Merle Haggard

Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard/Ray Price - Last Of The Breed (2007) **[RE-UP]**

Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard/Ray Price - Last Of The Breed (2CD) (2007)
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Genre: country

Last Of The Breed is a 2007 collaboration album between country artists Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price. It is a double CD.
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard - Django and Jimmie (2015) {Sony-Legacy 88875093782}

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard - Django and Jimmie (2015) {Sony-Legacy 88875093782}
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© 2015 Sony Music / Legacy | 88875093782
Country / Traditional Country / Progressive Country / Outlaw Country / Americana

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard first teamed up on record for Pancho & Lefty in 1983, a record released some 20 years after both singers began their careers. Back then, they were both hovering around 50, already considered old guys, but Django and Jimmie arrives 32 years after that record, when there's no question that the pair are old-timers. Appropriately enough, mortality is on their minds throughout Django and Jimmie, a record whose very title is taken from Willie and Merle's childhood idols. It's a song that seems like a confession, as does the casual admission that they didn't think they'd "Live This Long," but neither Nelson nor Haggard wrote this, nor the title track or the album's first single, the near-novelty "It's All Going to Pot."
Merle Haggard - Working In Tennessee (2011) {Vanguard Records 78208-2}

Merle Haggard - Working In Tennessee (2011) {Vanguard Records 78208-2}
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© 2011 Hag Records / Vanguard Records | 78208-2
Country / Bakersfield Sound / Traditional Country / Americana

Working in Tennessee, Merle Haggard's second album for Vanguard, plays a little slower and softer than 2010’s I Am What I Am, a record where Hag gently dwelled on his mortality. There are times where his age crosses his mind – particularly on “Sometimes I Dream,” where he casually lists off things that aren’t likely to pass his way again – but generally, he’s ready to “Laugh It Off” as he gripes about what’s playing on the radio, smokes a little dope, and enjoys playing a little bit of blues as he looks back to the past, even cutting a couple of old favorites (“Cocaine Blues,” “Jackson”) and a new version of “Working Man Blues.”
Merle Haggard - Same Train, A Different Time (1969) {KOCH KOC 3-4051-2 rel 1995}

Merle Haggard - Same Train, A Different Time (1969) {KOCH KOC 3-4051-2 rel 1995}
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© 1969, 1995 Capitol Records / KOCH KOC 3-4051-2
Country / Bakersfield Sound / Traditional Country / Country Blues

Same Train, Different Time is Merle Haggard's affectionate tribute to Jimmie Rodgers. Haggard provides narration between the songs, offering tales of Rodgers' life and music. While the album is rooted in the past, the key to its success is how Haggard updates these traditional songs without losing sight of their roots. There are contemporary folk, country and blues influences scattered throughout the record, adding depth to the music and proving that Rodgers' music is indeed timeless.
Merle Haggard - The Land Of Many Churches (1971) {BGO Records BGOCD1015 rel 2011}

Merle Haggard - The Land Of Many Churches (1971) {BGO Records BGOCD1015 rel 2011}
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© 1971, 2011 Capitol Records / BGO Records | BGOCD1015
Country Gospel / Country / Religious / Gospel / Traditional Country

Released in 1971, The Land of Many Churches is similar to other Merle Haggard tribute albums released in the same era, including Same Train, Different Time and I Love Dixie Blues. To his credit, Haggard had a greater need to shine light on the music that influenced him, more so than the need to release material that guaranteed a surefire hit. These 24 tracks include gospel chestnuts "Precious Memories," "Turn Your Radio On," "Amazing Grace," and a great version of the Hank Williams composition "I Saw the Light." Recorded live at the Nashville Union Rescue Mission and several rural churches across the country, Haggard is joined by guests Bonnie Owens and the Carter Family. Highly recommended to traditional country fans.
Merle Haggard - Live From Austin TX (2006/2017) [Official Digital Download]

Merle Haggard - Live From Austin TX (2006/2017)
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Merle Haggard's October 1985 show had him picking a decent mix of signature hits with other equally well-crafted material. And while he's basically mute between songs, it's the music that Haggard shone on time after time. Throughout it all, Haggard seems to be right at home delivering what could be called a country kind of soul, particularly on the tender, heartbreaking and honest "What Am I Gonna Do (With the Rest of My Life)". Starting slow and then picking things up just a hair in terms of the tempo, Haggard's electric guitar polishes off some nice licks, not playing up a storm but saying a lot with a little.
Merle Haggard And Willie Nelson - Pancho & Lefty (1982/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Merle Haggard And Willie Nelson - Pancho & Lefty (1982/2015)
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On Pancho & Lefty, their first album together, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson managed a rare feat: an album by two legends that lives up to, and at one point exceeds, expectations. In 1982, both artists were at the top of their game, Haggard just having released a great comeback album in Big City, and Nelson in the midst of a creative and commercial peak. The centerpiece of the album is the title track. Penned by Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt, the ballad of two renegades and the respect they earned from the law is the perfect vehicle for Haggard and Nelson, both of whom managed to achieve legendary status in spite of being outsiders to the Nashville establishment.
Merle Haggard and The Strangers - Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down (1966/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Merle Haggard and The Strangers - Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down (1966/2013)
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Although Merle Haggard's early hits are widely available on a number of anthologies, for years his original albums have been out of print. Koch Records has begun to rectify this situation by rereleasing a number of Haggard's early Capitol albums. All are worth owning, but the best of them, „Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down“, may be the best place to start. Haggard's early albums bear the mark of an artist working out his public persona. He did not arrive as a fully formed star; even after his first hits, it took him a while to find his niche as the voice of blue-collar down-and-outers.

Merle Haggard - Legendary Country Singers (1995)  Music

Posted by murena at April 8, 2018
Merle Haggard - Legendary Country Singers (1995)

Merle Haggard - Legendary Country Singers (1995)
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Genre: Country / Label: Time Life Music

Merle Haggard - Legendary Country Singers one of the most important and respected of all country legends, Merle Haggard (along with Buck Owens) was the chief practitioner of the "Bakersfield Sound", a hard core honky tonk/western swing alternative to sixties Nashville's safer, more commercial side. Hag's self-penned, thought provoking arsenal included blue collar sagas (Ramblin' Fever, Workin' Man Blues), prison laments (Sing Me Back Home, Mama Tried), saloon songs (The Bottle Let Me Down, Swinging Doors), and thought provoking anthems (Fightin' Side Of Me, Okie From Muskogee), most of which topped the charts.

Merle Haggard - The Country Sound Of (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 23, 2017
Merle Haggard - The Country Sound Of (2017)

Merle Haggard - The Country Sound Of (2017)
Country, Western Swing | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:56:06 | 265 MB
Label: Not Now Music

Until his death in 2016, Merle Haggard was hailed right across the musical spectrum, from rednecks to punk rockers. With 22 years old, he was among the audience at Johnny Cash’s legendary 1960 concert at San Quentin prison, as he was serving time for a botched break-in. But seeing the Man in Black that night, inspired Merle to make music, not crime, his career - and even the swiftest glance at the forty songs on this collection will confirm that he made the right choice.