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!
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thanks for making ever frickin dog within a ten mile radius start barking!!!!! (05-20-2003)
Heywood Ja. Blowme
says: God Speed Mrs. Miller! :o)
God Speed Mrs. Miller! :o) (05-20-2003)
says: One time at a family gathering I played Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits. My aunt, who was in the bathroom at the time, thought it was her sister trying to sing. What a hoot! Pat
One time at a family gathering I played Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits. My aunt, who was in the bathroom at the time, thought it was her sister trying to sing. What a hoot!
Sir Droopy Drawers
says: Enjoy! Ben
gg gabbster girl
luxilou et damiouch
maia and julie
Monkey's are Us
says: The best thing about playing Mrs. Miller for someone is the progression of looks on their faces: confusion at first, then a growing look of horror when her voice pierces their stunned minds. Just watch sometime. It's a joy to behold.
The best thing about playing Mrs. Miller for someone is the progression of looks on their faces: confusion at first, then a growing look of horror when her voice pierces their stunned minds. Just watch sometime. It's a joy to behold.
says: Back to the bong...
Back to the bong... (02-14-2003)
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