December 12, 2008
I used to think that Dolly Parton’s early country tragedy songs were over the top. Then I heard some of Porter Wagoner’s, and realized that she’d actually toned down some of his excesses. Nothing is more entertaining from Wagoner than “The Rubber Room”, tonight’s recommended track. It simply needs to be heard to be believed. You can watch a stripped down version here, but seek out the studio original. The production theatrics and his manic ad-libbing toward the end are priceless.
Anybody have a guilty pleasure worth recommending tonight?