Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Roger Miller [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate


Born: January 02, 1936 - Died: October 25, 1992
Though he's known largely as a writer of novelty songs, due to such hits as "Dang Me," "Chug-A-Lug," and "England Swings," Roger Miller was in fact one of the finest country songwriters of the '60s and '70s, and an important influence on the progressive country movement. Blending country with jazz, blues, and pop, he utilized unusual harmonic and rhythmic devices in his sophisticated songcraft, creating timeless, widely covered gems ("King of the Road," "Husbands and Wives") that have been tackled by everyone from Dean Martin to Giant Sand. In the '80s, he wrote the songs for the Broadway musical Big River, which ran for over 1,000 performances and won seven Tony Awards.

Miller was born in Fort Worth, TX, but raised in the small town of Erick, OK, by his aunt and uncle, following the death of his father and his mother's debilitating sickness. Initially, he was attracted to music by hearing country over the radio as well as by his brother-in-law, Sheb Wooley. By the time he was ten, he earned enough money picking cotton to buy himself a guitar. At the age of 11, Wooley gave him a fiddle and encouraged him to pursue a performing career. Miller completed the eighth grade and left school to become a ranch hand and rodeo rider. Throughout his adolescence, he played music in addition to working the ranch. Soon, he was able to play not only guitar and fiddle, but also piano, banjo, and drums.


Verse and Rhyme said...

Happy new year, and many thanks for a great year you provided! Hope this is a healthy and happy year for you.

Michael lB. said...

Roger Miller Meets..was reissued in America on the Sears Label in 1966.

Michael lB. said...

In 1966 Roger Miller Meets..Was reissued on the Sears Label distributed by Synthetic Plastics.

Ozzieguy said...

Many thanks Verse and Rhyme and yes it was a very busy year sharing what I have here in my studio. This year I hope to share more that I have and yes I hope and pray that this year is a very healthy year. And same for you also Verse and Rhyme.
Best Wishes

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RalfV said...

Muy agradecido por compartir esta bella música de Roger Miller.