I'M A LONESOME FUGITIVE/MAMA TRIED brings together two beloved albums from Merle Haggard released in 1967 and '68 respectively.
Personnel: Merle Haggard (vocals, guitar).
Liner Note Author: John Tobler.
I'm A Lonesome Fugitive and Mama Tried, two of Merle Haggard's classic late '60s albums for Capitol Records, are included on this single disc. Though there is a handful of filler on each of the albums, the overall quality of the music on both records is very high -- not only are classic singles like "Mama Tried," "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive," and "Someone Told My Story" present, but so are excellent album tracks like "Little Ole Wine Drinker Me," "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)," "Run 'Em Off," "Skid Row," and "Mary's Mine." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine