Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard Author Merle Haggard
ISBN-10 063403295X
Release 2002
Pages 171
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Merle Haggard is known as "the poet of the common man." His songs are some of the most important and influential in the history of country music, on par with the likes of those by Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. Through a life as tumultuous as his music, scarred by struggles with inner demons, incarceration and addiction - all of which he has brutally and directly confronted through his lyrics - Haggard has emerged with an American songbook that captures the rough side of life with an unblinking eye gazing on the workings of the human heart. This collection comes on the heels of his acclaimed album If I Could Only Fly, his first new studio album in four years, which finds the former wildman coping with aging, taking on familial responsibilities, and learning to appreciate the wonders of home life versus the pitfalls of the highway. Haggard's lyrics demonstrate why this acclaimed member of the Country Music Hall of Fame is a legend who will live forever.



Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard Author David Cantwell
ISBN-10 9780292717718
Release 2013-09-15
Pages 282
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Merle Haggard has enjoyed artistic and professional triumphs few can match. He’s charted more than a hundred country hits, including thirty-eight number ones. He’s released dozens of studio albums and another half dozen or more live ones, performed upwards of ten thousand concerts, been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and seen his songs performed by artists as diverse as Lynryd Skynyrd, Elvis Costello, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, the Grateful Dead, and Bob Dylan. In 2011 he was feted as a Kennedy Center Honoree. But until now, no one has taken an in-depth look at his career and body of work. In Merle Haggard: The Running Kind, David Cantwell takes us on a revelatory journey through Haggard’s music and the life and times out of which it came. Covering the entire breadth of his career, Cantwell focuses especially on the 1960s and 1970s, when Haggard created some of his best-known and most influential music, which helped invent the America we live in today. Listening closely to a masterpiece-crowded catalogue (including songs such as “Okie from Muskogee,” “Sing Me Back Home,” “Mama Tried,” “Working Man Blues,” “Kern River,” “White Line Fever,” “Today I Started Loving You Again,” and “If We Make It through December,” among many more), Cantwell explores the fascinating contradictions—most of all, the desire for freedom in the face of limits set by the world or self-imposed—that define not only Haggard’s music and public persona but the very heart of American culture.



The New Merle Haggard Anthology Songbook

The New Merle Haggard Anthology Songbook Author Merle Haggard
ISBN-10 9781495083617
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 184
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 54 of the very best from this country legend arranged for piano, voice and guitar, including: Okie From Muskogee * From Graceland to the Promised Land * A Place To Fall Apart * If We Make It Through December * Mama Tried * Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room * I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink * I Had a Beautiful Time * Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star * and many more.



My House of Memories

My House of Memories Author Merle Haggard
ISBN-10 9780062023216
Release 2010-12-28
Pages 288
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In this riveting personal story, award-winning, bestselling country music recording artist Merle Haggard takes you on a tour through his house of memories, offering a fascinating look inside his turbulent yet successful life. Merle reveals the true stories about his birth and troubled upbringing in a converted railroad boxcar. He recalls the loss of his father when he was nine, after which his childhood disobedience transformed into full-blown delinquency that eventually landed him behind the cold walls of San Quentin. He gives tribute to his mother and relives the painful memory of her death. He shares the lessons he learned from a life shaped by violence, gambling, and drugs, never shying away from the fact that he continues to pay for decades of reckless living. And he talks about the music he loves—how, ultimately, it has defined the man he is.



The Best of Merle Haggard

The Best of Merle Haggard Author Merle Haggard
ISBN-10 0634010468
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 64
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(Easy Guitar). Easy guitar arrangements with TAB for 25 of Merle Haggard's greatest songs, including: Big City * Carolyn * I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink * If We Make It Through December * Mama Tried * Misery and Gin * Okie from Muskogee * Rainbow Stew * Sing Me Back Home * Workin' Man Blues * more.



The New Merle Haggard Anthology

The New Merle Haggard Anthology Author Merle Haggard
ISBN-10 0793503256
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 184
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 54 of the very best from this country legend, including: Okie From Muskogee * From Graceland to the Promised Land * A Place To Fall Apart * If We Make It Through December * Mama Tried * Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room * I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink * I Had a Beautiful Time * Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star * and many more.



The Merle Haggard Handbook Everything You Need to Know about Merle Haggard

The Merle Haggard Handbook   Everything You Need to Know about Merle Haggard Author Pamela Contreras
ISBN-10 1489115048
Release 2016-04-07
Pages 126
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This book is your ultimate resource for Merle Haggard. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, facts, quotes and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Merle Haggard 's whole picture right away. Get countless Merle Haggard facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource. The Merle Haggard Handbook is the single and largest Merle Haggard reference book. This compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. It will be your go-to source for any Merle Haggard questions. A mind-tickling encyclopedia on Merle Haggard, a treat in its entirety and an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know...but are glad you found. The Merle Haggard Handbook will answer all of your needs, and much more.



Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard Author Merle Haggard
ISBN-10 OCLC:773250938
Release 1975
Pages 128
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The Delaplaine Merle Haggard His Essential Quotations

The Delaplaine Merle Haggard   His Essential Quotations Author Delaplaine
ISBN-10 1937855708
Release 2017-01-01
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Sing me back home

Sing me back home Author Merle Haggard
ISBN-10 0671452754
Release 1983-01-01
Pages 284
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Last of the Breed

Last of the Breed Author Willie Nelson
ISBN-10 076709896X
Release 2007-09-25
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Presents the March 2007 final performance of the Last of the Breed tour of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price, backed by Ray Benson, Asleep At The Wheel, and Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys.



Merle Haggard s Greatest Hits

Merle Haggard s Greatest Hits Author Merle (CRT) Haggard
ISBN-10 0793519365
Release 1983-07-01
Pages 56
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 15 of his best songs, including: From Graceland To The Promised Land * I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink * If We Make It Through December * You Take Me For Granted * and more. Also features black & white photographs.



The Bakersfield Sound

The Bakersfield Sound Author Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Nashville, Tenn.)
ISBN-10 0915608065
Release 2012
Pages 95
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(Book). Nestled at the southern end of California's San Joaquin Valley, the city of Bakersfield is best known for farming, oil fields, and a unique brand of country music called the "Bakersfield Sound." The term is generally used to describe a hard-edged honkytonk sensibility characterized by sharp, twanging Fender Telecaster guitars, crying pedal steel, and straight-ahead country vocals a sound that thrived in Bakersfield clubs in the 1950s and '60s. The music emanating from these venues was by no means homogeneous. One need only compare Buck Owens's razor-sharp honky-tonk attack with Merle Haggard's western swing and blues-inflected recordings to recognize that there is no single Bakersfield Sound. The label is best understood as an umbrella term encompassing a number of strains developed by Haggard, Owens, and their West Coast contemporaries. The Bakersfield Sound is a full-color exploration of what social and economic factors led to this country music hotbed, as well as a look at the many stars who rose to fame with roots in Bakersfield. Country luminaries with ties to the area include Bob Willis, Leon Payne, Jean Shepherd, Dallas Frazier, Bonnie Owens, Barbara Mandrell, and Ferlin Husky. Written by the experts at the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Bakersfield Sound describes with rich words and classic photos how the deep roots of the Bakersfield Sound are so much more than just a reaction to the pop-oriented Nashville Sound.



The Selected Lyrics of Merle Haggard

The Selected Lyrics of Merle Haggard Author Don Cusic
ISBN-10 0312285299
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Walking the Line

Walking the Line Author Thomas Alan Holmes
ISBN-10 9780739169681
Release 2013-10-09
Pages 282
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An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America’s most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation’s religion, literature, and politics. Country fans have long encountered the concept of walking the line, from Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” to Waylon Jennings’s “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line.” Walking the line requires following strict codes, respecting territories, and, sometimes, recognizing that only the slightest boundary separates conflicting allegiances. However, even as the term acknowledges control, it suggests rebellion, the consideration of what lies on the other side of the line, and perhaps the desire to violate that code. For lyricists, the line presents a moment of expression, an opportunity to relate an idea, image, or emotion. These lines represent boundaries of their kind as well, but as the chapters in this volume indicate, some of the more successful country lyricists have tested and expanded the boundaries as they have challenged musical, social, and political conventions, often reevaluating what “country” means in country music. From Jimmie Rodgers’s redefinitions of democracy, to revisions of Southern Christianity by Hank Williams and Willie Nelson, to feminist retellings by Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to masculine reconstructions by Merle Haggard and Cindy Walker, to Steve Earle’s reworking of American ideologies, this collection examines how country lyricists walk the line. In weighing the influence of the lyricists’ accomplishments, the contributing authors walk the line in turn, exploring iconic country lyrics that have tested and expanded boundaries, challenged musical, social, and political conventions, and reevaluated what “country” means in country music.



The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music Author Colin Larkin
ISBN-10 9780857125958
Release 2011-05-27
Pages 1600
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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.



Blade s Guide to Knives Their Values

Blade s Guide to Knives   Their Values Author Steve Shackleford
ISBN-10 9781440215056
Release 2010-01-05
Pages 576
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"The complete handbook of knife collecting."