Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Merle Haggard and the Strangers Okie From Muskogee

Okie From Muskogee is an album by Merle Haggard and the Strangers. Haggard has stated that the title song on this album is somewhat of a satire. This album was recorded live in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Originally released in 1969 it was re-released in 1992, 1996, 1997, 2005, and 2006 on other labels.

Haggard states that Muskogee is a place "where even squares can have a ball."

The song was later parodied by Chinga Chavin, as "Asshole from El Paso". Kinky Friedman later covered the song.

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

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