Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tomorrow Is Christmas Day

The 21st track on His ND Xmas is "Tomorrow Is Christmas Day" by Buck Owens & the Buckaroos.

This is the last song on Christmas Shopping, Buck's second Christmas album which came just one year after his first one Christmas With Buck Owens & His Buckaroos. A few years later, the albums were repackaged as A Merry Hee Haw Christmas after Buck's rediscovery on that TV show.

Frankly, I blame "Hee Haw" for Buck Owens not being taken seriously by an entire generation. As far as country music goes, Buck should be up there with Johnny, George, and Merle, but mention his name to anyone and it's "wasn't he the guy on Hee Haw?"

The most well known Christmas song by Buck & the Buckaroos is "Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy" from the first album, a monster hit in 1965 that even Garth couldn't mess up, but there are lots of great original tunes on both his albums, and "Tomorrow Is Christmas" day is one of them.

It doesn't really fit the theme of my mix, and was supposed to be track #24 (with the Bobs as track #23), because that's the most suitable slot for a song called "Tomorrow Is Christmas Day". His ND Xmas is still available for download if anyone hasn't downloaded it yet.

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