Merle Haggard Live 45th Anniversary “Okie From Muskogee” To Be Released

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Merle Haggard and the Strangers’ original release of the of “Okie From Muskogee” was December of 1969. The album went on to win the Academy of Country Music award for Album of the Year and Single of the Year for the Roy Edward Burris co-written ode to small town pride, “Okie from Muskogee.” The album was recorded live in Muskogee, Oklahoma and has been re-released in 1992, 1996, 1997, 2005, and 2006.

You can add 2014 to that list.

On March 25th Capital Nashville will reissue a special 45th anniversary package. The rerelease has been Remastered from the original analog tapes and will include “The Fightin’ Side Of Me,” a live Philadelphia recording that has never been released before on CD or digitally

Hear an up-tempo live version of Haggard’s ‘I Take a Lot of Pride In What I Am’ below.

Track List:
Disc 1
Okie From Muskogee
Recorded Live In Muskogee, Oklahoma 1969
1. Introduction by Carlton Haney
2. Mama Tried
3. No Hard Times
4. Silver Wings
5. Merle Receives Key To Muskogee
6. Mere’s Introduction to Medley
Medley:
7. Swinging Doors
8. I’m A Lonesome Fugitive
9. Sing Me Back Home
10. Branded Man
11. In The Arms Of Love
12. Workin’ Man Blues
13. Merle’s Introduction To “Hobo Bill”
14. Hobo Bill’s Last Ride
15. Billy Overcame His Size
16. If I Had Left It Up To You
17. White Line Fever
18. Blue Rock
19. Introduction To “Okie From Muskogee”
20. Okie From Muskogee

Disc 2
The Fightin’ Side Of Me
Recorded Live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1970

1. Opening Theme: Hammin’ It Up
2. I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am
3. Corrine Corrina
4. Every Fool Has A Rainbow
5. T.B. Blues
6. When Did Right Become So Wrong
7. Philadelphia Lawyer
8. Stealin’ Corn
9. Harold’s Super Service
Medley:
10. Devil Woman
11. I’m Movin’ On
12. Folsom Prison Blues
13. Jackson
14. Orange Blossom Special
15. Love’s Gonna Live Here
16. Today I Started Loving You Again
17. Okie From Muskogee
18. The Fightin’ Side Of Me

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One thought on “Merle Haggard Live 45th Anniversary “Okie From Muskogee” To Be Released

  1. MAC
    March 5, 2014 at 8:29 am

    “Fightin’ Side Of Me” has been re-issued on CD – by BGO Records (UK) as part of a two-fer paired with Hag’s duet “Just Between The Two Of Us” with Bonnie Owens in 2004.

    This forthcoming re-release will be its debut as both a digitally remastered and as a single stand alone CD.

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