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The Buckaroos – The Buckaroos Play Buck & Merle (2013/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Buckaroos – The Buckaroos Play Buck & Merle (2013/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 50:50 minutes | 566 GM | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Omnivore Recordings

When a young Merle Haggard played in Buck Owens’ band, he suggested the name “Buckaroos” for the combo. While Merle’s tenure in the band was short-lived, he did pretty well for himself afterward. And The Buckaroos name not only stuck, but the band became almost as notable as their leader. Their playing became as noticeable as Buck’s distinct songwriting and delivery. So, it was only natural that The Buckaroos first LP would be a tribute to their leader. The Buck Owens Songbook was released in 1965 and gave fans a chance to sing along with their favorite Buck hits with The Buckaroos as their backing group—lyrics provided. Six years and 10 albums later saw the band pay tribute on their last LP to the man who named them. The Songs Of Merle Haggard appeared in 1971, and featured The Buckaroos’ instrumental take on classics like “Mama Tried” and “Okie From Muskogee.” Sadly, that LP didn’t come with a lyric booklet like its predecessor. It seems natural that these two releases should be joined together on one compact disc paying tribute to the leading pioneers of the Bakersfield Sound. The Buckaroos Play Buck & Merle features all 22 songs from both original LPs. And, this time, in addition to the words to the Buck songs, we’re providing the lyrics to the Merle tracks, too! Add in original artwork, rarely seen photos, plus reminiscences from Buckaroos Willie Cantu, Doyle Curtsinger and Jim Shaw, and you’ve got a release that is gonna make you want to sing! And, who better to back you up than The incredible Buckaroos!


1. The Buckaroos – I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail
2. The Buckaroos – Together Again
3. The Buckaroos – Before You Go
4. The Buckaroos – Second Fiddle
5. The Buckaroos – Don’t Let Her Know
6. The Buckaroos – My Heart Skips a Beat
7. The Buckaroos – Act Naturally
8. The Buckaroos – Only Love (Can Break My Heart)
9. The Buckaroos – Love’s Gonna Live Here
10. The Buckaroos – Under Your Spell Again
11. The Buckaroos – Foolin’ Around
12. The Buckaroos – I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)
13. The Buckaroos – Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
14. The Buckaroos – Today I Started Loving You Again
15. The Buckaroos – The Fightin’ Side of Me
16. The Buckaroos – Silver Wings
17. The Buckaroos – Okie from Muskogee
18. The Buckaroos – The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde
19. The Buckaroos – Hungry Eyes
20. The Buckaroos – Swinging Doors
21. The Buckaroos – I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am
22. The Buckaroos – Mama Tried


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