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Emmett Miller (February 2, 1900 – March 29, 1962) was an American minstrel show performer and recording artist known for his falsetto, yodel-like voice. Little-remembered today, Miller was a major influence on many country music singers, including Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Milton Brown, Tommy Duncan, and Merle Haggard. His music bridges a gap between old-time Southern music, minstrelsy, jazz, and western swing.

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  • the recordings are rly good but owe a lot to his band with greats like eddie lang & the dorseys in it. troublesome & interesting curio
  • One of the greats. Can't be denied.
  • yes
  • Second the gentleman below's thanks to Nick Tosches for flipping on the Em switch in my brain -- and for a very special and satisfying read and re-read. "Where Dead Voices Gather," kids; to read is to rock.
  • Em is The Man!
  • This man makes me feel something deep down inside. I hear the sound of a fellow who devoted his life to entertainment and all the essence-of-peppermint harshness that entails. Thanks to Nick Tosches for writing the best book ever written (yes, that's right...best...book...ever...novel or otherwise) about this fascinating character. "Barnyard them dice!"
  • Someday, soon, his reputation will be rehabilitated.

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