I Love Dixie Blues

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I Love Dixie Blues, So I Recorded Live In New Orleans
Live album by Merle Haggard
Released 1973
Recorded May 13, 1973 in New Orleans
Genre Country
Length 36:14
Label Capitol
Producer Ken Nelson, Fuzzy Owen
Merle Haggard chronology
It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)
(1972)
I Love Dixie Blues
(1973)
Merle Haggard's Christmas Present
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (C)[2]

I Love Dixie Blues (subtitled So I Recorded Live in New Orleans) is a live album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1973. It reached #1 on the Billboard Country album chart and #126 on the Pop album chart.

Track listing[edit]

LP side A

  1. "Hammin' It Up" (Norman Hamlet) – 2:00
  2. "Everybody's Had the Blues" (Merle Haggard) – 3:35
  3. "Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)" (Jack Yellen, Milton Ager) – 2:50
  4. "I Forget You Every Day" (Haggard) – 2:52
  5. "I Ain't Got Nobody" (Spencer Williams, Roger Graham, Dave Taylor) – 2:52
  6. "Carolyn" (Tommy Collins) – 2:45
  7. "Champagne" (Roy Nichols, Norman Hamlet, Biff Adams) – 1:47

LP side B

  1. "Lovesick Blues" (Irving Mills, Cliff Friend) – 2:37
  2. "The Emptiest Arms in the World" (Haggard) – 3:19
  3. "Nobody Knows I'm Hurtin'" (Haggard) – 1:50
  4. "Intro to "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" – 0:57
  5. "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" (Henry Creamer, J. Turner Layton) – 2:04
  6. "Okie from Muskogee" (Haggard, Eddie Burris) – 3:00
  7. "I Wonder If They Ever Think of Me" (Haggard) – 2:45
  8. "Finale" – 1:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
  • Roy Nichols – guitar, harmonica
  • Norman Hamlet – pedal steel guitar, dobro
  • Dennis Hromek – bass
  • Biff Adam – drums
  • Johnny Gimble – fiddle
  • Mark Yeary – piano
  • Bonnie Owens – vocals
  • The Dixie Land Express – horns

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1973 Billboard Country albums 1
1973 Billboard Pop albums 126

References[edit]

  • Capitol ST 11200