Holding Things Together: Merle Haggard Songbook : Holding Things Together: Merle Haggard Songbook

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Sell date: 5/2019
Label: Ace Records UK
Mfg's Catalog#: 7094320
CDC Part#: 2076674
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UK collection. Universally known to his fans and peers as 'Hag', the late Merle Haggard was one of the prime exponents of the 'Bakersfield Sound', developed in the early '60s as an alternative to the increasingly smooth and homogenized country music that was coming out of Nashville. Haggard was also one of country's most prolific hitmakers and composers, writing more than three quarters of the hundred plus songs he placed on Billboard's Country charts between 1962 and 1990, as well as numerous album tracks. This entry in Ace's Songwriter Series offers a broad cross-section of premium Hag copyrights, as reinterpreted by artists as diverse as Gram Parsons, Bettye Swann, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Grateful Dead and legendary 'Singing Cowboy' Roy Rogers, to name but a few. Most of the featured songs are famous enough to be recognized by their titles and are rightly considered to be country music classics but as ever, we have unearthed a few lesser known killers - some of which are appearing on CD for the first time.

Swinging Doors - Jerry Lee Lewis
Okie From Muskogee - Roy Rogers
Irma Jackson - Barrence Whitfield
Just Because You Can'T Be Mine - Bettye Swann
Silver Wings - the Knitters
The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde Tammy Wynette
White Line Fever - the Flying Burrito Brothers
Kern River - Dave Alvin
Honky Tonk Night Time Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Life in Prison - the Byrds
Holding Things Together - Merle Haggard
Everybody's Had the Blues - Brenda Lee
Mama Tried - the Grateful Dead
The Farmer's Daughter Chip Taylor With Ghost Train
I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am - Dean Martin
Life's Like Poetry - Dolly Parton
(Today) I Started Loving You Again Wynn Stewart & the Touris
Sing Me Back Home - the Everly Brothers
I Can't Hold Myself in Line - Elvin Bishop
Rainbow Stew - Country Joe Mcdonald
Living With the Shades Pulled Down George Thorogood & the De
I'D Rather Be Gone - Hank Williams Jr.
I Must Be Somebody Else You've Known - International Submarine B
The Bottle Let Me Down - Emmylou Harris