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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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Songs:

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:

Sgt. Barry Sadler says:
One of the greatest albums of all time. Makes Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds look like a steaming turd.

(06-08-2001)

NocturnalJohn (uplift@oklahoma.net) says:
ROCK ON Mrs. Miller!!
I read on the back of one of her albums she shares her deep secrets on how she produces such a pure sound when she whistles on Down Town.

(06-05-2001)

Fat American says:
the vibrato, the vibrato! (06-03-2001)

Darth Vader (lngtimeago@galaxyfaraway) says:
Notice the bulbous shaft she is grasping in her left hand. That happens to be death-star love-gristle! (06-02-2001)

George says:
Her cover of "These Boots are made for Walkin'"
conjures up mental images so disturbing, you'll feel creepy for days after hearing it. (05-30-2001)

Gary Miller (garyr@sonicfoundry.com) says:
Frank's just jealous. (05-30-2001)

Roman Pativ says:
Mrs. Miller shines out like a shaft of gold, when all around is darkness. No, wait, that's a stream of bat-piss. (05-29-2001)

Vynyl Junkie (SASdj@Yahoo.com) says:
Maybe Mrs. Miller is producer (Mr. Miller's) mother!...? (05-29-2001)

Vynyl Junkie (SASdj@Yahoo.com) says:
Okay, after enduring this, I am left to wonder:
a.) Was Mrs. Miller being shaken violently during the recording process?
b.)Was California experiencing a three minute, 10.6 richter earthquake during the recording process? (05-29-2001)

JoeBob Miller (miller@inhell.com) says:
Grandma NOOOOOO!!!!!! Yo never told us..WHy? WHy? (05-28-2001)






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