The Cool Hall of Fame #155


Roger Miller

5 comments:

bill said...

My hero! A great shot of a straight shooter.

Boy, mainstream country music sure could do with someone like him nowadays.

estiv said...

Boy, mainstream country music sure could do with someone like him nowadays.

I agree, but nowadays he wouldn't get through the front door. Or even the back one.

swac said...

Nobody else could come up with a song like The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me. Genius pure and simple.

Once I interviewed Roy Clark, and asked him about his friendship with Miller. I guess they were great pals, and Clark said he had some tapes of them just playing tunes at a backyard BBQ. What I wouldn't give to hear those recordings...

la peregrina said...

Ahh, yes, the first album I ever owned was Roger Miller/ Golden Hits. I told my parents I wanted it for Christmas in 1965. Loved it. Made me wanna holla hidy hoe! :)

steves said...

"I wish I had what you had / and you had a do-whacka do whacka do"

"roses are red / violets are purple / sugar is sweet / so's maple syrple."

dang me if that man didn't have as much poetic fluidity as the honorous Little Richard Penniman!