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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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Cruisin' Country Vol.13 (CD) Various: Cruisin' Country Vol.13 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC775

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(Classics Records) 30 Tracks - 48-page booklet - And again a fine fantastic compilation of sounds, with which you can cruise through the USA!
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Cruisin' Country Vol.14 (CD) Various: Cruisin' Country Vol.14 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC776

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(Classics Records) 30 Tracks - 48-page booklet - And again a fine fantastic compilation of sounds, with which you can cruise through the USA!
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Cruisin' Country Vol.4 (CD) Various: Cruisin' Country Vol.4 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC741

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(Classics Records) 30 Songs During the compilation of the previous three volumes in this series of Cruisin' Country, Classics Records collated so much great material that was not used that - on reflection - it seemed a crying shame not...
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Rockin' Country Style Vol.3 (CD) Various: Rockin' Country Style Vol.3 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC772

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Rockin' Country style, a blend of rock 'n' roll and hardcore hillbilly music, became a necessity to survive in the music business among the country music artists in the late fifties. In volume 3 Classics has gathered some of the best...
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Columbia Crossovers - Late 50s And Early 60s Teen Country (CD) Various: Columbia Crossovers - Late 50s And Early 60s... Art-Nr.: CDC739

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(Classics) 32 tracks 1950s and 1960s with 36 page booklet.
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Cruisin' Country Vol.5 (CD) Various: Cruisin' Country Vol.5 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC744

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(Classics Records) 30 songs Yes, here we are with Volume Five of this series of Country Boppers which appear to increasing in popularity as we proceed - and believe us, this issue is well up to (if not better than) the pre-ceding four....
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Rockin' Country Style Vol.2 (CD) Various: Rockin' Country Style Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC765

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(Classics Records) 30 country rockers 1956-62 with 48 page booklet. Once again Classic records come up with a CD filled with good or country rockers. Rockin Country Style the first volume in this series was a real killer, so why not fill...
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Rockin' Country Style Various: Rockin' Country Style Art-Nr.: CDC756

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(2015/Classics) 30 country rockers 1956-62 with 44 page booklet.
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Cruisin' Country Vol.8 (CD) Various: Cruisin' Country Vol.8 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC755

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(Classics Records) 30 Songs Another Cruisin' Country delight stuffed with Country Boppers from the 50's and 60's. We have reached Volume 8 in this delicious series of hot Country Rockers perfect for parties, dan-cin' and cruisin: Here we...
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Cruisin' Country Vol.6 (CD) Various: Cruisin' Country Vol.6 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC745

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(Classics Records) 30 songs The Cruisin' Country volume 6 is another music experience filled to the brim with great country hoppers you will enjoy when your out on the road. Crank up your old jalopy and take your bud-dies out for a ride...
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Cruisin' Country Vol.3 (CD) Various: Cruisin' Country Vol.3 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC738

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(Classics Records) 30 Songs In response to public demand, Classics records is proud to present the third volume in its Cruisin' Country series. Just have a quick look at the track selection and we feel sure that you will agree that this...
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Cruisin' Country Vol.2 (CD) Various: Cruisin' Country Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC734

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(Classics Records) 30 Songs Cruisin' Country volume 2 is packed with wonderful, in some cases very rare, material that will make your cruisin' to the club one joyful ride. Make sure you have your dancing shoes on because these are what...
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Cruisin' Country Vol.1 (CD) Various: Cruisin' Country Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC729

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(Classics Records) 30 songs Country boppers are a rare kind of music, not quite country but not quite rockabilly either. The end result is perfect for both listening and dancing to. The roots of rockin' music are evi-dent and the short...
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Just Around Bakersfield (CD) Various: Just Around Bakersfield (CD) Art-Nr.: CDC724

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(Classics) 34 Country Boppers from the 1950s with 36 page booklet.
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