Roger Miller – Burma Shave

Burma-Shave was brushless shaving cream from the 1920s. Burma-shave advertising signs may have been early billboards. How it worked was successive signs conveyed the advertising message:


In politics, the concept has been widely used in campaigning:


Roger Miller (King of the Road), known for his country honk novelty songs, also had a silly tune about this whole business called Burma Shave. YouTube at present only has a version by the Everly Brothers:

Phil and Don have another song reviewed here, too: Man With Money.


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