Buck ’Em! The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967)
Release date: November 5, 2013
50 tracks of rarities, alternate versions, album tracks, and mono hit singles on 2-CDs and Digital! The audio companion to the new book Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography Of Buck Owens!
If someone thinks they’ve got a cooler Buck Owens collection, we’ve got two words for them: Buck ’Em!
As the newest release in their continuing and acclaimed reissue campaign, Omnivore Recordings is proud to announce Buck ’Em! The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967)—an anthology of a different kind. 50 tracks that trace not only the evolution of the Bakersfield Sound, but the beginning of Buck’s recording career to the end of the Classic Buckaroos lineup—Don Rich, Tom Brumley, Doyle Holly, and Willie Cantu—the period that established his sound and his biggest hits and influence.
Eleven #1 hits are included, but in true Omnivore fashion, “I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail,” “Love’s Gonna Live Here,” “I Don’t Care (Just As Long As You Love Me),” “Sam’s Place,” and “Before You Go” are in their original mono single versions. Live versions (including some from the historic Carnegie Hall concert) of “Act Naturally,” “Buckaroo,” and “Together Again” are featured and alternate versions of “My Heart Skips A Beat,” “Where Do The Good Times Go,” and “How Long Will My Baby Be Gone” make their U.S. CD debut. Add in a previously unissued version of “Under The Influence Of Love” and the CD debut of Omnivore’s sold-out Record Store Day single “Close Up The Honky Tonks,” this collection shapes up to be indispensable to not only fans of Owens and The Buckaroos, but any fan of classic Country music.
Beginning with three Pep Records sides from 1955-56 through 1967’s triumphant tour of Japan, Buck ‘Em! tells the story of Buck Owens like no other release has. Buck ’Em! will be released as a companion to the upcoming Buck ’Em! The Autobiography Of Buck Owens by Buck Owens with Randy Poe, coming November 5 from Backbeat Books/Hal Leonard Books. Featuring liner notes taken from the book, detailed session information, and rare photos, Buck ’Em! looks to be the audio release that every Country music fan will want for Christmas. (Good thing it also contains the original mono single version of “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy!”)
Buck ’Em! works as a great introduction to the new Buck Owens fan, and a fascinating listen with some new rarities for the longtime one. It’s hard to believe this much music came into the world in only twelve years, but Buck ’Em! The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) proves it was not only Buckin’ possible, but Buckin’ incredible.
Down On The Corner Of Love(Mono Single Version) Hot Dog(Mono Single Version) There Goes My Love(Mono Single Version) Sweet Thing(Mono Single Version) Second Fiddle(Mono Single Version) Under Your Spell Again(Mono Single Version) Above And Beyond(Alternate Version) ’Til These Dreams Come True Foolin’ Around(Mono Single Version) Nobody’s Fool But Yours(Early Version) Under The Influence Of Love(Early Version)* Keeper Of The Key Down To The River Fool Me Again My Heart Skips A Beat(Early Version) Sweetearts In Heaven(Mono Single Version) – Buck Owens and Rose Maddox Love’s Gonna Live Here(Mono Single Version) Down, Down, Down Act Naturally(Live in Bakersfield) Ain’t It Amzin’ Gracie Close Up The Honky Tonks(Early Version) Truck Drivin’ Man I Don’t Hear You Hello Trouble I Don’t Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)(Mono Single Version) Don’t Let Her Know(Mono Single Version) Buck’s Polka Playboy Cryin’ Time(Mono Single Version) I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail(Mono Single Version) The Band Keeps Playin’ On Gonna Have Love(Mono Single Version) Before You Go(Mono Single Version) Getting Used To Loving You Gonna Roll Out The Red Carpet Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy(Mono Single Version) We Split The Blanket Sam’s Place(Mono Single Version) (I’ll Love You) Forever And Ever In The Palm Of Your Hand(Mono Single Version) Pray Every Day Together Again(Live at Carnegie Hall) Buckaroo(Live at Carnegie Hall) Where Does The Goeed Times Go(Alternate Version with Strings) The Way I Love You Adios, Farewell, Goodbye, Good Luck, Son Long(Live in Japan) We Were Made For Each Other(Live in Japan) Heartbreak Mountain How Long Will My Baby Be Gone(Alternate Version) The Girl On Sugar Pie Lane