WorldCat Identities

Haggard, Merle

Works: 1,089 works in 1,990 publications in 2 languages and 28,051 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Country music  Rock music  Honky-tonk music  Country rock music  Musical settings  Dixieland music  Jazz vocals  Jazz  Folk-rock music 
Roles: Performer, Author, Interviewee, Composer, Actor, Singer, Instrumentalist, Other, Lyricist, Musician, Vocalist, Creator
Classifications: ML420.H115, 781.642
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Merle Haggard
All jacked up by Gretchen Wilson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All jacked up -- Calfornia girls -- Full time job -- Skoal ring -- He ain't even cold yet -- One bud wiser -- Politically uncorect (featuring Merel Haggard) -- I don't feel like loving you today -- Rebel child -- Raining on me -- Not bad for a bartender
Honkytonk University by Toby Keith( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honkytonk U (3:32) -- As good as I once was (3:45) -- She ain;t hooked on me no more (duet with Merle Haggard) (3:33) -- Big blue note (2:55) -- Just the guy to do it (2:57) -- She left me (3:18) -- Knock yourself out (3:01) -- You ain't leavin' (thank God are ya) (3:10) -- I got it bad (3:47) -- Your smile (3:20) -- Where you gonna go (4:00) -- You caught me at a bad time (3:23)
Last of the breed by Willie Nelson( Recording )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Nothing less than outstanding."--Billboard
I am what I am by Merle Haggard( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of country's greatest outlaws is back with his first collection of brand new songs in nearly five years. The Okie From Muskogee songwriter and Fender guitar advocate shows us again why his sound is the standard in hard-edged country
Heroes by Willie Nelson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willie Nelson delivers his latest album, Heroes, with 14 heartfelt recordings including a stunning rendition of Pearl Jam's Just Breathe, as well as Roll Me Up with guest vocalist Snoop Dogg. Other guest vocalists on the album include Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Jamey Johnson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Sheryl Crow
Last man standing by Jerry Lee Lewis( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It often seems like there are only two ways for rock, country, and blues veterans to launch comebacks when they're senior citizens: confront mortality head on or surround yourself with superstar guests to help carry you through a half-hearted stroll through your back catalog, scattering a few new tunes along the way. At first glance, Jerry Lee Lewis' Last Man Standing seems to fall into both categories: the title suggests that Jerry Lee is in the mood to take a long look back, and certainly the very concept of the album -- pairing Lewis with 21 other stars for a succession of duets, often on material that his guests either wrote or made famous -- seems like a typical superstar duet record. But the Killer has never been predictable, and nowhere is that truer than it is here, where Jerry Lee treats Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, and 16 other stars as he treated the Nashville Teens at {the Star Club in 1964 -- as game amateurs who have to sprint to keep up with the master. This is the only guest-studded superstar album where all the guests bend to the will of the main act, who dominates the proceedings in every conceivable way. Jerry Lee doesn't just run the guests ragged; he turns their songs inside out, too -- and nowhere is that clearer than on the opening "Rock and Roll," the Led Zeppelin classic that is now stripped of its signature riff and sounds as if it were a lost gem dug out of the Sun vaults. Far from struggling with this, Jimmy Page embraces it, following the Killer as he runs off on his own course -- he turns into support, and the rest of other 20 guests follow suit (with the possible exception of Kid Rock, who sounds like the party guest who won't go home on an otherwise strong version of "Honky Tonk Woman"). The label might sell Last Man Standing on the backs of the duet partners -- after all, it's awful hard to drum up interest in a record by a 71-year-old man no matter how great he is, so you need a hook like superstars -- but the album by no stretch of the imagination belongs to them. This is completely Jerry Lee's show from the second that he calls out, "It's been a long time since I rock & rolled," at the beginning of the record -- and those are true words, since he hasn't rocked on record in a long, long time. Ten years ago he cut the Andy Paley-produced Young Blood, but that was a typically tasteful self-conscious comeback record; it was driven as much by the producer's conception of the artist as it was the artist himself. The opposite is true here, where the production is simple and transparent, never interfering with the performances; it has the welcome effect of making it sound like there is simply no way to tame Jerry Lee, even though he's now in his seventies. And that doesn't mean that this is merely a hard-rocking record, although "Rock and Roll," "Pink Cadillac," and "Travelin' Band" do indeed rock harder than anything he's done since the '70s -- so hard that they stand proudly next to his classic Sun records, even if they don't have the unbridled fire of those peerless sides. No, this album touches on everything that Jerry Lee has done musically through his career, as the furious rock & roll is balanced by pure hardcore country, piledriving boogie-woogie, rambling blues, old-timey folk songs, and, especially, reinterpretations of familiar songs that are so thoroughly reimagined they seem like they were written specifically for Jerry Lee. And he does this the same way he's always done it: by singing and playing the hell out of the songs. His phrasing remains original and unpredictable, twisting phrases in unexpected ways -- and, yes, throwing his name into the mix frequently, too -- and his piano is equally vigorous and vital. This is a record that stays true to his music, and in doing so, it's not so much a comeback as it is a summation: a final testament from a true American original, one that explains exactly why he's important. But that makes Last Man Standing sound too serious, as if it were one of those self-consciously morbid Johnny Cash records -- no, this is a record that celebrates life, both in its joys and sorrows, and it's hard not to see it as nothing short of inspiring. Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Les Paul chasing sound!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guitar wizard, inventor, Les Paul tell his own rags-to-riches story. Includes interviews with B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, Jeff Beck, Merle Haggard, Steve Miller and many more
Bakersfield by Vince Gill( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammy Award-winning artist Vince Gill and famed steel guitarist Paul Franklin release Bakersfield. The duo pays tribute to the Bakersfield sound by performing songs from two of Bakersfield's sons: Buck Owens and Merle Haggard
Country music in the modern era [1940s-1970s] by Eddy Arnold( Recording )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost notebooks of Hank Williams by Hank Williams( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collection of previously unrecorded Hank Williams lyrics newly set to music and performed for the first time as completed songs."
Living for a song a tribute to Hank Cochran by Jamey Johnson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning singer, songwriter Jamey Johnson is joined by some of the greatest names in country music on this album. He pays homage to Hank Cochran who is considered one of the greatest songwriters in the history of country music
American by Johnny Cash( Recording )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribute to tradition( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Willie Nelson by Willie Nelson( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-one remastered songs by Willie Nelson, including "Good Times," "Georgia on My Mind," "Everywhere I Go" with Emmylou Harris, and "Highwayman" featuring Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson
Okie from Muskogee by Merle Haggard( )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroes & friends duets by Randy Travis( Recording )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preservation an album to benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program by Preservation Hall Jazz Band( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"3 out of 4 ... a vibrant collaboration ..."--Los Angeles Times
Sinners like me by Eric Church( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working in Tennessee by Merle Haggard( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prolific country icon Merle Haggard continues to create new music with Working in Tennessee. This eleven-track collection features Willie Nelson on the updated version of Merle's Working Man Blues
Merle Haggard's my house of memories : for the record by Merle Haggard( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country musician describes his difficult childhood, his early life of crime and time in jail, and the ups and downs of the country music business
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Merle Haggard's my house of memories : for the record
Alternative Names
Hag 1937-

Haggard, Merle Ronald 1937-

Merle Haggard Amerikaans zanger

Merle Haggard cantante statunitense

Merle Haggard musicen amricain

Merle Haggard US-amerikanischer Country-Musiker

Мърл Хагард

Хаггард, Мерл

مرل هاگارد خواننده-ترانه‌سرا و خواننده آمریکایی

ميرل هاغارد

멀 해거드

English (136)

German (1)

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