Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Underappreciated, Whimsical Genius!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an album for those who truly appreciate a subtle, whimsical genius. Although seemingly goofy at times, Roger Miller captures all of the delightful intricacies of life using his unsurpassed comical wit. After all, who else would think to rhyme the supposedly un-rhyme-able "purple" with "maple syruple"? This is by far one of my all time favorite CDs. If you love a blend of country, blue grass, rockabilly and jazz, this is the album for you! If you wish to learn to love a blend of the above, this is the album for you! I can never keep a smile from my face when listening to these songs, even when times are rough. And compared to other Miller albums, this one contains far more than the usual greatest hits. With 29 songs, it's well worth the money. Buy it, listen to it, and if you don't love it right away keep listening and it'll grow on you!"
Roger "the genius" Miller - RCA/Smash Sides
R. Webb | u.s.a. | 07/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A very fine compilation of songs covering different phases and stages of Roger Miller's career,- R.C.A./Smash recordings. The Bear Family people(German import)really have their act together, always releasing the best and rare hi-fidelity recordings possible. These twenty nine songs,are at times off the wall,outrageous,most of all highly intelligent,featuring the ever so brilliant songwriting of Roger Miller. The R.C.A. sides feature,"Get Up Early In The Morning",-every man should do,"Burma Shave","Lock,Stock and Teardrops","Trouble On The Turnpike", featuring early versions of, "Fair Swiss Maiden","In The Summertime", and Miller does a fine cover of Bill Monroe's, "Footprints In The Snow". The legendary Smash recordings feature naturally "King Of The Road", & "Dang me","Chug-A-Lug","Kansas City Star" - my personal favorite,"Do-Wacka-Do","England Swings","Engine,Engine #9",.. All the wild,wild, best is here from "the genius",except it doesn't have my favorite Miller song,"WANDA IGUANA",now's the time for Roger Miller's complete Smash box set."