Dwight Yoakam Dwight Sings Buck
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- Released: October 23, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: New West Records
- 1.My Heart Skips a Beat
- 2.Foolin' Around
- 3.I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)
- 4.Only You
- 5.Act Naturally
- 6.Down On the Corner Of Love
- 7.Cryin' Time
- 8.Above And Beyond
- 9.Love's Gonna Live Here
- 10.Close Up the Honky Tonks
- 11.Under Your Spell Again
- 12.Your Tender Loving Care
- 13.Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache)
- 14.Think Of Me
- 15.Together Again
Personnel: Dwight Yoakam (vocals, acoustic guitar); Eddie "Scarlito" Perez (electric guitar, electric sitar); Joshua Grange (piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards); Skip Edwards (piano); Kevin C. Smith, Jonathan Clark (bass guitar); Mitch Marine (drums); Bobbye Hall (congas, maracas, shaker, tambourine, percussion).
Audio Mixer: David Leonard .
Recording information: Track Record Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Cambria Lyn Harkey.
Arranger: Dwight Yoakam.
In a way, Dwight Yoakam had been working up to DWIGHT SINGS BUCK for his whole career. Buck Owens's '60s Bakersfield honky-tonk sound was the primary influence on Yoakam's career, and the latter emerged in the '80s as the proud bearer of the Bakersfield torch. One of Yoakam's earliest hits was in fact a duet with Owens. So it's only natural that in the wake of Buck's passing, his disciple should honor him with a tribute album. Yoakam tackles both classic Owens tunes, such as the evergreen "Act Naturally" and "Crying Time," and more esoteric fare. Often he plays it straight, sticking close to his hero's template, but even when he takes a few liberties with the material, it remains clear just how much of a formative effect this music has had on Yoakam, and how deeply it's ingrained in his own musical makeup.
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