I put a couple of shout outs on the web about Roger Miller's song on Adios and will keep you posted should I receive responses.
It's tragic that the legendary "King of the Road" appears to have an inactive official website, no forum/discussion board on the web, and no active Facebook page (not that I could find).
Otherwise, we could contact his official sites for info.
Here's an interesting discrepancy:
According to uDiscoverMusic.com, Roger Miller's track on Adios has a spoken introduction by Miller.
(http://www.udiscovermusic.com/new-relea ... inal-album
Yet the official press release by UMe (and other sources) states:
Other songwriters featured include Roger Miller with "Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me)," which begins with a home recording of Miller singing the tune at a guitar pull before going into Campbell's rendition with Vince Gill on harmonies....
Roger Miller's track is listed individually on amazondotcom and is 45 seconds in length. I guess he could be introducing the song before singing a few lines?
I had to read up on "guitar pulls", not knowing what is a guitar pull. It seems the original pulls began in the south, namely in Nashville, with informal gatherings of songwriters who would hang out in someone's living room, passing around or "pulling the guitar" from one songwriter to another. They would sing, pick and demo songs, sometimes making up songs on the spot. In between songs, they would tell stories. (Reminds me of Ralph Emery's All-Star Jam.) One source mentioned it was rare for guitar pulls to be recorded.
It will be exciting to hear an excerpt with Roger Miller from an early guitar pull, wouldn't it? Also to learn how a rare recording from Roger Miller's estate, I assume, came to land on Glen's Adios!
Great point about how perfect it is for Adios to feature more Glen and Jimmy's collaborations!
June 9th can't come fast enough.
Maybe you can let us know if you find the Jimmy Webb songs on YouTube as sung by him?
A video of Carl Jackson performing his GC biographical song "Arkansas Farmboy" is available on YouTube--I embedded it below.
Bonnie, thank you again for posting about Roger Miller's song. I hadn't given it much thought until you mentioned a recording of it couldn't be found on YouTube!