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This 1965 album captures the king of the Bakersfield sound at his absolute peak. The roaring, rollicking title track alone is enough to ensure Owens’ artistic immortality. On the other side of the coin, “Cryin’ Time”, later covered by everyone from Ray Charles to Lorrie Morgan, is one of the most poignant tearjerkers in all of country music. Bolstered by the Buckaroos’ electrifying accompaniment—especially guitar man Don Rich’s trenchant licks and heaven-sent harmonies—Owens is undeniably firing on all cylinders from start to finish.


Genre: Country

Along with Merle Haggard, Buck Owens was the leader of the Bakersfield sound, a twangy, electrified, rock-influenced interpretation of hardcore honky tonk that emerged in the '60s. Owens was the first bona fide country star to emerge from Bakersfield, scoring a total of 15 consecutive number one hits in the mid-'60s. In the process, he provided an edgy alternative to the string-laden country-pop that was being produced during the '60s. Later in his career, his musical impact was forgotten by some...
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