Buck 'Em!: The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967)

Buck 'Em!: The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967)

by Buck Owens
     
 

Omnivore's 2013 double-disc set Buck Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) provides an interesting spin on Buck Owens: through a collection of mono singles, live tracks, alternate takes, early 45s, and other rarities, it tells an alternate history of Buck's prime years. If there's a hit on thisSee more details below

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Omnivore's 2013 double-disc set Buck Em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967) provides an interesting spin on Buck Owens: through a collection of mono singles, live tracks, alternate takes, early 45s, and other rarities, it tells an alternate history of Buck's prime years. If there's a hit on this 50-track collection, it's almost always in a version that's slightly different than what usually shows up on a standard greatest-hits. "Second Fiddle," "Love's Gonna Live Here," "I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)," "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail," and "Before You Go" are all in mono, there's an early version of "Ain't It Amazing Gracie," and "Act Naturally" is live, so they're familiar enough to not feel jarring and they do provide the core of a collection that winds up wandering into some pretty interesting territory. This is one of the rare comps to take into consideration, sides Owens recorded before he signed to Capitol -- or, in other words, before he developed Bakersfield and his signature train rhythm -- opening with the pure honky tonk of "Down on the Corner of Love" and the rockabilly swing of "Hot Dog." With these pip singles included, the birth of Bakersfield Country is all the more dramatic and, as this ends in 1967 when Buck & the Buckaroos were still riding high on top of the country charts and before Owens' stardom was slightly tarnished by the cornpone Hee Haw, this focuses directly on his prime, when he was undoubtedly the biggest country star in America. True, Buck 'Em! may not have all the hits and it may take a few detours, but those detours are picturesque and necessary for fleshing out what winds up as a potent portrait of Buck at the peak of his powers.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2013
Label:
Omnivore Recordings
UPC:
0816651015610
catalogNumber:
101561
Rank:
43728

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Down On the Corner of Love
  2. Hot Dog
  3. There Goes My Love
  4. Sweet Thing
  5. Second Fiddle
  6. Under Your Spell Again
  7. Above and Beyond
  8. 'Til These Dreams Come True
  9. Foolin' Around
  10. Nobody's Fool But Yours
  11. Under the Influence of Love
  12. Keeper of the Key
  13. Down To the River
  14. Fool Me Again
  15. My Heart Skips a Beat
  16. Sweethearts In Heaven  - Rose Maddox
  17. Love's Gonna Live Here
  18. Down, Down, Down
  19. Act Naturally
  20. Ain't It Amazin' Gracie
  21. Close Up the Honky Tonks
  22. Truck Drivin' Man
  23. I Don't Hear You
  24. Hello Trouble

Disc 2

  1. I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)
  2. Don't Let Her Know
  3. Buck's Polka
  4. Playboy
  5. Cryin' Time
  6. I've Got a Tiger By the Tail
  7. The Band Keeps Playin' On
  8. Gonna Have Love
  9. Before You Go
  10. Getting Used To Loving You
  11. Gonna Roll Out the Red Carpet
  12. Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy
  13. We Split the Blanket
  14. Sam's Place
  15. (I'll Love You) Forever and Ever
  16. In the Palm of Your Hand
  17. Pray Every Day
  18. Together Again
  19. Buckaroo
  20. Where Does the Good Times Go
  21. The Way That I Love You
  22. Adios, Farewell, Goodbye, Good Luck, So Long [Ver
  23. We Were Made For Each Other
  24. Heartbreak Mountain
  25. How Long Will My Baby Be Gone
  26. The Girl On Sugar Pie Lane

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buck Owens   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Red Simpson   Guitar
Jimmy Bryant   Guitar
Israel Baker   Violin
Tom Brumley   Steel Guitar
James Getzoff   Violin
Lou Klass   Violin
Cal Maddox   Guitar
Ralph Mooney   Steel Guitar
Bob Morris   Bass
Roy Nichols   Guitar
Jim Pierce   Piano
Don Rich   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Henry Roth   Violin
Albert Steinberg   Violin
Lewis Talley   Guitar
Mel Taylor   Drums
Wayne Wilson   Bass,Guitar
Belnick   Violin
Fuzzy Owen   Bass,Steel Guitar
Bobby Austin   Bass
Willie Cantu   Drums
Doyle Holly   Bass,Guitar
Jay McDonald   Steel Guitar
Kenny Pierce   Bass
Ken Presley   Bass
Jelly Sanders   Bass,Fiddle,Guitar
Bert Dodson   Bass,Guitar
Gene Moles   Guitar
Jim Seals   Guitar
Lawrence Williams   Piano
Mel King   Drums
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams   Drums
Ray Heath   Drums
George French   Piano
Williams   Bass
Jack Trent   Piano
Glen Ayers   Bass,Drums
Rollie Webber   Guitar,Vocals
Moose Stone   Drums

Technical Credits

Buck Owens   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Johnny Russell   Composer
David Gates   Arranger
Tommy Collins   Composer
Red Simpson   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction,Memorabilia
Terry Fell   Composer,Producer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Dave Kirby   Composer
Bob Morris   Composer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Bonnie Owens   Composer
Dusty Rhodes   Composer
Don Rich   Composer
Fuzzy Owen   Composer
Orville Couch   Composer
Glen Garrison   Composer
Randy Poe   Liner Notes
Patrick Milligan   Memorabilia
Gavin Lurssen   Mastering
Eddie McDuff   Composer
Beverly Stewart   Composer
Voni Morrison   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Bryan George   Licensing
Reuben Cohen   Mastering
Lance Guynes   Composer
Kenny Devine   Composer
Rollie Webber   Composer
Danny Dedmon   Composer

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