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Buck Owens Capitol Singles & Albums 1957-62 (2CD)

Buck Owens Capitol Singles & Albums 1957-62 (2CD)

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Country music guitarist, singer and songwriter Buck Owens was, along with Merle Haggard, one of the most noted pioneers of the Bakersfield sound which became popular during the early 1960s, and named after the California town where it had its creative origins. The sound was characterised by twangy guitars and prominent drums in the contemporary rock n roll-influenced style while retaining the traditional elements of fiddle and steel guitar. He was born in Texas, moving with his family during the Dust Bowl and Depression era to Arizona, settling in Bakersfield in 1951 when he was a truck driver, and becoming involved in its thriving music scene. After making records for a small local label, he was signed by Capitol and had his debut hit in 1959.

This 47-track 2-CD set comprises the A & B sides of his Capitol singles from his debut for the label in 1957 through to 1962, along with all the tracks not otherwise released on singles from his albums released during these years, Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard, Buck Owens and You're For Me". It features all his twelve country chart entries from this era, including the Top 10 10 hits Second Fiddle, Under Your Spell Again, Above And Beyond, Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache), Foolin' Around, Under The Influence Of Love and Kickin' Our Hearts Around, plus his Top 10 duets with Rose Maddox Loose Talk & Mental Cruelty. Its an entertaining overview of his key formative career before he embarked on his better-known era as a high-profile hit maker through the 1960s and 70s and offers a fascinating insight into the roots of the Bakersfield sound.


“Buck may have sold records in their millions and is hugely admired for his vast output, but he gets very little credit for his role as the first leader of the country 'outlaws' who turned their back on what was later described as 'Nash Trash', with its girl choruses and MOR appeal. He went back to basics with strong lead guitar and drums. There are sufficient influences from rock 'n' roll and rockabilly to please fans on this 46-track double CD, priced reasonably. His duets with Rose Maddox are standouts”  ****   –  John Howard (Vintage Rock Issue 46)

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 I Know What It Means Buck Owens
2 Come Back Buck Owens
3 Sweet Thing Buck Owens
4 I Only Know That I Love You Buck Owens
5 Walk The Floor Buck Owens
6 I'll Take A Chance On Loving You Buck Owens
7 Second Fiddle Buck Owens
8 Everlasting Love Buck Owens
9 Under Your Spell Again Buck Owens
10 Tired Of Livin Buck Owens
11 Above And Beyond Buck Owens
12 Til These Dreams Come True Buck Owens
13 Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache) Buck Owens
14 I've Got A Right To Know Buck Owens
15 High As The Mountains Buck Owens
16 Foolin' Around Buck Owens
17 Mental Cruelty Buck Owens & Rose Maddox
18 Loose Talk Buck Owens & Rose Maddox
19 Under The Influence Of Love Buck Owens
20 Bad Bad Dream Buck Owens
21 Nobody's Fool But Yours Buck Owens
22 Mirror Mirror On The Wall Buck Owens
23 Save The Last Dance For Me Buck Owens
24 King Of Fools Buck Owens
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Kickin' Our Hearts Around Buck Owens
2 I Can't Stop (My Loving You) Buck Owens
3 You're For Me Buck Owens
4 The House Down The Block Buck Owens
5 Think It Over Buck Owens
6 I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today Buck Owens
7 Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Buck Owens
8 Let's Agree To Disagree Buck Owens
9 The Keeper Of The Key Buck Owens
10 Lyin' Again Buck Owens
11 Heartaches For A Dime Buck Owens
12 Heartaches By The Number Buck Owens
13 The One You Slip Around With Buck Owens
14 The Key's In The Mailbox Buck Owens
15 I'll Catch You When You Fall Buck Owens
16 I'll Give My Heart To You Buck Owens
17 Take Me Back Again Buck Owens
18 Fool Me Again Buck Owens
19 Down On The Corner Of Love Buck Owens
20 Mexican Polka Buck Owens
21 Country Polka Buck Owens
22 Down To The River Buck Owens
23 Blues For Life Buck Owens
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    December 2019
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