Sunday, December 02, 2007

It's A Thin Line

     If you're like me (and who isn't?), your curiosity is piqued when you see a song with the title "I Hate You".  And if said song happens to be sung by Ronnie Milsap, then your curiosity quickly mutates into an overwhelming urge to hear it.  Then, upon hearing said song (again, if you're like me) you feel pleased.  It's a good country song with a punk title.  I didn't have any inclination to listen to Milsap until an early song of his appeared on one of those great Oxford American compilations.  I'm including that tune as well, 'cause it's a surprisingly decent slice of white r&b from a guy who later became known for a style that's, um, a little different.  He lets loose with a good healthy scream towards the end--listen for it.  I didn't think he had it in him, either.


Lefty said...

My very first post for this site featured some some early R-Mil, of which I am a big fan. The download is expired, so here's it is again, "Traces," plus another great early one, "Love Will Never Pass Us By."

Happy In Bag said...

As I've written over at TSTG, Ronnie Milsap is Elvis.

Frankie Lee said...

And Elvis is Bob Dylan's grandmother.