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Recorded in the frenzied wake of the biggest hit of Haggard's career, this live 1969 performance (in Muskogee, OK) is a joy to listen to. The crowd whoops and hollers as Merle delivers the title smash; Mama Tried; White Line Fever; I'm a Lonesome Fugitive; Branded Man; Swinging Doors; Workin' Man Blues, and more!
Recorded in the frenzied wake of the biggest hit of Haggard's career, this live 1969 performance (in Muskogee, OK) is a joy to listen to. The crowd whoops and hollers as Merle delivers the title smash; Mama Tried; White Line Fever; I'm a Lonesome Fugitive; Branded Man; Swinging Doors; Workin' Man Blues, and more!
077771627729
Merle Haggard - Okie from Muskogee: Live

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Format: CD
Label: CMK
Catalog: 16277
Rel. Date: 10/23/2001
UPC: 077771627729

Okie from Muskogee: Live
Artist: Merle Haggard
Format: CD
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Recorded in the frenzied wake of the biggest hit of Haggard's career, this live 1969 performance (in Muskogee, OK) is a joy to listen to. The crowd whoops and hollers as Merle delivers the title smash; Mama Tried; White Line Fever; I'm a Lonesome Fugitive; Branded Man; Swinging Doors; Workin' Man Blues, and more!

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''Okie from Muskogee'' is an album by Merle Haggard and the Strangers, released in 1969. The album won the Academy of Country Music award for Album of the Year in 1969. Haggard also won Single of the Year for "Okie from Muskogee" as well as Top Male Vocalist.

Haggard has stated that the title song on this album is somewhat of a satire. This album was recorded live in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Originally released in 1969 it was re-released in 1992, 1996, 1997, 2005, and 2006 on other labels.

In the song, Haggard states that Muskogee is a place "where even squares can have a ball."

The song was later parodied by The Youngbloods as "Hippie From Olema", and by Chinga Chavin as "Asshole from El Paso". Kinky Friedman later covered "Asshole from El Paso", while the Melvins covered "Okie", on their album The Crybaby, with Hank Williams III

providing vocals.

In 2010, the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce gave the song new life with a posted on YouTube in celebration of the song's 40th Anniversary. - Wikipedia

        
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