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Merle Haggard Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD)

Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD)
 
 

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weight in Kg 2,400

 

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Merle Haggard: Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD)

6-CD box (LP-size) with 120-page hardcover book, 168 tracks. Playing time approx. 440 mns.

  • Merle Haggard was one of the first country artists to see the LP as more than one hit and some filler songs.
  • Now Bear Family gathers together all of his 'concept' LPs for Capitol 1968 -1976, plus the 'live' LPs... plus the LPs by Merle Haggard's band, the Strangers!
  • Fans and critics alike view this as Merle Haggard’s finest work.


Merle Haggard was a groundbreaking artist in many ways. After his initial success, he devoted a lot of time and creative energy to 'concepts' that interested him, including live albums, tribute albums, gospel albums, and The Strangers’ instrumental albums. The third and final box set in Bear Family’s documentation of Merle Haggard's Capitol recordings includes all of these ‘concepts.’

This is some of the finest music from Merle Haggard’s 45 year career. Fans and critics agree on that. The box includes the Jimmie Rodgers tribute double album from 1968 and the Bob Wills tribute album from 1970 for which Merle Haggard reunited many of Bob Wills‘s original Texas Playboys. There are three exciting live albums, including one of the best selling country albums of all time, 'Okie From Muskogee--Live In Muskogee, Oklahoma.' There is the ambitious 'Land Of Many Churches' gospel project, for which Merle Haggard recorded revival-style gospel music in backwoods Baptist churches, San Quentin, a Nashville rescue mission and a California Pentecostal church. The set also includes the complete Strangers instrumental output...all of the songs from their five 'solo' albums plus many unreleased surprises, featuring knockout playing from Roy Nichols on guitar and Norm Hamlet on steel guitar.

This box set captures an artist using his success to take his art in new directions. This is the real Merle Haggard: traditionalist, iconoclast, but above all musician. 

6-CD box (LP-size) with 120-page hardcover book, 168 tracks. Playing time approx. 440 mns


 

Songs

Haggard, Merle - Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD) Box set 1
1: Jimmie The Kid
2: My Rough And Rowdy Ways
3: California Blues (Blue Yodel #4)
4: Narration #1: Hobo's Meditation
5: Waitin' For A Train
6: Mother, The Queen Of My Heart
7: My Carolina Sunshine Girl
8: Narration #2: Train Whistle Blues
9: Why Should I Be Lonely?
10: Jimmie's Texas Blues
11: Blue Jodel, #6
12: Narration #3: Mule Skinner Blues (Blue
13: Yodel #8)
14: Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia
15: Down The Old Road To Home
16: Travelin' Blues
17: Miss The Mississippi And You
18: Frankie And Johnny
19: No Hard Times
20: Narration #4: Hobo Bill's Last Ride
21: My Old Pal
22: Nobody Knows But Me
23: Narration #5: Jimmie's Rodgers's Last Blue
24: Yodel
25: Mississippi Delta Blues
26: Gamblin' Polka Dot Blues
Haggard, Merle - Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD) Box set 2
1: Right Or Wrong
2: Brown Skinned Gal
3: Roly Poly
4: Corrine, Corrina
5: I Knew The Moment I Lost You
6: Trouble In Mind
7: Time Changes Everything
8: San Antonio Rose
9: Brain Cloudy Blues
10: Take Me Back To Tulsa
11: Spanish Two-Step
12: Old Fashioned Love In My Heart
13: Stay A Little Longer
14: Misery
15: Overture, Introduction & Theme
16: Mama Tried
17: No Hard Times
18: Silver Wings
19: Medley: Swinging Doors/Sing Me Back Home/
20: I'm A Lonesome Fugitive/Branded Man
21: In The Arms Of Love
22: Workin' Man Blues
23: Introduction To 'Hobo Bill'
24: Hobo Bill's Last Ride
25: Billy Overcame His Size
26: If I Had Left It Up To You
27: White Line Fever
28: Blue Rock
29: Intro & Okie From Muskogee
Haggard, Merle - Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD) Box set 3
1: Theme
2: Hammin' It Up
3: I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am
4: Corrine, Corinna
5: Every Fool Has A Rainbow
6: T.B. Blues
7: When Did Right Become Wrong
8: Philadelphia Lawyer (Bonnie Owens)
9: Stealin Corn
10: Harold's Super Service
11: Medley: Devil Woman/I'm Movin' On/Folsom
12: Prison Blues/Jackson/Orange Blossom
13: Special/Love's Gonna Live Here
14: Today I Started Loving You Again
15: Okie From Muskogee
16: The Fightin' Side Of Me
17: Hammin' It Up
18: Everybody's Had The Blues
19: Big Bad Bill (Is Sweeter Weilliam Now)
20: I Forget You Every Day
21: I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)
22: Carolyn
23: Champagne
24: Lovesick Blues
25: The Emptiest Arms In The World
26: Nobody Knows I'm Hurtin'
27: Intro To: Way Down Yonder New Orleans
28: Way Down Yonde In New Orleans
29: Okie From Muskogee
30: I Wonder If They Ever Think Of Me
31: Finale
Haggard, Merle - Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD) Box set 4
1: Rev. Jimmy Whitlock: Introduction/
2: Congregation: We'll Understand And Say Well
3: Done
4: Medley: Take My Hand, Precious Lord/Jesus
5: Hold My Hand
6: Precious Memories
7: Rev. Jimmy Whitlock: History Of Big Creek
8: Baptist Church
9: Turn Your Radio On
10: If Never Meet Again
11: Closing Prayer/Congregation, Jut As I Am
12: Chaplain Fran Butler: Introduction &
13: Opening Prayer
14: Amazing Grace
15: Where Could I Go
16: Medley: Old Time Religion/Pass Me By/Sweet
17: By And By
18: The Old Rugged Cross
19: Chaplain Fran Butler: Closing Prayer
20: Rev. J.D. Smith: Introduction/Congreation:
21: Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
22: (Congreation)
23: Guide Me, Lord
24: The Family Bible
25: I'll Be List'ning
26: Just A Closer Walk With Thee
27: Rev. J. Smith: Closing Prayer
28: Introdution
29: Lif's Railway To Heaven
30: On The Jericho Road
31: Steal Away
32: I Saw The Ligth
Haggard, Merle - Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD) Box set 5
1: Leaving Phoenix
2: Terri
3: Hammin' It Up
4: San Antonio Rose
5: Somebody Stole My Gal
6: Hop And A Skip
7: Don't Tell Me
8: Whooper Snooper
9: Poppin' Corn
10: The Waltz Of Enchantment
11: Tennessee Flat Top Box
12: Mama Tried
13: Stealin' Corn
14: Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
15: Blue Rock
16: Mexican Rose
17: Waltzing With A Stranger
18: Sing Me A Happy Song
19: Repeat Performance
20: Street Singer
21: Biff Bam Boom
22: Workin' Man Blues
23: Day Happy
24: Every Fool Has A Rainbow
25: Story With A Happy Indian
26: Scramble
27: California On My Mind
28: Comin' Home
29: Walking' Through My Heart
30: Skippin'
31: Ham Boogie (Steelin' The Boogie)
32: Caravan
Haggard, Merle - Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD) Box set 6
1: Stumbling
2: Me And Bobby McGee
3: Honky Tonk
4: Raunchy
5: Song From 'Sleep Walk'
6: Watchin' Scotty Grow
7: Just Sit Down And Cry'
8: Slow 'N' Easy
9: I Don't Love Nobody
10: Almost To Tulsa
11: Fiddle Blues
12: Champagne
13: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
14: Goes Without Saying
15: Swing High
16: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
17: When My Conscience Takes Over
18: When The Roses Die
19: Champagne
20: I'm Sittin' On The Top Of The World
21: There You Go Again
22: See The Sunset
23: Roller Coaster
24: Cotton Picker
25: It's Only Love
26: Cherokee Fiddle
27: Countray Gas

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Merle Haggard: Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD)

  • Interpret: Merle Haggard

  • Albumtitel: Concepts, Live... 1968-76 (6-CD)

  • Format Box set
  • Genre Country

  • Music Genre Country Music
  • Music Style Classic Country Artists
  • Music Sub-Genre 002 Classic Country Artists
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Title Concepts, Live... 1968-76 6CD-Box & Book
  • Label BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

  • Price code FK
  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 4000127167828

  • weight in Kg 2.400
 
 

Artist description "Haggard, Merle"

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.              

 

 

 
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