On The Bandstand was a top 10 charter in 64 for the honky-tonker, one of two concurrent top-selling albums he had that summer! The nascent Buckaroos magic is here in an early configuration featuring long-time Owens sideman Don Rich, turning in a solid selection of originals and tastefully-chosen covers. Pressed at RTI, on colored vinyl!\n\nBased around numbers he was performing in his live shows, On the Bandstand features a mix of self-penned songs and then-current country favorites. Besides Buck, the spotlight shines on individual band members throughout the album. Speaking of the band, they were mere months away from being named The Buckaroos, courtesy of Merle Haggard who served briefly as their bass player before moving on to his own solo career. The sole hit on the original version of the album was Kickin Our Hearts Around, a song written especially for Buck by Capitol Records label mate Wanda Jackson.
01. Saw Mill 02. King Of Fools 03. Sally Was A Good Old Girl 04. I Can't Stop (My Lovin' You) 05. Orange Blossom Special 06. Cotton Fields 07. Kickin' Our Hearts Around 08. Touch Me 09. Sweethearts In Heaven 10. Release Me 11. One Way Love 12. Diggy Liggy Lo