The Fightin' Side of Me [1996 King Compilation]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like its predecessor, Okie from Muskogee, The Fightin' Side of Me was a rush-released live album designed to cash in on the success of his ultra-patriotic hit single of the same name. The Fightin' Side of Me was recorded live in Philadelphia, where Haggard drew a capacity crowd. The songs are a good representation of a typical Haggard concert from the early '70s: A classic hit opens the record "I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am", followed by some selections from his recent records, a couple of songs from Bonnie Owens and the Strangers, a medley of other singers performed as imitations, and, finally, three recent hits -- including "Okie from Muskogee" and "The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like its predecessor, Okie from Muskogee, The Fightin' Side of Me was a rush-released live album designed to cash in on the success of his ultra-patriotic hit single of the same name. The Fightin' Side of Me was recorded live in Philadelphia, where Haggard drew a capacity crowd. The songs are a good representation of a typical Haggard concert from the early '70s: A classic hit opens the record "I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am", followed by some selections from his recent records, a couple of songs from Bonnie Owens and the Strangers, a medley of other singers performed as imitations, and, finally, three recent hits -- including "Okie from Muskogee" and "The Fightin' Side of Me" -- to close the show. It's a fun record, and one that gives a better indication of what a typical Haggard concert was like in the early '70s, but it's ultimately a minor entry in his catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/1996
  • Label: King Special
  • UPC: 012676146043
  • Catalog Number: 1460

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Fightin' Side of Me - Merle Haggard
  2. 2 Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
  3. 3 It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) - Merle Haggard
  4. 4 Swinging Doors - Merle Haggard
  5. 5 (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers - Merle Haggard
  6. 6 I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink - Merle Haggard
  7. 7 I'm a Lonesome Fugitive - Merle Haggard
  8. 8 Kentucky Gambler - Merle Haggard
  9. 9 Ramblin' Fever - Merle Haggard
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Merle Haggard & the Strangers Primary Artist
Merle Haggard Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Casey Anderson Composer
Hank Cochran Composer
Liz Anderson Composer
Chuck Young Liner Notes, Art Direction
Glenn Martin Composer
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