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Emmett Miller

  • Birth 2 Feb 1900 Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 29 Mar 1962 Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7989649

Country Singer. Miller began his career playing minstrel shows in the early 1920s. His first recordings were released in 1924 on the OKeh label. His singing style was unusual for its time, a type of yodeling that was often referred to as Miller's "trick voice." This style was an influence on early country stars such as Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills, among others. Since his 1928 recording of "Lovesick Blues," the song has been recorded by many artists, most notably Hank Williams, SR, who imitate the yodeling style that Miller first sang it with. Merle Haggard claims Emmett Miller as an influence. On his album, "I Love Dixie Blues," Haggard covered several of his recordings and dedicated the album to him. In 1996, Sony/Legacy released 20 recordings on an album titled Emmett Miller Minstrel Man From Georgia.

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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 16 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7989649
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Emmett Miller (2 Feb 1900–29 Mar 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7989649, citing Fort Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .