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I Am What I Am
     

I Am What I Am

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by Merle Haggard
 
Merle Haggard, the American icon who has been dubbed "the poet of the common man," releases his Vanguard debut, I Am What I Am. The new studio album, Haggard's first of new songs in five years, includes 11 originals written by Merle and one cover. The record was produced by Merle Haggard and Lou Bradley.

I Am What I Am bristles with all the arresting

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Merle Haggard, the American icon who has been dubbed "the poet of the common man," releases his Vanguard debut, I Am What I Am. The new studio album, Haggard's first of new songs in five years, includes 11 originals written by Merle and one cover. The record was produced by Merle Haggard and Lou Bradley.

I Am What I Am bristles with all the arresting qualities for which this unrivaled artist is prized. Every song is imbued with the near alchemical power of his dazzling vocal performances. and Haggard's interpretive mastery and unmatched phrasing continues to bring on impressive measures of sensitivity, candor, and authority. Never conventional, often confrontational, always outspoken, the 72-year-old Haggard remains as aggressively bent on revealing unspoken truths as ever. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2010
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707803526
catalogNumber:
78035
Rank:
5122

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Performance Credits

Merle Haggard   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals
Biff Adam   Bass,Drums
Gary Church   Trombone
Norm Hamlet   Steel Guitar
Scott Joss   Fiddle,Guitar,Background Vocals,Harmony
Red Lane   Guitar
Don Markham   Trumpet
Reggie Young   Guitar
Tim Howard   Guitar,Soloist
Rob Ikes   Dobro
Doug Colosio   Piano
Theresa Lane Haggard   Vocals,Harmony
George Receli   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Merle Haggard   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Lou Bradley   Producer
Scott Joss   Composer
Freddy Powers   Composer
Doug Colosio   Composer
Theresa Lane Haggard   Composer,Liner Notes
Carrie Smith   Art Direction
John Scott G.   Composer

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