Haggard’s 45th Anniversary ‘Okie From Muskogee’ Gets March Release

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Merle Haggard

In December 1969, Merle Haggard‘s live album Okie From Muskogee was released after the single “Okie From Muskogee” had reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart. The album, recorded live in Muskogee, Okla., won the Academy of Country Music award for Album of the Year in 1969, and Haggard received Top Male Vocalist, and Single of the Year for the title track.

Capitol Nashville will celebrate the project’s 45th anniversary with the release of Okie From Muskogee Anniversary Edition on March 25.

The Okie From Muskogee Anniversary Edition also includes the long out-of-print 1970 live recording The Fighting Side of Me.


Disc 1–Okie From Muskogee (Recorded Live In Muskogee, Oklahoma 1969)
1. Introduction by Carlton Haney
2. Mama Tried
3. No Hard Times
4. Silver Wings
5. Merle Receives Key To Muskogee
6. Mere’s Introduction to Medley
7. Swinging Doors
8. I’m A Lonesome Fugitive
9. Sing Me Back Home
10. Branded Man
11. In The Arms Of Love
12. Workin’ Man Blues
13. Merle’s Introduction To “Hobo Bill”
14. Hobo Bill’s Last Ride
15. Billy Overcame His Size
16. If I Had Left It Up To You
17. White Line Fever
18. Blue Rock
19. Introduction To “Okie From Muskogee”
20. Okie From Muskogee

Disc 2–The Fightin’ Side Of Me (Recorded Live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1970)

1. Opening Theme: Hammin’ It Up
2. I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am
3. Corrine Corrina
4. Every Fool Has A Rainbow
5. T.B. Blues
6. When Did Right Become So Wrong
7. Philadelphia Lawyer
8. Stealin’ Corn
9. Harold’s Super Service
10. Devil Woman
11. I’m Movin’ On
12. Folsom Prison Blues
13. Jackson
14. Orange Blossom Special
15. Love’s Gonna Live Here
16. Today I Started Loving You Again
17. Okie From Muskogee
18. The Fightin’ Side Of Me


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