Like several other musicians that were principally known as country singers, Buck Owens made a brief detour into rockabilly music when that music was making its biggest commercial splash in the mid-'50s. And, like George Jones, he issued his rockabilly recordings under a pseudonym, so as not to upset members of the country music establishment who might hold his rockabilly outings against him. Owens' sole rockabilly single, "Hot Dog"/"Rhythm and Booze," appeared on the Pep label and was actually a quite good stab at mid-tempo rockabilly, nothing to be embarrassed about. Both sides are included on Young Buck: The Complete Pre-Capitol Recordings of Buck Owens.
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