King Of The Road: The Genius Of Roger Miller (Box Set)
by Roger Miller
Released: Jan 1995
Label: Island Def Jam
Roger Miller is best remembered for "King of the Road," but this box set reminds listeners that he released hundreds of top-shelf tunes over the years. Miller's very Texas jazz-tinged country style is highlighted on novelties like "Lou's Got the Flu" and "Boeing Boeing 707," while "Old Friends," with Willie Nelson and Ray Price, is an overlooked weeper. That there are so many great Roger Miller songs not here speaks to the man's undervalued artistry.