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Merle Haggard : the running kind

Author: David Cantwell
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2013. ©2013
Series: American music series (Austin, Tex.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Merle Haggard has enjoyed artistic and professional triumphs few can match. He's charted more than a hundred country hits, including thirty-eight number ones. In 2011 he was feted as a Kennedy Center  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Merle Haggard; Merle Haggard; Merle Haggard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cantwell
ISBN: 9780292717718 0292717717
OCLC Number: 829645947
Description: ix, 282 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "Silver wings," Kansas City, Missouri, September 14, 2001 --
"Hungry eyes," 1969 --
The roots of his raising --
"Mama tried," 1968 --
Toward the bad he kept on turnin' --
He loves them so : a playlist of early influences --
"Leonard," 1981 --
The Bakersfield sound and fury --
Someone told his story in a song --
"I started loving you again," 1968 --
The legend of Bonnie and him --
"Sing me back home," 1967 --
He's living in the good old days --
He likes living right and being free --
"Irma Jackson," 1969 --
His fightin' side --
He'd rather be gone --
"It's not love (but it's not bad)," 1972 --
He wishes he was Santa Claus --
He takes a lot of pride in what he is (hint: he's a white boy) --
"A working man can't get nowhere today," 1977 --
His country girl with hot pants on --
He's always on a mountain when he falls --
"Rainbow stew," 1981 --
He wishes a buck was still silver (not really) and likes the taste of yesterday's wine (really) --
"Kern River," 1985 --
He's going where the lonely go --
"Me and crippled soldiers," 1990 --
The hag versus the man in black --
If he could only fly : Merle Haggard in the twenty-first century --
Cuba, Missouri, July 15, 2010 --
Selected discography.
Series Title: American music series (Austin, Tex.)
Responsibility: David Cantwell.

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"Cantwell (coauthor, Heartaches by the Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles) provides fans with a serious analysis of the music from the original "Okie from Muskogee"...Particularly Read more...

 
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