Okie from Muskogee

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Okie from Muskogee was quickly recorded to cash in on the success of the title song, which became a pop music sensation upon its release in the fall of 1969. Haggard & the Strangers went to Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they ran through a number of their hits and working-class anthems. The first side is devoted to classics like "Mama Tried," "Swinging Doors," "Sing Me Back Home," and "Workin' Man Blues," while the first part of the second side is devoted to songs about the mythological "Hobo Bill," before it concludes with rousing versions of "White Line Fever" and "Okie from Muskogee." While the record isn't necessary, it is a hell of a lot of fun and not bad ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Okie from Muskogee was quickly recorded to cash in on the success of the title song, which became a pop music sensation upon its release in the fall of 1969. Haggard & the Strangers went to Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they ran through a number of their hits and working-class anthems. The first side is devoted to classics like "Mama Tried," "Swinging Doors," "Sing Me Back Home," and "Workin' Man Blues," while the first part of the second side is devoted to songs about the mythological "Hobo Bill," before it concludes with rousing versions of "White Line Fever" and "Okie from Muskogee." While the record isn't necessary, it is a hell of a lot of fun and not bad evidence of why Hag was the most popular figure in country music at the end of the '60s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2001
  • Label: Emi Special Products
  • UPC: 077771627729
  • Catalog Number: 16277
  • Sales rank: 55,225

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction by Carlton Haney - Merle Haggard (0:35)
  2. 2 Mama Tried - Merle Haggard (2:25)
  3. 3 No Hard Times - Merle Haggard (2:20)
  4. 4 Silver Wings - Merle Haggard (2:39)
  5. 5 Merle Receives Key to Muskogee - Merle Haggard (1:20)
  6. 6 Merle's Introduction to Medley - Merle Haggard (0:23)
  7. 7 Swinging Doors - Merle Haggard (1:16)
  8. 8 I'm a Lonesome Fugitive - Merle Haggard (1:37)
  9. 9 Sing Me Back Home - Merle Haggard (1:24)
  10. 10 Branded Man - Merle Haggard (2:18)
  11. 11 In the Arms of Love - Merle Haggard (2:08)
  12. 12 Workin' Man Blues - Merle Haggard (2:35)
  13. 13 Merle's Introduction to "Hobo Bill" - Merle Haggard (1:07)
  14. 14 Hobo Bill's Last Ride - Merle Haggard (2:38)
  15. 15 Billy Overcame His Size - Merle Haggard (3:05)
  16. 16 If I Had Left It Up to You - Merle Haggard (2:36)
  17. 17 White Line Fever - Merle Haggard (3:03)
  18. 18 Blue Rock - Merle Haggard (1:09)
  19. 19 Introduction to Okie from Muskogee - Merle Haggard (1:47)
  20. 20 Okie from Muskogee - Merle Haggard (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Merle Haggard & the Strangers Primary Artist
Merle Haggard Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Merle Haggard Composer
Roy Edward Burris Composer
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor Composer
Eddie Clarke Composer
Mark Chalecki Remastering
Jim Beavers Producer, Reissue Producer
Lemmy Kilmister Composer
O'Neal Composer
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