Song of the Day: Buck Owens & His Buckaroos, “I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail”

On this day in 1965, Capitol Records released Buck Owens’s album I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail. It rose to #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and the title track (which was released in 1964) rose to #1 on the US Country chart, #25 on the Hot 100, and #12 on the Canadian Top 100.

10 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Buck Owens & His Buckaroos, “I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail”

  1. I am so not into this music but it was huge. I never liked Hee Haw except when Roy Clark would start to play. The country twang and sad jokes always gave me an instant headache. My Uncle Ambrose loved them and was a great reliever of his troubles when he was dying of cancer.

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    1. “Hee Haw” was the first time I saw Buck, Roy Clark (there’s a hell of a musician), Stringbean, Grandpa Jones, Archie Campbell… They say that show was as popular with city people as country people by the time CBS pulled all its country shows.

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        1. Roy was amazing: I think he played just about anything that had strings on it (guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle…) and he had a tremendous voice, he could do country, adult contemporary, jazz, even classical, and he was absolutely hilarious. He and Glen Campbell were similar.

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