Complete your Merle Haggard And The Strangers collection.
Strangers is the debut studio album by Merle Haggard. Initially Haggard refused, opting to remain loyal to Owen and Talley, but Tally Records did not have the resources to break Haggard, who was creating quite a buzz in California
A1. Branded Man. A2. Loneliness Is Eating Me Alive. Merle Haggard And The Strangers. Branded Man (LP, Album, RP, Los).
Somewhere Between, 03:06. Long Black Limousine, 03:14. Now playing: Rag'n'Bone Man Giant. Madonna La Isla Bonita.
Like Swinging Doors before it, Branded Man/I Threw Away the Rose is merely a collection of songs pieced together to cash in on a couple of hit singles. Nevertheless, the intent of an album such as this doesn't really matter when the songs are this fine. In addition to the two title tracks, Haggard co-writes "You Don't Have Very Far to Go" and "Somewhere Between" (with Red Simpson and Bonnie Owens, respectively)
Branded Man is the fourth studio album by American country singer Merle Haggard and The Strangers. After a troubled youth that saw him in and out of youth reformatories, Haggard was finally sent to Bakersfield jail for a bungled robbery and, after an escape attempt, transferred to San Quentin prison on February 21, 1958. He was released in 1960
Though Haggard fans are likely to have a lot of this material on previous single-CD reissues or box sets, the logical album pairings and remastered 24-bit sound make these sets especially attractive. This is the real "Bakersfield sound", the type of country music I love and listen to. The best way to describe this distinctive sound which stands aside from the rest is the lead guitar played by none other than Roy Nichols or James Burton (they call it chicken pickin'. also don't forget the gut-wrenching, winding steel from Norm Hamlet.
Features Song Lyrics for Merle Haggard feat. The Strangers's Branded Man album. Branded Man - 2001 Digital Remaster Lyrics. The Strangers Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965.