Bob Miller (September 20, 1895 – August 26, 1955) was an American songwriter, recording artist, A&R representative, and publisher.
He claimed to have written over 7,000 songs. His career began in the 1920s, during which time he likely travelled back and forth between Memphis and New York in order to establish himself as a songwriter. In 1928, he moved to New York permanently; and in 1933, he started up his publishing company, Bob Miller Inc. That same year, he became a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Over the course of his career, he wrote songs such as "Sweet Pal," "War Horse Mama," "Twenty-One Years," "Eleven Cent Cotton, Forty Cent Meat," "The Poor, Forgotten Man," "There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere," "Seven Years With the Wrong Woman," and many others.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 20, 1895 (Memphis), Died August 27, 1955 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1955
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, vocalist, session supervisor, piano, songwriter, leader, speaker, tenor vocal, celeste, guitar, author
Notes: Songwriter, folk singer, music publisher; performed sometimes under own name but more often under various pseudonyms for different recording companies. Member of musical group, Norsemen.
See Also: Norsemen
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 437 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-26807||10-in.||7/17/1922||I was married up in the air (I've been up in the air ever since)||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||B-28803||10-in.||10/29/1923||Sweet pal||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with saxophone and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46043||10-in.||7/3/1928||Nobody cares||Peggy Hill||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-46953||10-in.||8/27/1928||The girl that you betrayed||Bob Miller||Male vocal solo||composer, vocalist|
|Victor||BVE-46954||10-in.||8/27/1928||Skeeter and bumble bee||Bob Miller||Male vocal solo||composer, vocalist|
|Victor||BVE-48106||10-in.||10/31/1928||Where did you get that name?||The Happiness Boys||Male vocal duet, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48350||10-in.||2/11/1929||Sing hallelujah||Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood||Female-male vocal duet, with banjo, guitar, and harmonica||composer|
|Victor||BVE-48351||10-in.||2/11/1929||Eleven cent cotton||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49231||10-in.||12/5/1928||Hill billy love song||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49232||10-in.||12/5/1928||Sippin' cider||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar||composer|
|Victor||BVE-51935||10-in.||4/29/1929||Ain't gonna grieve my mind||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with female vocalist and instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||BRC-70298||10-in.||10/22/1931||Twenty-one years (Is a long time)||Dick Robertson||Male vocal solo, with violin, clarinet, and guitar||composer|
|Victor||BVE-70567||10-in.||2/5/1932||Lonesome valley||Jim Baird ; Bob Mitchell||Male vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Victor||BVE-70568||10-in.||2/5/1932||Good old times (Are coming back again)||Jim Baird ; Bob Mitchell||Male vocal solo, with organ||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BRC-71232||10-in.||1/15/1932||The new twenty-one years||Dick Robertson||Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BRC-71233||10-in.||1/15/1932||Fifty years repentin'||Dick Robertson||Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BRC-71234||10-in.||1/15/1932||Waiting||Dick Robertson||Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BRC-71884||10-in.||2/23/1932||Ninety-nine years||Graham Brothers||Male vocal trio, with violin and guitar||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71885||10-in.||2/23/1932||Ninety-nine years||Graham Brothers||Male vocal trio, with violin and guitar||composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-71936||10-in.||3/10/1932||Sadie, the shaker||Gene Kardos Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-71966||10-in.||3/17/1932||Under the old umbrella||Grant Trio||Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BSHQ-71968||10-in.||3/17/1932||Gene, the fighting marine||Graham Brothers||Male vocal trio, with violin, guitar, and piano||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-71969||10-in.||3/17/1932||Bobby Boy||Graham Brothers||Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BSHQ-71970||10-in.||3/17/1932||Bobby Boy||Graham Brothers||Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BRC-72245||10-in.||4/7/1932||I found a peanut||Snooks Friedman ; Memphis Ramblers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer, lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Miller, Bob," accessed October 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110414.
Miller, Bob. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110414.
"Miller, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 October 2023.
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