)
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1-CD with 16-page booklet, 25 tracks. Total playing time approx. 65 min. 25 exquisite musical caffeine shots from three decades, songs and popular hits from 1940 to 1962. Cross-genre, from jazz and pop to country, R&B and R'n'R, themes...
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Making Believe (LP)
Jimmy Work: Making Believe (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15177

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(Bear Family Records) 18 tracks DOT1954-1956 (1 unissued) Mastered by Bob Jones at CTS Studios, Wembley (with 'Boppin' Bob' written in deadwax). Notes by Rich Kienzle.
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Red Sails In The Sunset (LP)
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(Bear Family Records) 16 tracks 1939 -1941 - Linernotes by Tony Russell
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Wishful Thinking - The Challenge Years 1958-1963 (2-LP)
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(Bear Family Records) 42 tracks (12 unissued) - Gatetefold Cover - Mastered by Bob Jones at CTS Studios, Wembley (with 'Bob' written in deadwax).
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Beatin' On Country Music (CD)
Various: Beatin' On Country Music (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17670

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1-CD (Digipak) with 36 page booklet, 30 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min. Excuse me? Country music performed by 1960s beat bands? You bet! Crazy CD compilation with The Merseybeats, the Nashville Teens, The Downliners Sect, Remo...
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Hank Williams Connection (CD)
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1-CD Digipak with 36-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min. On the occasion of Hank Williams' 100th birthday (September 17, 2023), Bear Family Records® dedicates a CD album to one of the greatest icons of U.S. music...
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The Rhythm Of The Rain - 30 Melodic Drops for Cloudy Days (CD)
Various: The Rhythm Of The Rain - 30 Melodic Drops for... Art-Nr.: BCD17723

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1 CD with 36 page booklet, 30 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min. Depending on the personal state of mind: rain can be perceived as unpleasantly wet or wonderfully refreshing. At all times and across all genres, composers and...
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On The Honky Tonk Highway With The Brother Boys (2-CD)
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The Travelin' Blues Boy (CD)
Gary Williams: The Travelin' Blues Boy (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17698

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1-CD (Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 34 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min. Gary Williams, born 1938, from the Pacific Northwest of the USA, has written over 600(!) songs in a career that spanned a mere 10 years. Bear Family...
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Let's Elope Baby (CD)
Buck Griffin: Let's Elope Baby (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15811

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 28 tracks. Playing time approx. 74 mns. Buck Griffin's Watching The 7:10 Roll By makes almost every list of must-own rockabilly classics. It's here with 27 others that run the gamut from Texas hill country...
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Rudy Grayzell: Let's Get Wild (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16837

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1-CD digipack with 52-page booklet, 32 tracks. The first comprehensive anthology of one of the original legendary rockabilly stars! Includes the previously unissued complete version of Let's Get Wild, plus four other unreleased...
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Another Saturday Night (LP)
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(Bear Family Records) 16 tracks, Mercury/Wing (2 previously unreleased)! Including 4 duets with Connie Hall. Accompanying text by Otto Kitsinger.
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Buddy Starcher: Country Love Songs (LP) Art-Nr.: BF15017

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(Bear Family Records) 12 tracks + inlay. Notes and production by Bill Clifton. Recorded August 13/14, 1977 at Riverside Recording Studio, Crum West Virginia.
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The Waylon Jennings Files, Vol.15 (LP)
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(Bear Family Records) 11 tracks RCA Victor 1972 (4 unissued)
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Rave On (LP)
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(Bear Family Records) 12 tracks German re-release of SP-4238 without "Don't Think Twice" but adds "Rave On" and "Love Denied". "Rave On" and "Love Denied" are in mono.
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(Bear Family Records) 11 tracks 1961-1963
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Lightning Jones (LP)
Lawton Williams: Lightning Jones (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15178

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(Bear Family Records) 16 tracks RCA Victor 1957-1969 (4 unissued) . Mastered by Bob Jones at CTS, Wembley with 'Lightnin' Bob Jones' written in deadwax!
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The Rock'n'Roll Years (8-CD Deluxe Box Set)
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8 CD album box set (LP format) with 62-page book, 202 single tracks. Playing time approx. 477 minutes. This CD album Boxset tells Conway Twitty's entire rock'n' roll story from that time before he switched to country music. After joining...
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1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 19-page booklet, 28 tracks. Playing time approx. 75 mns​. During his earliest years in Nova Scotia, Hank Snow (1914-1999) was attracted to the soothing sound of a Hawaiian steel guitar. "Mother saw an...
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Cross The Brazos At Waco (6-CD Deluxe Box Set)
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Burn That Candle (LP, 180g Vinyl)
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(Bear Family Records) 12 tracks, 180-gram vinyl. DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) Disc Cutting: Günter Pauler at Pauler Accoustics, Northeim, Germany; mastered by Bob Jones, pressed by Pallas, Diepholz. Charline Arthur, the country music...
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