Merle Haggard: Swinging Doors and the Bottle Let Me Down (1966) MP3/Flac

Merle Haggard's third album, Swinging Doors / The Bottle Let Me Down, was assembled from a variety of singles and session like its two predecessors, but it contained a stronger overall selection of material than either album. In addition to the two masterpieces from which the album took its name, the record included a terrific version of Tommy Collins' "High On A Hilltop," and plus excellent songs like "The Girl Turned Ripe," "If I Could Be Him," and "Someone Else You've Known." There's a few weaker tracks here, but Haggard and his band are in fine form, making the filler enjoyable and still better than anything being put out by the "Hats" of todays country.