King Of The Road: The Genius Of Roger Miller
 : King Of The Road: The Genius Of Roger Miller

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by: Roger Miller

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
Brand: taylor
EAN: 0731452699329
Format: Box set
Item Dimensions: 7599283575
Label: Mercury Nashville
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Mercury Nashville
MPN: 526993
Number Of Discs: 3
Number Of Items: 3
Publication Date: August 22, 1995
Publisher: Mercury Nashville
Release Date: August 22, 1995
Studio: Mercury Nashville

Disc 1:
  1. My Pillow
  2. Poor Little John
  3. A Man Like Me
  4. The Wrong Kind Of Girl
  5. Jason Fleming
  6. A World So Full Of Love
  7. When A House Is Not Home
  8. You Don't Want My Love
  9. When Two Worlds Collide
  10. Sorry, Willie
  11. So Saith He The Lord
  12. Lock Stock And Teardrops
  13. Ain't That Fine
  14. Less And Less (Original Version)
  15. Chug-A -Lug
  16. Lou's Got The Flu
  17. The Moon Is High (And So Am I)
  18. Dang Me
  19. It Takes All Kinds To Make A World
  20. Reincarnation
  21. Hard Headed Me
  22. Do Wacka Do
  23. Atta Boy Girl
  24. Our Hearts Will Play The Music
Disc 2:
  1. King Of The Road
  2. As Long As There's A Shadow
  3. You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd
  4. Heartbreak Hotel
  5. Big Harlan Taylor
  6. One Dyin' And A-Buryin'
  7. The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me
  8. It Happened Just That Way
  9. Engine #9
  10. Kansas City Star
  11. England Swings
  12. I've Been A Long Time Leavin' (But I'll Be A Long Time Gone)
  13. Husbands And Wives
  14. Train Of Life
  15. Dad Blame Anything A Man Can't Quit
  16. You're My Kingdom
  17. My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died
  18. Home
  19. Absence
  20. Ruby (Don't Take Your Love To Town)
  21. Walkin' In The Sunshine
  22. A Million Years Or So
  23. Pardon This Coffin
Disc 3:
  1. The Ballad Of Waterhole #3
  2. Old Toy Trains
  3. Little Green Apples
  4. What I'd Give To Be The Wind
  5. Boeing Boeing 707
  6. Treat Me Like A Human (Outtake)
  7. What Are Those Things (With Big Black Wings)
  8. Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line
  9. Swiss Cottage Place
  10. Me And Bobbie McGee
  11. Where Have All The Average People Gone
  12. The Best Of All Possible Worlds
  13. Invitation To The Blues
  14. Tall, Tall Trees
  15. Don't We All Have The Right
  16. That's The Way I Feel
  17. Half A Mind
  18. Hoppy's Gone
  19. What Would My Mama Say
  20. Orange Blossom Special (Live Version)
  21. Old Friends
  22. Guv'ment (From Big River)
  23. River In The Rain (From Big River)
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Product Description:
70 songs in chronological order from the original masters, drawn from every label (Mercury/Starday, Decca, RCA, Smash, Columbia and MCA) that this Nashville legend recorded for. In between the 25 chart hits are eight unreleased recordings, all documented by a booklet containing an 8,000-word essay and 24 rare photos. Includes the Top 10 hits When Two Worlds Collide; Dang Me; Chug-A-Lug; King of the Road; Engine, Engine #9; One Dyin' and A-Buryin'; Kansas City Star; England Swings; Husbands and Wives , and more, plus some songs from Big River .
Comedy gets no respect. If Merle Haggard sums up the dilemma of the American working class from the hard-bitten perspective of "Mama Tried" or "The Bottle Let Me Down," he's called a blue-collar poet. If Roger Miller captures the same predicament from the warped, comic perspective of "You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd," he's dismissed as a novelty writer. And yet, a great comic song is just as hard to write as a serious one and sheds just as much light on its subject. Nashville has been home to some gifted comic songwriters over the years--Tom T. Hall, Shel Silverstein, John Prine, and so on--but Miller was the best of the bunch and, as such, one of the best songwriters country music has ever known. He's finally getting some overdue respect with the release of a three-CD anthology, King of the Road: The Genius of Roger Miller. Almost everyone is aware of "King of the Road," the shining pinnacle of Miller's career and one of the most perfect country songs ever written. Many of us remember his brief moment in the sun in 1964-66, when he not only dominated the country charts but also put 10 songs in the pop top-40--including such top-10 hits as "Dang Me," "Chug-a-Lug," "King of the Road," "Engine Engine #9," and "England Swings." Exuberant, infectious comic classics one and all, but The Genius of Roger Miller reveals there was a lot more to this quirky artist than that. --Geoffrey Himes

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