More of the Best

More of the Best

by Merle Haggard


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More of the Best

Rhino's More of the Best was designed to compliment the hits compilation Capitol Collectors Series that was released concurrently, and the single-disc collection certainly does cover many of the songs that failed to make Capitol's cut. Not only does it have hits like "Sing a Sad Song," "Branded Man," "Mama Tried," "Someday We'll Look Back," and "If We Make It Through December," it also has a couple of terrific Capitol-era album tracks ("Silver Wings," "White Line Fever") and MCA hits like "If We're Not Back in Love by Monday," "Ramblin' Fever," "Red Bandana," "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink," and "Rainbow Stew." The MCA hits make More of the Best valuable not only as a supplement to Capitol Collectors Series, but as a portrait of his late-'70s work. Of course, the four-disc box set Down Every Road has superseded Capitol Collectors Series and More of the Best in terms of comprehensiveness, but the pair of discs is useful for beginners looking for a broad overview of Hag's career, not just the Capitol hits covered by the double-disc The Lonesome Fugitive.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/02/1990
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227091729
catalogNumber: 70917

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Performance Credits

Merle Haggard   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Glen Campbell   Guitar
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle,Mandolin
Tiny Moore   Fiddle,Mandolin
James Burton   Dobro,Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar
Gordon Terry   Fiddle
Bill Woods   Keyboards
Biff Adam   Drums
Joseph Allen   Bass
Eddie Anderson   Drums
Joe Babcock   Background Vocals
Jimmy Belkin   Fiddle
Clyde Brooks   Drums
Roy Edward Burris   Drums
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Gary Church   Horn
Bobby Dyson   Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Delores Edgin   Background Vocals
George French   Keyboards
Norm Hamlet   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Jim Isbell   Drums
Bunky Keels   Keyboards
Thomas "Bunky" Keels   Keyboards
Rock Killough   Guitar
Dave Kirby   Guitar
Jerry Kroon   Drums
Red Lane   Guitar
Don Markham   Horn
Ralph Mooney   Steel Guitar
Larry Muhoberac   Keyboards
Nashville Edition   Background Vocals
Roy Nichols   Guitar
Bonnie Owens   Background Vocals
June Page   Background Vocals
Ronnie Reno   Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Keyboards
Eldon Shamblin   Guitar
Clint Strong   Guitar
Jimmy Tittle   Bass
Leona Williams   Background Vocals
Mark Yeary   Keyboards
Reggie Young   Guitar
Joe Zinkan   Bass
William Puett   Horn
Dennis Hromek   Bass
Leon Chase Copeland   Bass
Bob Moore   Bass
Fuzzy Owen   Steel Guitar
Jerry Ward   Bass
Tracy Barton   Bass
Bobby Galardo   Drums
Marcia Nichols   Guitar
Gene Price   Bass
Helen "Peaches" Price   Drums
Jim Belken   Fiddle
Larrie Londin   Drums
Merle Haggard & the Strangers   Group
Bobby Wayne   Guitar
Billy Joe Walker   Guitar
Eddie Burris   Drums
Joe Osborn   Bass
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Merle Haggard   Producer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Hank Cochran   Producer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Fuzzy Owen   Producer

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