Sunday, January 6, 2019

Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me)- Roger Miller










Songwriting!  By now, you must know how much I admire those who write songs, whether it be music or lyrics or both! One of the many songwriters that I admire is a man by the name of Roger Miller. Remember him? He had big hits with "King of the Road" and "England Swings" in the 1960's. I loved the songs that he wrote and sang in the 1973 Disney film "Robin Hood"! And if you remember, he also did the narration for that movie! Many of his songs were humorous "You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd" but if you search carefully, you will find that he truly was a genius at songwriting and I think should be honored for this.  (Sadly, he died in 1992.)
 Roger Miller was a great friend of Glen Campbell. On Glen's last album, "Adios", one of the tracks is "Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me)" and it was written by Mr. Roger Miller.  (In fact, his wife had a cassette recording of Glen and Roger singing this song together, and it is included on this CD!)  It is a very good song but I must say, until I got this CD by Glen Campbell, I had never heard of it. (Can't find the song to put on this post, but if you search for it, I think you will like it.)

Looking a bit further, I see that there was an album released this past August in tribute to Roger Miller! Those featured on the album include Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Ringo Starr, Brenda Lee, Kris Kristofferson and many others!  How could this happen and I knew nothing about it?  Do you sometimes feel like you are the last one to know about something? (Am I All Alone...Or Is It Only Me?)  You know I had to say it!

Instead of giving you a clip from the tribute album, I found his son,  Dean Miller, singing "King of the Road" from one of my Dad's favorite TV shows, "Country's Family Reunion"! I love how he speaks of his father before the song...that his father left behind  "a legacy of JOY".  









This is my first post for 2019.  Gee, I hope I get myself a bit more organized so that I can spend more time on my blog!  Y'all know I have a lot to tell you about!  




 Yes, I have been known to take photos of packages if I find them amusing.  Richard does too! One must find amusement where one can!






26 comments:

  1. Yes I remember him but not the song with glen cambell. funny veggy chip bag I hope they were good.
    Cathy

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    1. Richard took that photo of the veggie chips when he was in England this year. He said they were good!

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  2. I have to do more blog posts too.

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    1. Let's wish each other more blog posts in 2019! :-)

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  3. I loved Roger Miller. I still sing King of the Road.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. I did not know about Roger Miller's son. I will have to look him up. I liked Kansas City Star.

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    1. He wrote so many songs! Had a great voice too.

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  5. Happy 2019! This is a fun, uplifting post, thanks for the video of Roger Miller's son. He had to have been a fabulous father, as well as singer and songwriter.

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    1. As much as I like songwriters and their great talents, it matters the most if they are NICE people!

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  6. I've always liked Roger Miller's music too, especially "King of the Road." That was such a MONSTER HIT when I was a kid!

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    1. I know! And just think of all the other music that was on the radio at the same time! I feel a bit sorry for kids today, they will never know the thrill of music like we had it.

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  7. The Disney Robin Hood cartoon came to German cinemas a little later than 1973, and of course my Dad had to take us - he loved (and still does!) cartoons, and we were his alibi :-)
    Of course the German voices were not the ones you know, but I do remember that I really loved the film. It won't surprise you that I knew nothing of Roger Miller before reading your post.
    Hopefully, 2019 will be a better year for you in terms of health than 2018. Starting your blogging for this year with a post that mentions JOY is certainly a good idea!

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    1. So happy to hear you mention YOUR Dad in this comment! I bet he loved (and still loves) the cartoons as much as his daughters!
      Thanks for the well wishes for my health. The same is wished for you and your family, especially for your dear cartoon loving father. x JOY to you!

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  8. Hi Kay - I'm settling back ... so good to see you again. I loved Roger Miller - and this is a fascinating listen ... as he and you say - a joy to listen to - cheers and all the best for 2019 - Hilary

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    1. Hello Hilary! Cheers to you and the same is wished for you in 2019. x

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  9. Happy New Year. You are not alone, I'm right there beside you. This is mostly known as ma posting anonymously as blogger has changed and will only accept google bloggers posting. It is all in the way you have your comments set. Hope this goes through!

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    1. Hey MA!
      I have had to do the same on some of the blogs I like to visit. I am not sure about all the changes on blogger, I really need help on blogging!

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  10. Loved King of the Road. Great song.

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    1. Wish I could write just ONE clever song. I would be very happy.

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    1. My friend, you are so musically talented! I am sure that you and David both admire songwriters!

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  12. Roger Miller was hugely popular in the late 60s! I remember...because I was around then, too...just as popular! :)

    Kay...you may have seen the clip below, but in case you've not...I've never been a huge fan of Tom Jones...I don't dislike him by saying that....but this, in my mind, is his best performance ever. Tears filled my eyes as I watched this clip...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5z-Nr3QhQ

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    1. Thanks for the link to the clip of Tom Jones! I think that Tom Jones has an incredible voice and that just proves it.

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  13. Happy New Year to you and Richard, Kay! I hope that you had a lovely Christmas season and that your new year has gotten off to a good start. I keep trying to get organized, my perpetual state. Also catching up, another perpetual state. Perhaps if I stayed in one place for a while! Just because I'm absent doesn't mean that I don't think of you. Stay safe from the storms heading across the eastern seaboard. Terry and I might hit pause this year, just stay at home a little more and catch up. I love Roger Miller and Glen Campbell! I love so many kinds of music! Sending you a big hug!

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    1. Dear Louise, I cannot thank you enough for that big hug! Much needed and appreciated! I also wish you a happy 2019. Stay warm and safe yourself and keep up with your writing! And music, don't forget to listen to music. Lovely to see your comment here, you made my day. xx

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