JJ's Vinyl Madness Countdown #661

By JJ
@JolietJake (51095)
United States
January 25, 2018 3:04am CST
I can't remember not knowing who this is. I know my Mom bought his 'Golden Hits' album when I was 5, and I just have a few hazy memories prior to that. I think she may also have had this one, because I remember being very familiar with the song 'The Moon Is High' which is on this album and not on the 'Golden Hits' release. But Mom's not around these days to ask, and for some unexplained reason she threw all her records away long before she died. The world may never know...I sure don't. Roger Miller - Roger and Out
This brilliant song by "Roger Miller" was released in 1964 and this is my favourite song by Roger and he made so many great songs.
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@JohnRoberts (54422)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jan
They ought to just take a rope and hang you.
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@JolietJake (51095)
• United States
25 Jan
From the highest tree?
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@FourWalls (13340)
• United States
25 Jan
@JolietJake -- Scar will weep for you.
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@JohnRoberts (54422)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jan
@FourWalls Set free, Scar will be a King of the Road.
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@FourWalls (13340)
• United States
25 Jan
Never heard of him. That album has one of my favorite opening lines in a song: “well, the moon is high and so am I.”
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@JolietJake (51095)
• United States
25 Jan
Huh, I can't imagine you of all people showing up here
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@FourWalls (13340)
• United States
25 Jan
@JolietJake — don’t forget, the last word in lonesome is me, and the last word in Kroger is Roger!
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@JohnRoberts (54422)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jan
I knew this one would stymie you!
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Jan
Strangely, I sometimes have occasion to think kindly about Roger Miller. He was kooky and a little bit cool. He was being strange long before Lyle Lovett came along and showed people that country singers aren't all right in the head. King of the Road might come to mind now and then, and I often remind whiny family members "you can't roller skate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy if you've a mind to".
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@JolietJake (51095)
• United States
25 Jan
There's a line in one of his songs (England Swings) that goes "Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben" that when I was really young I was positive said "Where's Mr Abby"
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• Philippines
26 Jan
Why? why would she just throw them away? They could have been sold for a price had she kept it. Nice to hear something like this, at least it's not just presley that I'm familiar with.
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@Juliaacv (29649)
• Canada
25 Jan
That sounds like quite the banjo picking going on in that song.
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@silvermist (20107)
• India
25 Jan
Never heard any of his songs.
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