Live At The White House CD (2012)

Artist: Buck Owens

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Label EMI Distributed Label/emi
SKU 231354698
UPC 816651011049
UPC 14 00816651011049
Format CD
Release Date 6/19/2012
Author Buck Owens
Associated Artist/Work Haggard, Merle
Associated Artist/Work Owens, Bennie
Associated Artist/Work Paycheck, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Raye, Susan
Technical Info
Producer Patrick Milligan (Reissue)
CatalogID 101104
Lable Name Omnivore
Released 06/19/2012
Original Release 1972
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 53m : 26s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00816651011049
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Buck Owens (vocals, guitar); Don Rich (vocals, guitar, fiddle); Buddy Alan (vocals, guitar); Doyle Holly (vocals); Tom Brumley (steel guitar); Jerry Wiggins (drums); The Buckaroos.
Liner Note Author: Patrick Milligan.
Recording information: Buck Owens Studios, Oildale, CA (06/20/1972); The White House (06/20/1972); Buck Owens Studios, Oildale, CA (09/09/1968); The White House (09/09/1968).
While Bakersfield, California was his home and base of operations, Buck Owens was born in Texas, and it was a fellow Texan who asked him to play one of his most prestigious gigs when Lyndon Baines Johnson invited him Owens and his band to perform at the White House in the summer of 1968. Owens brought along a portable recording rig for the occasion, and "Live" At the White House is a scrappy, warts-and-all document of Buck's special show for LBJ, recorded straight to two-track, though truth to tell there aren't that many warts. Owens and his band the Buckaroos were one of the strongest live acts in country music in their heyday, and though Owens and company occasionally sound a bit nervous to be playing for the president (particularly bassist Doyle Holly, who briefly fumbles his vocal feature on "Streets of Laredo"), for the most part the musicians are tight and approach the material with plenty of fire, especially Don Rich, who delivers excellent guitar work and a roaring fiddle solo on "Orange Blossom Special." And if Owens leans a bit too hard on his comic relief during his brief set, you can tell he's thrilled to be playing for the president and the excitement is palpable. "Live" At the White House doesn't hold a candle to 1966's The Carnegie Hall Concert, but as a document of one special night in the life of Buck Owens, it's good fun and demonstrates just how strong Owens and his band were in their prime. [For the 2012 CD reissue of "Live" At the White House, Omnivore Recordings has included some remarkable bonus material -- a 30-minute "live in the studio" performance Owens and the Buckaroos recorded for astronaut Charlie Duke that accompanied him to the moon on the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. By this time, Owens had added a horn section and female vocalist Susan Raye to the band, and this is a much slicker show than the White House performance, though there's still plenty of corn pone humor on display (some of which is slightly blue by the standards of the day, though pretty innocuous in the 21st century). Owens, Raye, and Rich are in fine fettle as usual, and since this performance was never before released to the public, it's of special interest to serious Buck Owens fans and a good match for the White House show. The Omnivore release also includes excellent liner notes, featuring new interviews with Buck's son Buddy Alan Owens and Charlie Duke.] ~ Mark Deming
Disc 1
1 Introduction
2 You Ain't Gonna Have Ol' Buck to Kick Around No More
3 Act Naturally
4 Together Again
5 Love's Gonna Live Here
6 Crying Time
7 Happy Times Are Here Again
8 Streets of Laredo
9 Orange Blossom Special
10 Gentle On My Mind
11 When I Turn Twenty
12 I've Got a Tiger by the Tail
13 Truck Drivin' Man
14 Good Ole Mountain Dew
15 Sam's Place
16 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
17 White Lightning
18 Georgia Pineywoods
19 I've Got a Happy Heart
20 Milwaukee Here I Come
21 Sally Was a Good Old Girl
22 Tall Dark Stranger
Product Attributes
Artist Owens,Buck
Music Format Compact Disc

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