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Monday, May 23, 2011

BUCK OWENS AND THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND


          


         His signature style was based on simple storylines, infectious choruses, a twangy electric guitar, an insistent rhythm supplied by a drum track placed forward in the mix, and high two-part harmonies featuring Owens and his guitarist Don Rich


       Buck Owens, was an American singer and guitarist who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band, the Buckaroos. His highest rank on the Pop Chart came in 1966, with Waitin' in the Welfare Line. In that year he had FIVE NUMBER ONE HITS on the Billboard Country Music Chart.  FIVE.


    Definition of the "Bakersfield Sound":

      The Bakersfield sound was a genre of country music developed in the mid- to late 1950s in and around Bakersfield, California. The many hit singles were largely produced by Capital Records country music head, Ken Nelson.  Bakersfield country was a reaction against the slickly produced, string orchestra-laden Nashville sound, which was becoming popular in the late 1950s. Buck Owens and the Buckaroos and Merle Haggard and the Strangers are the most successful artists of the original Bakersfield sound era. (WIKIPEDIA)

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