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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|Downtown (MP3)||Brace yourself for the best rendition of 'Downtown' ever!|
|A Hard Day's Night (MP3)||Beatle butchering at its very best.|
Just listened to Hard Day's Night.
She ALMOST makes Yoko sound good!#%$@ (12-08-2002)
says: Mrs. Miller has changed my life - I cannot get enough of her; my mother, Sue Hovind, introduced me to her just yesterday. I find her music so soothing, and I love to have her on while I'm baking a pie.
Mrs. Miller has changed my life - I cannot get enough of her; my mother, Sue Hovind, introduced me to her just yesterday. I find her music so soothing, and I love to have her on while I'm baking a pie.
says: Please - no more!
Please - no more! (11-21-2002)
June Carrington / London UK
says: so, what Was Mrs Miller's claim to fame? why doesn't she have a first name? Was she an especially influential catholic school nun who showed up in some Music Exec's life at a particularly sinful time? was this some sort of payoff?
so, what Was Mrs Miller's claim to fame? why doesn't she have a first name? Was she an especially influential catholic school nun who showed up in some Music Exec's life at a particularly sinful time? was this some sort of payoff? (11-04-2002)
Gary "Luv U Mrs Miller" Mitch
says: Leave her alone, she is trulu unique to me!!
Leave her alone, she is trulu unique to me!! (11-04-2002)
says: No...actually she rocks.
No...actually she rocks. (10-18-2002)
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