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Lonnie Mack - Buckaroo c/w The Circus Songdotdotdotdot
artworkThis 45 is one of the coolest from Lonnie Mack, and one of the best covers of Buck Owens' theme.
Picks: Buckaroo, The Circus Song

Track by Track Review


Buckaroo dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

In some ways, this is a curious cover of Buck Owens and the Buckaroos's signature instro. Lonnie Mack is a country picker at heart, and "Buckaroo" is a country instro, yet this has a ringing rock instro sound, with only the beat to tell you it has cactus roots. Solid and spunky, light weight, yet powerful.

The Circus Song dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

It's the whirly twirly sound of the modulated guitar that gave "A Good Woman's Love" it's new title. A bit of carnival, a slow blues, and a light hearted playfulness, with Leslie organ.