Public Figure Profiles

Buck Wheat

David "Buck" Wheat (March 19, 1922 – June 15, 1985) was an American folk and jazz musician, songwriter and recording artist. The Texas-born Wheat was a guitarist and bass player with the dance bands of the era, playing at the Chicago Playboy Jazz Festival 1959 in The Playboy Jazz All Stars and the Chet Baker Trio. In the winter of 1957 he was a jazz guitarist with Baker's Trio. Though most of Baker's material was recorded in Los Angeles, "Embraceable You", "There's a Lull in My Life" and "My Funny Valentine" are rare examples of Baker recording in New York. The format is also unusual for him, just Baker's vocals (no trumpet) accompanied by only Wheat on nylon string acoustic guitar and bassist Russ Savakus.

Wheat wrote music with his partner, lyricist Bill Loughborough. Their composition "Better Than Anything" is part of the live acts of Lena Horne, Phylicia Rashad, Irene Kral, Bob Dorough and Al Jarreau. Their next song, "Coo Coo U", was recorded both by The Kingston Trio and by The Manhattan Transfer. Wheat embraced George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization for improvisation; he would sing scales while playing a guitar accompaniment based on the theory.

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Some of their strengths

Buck Wheat has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Intuitive, Imaginative, Energetic, Insightful, Honest, and Bold.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Buck Wheat is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Buck Wheat well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Buck Wheat as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Justice-seeking and Insightful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Buck Wheat is someone who tends to be intolerant of unfairness in life, and who has an uncanny ability to reveal the truth in any situation.

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Buck Wheat tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of Buck Wheat's challenges

While Buck Wheat has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Buck Wheat can be Indecisive, Unrealistic, Impulsive, Careless, Arrogant, Status-seeking, and Irritable.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of Buck Wheat's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Buck Wheat must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Irritable and Moody

Buck Wheat is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, Buck Wheat also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.

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