Buck Owens - Bound for Bakersfield 1953-1956: The Complete Pre-Capitol Collection

Buck Owens - Bound for Bakersfield 1953-1956: The Complete Pre-Capitol Collection
Duration:
49:07
Release Date:
September 27, 2011
Genre:
Styles:
Honky Tonk, Bakersfield Sound, Traditional Country, Rockabilly
Artist:
Album:
Bound for Bakersfield 1953-1956: The Complete Pre-Capitol Collection
Recording Date:
1956

Buck Owens' signature Bakersfield sound wasn’t fully formed when he recorded for the independent Pep, Chesterfield, and La Brea labels between 1953 and 1956 before signing with Capitol Records early in 1957. For one, his early recordings didn’t have the gifted Don Rich on guitar yet, and Owens' songwriting skills, although far from amateur, hadn’t quite reached the wonderful country-pop blend he championed later in the 1950s and through the 1960s. But his early recordings are hardly throwaways, as this 24-track compilation of them makes clear. His voice is strong and versatile here, and songs like “Right After the Dance” and “It Don’t Show on Me” are really only different than Owens' later material by lacking Rich's guitar playing, an undeniably key factor in Owens' famous and mature Bakersfield sound.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Blue LoveBuck Owens feat: Melba Rocha2:49
Down on the Corner of Love [Alt Take]Buck Owens1:39
Down on the Corner of LoveBuck Owens2:20
It Don't Show on Me [Alt Take]Buck Owens1:57
It Don't Show on MeBuck Owens2:13
The House Down the Block [Alt Take]Buck Owens2:08
The House Down the BlockBuck Owens2:46
Right After the Dance [Alt Take]Buck Owens1:10
Right After the DanceBuck Owens2:20
Hot DogBuck Owens feat: Danny Deadmon2:16
Hot Dog [Overdubbed Single]Buck Owens feat: Danny Deadmon2:18
Rhythm and BoozeBuck Owens2:14
There Goes My Love [Alt Take]Buck Owens2:07
There Goes My LoveBuck Owens2:14
Sweethearts in Heaven [Alt Take]Buck Owens2:20
Sweethearts in HeavenBuck Owens2:19
HoneysuckleBuck Owens1:49
Country Girl (Leavin' Dirty Tracks)Buck Owens2:03
You're fer MeBuck Owens1:31
Blue LoveBuck Owens feat: Melba Rocha1:15
Please Don't Take Her from MeBuck Owens2:32
Three Dimension LoveBuck Owens1:15
Why Don't My Mommy Stay with My Daddy and Me?Buck Owens1:56
I'm Gonna BlowBuck Owens1:36