The heretofore unreleased solo album from Don Rich – guitarist and bandleader in Buck Owens' Buckaroos – and a prime architect in the Bakersfield honky tonk sound! As distinct and recognizable as his voice is, it's hard to believe that Don Rich doesn't have a half dozen proper albums to his own name. Somehow, this is the only one, and it stunningly sat unreleased for decades! The songs here were popularized by George Jones – and sure enough, the Possum wrote or co-wrote of couple of them – along with songs penned by Harlan Howard
, Jack Clement and others. On one hand, the stripped down, tangy electricity of prime Buckaroos is on full display – but Don also shows his strength on a fiddle-backed weeper or two. Buck Owens is billed as the producer, and although he's not credited for singing backup, that sure sounds like him harmonizing on "The Race Is On" and "White Lightning" – and the other tracks include "A Girl I Used To Know", "She Thinks I Still Care", "Walk Through This World With Me", "Two Much Water" and more. 4 bonus tracks with Buck Owens himself singing lead on songs from the George Jones playbook – "The Race Is On", "For-O-Thirty Three", "Root Beer" and "Too Much Water" – all previously unreleased!