Thursday, November 21, 2013

Roger Miller on Opry Almanac

My friend Paul Milosevich, an artist with impeccable taste, alerted me to this series of videos.

It's  the late great Roger Miller on a local Nashville show called Opry Almanac, hosted by Ralph Emory. This was shot in the mid 60s, when men were men and you could smoke right there in a tv studio! That's Thumbs Carlisle in the Batman shirt playing guitar with Roger. And Roger's interview banter is as classic as his music.

Other guests include Charlie Louvin and Jerry Allison of The Crickets.

Watch one, watch 'em all.