This musical SAINT hogged most of GF’s summer playlist; and is still holding strong – Everyone knows him as “King of the Road” and some even remember his soundtrack for Disney’s ROBIN HOOD (Oodoo Lolly Oodoo Lolly!) Roger Miller was the original bag. He wrote and played guitar with George Jones, played drums, fiddle and sang in other well known Country-Western acts and all the while forming his own music that was decades ahead of time such as “The Moon Is High”, “I Ain’t Coming Home Tonight” and “That’s Why I love you like I Do”, pulled from his catalog of over 800 songs.
Here he is in a video taken from 1966’s OPRY ALMANAC. Please allow 9 seconds of digital trickery before the image shows itself. Apparently- Miller, “Thumbs” and the rest of the band (which includes the Crickets’ Drummer!) had spent the early morning hours smoking and drinking back stage before going on to appear live at 6am and totally bring the house down. This is a hazy, improvised version of Rogers’ hit “Do Wacka Do” that (in my opinion) rivals the original studio version. If you feel fuzzy, check out the FULL EPISODE of Roger Miller’s 1966 Opry Am appearance. You can’t be sorry!