1-CD-Album with 36-page booklet, 17 tracks, playing time 38:10 minutes.
The very first…and very rarest…recordings of one of the all-time greatest stars in American music!
Cross-label licensed, as only Bear Family can do!
Fabulous hillbilly and honky tonk recordings…plus rare 'soundalike' recordings from the time Roger Miller was flat broke!
Everybody knows Roger Miller's Mercury Records hits of the 1960s, like King Of The Road, Dang Me, Chug-A-Lug, etc. Some even know about his pre-Mercury recordings for RCA (especially those who bought Bear Family's 'King Of The Road' CD), but before now, there hasn't been a comprehensive collection of his very first recordings. In fact, no one was even sure who he'd recorded for and when…until Bear Family began researching!
Bear Family once again steps up to the plate, providing a complete picture of the early years of Roger Miller's career, from his 1957 first recordings for Starday, through his two Decca singles in 1959, to his 'sound-alike' recordings he did for Starday in 1960, this is essential listening for fans of real honky-tonk country music.
Roger Miller was a country songwriter of the highest caliber, and these sides may reveal a side of him that you didn't know before. Songs like A Man Like Me and The Wrong Kind Of Girl are some of the best country music to come out of Nashville in the 1950s.
Pick up Bear Family's previous collection of RCA-Victor and early Smash/Mercury material ('King Of The Road,' BCD 15477 AH), and this new release, and you'll have the brilliant early years of Roger Miller covered.