It’s All in the Movie: Merle Haggard

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19 Comments on “It’s All in the Movie: Merle Haggard”

  1. Leonard Teel Says:

    I had to go to Spotify to verify this is Merle. You got me on this one.


    • katry Says:

      I got this from one of my pay to download sites so I knew it was Merle. I checked it was the right album and everything.

      What made you skeptical?

  2. Spaceman Says:

    One for Leonard from the Mighty Merle

    • katry Says:

      I am losing my mind-no question about it. I like this song, but I hate country. Soon enough, I’m sure, I’ll have to stop saying that!

  3. Leonard Teel Says:

    Thanks Spaceman that’s more the sound I’m used to hearing from Merle.

    Kat, there is a lot of good Country music out there and Merle has recorded some of the best. Are you familiar with the story of who inspired him to get into music and where it happened?

  4. Spaceman Says:

    No, I didn’t know that story either. Quite interesting. The Hag does great stuff. “Leonard” is one my favs among many. Prison can work the other end of the country spectrum like David Allen Coe, who is great in his own style of hard country.

    • katry Says:

      I have actually played David Allen Coe here. I don’t remember what song it was, but I liked it enough to feature it on Coffee. That is something for this I don’t play country person!

  5. Leonard Teel Says:

    I was not a fan in my early years but the “outlaw” sound (Willie, Waylon, David Allen Coe, etc.) really appealed to me and I started listening to the “old guard” with a new ear. There are still certain sounds I don’t care much for, including most of today’s so called “Country”. Today Americana has more of the Country flavor I like. I also feel women have had a big impact in Country/Americana music over the past thirty years.

    • katry Says:

      I guess I’d have to say the same thing about the “outlaw” sound as I like the singers you’ve mentioned.

      As with you, there are some singers that I just can’t take. As soon as the first couple of notes I know.

      At least I now have an open mind or would like be ear?

  6. Spaceman Says:

    The advent of “rock & roll” resulted in successive generations listening to a new type of much, which relegated country to the closet for a good while. Country to survive commercially had to adapt into a more modern style, which it has. But there is still a pretty broad spectrum to choose from. And women have certainly have been become a big piece of country.

    Katry, there would not be much to pick from DAC that would make a Coffee selection.

    But hey I was downtown last night & they played this outside, which you liked;

    • katry Says:

      I liked this a whole lot. It’s a great dog, and he has a great voice. The beat alone had me going. Thanks!!

      • Leonard Teel Says:

        This song has an interesting background. The chorus was written by Bob Dylan and, years later, incorporated into the current song by Old Crow Medicine Show. IMHO the chorus is what gives this song it’s kick.

      • katry Says:

        I wouldn’t have guessed Bob wrote the chorus, but I do agree about it and its kick. I’ll have to hunt up the Old Crow Medicine Show cover.

  7. Spaceman Says:

    Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, and the Duck Dynasty crew. I mean, how could things possibly get any better?

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