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Country - Released December 26, 2000 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Country - Released May 17, 1995 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Country - Released November 11, 1997 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Ambiance - Released October 5, 1997 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Country - Released May 17, 1995 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Country - Released November 11, 1997 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Rock - Released May 17, 1995 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Country - Released November 24, 2004 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Country - Released November 27, 1997 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Country - Released September 12, 1995 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Ambiance - Released October 7, 1998 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

The venerable country star from Bakersfield, California, Buck Owens clearly had a soft spot for the holiday season, and this special collection brings together highlights from Owens’ Christmas-themed albums from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Featuring sharp, lively performances from Owens and his band, Christmas features selections from 1965’s Christmas with Buck Owens & His Buckaroos, 1968’s Christmas Shopping, and 1970’s Merry “Hee Haw” Christmas. Selections include “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy,” “Christmas Ain’t Christmas,” “Christmas Time Is Near,” “One of Everything You Got,” and eight others. ~ Mark Deming
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Country - Released November 23, 2003 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Rock - Released November 23, 2004 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Country - Released November 22, 2005 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

His years as comedic host of Hee Haw have obscured the fact that Buck Owens was a top-notch honky tonker who, along with Merle Haggard and Owens' guitar player Don Rich, helped establish the bright, rock-inflected Bakersfield sound in the mid-'60s. Having the Beatles cover one of your songs ("Act Naturally") didn't hurt things any when Owens & His Buckaroos played the London Palladium on March 9, 1969, and thanks to Rich's phenomenal guitar playing, which could match any British Invasion player jangle for jangle, the group had no trouble connecting with a hip U.K. audience. Tackling medleys of his hits, then tossing in gospel hymns, some hot instrumentals, and even a bit of Cajun fiddle, Owens races through a 17-song set that still comes in at well under an hour. It's great fun (although the cornball patter between songs is straight out of Hee Haw) and even revelatory, particularly on the two chiming, hyper- kinetic and surf-tinged instrumentals, "A Happening in London Town" and "Buckaroo." Other highlights include a cover of Merle Haggard's "Sing Me Back Home," the infectiously clever "It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me)," the goofy and sarcastic "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass?" and an inspired Doug Kershaw medley where Rich gets to play some Cajun fiddle on "Diggy Liggy Lo" and "Louisiana Man." The concert was originally released in truncated form by Capitol Records as a double LP under the title Buck Owens in London later that same year, and this reissue by Sundazed restores the full set list. Owens has always been fond of live albums, having released more than a dozen in his career, but the Palladium show, thanks to great sound, an enthusiastic audience, and Rich's amazing guitar tone, may well be the best of the bunch. ~ Steve Leggett
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Country - Released May 17, 1995 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

Buck Owens' career was in high enough gear by this point for I Don't Care to be his third album for the year. The reason was simple: the hit status of the title track, which held the number one position on the country charts for six weeks. Like his previous albums, this one features solo performances from Owens (this batch featuring "Don't Let Her Know," "You're Welcome Anytime," "Playboy," "This Ol' Heart," and a duet with Rose Maddox, "Loose Talk") mixed with solo turns by the rest of the band. In addition to Don Rich's takes on Roger Miller's "Dang Me" and "Louisiana Man," this also features two vocals from bassist Doyle Holly ("Abilene" and a version of "Understand Your Man" that's positively growly), "Bud's Bounce," a showcase for steel guitar man Tom Brumley, and a surprise guitar solo from Owens on "Buck's Polka." [The two bonus tracks feature instrumental versions of "Don't Let Her Know" and the title track, both under the direction of Rich from the 1966 Buck Owens' Songbook album.] ~ Cub Koda
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Country - Released September 12, 1995 | Sundazed Music, Inc.

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Country - Released September 12, 1995 | Sundazed Music, Inc.