The hit single title-tune didn't make it onto an LP for three years, but purchasers of this disc were getting something better, a good live album, the first of three concerts released by Haggard and the Strangers in less than four years. Cut in Muskogee, Oklahoma (where Haggard is given the key to the city and an award certifying him an "honorary ...
The hit single title-tune didn't make it onto an LP for three years, but purchasers of this disc were getting something better, a good live album, the first of three concerts released by Haggard and the Strangers in less than four years. Cut in Muskogee, Oklahoma (where Haggard is given the key to the city and an award certifying him an "honorary Okie"), the first side is devoted to classics such as "Mama Tried," "Swinging Doors," "Working Man Blues," and "Sing Me Back Home" -- stuck amid these originals is a sizzling rendition of Jimmie Rodgers' "No Hard Times," and "In the Arms of Love," co-authored by Buck Owens and Gene Price (Haggard's bass player, who gets a featured vocal). Haggard opens side two with his song about the mythical Depression-era persona "Hobo Bill" (the Jimmie Rodgers-influenced "Hobo Bill's Last Ride"), premieres one new song ("Billy Overcame His Size"), and in the second half gives the Strangers a brief featured spot ("Blue Rock"), sandwiched between the Haggard anthems "White Line Fever" and a smooth rendition of "Okie From Muskogee." The Bakersfield sound is very well represented, with crisp rhythms and lean leads (by Roy Nichols), and Haggard is in excellent voice. ~ Bruce Eder & Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
Very good in very good packaging. Merle Haggard And The Strangers Okie From Muskogee (Recorded "Live" In Muskogee, Oklahoma) Label: Capitol Records ST-384 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1969 Genre: Folk, World, & Country Style: Country Tracklist A1 Opening Introduction & Theme Voice Carlton Haney 0: 35 A2 Mama Tried Written-By Merle Haggard 1: 57 A3 No Hard Times Written-By Jimmie Rodgers 2: 06 A4 Silver Wings Written-By Merle Haggard 2: 27 Medley (6: 04) A5.1 Swinging Doors Written-By Merle Haggard A5.2 I'm A Lonesome Fugitive Written-By Casey Anderson, Liz Anderson A5.3 Sing Me Back Home Written-By Merle Haggard A5.4 Branded Man Written-By Merle Haggard A6 In The Arms Of Love Written-By Buck Owens, Gene Price 1: 49 A7 Workin' Man Blues Written-By Merle Haggard 2: 15 B1 Introduction To "Hobo Bill" Written-By Merle Haggard 1: 17 B2 Hobo Bill's Last Ride Written-By Waldo LaFayette O'Neal 2: 31 B3 Billy Overcame His Size Written-By Merle Haggard 2: 34 B4 If I Had Left It Up To You Written-By Merle Haggard 2: 34 B5 White Line Fever Written-By Merle Haggard 2: 56 B6 Blue Rock Written-By Norman Hamlet, Roy Nichols 2: 53 B7 Okie From Muskogee Written-By Eddie Burris* 3: 13
Very good in very good packaging. This item is a vinyl record. VG+ with just a few hairlines. Sleeve VG+ sunned with ring-wear and edge-wear present. World of Rare Books Item ref. vinyle1729 (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )