Sunday, May 5, 2019

Omnivore Recordings Release The Latest Wave Of Buck Owens "Complete Capitol Singles" Collection

Arriving May 31st through Omnivore Recordings is the latest collection from Buck Owens and The Buckaroos titled "The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975." It features two discs filled with over forty songs, including nine "top 10" country hits and their B-sides. The set begins with Owens cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," as he stays true to the original. The B-side to each single follows the country hit song, as "Ruby (Are You Mad)," "Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms" and "Too Old To Cut The Mustard" will bring back memories of Buck Owens' heyday. Owens also charted songs with his duet partner, Susan Raye, with songs like "Looking Back To See" and "The Good Old Days (Are Here Again)."

As the seventies rolled on, Owen's country sound became less twangy, as he developed a more rock and roll sound with songs like "Big Game Hunter" and "(It's A) Monster's Holiday." A couple of Buck Owens' final singles for Capital Records were released at the close of 1975. His cover of Jimmy Driftwood's playful "The Battle Of New Orleans" barely reached the top fifty of the country singles chart and the slow, gospel like "Country Singer's Prayer" didn't even chart, which signaled a change in Buck Owens' career. To find out more about the new, upcoming compilation "The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975" from Buck Owens and The Buckaroos, please visit

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