Bound for Bakersfield 1953-1956: The Complete Pre-Capitol Collection

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Buck Owens' signature Bakersfield sound wasn't fully formed when he recorded for the independent Pep, Chesterfield, and La Brea labels between 1953 and 1956 before signing with Capitol Records early in 1957. For one, his early recordings didn't have the gifted Don Rich on guitar yet, and Owens' songwriting skills, although far from amateur, hadn't quite reached the wonderful country-pop blend he championed later in the 1950s and through the 1960s. But his early recordings are hardly throwaways, as this 24-track compilation of them makes clear. His voice is strong and versatile here, and songs like "Right After the Dance" and "It Don't Show on Me" are really only different...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Buck Owens' signature Bakersfield sound wasn't fully formed when he recorded for the independent Pep, Chesterfield, and La Brea labels between 1953 and 1956 before signing with Capitol Records early in 1957. For one, his early recordings didn't have the gifted Don Rich on guitar yet, and Owens' songwriting skills, although far from amateur, hadn't quite reached the wonderful country-pop blend he championed later in the 1950s and through the 1960s. But his early recordings are hardly throwaways, as this 24-track compilation of them makes clear. His voice is strong and versatile here, and songs like "Right After the Dance" and "It Don't Show on Me" are really only different than Owens' later material by lacking Rich's guitar playing, an undeniably key factor in Owens' famous and mature Bakersfield sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Rockbeat Records
  • UPC: 089353302825
  • Catalog Number: 3028
  • Sales rank: 115,919

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buck Owens Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Glenn Ayers Bass
Roy Nichols Guitar
Lewis Talley Rhythm Guitar
Billy Mize Pedal Steel Guitar
Lawrence Williams Piano
Cliff Crawford Trumpet
Ray Heath Drums
Alvis E. Owens Guitar, Vocals
J.R. Jelly Sanders Fiddle
Charles Lee "Fuzzy" Owen Bass, Pedal Steel Guitar
Red Butler Percussion
Jack Trent Piano
Technical Credits
Buck Owens Producer
James Austin Cover Design
Terry Fell Producer
Rich Kienzle Liner Notes
Jerry Peterson Mastering
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