Buck Owens & His Buckaroos: Buck Owens (leader, vocals, guitar, electric guitar); Don Rich (acoustic & electric guitars, fiddle); Tom Brumley (steel guitar); Doyle Holly (bass); Willie Cantu (drums).Additonal personnel: Jelly Sanders (guitar, fiddle); Ralph Mooney, Jimmy Seals, Red Simpson (guitar); Jay McDonald (pedal steel guitar); George French, Jr. (piano); Bobby Austin, Kenny Pierce, Bob Morris (electric bass); Wayne "Moose" Stone, Mel King, Ken Presley (drums).Recorded at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California between September 27, 1961 and May 5, 1965. Originally released on Capitol (ST-2367). Includes liner notes by Rich Kienzle.This is part of Sundazed's Yesterdazed Series.Personnel: Buck Owens (vocals, guitar, electric guitar); Jelly Sanders (guitar, fiddle); Doyle Holly (guitar, electric bass); Ralph Mooney, Red Simpson (guitar); Don Rich (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, fiddle); George French (piano); Kenny Pierce, Bob Morris, Bobby Austin (electric bass); Mel King, Ken Presley, Willie Cantu (drums).Liner Note Author: Rich Kienzle.Recording information: Caitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (09/27/1961-05/05/1965).Arranger: Buck Owens.Buck gives his voice a rest and gives his band a chance to shine with this set of all-instrumental originals (the jangly "Buckaroo") and country standards ("Orange Blossom Special," "Faded Love"). Sharp, fast and crystalline playing is on the menu, and you'll be going back for seconds, as these cats have mastered a becoming-scarce art of playing: say what you have to say and move on. No noodling/doodling for these guys, no indeed. The guitars twang, the drums snap, the pedal steel swings & swells, the fiddle cuts to the heart, the tempos alternate between leisurely & almost-manic. Recorded in 1963-65 and does not sound dated at all. Country music's answer to the Ventures! Two Thumbs Up!