Disney’s Robin Hood (1973)
Probably my favorite Disney feature and the one I’ve seen the most. Besides the fact that I loved the Robin Hood legend I rewatched this recently on Netflix and I still enjoyed the hell out it. But as an adult now I found a much greater appreciation for the Roger Miller songs. About a decade and a half ago I was introduced to Roger Miller by a music-savvy co-worker and fell madly in love with his zany and colorful (country/folk) music. At first I didn’t realize it was the same feller who did the Robin Hood songs! So now I love the soundtrack even more.
If “Whistle Stop” doesn’t instantly make you smile and happy then I’m sorry my friend, you are a lost cause. Seriously, if a rottweiler was biting off my ball sack while a swarm of killer bees attacked my mother and this song came on, I’d still crack a smile.
If you never listened to any other Roger Miller stuff and you love “Whistle Stop” or “Oo-De-Lally” from the Disney movie, I highly suggest you give some of his music a try. You probably already know his greatest hit: “King of the Road.”
The other songs are great too, especially to the youngsters, like “Phony King of England” and “Love” which are not written or preformed by Roger Miller but great Disney music nostalgia all the same.