Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping

by Buck Owens
     
 

A companion Sundazed reissue to Christmas with Buck Owens and His Buckaroos, this 1968 release finds Buck and band in a reflective mood, but with that razor-edged intensity intact. As usual, the Buckaroos are note-perfect, whether it's lead guitarist Don Rich switching over to acoustic for an…  See more details below

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A companion Sundazed reissue to Christmas with Buck Owens and His Buckaroos, this 1968 release finds Buck and band in a reflective mood, but with that razor-edged intensity intact. As usual, the Buckaroos are note-perfect, whether it's lead guitarist Don Rich switching over to acoustic for an evocative complement to Buck's thoughtful vocal on "Christmas Time Is Near" or the whole band rocking out and displaying some breathtaking mastery on two instrumentals, "The Jolly Christmas Polka" and "Christmas Schottische." Both hearken to the inventiveness that marked Buck's approach to music and his band's infallible command of any style thrown at them. Of course, Buck makes it all memorable with vocals that capture the complex feelings of the season, be they festive or downcast -- or both at once. Compared with Buck's first Christmas album, this one looks a little harder at the dark shadow trailing the glad tidings.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Owens' second Christmas album emanates from five session held between February and June of 1968. At this stage of the game, the Buckaroos were a well-oiled studio machine and even the tinkly keyboard stylings of Earle "Poole" Ball doesn't detract from the twang quotient, although this is arguably a more slickly produced album than its predecessor. The usual batch of uptempo, optimistic opuses paired off with holiday weepers ("All I Want for Christmas Is My Daddy" is spot on target) makes this a country Christmas album with a nice, original touch to it.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/1999
Label:
Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC:
0090771616326
catalogNumber:
6163
Rank:
336539

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buck Owens   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Earl Ball   Piano,Celeste
Earl Poole Ball   Piano,Celeste
Tom Brumley   Steel Guitar
Bob Morris   Electric Bass
Don Rich   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Gut String Guitar,national steel guitar,Vocal Harmony
Jerry Wiggins   Drums,Bells
Doyle Holly   Guitar
Jelly Sanders   Guitar
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos   Track Performer
Doyle Holy   Guitar

Technical Credits

Buck Owens   Composer
Red Simpson   Composer
Ken Nelson   Producer,Audio Production
Ken Veeder   Cover Photo

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