1979 Roger Miller – Making A Name For Myself

Making A Name For Myself was Roger Miller’s 16th album, release in 1979

Roger Dean Miller, Sr. (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, best known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs. His most recognized tunes included the chart-topping country and pop hits “King of the Road”, “Dang Me”, and “England Swings”, all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era.

After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army, Roger Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, writing such hits as “Billy Bayou” and “Home” for Jim Reeves and “Invitation to the Blues” for Ray Price. He later began a recording career and reached the peak of his fame in the mid-1960s, continuing to record and tour into the 1990s, charting his final top 20 country hit “Old Friends” with Willie Nelson in 1982. He also wrote and performed several of the songs for the 1973 Disney animated film Robin Hood. Later in his life, he wrote the music and lyrics for the 1985 Tony-award winning Broadway musical Big River, in which he acted.


1  The Hat (Roger Miller) 2:18
2  If I Ever Fall In Love (Roger Miller) 4:02
3  Ringing Up Rosie (Roger Miller) 2:39
4  Freedom (Roger Miller, Chuck Blore) 3:12
5  Hey Would You Hold It Down (Roger Miller) 2:46
6  It\’s A Miracle That You\’re Mine (Roger Miller) 2:17
7  Pleasing The Crowd (Roger Miller) 4:02
8  Disco Man (Roger Miller) 3:27
9  Old Friends (Roger Miller) 2:31
10  The Opera Ain\’t Over Till The Fat Lady Sings (Harold Stanley, Irving Taylor) 2:08



BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarDavid Wolfert
Steel GuitarJeff Baxter
KeyboardsJai Winding
SaxGary Herbig
SaxJim Horn
TromboneJim Horn
TromboneDick Hyde
TrumpetSteve Madaio
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
Background VocalsBrian Russell
Background VocalsChuck Higgins
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard
Background VocalsKim Carnes
Background VocalsMary Arnold
Background VocalsThelma Camacho
Background VocalsPatti Brooks
VocalsRoger Miller

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Klein
Executive Producer – Charles Koppelman
Arranged By (Horn Arrangements) – Steve Madaio
Arranged By (Rhythm Arrangements) – David Wolfert
Arranged By (String Arrangements) – Nick DeCaro
Conductor (String Concertmaster) – Harry Bluestone
Engineer (Assistant Engineer) – Stewart Whitmore
Engineer, Mixed By – Armin Steiner

Design – Seiniger/Morrison & Associates
Photography By – Welden Andersen

Manufactured By – RCA Records
Distributed By – RCA Records
Copyright (c) – 20th Century-Fox Record Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – 20th Century-Fox Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Roger Miller Music
Copyright (c) – Roger Miller Music / Leeds Music
Copyright (c) – Star Stan
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis