15.Ol' Country Singer - (bonus track / Studio Version)
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Personnel: Merle Haggard (vocals, guitar); Freddy Powers (vocals, guitar); Janie Fricke (vocals); Norman Stephens (guitar); Norm Hamlet (steel guitar, dobro); Scott Joss (fiddle); Don Markham (saxophone, trumpet, background vocals); Doug Colosio (piano); Kevin Williams (bass guitar); Johnnie Barber (drums).
This energetic live recording from the popular Fort Worth venue, Billy Bob's, finds Merle Haggard in feisty form performing a wide variety of his hits, as well as a couple of Hank Williams songs and some Western swing-influenced crowd-pleasers like "Get Along Home Cindy." The set swings easily from the uptempo Bakersfield sound of "Runaway Mama" to the sentimental "Farmer's Daughter," while the aging country singer's lament, "Footlights," is a particular highlight.