Emmett Miller

Emmett Miller (February 2, 1900 – March 29, 1962) was an American minstrel show performer and recording artist known for his falsetto, yodel-like voice. Little remembered today, Miller was a major influence on many country music singers, including Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Milton Brown, Tommy Duncan, and Merle Haggard. His music provides a link among old-time Southern music, minstrelsy, jazz, and Western swing.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 2nd, 1900 (Macon), Died Macon

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker, leader, author, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-0277 10-in. 9/1/1936 I ain't got nobody Gene Cobb ; Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band and dialogue vocalist, leader, speaker  
Victor BS-0278 10-in. 9/1/1936 The gypsy Gene Cobb ; Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Dialogue, with jazz/dance band composer, leader, speaker  
Victor BS-0279 10-in. 9/1/1936 Anytime Gene Cobb ; Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band and dialogue vocalist, leader, speaker  
Victor BS-0280 10-in. 9/1/1936 Right or wrong Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, leader  
OKeh 9324 10-in. Sept. 1925 You're just the girl for me Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer  
OKeh 9325 10-in. Sept. 1925 Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William now) Emmett Miller ; Walter Rothrock Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh 9326 10-in. Sept. 1925 Lovesick blues Emmett Miller ; Walter Rothrock Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh 9327 10-in. Sept. 1925 I never had the blues (Until I left old Dixie Land) Emmett Miller ; Walter Rothrock Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh S-72936 10-in. 10/25/1924 Anytime Emmett Miller ; Walter Rothrock Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh S-72960 10-in. 11/7/1924 The pickaninnies' paradise Emmett Miller ; Walter Rothrock Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W400015 10-in. 1/15/1928 Thousand frogs on a log Roy Cowan ; Emmett Miller Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
OKeh W400016 10-in. 1/15/1928 Brother Bill Roy Cowan ; Emmett Miller Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
OKeh W400017 10-in. 1/15/1928 On the rock pile Emmett Miller Comic monologue, with piano speaker  
OKeh W400037 10-in. 1/21/1928 Sam and his family Roy Cowan ; Emmett Miller Comic dialogue, with jazz/dance quartet speaker, author  
OKeh W400038 10-in. 1/21/1928 Hungry Sam Roy Cowan ; Emmett Miller Comic dialogue, with jazz/dance quartet speaker, author  
OKeh W400781 10-in. 6/12/1928 God's river blues Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, leader  
OKeh W400782 10-in. 6/12/1928 I ain't got nobody (And nobody cares for me) Dan Fitch ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo and comic dialogue, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, speaker  
OKeh W400783 10-in. 6/12/1928 Lovesick blues Emmett Miller Male vocal solo and comic dialogue, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, speaker  
OKeh W400784 10-in. 6/12/1928 The lion tamers Dan Fitch ; Emmett Miller Comic dialogue, with jazz/dance ensemble speaker, composer  
OKeh W401060 10-in. 8/9/1928 Anytime Emmett Miller Male vocal solo and dialogue, with jazz/dance band vocalist, speaker  
OKeh W401061 10-in. 8/9/1928 St. Louis blues Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W401116 10-in. 9/14/1928 Take your tomorrow (And give me to-day) Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401117 10-in. 9/14/1928 Dusky stevedore Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401509 10-in. 1/8/1929 I ain't gonna give nobody none o' this jelly roll Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401510 10-in. 1/8/1929 (I got a woman crazy for me) She's funny that way Georgia Crackers ; Emmett Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Miller, Emmett," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111341.

Miller, Emmett. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111341.

"Miller, Emmett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111341

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