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HOLDING THINGS TOGETHER-THE MERLE HAGGARD SONGBOOK.

Holding Things Together-The Merle Haggard Songbook. Label: Ace Records. For the latest instalment in their Songwriter Series, Ace Records turn the spotlight on the late Merle Haggard, who was one of the finest exponents of the Bakersfield Sound. Hag as he was known, eschewed the increasingly slick and homogenized country music that was coming out …

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CHARTBUSTERS USA-SPECIAL COUNTRY EDITION.

CHARTBUSTERS USA-SPECIAL COUNTRY EDITION. It was back in June 1999 that Ace Records released Chartbusters USA Vol.1. Little did they realise that this occasional series would still be going strong over seventeen years later. That’s quite a feat in the increasingly competitive compilation market. What has been crucial to the continued success of Chartbusters USA …

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OUT OF LEFT FIELD-WHERE COUNTRY MEETS SOUL.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD-WHERE COUNTRY MEETS SOUL. Country music has always been inextricably linked with soul music. In some cases, the two go hand-in-hand. This has been documented by Ace Records on their Where Country Meets Soul series.  The series began in June 2012, with the release of Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul. …

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