That Fiddlin' Man

That Fiddlin' Man

by Don Rich
     
 

During the great Buck Owens gold rush of the late '60s and early '70s, there was a flood of Buck-related albums from his son Buddy Alan, from his backing band the Buckaroos, and from Don Rich, his bandleader and right-hand man. Rich appeared on the Buckaroos LPs and cut a record where he sang lead but that was shelved (Omnivore resurrected…  See more details below

Overview

During the great Buck Owens gold rush of the late '60s and early '70s, there was a flood of Buck-related albums from his son Buddy Alan, from his backing band the Buckaroos, and from Don Rich, his bandleader and right-hand man. Rich appeared on the Buckaroos LPs and cut a record where he sang lead but that was shelved (Omnivore resurrected it in 2013 as Don Rich Sings George Jones), but what did come out in 1971 was That Fiddlin' Man, a ten-track collection of fiddle-led instrumentals he cut with the Buckaroos. Most of these are bluegrass breakdowns and spruced-up tunes that flirt with old-timey traditions. These songs don't have a purist sensibility -- some of this mixes up country, folk, and West Coast showbiz, creating the kind of music that would indeed sound comfortable on a televised variety show -- yet this music is hardly as modern as what Buck Owens was making at the same time, partially due to the lack of electric spark and hard-driving rhythms. Throughout it all, the Buckaroos are consummate professionals and Rich is in fine form on the fiddle, but That Fiddlin' Man is not much more than pleasant. That said, the ten tracks added to Omnivore's long-overdue 2013 reissue of the LP are all taken from various Buck Owens albums cut between 1963-1970 and they're better than the album proper: lively, varied, and spirited, nice casual showcases for the skills of everybody in the Buckaroos.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/23/2013
Label:
Omnivore Recordings
UPC:
0816651014293
catalogNumber:
66
Rank:
145566

Tracks

  1. Orange Blossom Special  -  Buckaroos
  2. Pretty Girl Hoe Down  -  Buckaroos
  3. Louisiana Waltz  -  Buckaroos
  4. Down On the Bayou  -  Buckaroos
  5. Saturday Night  -  Buckaroos
  6. Georgia Peache  -  Buckaroos
  7. Cajun Fiddle  -  Buckaroos
  8. Dublin Waltz  -  Buckaroos
  9. Catfish Capers  -  Buckaroos
  10. Tumwater Breakdown  -  Buckaroos
  11. A Maiden's Prayer  -  Buckaroos
  12. Going Home To the Bayou  -  Buckaroos
  13. Buckersfield Breakdown  -  Buckaroos
  14. The Way That I Love You  -  Buckaroos
  15. Bile 'Em Cabbage Down  -  Buckaroos
  16. Faded Love  -  Buckaroos
  17. Fishin' Reel  -  Buckaroos
  18. Kern County Breakdown  -  Buckaroos
  19. Greensleeves  -  Buckaroos
  20. Fiddle Polka  -  Buckaroos

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Rich   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Guitar
Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Buck Owens   Guitar
Red Simpson   Guitar
Earl Poole Ball   Organ,Piano
Tom Brumley   Steel Guitar
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
Jay Dee Maness   Steel Guitar
Bob Morris   Bass
Doyle Curtsinger   Bass
Jerry Wiggins   Drums
Wayne Wilson   Bass,Guitar
Willie Cantu   Drums
Doyle Holly   Bass,Guitar
Jay McDonald   Steel Guitar
Kenny Pierce   Bass
Ken Presley   Drums
Jelly Sanders   Fiddle,Guitar
Bert Dodson   Bass,Guitar
Jim Seals   Guitar
Mel King   Drums
Billy Sampson   Guitar,Harmonica
Bill Sampson   Guitar
Bruneau   Guitar
Buddy Allen   Guitar

Technical Credits

Buck Owens   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Bob Morris   Composer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Don Rich   Arranger,Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Doyle Holly   Arranger,Composer
Patrick Milligan   Reissue Producer
Traditional   Composer
Bryan George   Licensing
Ervin Rouse   Composer
Vic Ulrich   Liner Notes
Vance Ulrich   Liner Notes
Jack Wills   Composer

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