This classic Merle Haggard song is as old school USA Americana as it gets…
This cover came together due to @J.W.C giving a list of bands he would like to see me cover. This song was the first I ran into that looked doable and had potential. I hope he likes it and you do as well.
Batwoman helped out on the backing vocals and did a nice job I think.
Great cover peeps. I frequently go back and listen to the original on the soundtrack of the movie Platoon - some great tracks on that album. Well played and the vocals fitted together like and old glove. Super stuff.
Another top-drawer production and performance from WWM. I really enjoyed that, you totally nailed the late 60s anti Vietnam country sound of that classic song.
Great idea to get (@batwoman) Maggie involved too. The female backing vocal was the cherry on top of that country pie.
Terrific stuff. Well done you two!
Love it, I remember seeing a video with those pair doing this when Willie came on stage and Merle took his hat off to him and playing continued until Willie had got the Willie special into gear!
Your cover was really cool, the backing vocals certainly put the icing on the cake!
Great stuff LB, keep them coming, yeehaaaa
Hello LBro and Maggie,
What a great song again and you`r an amazing man LBro . And I can say that the last part in particular surprised me very pleasantly, I was waiting to see/hear where SHE jumped in, but as befits a real Diva she came to the very last part and made my ears prick up full of fun and absolute delight,Thanks you both this morning and a special x for @batwoman
Yes! Merle Haggard was a country music giant. I’m not really into country music, but Merle Haggard is a favorite. I actually don’t think this was one of his best songs, by any stretch (loved the performance above, though!). Check out “Sing Me Back Home” or “Workingman’s Blues” or “Mama Tried” (this last one made pretty famous by the Grateful Dead).
This song came out in 1969 during the Nam war and is country for sure. Merle was really upset at the hippies and those disrespectful of the country and those dying in the war for their freedom. So he did this song and you can sure tell where he is coming from. It charted number 1 for a month and was one of his more popular songs. Though some will look at other songs he did and call them better?
Thanks on the production skills. That is what I really like to do as my hobby. I have had the opportunity to learn from the likes of Roman and Scooter Trash. Both of whom were excellent producers and mix guys… Maybe some of that wore off on me.