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    Unhappy Merle Haggard

    With the passing of Merle Haggard last week l dug out my vinyl copy of his "Big City" album and spun it on the turntable. Dick "Slyde" Hyde plays euphonium on this album. I think Merle was the only country super star that used the euphonium on his recordings. 'Twas a sad day......

  2. I'm a big Hag fan and love Big City. Haven't heard the euphonium in any of his songs. What cuts is it on? Different on the album from the singles?

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    I used to like to listen to Merle too. Loved playing some of his charts on my guitar when I still played.

    I remember watching him live many decades ago in West Palm Beach, FL. He with Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton (when Porter and Dolly were still together). I remember him singing 'Mama Tried'. He said. "I wrote this song... along with Jim Beam and IW Harper...". He'll be missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    I'm a big Hag fan and love Big City. Haven't heard the euphonium in any of his songs. What cuts is it on? Different on the album from the singles?
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    According to the Album cover Dick Slyde Hyde dubbed the Euphonium in on at least one of the albums tracks. I believe I can hear it being played on “Are The Good Times Really Over”.
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