MERLE HAGGARD/ROOTS VOL 1
MERLE HAGGARD/ROOTS Volume 1. 12 tracks: Always Late(With Your Kisses), More Than My Old Guitar, If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time), Look What Thoughts Will Do, My Baby's Just Like Money, Honky Tonkin', Runaway Mama, I'll Sign My Heart Away, I've Got A Tender Heart, The Wide Side Of Life, Take These Chains From My Heart, I Want To Be With You Always. 2001 release In this collctions HAGGARD includes three of his originals, MORE THAN MY OLD GUITAR, RUNNAWAY MAMMA, and I'VE GOT A TENDER HEART with covers that were hits by artists whose singing and writing have influenced him over the years. Herein he ably revisits his heroes, HANK WILLIAMS, LEFTY FRIZZELL and HANK THOMPSON by way of their songs and a close proximity of their orginal arrangments. Covers include ALWAYS LATE, IF YOU'VE GOT THE MONEY(I've Got The Time), LOOK WHAT THOUGHTS WILL DO, HONKY TONKIN', I'LL SIGN MY HEART AWAY, THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE, TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART, I WANT TO BE WITH YOU ALWAYS. Recorded in HAGGARDS living room, liner notes are by HAGGARD himself and NORM STEPHENS a muscians for LEFTY FRIZZELL and HANK THOMPSON in the late fifties. RECOMMENDED to collectors and HAGGARD fans. MHCD.