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Identify this genre: My Uncle Used to Love Me, but She Died (Roger Miller)

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This is a rockabilly (hillbilly rock) song. Rockabilly was an early form of rock & roll music that combined bluegrass country with classic R&B. You can tell by the honky-tonk piano with the heavy drumbeat. You can think of it as early-style, high energy country rock.

Compare these rockabilly hits:

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Roger Miller (1936-1992) is known for singing novelty songs, like this one, in a country style.

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  • This song sounds different from his other songs. – bobcat Oct 31 '20 at 16:40

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