Buck Owens

Warner Bros. Recordings Reviews

Warner Bros. Recordings

Buck Owens was an American musician, singer, songwriter and band leader. His instruments of choice were guitar, the fiddle and peddle steel guitar. His country style was based on simple storylines, infectious choruses, twangy electric guitar, and an insistent rhythm supplied by a drum track placed forward in the mix. Beginning in 1969, he co-hosted the TV series Hee Haw with Roy Clark. Buck left the cast in 1986. He is a member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The Warner Bros. Recordings came to fruition after his best friend Don Rich died in a motorcycle accident in 1974. Andy Wickham of Warner Bros. Signed him away from Capitol. All 41 of Buck’s Warner recordings are represented on these two discs. Originally issued on CD in limited quantities on Rhino’s Handmade label, this two disc set is available again at a great price.

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“Buck Owens – All-Time Greatest Hits, Vol.1”

“Buck Owens – All-Time Greatest Hits, Vol.1”

Buck Owens

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Buck ‘Em! Volume 2 – The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) (2CD Set)

Buck ‘Em! Volume 2 – The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) (2CD Set)

It’s time to Buck ’Em one more time! After the unprecedented success of Buck ’Em!, Omnivore Recordings is prepared to take Buck’s story to the next stage with Buck ’Em! Volume 2: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975). In the same way the Volume 1 started the story, Buck ’Em! Volume 2 continues it—tracing the incredible music of Bakersfield’s hero and country icon via an impressive 50 tracks! From #1 singles like “Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and “Tall Dark Stranger,” to favorites including “Ain’t It Amazing, Gracie” and the original version of “Streets Of Bakersfield,” Buck ’Em Volume 2 continues the journey of Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. [Buck] throughout his run into the 1970s and into the homes of America on Hee Haw. Featuring notes culled from Randy Poe’s best-selling book, Buck ’Em! The Autobiography Of Buck Owens, and featuring photos and ephemera, the legend of Buck reigns supreme with this capper to the iconic first volume of the series. With mastering from Michael Graves, whose work on Hank Williams’ The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 earned him a Grammy®, the listener is not only reliving history, but hearing it better than it’s ever sounded. Buck ’Em! Volume 2: The Music Of Buck Owens (1967-1975) is not just a sequel to an impressive and successful release, it is the continuation of the appreciation of a true, American legend. Buck. Yes.

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Streets Of Bakersfield: The Best Of

40 of the greatest honky tonk hits by this highly influential country music legend. Includes ‘Act Naturally’, ‘Together Again’, ‘Think of Me’, ‘Love’s Gonna Live Here’ and ‘I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail’. Double slimline jewelcase. 1999 release. The full title is ‘Streets of Bakersfield/ 40 Greatest Hits’.

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Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens

Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens

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(Book). Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens is the life story of a country music legend. Born in Texas and raised in Arizona, Buck eventually found his way to Bakersfield, California. Unlike the vast majority of country singers, songwriters, and musicians who made their fortunes working and living in Nashville, the often rebellious and always independent Owens chose to create his own brand of country music some 2,000 miles away from Music City racking up a remarkable twenty-one number one hits along the way. In the process he helped give birth to a new country sound and did more than any other individual to establish Bakersfield as a country music center. In the latter half of the 1990s, Buck began working on his autobiography. Over the next few years, he talked into the microphone of a cassette tape machine for nearly one hundred hours, recording the story of his life. With his near-photographic memory, Buck recalled everything from his early days wearing hand-me-down clothes in Texas to his glory years as the biggest country star of the 1960s; from his legendary Carnegie Hall concert to his multiple failed marriages; from his hilarious exploits on the road to the tragic loss of his musical partner and best friend, Don Rich; from his days as the host of a local TV show in Tacoma, Washington, to his co-hosting the network television show Hee Haw ; and from his comeback hit, “Streets of Bakersfield,” to his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In these pages, Buck also shows his astute business acumen, having been among the first country artists to create his own music publishing company. He also tells of negotiating the return of all of his Capitol master recordings, his acquisition of numerous radio stations, and of his conceiving and building the Crystal Palace, one of the most venerated musical venues in the country. Buck ‘Em! is the fascinating story of the life of country superstar Buck Owens from the back roads of Texas to the streets of Bakersfield. Click here to watch a video extra on YouTube for Buck ‘Em.

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Latest Buck Owens News

Merle Haggard Hospitalized With Pneumonia
Stay tuned… The first of two Las Vegas dates is scheduled for Monday (December 7). Haggard is one of the icons of country music, especially that of southern California where he was credited with developing the Bakersfield Sound along with Buck Owens.
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Not much bang for the buck in DWP turf rebates, city controller audit says
Sign up for our weekly Water and Power newsletter. Newsletter: Water and Power Subscribe to the newsletter What to expect: When William Mulholland brought water from the Owens Valley to thirsty Los Angeles in 1913, he didn't mince words. "There it is.
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Buck Owens performs at World Wide
I'm trying to find out when Buck Owens from the show “Hee-Haw” appeared at the World Wide Church in the Poconos. P.O., Easton. Buck Owens, a country and western artist, was a well-known co-star of "Hee Haw," a syndicated television show that combined …
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Dixie Chicks to Tour U.S. in Summer 2016

Dixie Chicks to Tour U.S. in Summer 2016
The track list includes a remake of Buck Owens' "Love's Gonna Live Here" recorded with Kacey Musgraves, a version of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn's "After the Fire Is Gone" with Lee Ann Womack, a take on The Byrds' "Hickory Wind" with Lucinda …
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Son Volt
Trace is an album that is nearly impossible to separate from the time in which it emerged: There were scores of jangly, country-influenced rock acts who were keen to mix up their Buck Owens with their Dead Kennedys; a generation of musicians who had …
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Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 semifinalists include 2 state stars
Greene is a semifinalist for the 10th time. Owens is eligible for Hall of Fame consideration for the first time. … Owens played wide receiver in the NFL for 15 seasons, with stints for the 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and …
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Suzy Bogguss brings Merle Haggard salute to LA and Orange counties
She'll then return to the L.A.-Orange County area for performances Thursday at Don the Beachcomber's new roots-Americana music series in Huntington Beach, Friday at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield and Saturday at McCabe's in Santa Monica.
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UB40 founding members stay steeped in reggae

UB40 founding members stay steeped in reggae
In 2013 the group released the album “Getting Over the Storm,” which featured covers of songs by Willie Nelson, The Allman Brothers Band, Randy Travis, Vince Gill and Buck Owens, among others. “To me, the straw that broke the camel's bank was the album …
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Town Crier: Friday's Highlights
Influenced by the likes of Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle and Chris LeDoux, Frame puts a modern twist on old-time country and western, and adds his own unique touch to the music he knows and loves. If you've heard him before, we know you won't …
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Listening Post: Four records you should hear this week

Listening Post: Four records you should hear this week
On the other side of the record is their ode to the country twang of Bakersfield and artists like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Less a collection of straight country tunes and more a bucolic-tinged group of rock songs wearing the clothes of country …
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MATT MUNOZ: Duo twangin' and slangin'
"Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam. It's huge for us to go to Bakersfield." Also appearing on Friday's bill are rappers Big B and former Rehab frontman Demun Jones. That combination equals a lot of spilled beer. "A lot of our shows get really …
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Bakersfield Jazz Workshop is bringing both old and young together Wednesday
Bakersfield is, of course, known for its Country and Western music roots: Buck Owens and the like. But Wednesday night in Bakersfield is now know for something completely different. Bakersfield's Wednesday Night Jazz workshop at La Carouse Rouge on …
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Latest Buck Owens News

Owens: West Columbia change will provide accountability to voters
The mayor is the only city-wide elected official in West Columbia, and most citizens expect the buck to stop at the mayor's office. But that doesn't happen with the council form of government. This is why past councils have granted additional authority …
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Thursday Video Spotlight: Rascal Flatts tries Tebowing and Carrie Underwood
Past recipients of the Jim Reeves International Award include Oklahoma native Garth Brooks, Tulsa resident Roy Clark, Dick Clark, Merv Griffin, Alan Jackson, Charlie Nagatani, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum, …
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Elks Lodge to host Hee Haw spoof fundraiser
The original Hee Haw musical variety show aired from 1969 to 1992 and featured entertainers Roy Clark and Buck Owens as emcees. She said the group began rehearsing three months ago. Proceeds will be used to help repair the main hall of the Elks …
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What We're Into: NFL Red Zone, Chicksdigdeals.com, Yellowed Pages, Ignite
The blogger combs through the Sunday and Wednesday newspaper ads for us, telling us how to pair those Sunday coupons with the Wednesday grocery ad deals to get the most bang for our buck. She also links to printable coupons. Sometimes her posts …
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Remembering Gram Parsons on the anniversary of death
Parsons' tenure with the Burrito Brothers was colored by the Bakersfield style of country popularized by Buck Owens. "They were my favorite band of all time, and my favorite moment of my musical history — which is pretty vast — was Gram playing at …
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