Merle Haggard & The Strangers – Roots Of My Raising (1976/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:32 minutes | 656 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Nashville
The Roots of My Raising is the 21st studio album by American country singer Merle Haggard and The Strangers, released in 1976. It was his third release in 1976 and his last on the Capitol label until his return in 2004. It reached number 8 on the Billboard country albums chart.
The album includes Haggard’s last #1 hit of the decade, “Cherokee Maiden,” a song written by Cindy Walker. It spent 11 weeks on the charts, reaching #1. The Tommy Collins-written title track had also gone to #1, Haggard’s ninth consecutive chart topper stretching back to 1973 and twenty-third number one overall. The album also features material originally recorded by Jimmie Rodgers and Lefty Frizzell, two of Haggard’s biggest musical influences.
1. Merle Haggard – The Roots Of My Raising
2. Merle Haggard & The Strangers – What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana
3. Merle Haggard – The Waltz You Saved For Me
4. Merle Haggard – Walk On The Outside
5. Merle Haggard – Gambling Polka Dot Blues
6. Merle Haggard & The Strangers – Cherokee Maiden (1976 Version)
7. Merle Haggard – Am I Standing In Your Way
8. Merle Haggard – Colorado
9. Merle Haggard & The Strangers – I Never Go Around Mirrors
10. Merle Haggard – Mississippi Delta Blues