Nathan "Ned" Miller (August 2, 1899 – January 26, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, music publisher, and actor who wrote the hit songs, "Why Should I Cry Over You", (a waltz ballad) in 1922, "Sunday" (a jazz standard) in 1926, and "Little Joe" (a jazz standard) in 1931. His music has been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Carmen McRae, Stan Getz, Peggy Lee, the Ink Spots, Johnny Mercer, Benny Goodman, Andy Williams, and many others. His music has also been featured in weekly TV programs and films. In 1982, Ned Miller was inducted into the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Golden Circle after having been a member for fifty years.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 2nd, 1899 (London), Died January 26th, 1990 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer, vocalist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 124 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-26559||10-in.||6/19/1922||Why should I cry over you?||Victor Roberts [i.e., Billy Jones]||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||B-26659||10-in.||6/30/1922||Why should I cry over you?||Ross Gorman ; Virginians||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||B-27625||10-in.||2/27/1923||Crying for you||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29376||10-in.||2/1/1924||Don't mind the rain||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-32459||10-in.||4/22/1925||I'm so ashamed||Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-33265||10-in.||9/10/1925||I want you all for me||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36238||10-in.||9/14/1926||Sunday||Ben Pollack's Californians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-36403||10-in.||9/25/1926||Kentucky lullaby||Greta Woodson||Female vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-36439||10-in.||10/1/1926||Kentucky lullaby||Owen A. Bartlett ; Jesse Crawford ; Jean Goldkette's Book-Cadillac Hotel Orchestra||Pipe organ solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36829||10-in.||10/15/1926||Sunday||Jean Goldkette Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal chorus||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-37245||10-in.||12/15/1926||Sunday||Williams Sisters||Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37501||10-in.||12/31/1926||Sunday||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37696||10-in.||3/1/1927||Kentucky lullaby||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-38761||10-in.||5/18/1927||You don't like it, not much||Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-39235||10-in.||6/9/1927||You don't like it, not much||Eddie Peabody||Banjo solo, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-39250||10-in.||6/14/1927||You don't like it, not much||The Happiness Boys||Male vocal duet, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-40680||10-in.||11/1/1927||Kiss and make up||Johnny Marvin ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-40834||10-in.||11/9/1927||What'll you do?||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders ; Hal White||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-41313||10-in.||12/4/1927||What'll you do?||Charles J. Correll ; Freeman F. Gosden||Male vocal duet, with violin and piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-41366||10-in.||12/12/1927||Kiss and make up||Jack Crawford Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-41564||10-in.||1/20/1928||Entonces que haras?||José Bohr||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-45940||10-in.||6/20/1928||Too busy!||The Four Rajahs||Male vocal quartet, with violin, harp, and piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-46003||10-in.||6/27/1928||Too busy!||Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48609||10-in.||11/20/1928||My suppressed desire||Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48896||10-in.||2/18/1929||You'll recognize my baby||Hotel Sinton Orchestra ; Henry Thies||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Miller, Ned," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113956.
Miller, Ned. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113956.
"Miller, Ned." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.
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