Tag Archives: Merle Haggard

Steve Young: Seven Bridges Road

In January 1972, “Reprise” label released “Seven Bridges Road”, the second Steve Young album. It was recorded in 1971, at ”Fred F. Carter Jr. Studios” in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and was produced by David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Steve Young – vocals, guitar
  • Pete Drake – steel guitar
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Bobby Thompson – guitar
  • Junior Brown – guitar
  • Ray Edenton – guitar
  • Bob Moore – guitar
  • John Goldthwaite – guitar
  • Dale Sellers – guitar
  • Pete Wade – guitar
  • Jerry Smith – keyboards
  • Josh Graves – dobro
  • Buddy Spicher – fiddle
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • David Briggs – keyboards
  • Fred Carter, Jr. – bass
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass
  • D.J. Fontana – drums
  • William Ackerman – drums
  • Jerry Carrigan – drums
  • Paul Tannen – vocals
  • Ginger Holladay – vocals
  • Mary Holladay – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Young, except where noted.

  1. Seven Bridges Road
  2. My Oklahoma – Cheryl A. Young
  3. The White Trash Song
  4. I Can’t Hold Myself in Line – Merle Haggard
  5. I Begin to See Design – Steve Young, Cheryl A. Young
  6. Long Way to Hollywood
  7. Many Rivers
  8. Lonesome, On’ry and Mean
  9. Come Sit by My Side – Fred Carter Jr.
  10. True Note
  11. Ragtime Blue Guitar
  12. Montgomery in the Rain

Loretta Lynn: Here’s Loretta Singing Wings Upon Your Horns

On January 5, 1970, “Decca” label released “Here’s Loretta Singing Wings Upon Your Horns”, the fifteenth Loretta Lynn studio album. It was recorded January – October 1960, at “Bradley’s Barn” in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, and was produced by Owen Bradley.

Personnel:

  • Loretta Lynn – lead vocal
  • Ray Edenton – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Grady Martin – guitar
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Pete Wade – guitar
  • Hal Rugg – steel guitar
  • Hargus Robbins – piano
  • Larry Butler – piano
  • Floyd Cramer – piano
  • Junior Huskey – bass
  • Bob Moore – bass
  • Norbert Putnam – bass
  • Joe Zinkan – bass
  • Harold Bradley – electric bass
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • James Wilkerson – vibes
  • The Jordanaires – backing vocals
  • Teddy Wilburn – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Wings Upon Your Horns – Loretta Lynn
  2. When I Reach the Bottom (You’d Better be There) – Lorene Allen, Loretta Lynn
  3. This Stranger (My Little Girl) – Ann Burns, Barbara Fairchild, Ruby VanNoy
  4. I Only See the Things I Want to See – Loudilla Johnson, Loretta Lynn
  5. If You Handle the Merchandise – Peggy Sue Wells
  6. I’m Dynamite – Loreta Lynn
  7. Big Ole Hurt – Loreta Lynn
  8. I’d Rather Be Gone – Merle Haggard
  9. You Wouldn’t Know an Angel (If You Saw One) – Loretta Lynn, Frances Rhodes
  10. I’ll Still Be Missing You – Warner McPherson
  11. Let’s Get Back Down to Earth – Loretta Lynn

Waylon Jennings: Jewels

In December 1968, “RCA Victor” label released “Jewels”, the tenth Waylon Jennings album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Chet Atkins.

Personnel:

  • Waylon Jennings – vocals, guitar

Track listing:

  1. New York City, RFD – Larry Collins, Alice Joy
  2. Today I Started Loving You Again – Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens
  3. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  4. If You Were Mine to Lose – Mickey Jaco
  5. See You Around (On Your Way Down) – Harlan Howard
  6. Six Strings Away – Waylon Jennings
  7. Yours Love – Harlan Howard
  8. How Much Rain Can One Man Stand – Dallas Frazier
  9. Mental Revenge – Mel Tillis
  10. I’m Doing This for You – Hank Cochran
  11. You Love the Ground I Walk On – Harlan Howard, Don McHan
  12. My Ramona – Merle Haggard

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raise the Roof

On November 19, 2021, “Rounder Records” and “Concord Records” labels released “Raise the Roof”, the second Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album. It was recorded in 2021, and was produced by T Bone Burnett.

Personnel:

  • Robert Plant – vocals
  • Alison Krauss – vocals, fiddle
  • Bill Frisell – acoustic and electric guitar
  • David Hidalgo – acoustic and electric guitar, jarana
  • Buddy Miller – electric mandolin, guitar
  • Russ Pahl – pedal steel guitar, guitar, bass guitar
  • Marc Ribot – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, dobro, bass guitar
  • Stuart Duncan – banjo, cello, fiddle, mandolin
  • Colin Linden – dobro
  • Jeff Taylor – bass accordion, dolceola, Marxophone, piano
  • T Bone Burnett – six-string bass, acoustic and electric guitars, Mellotron,  harmony and backing vocals
  • Dennis Crouch – upright bass
  • Viktor Krauss – upright bass, mellotron
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • Lucinda Williams – backing vocals
  • Michael Piersante  – recording, mixing
  • Richard Evans – design, art

Track listing:

  1. Quatro (World Drifts In) – Joey Burns, John Convertino
  2. The Price of Love – Don Everly, Phil Everly
  3. Go Your Way – Anne Brigs
  4. Trouble with My Lover – Allen Toussaint
  5. Searching for My Love – Bobby Moore
  6. Can’t Let Go – Randy Weeks
  7. It Don’t Bother Me – Bert Jansch
  8. You Led Med to the Wrong – Ola Belle Reed
  9. Last Kind Words Blues – Geeshie Wiley
  10. High and Lonesome – Robert Plant, T Bone Burnett
  11. Going Where the Lonely Go – Merle Haggard, Dean Holloway
  12. Somebody Was Watching Over Me – Brenda Burns

VA: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

On October 4, 2011, “Egyptian Records”, “Columbia”, “Country Music Foundation Records” and “Third Man Records” labels, released “The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams”, album by various artists. It was recorded at “Emerald Sound Studios”, “Minutia Studios”, “The Village Studios”, “Levon Helm Studio”, “Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research”, “Blackbird Studio” and “Odditorium Studio”.

Personnel:

  • Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Coco Shinomiya – art direction, design
  • Jim Sherraden (Hatch Show Print) – art direction, design
  • Alan Messer, Autumn De Wilde, David Gahr, Dino Perrucci, James Minchin III, Jim McGuire, Jo McCaughey, Mark Seliger, Pam Springesteen, Russ Harrington, Tony Baker – photography
  • Michael McCall – liner notes
  • Mary Martin – producer
  • Jeff Rosen – executive producer
  • Debbie Sweenie – production coordinator

Track listing:

All lyrics by Hank Williams, Sr., all music as noted.

  1. Alan Jackson – You’ve Been Lonesome, too – music by Alan Jackson

Bruce Watkins – acoustic guitar

Paul Franklin – steel guitar

Brent Mason – electric guitar

Duncan – fiddle

Gary Paczosa – recording, mixing

Brendon Bell, Greg Lawrence – recording assistant, mixing assistant

Matt Rovey – additional engineering

Hank Williams – mastering

Keith Stegall – producer

Jason Campbell – production coordinator

2. Bob Dylan – The Love That Faded – music by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan – vocal, guitar

Denny Freeman – guitar

Stu Kimball – guitar

Donnie Herron – steel guitar, violin

Tony Garnier – bass

George Receli – drums

Chris Shaw – engineer

Greg Calbi – mastering

Jack Frost – producer

3. Norah Jones – How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? – music by Norah Jones

Dave Rawlings – vocals, guitar

Gilliam Welch – vocals, guitar

Paul Kennerley – engineer

Tom Schick – mixing

4. Jack White – You Know That I Know – music by Jack White

Jack White – vocals, electric guitar, mixing, producer

Donnie Herron – steel guitar

Dean Fertita – acoustic bass

Dominic John Suchyta – upright bass

Carla Azar – drums

Joe Chiccarelli – engineer, mixing

Lowell Reynolds – engineer assistant

5. Lucinda Williams – I’m So Happy That I Found You – music by Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams – vocals, guitar, producer

Eric Liljestrand – recording, mixing

Ghian Wright – second engineer

Jolie Levine – project coordinator

6. Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell – I Hope You Shed a Million Tears – music by Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell – vocals, guitar

Vince Gill – vocals, guitar

Don Helms – pedal steel guitar

Dennis Crouch – bass

Kenny Sears – fiddle

7. Patty Loveless – You’re Through Following Me – music by Emory Gordy Jr. and Patty Loveless

Buddy Minnix – acoustic guitar

Leigh Cochran – electric guitar

Butch Lee – lap steel guitar

Deanie Richardson – fiddle

Emory Gordy Jr. – bass, producer

Kerlan Spur – drums

Elerry Durgin – recording, mixing

Lauren Koch – contractor

8. Levon Helm – You’ll Never Be Mine Again – music by Levon Helm and Larry Campbell

Levon Helm – lead vocal, drums

Larry Campbell – acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, producer

Mike Merritt – bass

Amy Helm, Teresa Williams – backing vocals

Justin Guip – recording, mixing

9. Holly Williams – Blue Is My Heart – music by Holly Williams

Holly Williams – acoustic guitar

Vince Gill – acoustic guitar

Tom Bucovac – steel guitar

Chris McHugh – percussion

Justin Niebank – recording, engineer, mixing

10, Jakob Dylan – Oh Mama, Come Home – music by Jakob Dylan

Jakob Dylan – vocal, guitar

Jason Lader – recording, mixing

11. Sheryl Crow – Angel Mine – music by Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow – vocals

Bill Bottrell – guitar, mixing, producer

Roger Fritz – guitar

Gene Parsons – pedal steel guitar

Steven Bates – mandolin

David Hayes – bass

James Preston – drums

Dave Sinclair – trumpet

Calvin Turnbull – engineer

Steve Marcantonio – additional engineering

Mimi Parker – Pro Tools engineer

12. Merle Haggard – The Sermon on the Mount – music by Merle Haggard

Red Lane – guitar

Reggie Young – guitar

Scott Joss – guitar

Doug Colosio – piano

Kevin Williams – bass

Rob Ickes – dobro

George Receli – drums

Buddy Harman Jr.

On August 21, 2008, Murrey Mizell “Buddy” Harman, Jr. died aged 79. He was a musician (drums), as the first house drummer for “The Grand Ole Opry” can be heard on over 18,000 recordings. He recorded for artists such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Martha Carson, Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Chet Atkins, Marty Robbins, Ray Price, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Eddy Arnold, Perry Como, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, and Gillian Welch.

On August 18, 2017.

On August 18, 2017, “Thirty Tigers” label released “Not Dark Yet”, an album by Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer. It was recorded in 2016 and was produced by Teddy Thompson.

Personnel:

  • Shelby Lynne– lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Allison Moorer– lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Val McCallum– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Davey Faragher– bass guitar
  • Ben Peeler – electric and pedal steel guitar
  • Doug Pettibone– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Taras Prodaniuk – bass
  • Benmont Tench– keyboard, organ, piano, wurlitzer
  • Teddy Thompson– bass, drums, acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Erik Deutsch – organ, piano
  • Don Heffington – drums, percussion
  • Michael Jerome– drums, percussion
  • Scott Campbell– engineer
  • Mark Howard– mixing, special sound
  • Russ Allen – assistant
  • Peter Lyman– mastering
  • Sarah Ellison Lewis – photography

 Track listing:

  1. My List – Brandon Flowers
  2. Every Time You Leave – C. Louvin, I. Louvin
  3. Not Dark Yet – Bob Dylan
  4. I’m Looking For Blue Eyes – Townes Van Zandt
  5. Lungs – Townes Van Zandt
  6. The Color of a Cloudy Day – J. Isbell, A. Shires
  7. Silver Wings – Merle Haggard
  8. Into My Arms – Nick cave
  9. Lithium – Kurt Cobain
  10. It’s Too Much – Allison Moorer, Shelby Lynne

 

Jerry Cole

On May 28, 2008, Jerald Kolbrak aka Jerry Cole died aged 68. He was musician (guitar), started the career in the bands The Champs (together with Glen Campbell), and Gee Cee’s. He has worked as session musician with many famous musicians and bands including The Byrds, Nancy Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Roger McGuinn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin, The Righteous Brothers, Little Richard, Dean Martin, Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Lou Rawls, Johnny Rivers, Gregg Allman, Lee Hazlewood, Blood Sweat & Tears, Kenny Rogers, Neil Diamond, Steely Dan and Isaac Hayes.

On January 2, 1968.

On January 2, 1968, “Capitol” label released “Sing Me Back Home”, the fifth Merle Haggard studio album. It was recorded April, July, September, November 1967, at “Capitol Records” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ken Nelson.

Personnel:

  • Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
  • Roy Nichols– guitar
  • Glen Campbell– guitar
  • Billy Mize– guitar
  • Lewis Talley – guitar
  • George French – piano
  • Jerry Ward – bass
  • Eddie Burns – drums
  • Bonnie Owens– harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Merle Haggard; except where noted.

  1. Sing Me Back Home
  2. Look Over Me
  3. Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp – Dallas Frazier
  4. Wine Take Me Away – Tommy Collins, Merle Haggard
  5. If You See My Baby – Eddie Miller, Bob Morris
  6. Where Does the Good Times Go – Buck Owens
  7. I’ll Leave the Bottle on the Bar
  8. My Past Is Present – Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart
  9. Home Is Where a Kid Grows Up – Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart, Bob Wills
  10. Mom and Dad’s Waltz – Lefty Frizzell
  11. Good Times
  12. Seeing Eye Dog

 

On September 26, 2006.

On September 26, 2006, “Artists First“label released “Last Man Standing”, the 39th studio Jerry Lee Lewis album. It was recorded in “Phillips Studio” and “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Jimmy Ripp and Steve Bing. The album consists of duets between Jerry Lee Lewis and some of the biggest names in rock and country music.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – lead vocals, piano, organ
  • Little Richard – vocal
  • Buddy Guy – vocal
  • Bruce Springsteen – vocal
  • Neil Young – vocal
  • Mick Jagger – vocal
  • Ringo Starr – vocal
  • Rod Stewart – vocal
  • John Fogerty – vocal
  • Keith Richards – vocal, lead guitar
  • Willie Nelson – vocal
  • Kriss Kristofferson – vocal
  • Merle Haggard – vocal
  • Don Henley – vocal
  • Kid Rock – vocal
  • George Jones – vocal, bass
  • B. King – lead guitar
  • Jimmy Page – lead guitar
  • Eric Clapton – lead guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – lead guitar
  • Ronnie Wood – pedal steel guitar
  • Nils Lofgrin – pedal steel guitar
  • Greg Lieze – pedal steel guitar
  • Jimmy Rip – guitar, percussion, finger snaps, handclaps, editing, mixing
  • Ken Lovelace – guitar, fiddle
  • Keith Allison – guitar
  • Ivan Neville – Hammond organ
  • Bill Strom – organ
  • B. Cunningham – bass
  • Hutch Hutchinson – bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Robert Hall – drums
  • James Stroud – drums
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Dave Woodruff – saxophone
  • Paddy Maloney – pipe, whistle
  • Brandy Jones, Bernard Fowler, Phyllis Duncan, Bambi Jones, Jewel Jones, Stacy Michelle – backing vocals
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • James Saez – engineer, mixing
  • Roland Janes – engineer
  • Steve Gamberoni – engineer, mixing
  • June Murakawa – engineer assistant
  • Steve Marcussen – mastering
  • Gary Burden – art direction, design concept
  • Janice Heo – art direction, image editor
  • Jesse Burden – design
  • Tom Nikosey – typography
  • Michael Muller – photography
  • Peter Guralnick – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Rock and Roll – John Paul Jones, John Bonham, James Patrick Page, Robert Plant / duet with Jimmy Page
  2. Before the Night Is Over – Benjamin Peters / duet with B.B. King
  3. Pink Cadillac – Bruce Springsteen / duet with Bruce Springsteen
  4. Evening Gown – Mick Jagger / duet with Mick Jagger and Ron Wood
  5. You Don’t Have to Go – James Matcher Reed / duet with Neil Young
  6. Twilight – Robbie Robertson, David Campbell / duet with Robbie Robertson
  7. Travelin’ Band – John Fogerty / duet with John Fogerty
  8. That Kind of Fool – Mack Vickery / duet with Keith Richards
  9. Sweet Little 16 – Chuck Berry / duet with Ringo Starr
  10. Just a Bummin’ Around – Pete Graves / duet with Merle Haggard
  11. Honky Tonk Woman – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards / duet with Kid Rock
  12. What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me) – Glenn Sutton – duet with Rod Stewart
  13. Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Age – Cindy Walker, Bob Wills / duet with George Jones
  14. Couple More Years – Dennis Locorriere, Shel Silverstein / duet with Willie Nelson
  15. Old Glory – Paul Roberts, Shelby Darnell, Jerry Lee Lewis / duet with Toby Keith
  16. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones / duel with Eric Clapton
  17. I Saw Her Standing There – John Lennon, Paul McCartney / duet with Little Richard
  18. Lost Highway – Leon Payne / duet with Delaney Bramlett
  19. Hadacohl Boogie – Bill Nettles / duet with Buddy Guy
  20. What Makes the Irish Heart Beat – Van Morrison / duet with Don Henley
  21. The Pilgrim Ch. 33 – Kris Kristofferson / duet with Kris Kristofferson