Working In Tennessee CD (2011)

Artist: Merle Haggard

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Label Vangard Years
SKU 224076063
UPC 015707820820
UPC 14 00015707820820
Format CD
Release Date 10/4/2011
Author Merle Haggard
Associated Artist/Work Brumley, Albert E., Jr.
Associated Artist/Work Coe, David Allan
Associated Artist/Work Jones, George
Associated Artist/Work Nelson, Willie
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Smith, Chester
Associated Artist/Work Twitty, Conway
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Leona
Technical Info
Engineer Lou Bradley
Producer Lou Bradley; Merle Haggard
CatalogID 78208
Lable Name Welk
Released 10/03/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 35m : 11s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00015707820820
Musical Guests
Ben Haggard
Willie Nelson
Theresa Haggard
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Lou Bradley.
Recording information: Tally Studio.
Photographer: Myriam Santos.
Over 40 years into his unassailable career, Merle Haggard still defines his own Bakersfield sound on Working in Tennessee, which he co-produced with Lou Bradley at his Northern California studio. Haggard doesn't break new ground here, but he settles gracefully and easily back into what he's always done, writing solid songs and visiting a couple of covers, including the classic Johnny and June Cash duet "Jackson" (done here with Haggard's wife, Theresa).
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album -- recorded at Haggard's California ranch -- benefits from a relaxed, among-friends vibe..."
Spin (p.74) - "WORKING IN TENNESSEE glides along on its Bakersfield groove with the greatest of ease..."
Billboard (p.36) - "[A] remake of 'Workin' Man Blues' is bolstered by some fine singing and picking by Willie Nelson..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Hag's emerged with a release that impresses as he moves from the Western Swing of the title track to the sunnyside-up of 'Down On The Houseboat'..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's mostly Haggard originals; expertly crafted celebrations of country's rich heritage, such as the old-timer defiance of 'Too Much Boogie Woogie' or the boozer regret of 'Sometimes I Dream."
Disc 1
1 Working In Tennessee
2 Down On the Houseboat
3 Cocaine Blues
4 What I Hate
5 Sometimes I Dream
6 Under the Bridge
7 Too Much Boogie Woogie
8 Truck Driver's Blues
9 Laugh It Off
10 Working Man Blues - (featuring Willie Nelson)
11 Jackson
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