Flournoy E. Miller

Flournoy Eakin Miller (14 April 1885 – 6 June 1971), sometimes credited as F. E. Miller, was an African American entertainer, actor, lyricist, producer and playwright. Between about 1905 and 1932 he formed a popular comic duo, Miller and Lyles, with Aubrey Lyles. Described as "an innovator who advanced black comedy and entertainment significantly," and as "one of the seminal figures in the development of African American musical theater on Broadway", he wrote many successful vaudeville and Broadway shows, including the influential Shuffle Along (1921), as well as working on several all-black movies between the 1930s and 1950s.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 14th, 1885 (Columbia), Died June 6th, 1971 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-071198 10-in. 10/22/1941 Uncle Sammy here I am Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance quartet lyricist  
OKeh S-70123 10-in. Aug. 1921 You can't come in Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker, author  
OKeh S-70124 Not documented Aug. 1921 [Unknown title(s)] Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker  
OKeh S-70902 10-in. Oct. 1922 Can't do it Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker, author  
OKeh S-70903 10-in. Oct. 1922 Fourth of July in Jim Town Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker  
OKeh S-70925 10-in. Oct. 1922 Election Day in Jim Town Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker  
OKeh S-70926 10-in. Oct. 1922 United Order of Possum Catchers Lodge Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker, author  
OKeh S-72516 10-in. 5/12/1924 The raid Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker, author  
OKeh S-72523 10-in. 5/14/1924 Traveling Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker, author  
OKeh S-72648 10-in. July 1924 The fight Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker, author  
OKeh S-72732 10-in. Aug. 1924 Sam and Steve Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker, author  
OKeh S-73318 10-in. Apr. 1925 Forty below Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker  
OKeh S-73319 10-in. Apr. 1925 The three halves Miller & Lyles Comic dialogue speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Miller, Flournoy E.," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104927.

Miller, Flournoy E.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104927.

"Miller, Flournoy E.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104927

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