Dwight Sings Buck

Dwight Sings Buck


New West Records
~Dwight Yoakam
Vinyl

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New West Records
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Official Release Date Oct 30, 2007
Artist Dwight Yoakam
Genre Pop
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0005224032
Item Code  0607396500321

track listing

1. My Heart Skips a Beat2. Foolin' Around3. I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)4. Only You5. Act Naturally6. Down on the Corner of Love7. Cryin' Time8. Above and Beyond9. Love's Gonna Live Here10. Close Up the Honky Tonks11. Under Your Spell Again12. Your Tender Loving Care13. Excuse Me (I Think I'Ve Got a Heartache)14. Think of Me15. Together Again

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Is there any singer better suited to record an album of Buck Owens covers than Dwight Yoakam? Yoakam first came onto the country scene in the 1980s as the new face and voice of Bakersfield country, a subgenre Owens and Merle Haggard had put on the map. Yoakam not only sang the praises of Owens, he sang with the West Coast legend, and their duet on a cover of Owens' "Streets of Bakersfield" reached number one on the country charts in 1988, despite Yoakam's refusal to play by the rules of the Nashville-based industry. With Owens' death in 2006, it was only a matter of time before Yoakam honored his idol, but even if Dwight Sings Buck was inevitable, that doesn't make it any less of a welcomed event. Yoakam's love for these anthems is palpable in every track. He doesn't set out to imitate Owens' style or delivery, but he does capture the essence of each song, playing them as Buck intended: no frills, no foolin' around (even if that's the title of one of the songs Yoakam takes on). Yoakam even takes care to absorb the instrumental backings provided for Owens by his great Buckaroos, particularly the guitarist Don Rich. That doesn't mean the album is an exercise in retro: Yoakam does put a contemporary sheen on classics like "Act Naturally," "Close Up the Honky Tonks," "Together Again," "Cryin' Time," and "Under Your Spell Again" -- they sound natural coming from his mouth rather than Owens' yet there is no mistaking whose songs these are. If there is one disappointment it's that Yoakam didn't include "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail," one of Owens' best-known hits. Still, despite that one glaring omission this is a tribute in the purest sense of the word, and an album no fan of either artist should miss.

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