Chanteur Country US né le 17 Décembre 1931 à Victoria (Texas). Frankie Miller a débuté en 1950 pour Gilt-Edge Records. Au milieu des années cinquante, on le retrouve à la Columbia, puis en 1959, chez Starday de Nashville (Tennessee), où il restera jusqu'en 1964. Servi par de bons musiciens, Frankie Miller avait tout pour devenir une super star, mais il ne réussit pas à s'imposer. Il fut un chanteur régulier au Cowtown Hoedown (KCUL, Fort Worth, Texas) en 1959.

Frankie Miller recorded several dozen sides for Starday during the late '50s and '60s, including two country hits in 1959. Born in Victoria, TX, on December 17, 1931, Miller earned a football scholarship to a local junior college, at which time he formed the Drifting Texans and began broadcasting on the area station KNAL. He also worked in Houston, where he gained a contract with the 4 Star subsidiary, Guilt Edge. Though he recorded several numbers in 1951, Miller soon left to serve in the Korean War. He returned two years later with a Bronze Star, and signed to Columbia in 1954. None of the dozen sides he recorded in the subsequent year placed on the charts, though. Miller appeared around Texas (including on Fort Worth's Cowtown Hoedown) during the late '50s and recorded occasional one-off singles for local labels.
Don Pierce, owner of the Starday label, had been of the few who appreciated Miller's Guilt Edge recordings, so he signed the young singer in 1959. Miller rewarded the label-owner's confidence that same year when "Blackland Farmer" hit the country Top Five and became one of Starday's most popular recordings. "Family Man" reached number seven in October 1959, and Miller was tapped as Cashbox's Most Promising Country Artist for 1960. He joined the Louisiana Hayride and appeared on the Grand Ole Opry several times.
Unfortunately, Miller had already reached the pinnacle of his success -- he hit the charts only three more times. "Baby Rocked Her Dolly" entered the Top 15 in 1960 and "A Little South of Memphis" hit number 34 in 1964, while a re-release of "Black Land Farmer" hit number 16 in 1961. Miller recorded for United Artists in 1965 but retired from music to work at a Chrysler dealership in Arlington, TX. The German label Bear Family re-released three of his albums during the '80s.

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Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

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True Blue (1959)

Black Land Farmer (1959)

Poppin' Johnny (1959)

RICHEST POOR BOY (1961)

The Cat And The Mouse (1961)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

09/1951 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5051 (US) .

Frank MILLER & DRIFTING TEXANS - I Don't Know / I'm Getting Rid Of You

1951 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5052 (US) . Frank MILLER & DRIFTING TEXANS - You Just Had / I Dreamed You Were Here Last Night
1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5057 (US) .

Frank MILLER & DRIFTING TEXANS - Baby We're Really In Love / I Can't Run Away

1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5060 (US) . Frank MILLER & DRIFTING TEXANS - I'm Only Wishin' / I Don't Know What To Tell My Heart
1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5066 (US) . Frank MILLER & DRIFTING TEXANS - I Won't Forget / I'm So Blue I Don't Know What To Do
1952 78 t. & SP Gilt-Edge 5073 (US) .

Frank MILLER & DRIFTING TEXANS - I'm Still In Love With You / Bare Foot Blues

09/1954 78 t. COLUMBIA 21314 (US) . Hey! Where Ya Goin'? / It's No Big Thing To Me
09/1954 SP COLUMBIA 4-21314 (US) .

Hey! Where Ya Goin'? / It's No Big Thing To Me

03/1955 78 t. COLUMBIA 21378 (US) . You Don't Show Me Much / You're Going To Cry On My Shoulder Again
03/1955 SP COLUMBIA 4-21378 (US) .

You Don't Show Me Much / You're Going To Cry On My Shoulder Again

06/1955 78 t. COLUMBIA 21420 (US) . Paid In Full / My Wedding Song To You
06/1955 SP COLUMBIA 4-21420 (US) .

Paid In Full / My Wedding Song To You

11/1955 78 t. COLUMBIA 21472 (US) . What Do You Do From Now On / Paint, Powder And Perfume
11/1955 SP COLUMBIA 4-21472 (US) .

What Do You Do From Now On / Paint, Powder And Perfume

04/1956 78 t. COLUMBIA 21519 (US) . I Don't Know Why I Love You / Day By Day
04/1956 SP COLUMBIA 4-21519 (US) .

I Don't Know Why I Love You / Day By Day

1957 SP Cowtown Hoedown 780 (US) .

Don't Make Me Miss You / I Should Be

1958 SP MANCO ML-1013 (US) .

Cheatin' And Hidin' / You Gotta Go, Go, Go

03/1959 SP STARDAY 45-424 (US) . True Blue / Black Land Farmer
1959 SP STARDAY 45-457 (US) . Poppin' Johnny / Family Man
09/1959 SP STARDAY 45-481 (US) .

The Money Side Of Life / Reunion

05/1960 SP STARDAY 45-496 (US) . Rain Rain / Baby Rocked Her Dolly
09/1960 SP STARDAY 45-513 (US) .

Young Widow Brown / Strictly Nuthin'

12/1960 SP STARDAY 45-525 (US) . Frankie MILLER & Dottie SILLS - Two Lips Away / Out Of Bounds
1960 EP STARDAY SEP-122 (US)

Faded Bible / Who Do You Think / Trust The Saviour / Valley Of Death

1960 EP TOP RANK TRX-4513 (AUS) Black Land Farmer / True Blue / Family Man / Poppin' Johnny
03/1961 SP STARDAY 45-537 (US) .

Richest Poor Boy / I'll Write To You

06/1961 SP STARDAY 45-550 (US) .

A Little Bit's Better / Looking Around Downtown

10/1961 SP STARDAY 45-566 (US) .

The Cat And The Mouse / It's Not Easy

10/1961 EP TOP RANK JKP 3013 (UK) Country Music - Richest Poor Boy / Just For You / Young Widow Brown / Losing Again
01/1962 SP STARDAY 577 (US) .

The Picture At St. Helene / Gotta Win My Baby Back Again

1962 EP STARDAY SEP-182 (US)

Blackland Farmer - Blackland Farmer / Family Man / Richest Poor Boy / Lookin' Around Downtown

11/1962 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-514 (US) .

Losing By A Hair / I Miss Her Every Way

03/1963 SP UNITED ARTISTS UA-579 (US) .

One Excuse (Is As Good As Another) / The Party's Over

1963 SP STARDAY 7008 (US) .

Black Land Farmer / Too Hot To Handle

01/1964 SP STARDAY 655 (US) .

A Little South Of Memphis / Too Hot To Handle

05/1964 SP STARDAY 673 (US) .

Fifteen Acres Of Peanut Land / Out Of This World

1964 SP HILLTOP G-15 (US) .

I Can't Run Away / I Won't Forget

11/1964 SP STARDAY 691 (US) .

It Took A Lot Of Love / Mean Old Greyhound Bus

03/1965 SP STARDAY 709 (US) .

Big Talk Of The Town / I Can Almost Forget

10/1965 SP STARDAY 739 (US) .

Bringing Mary Home / I'm In The Country Music Who's Who

09/1966 SP STARDAY 777 (US) .

Charlie's Got A Good Thing Going / A Tough Row To Hoe

12/1966 SP STARDAY 793 (US) .

She's My Antibiotic In White / Fickle Hand Of Fate

09/1968 SP STOP ST-211 (US) .

Pain / I Put The Blue In Her Eyes

1979 SP GUSTO GT4-2101 (US) Black Land Farmer / Family Man






Unissued Tracks

19?? Unissued Power Of Love
19?? Unissued Sugar Coated Baby

Albums

1961 LP 12" AUDIO LAB AL-1562 (US) FINE COUNTRY SINGING - I Can't Run Away / Baby, We're Really In Love / I Don't Know What To Tell My Heart / You Just Had / I Dreamed You Were Here Last Night / I'm Only Wishin' / I Don't Know / I Won't Forget / I'm Still In Love With You / I'm Getting Rid Of You / I'm So Blue I Don't Know What To Do / I'd Still Want You
1961 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-134 (US)

Country Music's Great New Star - Richest Poor Boy / Blackland Farmer / Out Of Boounds (with Dotty Sills) / Reunion / I'll Write To You / If I'd Known Then / Just For You / Young Widow Brown / Family Man / Baby Rocked Her Dolly / Tornado / Losing Again / Strictly Nuthin' / Two Lips Away (with Dotty Sills)

1962 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-199 (US)

The True Country Style Of Frankie Miller - Poppin' Johnny / Little Bits Better / True Blue / Big Talk Of The Town / Maybe You Would Love Me Then / Prison Grey / The Cat And The Mouse / It's Not Easy / Money Side Of Life / Looking Around Downtown / The Picture At St. Helene / Rain Rain / Gotta Win My Baby Back Again / Faded Bible

1965 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-339 (US)

Blackland Farmer - Blackland Farmer / Too Hot To Handle / Big Talk Of The Town / Poppin' Johnny / Out Of This World / Little South Of Memphis / Family Man / Fifteen Acres Of Penut Land / It Took A Lot Of Love (To Let You Go) / Truck Drivin' Buddy / Strictly Nuthin' / Baby Rocked Her Dolly

1981 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15082 (GER) HEY ! WHERE YA GOIN' ? - I Don't Know Why I Love You / Day By Day / It's Not A Big Thing To Me / What Have I Ever Done / My Wedding Song To You / You're Crying On My Shoulder Again / Hey ! Where Ya Goin' ? / Paid In Full / You Don't Show Me Much / Paint, Powder & Perfume / You'll Never Be True / What You Do From Now On
1983 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BFX 15128 (GER) ROCKIN' ROLLIN' FRANKIE MILLER - Too Hot To Handle / Blackland Farmer / True Blue / If I 'd Known Then / Rain, Rain / Gotta Win My Baby Back / Mean Old Grey Hound Bus / Baby Rocked Her Dolly / The Cat And The Mouse / Poppin' Johnny / The Picture At St. Helene / Fifteen Acres Of Peanut Land / Richest Poor Boy / Truck Driving Buddy / Starving For Love / True Love Stays / Family Man / Reunion
1996 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15909 (GER) SUGAR COATED BABY - I Don't Know / I Won't Forget / I'm Still In Love With You / I'm Gettin' Rid Of You / I'm Gettin' Rid Of You / You Just Had / Barefoot Blues / I'm Only Wishin' / I'm So Blue I Don't Know What To Do / I Dreamed You Were Here Last Night / Baby We're Really In Love / I Can't Run Away / I'd Still Want You / I Don't Know What To Tell My Heart / Hey! Where Ya Goin'? / You'll Never Be True / It's No Big Thing To Me / What Have I Ever Done / Paid In Full / My Wedding Song To You / You're Going To Cry On My Shoulder Again / You Don't Show Me Much / Yhat You Do From Now On / Paint, Powder And Perfume / Day By Day / I Don't Know Why I Love You / Love Me Now / Living Doll / Sugar Coated Baby / This Lonely Heart / Power Of Love
07/1999 CD Cowboy Capital CC-931.72899.3 (US)

Blackland Farmer - The Comeback - Comeback / Blackland Farmer / Little Bit Of Jesus / Hands / That's The Way It Was In '51 / Family Man / Bring On The Bluebirds / Troubadour / Katy Malone / Heaven For The Weekend

2001 CD Pureco 05572 (US)

Frankie MILLER & Jimmy EAVES SINGING Gospel Music The Country Way - Old Country Church / Cup Of Loneliness / Faded- Bible / Don't Go / If We Knew / Jesus Don't Come / Underneath The Sacred Cover / His Burdens Are Greater Than Mine / Good Old Bible / I Just Told Mama Goodbye

03/2006 CD Heart Of Texas HOTR-116 (US)

THE Family Man - Too Hot To Handle / Pain / Don't You Dare Tell Ruby Where I'm / Old Side Of Town / Family Man / If You Were Me / Two Lips Away / There's A Song On The Jukebox / Pickin' Time / Blackland Farmer / Out Of This World / I Flew Over Our House / Song Of Songs / Keep On The Sunnyside

03/2008 3 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16566 (GER) BLACKLAND FARMER - THE COMPLETE STARDAY RECORDINGS AND MORE :
CD 1 : Blackland Farmer / True Blue / Poppin' Johnny / Family Man / The Money Side Of Life / Reunion / Baby Rocked Her Dolly / Rain, Rain / Strictly Nuthin' / Young Widow Brown / Two Lips Away / Out Of Bounds / I'll Write To You / Richest Poor Boy / Lookin' Around Downtown / A Little Bit's Better (Then Nothing At All) / The Cat And The Mouse / It's Not Easy / Losing Again / If I'd Known Then / Just For You / Prison Grey / Tornado / Big Talk Of The Town (LP version) / Reunion (w/o harmony) / Baby Rocked Her Dolly (w/o harmony) / Rain, Rain (w/o harmony) / The Cat And The Mouse (alt) / Faded Bible / Who Do You Think / Trust The Saviour / Valley Of Death / Family Bible
CD 2 : Gotta Win My Baby Back / The Picture At St. Helene / Losing By A Hair / I Miss Her Every Way / One Excuse Is As Good As Another / The Party's Over / Too Hot To Handle / A Little South Of Memphis / Fifteen Acres Of Peanut Land / Out Of This World / Mean Old Greyhound Bus / It Took A Lot Of Love To Let Her Go / Starving For Love / I Can Almost Forget / Big Talk Of The Town (single version) / Truck Driving Buddy / Bringing Mary Home / Country Music Who's Who / A Tough Row To Hoe / Charlie's Got A Good Thing Going / She's My Antibiotic (In White) / Fickle Hand Of Fate / True Love Stays / Starving For Love (alt) / Maybe You Would Love Me Then / It Took A Lot Of Love To Let Her Go (alt) / Pain / I Put The Blue In Her Eyes / Wrong Side Of The Tracks / World War III
CD 3 : Just For Spite / Give A Purpose To My Love / I Should Be / Don't Make Me Miss You / Impersonations (live) Always Late - Lord Gave Me Help - I Walk The Line / Katy Malone / It's Not Easy / Peppermint Candy / Family Man / Blues Of Yesterday / I Remember Dad / House Down The Road / A Little South Of Memphis / I'd Rather Have You / Tears Of Time / Funny Way Of Lovin' / Let's Forget It / Fall Of The Alamo / I'll Get Over You (Still Keep Hoping) / A Tough Row To Hoe / The Wagon Yard / Out Of This World / She Put The Misery On Me / Lonesome Time / Keeping Up With The Jones / Nothing At All / Two Lips Away / Blackland Farmer (live) / Conversations with Hank Davis: Meeting Elvis at the Hayride - Memories of Tommy Hill - Creating Hoofbeats - The Blackland Farmer Tape - Headlining a Rock Show
02/2008 CD Heart Of Texas HOTR-127 (US)

Frankie Miller Live At The Louisiana Hayride - Family Man / Under Your Spell Again / I’m Ragged But I’m Right / Big Harlan Taylor / Blackland Farmer / The Honeymoon Is Over / Mary, Don’t You Weep / Oh, Lonesome Me / She’s Gone / Why I’m Walking / Baby Rocked Her Dolly / Blue Blue Day / Family Reunion / Rain, Rain / June Carter Jokes About Frankie

09/2008 CD GUSTO GT70837-2 (US)

Blackland Farmer - Blackland Farmer / Family Man / Baby Rocked Her Dolly / A Little South Of Memphis / It's Not Easy / Gotta Win My Baby Back Again / Poppin' Johnny / Money Side Of Life / Big Talk Of The Town / Katy Malone

04/2012 CD Heart Of Texas HOTR 4172 (US)

When Gas Was Thirty Cents A Gallon - A Little South Of Memphis / Back When Gas Was Thirty Cents A Gallon / Dim Lights Thick Smoke And Loud Music / I Won´t Love You Anymore / She Put Misery On Me / Macarthur´s Hand / I Don‘t Care / Put Me In Your Pocket (with Mona Mccall) / House Down The Road / The Comeback / Good Morning Truck Driver / It‘s Not Easy / Young Widow Brown

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