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    Re: Merle Haggard

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    I tried them both. Didn't make it through either of them. Not that I don't like a little country music, but not my cup tea.
    Aspects of the sound overlap with country music but I'm not sure it sits comfortable in that category.
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    Aspects of the sound overlap with country music but I'm not sure it sits comfortable in that category.
    Yeah, it's more bluesy.

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    Re: Merle Haggard

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    I've been youtubing for an hour reminding myself that Merle Haggard can justifiably be called the World's Finest Entertainer, and the reason he can do that is the quality of his writing, the quality of his delivery and the idealism he still manages to convey after all these years of outrage.

    What a guy.
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    I tried them both. Didn't make it through either of them. Not that I don't like a little country music, but not my cup tea.
    I didn't like either of them either. I expected something quite different on a tribute thread to Merle Haggard. My grandpa & uncles who did Country when it WAS Country would probably be mortified.

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    Re: Merle Haggard

    He was definitely one of the Great American songwriters, and always a pleasure to hear in concert.
    I had the pleasure of listening to him at the Ryman.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Merle Haggard

    I liked his Silver Wings very much.

    And this:


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    Re: Merle Haggard

    Some of my favorites:


    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Merle Haggard

    He had so many great songs. I loved Today I started Loving You again. Here's a clip that shows his great sense of humor.


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    Re: Merle Haggard

    This is a favorite of mine:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A01kS-Jj2A8

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