Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

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Re: Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

Postby Cowpoke » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:35 am

Goosebumps while listening to Glen's version of Adios...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n1gj9

At around 1h 45m into the show.
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Re: Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

Postby Dee » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:01 pm

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Re: Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

Postby Dee » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:05 pm

Hi, Bonnie,

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!

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Re: Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

Postby Bonnie » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:53 pm

Hi Dee, thanks for your thoughtful reply. I'm just so curious about the Roger Miller song, but if I have to wait till June to hear and perhaps learn more about it, so be it! There are also others on the track list that I'm not familiar with. I think I read that there are a few Jimmy Webb songs, so I'll do a little research on those. I'm guessing they have been recorded by other artists, or maybe even by Jimmy himself. How perfect that this album will feature a Glen Campbell / Jimmy Webb collaboration again as singer and songwriter. And also great to have Vince Gill and Willie Nelson sing with him. All in all, very exciting for Glen's fans to have this to look forward to. ☺

Thanks again for your comments!
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Re: Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

Postby Dee » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:47 pm

Hi, Bonnie!

Great question and good choice to post it under this topic.

Wow...I also cannot find any info on this song on the web. Hadn't thought to look when the album was announced!

The only reference very similar to the song title is on Kim Campbell's blog from last year when she wrote:
I find myself recalling the words of our good friend Roger Miller:

'Am I all alone? Or is it just me?'

From: http://www.careliving.org/kim-glen-34th ... niversary/

So you nailed it: the title is typical of Roger Miller's cleverness.

The Second Disc website describes this song in a recent announcement about ADIOS (the bold font is mine):
Roger Miller’s “Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me) features a home recording of Miller himself performing the song before seguing into Campbell’s version, on which Glen is joined by Vince Gill on harmony.

Could it be possible that this Roger Miller song has never been released?
Or was it released but under a different title?

Perhaps one of the discographers here on the board knows how to search copyright/publishing databases by song title?

Thanks, Bonnie!!!

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Re: Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

Postby Bonnie » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:10 pm

Hi folks, I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right place, so bear with me. I wanted to ask about a song on Glen's upcoming album. (How great is that -- new music from Glen! I never imagined there would be one more!) Ok, it's the Roger Miller song, Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me). I've never heard this before, and didn't find anything about it online anywhere. I mean, I thought YouTube had everything! Does anyone know anything about it? Did Roger ever release it? From the description, it sounds like the version by Roger on Glen's album is just part of the song, or an introduction, maybe, and then it goes to Glen singing it with Vince Gill. The title sounds typical of Roger, a clever line. Glen was so fond of Roger and of quoting "silly Roger Miller lines," as Glen would say. Just wondering if someone can tell us anything about it. I don't think I can wait until June 9. ☺ Thanks!
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Re: Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

Postby Mike Joyce » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:46 am

Wow, that is a great trailer. I love Adios. I can't wait for this album.
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Re: Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

Postby Cowpoke » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:47 am

Thanks Dee. And the video is also on youtube... in fact on youtube the video is about a minute longer, check it out! :)

[Edited April 26, 2017 by Dee: this video was removed from the GlenCampbellVEVO channel on YouTube presumably by its owner.
The shorter clip is still viewable here and on YouTube--see below.]


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Re: Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

Postby Cowpoke » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:51 am

Now you got me curious to know which video that was! :)
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Re: Glen Campbell's New DVD/CD Releases: Adiós June 9th

Postby jay » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:46 am

"Glen's appreciation for Jerry's work I think."

Funny you should say that. Jerry (due to creative boredom, I think) started using a flat pick and playing a lot of the tele before he went into "acting"...and I was watching a couple video's last night and there was one where I was thinking that Glen would be noodling all through that song...and when it came time for the solo, Jerry gave his best shot at doing what Glen did...and came up short...but I couldn't help but think Jerry was hearing Glen play that solo in his head when he was choosing how to fret it out. Those two were so different in their approach to playing the guitar, but complemented each other so well...and you could tell on the GCGH how much they enjoyed bringing their respective talents together.
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