We first found mention of Buck Edwards in a 1972 article and insert into
a Fort Worth, Texas publication, Country Music Reporter. But according
to the writeup for his new record, he had been playing around Texas
for many years, perhaps going back into the 1950s.
It was stated that perhaps he was starting his 'second career' in music
then. The first one's lack of success was deemed due to a lack of management.
He served his country in the U. S. Air Force from 1954 through 1958, working
as an disc jockey and entertainer on the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS).
After his discharge from the military, he came home to Texas and formed a band.
They did three records in local studios. This insert had a different
way of plugging the new artist - mentioning the three records and noting, "The names
of the records are not important as they never became popular." But as you know,
they are important to us as we document this musical history. And of course, you
know that means we'll try and find that information.
Buck was signed to the Avenue South record label and recorded a tune for
them in the Glaser Sound Studios that was owned by the Glaser Brothers.
In fact, Jim Glaser was his producer. The tune, "Blues Over Ice" was
written by Gene Crawford, Hank Flanagan and Audie Ashowrth. The flip side,
"Believing That You're Gone" was written by Jud Phillips. On the session,
Buck was backed by Bill Holmes on bass, Fred Pierce on drums and Doyle Grisham on steel guitar.
He was being booked and managed by the WayBeck Talent Agency, which was a division
of Country Music, Inc., the same company that published Country Music Reporter magazine.
Credits & Sources
- Country Music Reporter; Volume 4, Number 3; March 1973;
Country Music, Inc.; Fort Worth, Texas