Okie from Muskogee

Okie from Muskogee

Live album by Merle Haggard
Okie from Muskogee is the first live album by Merle Haggard and the Strangers released in October 1969 on Capitol Records.Wikipedia
GenreCountry, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country, Bakersfield Sound
Release DateDecember 29, 1969
ArtistMerle Haggard & the Strangers, Merle Haggard, Merle Haggard and the Strangers


Country music legend Merle Haggard dies aged 79

American Country music legend Merle Haggard has died at the age of 79 from pneumonia. Haggard was considered one of the most influential figures in the genre. Haggard’s fame skyrocketed in 1970 with “Okie From Muskogee”, an anti hippie song (“We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee, we don’t take our trips on LSD”) that came to be embraced by conservatives. But the song didn’t necessarily reflect his views and he went on to write others which dealt with social issues such as loneliness and poverty, becoming regarded as the poetic voice of the American working man. .merlehaggard crafted songs that were for every day people. He was relatable and real and will continue to inspire!— Lady Antebellum (ladyantebellum) April 7, 2016 Born in California Haggard he defied his own poverty-stricken and often rough background – even spending time in jail for burglary . He wrote songs, sang and played fiddle and guitar, and with numerous hits under his belt he was adopted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone magazine has described him as “the backbone of one of the greatest repertoires an all of American music, plain-spoken songs populated by the kinds of working people Haggard grew up with: farmers, hobos, convicts, widows, musicians and drunks”. On hearing of his death one admirer said “Haggard was the bottom line in country music – the gold standard”. Clint Black, on the death of country music legend Merle Haggard: “We’ve lost a giant.”— ABC News (@ABC) April 7, 2016
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  • 1Introduction by Carlton HaneyMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers0:35
  • 2Mama TriedMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers2:25
  • 3No Hard TimesMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers2:21
  • 4Silver WingsMerle Haggard & the Strangers, Merle Haggard2:39
  • 5Merle Receives Key to MuskogeeMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers1:21
  • 6Merle's Introduction to MedleyMerle Haggard & the Strangers, Merle Haggard0:23
  • 7Swinging DoorsMerle Haggard & the Strangers, Merle Haggard1:17
  • 8I'm a Lonesome FugtiveMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers1:38
  • 9Sing Me Back HomeMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers1:25
  • 10Branded ManMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers2:19
  • 11In the Arms of LoveMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers2:09
  • 12Workin' Man BluesMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers2:35
  • 13Merle's Introduction to "Hobo Bill"Merle Haggard1:07
  • 14Hobo Bill's Last RideMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers2:39
  • 15Billy Overcame His SizeMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers3:06
  • 16If I Had Left It Up to YouMerle Haggard & the Strangers, Merle Haggard2:37
  • 17White Line FeverMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers3:05
  • 18Blue RockMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers1:09
  • 19Introduction to Okie from MuskogeeMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers1:47
  • 20Okie from MuskogeeMerle Haggard, Merle Haggard & the Strangers4:09