In this episode, we're featuring a classic example of the "Bakersfield Sound": Buck Owens & His Buckeroos' landmark "Together Again/My Heart Skips A Beat" (1964). Jam-packed with twangy telecasters, crying steel guitar and uncanny harmonies between Buck & right-hand-man Don Rich, we meet the Buckeroos right at the peak of their powers. Ignored largely by the Nashville establishment, Buck & the boys toured hard, bringing the music to the people - and as a result, they became one of the tightest country and western bands out there. They were making money hand-over-fist, but having fun too - and this album reflects that. Highlights include the infectious "Truck Drivin' Man", the clever "Ain't It Amazin', Gracie" and the twin hits in "Together Again" and "My Heart Skips A Beat". But really, there aren't any bad songs on this record. Get you some.
- If That Ain't Country
- Buck Owens & His Buckeroos - Together Again/My Heart Skips A Beat
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