Roger Miller - Live USA 1991
This is a recording from his final tour, on this occasion playing at the excellent Birchmere a venue that has helped launch many musical careers as well as feature musical legends.
From The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, USA, back on February 16th 1991, this is Roger Miller performing on his only ever solo tour.
Source: Stereo soundboard.
Sound Quality: Very good stereo MP3@192kbps.
Genre: Country, country pop.
Set: Full 'In concert' performance.
You Don't Want My Love
Tall Tall Trees
You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Heard
Husbands And Wives
Don't We All Have The Right To Be Wrong Now And Then
Chug A Lug Chug A Lug
King Of The Road
Look Out For Me Muddy River
River In The Rain
Maybe Leaving Nots The Way To Go
How About A Hand For The Hog
Kansas City Star
The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me
If You Want To Be My Number One
God Didn't Make Little Green Apples
Walking In The Sunshine
Links: Official site HERE. Wikipedia HERE.
Comments: From Wikipedia regarding Roger Millers latter career:
Roger Miller stopped writing songs in 1978, feeling that his more "artistic" works were not being appreciated. He was absent from the entertainment business following the release of Old Friends but returned after receiving an offer to write a Broadway score for a new musical based upon Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Although he had never read the novel, Miller accepted the offer after discovering how the story brought him back to his childhood in rural Oklahoma. It took him a year and a half to write the opening but he eventually finished. The work, entitled Big River premiered at New York's Eugene O'Neill Theatre on April 25, 1985. The musical received glowing reviews, earning seven Tony Awards including one for Miller for "Best Score." He also acted the part of Pap's father for three months after the exit of actor John Goodman, who left for Hollywood.
Miller left to Santa Fe to live with his family following the success of Big River. However, in 1990 he began a solo guitar tour. Miller co-wrote Dwight Yoakam's hit "It Only Hurts When I Cry" from his 1990 album If There Was a Way, and supplied background vocals.
The song was released as a single in 1991, peaking at Number 7 on country charts. Miller ended his tour after being diagnosed with lung cancer in the fall of 1991. His last performance on television occurred during a special tribute to Minnie Pearl that aired on TNN on October 26, 1992, the day following Miller's death.Download link - either click on the above picture or go to comments below.
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