Sunday, February 26, 2012

Branded Man - Merle Haggard



Branded Man

Branded Man is an album by country singer Merle Haggard.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 484 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist, fiddler, instrumentalist, and songwriter. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster guitars, vocal harmonies, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era.

By the 1970s, Haggard was aligned with the growing outlaw country movement, and has continued to release successful albums through the 1990s and into the 2000s. In 1997, Merle Haggard was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame for his song "Okie from Muskogee"

1. "Branded Man" (Merle Haggard) – 3:07
2. "Loneliness Is Eating Me Alive" (Hank Cochran) – 2:35
3. "Don't Get Married" (Tommy Collins) – 2:30
4. "Somewhere Between" (Bonnie Owens, Merle Haggard) – 3:06
5. "You Don't Have Very Far to Go" (Merle Haggard, Red Simpson) – 2:19
6. "Gone Crazy" (Bonnie Owens, Merle Haggard) – 2:03
7. "I Threw Away the Rose" (Merle Haggard) – 3:21
8. "My Hands Are Tied" (Tommy Collins, Merle Haggard, Kay Adams) – 2:18
9. "Some of Us Never Learn" (Merle Haggard) – 2:41
10. "Long Black Limousine" (Vern Stovall, Bobby George) – 3:14
11. "Go Home" (Tommy Collins) – 2:35
12. "I Made the Prison Band" (Tommy Collins) - 2:30

* Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
* James Burton – guitar
* Glen Campbell – guitar
* Tommy Collins – guitar
* Billy Mize – guitar
* Shorty Mullins – guitar
* Roy Nichols – guitar
* Lewis Talley – guitar
* Ralph Mooney – steel guitar
* George French – piano
* Glen D. Hardin – piano
* Leon Copeland – bass
* Jerry Ward – bass
* Eddie Burns – drums
* James Gordon – drums
* Bonnie Owens – harmony vocals


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