Live At Billy Bob's Texas: Motorcycle Cowboy
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||Misery and Gin (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Workin' Man Blues (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Silver Wings (Live)||Merle Haggard||4:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Swinging Doors (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||That's the Way Love Goes (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Bottle Let Me Down (Live)||Merle Haggard||4:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ramblin' Fever (Live)||Merle Haggard||4:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Emptiest Arms In the World (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mama Tried (Live)||Merle Haggard||2:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hungry Eyes (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Motorcycle Cowboy / Blue Yodel No. 13 (Live)||Merle Haggard||4:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||If We Make It Through December (Live)||Merle Haggard||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Are the Good Times Really Over (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Okie from Muskogee (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Big City (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ida Red (Live)||Merle Haggard||2:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Today I Started Loving You Again (Live)||Merle Haggard||3:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Billy Bob's Texas is the self-proclaimed "World's Largest Honky-Tonk," and ever since its opening in 1981, it has been a tourist attraction in Fort Worth, Texas. Not only that, it's been featured in several films, so it's not surprising that it is known throughout America as the ultimate honky tonk. It's also not surprising that Billy Bob's decided to turn out a series of live albums by country legends who have performed at the venue. Merle Haggard's record is the fourth in the series, and Hag is by far the biggest name that Billy Bob's has yet featured. Not entirely coincidentally, it's the best in the series, as well, even if it isn't really a spectacular live album from Hag. That just goes to show how strong Merle and the Strangers (augmented by several sidemen, including the legendary Johnny Gimble) really are — even if they give an average performance, it's still musically rich and terrifically entertaining. This live disc illustrates that. Even with it's overly clean production, which places his vocals too far forward in the mix, it's hard not to get caught up in the music, especially since he performs an unabashed crowd-pleasing set. It's not an exceptional performance, and it isn't particularly energetic, but it is enjoyable — not only for hardcore fans, but for less-dedicated listeners as well, since these are great songs performed very well by a great band.
I like this album a lot
Merle Haggard is one of the top 5 country artists of all time and this release features a great band playing some of his biggest hits in an intimate atmosphere
good ol' beer drinkin' country music
Hands down, THE best country album I own. If you like honky tonk, beer-drinkin' country, this album is for you.
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This live album came together like a puzzle; mixed in front of a large crowd inside the worlds largest honky tonk in the Ft. Worth Texas stockyards. Glad to be a part of it!
Born: April 6, 1937 in Oildale, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s