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The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country Paperback – May 31, 2012

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Country Music Hall of Fame (May 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915608065
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915608065
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Back in the mid-1960s, when I was enjoying Buck Owens' brand of country music, I had no clue he was one of the biggest practitioners of the 'Bakersfield Sound.' Hell, I didn't even know there was a Bakersfield Sound. But, like good art, I knew good music when I heard it and all those twanging Telecasters guitars intermixed with Buck and Don Rich's marvelous harmonies told me I was hearing great music! If you're interested in knowing more about that sound, look no further than THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND, BUCK OWENS, MERLE HAGGARD AND CALIFORNIA COUNTRY, an informative, well-illustrated and affectionate guide to some wonderful music and the musicians that made it.

As documented in this 2012 Country Music Foundation Press release, Owens and Haggard were the best known personalities associated with the music originating in Bakersfield, California in the 1950s and '60s. Yet many others helped create, shape and develop that unique sound. Others involved in the stripped-down Bakersfield Sound - Bob Wills, Bill Woods, Ralph Mooney, Paul Bigsby, Ken Nelson, Bonnie Owens, Wynn Stewart, Fuzzy Owen, Lew Talley and others - are all given their due.

The book is illustrated with rare b&w and color photographs, posters and memorabilia that capture the flavor and spirit of the Bakersfield scene.

Country music fans will enjoy this tribute to those long-ago musicians, producers, songwriters and businessmen who helped create great music in that seminal town in the San Joaquin Valley. Highly recommended.
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I wish this book was more detailed so more more info should be available. a bigger book is called for.
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