VARIOUS - TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD 1995

June 24, 2021 – 5:21 am

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VARIOUS
Tulare Dust - A Tribute To Merle Haggard 1995 [no label, 1CD]
Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW Studios, Santa Monica, CA; April 18, 1995. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to taper markp; and to persic for sharing the show at Dime.

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Merle Haggard, who over six decades composed and performed one of the greatest repertoires in country music, capturing the American condition with his stories of the poor, the lost, the working class, heartbroken and hard-living, died on April 6, 2016 at his home in the San Joaquin Valley, California, after a battle with pneumonia. He was 79. In American and country music, few artists loomed larger. Haggard’s career spanned 38 Number One country hits, and his rough hard-edged style influenced country and rock & roll artists from Waylon Jennings and Gram Parsons to Jamey Johnson and Eric Church. As a songwriter, Willie Nelson called him “one of the best.” “Merle Haggard has always been as deep as deep gets,” Bob Dylan told Rolling Stone in 2009. Haggard didn’t have to look far for material. His greatest songs – the Depression-era poverty described in “Hungry Eyes,” the prison diaries “Sing Me Back Home” and “Mama Tried,” the hard-living anthems like “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” and “Back to the Barrooms” – were all taken from the pages of his own life. - Rolling Stone

In the foreword to his biography, Merle gave an early summation of the ingredients of his life and his music. He read it himself for the audio book version: “I’ve lived through 17 stays in penal institutions. Incarceration in a penitentiary. Five marriages, bankruptcy, a broken back, brawls, shooting incidents, swindlings, sickness, the death of loved ones and more. I’ve heard tens of thousands chant my name when I couldn’t hear the voice of my own soul. I wondered if God was listening and I was sure no one else was.”

Many would have said he was wrong.

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Track 01. Intro 0:14
02. California Blues *
03. Big City *
Track 04. Interview 6:11
Track 05. Tulare Dust 0:47
Track 06. They’re Tearin’ The Labor Camps Down 2:33
Track 07. Tulare Dust 0:16
Track 08. Interview 4:22
Track 09. Kern River 3:40
Track 10. Interview 3:38
Track 11. A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today 3:25
Track 12. Interview 5:42
Track 13. The Runnin’ Kind 2:57
Track 14. Outro 0:43
35 mins

* Album tracks - omitted

Lineup:
Dave Alvin - vocals, guitar
Tom Russell - vocals, guitar
Peter Case - vocals, harmonica
Andrew Hardin - guitar

Click here to order Merle Haggard releases.

  1. 59 Responses to “VARIOUS - TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD 1995”

  2. Rumor has it Merle had a Big Un

    By U L E on Jun 24, 2021

  3. Rumor has it this tribute band was a band of Lil Uns and Average Uns

    By U L E on Jun 24, 2021

  4. U L E , how do these rumors get started?

    By T J on Jun 24, 2021

  5. Could it be mens room sightings? Or groupies who talk ?

    By T J on Jun 24, 2021

  6. I is sic of all the queer ass faggots here , also the motherfuckin, Dic suckin , coon and hi Yeller lovin Jew bastard name hijackers here . The fags need to get fucked in the ass for a week straight by ugly ass coon monkeys wit big fat elephant Dics .

    By Derrick on Jun 24, 2021

  7. They should then all be taken to the vegas desert and get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Jun 24, 2021

  8. Derrick, I would give them what Ned Beatty got in Deliverance or Marcellus Wallace got in Pulp Fiction .

    By T J on Jun 24, 2021

  9. Hey , I’ve got one , how about giving them what Gyp Rossetti got in Boardwalk Empire , or what Gus Fring got in Breaking Bad ?

    By Hank G on Jun 24, 2021

  10. I don’t want to give these A holes anything . They should all get a bullet in the head .A waste of space .

    By Nelson on Jun 24, 2021

  11. They should all get what Christopher Plummer got in The Sound Of Music .

    By HHH on Jun 24, 2021

  12. Hey Nelson, How about a nice Hawaiian punch?

    By Derrick on Jun 24, 2021

  13. Derrick- can’t you come up with anything new? You keep cutting and pasting your same insults.

    By Mark on Jun 24, 2021

  14. Hey Derrick, I guess that if we didn’t come onto this site we wouldn’t have to read all these lame comments.

    By DD on Jun 24, 2021

  15. Nature has a way of eliminating an anachronism. It scares me.

    By Derrick on Jun 24, 2021

  16. Derrick- racists are obsolete in the 21st century.

    By Mark on Jun 24, 2021

  17. In your dreams Mark.

    By DD on Jun 24, 2021

  18. I’m a racist and proud of it . But only when it concerns niggers . Mainly because they keep fucking with the white women and polluting our white race with those mixed kids. Same reason that derrick dd and hhh don’t like them

    By Nelson on Jun 24, 2021

  19. That’s the main reason Nelson, but don’t forget all the violence. Most street crime is committed by the black apes. Watch all these videos on the news these days . Apes beating, stabbing and shooting their victims. I haven’t seen any white perpetrators in these videos. Of course the mainstream media CNN etc never mention the fact that gorillas are doing this shit even though the videos tell the story .

    By HHH on Jun 24, 2021

  20. The white mudsharks are as much to blame as the apes for the pollution of the white race . They should be air dropped over Africa with their little kinky haired mongrels. Also repel the Loving vs state of Virginia ruling 1967 and bring back the masagony laws . Make it a crime again to lay down with gorillas.

    By HHH on Jun 24, 2021

  21. All this racist talk . Blacks can be just as racist as whites . Why is it that Whites are always the racists ? I’m white and prefer the company of other whites . Why does being a separatist make you racist ? Cultures are different.

    By Cris on Jun 24, 2021

  22. America and the UK , keep trying to blend races and cultures . It hasn’t worked very well . We tried to Americanize the Middle East , Iraq , Afghanistan. Look how that turned out .

    By Cris on Jun 24, 2021

  23. Meh !!!

    By The Balance on Jun 24, 2021

  24. Twernt me on any of the above all fakes trying to make me look gay

    By U L E on Jun 25, 2021

  25. Your not ???

    By Derrick on Jun 25, 2021

  26. One must learn to appreciate both the dark & the light. The Yin & the Yang. Without the dark there would be no light. Ohm.

    By Derrick on Jun 25, 2021

  27. I appreciate the jizz on my tongue.

    By Derrick on Jun 25, 2021

  28. On my tonsils.

    By Derrick on Jun 25, 2021

  29. On my face.

    By Derrick on Jun 25, 2021

  30. In my ass.

    By Derrick on Jun 25, 2021

  31. I should get what Marilyn Chambers got in “Behind The Green Door”.

    By HHH on Jun 25, 2021

  32. thanks Bigo. the notes don’t mention the original “Tulare Dust” album, it’s an excellent compilation with Lucinda Williams, Billy Joe Shaver, Barrence Whitfield, and other fine artistes. it was released by Hightone, who closed down years ago.

    i remember reading that Merle wasn’t thrilled with it, but i suppose that’s why he’s Merle.

    By barth on Jun 25, 2021

  33. I only commented twice here . About black ape violence and the mudshark white hoes. Most of these comments are by name stealers, with Hebrew Mark being the main one I’m pretty sure . More than likely he’s signing off as derrick, dd and Nelson too , as well as the little Homo pervert U.

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  34. More black apes / hip hop violence. An ape shoots a cop in Florida during a traffic stop . Pic of him was on Fox News . CNN probably won’t air it for fear of angering the apes . Deformed facial features and dreadlocks. Typical modern black ape street thug .

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  35. There definitely must be incest going on with these apes . Look at these facial features today . Square heads , small beady eyes far apart and more . These apes will stick their pricks in anything with a hole , not only their many baby mamas, but apparently their sistas and real mamas too . That’s how it is in the jungle . That’s what the hip hop culture has done . There was a time when the black family was intact with morals and fathers in the home . No more . 80 percent of black kids are being raised by single baby mamas , many don’t know who the father is . Those kids grow up and repeat the cycle .

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  36. hhh , I was at the mall yesterday and you’re right . Mostly niggers and Mexicans coming and going . I swear whites are becoming the minority. And you’re right about some of these niggers looking deformed. Lots look like aliens in the face . I saw one that had a head like ET . No shit . Mothers are probably fucking their sons , dads their daughters etc .

    By Nelson on Jun 28, 2021

  37. Nelson , whites are staying away from malls for the most part , just like wal mart, and other stores . Driven away by the apes , slopes , Indians , Mexicans etc . I know I don’t go shopping anymore than I have to these days , just the grocery store , and back home . Most of the whites you see in malls etc these days are the white mudshark hoes on the arms of their ape boyfriends and husbands , with little kinky haired niglets by their sides .

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  38. Most self respecting white people dont want to see that shit , so we stay away . That and the ape violence . You are literally risking your life leaving your home these days , especially if you’re white . Most whites I know shop on line to avoid that disgusting image of apes and mongrel kids everywhere. Remember when forced bussing started in schools? Thanks to that hypocrite closet southern racist Lyndon Baines Johnson in the 1960s ? Whites with money started taking their kids out of public schools and putting them in private ones . It was called the white flight . The same is happening today at malls etc . Many whites are staying home and shopping on line instead.

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  39. The Chauvin conviction and sentencing has made cops fearful to do their jobs . The apes are now emboldened. They now know that they won’t get the knee of justice . Cops are resigning everywhere and crime is up.

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  40. America is becoming a third world country thanks to the left wing news media talking heads like Don Lemonhead, Cris Homo , Rachel Madcow , John ( every hair in place ) Berman etc , plus the politicians like AOC and her squad mates Laughing Hiena Mixed VP Kamala , and creepy whispering President Joe The Corpse Biden .

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  41. Did you see that dementia ridden fossil Biden whispering to reporters? Pretty creepy sight for a world leader . Kamala had to remind him to say certain things . She had a smirk on her face .She knows her time is coming very soon . The far left plan is working . Piggy back old creepy Joe into office Wait for him to either die or completely lose his mind , and then take over . Kamala , AOC , Towelhead Omar , Pressley, Talib , Pelosi and Chuckie Wuckie Schumer are actually running the country.

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  42. I never thought I’d be rooting for Orange face to make a comeback, but he’s looking mighty good for 24 , especially if he picks someone young and charismatic like Ron DeSantis as his running mate .

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  43. Make America great and white again should be the slogan for 24

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  44. Triple H , I wish we could get somebody like governor George Wallace or Ross Barnett in the White House , or Lester Maddox. That’s what this fuckin country needs . Somebody to stand up to the fuckin coons and jew bastards

    By Derrick on Jun 28, 2021

  45. DD , triple h , did you see Chauvins mom speak at his sentencing? It was sad man . His parents won’t live to see him a free man . That motherfuckin judge is a fuckin anti American . What’s a cop supposed to do now wit these coon monkeys on the streets. No more man sized knees to keep order

    By Derrick on Jun 28, 2021

  46. That judge should get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Jun 28, 2021

  47. Derrick, the judge was a coward . He knew that BLM and the black apes would be coming for him and his family if he did the right thing and gave hero Chauvin freedom or at least probation. I’m sure the apes know where he and his family live .

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  48. Yup the Moms speech was sad indeed . She knows that her son will probably die in prison , or she will before he’s released.

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  49. I’m not especially racist, but it’s obvious to me that there needs to be limited contact between the races . The cultures are just different. The world wasn’t meant to be this big melting pot.

    By Hank G on Jun 28, 2021

  50. Oh triple, you make me want to cry .

    By Derrick on Jun 28, 2021

  51. America has been in Afghanistan for over 20 years . We couldn’t change their culture if we were there for 50. The civil rights thing has been going on in the states since the 1950s . It’s now 2021, and still there is racial tension. Races were meant to be separated.

    By Hank G on Jun 28, 2021

  52. Hank , back in the sixties the blacks didn’t want intergration anymore that whites did . It was forced on them as well as us by LBJs civil rights and forced intergration policies. It destabilized the black as well as white communities. Blacks didn’t want to be forced to mingle with whites anymore than we wanted to be forced to deal with them . Leave it to the rich white elite liberals to fuck everything up. They are so much smarter than everyone else .Not .

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  53. These same rich liberals would never have George Floyd over for dinner , or personaly associate with any of those gorillas . They mouth off about human rights and racism in the safe confines of their offices and gated communities. I bet Nancy Pelosi has never had a black over for dinner , or a Mexican . The only minorities she knows are the ones who cook her food and clean her mansion.

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  54. Yeah hhh, I bet Pelosi listens to snoop dogg and has al Sharpton over for dinner . If you believe that ,you’ll believe I’m the second coming of Christ. Liberals are such hypocrites. Niggers , mexicans , Muslims and chinks mean democrat votes . That’s all . That’s why they want open borders . More votes for them .

    By Nelson on Jun 28, 2021

  55. Nelson , if you’re old enough to remember the sixties, JFK , Bobby and all of the Kennedys were big civil rights/ human rights advocates. I never saw any footage of them playing touch football or even associating with blacks or minorities in their private time . There is plenty of footage of social events at Martha’s Vineyard. Every video and picture I’ve ever seen was Lilly White .

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  56. I support critical race theory

    By HHH on Jun 28, 2021

  57. What a life you must lead HHH.

    By Mark on Jun 28, 2021

  58. That’s right , the white liberals don’t really want anything to do with blacks and other minorities on their private time . That Kennedy analogy was a good one . Rich white people who say they aren’t racists but have no black friends .

    By Hank G on Jun 29, 2021

  59. I never saw a kennedy with a nigger. That was verboten. Never saw them with jews either. Just found out that Ghislaine Maxwell is Jewish. Her father changed his name in Europe. Also, Laura the Lez Nyro is half Italian and half hebrew. Lets face it guys, niggers now run the US. Did you read where Scottie Pippen is calling Phil a racist. The great days of killing a nigger for looking at a mudshark are over. They dont look anymore they fuck em

    By DD on Jun 29, 2021

  60. Im not surprised that fucking ugly nigger Snoop Dogg is banging Martha Stewart. She looks like a nigger lover

    By DD on Jun 29, 2021

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