In retrospect, the ‘uptown’ country music created during the mid-‘60s to the early-‘70s by folks like Tony Booth, Margie Singleton, Buck Owens, Jeannie C. Riley, and many others is among my favourite. Yes, it was slick. Yes, it wasn’t always connected to the rootsy, rural environs we romanticize. It didn’t have the ‘country’ connections that… Continue reading Susan Raye, Buck Owens, and Roy Clark Craft Recordings Reissue reviews
Buck Owen and the Buckaroos The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 Omnivore Records Buck Owens scored somewhere around forty Top 10 Country Singles up to 1971; nineteen of those went to Number One. He was arguably the most successful country music artist during the 1960s, creating an industry built around his Bakersfield Sound. Most of the… Continue reading Buck Owens & the Buckaroos- The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 review
Buck Owens- On the Bandstand Buck Owens & His Buckaroos- Together Again/My Heart Skips A Beat Sundazed Music These were among the albums to establish Buck Owens and His Buckaroos as genuine country stars, capable and consistent hit-makers who could draw crowds, demand airplay, and move vinyl; as the liner notes of the second album… Continue reading Buck Owens- GOLD vinyl reissues reviews
My review of Buck Owens’ unreleased (at the time) 1975 album Cowboy Singers’ Prayer is up over at Country Standard Time. It is worth a listen or two.
Three new reviews have been posted at Country Standard Time. A decade ago, New West issued several Austin City Limits episodes on both DVD and CD, and it appears they are in the midst of re-issuing some of these, this time in dual DVD/CD packs and on vinyl, which I didn’t receive; buyer beware, therefore:… Continue reading Dwight, Buck, and Adcock vintage releases/reissues