Buck Owens The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975

The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975

Buck Owens

Released on May 31, 2019 by Omnivore Recordings

Main artist: Buck Owens

Genre: Country

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Omnivore's third and final installment of The Complete Capitol Singles of Buck Owens covers the years between 1971 and 1975 -- a time when Buck's overall stardom was at a peak thanks to Hee Haw but his grip on the country charts was beginning to loosen. These two developments were inextricably intertwined, a by-product of evolving from a Bakersfield renegade to a linchpin in the country showbiz establishment. As this was happening, the lineup of the Buckaroos began to shift, and by 1971, only Buck and his faithful lieutenant Don Rich were left from the iconic group that defined the sound and style of country music in the 1960s. Rich would soon die in a tragic motorcycle accident in 1974, but The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 makes it plain that Buck Owens had already started to drift creatively before his partner's death. Make no mistake, the double-disc set contains a lot of terrific music: he recasts "Bridge Over Troubled Water" so it's as quietly trippy as a Glen Campbell tune, the Buckaroos bluegrass album Ruby kicked up crackerjack A- and B-sides, Susan Raye proved to be an adept duet partner, "Made in Japan" (his last number one single, not counting Dwight Yoakam's 1988 cover of "Streets of Bakersfield") is a wry bit of Pan-Pacific country-pop, and country Halloween tunes don't come better than "(It's A) Monster Holiday." As good as it is, the latter does hint at how his era of Buck's is filled with novelties and cutesy slices of nostalgia. The worst of these are his vaudevillian duets with his son Buddy -- "Too Old to Cut the Mustard" and "Wham Bam" seemed designed for an off episode of Hee Haw -- but even some strong songs are plays on pop culture catchphrases ("You Ain't Gonna Have Ol' Buck to Kick Around No More," "Ain't It Amazing, Gracie"), underscoring how Buck spent the early '70s coasting on a wave created by other musicians. There's plenty of pleasure to be had in this -- Owens was still a sharp record-maker, after all -- but the seams are apparent throughout these two discs, evident in how Buck embraced the soft haze of AM radio and didn't always spend much time bothering with a memorable flip side. Even with these flaws, this Omnivore set is necessary for understanding this final act of Buck Owens' imperial years: by offering the duets and duds alongside the ace A-sides, it paints a full picture of Buck in twilight. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Album : 1 disk - 42 tracks Total length : 01:44:35

  1. 1 Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    Paul Simon, Composer - Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  2. 2 (I'm Goin') Home

    Buck Owens, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  3. 3 Ruby (Are You Mad)

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - Cousin Emmy, Composer Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  4. 4 Heartbreak Mountain

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  5. 5 Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - trad. Arr. Buck Owens, Composer Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  6. 6 Corn Likker

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - Buddy Alan, Composer Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  7. 7 Too Old To Cut The Mustard

    Buck Owens, MainArtist - Bill Carlisle, Composer - Buddy Alan, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  8. 8 Wham Bam

    Don Rich, Composer - Bonnie Owens, Composer - Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - Buddy Alan, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  9. 9 Santa's Gonna Come In A Stagecoach

    Don Rich, Composer - Red Simpson, Composer - Buck Owens, MainArtist - Susan Raye, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  10. 10 One Of Everything You Got

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - Bob Morris, Composer - Susan Raye, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  11. 11 I'll Still Be Waiting For You

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  12. 12 Full Time Daddy

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  13. 13 Made In Japan

    Buck Owens, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  14. 14 Black Texas Dirt

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  15. 15 Looking Back To See

    Maxine Brown, Composer - Jim Ed Brown, Composer - Buck Owens, MainArtist - Susan Raye, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  16. 16 Cryin' Time

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - Susan Raye, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  17. 17 You Ain't Gonna Have Ol' Buck To Kick Around No More

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  18. 18 I Love You So Much It Hurts

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  19. 19 In The Palm Of Your Hand

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  20. 20 Get Out Of Town Before Sundown

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  21. 21 Ain't It Amazing, Gracie

    Buck Owens, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  22. 22 The Good Old Days (Are Here Again)

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  23. 23 The Good Old Days (Are Here Again)

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - Susan Raye, MainArtist - Buck Owens And The Buckaroos, Musicians Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  24. 24 When You Get To Heaven (I'll Be There)

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - Susan Raye, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  25. 25 Arms Full Of Empty

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  26. 26 Songwriter's Lament

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  27. 27 Big Game Hunter

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  28. 28 That Loving Feeling

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  29. 29 On The Cover Of The Music City News

    Buck Owens, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  30. 30 Stony Mountain West Virginia

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  31. 31 (It's A) Monster's Holiday

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  32. 32 Great Expectations (B-Side Version)

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  33. 33 Great Expectations (A-Side Version)

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  34. 34 Let The Fun Begin

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  35. 35 41st Street Lonely Heart's Club

    Buck Owens, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  36. 36 Weekend Daddy

    Buck Owens, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  37. 37 Love Is Strange

    Sylvia Robinson, Composer - Mickey Baker, Composer - Buck Owens, MainArtist - Ethel Smith, Composer - Susan Raye, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  38. 38 Sweethearts In Heaven

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - Susan Raye, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  39. 39 The Battle Of New Orleans

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - JIMMY DRIFTWOOD, Composer Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  40. 40 Run Him To The Round House Nellie (You Might Corner Him There)

    Dennis Knutson, Composer - Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  41. 41 Country Singer's Prayer

    Jim Shaw, Composer - Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist - Rocky Topp, Composer Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  42. 42 Meanwhile Back At The Ranch

    Buck Owens, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 Omnivore Recordings, a division of Omnivore Entertainment Group, LLC. 2019 Buck Owens Enterprises. Courtesy of the Buck Owens Family

  • Album description
  • Omnivore's third and final installment of The Complete Capitol Singles of Buck Owens covers the years between 1971 and 1975 -- a time when Buck's overall stardom was at a peak thanks to Hee Haw but his grip on the country charts was beginning to loosen. These two developments were inextricably intertwined, a by-product of evolving from a Bakersfield renegade to a linchpin in the country showbiz establishment. As this was happening, the lineup of the Buckaroos began to shift, and by 1971, only Buck and his faithful lieutenant Don Rich were left from the iconic group that defined the sound and style of country music in the 1960s. Rich would soon die in a tragic motorcycle accident in 1974, but The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 makes it plain that Buck Owens had already started to drift creatively before his partner's death. Make no mistake, the double-disc set contains a lot of terrific music: he recasts "Bridge Over Troubled Water" so it's as quietly trippy as a Glen Campbell tune, the Buckaroos bluegrass album Ruby kicked up crackerjack A- and B-sides, Susan Raye proved to be an adept duet partner, "Made in Japan" (his last number one single, not counting Dwight Yoakam's 1988 cover of "Streets of Bakersfield") is a wry bit of Pan-Pacific country-pop, and country Halloween tunes don't come better than "(It's A) Monster Holiday." As good as it is, the latter does hint at how his era of Buck's is filled with novelties and cutesy slices of nostalgia. The worst of these are his vaudevillian duets with his son Buddy -- "Too Old to Cut the Mustard" and "Wham Bam" seemed designed for an off episode of Hee Haw -- but even some strong songs are plays on pop culture catchphrases ("You Ain't Gonna Have Ol' Buck to Kick Around No More," "Ain't It Amazing, Gracie"), underscoring how Buck spent the early '70s coasting on a wave created by other musicians. There's plenty of pleasure to be had in this -- Owens was still a sharp record-maker, after all -- but the seams are apparent throughout these two discs, evident in how Buck embraced the soft haze of AM radio and didn't always spend much time bothering with a memorable flip side. Even with these flaws, this Omnivore set is necessary for understanding this final act of Buck Owens' imperial years: by offering the duets and duds alongside the ace A-sides, it paints a full picture of Buck in twilight. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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