Buddy Knox / Jimmy Bowen

The Complete Roulette Recordings

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Buddy Knox and Jimmy Bowen only have half of this double-disc set; the approach isn't as odd as it seems, though. When Knox and Bowen began their recording careers, they were both part of the Rhythm Orchids, and a similar lineup of Orchids backs each solo singer on their respective recordings. Most listeners will be much better off with Rhino's briefer, more selective Knox best-of. Completists, however, will find all 30 of Knox's 1956-1960 Roulette tracks on disc one of this two-pack. Including five previously unreleased songs, it's pleasant Tex-Mex rockabilly, tamer than Buddy Holly, but far gutsier than the Jimmy Bowen solo cuts that take up all of disc two.

Track Listing - Disc 1

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Track Listing - Disc 2

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