Article successfully added.

Merle Haggard Country Legends (CD)

Listen up:
 
0:00
0:00
$13.99 *

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

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

  • CD573322
  • 0.1
(Disky) 15 tracks more

Merle Haggard: Country Legends (CD)

(Disky) 15 tracks

Article properties: Merle Haggard: Country Legends (CD)

  • Interpret: Merle Haggard

  • Album titlle: Country Legends (CD)

  • Year of publication 1999
  • Label DISKY

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0724348573322

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Haggard, Merle - Country Legends (CD) CD 1
01 Okie From Muskogee
02 Mama Tried
03 If We Make It Through December
04 The Fightin' Side Of Me
05 Sing Me Back Home
06 Hungry Eyes
07 Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
08 The Bottle Let Me Down
09 Branded Man
10 Workin' Man Blues
11 The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde
12 It's All In The Movies
13 Kentucky Gambler
14 It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)
15 Old Man From The Mountain
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 "Country Legends (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 *
Greetings From Oklahoma Various - Greetings From: Greetings From Oklahoma Art-Nr.: ACD25013

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

$15.07 $17.23
Heart On A Sleeve RUSSELL, Tom: Heart On A Sleeve Art-Nr.: BCD15243

Currently not available

$15.07 $17.23
American Originals James Talley: American Originals Art-Nr.: BCD15244

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

$15.07 $17.23
Up Through The Years, 1955-57 Johnny Cash: Up Through The Years, 1955-57 Art-Nr.: BCD15247

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

$15.07 $17.23
A Legend In My Time Don Gibson: A Legend In My Time Art-Nr.: BCD15401

Currently not available

$15.07 $17.23
Singing Ranger Vol.1  (4-CD) Hank Snow: Singing Ranger Vol.1 (4-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15426

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

$59.35 $64.75
Got No Bread - Trying Like The Devil TALLEY, James: Got No Bread - Trying Like The Devil Art-Nr.: BCD15433

Currently not available

$15.07 $17.23
Blackjack Choir - Ain't It Somethin' James Talley: Blackjack Choir - Ain't It Somethin' Art-Nr.: BCD15435

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

$15.07 $17.23
Change Of Address (CD) Johnny Cash: Change Of Address (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS3708

Currently not available

$16.15
With Buddy Holly & King Curtis (CD) Waylon Jennings: With Buddy Holly & King Curtis (CD) Art-Nr.: CDFAT253

Currently not available

$18.31
Railroad Man - Sings In Memory Of Jimmie Rodgers - Tracks And Trains - The Jimmie Rodgers Story (2-CD) Hank Snow: Railroad Man - Sings In Memory Of Jimmie... Art-Nr.: CDMRLL87

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

$18.31
Girls, Women & Ladies - The Universal Recordings (3-CD) Ed Bruce: Girls, Women & Ladies - The Universal... Art-Nr.: CDHUMP222

Currently not available

$19.39
New Routes (CD) Asleep At The Wheel: New Routes (CD) Art-Nr.: CD69140

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

$17.23
Sing The Classics (CD) The Statler Brothers: Sing The Classics (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRGM0740

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

$19.39
Sawmill (CD) Mel Tillis: Sawmill (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPLAY122

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

$16.15
NEW
The Duets (CD) Ronnie Milsap: The Duets (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRHR003

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

$18.31
NEW
Live On Soundstage (CD & DVD) Travis Tritt: Live On Soundstage (CD & DVD) Art-Nr.: CDBMG9420

Currently not available

$19.39
NEW
The Original Sun Sound Of Johnny Cash (LP, 180g Purple Vinyl, Ltd.) Johnny Cash: The Original Sun Sound Of Johnny Cash (LP, 180g... Art-Nr.: LPSUN1275

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

$29.11
NEW
Live At Ramblin Man Affair (CD) The Kentucky Headhunters: Live At Ramblin Man Affair (CD) Art-Nr.: CDAL4988

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

$19.39
Live At The Austin Outhouse (CD) Blaze Foley: Live At The Austin Outhouse (CD) Art-Nr.: CDLAR1999

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

$24.79
The Great Tragedy - Winter Dance Party 1959 (CD) Various Artists: The Great Tragedy - Winter Dance Party 1959 (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17585

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

$10.75
American Classic Songbook (CD) Kenny Rogers: American Classic Songbook (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSC1130

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

$16.15
Remembering Kitty Wells (CD) Various: Remembering Kitty Wells (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHOTRKW1

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

$19.39
Songs The Jukebox Thought Me (CD) Dallas Wayne: Songs The Jukebox Thought Me (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHOTR3844

Currently not available

$19.39
Uke Party (CD) Various: Uke Party (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBLR1802

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

$17.23
The Atlanta Sessions (CD & DVD) Bill Anderson: The Atlanta Sessions (CD & DVD) Art-Nr.: CDTWI110

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

$21.55
1955 To 1967 - Irish Songs, Country Style (2-CD) Hank Locklin: 1955 To 1967 - Irish Songs, Country Style (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDMRLL27

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

$18.31
A Tribute To Waylon Jennings (CD) Big Bull Band: A Tribute To Waylon Jennings (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCR300052

Currently not available

$16.15
Greatest Hits (3-CD) John Denver: Greatest Hits (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD36492

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

$26.95
That Good Old Times (CD) Johnny Cash: That Good Old Times (CD) Art-Nr.: CD1301021

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

$21.55
American Recordings - Unchained (2-CD) Johnny Cash: American Recordings - Unchained (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD869793

Currently not available

$37.75
James House And The Blues Cowboys (CD) James House: James House And The Blues Cowboys (CD) Art-Nr.: CD05572

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

$18.31
The Complete Duet Recordings 1965 (CD) George Jones & Gene Pitney: The Complete Duet Recordings 1965 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEMI694220

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

$53.95
Nothing But Hits (2-CD) Bill Anderson: Nothing But Hits (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBA20182

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

$18.31
Steelin' The Show (CD) Tom Brumley And The Buckaroos: Steelin' The Show (CD) Art-Nr.: CDOV101719

Currently not available

$19.39
Come See Me (CD) David Ball: Come See Me (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPR2018

Currently not available

$19.39
Gone But Not Forgotten (CD) Mark Chesnutt: Gone But Not Forgotten (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCGBNF01

Currently not available

$18.31
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing (CD) J.P. Harris: Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing (CD) Art-Nr.: CDDIRT0090

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

$18.31
Branded Man (CD) David Allan Coe: Branded Man (CD) Art-Nr.: CDGT2289

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

$10.75
The Ghost Of Hank Williams (CD) David Allan Coe: The Ghost Of Hank Williams (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKNG2292

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

$10.75
George Jones & Friends - 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert (CD+2-DVD) George Jones & Friends: George Jones & Friends - 50th Anniversary... Art-Nr.: CDBMG411997

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

$21.55
Anderson (CD) Bill Anderson: Anderson (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTWI112

Currently not available

$19.39
Deep In The Heart Of Me (CD) Junior Brown: Deep In The Heart Of Me (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJRB1003

Currently not available

$19.39
Journey To The Beginning - A Steel Guitar Tribute To The Byrds (CD) Lloyd Green & Jay Dee Maness: Journey To The Beginning - A Steel Guitar... Art-Nr.: CDCBM1801

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

$19.39
Love And Wealth - The Lost Recordings (2-CD) The Louvin Brothers: Love And Wealth - The Lost Recordings (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDMH038

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

$40.99
Out Of Hand - Your Place Or Mine (CD) Gary Stewart: Out Of Hand - Your Place Or Mine (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMRLL23

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

$16.15
Straitjacket (CD) Jeremiah Johnson: Straitjacket (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRUF1261

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

$19.39
My Way (CD) Willie Nelson: My Way (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSNY7050

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

$17.23
Viewed
Tracklist
Haggard, Merle - Country Legends (CD) CD 1
01 Okie From Muskogee
02 Mama Tried
03 If We Make It Through December
04 The Fightin' Side Of Me
05 Sing Me Back Home
06 Hungry Eyes
07 Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
08 The Bottle Let Me Down
09 Branded Man
10 Workin' Man Blues
11 The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde
12 It's All In The Movies
13 Kentucky Gambler
14 It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)
15 Old Man From The Mountain