Article successfully added.

Merle Haggard Collector's Steelbox Edition - Curb (3-CD)

Collector's Steelbox Edition - Curb (3-CD)
This product is currently not available.
Please inform me as soon as the product is available again.

  • CDD279055
  • 0.42
(2008/CURB9 33 tracks 199-2000 (Number One Songs/Best Of The 90s Vol. 1&2) more

Merle Haggard: Collector's Steelbox Edition - Curb (3-CD)

(2008/CURB9 33 tracks 199-2000 (Number One Songs/Best Of The 90s Vol. 1&2)

Article properties: Merle Haggard: Collector's Steelbox Edition - Curb (3-CD)

  • Interpret: Merle Haggard

  • Album titlle: Collector's Steelbox Edition - Curb (3-CD)

  • Label CURB

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2008
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0715187905528

  • weight in Kg 0.42
Haggard, Merle - Collector's Steelbox Edition - Curb (3-CD) CD 1
01 Mama Tried
02 Workin' Mans Blues
03 Okie From Muskogee
04 The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde
05 Sing Me Back Home
06 Carolyn
07 If We Make It Through December
08 The Roots Of my Raising
09 Cherokee Maiden
10 Kentucky Gambler
Haggard, Merle - Collector's Steelbox Edition - Curb (3-CD) CD 2
01 Ramblin' Fever
02 Chores
03 I Am An Island
04 What's New In New York City
05 Today I Started Loving You Again (& J.CARSON)
06 Me And Crippled Soldiers
07 When I Rains It Pours
08 Blue Jungle
09 Sometimes I Dream
10 Untanglin' My Mind
11 Sin City Blues
12 Five Days A Week
Haggard, Merle - Collector's Steelbox Edition - Curb (3-CD) CD 3
01 Way Back In The Mountains
02 Troubadour
03 In My Next Life
04 Bye, Bye Travelin' Blues
05 Swingin' Doors (& JONY TOLIVER)
06 Lucky Old Colorado
07 Never No Mo Blues
08 A Bar In Bakersfield
09 My Home Is In The Street
10 Too Myn Highways
11 If Anyone Ought To Know
Merle Haggard Sing a Sad Song: Saying Goodbye to Merle Haggard by Scott B. Bomar... more
"Merle Haggard"

Merle Haggard

Sing a Sad Song:

Saying Goodbye to Merle Haggard


by Scott B. Bomar

Merle Haggard, an icon of American music, died at his home in California on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. It was the singer, songwriter, and musician’s 79th birthday. In 2008 he battled lung cancer, and was hospitalized in December 2015 with double pneumonia. Haggard returned to the stage soon after, but was sidelined again in February due to continuing health concerns. “A week ago Dad told us he was gonna pass on his birthday,” Merle’s son and lead guitarist, Ben, revealed the day his father died, “and he wasn’t wrong.”

Merle Ronald Haggard was born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California. Following his father’s death in 1945, Merle grew restless and rebellious. Several brushes with the law ultimately landed him in San Quentin prison in 1958. Following his release in 1960, Merle returned to Bakersfield, where he worked at manual labor jobs during the day. In the evenings he paid his dues in the same local honky tonks that sculpted the early career of fellow Bakersfield Sound pioneer Buck Owens.

Merle eventually signed with Bakersfield’s tiny Tally label, releasing a handful of singles before signing with Capitol Records in 1965. During his decade-long stint with Capitol, Haggard scored more than two dozen #1 country hits, including “Branded Man,” “Mama Tried,” “Okie From Muskogee,” “If We Make it Through December,” and “The Roots of My Raising.” Subsequent stints with the MCA and Epic labels yielded additional #1 hits, including “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” “My Favorite Memory,” “Big City,” and “Going Where the Lonely Go.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994, and continued to record for various labels, releasing his final studio album, Working in Tennessee, in 2011.

The celebrated “poet of the common man” frequently explored themes of restlessness, determination, stubborn individuality, responsibility, hard work, and a longing for personal freedom. His gift for capturing the spirit and struggles of the working class earned him a reputation as one of the great American songwriters in the tradition of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Beyond his mastery of lyrics and melody, Haggard was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and nuanced vocalist who set a new bar in country music for both twangy barn-burners and tender jazz-tinged ballads. “He wasn’t just a country singer,” son Ben added. “He was the best country singer that ever lived.”

Haggard reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Singles chart more than 70 times between 1966 and 1989. Nearly 40 of those songs climbed all the way to the #1 spot. Beyond the hits, Haggard released 54 studio albums as a solo act, 10 collaborative albums with other artists, 11 live releases, and 5 additional studio albums spotlighting his legendary band, the Strangers. He won more than two dozen awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, as well as three Grammy awards. Haggard was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and, in 2010, was honored by the prestigious Kennedy Center for “outstanding contribution to American culture.”

“I want to die along the highway” Haggard sang in his 1977 hit “Ramblin’ Fever.” The legendary road warrior almost pulled it off. “It’s what keeps me alive and it’s what fucks up my life,” Merle said of touring in a 2016 interview with Matt Hendrickson. Although he had little interest in the trappings of celebrity, Haggard loved to sing and play. Bringing his music to his fans fueled him to the very end. His passing marks not only the end of a remarkable career, but the death of an icon who ranks with Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, and John Lennon as a musical force who forever changed the face of music.              

 

 

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "Collector's Steelbox Edition - Curb (3-CD)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.
Please enter the digits and letters in the following text field.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von Merle Haggard
Same Train - A Different Time (CD) Merle Haggard: Same Train - A Different Time (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15740

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.23 * $15.07 *
Untamed Hawk     (5-CD) Merle Haggard: Untamed Hawk (5-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15744

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$102.55 * $97.15 *
The Studio Recordings 1968-76 (6-CD) Merle Haggard: The Studio Recordings 1968-76 (6-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16749

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$129.55 *
The Troubadour (4-CD) Merle Haggard: The Troubadour (4-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17250

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$102.55 * $97.15 *
Richard Younger: Get A Shot Of...The Story Arthur Alexander: Richard Younger: Get A Shot Of...The Story Art-Nr.: 0001018

Currently not available

$27.00
Michael Streissgut:Pioneer Of Nashville Sound Eddy Arnold: Michael Streissgut:Pioneer Of Nashville Sound Art-Nr.: 0001029

Currently not available

$20.47
Abbi Hübner: Sein Leben Seine Musik Seine Sc Louis Armstrong: Abbi Hübner: Sein Leben Seine Musik Seine Sc Art-Nr.: 0001030

Currently not available

$26.78
Marc Boettcher: Legende einer Sängerin Alexandra: Marc Boettcher: Legende einer Sängerin Art-Nr.: 0001032

Currently not available

$32.35
As I Write A Letter The Beatles: As I Write A Letter Art-Nr.: 0002018

Currently not available

$16.20
Nothing Is Beatle Proof The Beatles: Nothing Is Beatle Proof Art-Nr.: 0002023

Currently not available

$48.60
D.Morton: A Black Star In Early Country Music BAILEY, Deford: D.Morton: A Black Star In Early Country Music Art-Nr.: 0002033

Currently not available

$32.35
Photobook & CD Bernardo Bertolucci: Photobook & CD Art-Nr.: 0002105

Currently not available

$10.75
Viewed