Act Naturally/ Buck Owens Recordings 1953-64
(Boxed Set, 5PC)
2008 five CD set that contains Buck's complete recordings 1953-64 including demos, singles, LPs, unreleased songs and more. This 159 track box features all of his history making hits ('Under Your Spell Again', 'Above And Beyond', 'Act Naturally', 'Love's Gonna Live Here' and many, many more) plus the rarities that only Bear Family uncovers! Includes ultra rare sessions featuring Buck as a session musician in 1953-54 and two unreleased performances and 12 alternate takes! This collection brings forth the Big Bang of Bakersfield Country music. This is how it happened, record by record, session by session! Bakersfield had a fertile country scene B.B. (before Buck), but he put it on the map with an epochal string of Top Ten and #1 singles from 1959-1988, paving the way for fellow Bakersfielders Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens and Red Simpson. While Nashville slicked up it's music to snare pop fans in the 60s, Buck's bare-bones honky-tonk kept it real and twangin'. Bear Family.