J O H N   M.   M I L L E R   1973   and   1997 (with Ruthie Dornfeld)
John Miller
discography

 

"John Miller is one of the most talented musicians I know. He can do anything."

Howard Bursen 1980 (liner notes to his own album Folk-Legacy FSI-74)

 

John Miller LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11971Country Cooking
14 Bluegrass Instrumentals


- Big Ben *
- Shot From Guns *
- Cedar Hill *
- Armadillo Breakdown *
- Trouble Among The Yearlings *
- Powwow The Indian Boy *
- The Old, Old House *

- Pacific Slope *
- Orange Mountain Special *
- Jaybird And Fiddler A Dream *
- Theme Time *
- Farewell Blues
- Hollywood Rhumba
- Huckling The Berries *

* on Rounder CD 11551

notes by
the Rounder Collective
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Rounder 0006

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(=) Rounder 11551

21972Frank Wakefield with Country Cooking

- Sleepy Eyed Joe
- Nobody's Darling But Mine
- Darktown Strutters Ball
- Dance Of The Sandcrab
- Honky Tonk Angels
- Fisher's Hornpipe
- White Silver Sands
- Bluesgrass
- Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player No. 16

- Leave Well Enough Alone
- Arkansas Traveler
- Tarry Not
- Hallelujah On The Fives
- Counting On David
- Waltz In Bluegrass
- Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player No. 2
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Rounder 0007
31972

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Jo Ann Kelly@ youtube (playlist full album)
with John Fahey, Woody Mann, John Miller, Alan Seidler

- Pigmeat Blues * §   @ youtube
- Stocking Feet Blues #   @ youtube
- Henry Miller's Dream *   @ youtube
- Hard Time Killing Floor Blues //   @ youtube

- What's The Matter? ||   @ youtube
- High Sheriff Blues #   @ youtube
- Arrangement For Me Blues ||   @ youtube

- Bothering That Thing // *   @ youtube
- Soo Cow Soo ||   @ youtube
- Jo's Mistreated Blues *   @ youtube
- Tricks Ain't Walking No More §   @ youtube

- I Want You To Know ||   @ youtube
- New Mind Reader Blues #   @ youtube

rec. 1972 in New York City by Nick Perls; Jo Ann Kelly, voc, // g; # John Fahey, g; * Woody Mann, g; || John Miller, g; § Alan Seidler, p

Jo Ann Kelly discographyAlan Seidler discography

Leftovers of those sessions have been issued 1990 by Connoisseur Collection Document "Retrospect 1964 - 72" [CSAP CD 101] (The Connoisseur Collection, 44 Seymour Place, London, UK)

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Songs accompanied by Woody Mann, g reissued 1999 on: Woody Mann & Jo Ann Kelly & Son House: Been Here And Gone.- Acoustic Music Records 319.1174.2 (Germany)

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Blue Goose 2009

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= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1022 (Jp 2002)

more info


Blue Goose discography

41972John Miller: First Degree Blues

- Church Bell Blues
- I Never Cried
- Policy Blues
- First Degree Blues
- Sue Cow
- Doing A Stretch
- Spanish Breakdown
- Mistake In Life

- Shady Lane
- Dirty Deeds
- Who's Been Here
- Rope Strechting Blues
- Titanic
- Policy Blues
- Chester County
notes by John Miller
and Steve Calt
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Blue Goose BG 2007
more info


= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1021 (Jp 2002)

Blue Goose Records
discography

51973Tony Trischka
Bluegrass Light


- Two If By Night
- China Grove
- For You
- My Birdcage Needs A New Paper
- Hampton Hope
- Higher Up The River
- Sleepy Hollow Real
- Twelve Weeks At Sea
- The Jig Is Up
- Blue Light
- Remington Ride
- The Only Way
- Jerzy The Peddler
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Rounder 0048


(=) Rounder ROUN 1157
"The Early Years"
(along with "Heartlands")

61973Country Cooking
Barrel Of Fun


- U.S. 40 *
- Paul Revere's Ride
- The Parson's Duck *
- Wagons Ho (Miller) *
- Tequila Mockingbird *
- Lonesome Song
- Big River

- Barrel Of Fun (Miller) *
- Morning Glory *
- November Cotillion
- Colorado Bound
- Six Mile Creek *
- Plumber's Nightmare *
- Kentucky Bullfight *
- Noodles

* on Rounder CD 11551

rec. September 1972
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Rounder 0033

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(=) Rounder 11551

71974John Miller: How About Me

- How About Me
- Where Shall I Be
- Fare Thee Well
- Muskrat Ramble
- Thing Of Me Thinking Of You
- Spittin' On The Sidewalk
- Trouble In The Air
- Pork's Chop

- No Baby Blues
- Honey
- St. Thomas
- Mr. Miller's Blues
- Someone To Watch Over Me
- Bob McKinney
notes by Stephan Calt [sic]
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Blue Goose BG 2012

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= Air Mail Recordings
AIRAC-1023 (Jp 2002)

Blue Goose Records
discography

81974John Miller: Let's Go Riding
Country Blues And Old Time Music

- Let's Go Riding
- Easy Rider
- Wild About My Lovin'
- Trouble In Mind
- How Long, How Long Blues
- Hunkie-Tunkie
- I'm An Old Bumblebee
- Righteous Blues

- Texas
- Golden Slippers
- Brandywine
- Cherokee Shuffle
- Weary Day
- John Hardy
- Arkansas Traveler
- Tompkins Country Trot
- Chinquipin Pie

rec. October 1971 & January 1972

notes by John Miller
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Rounder 3002

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= Vivid VSCD-145 (Jp)

91975The Extended Play Boys

- Western Wind (Wernick/Trischka) *
- Lost In The Woods (Wernick) #

- Handsome Molly
- ?

rec. 1975
* Tony Trischka, banjo; Russ Barenberg, g; John Miller, b & violins
# Russ Barenberg, mandolin; Tony Trischka, g; John Miller, b


Beet EP 002

* # two tracks re-released
on Flying Fish FF-046 (1978)
(Pete Wernick and Friends:
Dr. Banjo Steps Out)

101975Tony Trischka
Heartlands


- Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
- Lilacs Look Like Lakes (in the Sun)
- Loch Lomond *
- Bitter's Wheat
- Is This Cloud Valley $
- Soldier's Joy
- Brian And Sarah
- Slapback
- Sage Age *
- Pike County Breakdown $
- Jesse's Girl
- Serving Mankind
- Heartlands

* John Miller guitar
$ John Miller bass

from John Miller liner notes:
"I know he's uncomfortable unless he's growing musically, and he does everything he can to keep growing. It's very easy to relax and rest on your musical laurels especially when no big commercial recognition is in sight. Oh well."

notes by John Miller
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Rounder 0062


(=) Rounder ROUN 1157
"The Early Years"
(along with "Bluegrass Lights")

111975The Blue Goose Sampler

R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders
- Laughing Rag
- Sweet Lorraine
Jo Ann Kelly
- Pigmeat Blues
- Jo's Mistreated Blues
Alan Seidler
- Oozing Zyst Blues
- What Is The Use Of Calling Me San?
Sam Chatmon
- Turnip Greens
- Go Back Old Devil
Graham Hine
- No Particular Place To Go
- Crazy With The Blues


John Miller
- Honey
- First Degree Blues
- Pork's Chops
Steve Calt & Dave Mann
- Clam Jam
- Lady Brett's Lover
Yank Rachell
- Shotgun Blues
- Skinny Woman Blues
Dave Jasen
- Raymond's Rag
- Make Believe Rag
Roger Hubbard
- Crow Jane
- Brighton Belle Blues
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Blue Goose BG 101

Blue Goose Records
homepage

111976Graham Hine: Bowery Fantasy@ youtube (full album)

- Bank Holiday   @ youtube
- I Want To Shop Around   @ youtube
- Devil Blues   @ youtube
- Gold Top   @ youtube
- She's Never Coming Home   @ youtube
- I Had To Give Up Gym #   @ youtube
- Baby You Suspect Me All The Time   @ youtube

- Bowery Fantasy   @ youtube
- How About You #   @ youtube
- Don't Want To Back There   @ youtube
- Session Blues   @ youtube
- 5 Feet 2 1/2 Inches   @ youtube
- Be Ready When She Comes   @ youtube
- Katie's Gonna Climb My Pole   @ youtube

rec. 1973 in New York by Nick Perls; Graham Hine, voc, g; John Miller, 2nd g; # Alan Seidler, p; Tim Branston, mandolin; Don Payne, b; Alan Schwartzberg, dr
photos: Nick Perls
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Blue Goose BG 2021
121976Tony Trischka
Banjoland


- Yankee Doodle
- Salt Creek
- Follow the Leader
- Don't Let Your Deal go Down
- Foggy Mountain Breakdown
- Dixie Breakdown
- You Won't Know Til You Find Out
- Metal Roses And The Jewel In The Lotus
- Smashing The Atom
- Soddy Daisy
- Patchwork / Kingston Spring
- Song For Aurora

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Rounder 0087

There's another Country Cooking album "Country Cooking with The Fiction Brothers" (Flying Fish 019, rec. fall 1975, rel. 1976 ), on which John Miller is NOT present
131977John Miller: Safe Sweet Home

- Hello Stranger
- As Time Goes By
- For All We Know
- Little White Lies
- The Blue Room
- Just In Time
- I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans

- Time Changes Everything
- Jalapenos
- Blue Moon
- Here I'll Stay
- But Not For Me
- Molly
notes by Tony Trischka
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Rounder 3016


= Vivid VSCD-135 (Jp 2001)

141978Pete Wernick and Friends
Dr. Banjo Steps Out


- Whiskey Before Breakfast
- Plane 45
- Wichita Lineman
- Cross-Eyed Fiddler
- Beatin' My Time
- Gnu Breakdown
- Life's Too Short

- It's A Gift
- Plain & Fancy
- Shady Grove

- Western Wind *
- Lost In The Woods #
- Sally Ann
- The Highest Place


CD bonus tracks:
- Red Clay Of Georgia
- White Fences
- Blueberry Ripple
- Big Rock In The Road

* John Miller bass and violins
# John Miller bass

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Flying Fish FF-046

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(=) Flying Fish FF 70046
(1992)

151979Biding My Time
John Miller Plays George Gershwin

- They Can't Take That Away
- Lady Be Good
- Liza
- Blah, Blah, Blah
- I Got Rhythm
- Our Love Is Here To Stay
- The Man I LOve

- Biding My Time
- Fascinating Rhythm
- Nice Work If You Can Get It
- Of Thee I Sing
- Embraceable You
- Love Walked In
notes by John Miller
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Rounder 3034

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= Vivid CD (Jp 2001)

161987Tony Trischka
Dust On The Needle


- Crossville Breakdown
- Twelve Weeks At Sea (Miller)
- The Only Way
- Jerzy The Peddler
- Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
- Slapback
- Soddy Daisy
- Heartlands
- Roberto's Dream
- Dust on the Needle/Paddy Kelly's Jig
- You Won't Know Til You Find Out
- Black Mountain Rag
- His Mouth Is in His Forehead
- Evansbow
- The Divine Ms. D
- Blown Down Wall
- John's Waltz to the Miller
- New York Chimes
- Looking for the Light
- Salt Creek

John Miller, b, g

Rounder CD 11508
171988Rounder Guitar
Collection Of Acoustic Guitar

- Jalapenos
- Lady Be Good

Rounder RR 11541
17a1988Country Cooking
26 Bluegrass Instrumentals


- Big Ben #
- Shot From Guns #
- Cedar Hill #
- Armadillo Breakdown #
- Trouble Among The Yearlings #
- Powwow The Indian Boy #
- The Old Old House #
- Pacific Slope #
- Orange Mt. Special #
- Farewell Blues #
- Jaybird / Fiddler A Dream #
- Theme Time #
- Huckling The Berries #
- U.S. 40 *
- The Parson's Duck *
- Six Mile Creek *
- Tequila Mockingbird *
- Morning Glory *
- Wagons Ho *
- Barrel Of Fun *
- Plumber's Nightmare *
- Kentucky Bullfight *
- Silver Bell []
- Babka Breakdown []
- Celebration Reel []
- Western Mind []

# previously on Rounder 0006 (1971)
* previously on Rounder 0033 (1973)
[] from 1975 Extended Play Boys session, previously unissued
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Rounder CD 11551
181990Scott Nygaard
No Hurry


- Mary and the Soldier
- Fiddle Tune Medley: Big Sciota / Acorn Hill / Anna Livia
- Meadville
- Bury Me Beneath the Willow
- Never Will I Marry
- It Happened
- Strong and True
- Wheatstraw
- No Hurry
- Red Apple Rag

Scott Nygaard, g; John Reischman, mandolin; Paul Elliott, fiddle; Markie Sanders, b; John Miller, rhythm g; Laurie Lewis, fiddle; Cary Black, b; Tony Furtado, banjo

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Rounder CD 0267
191994Catwalk

- Vernality (Elliott)
- Fiesta Por Juan (Miller)
- Backslide (Moran)
- Her Blue Eyes (Miller)
- The Wheedler (Elliott)
- Long Goodbye (Elliott)
- Nubie (Miller)
- Waltz For One (Elliott)
- Cannon's Law (Elliott)
- Waiting (Miller)
- Can't Stay Mad (Miller)

Catwalk are: Paul Elliot, fiddle, Tom Moran, mandolin, John Miller, g


no label, no #
201995The Real Music Box
25 Years Of Rounder Records

- Lady Be Good

Rounder CD ROUNAN25
211997Sylvia Herold
A Bowl Of Crystal Tears


- Katie Cruel
- The Plains Of Waterloo
- The Merchant's Daughter
- The Banks Of Claudy
- The Widow's Promise
- As I Roved Out
- Courtin' Is A Pleasure
- Mount And Go
- When I Was In My Prime

Singer / instrumentalist from Cats & Jammers with a set of traditional British & Irish folk songs; with Paul Kotapish, John Miller, Mark Graham, Tim O'Brien, Laurie Lewis and many others


Tuxedo CD 925-2

www.sylviaherold.com

22199?Margo Murphy
Love You Madly


Jazz singer from Seattle with guest guitarists Rick Ruskin, John Miller and others

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RR CD9923

231997Ruthie Dornfeld & John Miller
Noches De Fiesta


- Dolor Y Gust (Miller)
- Riippusillan Hambo
- The Wedding Feast (Miller)
- The Singing Moon (Miller)
- Cheguei
- Lamentacion (Miller)
- Sicilienne (Miller)
- Tango Duro (Miller)
- Souvenir De Caracas (Miller)
- Noches De Fiesta (Miller)
- A Slip Of Blue (Miller)
- The Drumshead (Miller)
- Winter Waltz (Miller)
- 1 X 0 (Um A Zero)

Ruthie Dornfeld, violin & John Miller, g

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Orb discs Orb-1001
241998Rebecca Kilgore & John Miller
It's Easy To Remember


- Old Devil Moon
- Mountain Greenery
- Put On A Happy Face
- Look For The Silver Lining
- Here's A Tramp
- Dreamsville
- I'm Shooting High
- There's A Small Hotel
- Willow Road
- Nobody Else But Me
- A Certain Smile
- If I Were A Bell
- The Best Is Yet To Come
- Let's Get Lost
- I Remember You
- Left Alone
- It's Easy To Remember
- Young At Heart
- Little Jazz Bird

Rebecca Kilgore, voc & John Miller, g

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Orb discs Orb-1002

Rebecca Kilgore homepage

251998John Reischman & John Miller
The Singing Moon




John Reischman, mandolin & John Miller, g

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Corvus CD 004

John Reischman homepage

261999Michael R. Bristow
Ocean In A Box

The Music Of Brian Wilson For Solo Acoustic Guitar

- Pet Sounds (John Miller, guitar solo)

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Iregular 0004
272000Del Rey
X-Rey Guitar


with John Miller, g

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Hobemian CD 005

Del Rey homepage

282002Best Of Acoustic Swing
As Time Goes By

- Blue Moon (by John Miller)
- As Time Goes By (by John Miller)
- Mar West (by Tony Rice Unit)
- Neon Tetra (by Tony Rice Unit)
- Take The A-Train (by Joe Venuti)
- Caravan (by Joe Venuti)
- Honey Suckle Rose (by Doug Jermigan & Bucky Pizzarrelli)
- Limehouse Blues by Doug Jermigan & Bucky Pizzarrelli)
- 12 Street Rag (by Bob Brozman)
- Hawaiian Heat Waves Medley (by Bob Brozman)
- Cowboy Calypso (by Russ Barenberg)
- Suave De Samba (by Russ Barenberg)
- China Boy (by Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick)
- Jubille Stomp (by Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick)
- Dallas Rag (by Nashville Jug Band)
- Empty Boudoir Blues (by Nashville Jug Band)

- Liza (by John Miller)
- Lady Be Good (by John Miller)

Vivid VSCD-157
292003John Miller: Hey There

- Hey There
- Wonder Why
- Old Folks
- Namely You
- Baltimore Oriole
- Bye Bye Blackbird
- The Very Thought Of You
- When I See You
- I Could Write A Book
- The Nearness Of You
- I Thought About You
- Moon River
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Orb Discs Orb-1005
302008John Miller: This Old Hammer

- This Old Hammer
- New Cairo Blues
- My Easy Rider
- Smooth Blues for E. H.
- Rolling Log Blues
- Wild About My Lovin'
- Walking Boss
- Keep It Clean
- Cool, Baby, Cool
- I'm Getting Wild About Her
- Milky White Way
- When We All Get Home / Ginny's Frolic
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Orb Discs Orb-1010

Artists influenced
by John Miller (arrangements)
#year
of release
title / "covered" songs / arrangementslabel # / notes
11980Howard Bursen
Cider In The Kitchen


- I Never Cried
"John Miller is one of the most talented musicians I know. He can do anything. He extracted this one from Blind Teddy Darby's 'Built On The Ground,' found on an album called The St. Louis Blues, 1929-33" (from Howard Bursen's liner notes)
= Yazoo Records 1003

Folk Legacy FSI-074

more info

21985Pat Donohue
Manhattan To Memphis


- St. Thomas

Red House RHR 09

more info

www.redhouserecords.com

www.patdonohue.com

31990Phil Heywood
Some Summer Day


- St. Thomas
  ("Sonny Rollins, arr. John Miller")
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Atomic Theory ATD 1105
41996Phil Heywood
Local Joe


- I Never Cried
  ("Teddy Darby, arr. John Miller")
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Atomic Theory ATD 1118
51998Billy Goodman
Walk The Street Alone


- I Never Cried
  ("Blind Ted Darby, arr. Billy Goodman")
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Taxim CD TX 3011-2 AT

billygoodman.com

6199?Pat Donohue
Big Blind Bluesy


- I Never Cried

Bluesky BSR 925

www.patdonohue.com

71999Eric Lugosch
Kind Heroes


- St. Thomas
  ("Sonny Rollins")
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Acoustic Music 1188

www.ericlugosch.com

132005Andy Cohen: Ridiculous Instrumentals

- Big Bill (The Mopper's Blues)
- Harlem Chocolate Babies
- Twelve Sticks
- Brillo's Waltz Drop
- Free At Last
- Happy Time /
St. Thomas #
- United States March
- Miss Lady
- Make Believe Stunt
- Buckdancer's Choice
- Lay Me Down In D
- High Society
- New Gravy Waltz
- Shuffle Rag
- Brady Lake Breezes (A Piano Rag)

# from Andy Cohen's notes to individual tracks: "... stole from Martin Grosswendt, who got it from John Miller, who presumably took it off one of Sonny's records."


Riverlark RL 10108-2

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