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Ultra-Lounge: Wild, Cool & Swingin' - Artist Series Vol 3

Mrs. MillerAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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listen  1. The Girl From Ipanema (Digitally Remastered 99) 3:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Let's Hang On (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. My Love (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Yellow Submarine (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Moon River (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I've Got A Tiger By The Tail (Digitally Remastered 99) 1:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Monday, Monday (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. A Groovy Kind Of Love (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Memphis (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. A Hard Day's Night (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Shadow Of Your Smile (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. There Goes My Everything (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. A Lover's Concerto (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Second Hand Rose (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Catch A Falling Star (Digitally Remastered 99) 1:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Sweet Pea (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Queen Of The House (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Downtown (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen21. Strangers In The Night (Digitally Remastered 99) 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 8, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00000J600
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,883 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Coming from the UK, I had never heard of Mrs. Elva Miller. It was only by a chance listening of NPR's "Annoying Music Show" (streamed over the net) that I was 'introduced' to her. How could anyone so 'bad' get a record deal, I wondered? So I delved further into the net about her, and read her 'story'.
What a wonderful, sweet woman she was (too much to go into, Google her, you know you want to!). There is a joy in these recordings, you can even hear her stifle a giggle in "Downtown". Sometimes she does sound 'extreme', and personally these are the recordings I prefer, but I do not find her 'funny', or these recordings to be comedy, but a pleasure to hear someone singing because SHE ENJOYS IT.
I suppose she does remind me of my mothers embarrassingly terrible singing. However, everyone who hears her, swears that it sounds like their mother too.
Believe me, after a crap day at work, kick your shoes off, put on the CD, and be transported to joy, Joy, JOY! I have become so obsessed, that my friends and I are going to celebrate her birthday, in a way that she would approve of. God bless her!
Mrs Elva Miller
Oct 5, 1907 - July 5, 1997
A truly unique person
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a Kind ! May 14, 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I gave this CD 5 stars for one reason--FUN ! There was no one who sang like Mrs. Miller, for which I'm sure many people are grateful ! At the same time, she was a true original--that warbling, off-key vibrato, the dreadful timing, the astonishing whistling breaks--her voice was instantly identifiable.
On this disc, she attacks a number of big hits from the 60s--the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Sinatra ( Frank and Nancy )--no one was safe ! Play this disc for your friends--they will listen in disbelief, then hopefully laugh a lot. As another reviewer advises, don't listen to Mrs. Miller if you are eating or drinking--choking is a definite risk !
I understand that Mrs. Miller is no longer with us, but somewhere the angels are being hugely entertained. It was never clear to me whether or not she "got the joke". Some bad singers are just that--bad--with no redeeming qualities ( hello Yoko Ono ). Mrs. Miller is as much fun today as during her 60s heyday.
So--if you have a good sense of humour--want to have the most talked-about disc at a party--or need to break your lease with a stubborn landlord--you can't go wrong with this gem.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Otherworldly Vibrato From Joplin, Missouri November 2, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Elva Ruby Connes Miller was truly one of the most amazing voices of the twentieth century. That isn't to say that she has a great voice, or even a good voice, for that matter. What she has is an amazing penchant for an off-key vibrato intensive warbling that makes her second only to Florence Foster Jenkins for most hilarious soprano of the last century. Miller was a fixture in local community theater and amateur productions, and at one point even took her talent to Vietnam to entertain the troops. I am sure they were very entertained. Truly this woman had a heart of gold, even if she had a tongue of lead.

This compilation is stunning in its breadth. The treatment she gives to these songs cannot even be imagined until heard for oneself. She covers a variety of styles, with a heavy concentration of 1960s sugar-pop like "Monday, Monday", "Let's Hang On", and "Yellow Submarine". (Yes, it's true that Ringo sings substantially better than Mrs. Miller.) Particularly entertaining is the truly dreadful altered lyric masterpiece "Queen of the House." I can't imagine having been a supporting musician or recording technician that had to sit through multiple takes of these masterworks.

Listening to this CD is delightfully awful, and I recommend the experience highly to any audiophile who thinks they have heard it all.

Rock on, Mrs. Miller!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MRS. MILLER COOKS UP SOMETHING SPECIAL IN THE KITSCHEN December 6, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Mrs. Elva Miller, the one-take-only vocalist, delivers her way-off-the-beat, off-key renditions of 60's ditties in this very special Ultra Lounge CD. Her jarring, sometimes-soprano, always-compelling voice of these cuts inspires cats to howl.
The first cut, the soft, rhythmic 'Girl from Ipanema', begins innocently enough--soothing enough to nap to--and then Mrs. Miller jolts you with "Ohhhhh, but I watch her so sadly..." in her own inimitable, vibrato-drenched way. Even the 'Yellow Submarine' sound effects are more surreal than the original's, much like Mrs. Miller's vocal interpretations, where she rewrites the melody in the song's hook. And, as if country music wasn't bad enough, she totally crucifies it with 'There Goes My Reason for Livin', where she utilizes a double track of her vocals. I can't even describe what she does to 'A Lover's Concerto', because it's so, so bizarre.
Ever since hearing her 'These Boots are Made for Walkin'' on the Ultra Lounge 'On the Rocks II' CD, I've tried to imitate her stylings and have failed miserably (and I'm no singer). I don't know how anyone can sing like this, no matter how bad they are. I only know she's a very special singer singing very groovy songs in this CD collection, and I whole-heartedly recommend it to music and kitsch lovers.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahead of her time... December 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you've ever heard of something called KARAOKE and have been forced to sit through it, you should know that Mrs. Miller lives in all of us, or maybe atleast many of our close acquaintences. I personally like Mrs. Miller but hate Karaoke.

Mrs. Miller was the epitome of a loveable housewife singing music with the most non-hip and non-understanding of innocence and that is what makes this album great... She tried so hard and was so diligent and serious. And the risks she took! Sure she could have sung opera or inspirational music, and got laughed at far less (actually probably ignored) - - but whether or not her recording career was a joke on HER, the fact that she accepted the challenge to record such unlikely (then) pop and rock and roll material is what made her GREAT.

In the end, Mrs. Miller was definitely the ED WOOD of vocal-dome period. Yet as bad as she was, it is so entertaining to hear her sing and share it with other people... for this reason I highly recommend this album... (P.S. Its ashame they never filmed her life story and got Shelley Winters to play her !)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow, She was popular?
This was a blind purchase. I did not do my homework before ordering it. I read the songs on the CD and thought they sounded great. I did not listen to any of it before hand. Read more
Published 3 months ago by TDRiggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal
Phenomenal. Some could call it anty-singing, but isn't it rather a natural music? Everyone sings better or not, but Mrs Miller do it in HER WAY. I like it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by chiefer
4.0 out of 5 stars My Mrs. Miller, My Fun Time !
That's a cd that when you're a little down, she will pick you up and
transport you to another place and time.

The place, her kitchen and the time.... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Sylvain Chaine
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs.Miller Is Wild !
When you hear Mrs. Miller do These Boota Are Made For Walkin' and Downtown you will never forget it ! Also try to see the film The Cool One's,Mrs. Read more
Published 14 months ago by K. Nolting
3.0 out of 5 stars Time has come today...
That Capitol needs put out the complete series of her (only) THREE albums as a box set: MRS. MILLER'S GREATEST HITS, WILL SUCCESS SPOIL MRS. MILLER, and THE COUNTRY SOUL OF MRS. Read more
Published on February 4, 2012 by Son of Flintstone
5.0 out of 5 stars Woman Needs a Bucket...
I've heard some people "can't carry a tune in a bucket".
This woman can't even find her bucket. That being said,
the CD is a blast! So much fun. Read more
Published on October 25, 2011 by M. Bayless
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this CD for the love of god.
What a stink fest! I can't believe the other reviewers! This is not only way "off beat" and "makes cats howl" but is just outright terrible. Read more
Published on March 2, 2011 by Jason G. Ablett
5.0 out of 5 stars another fabulously awful voice
If you are looking for the best of the worst this is probably number 2. Florence Jenkins Jones wins the prize.
Published on January 30, 2011 by Real Charlebois
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth about Mrs. Miller....
In re-reading the 58 customer reviews here, I only saw TWO truly negative ones from people that didn't GET her. The other 56 RAVED about Mrs. Read more
Published on January 7, 2011 by B. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars A musician's teaching tool!
Besides being a downright jewel in a highly entertaining way (just read the more detailed descriptions in the other reviews), this CD could some day show its worth in music... Read more
Published on December 30, 2009 by PHILIPPE VANDENBOSSCHE
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