Songs for Insomniacs 50: Porter Wagoner, “The Rubber Room”

Porter Wagoner is remembered in Ken Burns’ Country Music as the inspiration for Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” but he recorded a number of important songs about the downtrodden, the strangest of which is “Rubber Room.”

Songs for Insomniacs Playlist

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Steven Hale

Music: Discovering the lost and forgotten. Politics: Exposing injustice. Screenwriting: Emotional storytelling.