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Song of the day – 103: Roger Miller

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Isaac’s been a little under the weather, watching the “missing” Disney film, 1975’s Robin Hood all morning.

I’m not sure I appreciate the artwork or the storyline particularly, and the whole caboodle is clearly sub-Jungle Book – but man alive, some of the music is great, particularly the inspired choice of Roger Miller as singing storyteller, the cock Alan-A-Dale. Plus, the easy-going rapport between a fine selection of actors doing the voice-overs (Terry-Thomas, Brian Bedford, Peter Ustinov, the incomparable Phil Harris as Baloo the Bear… I mean Little John) lifts this above its otherwise mundane framing.

Anyway, this particular song is great.

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