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Nashville 1981 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Opryland, Nashville, TN; January 1981. Very good vinyl rip (radio broadcast).

Thanks to morningcalm for sharig the show at Dime.

morningcalm noted:

The Best of The Silver Eagle #13 (aired 1981-07-13)

The original airing of this show was on 1981-02-14. It was the second Silver Eagle show. As for the date, everyone else lists this as February 13 or 14. I think that is because of the  air date. Merle mentions remembering Elvis the day of the show. I believe this show was around January 8
because that was Elvis’ birthday. Not sure of the day of the show, but I’m dating it in January, which fits the air date. I would guess January 10.

This is the most widely available Hag show online, but none I have found are commercial quality.
The best ones are MP3. This is no longer on DIME.

This upload differs from all others on the internet due to this REALLY being directly from vinyl.  Others I have come across (including DIME) are either FM, lossy or claimed to be from vinyl, but have quality issues. This is from my near mint vinyl on a fresh transfer.

There is an earlier airing of this, but it is identical, except for the announcer portion. It appears the original show is SE-02 with an air date of 1981-02-14.

This has all segments with the announcer, the show open and close. Everything except commercials. I think I have all Merle Haggard live radio shows in one form or another and this is my favorite.

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Cover picture by George Rose, posted at

From vinyl, recorded with Sound Forge. De-clicked, saved to WAV, converted to FLAC level 8 with Trader’s Little Helper

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Track 01. Intro 1:00
Track 02. Misery And Gin 3:02
Track 03. Honky Tonk Night Time Man 1:47
Track 04. Old Man From The Mountain 2:03
Track 05. Holding Things Together 3:34
Track 06. Ramblin’ Fever 3:51
Track 07. Every Fool Has A Rainbow 2:01
Track 08. Daddy Frank 3:16
Track 09. Things Aren’t Funny Anymore 3:04
Track 10. Swingin’ Doors 3:03
Track 11. All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers 2:37
Track 12. Heaven Was A Drink Of Wine 4:00
Track 13. Silver Wings 2:51
Track 14. Today I Started Loving You Again 6:02
Track 15. Momma’s Hungry Eyes 3:03
Track 16. Mama Tried 2:48
Track 17. You’ll Always Be Special To Me 2:49
Track 18. Footlights 3:52
Track 19. Mother The Queen Of My Heart 5:37
Track 20. Tulare Dust 0:45
Track 21. The Way I Am 2:56
Track 22. Okie From Muskogee 2:32
Track 23. San Antonio Rose 3:43
Track 24. Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink 4:34
Track 25. Close 1:00
76 mins

Merle Haggard - guitar, fiddle, vocals
Roy Nichols
- lead guitar
Norm Hamlet
- steel guitar
Gordon Terry
- fiddle
Ronnie Reno
- guitar, harmonica, vocals
Bonnie Owens -
Don Markham
- horns
Mark Yeary
- piano
Dennis Hromek
- bass
Biff Adam - drums

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  1. 12 Responses to “MERLE HAGGARD - NASHVILLE 1981”

  2. I read that breast feeding can cause cancer so I let my babies die.

    By Derrick on Dec 13, 2022

  3. Rumor has it I’m a piss-drinking queer

    By U L E on Dec 13, 2022

  4. Twernt no rumor, twas true

    By Useless Lil Erection on Dec 13, 2022

  5. Im so pathetic sob sob. Even little kids point and stare at me cause I look like quasimodo. I once gave the Easter Bunny some head

    By Ugly Little Elf on Dec 13, 2022

  6. twas me above. my new moniker is U GLY L ITTLE E LF. the name suits me

    By Ugly Little Elf on Dec 13, 2022

  7. Twernt me on any here . I stopped drinking urine years ago

    By U L E on Dec 14, 2022

  8. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Dec 17, 2022

  9. This good ole country boy had a big ole double size hoagie in his trousers I hear . Them country gals loved to suck on it . He was big in the britches

    By ELU on Dec 17, 2022

  10. Twernt me on any above, Fakes

    By U L E on Dec 17, 2022

  11. Rumor has it Merle had a Big Un

    By U L E on Dec 17, 2022

  12. I don’t. I never will


    By Useless Lil Erection on Dec 17, 2022

  13. Twernt me on any here , all fakes . Gots no interest in penises

    By U L E on Dec 18, 2022

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