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

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 11/5/2013
  • Label: Omnivore Recordings
  • UPC: 816651015610
  • Catalog Number: 101561
  • Sales rank: 45,346

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Down On the Corner of Love (2:21)
  2. 2 Hot Dog (2:17)
  3. 3 There Goes My Love (2:16)
  4. 4 Sweet Thing (2:13)
  5. 5 Second Fiddle (2:07)
  6. 6 Under Your Spell Again (2:43)
  7. 7 Above and Beyond (2:26)
  8. 8 'Til These Dreams Come True (2:29)
  9. 9 Foolin' Around (2:41)
  10. 10 Nobody's Fool But Yours (2:17)
  11. 11 Under the Influence of Love (2:21)
  12. 12 Keeper of the Key (2:35)
  13. 13 Down To the River (2:51)
  14. 14 Fool Me Again (2:35)
  15. 15 My Heart Skips a Beat (2:13)
  16. 16 Sweethearts In Heaven - Rose Maddox (2:53)
  17. 17 Love's Gonna Live Here (2:02)
  18. 18 Down, Down, Down (2:03)
  19. 19 Act Naturally (2:30)
  20. 20 Ain't It Amazin' Gracie (2:00)
  21. 21 Close Up the Honky Tonks (2:27)
  22. 22 Truck Drivin' Man (2:34)
  23. 23 I Don't Hear You (2:59)
  24. 24 Hello Trouble (1:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) (2:11)
  2. 2 Don't Let Her Know (2:35)
  3. 3 Buck's Polka (1:55)
  4. 4 Playboy (1:57)
  5. 5 Cryin' Time (2:32)
  6. 6 I've Got a Tiger By the Tail (2:14)
  7. 7 The Band Keeps Playin' On (3:03)
  8. 8 Gonna Have Love (1:56)
  9. 9 Before You Go (2:12)
  10. 10 Getting Used To Loving You (2:22)
  11. 11 Gonna Roll Out the Red Carpet (2:14)
  12. 12 Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy (2:16)
  13. 13 We Split the Blanket (2:03)
  14. 14 Sam's Place (2:01)
  15. 15 (I'll Love You) Forever and Ever (2:22)
  16. 16 In the Palm of Your Hand (2:28)
  17. 17 Pray Every Day (2:06)
  18. 18 Together Again (2:29)
  19. 19 Buckaroo (1:59)
  20. 20 Where Does the Good Times Go (2:22)
  21. 21 The Way That I Love You (2:38)
  22. 22 Adios, Farewell, Goodbye, Good Luck, So Long [Ver (2:39)
  23. 23 We Were Made For Each Other (2:13)
  24. 24 Heartbreak Mountain (2:12)
  25. 25 How Long Will My Baby Be Gone (2:17)
  26. 26 The Girl On Sugar Pie Lane (2:00)
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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
Al 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 Jr. Piano
Al 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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