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Christmas On The Range - 26 Festive and Swingin' Country Tunes (CD) Various - Season's Greetings: Christmas On The Range - 26 Festive and... Art-Nr.: BCD17612

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Gonna Shake This Shack - From The Vaults Of Decca And Coral Records Vol.1 (CD) Various Artists: Gonna Shake This Shack - From The Vaults Of... Art-Nr.: BCD17602

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The Bakersfield Sound - Country Music Capital Of The West 1940 - 1974 (10-CD Deluxe Box Set) Various - History: The Bakersfield Sound - Country Music Capital... Art-Nr.: BCD16036

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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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Four Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton Albums (2-CD) Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton: Four Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton Albums (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO1410

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(BGO-Beat Goes On Records) 40 Tracks Four more and the last of the Wagoner-Parton collaboration albums from 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1980, all four of which reached the US Top 20 Country Charts. "Please Don't Stop Loving Me" was No. 1 on the...
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Burgers And Fries...plus (2-CD) Charley Pride: Burgers And Fries...plus (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBGO1391

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(BGO) 42 tracks - jewelcase in slipcase packaging Two CD set containing four classic albums by the country legend. From 1978, 1980, 1986 and 1970 come the last of BGO's Charley Pride RCA albums. There's A Little Bit Of Hank In Me was a...
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Songs We Made Love To - That's All That Matters - You Don’t Know Me - Put Your Dreams Away (2-CD) Mickey Gilley: Songs We Made Love To - That's All That Matters... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1381

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(BGO Records) 40 tracks Four Mickey Gilley albums on 2 CDs. Four great country albums by Mickey Gilley from 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982 on 2 CDs. This set contains six US No. 1 singles: A Headache Tomorrow, Lonely Nights, Put Your Dreams...
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Country Classics-Night Games-Power Of Love-Back To The Country (2-CD) Charley Pride: Country Classics-Night Games-Power Of Love-Back... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1287

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(Beat Goes On-BGO) 38 Tracks - 4 original albums on 2 CDs! Four more RCA albums from 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1986. This set contains the Country No. 1 hit 'Night Games', 'Ev'ry Heart Should Have One' and 'The Power Of Love'. Charley Pride...
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Sleeping With Your Memory - It Ain't Easy - Love Lies - The First Word In Memory (2-CD) Janie Fricke: Sleeping With Your Memory - It Ain't Easy -... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1251

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(Beat Goes On) 40 Tracks - These are four albums for Columbia from 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984 by the now established star country singer Fricke. This collection contains the No. 1 country hits 'He's A Heartache (Looking For A Place To...
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