Thursday, 20 October 2016

Buck Owens’ The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966 & Don Rich and the Buckaroos’ out in December

A “BUCKAROO” Moment at Omnivore Recordings:
coming in December

Owens package contains 56 A- and B-sides on two discs, out December 9th,
while Buckaroos bandleader Don Rich’s guitar and vocal work from 1963-70 is spotlighted in 18-track collection, out December 16th.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — From the radio to jukeboxes to turntables to television, country legend Buck Owens and the “Bakersfield Sound” he pioneered became part of American music’s fabric.

For the first time, Omnivore Recordings, in conjunction with the Buck Owens Estate, is proud to present Buck Owens and the Buckaroos The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966.

Taken from the original mono single reels, The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966 collects all 56 sides from that period, including 13 #1 hits, in their original and chronological form. Street date for the collection available on CD and digitally — is December 9, 2016 (Omnivore  or at  Buy 2-CD $26.98 | Buy Digital $16.98), a week ahead of Buckaroos bandleader Don Rich’s own collection, Guitar Pickin’ Man, coming from Omnivore on December 16, 2016.

Newly remastered, and featuring liner notes from Buck’s autobiography (written with Randy Poe), plus an introduction by musical disciple Dwight Yoakam, The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966 presents the golden age of Buck Owens in an entirely new way. Featured are such hits as “Above and Beyond,” “Foolin’ Around,” “Under the Influence of Love,” “Act Naturally” and “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail” — among many other chart-toppers.

According to Yoakam, “To say that Buck Owens was a singularly unique figure in country music would be light years beyond cliché. There have been four, maybe five, other artists in the history of the entire genre who have left as indelible a sonic imprint on so many millions of listeners’ ears. This collection of music should introduce new listeners and reacquaint old fans with just how cool country music can be.”

There are many reasons Buck Owens and his Buckarooswere the hottest band in the world in the 1960s and 1970s, but one is certainly the work of multi-instrumentalist Don Rich. As evidenced on the 2013 reissue of That Fiddlin’ Man, Don certainly knew his way around four strings (he began as the band’s violinist), but his twangin’ guitar work was his calling card.

Guitar Pickin’ Man showcases Rich’s skill and innovative playing by collecting 17 tracks from 10 releases from Buck and the Buckaroos, and adding the previously unissued title track recorded in 1973 for and during their time on the television classic, Hee Haw. Sadly, Rich was killed in a 1974 motorcycle accident.

Not just an ideal primer for the uninitiated but also a fantastic aural journey for fans, Guitar Pickin’ Man features notes from Don’s sons Vance and Vic Ulrich as well as photos from their personal family collection.
Owens once said of his right-hand man: “The reason my Capitol records sounded the way they did — real heavy on the treble — was because I knew most people were going to be listening to ’em on their AM car radios. At the time, nobody else was doing anything like that, but it just seemed like common sense to me. And it was one more reason that you knew it was a Buck Owens record as soon as it came on the radio — because it just didn’t sound like those other records.”
Experience the work of Buck Owens’ bandleader, friend and musical trailblazer, Don Rich — theGuitar Pickin’ Man.
Both collections compiled by Grammy® nominated producer Patrick Milligan (in full cooperation with the Buck Owens Estate) and mastered by multiple Grammy® winner Michael Graves.

Buck Owens and the Buckaroos: The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966

Track Listing: Omnivore  or at  

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