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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it's absolutely horrible....... roflmao (05-12-2006)
Steven J Hall
says: If you hear her sing just ONCE...you'll never forget that voice!!
If you hear her sing just ONCE...you'll never forget that voice!! (01-24-2006)
says: 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...
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)
Joan and Greg
says: I am afraid to buy this however, in fear that I'll wet myself driving down the road and cause an accident.
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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