1983 – Music – Roger Miller + Willie Nelson – Milk Cow Blues – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Milk Cow Blues“ is a blues song written and originally recorded by Kokomo Arnold in 1934….after which he recorded four sequels designated “Milk Cow Blues No. 2” through No. 5. The song made Arnold a star, and was widely adapted by artists in the blues, Western swing and rock idioms….to include Rickey Nelson, Glen Campbell, Elvis Presley, The Kinks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aerosmith,…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – England Swings (Like A Pendulum Do) – Sung Live On Stage At ACL

“England Swings (Like a Pendulum Do)” is a 1965 country music song written and performed by Roger Miller….of which the single was Miller’s eleventh hit on the US country chart where it peaked at # 3….and on the Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at # 8….as it was Miller’s second # 1 on the Easy Listening chart….  whereas, Petula Clark from the Colour My World album and Pat Boone both…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – Invitation To The Blues – Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Roger Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950’s….when he wrote such hits as “Billy Bayou” and “Home” for Jim Reeves….and “Invitation to the Blues” for Ray Price….when in 1953, Price formed his band, the Cherokee Cowboys…..and among its members during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s were Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, Darrell McCall, Van Howard, Johnny Paycheck, Johnny…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – You Cant Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd + Chug A Lug – Live At ACL

Although Roger Miller is usually grouped with country music singers….his unique style defies easy classification…..cuz many of his recordings were humorous novelty songs with whimsical lyrics….which was coupled with scat singing or vocalese riffs filled with nonsense syllables…..while others were sincere ballads which caught the public’s fancy….as with his signature song, “King of the Road”….when the biographical book Ain’t Got…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller + Wife Mary – Husbands And Wives – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Husbands and Wives” is a single written and recorded by American country music singer Roger Miller,  from his album Words and Music….which was released in February 1966….and was a crossover hit for him….while reaching the Top Ten on the U.S. country and Adult Contemporary charts….as well as Top 40 on the pop charts. Since the release of Miller’s original, the song has been…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller + Willie Nelson Duet – Old Friends – With Willie Playing Electric Guitar

Roger Miller continued to record for different record labels….and charted a few songs….but stopped writing in 1978….after feeling that his more “artistic” works were not appreciated….as he disappeared from the entertainment business following the release of “Old Friends” in 1981….but returned after receiving an offer to write a Broadway score for a musical based upon Mark Twain’s Adventures…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – King Of The Road – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

“King of the Road“ is a song written and originally recorded in 1964 by country singer/songwriter Roger Miller….as the lyrics tell of the day-to-day life of a vagabond hobo….who despite being poor….a “man of means by no means”….revels in his freedom by describing himself humorously or possibly cynically as the “king of the road”….as it was Miller’s fifth single…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – I Cant Go Home This Way – A Fiddle Swing Tune

Roger Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor …..who was widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs….along with his chart-topping  country and pop hits “King of the Road”, “Dang Me” and “England Swings”….all of which were conceived  from the mid-1960’s Nashville sound era. After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army…..Miller began his musical…