Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits

Oh, the humanity!

I've spent a lot of time contemplating the mystery of Mrs. Elva Miller from Claremont, California. I have to conclude that her recording career is one of the cruelest practical jokes ever devised by the record industry.

For the most part, the flubs on Frank's Vinyl Museum are the result of serious artists and serious record producers badly missing the mark. Mrs. Miller's album is definitely over the top, but I get the very sinister feeling from the liner notes that while Miller herself may have been completely serious about what she was doing, whoever coaxed her to make this album was laughing on the inside, and probably egging her on to be even more extreme. The sarcasm is very subtle, just enough to give the wink to record collectors like us while keeping poor Mrs. Miller in the dark. References to her "impeccible diction" and "scintillating delivery" abound, as well as the accolade "one of the most interesting voices extant... one that brings to mind the tonal qualities of a Florence Foster Jenkins or a Mrs. B. J. Fangman". Jane Morgan's Fresh Flavor LP, featured elsewhere on this site, contains similar sentiments, but at least she can lay claim to some prior recording history.

I almost feel bad for exploiting Mrs. Miller this way, but once you listen to her songs, you'll know why her fans can't resist her. Enjoy!

Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits
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Downtown (MP3) Brace yourself for the best rendition of 'Downtown' ever!
A Hard Day's Night (MP3) Beatle butchering at its very best.

See Also: Fresh Flavor

Your Comments:

karl aisbitt ( says:
laugh i nearly cried... spike jones and benny hill have nothing on mrs miller when it comes to making comedy records........ (10-30-2003)

karl aisbitt says:
one of the funniest singers i ever heard and the sad thing is it was meant as a serious album... still to this day after years of listening to her i still fall around laughing.... 10 out of 10 (10-30-2003)

Adele says:
I couldn't believe my luck when I discovered one Mrs Millers masterpieces in my local charity shop. We held a party and played it to all our guests - they couldn't believe it either. I then took her on tour, carrying the CD around everywhere and popping her on any unattended HiFi I came across. She always go down a storm, particularly when accompanied by a reading of those liner notes. (10-24-2003)

Neil/Spiro/Peter says:
Just went to Greece with a copy of Mrs Miller - Kythera and Rhodes will never be the same - had reunion in Brisbane too - one of these days my boots are going to walk over you - Gary still thinks Mrs Miller is his bitch ! (10-20-2003)

Cameron Ingles ( says:
Please make These Boots...and Chim chim Cheeree
available. Mrs Miller rules. (10-17-2003)

Beatlesq ( says:
These are the greatest hits...have you heard her earlier albums? Her first: "For Dinner I Made Reservations" followed by "Chicken Fat, Chicken Fat--More Schmaltz from Mrs. Miller" and her final album of outtakes and "B" sides entitled: "Leftovers" OY!!! N.B. Has anyone heard her rendition of "Who Has Seen The Wind"? Look out Yoko... (10-03-2003)

bong_rips_for_mrs_miller says:
Mrs. Miller is so sexy. Just the sound of her voice gives me a hard on. I'm going to masturbate. (10-01-2003)

Mad Man Mike says:
It's been a hard day's night and my singing sounds like a dog.

Downtown? are you sure that's far enough?


Scotty in Texas ( says:
Man, I can't believe I found Mrs. Miller! When I was a kid my mom had this album! Can you believe it? My mom must have been totally warped. That whistling in the middle is so horrible.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (09-27-2003)

Orlo (FOR JOPI) says:
hey there! Well, sadly i can`t get that cd in my country, that is why i want to listen to it online, or if you have the cd, and you send me the song thru msn?? I would really appreciate that. My email address is (09-18-2003)

Jopi says:
For Orlo - "These Boots..." can be found on the 1999 album "Wild Cool & Swingin' - The Artists Collection of Mrs Miller". It's wonderful. We listened to it tonight!!

Not only a Grammy nomination, but also appearances at the Hollywood Bowl, on Mike Douglas Show, Ed Sullivan, and tours to the troups in Viet Nam - lucky boys!

I love her!


orlo says:
What Jopi doesn`t realized, is that even though she was nominated for a Grammy, still sucks, lol
actually is pretty funny! :-)
Can anyone tel me where can i listen to her version of "these boots are made for walking" ? (09-17-2003)

jopi says:
What most people don't realize - or choose to block out of their memory - is that Mrs. Miller's "Downtown" not only went to top on Top 40 radio stations, but she also got a Grammy nomination for it! Who among us can claim the same! I love her! (09-16-2003)

orlo says:
this is the most horrible-fun music i have ever heard, sounds like she`s got a stick up her ass (09-15-2003)

Jaxter!! says:
the remark "this album was made to played loud" is the best discribtion I can give..... Well guys...that voice does brighten up your day!! (09-13-2003)

Jim Morrison says:
I've heard worse. You people just need to open the doors of perception...that's all.

Oops...I think it's the end. (09-12-2003)

don ( says:
this is the most horrible sounding thing i ever heard, except when the neighbors cat got caught in my fanbelt.
actually it mad me feel uncomfortable listening to it, kinda like watching the gong show.
you feel bad but you keep going to see if it gets worse (09-07-2003)

MM says:
very different, unusual, but NOT BAD!!!! (09-02-2003)

Scott Fegusson says:
Really brutal stuff -- like watching a cripple being kicked down a staircase. You ought to be ashamed, Frank. And in front of the kids, too! (08-31-2003)

Ram says:
I thought Yoko Ono's Mother was Vietnamese. Maybe it was just her Dad? (08-23-2003)

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