Merle Haggard Live at Billy Bob's Texas: Motorcycle Cowboy

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Smith Music Group

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Misery and Gin
  • Buy for $0.992.I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink
  • Buy for $0.993.Workin' Man Blues
  • Buy for $0.994.Silver Wings
  • Buy for $0.995.Swinging Doors
  • Buy for $0.996.That's the Way Love Goes
  • Buy for $0.997.The Bottle Let Me Down
  • Buy for $0.998.Ramblin' Fever
  • Buy for $0.999.The Emptiest Arms in the World
  • Buy for $0.9910.Mama Tried
  • Buy for $0.9911.Hungry Eyes
  • Buy for $0.9912.Motorcycle Cowboy / Blue Yodel, No. 13: Motorcycle Cowboy / Blue Yodel #13
  • Buy for $0.9913.If We Make It Through December
  • Buy for $0.9914.Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Okie from Muskogee
  • Buy for $0.9916.Big City
  • Buy for $0.9917.Ida Red
  • Buy for $0.9918.Today I Started Loving You Again

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Personnel: Merle Haggard (vocals, guitar); Jarvis Green, Freddy Powers (acoustic guitar); Redd Volkart (guitar); Norman Hamlet (pedal steel guitar,
dobro); Johnny Gimble (mandolin, fiddle); Jimmy Belken, Abe Manuel (fiddle);
Don Markham (saxophone, trumpet, background vocals); Eddie Curtis (bass); Randy Mason (drums); Theresa Lane Haggard, Bonnie Owens (background vocals).
Recorded live at Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth, Texas. Includes liner notes by Bill Mack.
Personnel: Merle Haggard (vocals, guitar); Merle Haggard; Bonnie Owens (vocals, background vocals); Jarvis Green, Freddy Powers (acoustic guitar); Johnny Gimble (mandolin, fiddle); Jim Belken, Abe Manuel, Jr. (fiddle); Randy Mason (drums); Theresa Lane Haggard (background vocals); Redd Volkaert (guitar); Norm Hamlet (steel guitar, dobro); Don Markham (saxophone, trumpet, background vocals); Eddie Curtis, Randy Mason.
Audio Mixers: Lou Bradley; Mark Lambert.
Liner Note Author: Bill Mack.
Recording information: Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth, TX.
Longtime Hag fans who pine for Merle's salad days and bemoan the quality of his recent recordings compared to the grandeur of his classic '60s albums have reason to rejoice. This live album captures the late-'90s Merle in concert, a mode in which he has always excelled. Most of the cuts included here are ones that made Haggard famous--hard-drinkin' honky-tonk anthems like "Swinging Doors" and "The Bottle Let Me Down" as well as heartfelt ballads such as "Silver Wings."
As he got older, Merle indulged his jazz leanings more and more, investing his lyrics with swinging, understated phrasing that made George Jones sound like Ernest Tubb. Thus, the older, jazzier Merle's takes on these old tunes offer a fresh perspective. Merle's approach here is echoed by the Western Swing-style trumpet and pedal steel solos that dominate the tunes' instrumental sections. The presence of monster guitarist Red Volkaert--who's absorbed every note of Merle's recorded canon and plays like he exited the womb with Telecaster in hand--serves to remind that Haggard's roots are still in honky-tonk.
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  • UPC: 662582500028
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