Monday, November 15, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 188: Husbands & Wives

Husbands & Wives - Roger Miller (1966)

Man, this guy could write a catchy ditty. It wasn't just Roger Miller's music that got you, it was his clever use of language as well. Like a country Cole Porter, Miller was one of the greatest artists of the sixties, before becoming a Rooster in Robin Hood in the seventies and scoring one of the finest musicals ever made in the eighties. This song captures perfectly these sentiments. Here Roger looks at divorce from an analytical standpoint, recognizing similar patterns that have led to the decline in marriages. Another classic of the western persuasion that I was lead to by Ringo Starr, no less.

On Neil Diamond's finest MCA album, he gave us a stirring rendition as well.

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