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:

Fan says:
it's absolutely horrible....... roflmao (05-12-2006)

marian (marian_) says:
hola soy marian tengo 14 aņos (05-11-2006)

There is a big family resemblance in my family. (05-01-2006)

I have just discovered this veritable genius of Crapaciousness. I play one of her tracks every weekend on my radio show. the John sharples show. Her wonderfully ridiculous stuff fits in perfectly! (04-26-2006)

Norman Thompson ( says:
When ever I feel down in the dumps, I play 'A Lovers Concerto' by Mrs Miller. This one song of hers makes me laugh so much that when the tears subside, I feel on top of the world! Bless you Mrs Miller, you are a real tonic. (04-19-2006)

Tom (tomj@flash.ent) says:
I love everything she does. Heartfelt. (04-18-2006)

Steven J Hall ( says:
Walking through the grocery store the other day, they played Petula Clark's "Downtown". All I could hear in my head was Mrs Miller's FAR superior version. I walked the aisles with a big goofy smile, barely suppressing a laugh. (04-16-2006)

Dan S says:
What an unusual "voice". Mrs. Miller has a unique way of interpreting a song. I think she's a blast!! (03-13-2006)

Royce Waukus ( says:
When I was a teenager I used to masturbate to this album almost every night. Now that I'm older I only do it a couple times a week. (03-12-2006)

Angel says:
I always thought nobody could murder a song so cruelly as my sister Kay, I now know differently. I laughed so much, the tears ran down my legs!!! (03-01-2006)

igor ( says:
amazing!!! i just made love with my girlfriend...downtown made my sex-thing hapeen, thanks for the music! (02-24-2006)

JD says:
Mrs. Miller was the best. I have two of her albums and one of the compilation CD's and the best thing about all of her music is was all done "straight" for lack of a better word. Everyone involved in recording Miller's singing may have realized she was a one-of-a-kind singer but the arrangements and production work were all done with professional flair.

If you hear her sing just'll never forget that voice!! (01-24-2006)

Potoroo says:
People went ape over William Hung, thinking to themselves "Wow! Look at this guy! He thinks he's good but he's not." Yah...real original William. This stuff is FAR more likeable and doesn't sound like karaoke gone bad, it sounds like passion misdirected. I love it! (01-20-2006)

wolf-snaggle-tooth ( says:
I love Mrs Miller..
She Is whats known as special..
A serious artist in a world of amatuers ..
Put her up against any pop star of the hour & she would crush them..
Heavy... (01-17-2006)

Wayne ( says:
There's something about this "music" that keeps me coming back to listen's like being compelled to look at a train wreck or car accident. You want to turn away, but you can't...

My brother turned me on to the silky sounds of Mrs. M at a family BBQ. After blowing a beef rib into my sinuses after hearing the first notes, I knew I must have this record... (01-15-2006)

Raymond Scott ( says:
If a civilization from another planet ever gets to interpret radio waves of Mrs Miller music wafting through the cosmos, we should never need to fear being annihilated by them.
In fact, maybe this was her purpose in life. (12-26-2005)

David Piercy ( says:
I collected all of Mrs. Miller's music...she even sent me 2 of her own 45's (on the Mrs. Miller label) after she left AMARET. It isn't fair to compare her to anyone else. She was one of a kind and has a new following of fans today. Mrs. Miller passed away in '93! (12-21-2005)

Ken ( says:
ummmmm, my poor ears. At first, I thought this was a joke. However when I was told it was the real thing, openly I wondered what the hell Capitol Records was thinking? (12-19-2005)

Joan and Greg says:
Oh My god! This is the worst thing that I have ever heard! Yet somehow I find myself seeing her as my idol. How she got into the music buissness I will never know! (12-16-2005)

dan_the_thief says:
Found a place to buy her music. Click Here

I am afraid to buy this however, in fear that I'll wet myself driving down the road and cause an accident. (12-06-2005)

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