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Merle Haggard 1937-2016

Merle Haggard 1937-2016 [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Apr 6, 2016 - 144 comments

If I Could Only Fly

The singer

If I Could Only Fly - Merle Haggard

The songwriter

If I Could Only Fly - Blaze Foley

The songwriter's story

Duct Tape Messiah [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Jan 27, 2016 - 11 comments

Willie and Merle, singing, smiling, blowing a joint or two, having fun.

"Got a hundred dollar bill / You can keep your pills, friend / It's all goin' to pot" Willie and Merle clearly having just altogether way too much fun.
posted by dancestoblue on Apr 23, 2015 - 25 comments

Do Johnny for me

Merle Haggard doing impersonations. [more inside]
posted by Lorin on Apr 9, 2014 - 18 comments

Luckily most of these songs aren't dreck

The Music Scene is a television series aired by ABC as part of its Fall 1969 lineup. The show featured performances from the top musicians of the week as compiled by “Billboard Magazine” and had a number of hosts, including David Steinberg and Lily Tomlin. Many huge names of the era, including The Beatles, James Brown, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Three Dog Night, Tom Jones on the initial program and Janis Joplin, Bobby Sherman, The Miracles, Sly & the Family Stone, Isaac Hayes, Stevie Wonder, Bo Diddley and Mama Cass Elliot, (who co-hosted as well as performed) among many others, appearing on subsequent shows. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Feb 9, 2014 - 18 comments

Willie and Trigger

A biography of Trigger, Willie Nelson's guitar. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Dec 17, 2012 - 33 comments

Ken Nelson, 1911-2008

"The Christmas card didn’t arrive this year." Ken Nelson, longtime head of country music at Capitol Records, passed away last week. In a time when studio band assembly lines were the rule, Nelson was known among artists for his hands-off approach to record production. Through his work with artists like Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and Red Simpson, Nelson helped bring national recognition to West Coast country.
posted by roll truck roll on Jan 21, 2008 - 12 comments

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