Hag-Capitol Recordings 1968-1976 Concepts Live & T
(Boxed Set, 6PC)
2008 six CD set spotlighting his recordings for Capitol Records spanning the years 1968-76. Country legend, Merle Haggard, sings of familiar country themes: jail, betrayal, drinking and wandering, including a directness that reflects his own life experience. His deep, grumbling voice and his guitar work gives his country voice a blues-like quality in many cuts. Emerging from prison in the 1960s, having broken out 17 different times, Haggard was one of the early innovators of the Bakersfield Sound. With his hard biting electric guitar, he almost single-handedly introduced the electric sound to country music. Includes hardcover book. Bear Family Records. 2008.