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 14, 1885 (Columbia), Died June 6, 1971 (Hollywood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author, lyricist
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Miller, Flournoy E.," accessed December 2, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104927.
Miller, Flournoy E.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104927.
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