The Inimitable Voice of Mrs. Elva Miller

Manolo says, oddly compelling!

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend Maria.

8 Responses to “The Inimitable Voice of Mrs. Elva Miller”

  1. Linda Grant April 29, 2007 at 8:18 am #

    What is fascinating about the first video is her face in close-up – the self-confidence of someone who knows herself to be an accomplished performer.

  2. Faith April 29, 2007 at 10:23 am #

    I have long been a fan of Mrs. Miller’s work but this is the first time I’ve ever seen her sing. Linda’s absolutely right — she’s completely confident of her performance and knows *exactly* what she’s doing.

  3. Manolo the Shoeblogger April 29, 2007 at 11:26 pm #

    Ayyyyyyy! Many and profuse apologies! The Manolo has accidently erased one of his internet friend’s comments.

    Please forgive the Manolo this error.

  4. meep April 30, 2007 at 6:17 am #

    She looks and sounds like Mrs. Hyacinth Bucket…. hmmmm.

  5. Sarah in Israel April 30, 2007 at 6:50 am #

    She’s the original Wing:

    http://www.wingmusic.co.nz/

  6. CatFeet April 30, 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    I like her version of “Boots”! She’s got more range and sass than Nancy Sinatra, that’s for sure.

  7. Sue F. April 30, 2007 at 9:56 pm #

    A quick peek at the tribute site makes it seem as though she was considered a novelty act and not particularly accomplished back in the day, but it’s really rather fascinating to listen to her. I was reminded of that ELO song where the opera singer learns to sing the blues and thought she was quite good.

  8. Empress April 30, 2007 at 10:34 pm #

    Oh what a glorious trip down Memory Lane! Long before Sanjaya, Britney or Beyonce there was…..Mrs. Miller. She was a goddess. A vocalist with no equal. Thank you for resurrecting these special pieces of video! These young, silly pups of current vocal recording could learn a thing or two from this exquisite lady. ( But most importantly: do we have any clips of her shoes??? I can almost imagine them now….!)