Apr. 2, 2021

ME. I'VE GOTTA BE ME.

I'VE GOTTA BE ME....ABSOLUTELY.

IN 1970, I RECORDED AN ALBUM I CALLED--"I'VE GOTTA BE ME". I WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE ART PORTER TRIO AND THE ALBUM WAS PAID FOR BY MY FATHER.

IN JUST ONE NIGHT-- ART PORTER AND HIS GROUP JOINED ME AT A SMALL, RECORDING STUDIO IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS-- WHERE WE TAPED A LIST OF SONGS THAT WERE MY FATHER’S FAVORITES.  THOSE TAPED SONGS WERE LATER TRANSFERRED TO AN LP RECORD AND PLACED IN AN ALBUM COVER. IT WAS NOTHING FANCY BUT...IT MADE MY WONDERFUL FATHER SO VERY HAPPY.

HE LOVED TO PLAY MY RECORD. HE LOVED HEARING ME SING SUCH SONGS AS “ TIL THERE WAS YOU"---"ON A CLEAR DAY" OR  "MY ROMANCE." OVER TIME—MY FATHER LEARNED TO ENJOY AN OLD FOLK SONG I OFTEN SANG CALLED “THERE IS A SHIP” SO…. I INCLUDED IT ON THE RECORD.

I CHOSE THE TITLE OF MY ALBUM BECAUSE--AT THE TIME--IT WAS “WHO” I WAS BECOMING; IT WAS “WHO” I WAS DETERMINED TO BE.

PLEASE NOTE: AT THE TIME I RECORDED MY ALBUM, I WAS STILL MARRIED AND MY MARRIED NAME WAS PERDUE. AFTER MY DIVORCE IN 1973, I KEPT MY MARRIED NAME UNTIL MY DAUGHTERS WERE GROWN. ONLY THEN--- DID I FEEL COMFORTABLE RETURNING TO MY MAIDEN NAME.....SALLY MILLER.

UPDATE:  I spent years trying to please everyone, trying to make everyone happy--but me.  After a long and difficult struggle…I can finally announce that TODAY….I know exactly who I am and what makes me happy.  Simply-put: "I'VE GOTTA BE ME".

I’ll try to add my Record to my Website soon.  Until Then---Stay Sweet… Stay Loving…. And Stay Close.

Sally