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||Footlights||Merle Haggard||4:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Got Lonely Too Early (This Morning)||Merle Haggard||3:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Heaven Was a Drink of Wine||Merle Haggard||2:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Driftwood||Merle Haggard||3:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Can't Get Away||Merle Haggard||3:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Red Bandana||Merle Haggard||2:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||My Own Kind of Hat||Merle Haggard||2:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Must Have Done Something Bad||Merle Haggard||3:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Didn't Mean to Love You||Merle Haggard||2:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sing a Family Song||Merle Haggard||3:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Roses in the Winter||Merle Haggard||3:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Haggard appears here in the midst of what he admitted was a mid-life crisis. That's no reason to dismiss this record, however, as crisis introspection served him well. Possibly the best of his MCA albums, it includes "Red Bandana," "My Own Kind of a Hat," and a brooding meditation on the emptiness of stardom called "Footlights."
Haggard at his best
This is one Merle Haggard album you can't find afford to dismiss. Great tunes and soulful lyrics from one of country music's greats. Bought this as an 8-track in the summer of '79 and we wore it out playing it during a week spent at Pensacola Beach. "Red Bandana" was our favorite with "Driftwood" a close second. One of those top five country albums if-you-were-stranded-on-a-beach. I'm glad iTunes has it 'cause it's headed for my iPod.
I too liked the song "Driftwood", and can't recall seeing it on any of the other albums! I also like Heaven Was a Drink of Wine.... and don't recall it on any of the other albums either, though I may have overlooked it.
Born: April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s