Dust on Mother's Bible

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
It took the Sundazed label a while to reissue this one on CD. They did the Buck Owens Capitol catalog back in the 1990s and did a stellar job, but this one they waited on. Perhaps it was best. In 2003 there were far more people interested in country gospel again. But this is no ordinary country gospel album. This isn't the Carters or the Louvins. This is honky tonk country gospel done Bakersfield style. Owens toned down his Buckaroos approach not a bit to record this. If anything, in listening to the opener, "Pray Every Day," or "When Jesus Calls All His Children In" or "Bring It to Jesus" or the rollicking "Would You Be Ready," the slippery guitar and pedal steel-heavy ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
It took the Sundazed label a while to reissue this one on CD. They did the Buck Owens Capitol catalog back in the 1990s and did a stellar job, but this one they waited on. Perhaps it was best. In 2003 there were far more people interested in country gospel again. But this is no ordinary country gospel album. This isn't the Carters or the Louvins. This is honky tonk country gospel done Bakersfield style. Owens toned down his Buckaroos approach not a bit to record this. If anything, in listening to the opener, "Pray Every Day," or "When Jesus Calls All His Children In" or "Bring It to Jesus" or the rollicking "Would You Be Ready," the slippery guitar and pedal steel-heavy arrangements make this record feel more like a late-night barroom drinking and dancing set than something to be played for church. And that makes perfect sense. Didn't Jesus come to call sinners and not the righteous? What better way than to have the careening sound of the Buckaroos as a soundtrack for salvation? Dust on Mother's Bible is one of the great Buckaroos albums and once again displays Owens' singular place in the pantheon of country music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • UPC: 090771618528
  • Catalog Number: 6185
  • Sales rank: 114,016

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pray Every Day - Buck Owens (2:09)
  2. 2 When Jesus Calls All His Children In - Buck Owens (2:17)
  3. 3 I'll Go to the Church Again With Momma - Buck Owens (3:03)
  4. 4 Bring It to Jesus - Buck Owens (2:12)
  5. 5 Jesus Saved Me - Buck Owens (2:25)
  6. 6 Would You Be Ready? - Buck Owens (2:01)
  7. 7 Dust on Mother's Bible - Buck Owens (3:30)
  8. 8 Satan's Gotta Get Along Without Me - Buck Owens (2:04)
  9. 9 Where Would I Be Without Jesus - Buck Owens (2:11)
  10. 10 Eternal Vacation - Buck Owens (2:58)
  11. 11 It Was With Love - Buck Owens (2:33)
  12. 12 All the Way With Jesus - Buck Owens (2:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos Primary Artist
Buck Owens Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Red Simpson Guitar
Tom Brumley Steel Guitar
Bob Morris Electric Bass
Don Rich Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Electric Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Wayne Stone Drums
Bobby Austin Electric Bass
Willie Cantu Drums
Doyle Holly Guitar
George French Jr. Piano
Technical Credits
Buck Owens Composer
Red Simpson Composer
Ken Nelson Producer
Don Rich Composer
Rich Kienzle Liner Notes
Bob Irwin Mastering
George Jerman Cover Photo
Don Sessions Composer
Jayme Pieruzzi Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bakersfield praises the Lord

    The bulk of this album was recorded at the end of 1965, right in the middle of Owens’ phenomenal run of Bakersfield Sound recordings. The albums “I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail” and “Christmas With Buck Owens” were lighting up the charts, and the Buckaroos triumphant Carnegie Hall concert was just ahead in 1966. This timing produced twelve original songs of faith that were written and recorded to the band’s high-powered twang, rather than being adaptations of the band to a more traditional gospel sound. ¶ From the opening bars of “Pray Every Day,” it’s clear that the joyful sound of the Buckaroos’ hits was perfectly suited to stories of prayer, bible and family. Owens sings with the full-throated honky-tonk conviction of Hank Williams’, but with harmonies (either his own, or those of Don Rich) mindful of the Louvin Brothers. Add the twang of Telecasters and pedal steel, and you have the soundtrack to Bakersfield’s salvation. ¶ Owens co-wrote many of the album’s songs with the legendary Red Simpson; he also co-wrote a pair of tunes, “Bring it to Jesus” and “Eternal Vacation,” with his mother, Macie. The album’s title tune, along with “I’ll Go to Church Again with Momma,” recall Macie’s own mother, Mary Myrtle, and reflect on the supportive family from which Owens’ career sprang. The album is a Bakersfield hymnal of waltzes (“Jesus Saved Me” “All the Way With Jesus”), two-steppers (“Would You Be Ready?” “Satan’s Gotta Get Along Without Me”), and fiddle-and-steel weepers (“Dust on Mother’s Bible”). Every one of them is stamped through-and-through with the classic Buckaroos sound. ¶ For reasons unknown, this album was not released with the bulk of Sundazed’s reissues in the late ‘90s. Wrong finally righted, it’s time for fans to rejoice and enjoy this essential entry in the Buck Owens catalog. ¶ 4-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Gospel Album By A Country Artist

    My dad has this selection on LP, with a lot of scratches on it. I am glad I found it on CD. This truly is one of the very best Gospel albums by any Country singer. I would recommend this CD to anyone who is a lover of Buck Owens' music or Gospel music.

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