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:

deaf!!! says:
thanks for making ever frickin dog within a ten mile radius start barking!!!!! (05-20-2003)

kitti says:
i will stop drinking! (05-20-2003)

Heywood Ja. Blowme ( says:
Mrs. Miller will now, after this exposure, become:
-a HUGE hit in FRANCE
-set the stage for "American oldermarriedwomenwhomrockbaaaby Idol"
-become Austin Powers XIIIII "babe"
-bring back the family station wagon

God Speed Mrs. Miller! :o) (05-20-2003)

Mrs.Trenchy says:
I have nothing better to do with my life than leave a message here I suppose.
Mrs. Miller changed my life. My existance was once one of hardship and depression. I just trying to make it in this world. One day, as I was on the my way home to debate wether or not I should attempt to slit my wrists again, I stopped at a little curio cart. The Asian peddler who owned the cart said "I know just what you need!" handed me the album. At first I thought gee thanks, I would have preffered a Guinness, but boy was I ever wrong. The beauty of her voice has filled my heart ever since. Now I spend almost all of my life online!!!
I no longer whant to die!
Thank you Miss MIller!
I would thank that peddler too, but I haven't seen him since.............. (05-19-2003)

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Patrick Smith ( says:
I discovered Mrs Miller at a thrift shop while I was a teenager. Whenever I need a good laugh I play Mrs. Miller. She never fails to leave me rolling on the floor!

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 (04-21-2003)

Burt ( says:
Mrs. Miller rocks!!! (04-13-2003)

Sir Droopy Drawers says:
Greetings to All,
I just returned from France. In my opinion they can keep it. The France "brag" that they don't fart, as they put it, "they toot"! Well, TOOT this! Mrs. Miller at one time was considered a "Babe", but her voice gave me nightmares. Just like those "tooting" french people. They could put all the "tooting" energy and save it for useful purposes. Like "tooting" down wind from Iraq! What this has to do with Mrs. Miller, I have no idea, but I think we should drop a few of these records over Iraq, so Saddam can hear what a french "toot" sounds like. Perhaps he will surrender and the world will be safe from Democracy again! Pffffffffffff. Please excuse me as my asylum awaits for me. (04-06-2003)

JoNZ ( says:
ben dover (teh-heh) you are an ass-hole. (04-06-2003)

ben dover says:
The woman is a friggin celebrity! I found her official website! It's


Ben (04-05-2003)

gg gabbster girl ( says:
she is like opra witch is like not cool but like wierd! feel the same email me at (03-30-2003)

Phil Corpening ( says:
I have tried to find this lovely lady for many many moons and so this afternoon while on here I thought hey why not try Mrs. Miller that was all that I could think of. She also sung and you might not know this but she did and called I have a Tiger by the Tail. This lady is great to hear. Thought that you all should hear about this song cause she did indeed sing that amoung many others that I can't think of. Thanks for letting me tell you all this.
Love to all,
P.S. Another song now that I remember called May the bird of paridise fly up your nose and she did sing this believe this or not but check back on the history of this song. (03-25-2003)

paul says:
does she have a holiday album?? i need to share this with all my loved ones!!! (03-24-2003)

luxilou et damiouch ( says:
i miss words to describe my feelings when i hear her voice.she's giving music a new sound
so thank you mrs miller i wish you were my grand-mother. (03-18-2003)

maia and julie ( says:
we are from france and we don't have any word to describe this... Mrs Millers is a genius of "daube" as we say in france... but it's so funny to hear her!!!
see you (03-11-2003)

The Cap' ( says:
I think the background singers in "A Hard Day's Night" deserve there own special place in the records of music history. (03-05-2003)

Monkey's are Us says:
I love Ms.Miller. She is a really good singer and really HOT!!!!!!!!
Want to touch the hinney (02-17-2003)

Chris says:
I'm a lucky, lucky guy. My wife works at a music venue here im Minneapolis. The head of this venue is a long time music-head, the mad doctor of music. He has a buddy in Chicago that sent him a CD of Mrs. Miller's stuff (like 4-5 albums worth). He sprang a copy of that on us. Now it holds a cherished place in my CD collection.

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.


BigJilm says:
Oh man, that is sweet. Frank - you're a genius. Couldn't they have at least tuned the guitar? That solo is freaking good.

Back to the bong... (02-14-2003)

Tuatha ( says:
Oh my God..This is so great! I am always singing "Downtown" to my much younger hubby.Loved that when I was a kid..and the actual song on your site.Ah, memories:)

Tuatha (02-11-2003)

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