Bob Miller

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 441 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  
(Results 1-25 of 441 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Miller, Bob," accessed December 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110414.

Miller, Bob. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110414.

"Miller, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 December 2023.

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