Chanteur Country US né le 2 Février 1900 à Macon (Géorgie). Emmet Miller, musicien de yodel reste l'un des hommes les plus enigmatiques et les plus fondalement important de la Country Music. Il fut le premier artiste à avoir enregistré des disques dans le style yodelé bluesy. Il fut aussi le premier chanteur country à enregistrer en s'accompagnant de cors et de percussions.
Il enregistra son premier disque Anytime le 25 Octobre 1924, pour Okeh Records à New-York. La seconde session d'enregistrement eu lieu le 7 Novembre 1924 pour enregistrer The Pickninnies paradise. La troisième session se deroula le 1er Septembre 1925 à Asheville en Caroline du Nord, et permit de sortir deux disques : Big Bad Bill couplé avec Lovesick Blues et You're Just The Girl for me avec I Never Had the Blues.
Emmett Miller est décédé le 29 Mars 1962 à Macon (Georgie).

Although his Vocals delivery was influential on several major country singers, Emmett Miller was basically a vaudeville singer, with far stronger aural links to Al Jolson than Merle Haggard. A white man performing in blackface, Miller was an exponent of the minstrel school of performance, touring widely with minstrel shows for several decades. The most influential aspect of his recordings were his yodeling trill, and there can be no doubt that it heavily influenced country singers such as Jimmie Rodgers, Lefty Frizzell, and Hank Williams (who learned "Lovesick Blues" from a Miller record). Bob Wills asked his early lead singer to copy Miller's style, and a bit of Miller's easygoing ragtime sensibility can be heard in Leon Redbone.
But Miller, to quote Donald Sutherland's description of John Milton in Animal House, does not speak well to our generation. That's not just because the vaudeville arrangements of his 1920s recordings will strike most modern-day listeners as quaint. It's also because the blackface minstrel tradition -- which was just part of the scene in Miller's heyday -- strikes as somewhat distasteful in the post-segregation era in its perpetuation of some disagreeable black stereotypes.
Miller began recording for OKeh in the mid-'20s and made his most important singles for the label at the end of the decade with accompaniment by the Georgia Crackers, which included both Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. The minstrel tradition faded drastically in popularity after 1930, although Miller did record for Bluebird in 1936 and continued to perform in minstrel shows to dwindling crowds through the early '50s.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Old-Timey, Minstrel

LOVESICK BLUES (1925)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t.

1924 78 t. OKEH 40239 (US) The Pickaninnies Paradise / Anytime
1925 78 t. OKEH 40465 (US) Big Bad Bill / Lovesick Blues
1926 78 t. OKEH 40545 (US) I Never Had The Blues (Until I Left Old Dixieland) / You're Just The Girl For Me
02/1928 78 t. OKEH 40976 (US) Brother Bill / Thousand Frogs On A Log
1928 78 t. OKEH 41005 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - Hungry Sam / Sam And His Family
1928 78 t. OKEH 41062 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me) / Lovesick Blues
1928 78 t. OKEH 41095 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - Anytime / St. Louis Blues
1928 78 t. OKEH 41135 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - Dusky Stevedore / Take Your Tomorrow (And Give Me Yesterday)
1929 78 t. OKEH 41182 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - She's Funny That Way / You're The Cream In My Coffee
1929 78 t. OKEH 41205 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - The Lion Tamers  / You Lose
1929 78 t. OKEH 41280 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly Roll / Right Or Wrong
1929 78 t. OKEH 41305 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now / Loving Sam (The Shiek Of Alabam)
1929 78 t. OKEH 41342 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - Sweet Mama, Papa's Getting Mad / The Ghost Of The St Louis Blues
1929 78 t. OKEH 45380 (US) MILLER-NARMOUR-SMITH-CARSON - The Okeh Medicine Show #2 / The Okeh Medicine Show #1
1929 78 t. OKEH 45391 (US) MILLER-NARMOUR-SMITH-CARSON - The Okeh Medicine Show #4 / The Okeh Medicine Show #3
1929 78 t. OKEH 45413 (US) MILLER-NARMOUR-SMITH-CARSON - The Okeh Medicine Show #6 / The Okeh Medicine Show #5
1929 78 t. PARLOPHONE 34013 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - Sweet Mamma / ?
1930 78 t. OKEH 45546 (US) Sam's New Job (MILLER-NARMOUR-SMITH-CARSON) / Sam's New Job Part.2 (Emmett MILLER - Pick MALONEY)
1930 78 t. OKEH 41377 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - The Blues Singer (From Alabam') / The Pickaninnies Paradise
1930 78 t. OKEH 41438 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - God's River Blues / That's The Good Old Sunny South
1930 78 t. OKEH 41462 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - Sam And Bill At The Graveyard / The Licker Taster
09/1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6550 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - I Ain't Got Nobody / Right Or Wrong
1936 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-6577 (US) Emmett MILLER & GEORGIA CRACKERS - Anytime / The Gypsy


Albums

02/1996 CD COLUMBIA / LEGACY 66999 (US) THE MINSTREL MAN FROM GEORGIA - God's River / I Ain't Got Nobody / Lovesick Blues / The Lion Tamers / Anytime / St. Louis Blues / Take Your Tomorrow / Dusky Stevedore / I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll / (I Got A Woman, Crazy For Me) She's Funny That Way / You Lose / Right Or Wrong / That's The Good Old Sunny South / You're The Cream In My Coffee / Lovin' Sam (The Sheik Of Alabam') / Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) / The Ghost Of The St. Louis Blues / Sweet Mama (Papa's Getting Mad) / The Pickaninnies' Paradise / The Blues Singer (From Alabam')
1996 CD SONY ? (US) THE MINSTREL MAN FROM GEORGIA - God's River / I Ain't Got Nobody / Lovesick Blues / The Lion Tamers / Anytime / St. Louis Blues / Take Your Tomorrow / Dusky Stevedore / I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll / (I Got A Woman, Crazy For Me) She's Funny That Way / You Lose / Right Or Wrong / That's The Good Old Sunny South / You're The Cream In My Coffee / Lovin' Sam (The Sheik Of Alabam') / Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) / The Ghost Of The St. Louis Blues / Sweet Mama (Papa's Getting Mad) / The Pickaninnies' Paradise / The Blues Singer (From Alabam')
2000 LP 12" THE OLD MASTERS TOM-1 (US) EMMETT MILLER WITH HIS GEORGIA CRACKERS - God's River / I Ain't Got Nobody / Lovesick Blues / Anytime / St. Louis Blues / Take Your Tomorrow / Dusky Stevedor / She's Funny That Way / You're The Cream In My Coffee / Lovin' Sam / Big Bad Bill / The Pickaninnie's Paradise / The Blues Singer From Alabam / That's The Good Old Sunny South
2002 2 CD Jack Norton-30/30 Industries ‎? (US) Lost World - The Emmett Miller Saga :
CD 1 : Anytime / The Pickaninnies’ Paradise / You’re Just The Girl For Me / Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now / Lovesick Blues / I Never Had The Blues (Until I Left Old Dixieland) / Thousand Frogs On A Log (Emmett Miller assisted by Roy Cowan) / Brother Bill (Emmett Miller assisted by Roy Cowan) / Sam And His Family (Emmett Miller assisted By Roy Cowan with E. Payson Re & His University Five) / Hungry Sam (Emmett Miller assisted By Roy Cowan with E. Payson Re & His University Five) / God’s River Blues (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / I Ain’t Got Nobody ((Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / Lovesick Blues (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / The Lion Tamers (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / Anytime / St. Louis Blues / Take Your Tomorrow (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / Dusky Stevedore (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None O’ This Jelly Roll (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / She’s Funny That Way (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / You Lose (Emmett MILLER assisted by Charles Chiles) / Right Or Wrong (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers)
CD 2 : That’s The Good Old Sunny South (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / You’re The Cream In My Coffee (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / Lovin’ Sam (The Sheik Of Alabam’) (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / The Ghost Of The St. Louis Blues (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers And Phil Pavey) / Sweet Mama (Papa’s Getting Mad) (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / The Pickaninnies’ Paradise (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / The Blues Singer (From Alabam’) (Emmett MILLER & His Georgia Crackers) / The Okeh Medicine Show, Act 1 (Emmett Miller - Narmour & Smith, Fiddlin' John Carson, Moonshine Kate, Bud Blue, Frank Hutchison, Carson Robison & Frank Luther, Martin Malloy) / The Okeh Medicine Show, Act 2 (Emmett Miller - Narmour & Smith, Fiddlin' John Carson, Moonshine Kate, Bud Blue, Frank Hutchison, Black Brothers, Martin Malloy) / The Okeh Medicine Show, Act 3 (Emmett Miller - Narmour & Smith, Fiddlin' John Carson, Moonshine Kate, Bud Blue, Frank Hutchison, Black Brothers, Martin Malloy) / The Okeh Medicine Show, Act 4 (Emmett Miller - Narmour & Smith, Fiddlin' John Carson, Moonshine Kate, Bud Blue, Frank Hutchison, Black Brothers, Martin Malloy) / The Okeh Medicine Show, Act 5 (Emmett Miller - Narmour & Smith, Fiddlin' John Carson, Moonshine Kate, Bud Blue, Frank Hutchison, Black Brothers, Martin Malloy) / The Okeh Medicine Show, Act 6 (Emmett Miller - Narmour & Smith, Fiddlin' John Carson, Moonshine Kate, Bud Blue, Frank Hutchison, Black Brothers, Martin Malloy) / Sam And Bill At The Graveyard (Emmett Miller assisted by Pick Maloney) / The Licker Taster (Emmett Miller assisted by Pick Maloney) / Sam's New Job, Part 1 (Emmett Miller assisted by Pick Maloney) / Sam's New Job, Part 2 (Emmett Miller assisted by Pick Maloney) / I Ain't Got Nobody 4 (Emmett Miller assisted by Gene Cobb) / The Gypsy (Emmett Miller assisted by Gene Cobb) / Anytime (Emmett Miller assisted by Gene Cobb) / Right Or Wrong

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