0047. Buck Owens – I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail [1965]


…country music.  You know, I actually did enjoy some of the country music that I heard during my Music History course in college, but the country that I’ve heard from this project has been blehhhh.  I do love Johnny Cash, but so does just about everyone who dislikes nearly all other country music artists.  I can’t even deal with this guy’s face.  He just looks like a pedophile, or a priest.  One in the same sometimes, as you may already be aware.  Actually, he kind of looks like an older version of my cousin, Johnny.  If you’re reading this, Johnny, I’m sorry.  I don’t hate you at all, but ya do look a little like this guy.

Anyway, give it a listen.  Or don’t.  Save yourself about a half an hour.

Wikipedia Says:

I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail is an album by Buck Owens and his Buckaroos, released in 1965. It reached Number one on the Billboard Country charts and Number 43 on the Pop Albums charts.[2]

It was re-released on CD in 1995 by Sundazed Records with two bonus tracks, both live performances recorded in Bakersfield, CA at the Civic Auditorium in October 1963. The album appears in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Track listing

Side one

  1. I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail” (Harlan Howard, Buck Owens) – 2:12
  2. “Trouble and Me” (Howard) – 1:54
  3. “Let the Sad Times Roll On” (Owens, Red Simpson) – 2:14
  4. “Wham Bam” (Buck Owens, Bonnie OwensDon Rich) – 2:01
  5. “If You Fall Out of Love With Me” (Owens, Owens) – 2:15
  6. “Fallin’ for You” (Owens, Owens, Rich) – 2:01

Side two

  1. “We’re Gonna Let the Good Times Roll” (Owens) – 2:15
  2. “The Band Keeps Playin’ On” (Red Simpson, Fuzzy Owen) – 3:02
  3. The Streets of Laredo” – 2:55
  4. Cryin’ Time” (Owens) – 2:30
  5. A Maiden’s Prayer” (Bob Wills) – 2:33
  6. Memphis Tennessee” (Chuck Berry) – 2:27

1995 bonus tracks:

  1. “This Ol’ Heart” (Eddie Miller, Bob Morris) – 1:12
  2. “Act Naturally” (Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison) – 2:28


  • Buck Owens – guitar, vocals
  • Don Rich – guitar, fiddle, vocals (lead vocal on “Wham Bam”)
  • Doyle Holly – bass, guitar, vocals (lead vocal on “Streets of Laredo”)
  • Tom Brumley – pedal steel guitar, guitar
  • Willie Cantu – drums
  • Mel King – drums
  • Bob Morris – bass, vocals
  • Jay McDonald – pedal steel guitar
  • Jelly Sanders – fiddle, guitar

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