Miller Sisters (2)

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The Miller Sisters (from Long Island, NY) are Jeanette, Maxine, Nina, Sandy and Vernel, and were the talented daughters of music entrepreneur William Miller (3), A&R director for Hull Records.

They first recorded Hippity Ha with the adorable flip Until You’re Mine for Herald back in 1955, the same year they also scored a starring role in Fritz Pollar’s R&B picture Rockin’ the Blues, which also included the Harptones, Hurricanes, Wanderers and the great Lula Reed.

In ’56, after releasing Guess Who / How Am I To Know on Ember, they moved to Hull Records, which was the label former Herald Records executive Blanche (Bea) Kaslin’s established along with Billy Dawn and Mr. Miller (apparently Kaslin had just had enough of seeing artists being mistreated, not paid appropriately, and being taken advantage of with contracts). The label had some great R&B success with their very first release from The Heartbeats Crazy For You / Rockin-’n-Rollin-’n-Rhythm-’n-Blues-’n in ’55. While the sisters were at Herald records, their father obtained their release from an exclusive contract that they held with the label and would thereafter freelance for Hull, ACME, Onyx, Riverside, Roulette, Capri and others.
Moving forward to ’61, and it was hully gully fever that was scuffing the dance floors, and the Glodis release Pop Your Finger (flip to You Got To Reap What You Sow) certainly would have been getting some heavy rotations around the dance halls.

1962 brought some crackers for the girls, firstly Rayna’s superb release Dance Little Sister (flipped with I Miss You So), and this is the stuff that just thrills me. Slow and swinging, but heavy on the rhythm, and brutally charming vocals with more sass than one can handle. Then on Riverside, the dizzyingly beautiful ballad Tell Him (flipped with Dance Close).

The Miller Sisters recorded around 22 singles for various labels, and as is the case with this one, some are not easy to find. I feel very fortunate to have my hands on this one, and have made an oath to share it on as many dance floors as I can!
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Miller Sisters (2) - Hippity Ha / Until You're Mine album art The Miller Sisters* Hippity Ha / Until You're Mine Herald US 1955 Sell This Version
45-Q-1002 Miller Sisters (2) - I Ain't Gonna Worry No More album art Earl Robbins And Miller Sisters (2) Earl Robbins And Miller Sisters (2) - I Ain't Gonna Worry No More(7") Q (6) 45-Q-1002 US 1955 Sell This Version
E-1004 Miller Sisters (2) - How Am I To Know / Guess Who album art Miller Sisters (2) How Am I To Know / Guess Who(7", Single, Promo) Ember Records (3) E-1004 US 1956 Sell This Version
102 Miller Sisters (2) - Little Drummer Boy / The Chipmunk Song album art The Miller Sisters* / The Playmakers The Miller Sisters* / The Playmakers - Little Drummer Boy / The Chipmunk Song(7", Single) Bell Records 102 US 1958 Sell This Version
M-1143-45 The Miller Sisters* Please Mr. Disc Jockey / Do You Want To Go(7", Single, Styrene) Miller High-Figh Records M-1143-45 US 1960 Sell This Version
1003 Miller Sisters (2) - You Got To Reap What You Sow / Pop Your Finger (Hully Gully Dance) album art The Miller Sisters* You Got To Reap What You Sow / Pop Your Finger (Hully Gully Dance)(7") Glodis Records 1003 US 1961 Sell This Version
Miller Sisters (2) - Tell Him / Dance Close album art The Miller Sisters* Tell Him / Dance Close (Single) Riverside Records US 1962 Sell This Version
5001 Miller Sisters (2) - I Miss You So / Dance Little Sister album art Miller Sisters (2) I Miss You So / Dance Little Sister(7", Single) Rayna 5001 US 1962 Sell This Version
H-45-750 Miller Sisters (2) - Roll Back The Rug (And Twist) / Don't You Forget album art The Miller Sisters* / Jeannie And The Miller Sisters* The Miller Sisters* / Jeannie And The Miller Sisters* - Roll Back The Rug (And Twist) / Don't You Forget(7", Single) Hull Records H-45-750 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-H-752 Miller Sisters (2) - I Cried All Night / The Hully Gully Reel  album art Miller Sisters (2) I Cried All Night / The Hully Gully Reel (7", Single, Styrene) Hull Records 45-H-752 US 1962 Sell This Version
5004 Miller Sisters (2) - Walk On / Oh Why  album art Miller Sisters (2) Walk On / Oh Why (7") Rayna 5004 US 1962 Sell This Version
R-4491 Miller Sisters (2) - Silly Girl / Baby Your Baby album art Miller Sisters (2) Silly Girl / Baby Your Baby(7", Single, Promo) Roulette R-4491 US 1963 Sell This Version
Miller Sisters (2) - I'm Telling It Like It Is / Until You Come Home I'll Walk Alone album art Miller Sisters (2) I'm Telling It Like It Is / Until You Come Home I'll Walk Alone (Single) GMC Records (4) US 1966 Sell This Version
C-950 Miller Sisters (2) - Cooncha / Hey You album art Miller Sisters (2) Cooncha / Hey You(7", Single) Capri (3) C-950 US Unknown Sell This Version

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