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Frankie Laine

Background information
Birth name Francesco Paolo LoVecchio
Born March 30, 1913
Died February 6, 2007
Genre(s) Pop Standards
Jazz
Rhythm and Blues
Gospel
Folk
Country
Years active 19372005
Label(s) Mercury
Columbia
Capitol
ABC
Amos
Score
Website Official Website

Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (March 30, 1913February 6, 2007), was one of the most successful American singers of the twentieth century. Often billed as America's Number One Song Stylist, his other nicknames include Mr. Rhythm, Old Leather Lungs, and Old Man Jazz. His hits included That's My Desire, That Lucky Old Sun, Mule Train, Cry of the Wild Goose, Jezebel, High Noon, I Believe, Hey Joe!, The Kid's Last Fight, Cool Water, Moonlight Gambler, Love is a Golden Ring, Rawhide, and Lord, You Gave Me a Mountain. His career as an entertainer spanned approximately 75 years, from 1930 (when he sang in between sets with a marathon dance company) to 2005 (when he sang That's My Desire in a PBS special). Image File history File links FLEarlyYrs. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (90th in leap years). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the other definitions that Folk music is now considered... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... For other uses, see Capitol (disambiguation). ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... Amos was a Biblical prophet (see Amos (prophet)) and putative author of the Book of Amos. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (90th in leap years). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... A strangely upbeat sound for a song with rather downbeat lyrics, That’s My Desire was the third and last of a trio of singles released only to radio between 1989 through 1991 from American pop singer Khanoda. ... That Lucky Old Sun is a popular song. ... Mule Train is a popular song written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath, and Fred Glickman. ... Jezebel has several meanings: Jezebel (Bible) is a person in the Bible Jezebel (film) is a 1938 film Jezebel (Japanese band) is a Japanese visual kei band Common Jezebel (Butterfly) Anita ODay was billed as the Jezebel of Jazz Jezebel, a song by Iron & Wine from the Woman King... High Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town marshal who is forced to face a gang of killers by himself. ... I Believe can refer to a number of songs, albums, and plays, with the same name including: I Believe is the debut solo album by Tim Burgess, frontman of The Charlatans. ... Cool Water was a famous song written in 1941 by the equally famous Bob Nolan. ... Rawhide is a hide or animal skin that has not been exposed to tanning and thus is much lighter in color than treated animal hides. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...

Contents

Style

A clarion-voiced singer with lots of style, able to fill halls without a microphone, and one of the biggest hit-makers of late 1940s/early 1950s, Laine had more than 70 charted records, 21 gold records, and worldwide sales of over 250 million disks.[1] Originally a rhythm and blues influenced jazz singer, Laine excelled at virtually every music style, eventually expanding to such varied genres as popular standards, gospel, folk, country, western/Americana, rock 'n' roll, and the occasional novelty number. He was also known as Mr Rhythm for his driving jazzy style. A microphone, sometimes referred to as a mike or mic (both IPA pronunciation: ), is an acoustic to electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the other definitions that Folk music is now considered... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Rock and roll - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


Laine was the first and biggest of a new breed of black-influenced singers who rose to prominence in the post-WWII era. This new, raw, emotionally charged style seemed at the time to signal the end of the previous era's singing styles; and was, indeed, a harbinger of the rock 'n' roll music that was to come. As music historian Jonny Whiteside wrote:

In the Hollywood clubs, a new breed of black-influenced white performers laid down a baffling hip array of new sounds ... Most important of all these, though, was Frankie Laine, a big white lad with 'steel tonsils' who belted out torch blues while stomping his size twelve foot in joints like Billy Berg's, Club Hangover and the Bandbox. ... Laine's intense vocal style owed nothing to Crosby, Sinatra or Dick Haymes. Instead he drew from Billy Eckstine, Joe Turner, Jimmy Rushing, and with it Laine had sown the seeds from which an entire new perception and audience would grow. ... Frank Sinatra represented perhaps the highest flowering of a quarter century tradition of crooning but suddenly found himself an anachronism. First Frankie Laine, then Tony Bennett, and now Johnnie (Ray), dubbed 'the Belters' and 'the Exciters,' came along with a brash vibrancy and vulgar beat that made the old bandstand routine which Frank meticulously perfected seem almost invalid.[2] Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ...

In the words of Jazz critic Richard Grudens:

Frank's style was very innovative, which was why he had such difficulty with early acceptance. He would bend notes and sing about the chordal context of a note rather than to sing the note directly, and he stressed each rhythmic downbeat, which was different from the smooth balladeer of his time.[3]

His 1946 recording of "That's My Desire" remains a landmark record signalling the end of both the dominance of the big bands and the crooning styles favored by contemporaries Dick Haymes and Frank Sinatra.[4] Often called the first of the blue-eyed soul singers,[5] Laine's style cleared the way for many artists who arose in the late 40s and early 50s, including Kay Starr, Tony Bennett, Johnnie Ray and Elvis Presley (who was initially described by critics as "a cross between Johnnie Ray and Frankie Laine").[6] Dick Haymes (born September 13, 1918 in Buenos Aires) was one of the most popular American male vocalists of the 1940s. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Kay Starr on the cover of 2002 collection The Definitive Kay Starr on Capitol Kay Starr (born July 21, 1922) is an American jazz and popular singer. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Johnnie Ray from the trailer for one of his few films, Theres No Business Like Show Business (1954) John Alvin Ray (January 10, 1927–February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...

I think that Frank probably was one of the forerunner of .... blues, of .... rock 'n' roll. A lot of singers who sing with a passionate demeanor -- Frank was and is definitely that. I always used to love to mimic him with 'That's...my...desire.' And then later Johnnie Ray came along that made all of those kind of movements, but Frank had already done them. -- Patti Page[7] Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ...

Throughout the 1950s, Laine enjoyed a second career singing the title songs over the opening credits of Hollywood films and television shows, including: Gunfight at the OK Corral, 3:10 to Yuma, Bullwhip and Rawhide. His rendition of the title song for Mel Brooks' 1974 hit movie Blazing Saddles won an Oscar nomination for Best Song, and on television, Laine's featured recording of Rawhide for the series of the same name became a popular theme song. This does not cite any references or sources. ... ... The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was an event of legendary proportion which has been portrayed in numerous Western films. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rawhide is a country song written by Ned Washington (lyrics) and composed by Dimitri Tiomkin in 1958. ... Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky on May 9, 1926) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, director and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Alex Karras as Mongo in Blazing Saddles Blazing Saddles (1974) is a comedy directed by Mel Brooks and starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, and released by Warner Brothers. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Rawhide was a television western series about cattle drives that aired on CBS from 1959-1966, which starred Eric Fleming and launched the career of Clint Eastwood, who played Rowdy Yates. ...

You can't categorize him. He's one of those singers that's not in one track. And yet and still I think that his records had more excitement and life into it. And I think that was his big selling point, that he was so full of energy. You know when hear his records it was dynamite energy.-- Herb Jeffries[8] Herbert Jeffreys (born September 24, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Black American jazz singer and actor. ...

Biography

Early years

Frankie Laine was born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30, 1913 to Giovanni and Cresenzia LoVecchio (nee Salerno). His parents had emigrated from Monreale, Sicily to Chicago's "Little Italy", where his father worked at one time as the personal barber for gangster Al Capone. His family appears to have had several Mafia connections, and young Francesco was living with his grandfather when the latter was hit by some members of a rival faction. The apse of the cathedral of Monreale Monreale is a small city in the province of Palermo, in Sicily, Italy. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The Near West Side, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois directly adjacent to the downtown central business district (the Loop). ... “Capone” redirects here. ... The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra), is a criminal secret society which first developed in the mid-19th century in Sicily. ...


The eldest of eight children, he got his first taste of singing as a member of the choir in the Church of the Immaculate Conception's elementary school. He next attended Lane Technical High School, where he helped to develop his lung power and breath control by joining the track and field and basketball teams. He realized he wanted to be a singer when he cut school to see Al Jolson's current talking picture, "The Singing Fool." Jolson would later visit Laine when both were filming pictures in 1949, and around this same time Jolson remarked that the talented Laine was going to put them all (all the other singers) out of business. Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson, May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an acclaimed European singer and actor whose career lasted from 1911 until his death in 1950. ...


Even in the 1920's, his vocal abilities were remarkable enough to get him noticed by a slightly older "in crowd" at his school, who began inviting him to parties and to local dance clubs, including Chicago's Merry Garden Ballroom. At 17 he sang before a crowd of 5,000 at The Merry Garden Ballroom to such enthusiastic applause that he ended up performing five encores on his first night. But success as a singer was another 17 years away.


Some of his other early influences during this period included Enrico Caruso, Carlo Buti, and, especially, Bessie Smith -- a record of whose somehow wound up in his parents' collection: Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921) was an Italian opera singer and one of the most famous tenors in history. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...

I can still close my eyes and visualize its blue and purple label. It was a Bessie Smith recording of 'The Bleeding Hearted Blues,' with 'Midnight Blues' on the other side. The first time I laid the needle down on that record I felt cold chills and an indescribable excitement. It was my first exposure to jazz and the blues, although I had no idea at the time what to call those magical sounds. I just knew I had to hear more of them! -- Frankie Laine[9] This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ...

One of the numerous "Greatest Hits" collections for Frankie Laine.

Another singer who influenced him at this time was falsetto crooner Gene Autin. Laine worked after school at a drug store, which was situated across the street from a record store that continually played hit records by Gene Austin over their loud speakers. He would swab down the windows in time to Austins songs. Many years later, Laine related the story to Austin when both were guests on the popular television variety show, Shower of Stars. He would also co-star in a film, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, with Austin's daughter, Charlotte. Image File history File links FLMarathon. ... Shower of Stars was a variety television series broadcast in the United States in the mid-1950s by CBS. Shower of Stars was typically composed of musical comedy revues with an occassional straight play. ...


Shortly after graduating high school, Laine signed on as a member of The Merry Garden's marathon dance company, and toured with them, working dance marathons during the Great Depression (setting the world record of 3,501 hours with partner Ruthie Smith at Atlantic City's Million Dollar Pier in 1932). Still billed as Frank LoVecchio, he would entertain the spectators during the fifteen minute breaks the dancers were given each hour. During his marathon days, he worked with several up-and-coming entertainers including Rose Marie, Red Skelton and a fourteen-year old Anita O'Day for whom he served as a mentor (as noted by Laine in a 1998 interview by David Miller). Marathon dancing is a dance activity originating in 1923 that became very trendy in the 1920s and 1930s. ... The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rose Marie (born August 15, 1923) is an actress who had a career as a child star under the name Baby Rose Marie but is best known for her adult role as Sally Rogers in the The Dick Van Dyke Show. ... Richard Bernard Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American comedian whose greatest impact — in a career which began as a teen circus clown and graduated to vaudeville, Broadway, MGM films, and radio — began when he reached television stardom with The Red Skelton Show (NBC, 1951–1952... Anita ODay (October 18, 1919 – November 23, 2006) was an American jazz singer. ...


Other artists whose styles began to influence Laine at this time were Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong (more his trumpet playing, than his vocals), Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey and, later, Nat "King" Cole. Laine befriended Cole in Los Angeles, when the latter's career was just beginning to take off. Cole recorded a song, It Only Happens Once, that fledgling songwriter Laine had composed. They remained close friends throughout the remainder of Cole's life, and Laine was one of the pall bearers at Cole's funeral. Although they have vastly different styles on the million-selling hits from the 1950's, the two singers have surprisingly similar styles on many of their earlier (and jazzier) ballads. Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later called Lady Day was an American singer widely considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. ... Mildred Bailey (February 27, 1907 – December 12, 1951) was a popular American singer during the 1930s. ... Nat King Cole in The Blue Gardenia (1953) Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a hugely popular American singer and jazz musician. ... Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ...


His next big break came when he replaced Perry Como in the Freddy Carlone band in Cleveland in 1937. Como was another life-long friend of Laine's, who once leant Laine the money to travel to a possible gig. Como would never allow Laine to pay him back, but Laine returned the favor in spades when he saved Como's son from drowning. But Laine's rhythmic style was ill-suited to the sweet sounds of the Carlone band, and the two soon parted company. Success continued to elude Laine, and he spent the next 10 years "scuffling"; alternating between singing at small jazz clubs on both coasts, and a series of jobs including that of a bouncer, a dance instructor, a used car salesman, an agent, a synthetic leather factory worker, and a machinist at a defense plant. It was while working at the defense plant during the Second World War that he first began writing songs ("It Only Happens Once" was written at the plant). Often homeless during his "scuffling" phases, he hit the lowest point of his career, when he was sleeping on a bench in Central Park. Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres or 3. ...

I would sneak into hotel rooms and sleep on floor. In fact, I was bodily thrown out of 11 different New York hotels. I stayed in YMCAs and with anyone who would let me flop. Eventually I was down to my last four cents, and my bed became a roughened wooden bench in Central Park. I used my four pennies to buy four tiny Baby Ruth candy bars and rationed myself to one a day. -- Frankie Laine[10] This article is about the association. ... Baby Ruth wrapped Baby Ruth opened Baby Ruth is a candy bar that is made of chocolate-covered peanuts and nougat, though the nougat found in it is more like fudge than is found in many other American candy bars. ...

He changed his professional name to "Frankie Laine" in 1938, upon receiving a job singing for the New York City radio station WINS. The program director, Jack Coombs, thought that "LoVecchio" was "too foreign sounding, and too much of a mouthful for the studio announcers," so he Americanized it to "Lane." Frankie added the "i" to avoid confusion with a girl singer at the station who went by the name of "Frances Lane." It was at this time that Laine got unknown songbird Helen O'Connell her job with the Jimmy Dorsey band. WINS, deciding that they no longer needed a jazz singer, dropped him. With the help of bandleader Jean Goldkette, he got a job with a sustainer (non-sponsored) radio show at NBC. Just as he was about to start, Germany attacked England and all sustainer broadcasts were pulled off the air in deference to the needs of the military. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... WINS can refer to: Windows Internet Naming Service. ... Jack Coombs or John Wesley aka Colby Jack (1882-1957) played baseball in the pitcher position for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1906 to 1914 before he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1915 where he played 4 seasons untill 1918. ... Helen OConnell (May 23, 1920 – September 9, 1993) was a singer, actress, and dancer. ... James Jimmy Dorsey (February 29, 1904 - June 12, 1957) was a prominent jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and big band leader. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


Laine next found employment in a munitions plant, at what was then a whopping salary of $150.00 a week. He quit singing for what was perhaps the fifth or sixth time of his already long (albeit unsuccessful) career. While working at the plant, he met a trio of girl singers, and became engaged to the lead singer. The group had been noticed by Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records, and convinced Laine to head out to Hollywood with them as their agent. Johnny Mercer John Herndon Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) is regarded as one of Americas greatest songwriters. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... ...


In 1943 he moved out to California where he sang in the background of several Hollywood films including The Harvey Girls, and dubbed the singing voice for an actor in the Danny Kaye comedy The Kid From Brooklyn. It was in Los Angeles in 1944 that he met and befriended disc jockey Al Jarvis and composer/pianist Carl Fischer who was to be his songwriting partner, musical director and piano accompanist until his death in 1954. Their songwriting collaborations included "I'd Give My Life," "Baby, Just For Me," "What Could Be Sweeter?," "Forever More," and the jazz standard "We'll Be Together Again." Kaye entertaining U.S. troops at Sasebo, Japan, 25 Oct 1945 David Daniel Kaminsky, known as Danny Kaye (January 18, 1913 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer and comedian. ...


Unfortunately, the engagement fell through, with the songstess breaking up with the loyal singer-manager when success for her seemed just around the corner. When Al Jarvis later found out how the girl group had mistreated his friend, he pulled their records from his show, effectively breaking their career.


When the war ended, Laine soon found himself "scuffling" again, and was eventually given a place to stay by Jarvis, who allowed the singer the use of his apartment. Jarvis also did his best to help promote the struggling singer's career, and Laine soon had a small, regional following. In the meantime, Laine would make the rounds of the bigger jazz clubs, hoping that the featured band would call him up to perform a number with them. It wasn't until the end of 1946 when Hoagy Carmichael heard him singing at Billy Berg's club in Los Angeles that success finally arrived. Not knowing that Carmichael was in the audience, Laine sang the Carmichael-penned standard "Rockin' Chair" when Slim Gaillard called him up to the stage to sing. This eventually led to a contract with the newly established Mercury records. Laine and Carmichael would later collaborate on a song, "Put Yourself in My Place, Baby". 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Hoagland Howard Hoagy Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Rockin Chair is the fourth studio album (fifth total album) released by singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards. ... Bulee Slim Gaillard (January 4, 1911 or 1916 – February 26, 1991) was a African-American jazz singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, noted for his scat singing and word play. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ...


At Beltone and Atlas

Laine cut his first record in 1944, for a fledgling company called "Beltone Records." The sides were "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," (an uptempo number that's not to be confused with the moody Frank Sinatra of the same name) and a wartime propaganda tune entitled "Brother, That's Liberty." The records failed to make much of an impression, although "Wee Small Hours" is brilliantly executed and shows that the classic Laine style was already fairly mature at this time. The label soon folded, and Laine was picked up by Atlas Records, a "race label" that initially hired him to imitate his friend Nat "King" Cole. Cole would occasionally "moonlight" for other labels, under pseudonyms, while under contract to "Capitol," and as he had previously recorded some sides for Atlas, they figure that fans would assume that "Frankie Laine" was yet another pseudonym for "Cole." In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning is a popular song. ... For other uses, see Capitol (disambiguation). ...


Laine cut his first two numbers for Atlas in the King mode, backed by r&b artist Johnny Moore's group, The Three Blazers which featured Charles Brown and Cole's guitarist (from "The King Cole Trio"), Oscar Moore. The ruse worked and the record sold moderately well, although limited to the "race" market. Laine cut the remainder of his songs for Atlas in his own style. These included standards like "Roses in Picardy" and "Moonlight in Vermont." Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... John Brian Johnny Moore was a basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers were a successful and influential African-American vocal and instrumental group in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Note: there have been several other people named Charles Brown Charles Brown (September 13, 1922 - January 21, 1999) was an American blues singer and pianist, originally a member of The Blazers. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Moonlight in Vermont can refer to: Moonlight in Vermont, a 1943 movie Moonlight in Vermont, a popular song best known in a recording by Margaret Whiting with Billy Butterfields Orchestra Moonlight in Vermont, a 1952 jazz album by Johnny Smith Category: ...


It was also at this time that he recorded a single for Mercury Records: "Pickle in the Middle with the Mustard on Top" and "I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful." He appears only as a character actor on the first side, which features the comedic sing of Artie Auerbach (a.k.a., "Mr. Kitzel" who was a featured player on the Jack Benny radio show. In it, Laine plays a peanut vendor at a ball game and can be heard shouting out lines like "It's a munchy, crunchy bag of lunchy!" The flip side features Laine, and is a jazzy version of an old standard done in the singer's early, signature style (i.e., as a rhythm number). It was played by Laine's friend, disc jockey Al Jarvis, and gained the singer a small West Coast following. Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois – December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor. ... See: West Coast of the United States West Coast, New Zealand West Coast, Tasmania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


"That's My Desire"

Even after Carmichael's discovering him, Laine still was considered to be only an intermission act at Billy Berg's. His next big break came when he dusted off a fifteen-year old song that few people remembered in 1946: "That's My Desire." Laine had picked up the song from songstress June Hart a half a dozen years earlier, when he sang at the College Inn in Cleveland. He introduced "Desire" as a "new" song -- meaning new to his repertoire at Berg's -- but the audience mistook it for a new song that had just been written. He ended up singing it five times that night. After that, Frankie Laine quickly became the star attraction at Berg's, and the record company executives took note.


Laine soon had patrons lining up around the block to hear him sing Desire. Among them was R&B artist Hadda Brooks, known for her boogie woogie piano playing. She went to listen to him every night, and eventually cut her own version of the song, which became a big-hit on the "harlem" charts. "I liked the way he did it" Brooks recalls, "he sings with soul, he sings the way he feels."[11] Boogie woogie has two different meanings: a piano based music style, boogie woogie (music) a dance that imitates the rocknroll of the 50s, boogie woogie (dance) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


He was soon recording for the fledgling Mercury label, and "That's My Desire" was one of the songs cut in his first recording session there. It quickly took the number one spot on the R&B charts, where Laine was initially mistaken for being black; and made it to the #4 spot on the Mainstream charts. Although it was quickly covered by many other artists, including Sammy Kaye who took it to the #2 spot, it was Laine's version that became the standard. ÁSammy Kaye (born Samuel Zarnocay, Jr. ...


"Desire" became Frankie Laine's first Gold Record, and established him as a force in the music world. A series of hit singles quickly followed, including "Black and Blue," "Mam'selle," "Two Loves Have I," "Shine," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Monday Again," and many others. Black And Blue is an album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1976. ... Mamselle is a bittersweet song about a rendez-vous with a mamselle (mademoiselle) in a small café. The music was written by Edmund Goulding, the lyrics by Mack Gordon. ... Look up shine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... On the Sunny Side of the Street is a famous jazz piece that has been composed by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields; and played by such greats as Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie. ...


At Mercury

Frankie Laine's name was synonymous with jazz in the late 40's[12] when, accompanied by Carl Fischer (with whom he wrote the great standard "We'll Be Together Again") and some of the best jazz men in the business, he was swinging standards like "By the River Sainte Marie," "Black and Blue," "Rockin' Chair," "West End Blues" "At the End of the Road," "Ain't That Just Like a Woman," "That Ain't Right," "Exactly Like You," and "Sleepy Ol' River" on the Mercury label. Black And Blue is an album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1976. ... Rockin Chair is the fourth studio album (fifth total album) released by singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards. ... West End Blues is a multi-strain 12 bar blues composition by Joe King Oliver. ... Exactly Like You is a popular song. ...


Jazz purists, will often point to Laine's early recordings as evidence of his having had the potential to become a great jazz singer, ignoring the fact that he continued to alternate jazz and popular recordings throughout the remainder of his career -- culminating in his "Old Man Jazz" album of 2005. But Laine had his greatest success after impresario Mitch Miller, who became the A&R man at Mercury in 1948, recognized a universal quality in Laine's voice which he began to exploit via a succession of chart-topping popular songs often with a folk or western flavor. Mitch Miller (born Mitchell William Miller on July 4, 1911 to a Jewish family in Rochester, New York), is remembered as one of the best-selling recording artists of the 1950s and early 60s. ...


Laine and Miller became a formidable hit-making team whose first collaboration, "That Lucky Old Sun", became the number one song in the country three weeks after its release. It was also Laine's fifth Gold Record. "That Lucky Old Sun" was something brand new to the musical scene in 1949: a folk spiritual which, as interpreted by Laine, became both an affirmation of faith and a working man's wish to bring his earthly sufferings to an end. With lines like "Fuss with my woman/Toil for my kids/Sweat till I'm wrinkled and gray," it's the existential lamentation of the modern, blue-collar "Everyman." And the voice of the "Everyman" was, what to a large degree, what Frankie Laine would come to represent over the years. That Lucky Old Sun is a popular song. ... In literature and drama, the term everyman has come to mean an ordinary individual, with whom the audience or reader is supposed to be able to identify, and who is often placed in extraordinary circumstances. ...


The song was knocked down to the number two position by Laine and Miller's second collaboration, "Mule Train" which proved to be an even bigger hit, making Frankie Laine the first artist to ever simultaneously hold the Number One and Two positions on the charts.) "Mule Train", with its whip cracks and echo, has been cited as the first song to utilize an "aural texture" that "set the pattern for virtually the entire first decade of rock."[13] Mule Train is a popular song written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath, and Fred Glickman. ... And distinguish from wip and WIP. A type of whip known as a riding crop The word whip describes two basic types of tools: A long stick-like device, usually slightly flexible, with a small bit of leather or cord, called a popper, on the end. ... ECHO is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies). ...


"Mule Train" represents a second direction in which Laine's music would be simultaneously heading under the guidance of Mitch Miller: as the voice of the great outdoors and/or of the American West. "Mule Train" is a slice of life in the mid-19th century West, wherein the contents of the packages being delivered by the mule train provide a snapshot into frontier life: "There's some cotton, thread and needles for the folks a-way up yonder/A shovel for a miner who left his home to wander/Some rheumatism pills for the settlers in the hills." The mule train itself, comes to symbolize the indefatigable nature of The American Spirit.


The Laine/Miller collaboration was one of the most fruitful in the history of popular music, producing a seemingly endless run of top forty hits that lasted into the early years of the rock 'n' roll era. Other Laine/Miller Mercury hits included "Shine," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Mam'selle," "Two Loves Have I," "Dream a Little Dream of Me," "All of Me," "Georgia on My Mind," "Blue Turning Grey Over You," "The Stars and Stripes Forever," "Nevertheless," "The Cry of the Wild Goose," "Swamp Girl," "Satan Wears a Satin Gown," and "Music, Maestro Please." Look up shine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... On the Sunny Side of the Street is a famous jazz piece that has been composed by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields; and played by such greats as Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie. ... Mamselle is a bittersweet song about a rendez-vous with a mamselle (mademoiselle) in a small café. The music was written by Edmund Goulding, the lyrics by Mack Gordon. ... Dream a Little Dream of Me is a song, with music composed by classical composer Milton Adolphus in 1931, and lyrics by Gus Kahn. ... Summary Steve Martin plays an attorney dating the boss daughter, who is also an aspiring jazz rhythm guitarist. ... Georgia on My Mind is a song written in 1930 by Stuart Gorrell (lyrics) and Hoagy Carmichael (music). ... The Stars and Stripes Forever is a patriotic American march. ... Broadly speaking, a contradiction is when two or more statements, ideas, or actions are seen as incompatible. ... For other uses, see Satan (disambiguation). ...


"Shine" took advantage of the early confusion regarding Laine's race (many fans initially mistaking him for an African American artist), in a song which strikes an early blow for racial equality. Written in 1910 by Cecil Mack (R.C. McPherson), a ground-breaking African-American songwriter and publisher, it is believed to be based on a real-life friend of vaudevillian George Walker, who with him during the New York City race riots of 1900. The song takes what was then an ethnic slur, "shine," and turns it into what is essentially a badge of honor. It had been a hit for Laine's idol, Louis Armstrong, who would cover several of Laine's hits as well.


"Satan Wears a Satin Gown" is the prototype of yet another recurring motif in Laine's oeuvre, the "Loreli" or "Jezebel" song (both of which would be the titles of later Laine records). The song, which has a loosely structured melody that switches, almost jarringly, in tone and rhythm thoughout, is years ahead of its time. It was pitched to Laine by a young song plugger who would later go on to achieve success as "Tony Bennett." Laine recognized the younger singer's talent, and gave him words of encouragement, which he sorely needed at the time. For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ...


"Swamp Girl" is another entry in the "Loreli"/"Jezebel" in the Laine songbook, that was years ahead of its time as well. In this decidedly gothic tale of a ghostly female spirit who inhabits a more or less metaphorical "swamp," the title femme fatale attempts to lure the singer to his death, calling "Come to the deep where your sleep is without a dream." The swamp girl is voiced (in an obligato) by coloratura Loolie Jean Norman, who would later go on to provide a similar vocal for the theme song of the television series, "Star Trek." The coloratura contrasts well with Laine's rough, masculine voice, and disembodied female voices would continue to appear in the background of many of his records, to great effect. In classical music an obbligato (Italian for obligatory, from Latin word obligare, to oblige; the form obligato is also used) is an elaborate accompanimental part played by a single instrument. ... Coloratura is an old word meaning colouring. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series. ...


"Cry of the Wild Goose" would be Laine's last number one hit (on the American charts). It was written by folksinger Terry Gilkyson, of The Easy Riders fame. Gilkyson would write many more songs for Laine over the next decade, and he and The Easy Riders would back him on the hit single, "Love is a Golden Ring." "Cry of the Wild Goose" falls into the voice of the great outdoors category of Laine songs, with the opening line of its chorus, "My heart knows what the wild goose knows," becoming a part of the American lexicon. Postdlf 19:23, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Hamilton Terry Gilkyson (1916-1999) was a singer, composer, and lyricist. ...


Laine's influence on today's music can be clearly evidenced in his rendition of the Hoagy Carmichael standard, "Georgia on My Mind." Laine's slow, soulful version is an obvious model for the iconic remake by Ray Charles a decade later. Charles would follow-up "Georgia" with remakes of other Frankie Laine hits, including "Your Cheatin' Heart," and "That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)." (Elvis Presley also remade several of Laine's hits, and his early influence on The Beatles has been well documented.) Hoagland Howard Hoagy Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... Your Cheatin Heart is a song written and recorded by the American country music singer and songwriter Hank Williams in 1952, but released after his death in 1953. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. ...


In a recent interview, Mitch Miller described the basis of Laine's appeal:

He was my kind of guy. He was very dramatic in his singing ... and you must remember that in those days there were no videos so you had to depend on the image that the record made in the listener's ears. And that's why many fine artists were not good record sellers. For instance, Lena Horne. Fabulous artist but she never sold many records till that last album of hers. But she would always sell out the house no matter where she was. And there were others who sold a lot of records but couldn't get to first base in personal appearances, but Frankie had it both. -- Mitch Miller[14] Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (born June 30, 1917 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York) is a popular African American singer. ... Mitch Miller (born Mitchell William Miller on July 4, 1911 to a Jewish family in Rochester, New York), is remembered as one of the best-selling recording artists of the 1950s and early 60s. ...

But the biggest label of all was Columbia Records, and in 1950 Mitch Miller left Mercury to embark upon his phenomenally successful career as the A&R man there. Laine's contract at Mercury would be up for renewal the following year, and Miller soon brought Laine to Columbia as well. Laine's contract with Columbia was the most lucrative in the industry until RCA bought Elvis Presley's contract five years later.[15] Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... RCA, formerly an initialism for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by RCA Trademark Management S.A. [1], owned by Thomson SA. The trademark is used by two companies for products descended from that common ancestor: Thomson SA, which manufactures consumer electronics like RCA-branded televisions... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...


At Columbia

The legendary Jazz Spectacular album, with Buck Clayton

Laine began recording for Columbia Records in 1951, where he immediately scored a double-sided hit with the single "Jezebel"/"Rose, Rose, I Love You," confirming his reputation as the premiere hitmaker of the early 50s. Other Laine hits from this period include "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)," "Jealousy (Jalousie)," "The Girl in the Woods," "When You're in Love," "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" (with Jo Stafford), "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Granada," "Hey Joe!," "The Kid's Last Fight," "Cool Water," "Someday," "A Woman in Love," "Love is a Golden Ring" (with The Easy Riders), and "Moonlight Gambler." Image File history File links FLJazz. ... Jazz Spectacular was Frankie Laines 15th 12 long-play album, recorded and originally released in 1955. ... Buck Clayton (born Wilbur Dorsey Clayton in Parsons, Kansas on November 12, 1911-died in New York City on December 8, 1991) was an American jazz trumpet player, fondly remembered for being a leading member of Count Basie’s Old Testament orchestra and leader of mainstream orientated jam session recordings... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Jezebel is a popular song. ... ṝRose, Rose, I Love You is a popular song with music based on a traditional Chinese song, Mei Kuei, which means roses in Chinese. ... High Noon is a popular song. ... Jo Stafford Jo Elizabeth Stafford (born November 12, 1917) is a singer whose career spanned the late 1920s through the early 1960s. ... Your Cheatin Heart is a song written and recorded by the American country music singer and songwriter Hank Williams in 1952, but released after his death in 1953. ... Granada is a 1932 latin popular song written by the Mexican composer Agustín Lara, which has become a standard. ... Cool Water was a famous song written in 1941 by the equally famous Bob Nolan. ... Someday is the name of various songs and short stories: Someday, a song by Ash on their 2001 album Free All Angels Someday, single by EMYLI Someday (Flipsyde song) Someday (Glass Tiger song) Someday (Mariah Carey song) Someday, a song by Moby Grape from their 1967 album Moby Grape Someday... A Woman In Love is a popular song. ... Hamilton Terry Gilkyson (1916-1999) was a singer, composer, and lyricist. ...


One of the signature songs of the early 50s, "Jezebel" takes the "loreli" motif to its ultimate end, with Laine shouting "Jezebel!" (read "Whore!") at the woman has destroyed him. In Laine's words, the song uses "flamenco rhythms to whip up an atmosphere of sexual frustration and hatred while a guy berated the woman who'd done him wrong."[16]


"High Noon" was the theme song from the highly popular western motion picture starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. It had been sung by cowboy star Tex Ritter in the film, but it was Laine's recording that became the big hit. From this point on, Laine would be the one to sing the theme songs over the opening credits of many Hollywood and television westerns. He would become so thoroughly identified with these title songs that Mel Brooks would hire him to sing the theme song for his classic-cult film western spoof, "Blazing Saddles." Look up West in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Grace, Princess of Monaco nee Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American film actress who, upon marriage to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956, became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, but was generally known as Princess Grace of Monaco. ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... Tex Ritter Tex Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974) was an American country singer and actor. ... ... Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky on May 9, 1926) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, director and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies. ... Alex Karras as Mongo in Blazing Saddles Blazing Saddles (1974) is a comedy directed by Mel Brooks and starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, and released by Warner Brothers. ...


At this time, Laine's popularity in the United Kingdom surpassed that of his popularity in the States (and he was still a perennial Top Forty hitmaker stateside. Many of his hit records in the UK were only minor hits in his native country. Songs like "The Gandy Dancer's Ball," "The Rock of Gibraltar," and "Answer Me, O Lord" were much bigger hits for him abroad. "Answer Me" would later provide the inspiration for Paul McCartney's composition "Yesterday." It was also there that he broke attendance records when appearing at the legendary Palladium, and where he launched his first successful television series (with songstress Connie Haines. Answer Me is a popular song, originally written (with German lyrics, under the title Mutterlein) by Gerhard Winkler and Fred Ravich. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an iconic Academy Award– and Grammy Award–winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Look up yesterday in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... General Name, Symbol, Number palladium, Pd, 46 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 5, d Appearance silvery white metallic Standard atomic weight 106. ...


A consummate duettist, Mitch Miller teamed him up with many of Mercury and Columbia's biggest artists. He scored hits with Patti Page ("I Love You for That") at Mercury, Doris Day ("Sugarbush"), Jo Stafford ("Hey, Good Lookin'," "Gambella (The Gambling Lady)," "Hambone," "Floatin' Down to Cotton Town," "Settin' the Woods on Fire," and many others), Jimmy Boyd ("Tell Me a Story," "The Little Boy and the Old Man"), the Four Lads ("Rain, Rain, Rain") and Johnnie Ray ("Up Above My Head (I Hear Music in the Air"). Although he certainly had the vocal prowess to overwhelm his singing partners, Laine never attempts to compete with them; choosing, instead, to complement their styles. This gracious approach to collaborations carried over to his film career as well, where he would offer to sing duets in the key of his lesser known co-stars. Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... Sugar Bush is a popular song. ... Hey Good Lookin may refer to: Hey Good Lookin, a song by Hank Williams. ... The Juba dance or hambone, originally known as Pattin Juba (Giouba, Haiti: Djouba), is a style of dance that involves stomping as well as slapping and patting the arms, legs, chest, and cheeks. ... Jimmy Boyd (born January 9, 1939) is an American singer, musician, and actor. ... Tell Me A Story was a Christmas single by Hilary Duff featuring Lil Romeo. ... The Four Lads, in a 50s nostalgia concert which aired on PBS. The Four Lads were a singing group. ... Johnnie Ray from the trailer for one of his few films, Theres No Business Like Show Business (1954) John Alvin Ray (January 10, 1927–February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. ...


Frankie scored a total of 39 hit records on the charts while at Columbia,[17] and it is many of his songs from this period that are most readily associated with him. His Greatest Hits album, released in 1957, has been a perennial best seller that has never gone out of print. His songs at Columbia included everything from pop and jazz standards, novelties, gospel, spirituals, r&b numbers, country, western, folk, rock 'n' roll, calypso, foreign language, children's music, film and television themes, tangos, light operetta, and some that defy characterization. His vocal style could range anywhere from shouting out lines from rhythm numbers to soft, intimate romantic ballads. And, although his recordings were always immediately recognizable as "Frankie Laine songs," his virsatility appears to have worked against him. Modern critics tend to pigeonhole singers into one or two styles, and have tagged Laine as a "cowboy" or "novelty" singer, while ignoring the larger body of his work.


Both in collaboration with Jo Stafford and as a solo artist, Laine was one of the earliest, and most frequent, Columbia artists to bring country numbers into the mainstream. While these early country crossovers were arranged and recorded as much in the pop tradition as that of country, Laine's records were much closer in spirit to the originals than the more traditional adaptations used by fellow Columbia artists like Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett. Late in his career, Laine would go on to record two straight country albums ("A Country Laine" and "The Nashville Connection") that would fully demonstrate his ability to inflect multiple levels of emotional nuances into a line or word, proving him to be a true master of this genre as well. Many of his pop-country hits from the early 1950s featured the steel guitar playing of "Speedy" West and sounded surprisingly close to rock 'n' roll. Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ...


His duets with Doris Day are interesting in that they were folk-pop adaptations of traditional South African folk songs, translated by folk singer Josef Marais. Marais would also provide Laine and Jo Stafford with a similar translation of a song which Stafford seems to have particularly disliked called "Chow Willy." The Laine-Day duets are marked by a barely hidden sexual context that seems to have put one over on the censors. The sexual double-entendre of "Sugarbush" is, today, blatantly apparent from its title, and one doubts that the phrase went over the heads of many listeners even during the time of its release (the song was released during the Korean War, and as was the case with World War II, the censors tended to be more lenient for the duration. The flip-side, "How Lovely Cooks the Meat" is equally blatant in its thinly disguised sexual content. Although "Sugarbush" brought Laine & Day a gold record, they would never team up again -- possibly because Day's husband-manager, Marty Melcher was jealous of Laine who had been romantically linked to Day by the tabloids in 1949. Josef Marais (1905-1978) was a popular singer from South Africa. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


In 1953 he set two more records (this time on the UK charts): weeks at No 1 for a song ("I Believe," which held the number one spot for 18 weeks), and weeks at No 1 for an artist in a single year (27 weeks: a little over half the year, when "Hey Joe!" and "Answer Me, O Lord" became number one hits as well). In spite of the popularity of rock 'n' roll artists like Elvis Presley and The Beatles, fifty-plus years later, both of Laine's records still hold.[18] 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... I Believe can refer to a number of songs, albums, and plays, with the same name including: I Believe is the debut solo album by Tim Burgess, frontman of The Charlatans. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. ...

Laine with his most frequent duet partner, Jo Stafford.

In 1954, Laine gave a Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II which he cites as one of the highlights of his career. By the end of the decade he remained far ahead of Elvis Presley as the most successful artist on the British charts. See the "Chart of All Time" for details. "I Believe" is listed as the second most popular song of all time on the British charts as well.[19] Image File history File links FLandJo. ... Jo Stafford Jo Elizabeth Stafford (born November 12, 1917) is a singer whose career spanned the late 1920s through the early 1960s. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...


"I Believe" marked yet another direction for Laine's music: that of the spiritual. A devout Roman Catholic from childhood, Laine would continue to record songs of faith and inspiration throughout his career; beginning with his rocking gospel album with the Four Lads, which, along with the hit song "Rain, Rain, Rain," included classic renditions of such soul-stirring songs as "Remember Me," "Didn't He Moan," "I Feel Like My Time Ain't Long," and "I Hear the Angels Singing." Other Laine spiritual would include "My Friend," (Inexplicably, this record was only released abroad. It's vastly superior to the Eddie Fisher version which was a hit in the US.), "In the Beginning," "Make Me a Child Again," "My God and I," and "Hey! Hey! Jesus." The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... For other uses, see Gospel (disambiguation). ... Remember Me can refer to Remember Me, a Star Trek episode Remember Me, a 2001 release by the band British Sea Power Remember Me, a 2003 release by the band British Sea Power Remember Me (book) A mystery novel by Mary Higgins Clark Remember Me, a 2003 release by the... My Friend is a song written and recorded by Jimi Hendrix in New York City in 1968 during the recording sessions for Electric Ladyland. ... Eddie Fisher is the name of these famous people: Eddie Fisher (baseball player) Eddie Fisher (singer) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... In the Beginning is a phrase that is used in many contexts. ...


Mr. Rhythm

1953 was also the year that Laine recorded his first long playing album that was released, domestically, solely as an album (prior to this his albums had been compiled from previously released singles). The album was titled "Mr. Rhythm," as Laine was often referred to at that time, and featured many jazz-flavored, rhythm numbers similar in style to the work he'd been doing at Mercury. The album's songlist was made up of "Great American Songbook" standards, each of which could lay a strong claim for being the "definitive" version. The tracks were "Some Day, Sweetheart," "A Hundred Years from Today," "Laughing at Life," "Lullaby in Rhythm," "Willow, Weep for Me," "My Ohio Home," "Judy" and "After You've Gone." The final number features a rare vocal duet with his accompanist/musical director, Carl Fischer. Paul Weston's orchestra provided the music. Songwriter Harold Arlen (right) with singer Bing Crosby (left) and Decca Records owner Jack Kapp (center) The Great American Songbook is an informal term referring to a period of American popular music songwriting that took place between the 1930s and 1960s. ... A Hundred Years from Today is a popular song. ... The Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (彗星, comet) was a single-seat dive bomber of the Imperial Japanese Navy. ... After Youve Gone is a British sitcom that has not yet aired starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, Celia Imrie and Dani Harmer. ... Paul Weston (real name Wetstein) (March 12, 1912 - September 20, 1996) was a US pianist, arranger, composer and conductor. ...


Portrait of New Orleans

Released as a 10" in 1953, and a 12" in 1954, this album features the talents of both Mr. Laine, Jo Stafford and bandleader Paul Weston, a Tommy Dorsey alumnus who lead one of the top bands of the 1950s -- and just happened to be married to Jo Stafford. An album of New Orleans styled tunes was probably Weston's idea, as he was heavily into the New Orleans sound at the time. The album was a mix of both solo recordings and duets by the two stars, and of new and previously released material including Stafford's hits single, "Make Love to Me," "Shrimp Boats," and "Jambalaya." Laine and Stafford duetted on "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," "Floatin' Down to Cotton Town," and "Basin Street Blues"; and Laine soloed on "New Orleans" (not to be confused with "New Orleans" a.k.a. "The House of the Rising Sun" which Laine later recorded), "Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans," and "When It's Sleepy Time Down South," along with a pair of cuts taken from his "Mr. Rhythm" album. Tommy Dorsey, in a publicity shot for The Big Apple Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... Make Love To Me is a popular song. ... Shrimp Boats was a popular song in the 1950s. ... Improvised looking bowl of jambalaya This article is about the food. ... Basin Street Blues is a song written in Dixieland Swing style, by Spencer Williams. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... The House of the Rising Sun is a folk song from the United States. ...


Jazz Spectacular

No album was ever more appropriately named. This one featured not only exhilarating jazz vocals by Laine, who seems to be thoroughly enjoying himself, but classic jazz licks on trumpet by a former featured player in the Count Basie orchestra, Wilbur "Buck" Clayton, and trombonists J.J. Johnson and Kai Windling, and piano by Andre Previn. The tracks included several songs that had long been a standard part of the Laine repertoire over the years: "Sposin'," "Baby, Baby, All the Time," and "Roses of Picardy" along with great jazz standards like "Stars Fell on Alabama," "That Old Feeling," and "Taking a Chance on Love." The album proved to be popular with both jazz and popular music fans, and was often cited by Laine as his personal favorite as well. An improvised tone is apparent throughout, with Laine at one point reminiscing with one of the musicians about the days they performed together at Billy Berg's. William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. ... J.J. Johnson, in about the mid-1960s J.J. Johnson (born James Louis Johnson) in Indianapolis, Indiana, (January 22, 1924 - February 4, 2001), was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. ... Andr Previn (born April 6, 1929) is a prominent pianist, orchestral conductor, and composer. ... The Current Alabama License Plate Stars Fell on Alabama is the title of a 1934 jazz standard composed by Frank Perkins with lyrics by Mitchell Parish. ... That Old Feeling can refer to: That Old Feeling, a popular song written in 1937 but best known in a 1955 recording by Patti Page That Old Feeling, a 1997 movie Category: ...


Frankie Laine and the Four Lads

The Four Lads (Bernie Toorish, Jimmy Arnold, Frank Busseri and Connie Codarini) had started out as a Canadian-based gospel group, who first gained fame as the backup singer on Johnnie Ray's early chart-bussters ("Cry," "The Little White Cloud that Cried," but had since begun to garther a following on their own with songs like "The Mocking Bird," and "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)." Several of their collaborations with Laine out-rock even their famed Johnnie Ray numbers. The album produced one big hit, "Rain! Rain! Rain1," but tracks like "Remember Me,", "I Feel That My Time Ain't Long," and "Didn't He Moan." These are soul-stirring gospel-revivalist songs of faith, and clearly illustrate the complicated interrelationships between pop, country & western and blues/rhythm and blues which would eventually morph into rock 'n' roll. The last four tracks were recorded at a slightly later session (after rock 'n' roll had just begun to make its presence felt), and could easily be looked at as rock 'n' roll songs with religious themes. Johnnie Ray from the trailer for one of his few films, Theres No Business Like Show Business (1954) John Alvin Ray (January 10, 1927–February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Cry may refer to: The mammalian behavior that brings about tears Usually an expression of a sad emotion A song, from an album of the same name, released in 2002 by the band Simple Minds A single released in 2002 by American pop artist Mandy Moore This is a disambiguation... The Mocking Bird is a popular song. ... Istanbul (Not Constantinople) was the title to a song originally performed by The Four Lads in 1953, and was written by Jimmy Kennedy and Nat Simon. ...


Rockin'

One of Laine's most popular albums, this album reset several of his former hits in a driving, brassy orchestration by Paul Weston and his orchestra, calculated to serve as a classic pop variant of/forerunner to rock 'n' roll. A couple of the remakes ("That Lucky Old Sun," and "We'll Be Together Again,") have since gone on to become the best known (and consequently best remembered) versions of the songs (supplanting the original hit versions). Other songs on this album include: "Rockin' Chair," "By the River Sainte Marie," "Black and Blue," "Blue Turning Grey Over You," "Shine," and "West End Blues." The album's title is less a reference to rock and roll (although Columbia executives surely did nothing to discourage it), as a reference to the Duke Ellington song of that same name. Unlike Mitch Miller, Laine liked the new musical form known as "rock 'n' roll," and was anxious to try his hand at it. And, although they were never hits, due more to his age than to the quality of the recordings themselves, they remain some of the most fascinating rock performances of the decade. That Lucky Old Sun is a popular song. ... Rockin Chair is the fourth studio album (fifth total album) released by singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards. ... Black And Blue is an album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1976. ... Look up shine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... West End Blues is a multi-strain 12 bar blues composition by Joe King Oliver. ... Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899–May 24, 1974) was an American jazz composer, pianist, and band leader who has been one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music. ...


Michel Legrand

French composer/arranger Michel Legrand teamed up with Laine to record a pair of albums in 1958. The first album, "Foreign Affair," was built around an ingenius concept (that of recording the tracks in different languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Unfortunately the international air of the albums didn't carry over to the fans who, regardless of country, only wanted records in their own language. Michel Legrand (born February 24, 1932 in Paris) is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor and pianist. ... Album cover from Foreign Affair Foreign Affair is a 1989 album by Tina Turner. ... Look up English, english in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Throughout the remainder of the 50s and into the early 60s, he released a number of theme albums including Balladeer (folk songs), Torchin' (Torch songs), Hell Bent For Leather (western songs), Call Of The Wild (outdoor songs), Wanderlust (the last four with John Williams' Orchestra), etc. John Tower Williams would later go on to be one of the most influential motion picture composers of the late 20th century, providing the scores for such blockbusters as "Jaws," "Star Wars," "Superman," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and "Schindler's List." He recently said the following words about Laine: Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the other definitions that Folk music is now considered... Wanderlust was Frankie Lainess 42nd 12 long-play album, recorded and originally released in 1963. ... John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer and conductor. ... Look up jaw in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Raiders of the Lost Ark, also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a 1981 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Frankie Laine was somebody that everybody knew. He was a kind of a household word like Frank Sinatra or Bobby Darin or Peggy Lee or Ella Fitzgerald -- Frankie Laine was one of the great popular singers and stylists of that time. ... And his style ... he was one of those artists who had such a unique stamp -- nobody sounded like he did. You could hear two notes and you knew who it was and you were right on the beam with it right away. And of course that defines a successful popular artist, at least at that time. These people were all uniquely individual and Frank was on the front rank of those people in his appeal to the public and his success and certainly in his identifiability. -- John Williams.[20]

It is during this period that many of Laine's fans consider his voice to have been at its peak.[21] "De Glory Road," from his Wanderlust album of 1963 was one of Laine's personal favorites. Other great Laine album cuts from Columbia include: "You Are My Love," "Because," "I Would Do Most Anything for You," "Blue Moon," "Lover Come Back to Me," "Rocks and Gravel," "On a Monday," "And Doesn't She Roll," "Riders in the Sky," "Serenade," "Bowie Knife," "Wanted Man," "La Paloma," "Midnight on a Rainy Monday," "These Foolish Things," "I Got it Bad," "On the Road to Mandalay," and "Stars Fell on Alabama." Wanderlust was Frankie Lainess 42nd 12 long-play album, recorded and originally released in 1963. ... You Are My Love can refer to: You Are My Love, a song with music by Constantine Callinicos and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, popularized by Mario Lanza You Are My Love, a popular song written by Jimmie Nabbie and popularized by Joni James You Are My Love, a song... Look up because in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Cover of sheet music for Blue Moon arranged by Jeff Funk, scored by SATB choir, and published by Alfred Publishing Co. ... Riders in the Sky are Joey the Cowpolka King, Woody Paul, Ranger Doug and Too Slim (January 2007) Riders in the Sky is a Western music and comedy group which began performing 1977. ... In music, a Serenade (or sometimes Serenata) is, in its most general sense, a musical composition, and/or performance, in someones honor. ... Bowie knife is a term commonly used in modern times to refer to any large sheath knife. ... Wanted Man is the first track on glam metal band Ratts popular album Out of the Cellar. ... La Paloma (S.Iradier) La Paloma is one of the most popular songs ever written, having been produced and reinterpreted in diverse cultures, settings, arrangements, and recordings over the last 140 years. ... These Foolish Things is a 1973 album by Bryan Ferry. ... The Current Alabama License Plate Stars Fell on Alabama is the title of a 1934 jazz standard composed by Frank Perkins with lyrics by Mitchell Parish. ...


Social Activism

Along with opening the door for many R&B performers, Laine played a significant role in the civil rights movements of the 1950s and '60s. When Nat King Cole's television show was unable to get a sponsor, Laine crossed the color line, becoming the first white artist to appear as a guest (foregoing his usual salary of $10,000.00 as Cole's show only paid scale). Many other top white singers followed suit, including Tony Bennett and Rosemary Clooney, but Cole's show still couldn't get enough sponsors to continue. Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ...


In the following decade, Frankie Laine joined several African American artists who gave a free concert for Martin Luther King's supporters during their Selma to Montgomery marches on Washington DC.[22] “Martin Luther King” redirects here. ... John Lewis (on right in trench coat) and Hosea Williams (on the left) lead marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, March 7, 1965 The Selma to Montgomery marches, which included Bloody Sunday, were three marches that marked the political and emotional peak of the American civil rights movement. ...


Laine, who had a strong appreciation of African-American music, went so far as to record at least two songs that have being black as their subject matter, "Shine" and Fats Waller's "Black and Blue". Both were recorded early in his career at Mercury, and helped to contribute to the initial confusion among fans about his race. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Laine was also active in many charities as well, including Meals on Wheels and The Salvation Army. Among his charitable works were a series of local benefit concerts and his having organized a nationwide drive to provide "Shoes for the Homeless." He donated a large portion of his time and talent to many San Diego charities and homeless shelters, as well as the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul Village. He was also an emeritus member of the board of directors for the Mercy Hospital Foundation. Meals on Wheels is the name of a nutrition program available in several countries which delivers a meal to the home of an individual, usually a senior age 60 or older, who is unable to purchase or prepare meals themself. ... The Salvation Army is a Evangelist Christian denomination, a charity and a social services organization. ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ...


Film and Television

A poster for one of the movies Laine starred in during the 1950s.

Beginning in the late 1940s, Frankie Laine starred in over a half dozen backstage musicals, often playing himself; several of these were written and directed by a young Blake Edwards. The films were: "Make Believe Ballroom" - Columbia, 1949; "When You’re Smiling" - Columbia, 1950; "Sunny Side Of The Street" - Columbia, 1951; "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" - Columbia, 1952; "Bring Your Smile Along" - Columbia, 1955; "He Laughed Last" - Columbia, 1956; and "Meet Me In Las Vegas" - MGM, 1956. The last, a big budget MGM musical starring Cyd Charisse features Laine performing "Hell Hath No Fury" and provides us with a glimpse of what his 1950s Las Vegas nightclub act must have been like. Image File history File links FLMovies. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Cyd Charisse Cyd Charisse is an American dancer and actress. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


His films were very popular in the United Kingdom, but failed to establish him as a movie star in the United States. State side, Laine gained more popularity in the new medium of television.


On television he hosted three variety shows: The Frankie Laine Hour in 1950, The Frankie Laine Show"(with Connie Haines) 1954-5, and "Frankie Laine Time" in 1955-6. The Last was a summer replacement for The Arthur Godfrey Show and featured such high-powered guest stars as Ella Fitzgerald, Johnnie Ray, Georgia Gibbs, The Four Lads, Cab Calloway, Patti Page, Eddie Heywood, Duke Ellington, Boris Karloff, Patti Andrews, Joni James, Shirley MacLaine, Gene Krupa, Teresa Brewer, Jack Teagarden and Polly Bergen. Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer. ... Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Johnnie Ray from the trailer for one of his few films, Theres No Business Like Show Business (1954) John Alvin Ray (January 10, 1927–February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Georgia Gibbs (August 17, 1919[1] - December 9, 2006) was an American singer, most popular in the 1950s. ... The Four Lads, in a 50s nostalgia concert which aired on PBS. The Four Lads were a singing group. ... Cab Calloway, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907–November 18, 1994) was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. ... Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ... Eddie Heywood (birthname:Edward Heywood, Jr. ... Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899–May 24, 1974) was an American jazz composer, pianist, and band leader who has been one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music. ... Boris Karloff (born William Henry Pratt) (East Dulwich, November 23, 1887 – February 2, 1969) was an English actor, who emigrated to Canada in the 1910s, best known for his roles in horror films and the creation of the Monster in 1931s Frankenstein. ... Joni James on the cover of her 2002 collection Platinum & Gold: The MGM Years Joni James (born Giovanna Carmella Babbo, on September 22, 1930) is an American singer of traditional pop music. ... Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty April 24, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actress, well-known not only for her acting, but for her devotion to her belief in reincarnation. ... Gene Krupa Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. ... A drawing of Teresa Brewer on the cover of her 1991 collection 16 Most Requested Songs Teresa Brewer (born as Theresa Breuer, May 7, 1931) is a United States singer. ... Weldon Leo Jack Teagarden Trombonist (1905-1964) Weldon Leo Jack Teagarden (August 20, 1905 in Vernon, Texas - January 15, 1964) was an influential jazz trombonist and vocalist. ... Polly Bergen (born Nellie Paulina Burgin on July 14, 1930, in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American actress, singer, and entrepreneur. ...

He had a different sound, you know and he had such emotion and heart. And of course you recognized Frankie, just like Sinatra had that sound that you'd always recognize. That's what made for hit records, as well as being a great singer. But you have to have a real special sound that never changes. He could do it all ... but again, you always knew that it was Frankie Laine. -- Connie Haines[23]

He was a frequent guest star on various other shows of the time including Shower of Stars, The Steve Allen Show, The Toast of the Town, What's My Line?, This is Your Life, Bachelor Father, The Sinatra Show, The Walter Winchell Show, The Perry Como Show, The Gary Moore Show, Masquerade Party, The Mike Douglas Show, and American Bandstand. Steve Allen on the cover of Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, and Morality Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American musician, comedian, and writer who was instrumental in innovating the concept of the television talk show. ... This Is Your Life was a television documentary series hosted by its producer, Ralph Edwards. ... Walter Winchell (April 7, 1897 – February 20, 1972), an American newspaper and radio commentator, invented the gossip column at the New York Evening Graphic. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ...


In the 1960s, he continued appearing on variety shows like Laugh-In, but took on several serious guest-starring roles in shows like Rawhide, Burke's Law, and Perry Mason. His theme song for Rawhide proved to be popular and helped to make the show, starring a young, unknown actor named Clint Eastwood a hit. Other TV series' for which Laine sang the theme song included "Gunslinger," and "Rango." In 1976, Frankie recorded the Beatles song, “Maxwell's Silver Hammer” for the ill advised documentary All This and World War II. Rowan & Martins Laugh-In was a United States comedy television show broadcast from January 22, 1968 through 1973 over the NBC Network. ... Rawhide is a hide or animal skin that has not been exposed to tanning and thus is much lighter in color than treated animal hides. ... Perry Mason is a fictional defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. ... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Maxwells Silver Hammer is a song performed by The Beatles, with Paul McCartney singing the lead, and is included on their album Abbey Road. ... All This and World War II (1976) is a musical documentary. ...


Frankie Laine performed at three Academy Awards ceremonies: 1950 ("Mule Train"), 1960 ("The Hanging Tree"), and 1975 ("Blazing Saddles"). Only last two of these ceremonies were televised. In 1981 he performed a medley of his hits on "American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special," where he received a standing ovation from the many celebrities present. Later appearances include "Nashville Now," 1989 and "My Music," 2006.


At Capitol, ABC, and Beyond

In 1963 Frankie Laine left Columbia for Capitol Records, but his two years there only produced one album and a handful of singles (mostly of an inspirational nature). He continued performing regularly at this time, including a South African tour. Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the...

You Gave Me a Mountain, one of Laine's hit albums for ABC Records in the 1960s

After switching to ABC Records in the late 1960s, he found himself right back at the top of the charts again, beginning with the first song he'd recorded there, "I'll Take Care of Your Cares." Written as a waltz in the mid-1920s, "Cares" had become the unofficial theme song of the Las Vegas call girls but was virtually unknown outside of the strip. Laine recorded a swinging version that made it to number 39 on the national and to number 2 on the adult contemporary charts. A string of hits followed including "Making Memories," "You Wanted Someone to Play With," "Laura, What's He Got that I Ain't Got," "To Each His Own" "Born to be with You," "I Found You," and "Lord, You Gave Me A Mountain" (which was written for him by country legend Marty Robbins. The last song was a number one hit on the adult contemporary charts (#24 national), and proved that Laine was as big a hit-maker as ever. His last single to hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart (Peaking at #86 national) was the forceful reminder that "Dammit Isn't God's Last Name". Image File history File links FLmountain. ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... Marty Robbins, (September 26, 1925, Glendale, Arizona - December 8, 1982), was an American Country & Western Hall of Fame musician. ...


Seeking greater artistic freedom, Laine left ABC for the much smaller Amos Records, where he cut two albums in a modern, rock-influenced vein. The first album contained contemporary versions of his greatest hits, such as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "That Lucky Old Sun," "I Believe," "Jezebel," "Shine," and "Moonlight Gambler." The new arrangements worked surprisingly well and many of the cuts can stand alongside of the originals.[24] His second album for Amos was called "A Brand New Day" and, along with the title song, features all new material including "Mr. Bojangles", "Proud Mary," "Put Your Hand in the Hand," "My God and I," and "Talk About the Good Times." It is one of Frankie Laine's personal favorites.[25] Unfortunately for Laine, Amos, which was soon to fold from lack of funds, couldn't adequately promote them at the time. However they are still available through CD re-releases. After Amos folded, Laine started his own label, Score Records, which is still producing albums today. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Later years

"Old Man Jazz" himself, on the cover of his recent Old Man Jazz album.

His career slowed down a little in the 1980s due to triple and quadruple heart bypasses, but he nevertheless continued cutting albums including Wheels Of A Dream (1998), Old Man Jazz (2002) and The Nashville Connection (2004). Image File history File links FLOldManJazz. ...


In 1986, he recorded an album, Round Up with Eric Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, which made it to the classical charts. Laine was reportedly pleased and amused,[26] having also placed songs on the country, rhythm and blues, and popular charts in his time.


He recorded his last song, "Taps/My Buddy," shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack on America. The song was dedicated to the New York City Fire Fighters, and Laine has stipulated that profits from the song are donated, in perpetuity, to the NY Fire Fighters.


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On February 6, 2007, Laine died of heart failure at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California, at 93. In a prepared statement Laine's family said, "He will be forever remembered for the beautiful music he brought into this world, his wit and sense of humor, along with the love he shared with so many."[28] February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Nickname: Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer...


Marriages

After a brief marriage in the 1940s, Laine married actress Nan Grey (June 1950 - July 1993) and adopted her daughters from a previous marriage, Pam and Jan. Their forty-three year union lasted until her death. Following a three-year engagement to Anita Craighead, which also ended in his partner's death, the 86-year old singer married Marcia Ann Kline in June 1999. This last pairing would last for the remainder of his life.


Final appearance

In 2005 he appeared in the PBS My Music special despite a recent stroke. Laine died of heart failure on February 6, 2007, following hip replacement surgery at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, not far from his Point Loma home. He was 93. A memorial mass for the late singer, who was a Roman Catholic, was held on Monday, February 12, at the Immaculata parish church on the campus of the University of San Diego. Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Old Point Loma Lighthouse Jon Sullivan Point Loma is a scenic hill that sits atop San Diego Bay, in California, USA. Point Lomas well known landmark is the Cabrillo National Monument, named after Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese navigator sailing in the service of Spain, the first European...


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Hit singles

Release date Title UK chart position US Billboard chart position US Adult Easy Listening chart position Gold Record
1947 "That's My Desire" 4 *
1947 "Black and Blue" 27
1947 "Mamselle" 14
1947 "On the Sunnyside of the Street" *
1947 "Two Loves Have I" 21 *
1948 "Shine" 9 *
1948 "Monday Again" 24
1948 "Baby, That Ain't Right" 20
1948 "You're All I Want for Christmas" 11
1948 "Ah, But It Happens" 21
1949 "Now That I Need You" 20
1949 "That Lucky Old Sun" 1 *
1949 "Mule Train" 1 *
1950 "Cry of the Wild Goose" 1 *
1950 "Satan Wears a Satin Gown" 28
1950 "Swamp Girl" 12 *
1950 "Stars and Stripes Forever" 20
1950 "Music, Maestro Please" 13
1950 "Dream a Little Dream of Me" 18
1950 "Nevertheless" 11
1950 "If I Were a Bell" 30
1951 "The Metro Polka" 19
1951 "Pretty-Eyed Baby" (w/Jo Stafford) 13
1951 "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" 17
1951 "The Girl in the Wood" 23
1951 "Wonderful, Wasn't It?" 17
1951 "Gambella (The Gamblin' Lady)" (w/Jo Stafford) 19
1951 "The Gandy Dancers Ball" 21
1951 "When You're in Love" 30
1951 "Jezebel" 2 *
1951 "Rose, Rose I Love You" 3 *
1951 "Hey, Good Lookin'" (w/Jo Stafford) 9
1951 "Jealousy (Jalousie)" 3 *
1952 "Hambone" (w/Jo Stafford) 6
1952 "The Rock of Gibraltar" 20
1952 "Settin' the Woods on Fire" (w/Jo Stafford) 21
1952 "Chow Willy" (w/Jo Stafford) 25
1952 "I'm Just a Poor Bachelor" 14
1952 "Tonight You Belong to Me" 26
1952 "Sugarbush" (w/Doris Day) 7 *
1952 "High Noon" 7 5 *
1953 "Girl in the Wood" 11
1953 "Your Cheatin' Heart" 18 *
1953 "The Little Boy and the Old Man" (w/Jimmy Boyd) 24
1953 "I Let Her Go" 27
1953 "Blowing Wild (The Ballad of Black Gold)" 21
1953 "I Believe" 1 2 *
1953 "Where the Wind Blows" 2
1953 "Tell Me a Story" (w/Jimmy Boyd) 4
1953 "Hey Joe" 1 6
1953 "Answer Me" 1 24
1953 "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" (w/Jo Stafford) 26
1953 "Granada" 17
1954 "Blowing Wild (The Ballad of Black Gold)" 2
1954 "Granada" 9
1954 "The Kid's Last Fight" 3 20 *
1954 "Someday" 14
1954 "My Friend" 3
1954 "There Must Be A Reason" 9
1954 "Rain, Rain, Rain" 8 21
1954 "Your Heart, My Heart" 28
1955 "In the Beginning" 20
1955 "Cool Water" 2 *
1955 "Strange Lady in Town" 6
1955 "Hummingbird" 16 17
1955 "Hawkeye" 7 30
1955 "A Woman in Love" 19 *
1956 "Sixteen Tons" 10
1956 "Hell Hath no Fury" 28
1956 "A Woman in Love" 1 *
1956 "Moonlight Gambler" 13 3 *
1957 "Love Is A Golden Ring" 19 10
1957 "Good Evening Friends" (w/Johnnie Ray) 25
1957 "Up Above My Head" (w/Johnnie Ray) 25
1959 "Rawhide" 6 *
1963 "Don't Make My Baby Blue" 51 17
1967 "I'll Take Care of Your Cares" 39 2
1967 "Making Memories" 35 2 *
1967 "You Wanted Someone to Play With" 48 5
1967 "You, No One But You" 83 6
1967 "Laura" 66 23
1968 "To Each His Own" 82 2
1968 "Take Me Back" 115 18
1968 "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" 26
1968 "I Found You" 118 19
1968 "Please Forgive Me" 30
1969 "Lord, You Gave Me a Mountain" 24 1 *
1969 "Dammit Isn't God's Last Name" 86

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Discography

Albums

Release date Album cover Album name Label Billboard Chart Position
1950 Song from the Heart Mercury -
1952 Frankie Laine Columbia -
1953 Listen to Laine Mercury -
1952 One for My Baby Columbia -
1954 Mr Rhythm Columbia -
1955 Concert Date Mercury -
1955 Frankie Laine Sings for Us Mercury -
1955 Lover's Laine Columbia -
1955 Songs by Frankie Laine Mercury -
1955 With All My Heart Mercury -
1956 Command Performance Columbia -
1956 Jazz Spectacular Columbia -
1957 Rockin' Columbia 13
1958 Foreign Affair Columbia -
1958 Torchin' Columbia -
1959 Reunion in Rhythm Columbia -
1959 You Are My Love Columbia -
1960 Balladeer Columbia -
1961 Hell Bent for Leather! Columbia 71
1961 Deuces Wild Columbia -
1962 Call of the Wild CBS -
1963 Wanderlust Columbia -
1965 I Believe Capitol -
1967 I'll Take Care of Your Cares Paramount 16
1967 I Wanted Someone to Love ABC/Paramount 162
1968 To Each His Own ABC/Paramount 127
1968 Take Me Back to Laine Country ABC/Paramount 127
1967 Memory Laine Tower -
1968 To Each His Own ABC/Paramount 127
1969 You Gave Me a Mountain MCA 55
1971 Frankie Laine's Greatest Hits Amos
1971 Brand New Day Amos
1972 Reflective Years Score
1975 20 Incredible Performances ABC
1975 Frankie Laine's Greatest Hits Springboard
1975 Sings His Very Best Springboard
1977 The ABC Collection ABC
1977 Spotlight on Frankie Laine Phillips
1977 Spotlight on Frankie Laine Phillips
1977 20 Memories in Gold Polydor
1977 Heartaches Can Be Fun Pickwick
1978 That Lucky Old Sun Pickwick
1978 Life Is Beautiful Polydor
1979 You Gave Me a Mountain Pickwick
1979 Frankie Laine Sings Koala
1979 Never Before AFIAS
1979 It Only Happens Once AFIAS
1979 British Summer Time AFIAS
1979 Smilin' AFIAS
1979 Too Marvelous for Words Encore
1981 The Pick of Frankie Laine 51 West
1981 Frankie Laine's Best Exact
1981 Now and Then CBS
1982 The World of Frankie Laine Arcade
1983 Frankie Laine and Johnnie Ray: Back to Back ERA
1984 Frankie Laine MCA
1985 The Uncollected - 1947, Vol. 1 Hindsight
1985 The Uncollected - 1947, Vol. 2 Hindsight
1985 Frankie's Gold Jubilate
1985 So Ultra Rare Score
1985 Place in Time Score
1986 A Country Laine Playback
1987 Round-Up Telarc
1988 New Directions Score
1989 16 Most Requested Songs Columbia
1989 Greatest Hits CBS
1989 Portrait of a Song Stylist Harmony
1990 18 All Time Hits EMI
1990 On the Trail Bear Family
1991 The Frankie Laine Collection: The Mercury Years Mercury
1991 On the Trail Again Bear Family
1991 Frankie Laine Sony
1991 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Starlight
1991 Frankie Laine and Friends Score
1991 Something Old, Something New Prestige
1992 Frankie Laine and Jo Stafford: The Duets Bear Family
1992 Frankie Laine's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Laurie
1992 Frankie Laine's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Laurie
1993 The Best of Frankie Laine (The Captiol Years Curb
1994 Reunion in Jazz Score
1995 Frankie Laine Timeless
1995 The Return of Mr. Rhythm Hindsight
1995 I Hear Music Sony
1996 The Young Master Pavilion
1996 The Very Best of the ABC Years Taragon
1996 High Noon - 20 Greatest Hits Spa
1997 Portrait of a Legend After 9
1997 That's My Desire Pickwick
1997 The Voice of Our Choice, Vol. 1 Hebeto
1997 The Fabulous Frankie Laine Sony
1997 Memories - All of Me Samba
1997 Frankie Laine and Lynn Anderson Cedar
1998 Rare and Rockin' Hebeto
1998 The Voice of Our Choice, Vol. 2 Hebeto
1998 It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over The Entertainers
1998 Frankie Laine The Entertainers
1998 The Wheels of a Dream After 9
1999 Lyrics By Laine Score
1999 That Lucky Old Sun Prism
1999 The Lost Singles Hebeto
2000 The European Concert Score
2000 Your Cheatin' Heart Pegasus
2000 That Lucky Old Sun Bear
2000 Cocktail Hour Allegro
2000 The Collection Emporio
2000 Teach Me to Pray Score
2000 Gospel Revival Sony
2001 Frankie Laine Collection Vol.1 Dressed to Kill
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2001 Golden Greats Goldies
2001 I Believe Bear Family
2001 Setting the Standard Jasmine
2001 Christmas Wishin' Score
2002 Riders in the Sky Prestige
2002 Together Again, My Buddy Score
2002 Rawhide Bear Family
2002 Old Man Jazz Score
2002 Songs of the West Castle Plus
2002 That's My Desire ASV Living Era
2003 The Nashville Connection Score
2003 Sheworld Score
2006 Ramblin' Man Rajon
2006 Songs of the West Castle Pulse

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Singles

(Complete, with recording dates)


1940s

(1944) That's Liberty, In The Wee Small Hours
(1945) Baby Baby All The Time, Heartaches, I'm Confessin', Coquette, Melancholy Madeline (with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers), Maureen (with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, Someday Sweetheart
(1946) Ain’t That Just Like A Woman, Black And Blue, Blue Turning Grey Over You, By The River Sainte Marie, I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me, I May Be Wrong, It Ain’t Gonne Be Like That, Moonlight In Vermont, Oh! Lady Be Good, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Pickle In The Middle (Artie Auerbach vocal, as "Mister Kitzel" -- Frankie can be heard in the background as a peanut vendor), Roses Of Picardy, September In The Rain, Sometimes I'm Happy, Sposin', Texas And Pacific, That’s My Desire, West End Blues, Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, You Can Depend On Me, You've Changed
(1947) Ah But It Happens, All Of Me, Baby Don't Be Mad At Me, But Beautiful, By The Light Of The Stars, Cherie I Love You, The Day Isn't Long Enough, Hold Me, I Haven't The Heart, Here Comes the Night (recording lost), Inspiration Point, It Only Happens Once, I've Only Myself To Blame, Kiss Me Again, Mam’selle, May I Never Love Again, Nevertheless, Old Fashioned Love, Our Dream, Put 'Em In A Box, Put Yourself In My Place Baby, Shine, Singing The Blues, Stay As Sweet As You Are, A Sunday Kind Of Love, Thanks For You, That Ain't Right, Till We Meet Again, Two Loves Have I, We’ll Be Together Again, When You're Smiling, Who Cares What People Say, With All My Heart, Yes My Dear
(1948) Come Love With Me, Don't Have To Tell Nobody, I Wish You Were Jealous Of Me, I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover, Monday Again, Rosetta, Tara Talara Tala, What Could Be Sweeter?, You're All I Want For Christmas
(1949) At The End Of The Road, Baby I Need You, Baby Just For Me, Bebop Spoken Here, Carry Me Back To Old Virginney, Don't Cry Little Children, Don't Do Something to Someone Else, Exactly Like You, Georgia On My Mind, Give Me A Kiss For Tomorrow, God Bless The Child, I Get Sentimental Over Nothing, Mule Train, My One My Only My All, Now That I Need You, Rockin’ Chair, Satan Wears A Satin Gown, Swamp Girl, Sweet Talk, That Lucky Old Sun, You're Just The Kind, You're Wonderful

John Brian Johnny Moore was a basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ...

1950s

(1950 Black Lace, The Cry Of The Wild Goose, The Day Isn't Long Enough, Dear Dear Dear, Dream a Little Dream of Me, I Love You For That (with Patti Page), I Was Dancing With Someone, If I Were A Bell, If I Were You Baby (with Patti Page), I'm Gonna Live Till I Die, I'm in the Mood for Love, The Jalopy Song, A Man Gets Awfully Lonesome, May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You, Merry Christmas Everywhere, Music Maestro Please, Sleepy Ol' River, Stars And Stripes Forever, Thanks For Your Kisses, What Am I Gonna Do This Christmas?
(1951) Ain't Misbehavin', Flamenco, Gambella (The Gamblin' Lady) (with Jo Stafford), The Gang That Sang Heart Of My Heart, Get Happy, The Girl In The Wood, Hey Good Lookin' (with Jo Stafford), I Would Do Most Anything For You, In The Cool Cool Cool Of The Evening, The Isle Of Capri, Jealousy (Jalousie), Jezebel, Love Is Such A Cheat, Metro Polka, Necessary Evil, One For My Baby, Pretty-Eyed Baby (with Jo Stafford), Rose, Rose, I Love You, She Reminds Me Of You, Song Of The Islands, South Of The Border, That's Good! That's Bad! (with Jo Stafford), That's How Rhythm Was Born, That's The One For Me (with Jo Stafford), To Be Worthty Of You, Tomorrow Mountain, What Could Be Sweeter?, When It’s Sleepy Time Down South, Wonderful Wasn't It?, Yes My Dear, You Left Me Out In The Rain
(1952) Chow Willy (with Jo Stafford), Christmas Roses (with Jo Stafford), The Gandy Dancer's Ball, Hambone (with Jo Stafford), High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me), How Lovely Cooks The Meat (with Doris Day), I'd Give My Life, I'm Just A Poor Bachelor, Let's Have A Party (with Jo Stafford), The Mermaid, My Ohio Home, Piece A-Puddin' (with Jo Stafford), Ramblin' Man, The Rock Of Gibraltar, The Ruby And The Pearl, Settin' The Woods On Fire (with Jo Stafford), She's Funny That Way, Snow In Lovers Lane, Sugarbush (with Doris Day), Swan Song, Snow In Lovers Lane, That's How It Goes, There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, Tonight You Belong To Me, When You're In Love
(1953) Ace In The Hole, After You've Gone (vocal duet with Carl Fischer), Answer Me My Love, Answer Me O' Lord, Basin Street Blues (with Jo Stafford), Blowing Wild (The Ballad Of Black Gold), A Bushel And A Peck (with Jo Stafford), Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, Drill Ye Tarriers, Floatin' Down To Cotton Town (with Jo Stafford), Goin' Like Wildfire (with Jo Stafford), Granada, Hey Joe!, A Hundred Years From Today, I Believe, I Let Her Go, Judy, The Kid's Last Fight, Laughing At Life, Let's Go Fishin' (with Jimmy Boyd), The Little Boy And The Old Man (with Jimmy Boyd), Long Distance Love, Lorelei, The Lord Don't Treat His Chillun That Way, Lullaby In Rhythm, New Orleans, Old Shoes, Poor Little Piggy Bank (with Jimmy Boyd), Rollin' Down The Line (with Jo Stafford), Sittin' In The Sun (Countin' My Money), Some Day, Some Day Sweetheart, Te Amo, Tell Me A Story (with Jimmy Boyd), There Must Be A Reason, Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (with Jo Stafford), Where The Winds Blow, Willow Weep For Me, Your Cheatin' Heart
(1954) Ain't It A Pity And A Shame (with The Four Lads), Back Where I Belong (with Jo Stafford), God's Gonna Take The Saints To Heaven (with The Four Lads), High Society (with Jo Stafford), I Can't Give You Anything But Love, I Feel Like My Time Ain't Long (with The Four Lads), I'd Give My Life, In The Beginning, Juba-Juba-Jubalee (with The Four Lads), Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now, Let Me Be Ready Lord (with The Four Lads), My Friend, Out Of Nowhere, Rain Rain Rain (with The Four Lads), Wa-Hoo! (with The Four Lads), What Would I Do? (with The Four Lads), You Are Too Beautiful, Your Heart - My Heart
(1955) Baby Baby All The Time (with Buck Clayton), Bring Your Smile Along, Bubbles, Champion The Wonder Horse, Cool Water, Didn't He Moan (with The Four Lads), Hawk-Eye, Hummingbird, I Heard The Angels Singing (with The Four Lads), If Spring Never Comes, If You Were Mine (with Buck Clayton), Make Me A Child Again, Mama Mia, Moby Dick, Mona Lisa, My Little One, Never Come Sunday, Remember Me (with The Four Lads), Robin Hood, Roses Of Picardy (with Buck Clayton), Sixteen Tons, Sposin' (with Buck Clayton), Stars Fell On Alabama (with Buck Clayton), Strange Lady In Town, Taking A Chance On Love (with Buck Clayton), The Tarrier Song, That Old Feeling (with Buck Clayton), The Thief, Tick Ticky Tick (I'M Gonna Tell On You), Until The Real Thing Comes Along (with Buck Clayton), Walking The Night Away, Where Can I Go (with The Four Lads), A Woman in Love, You Can Depend On Me (with Buck Clayton), Your Love
(1956) A Capital Ship, Don't Cry, Good Evening Friends (with Johnnie Ray), Hell Hath No Fury, Lonely Man, Lotus Land, Love Is A Golden Ring (with The Easy Riders), Make Me A Child Again, Moonlight Gambler, The Most Happy Fella, On The Road To Mandalay, Only If We Love, There's Not A Moment To Spare, Up Above My Head (I Hear Music In The Air) (with Johnnie Ray), Without Him
(1957) Addormentarmi Cosi (with Michel Legrand), All Of These And More, Annabel Lee, Autumn Leaves (with Michel Legrand), Besame Mucho (with Michel Legrand), (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue, Blue Turning Grey Over You, By The River Sainte Marie, East Is East, Give Me A Kiss For Tomorrow, The Greater Sin, Gunfight At OK Corral, Jezebel, La Paloma (with Michel Legrand), Laura (with Michel Legrand), The Lonesome Road, Mam'selle (with Michel Legrand), My Gal And A Prayer, Nao Tem Solucao (with Michel Legrand), On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Quiereme Mucho (Yours) (with Michel Legrand), Rockin' Chair, Shine, Si Tu Partais (with Michel Legrand), That Ain't Right, That Lucky Old Sun, That's My Desire, The 3:10 to Yuma, Too Young (with Michel Legrand), Torna A Sorrento (with Michel Legrand), Uh-Huh Oh Yeah, We'll Be Together Again, West End Blues, You Know How It Is
(1958) Baby Just For Me (with Michel Legrand), Because, Blue Moon (with Michel Legrand), Body And Soul, Choombala Bey, A Cottage For Sale, Dream a Little Dream of Me (with Michel Legrand), El Diablo, Forever More, Here Lies Love, I Cover The Waterfront, I Forget The Time (with Michel Legrand), I Get Along Without You Very Well, I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good), I Have To Cry, I Married An Angel, I Would Do Anything For You (with Michel Legrand), I'll Get By, I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (with Michel Legrand), In My Wildest Dreams, It Only Happens Once, It's The Talk Of The Town, Journey's End, A Kiss Can Change The World, The Love Of Loves (with Michel Legrand), Lover Come Back To Me (with Michel Legrand), Lovin' Up A Storm, Magnificent Obsession, Marie (with Michel Legrand), Midnight On A Rainy Monday, Mona Lisa (with Michel Legrand), My Kind Of Woman, My Little Love, Rawhide, Second Honeymoon, September In The Rain (with Michel Legrand), Side By Side, That's My Desire, These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You), To My Wife, Too Marvelous For Words (with Michel Legrand), Torchin', The Touch Of Your Lips, Try A Little Tenderness, The Valley Of A Hundred Hills, We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye, When I Speak Your Name, You Are My Love, You're Just The Kind (with Michel Legrand), You've Changed
(1959) And Doesn’t She Roll, Careless Love, Cherry Red, Jelly Coal Man, Kisses That Shake The World, Lucy D, New Orleans, Old Blue, Old Virginny, On A Monday, Rockin' Mother, Rocks And Gravel, Sixteen Tons, Stack Of Blues

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1960s

(1960) Along The Navajo Trail, Bowie Knife, City Boy, Cool Water, Cry Of The Wild Goose, Et Voila, God Bless This House, Gunfight At The O.K. Corral, The Hanging Tree, Here She Comes Now, High Noon, Mule Train, Rawhide, Sampson, Seven Women, St. James Infirmary, The 3:10 to Yuma, Wanted Man, You're All I Want For Christmas
(1961) Ace In The Hole, Camptown Races, Cow-Cow Boogie, Dead Man’s Hand, Deuces Wild, Gamblin’ Woman, Get Rich Quick, The Green Leaves Of Summer, Gunslinger, The Hard Way, Horses And Women, Luck Be A Lady, The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo, Miss Satan, Moonlight Gambler, Ride Through The Night, The Roving Gambler, Wheel Of Fortune
(1962) Beyond The Blue Horizon, Call Of The Wild, If I Love Again, The Girl In The Wood, De Glory Road, The High Road, I Let Her Go, I'm Gonna Live 'Til I Die, Live Along With Me (Get With It), Love Is Where You Find It, Misirlou, The Moment Of Truth, The New Frontier, North To Alaska, On The Road To Mandalay, On The Trail, Riders In The Sky, Rolling Stone, Serenade, Song Of The Open Road, Swamp Girl, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Wagon Wheels, The Wayfaring Stranger, A Wedded Man, We'll Be Together Again, What Kind Of Fool Am I?
(1963) Die Welt War Niemals So Schon, Don’t Make Me Baby Blue, Hey There Mountain (unissued/lost), Ich Lass Dich Gehn, I'm Gonna Be Strong, No La Hagas Sufrir, No Sabras Mi Dolor, Non Farla Piangere, Prairie Belle, Saro Forte, Take Her, Up Among The Stars
(1964) Che Me Ne Importa...A Me, For Your Love I'd Wait A Lifetime, A Girl, Go On With Your Dancing, Halfway, House Of Laughter, Lonely Days Of Winter, Tangolita
(1965) Answer Me, Come Sunday, He, The Green Leaves Of Summer, Heartaches Can Be Fun, He'll Guide My Way, I Believe, May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You, My Friend, O Bless This House, Seven Days Of Love, The Sound Of Silence, Teach Me To Pray, Two Loves Have I
(1966) Johnny Willow, The Meaning Of It All, Pray And He Will Answer You, What Do You Know
(1967) Ev'ry Street's A Boulevard, Give Me Your Kisses I'll Give You My Heart, The Gypsy, Heartless One, I Heard You Cry Last Night, I Wish You Were Jealous Of Me, If I Didn't Care, I'll Take Care Of Your Cares, I'm Free, Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got), Making Memories, Maybe, The Moment Of Truth, The Real Meaning Of Love, Sometimes I Just Can't Stand You, Somewhere There's Someone, There's Not A Moment To Spare, What Do You Do With An Old Song, You - No One But You, You Taught Me How To Love You Now Teach Me To Forget, You Wanted Someone To Play With, You're Breaking My Heart
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Cold Cold Heart, Forsaking All Others, Gentle On My Mind, The Green Green Grass Of Home, Halfway, Honey, I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire, I Found You, I Need You, I Wish I Had Someone Like You, I'm Happy To Hear You're Sorry, It Didn't Mean A Thing To Me, I've Got A Right To Cry, Laughing On The Outside Crying On The Inside, Little Green Apples, Please Forgive Me, Pretty Little Princess, Silver Kisses And Golden Love, Take Me Back, To Each His Own, The Wayward Wind, What A Wonderful World, Where Does Love Go, You Always Hurt The One You Love
(1969) Allegra, Born To Be With You, Dammit Isn't God's Last Name, Don't Make Promises, Fresh Out Of Tears, A Place In The Shade, The Secret Of Happiness, Sing An Italian Song, The Story Of My Life, Walk On Out Of My Life, You Gave Me A Mountain

1970s

(1970) Rockin' remakes of: Don't Make My Baby Blue, I Believe, Jealousy, Jezebel, Moonlight Gambler, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Shine, That Lucky Old Sun, That's My Desire, Your Cheatin' Heart
(1971) A Brand New Day, Don't Blame The Child, California Bloodlines, Going To Newport, Mr. Bojangles, My God And I, Po' Folks, Proud Mary, Put Your Hand In The Hand, Talk About The Good Times
(1972) Can You Hear Me Lord, My Own True Love, Time To Ride
(1974) Blazing Saddles
(1976) Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Talk To Me About The Hard Times
(1977) Cool Water, The Cry Of The Wild Goose, Georgia On My Mind, High Noon, I Believe, Jealousy, Jezebel, The Kid's Last Fight, Memories In Gold, Moonlight Gambler, Mule Train, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Rawhide, Shine, That Lucky Old Sun, That's My Desire, We'll Be Together Again, A Woman in Love, You Gave Me A Mountain, Your Cheatin' Heart
(1978) End Of Session Blues, Evergreen, Forgetting Someone, I Don't Feel Like Singing Anymore, If I Never Sing Another Song, It's Gonna Happen, Hey! Hey! Jesus, Life Is Beautiful, The Only Thing That Matters, Nan, Nobody But You, Send In The Clowns, Sunday Morning Coming Down

1980s

(1982) Answer Me, By The Time I Get To Pheonix, Cool Water, Cry Of The Wild Goose, Don't Blame The Child, Don't Fence Me In, Evergreen, Forgetting Someone, Gentle On My Mind, Going Up To Newport, Granada, High Noon, Honey, Hummingbird, I Believe, If I Never Sing Another Song, Jealousy, Jezebel, Little Green Apples, Lord You Gave Me A Mountain, Love Rustler, Moonlight Gambler, Mr. Bojangles, Mule Train, My Way, Nan, Nobody But You, The Only Thing That Matters, Rain Rain Rain, Rawhide, Rose Rose I Love You, Sixteen Tons, Strange Lady In Town, Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, Texas, There Must Be A Reason, Wheel Of Fortune, A Woman in Love
(1984) Take Me Back To L.A., We'll Be Together Again
(1985) The Girl I Love, How Do You Keep The Music Playing?, Fever, The Lady Digs Jazz, Makin' Whoopee, San Diego Lovely Lady By The Sea, Solitude, Strike Up The Band For San Diego, This Can't Be Love/Them There Eyes, Time You Old Gypsy Man, What Am I Here For?
(1986) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, The Green Green Grass Of Home, I Believe In You, Jambalaya, Let Me Learn To Dream Of You, Old Dogs Children And Watermelon Wine, One More Time, Over, She Never Could Dance, When Will I Be Loved
(1987) Gunfight At The O.K. Corral (with Erich Kunzel and The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra), High Noon (with Erich Kunzel and The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra), Old Boston, Old Chicago, Old St. Louis, Merry Christmas Without You, Rawhide (with Erich Kunzel and The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra)
(1988) Better To Have Loved, Butterfly, Fallen Angel, Fever, Fly Away, I'd Do It Over Again, Just A Dreamer, Rose Ellen, Still There's You

Erich Kunzel (also known as Erich Kunzel Jr. ...

1990s

(1991) Don't Cry Cry Baby, Old Enough To Be Your Father
(1998) Back In The Game, The Best Of Each Other, Come Back To Me, A Day At A Time, The Good Old Days, Giving Back, How Sweet It Is, I Like To Travel, It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over, Moonglow, Nature Boy, Scarlet Ribbons, Song Of India, Soon I'll Be Following You, Taking Care Of My Soul, That's All, That's How I'd Like To Be Remembered, They Call The Wind Maria, This Time The Dream's On Me, How Do You Keep The Music Playing, Until Now, Wheels Of A Dream, You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine, Young At Heart

2000s

(2001) The Story of Taps, Taps/My Buddy
(2002) After Me, The Best Of Love, Dandelion Wine, From Time To Time, The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened, Heavy Breathing, Here's To The Losers, I Don't Remember, Keep Goin' Back To Joe's, More Love, Old Man Jazz, Too Late Smart, Too Soon Old Too Late Smart, When Joanna Loved Me, When Sunny Gets Blue
(2004) Contagious, Contagious (live version), Every Time She Cries, Father Time, A Heart Lies Still, I Go Flyin', If I Could See Into Your Heart, I'll Be Thinking Of You, Jake, Pity The One, She Never Could Dance, Shelter From The Storm, Stars In The Bars

Lyrics by Laine

  • It Ain’t Gonna Be Like That (with Mel Tormé)
  • It Only Happens Once (words and music by Laine)
  • Put Yourself In My Place (with Hoagy Carmichael)
  • We’ll Be Together Again (with Carl Fischer)
  • Our Dream (words and music)
  • I Haven’t The Heart (with Matt Dennis)
  • I’d Give My Life (with Carl Fischer)
  • What Could Be Sweeter? (with Carl Fischer)
  • Baby, Just For Me (with Carl Fischer)
  • Satan Wears A Satin Gown (with Jacques Wilson and Fred Katz)
  • Don’t Cry Little Children (with Norman Wallace)
  • When You’re In Love (with Carl Fischer)
  • Only If We Love (with Al Lerner)
  • Torchin (with Al Lerner)
  • The Love Of The Roses (with Carl Fischer)
  • Magnificent Obsession (with Fred Karger)
  • Forever More (with Carl Fischer)
  • You Are My Love (with Carl Fischer)
  • My Little Love (with Carl Eugster)
  • And Doesn’t She Roll (with Jack Wilson and Fred Katz)
  • God Bless This House (with Jack Wilson and Fred Katz)
  • Deuces Wild (with Mike Oatman and Ray Barr)
  • Cow-Cow Boogie (with Don Raye, Gene DePaul and Benny Carter)
  • The High Road (with Margaret Bristol and Leo Kempinski)
  • The Moment of Truth (with Nell Western and Fred Katz)
  • What Am I Here For? (with Duke Ellington)
  • Allegra (with Matt Dennis)
  • Forevermore
  • End Of Session Blues
  • Nan

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Filmography

As Actor

  • Make Believe Ballroom - Columbia, 1949.
  • When You’re Smiling - Columbia, 1950.
  • Sunny Side Of The Street - Columbia, 1951.
  • Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder - Columbia, 1952.
  • Bring Your Smile Along - Columbia, 1955.
  • He Laughed Last - Columbia, 1956.
  • Meet Me In Las Vegas - MGM, 1956.

Bring Your Smile Along is a 1955 film by Blake Edwards. ... He Laughed Last is a 1956 film by Blake Edwards. ...

Sang the Title Song

  • Blowing Wild - Warner, 1953.
  • Man Without A Star - Universal, 1955.
  • Strange Lady In Town - Warner, 1955.
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - Paramount, 1957.
  • 3:10 to Yuma - Columbia, 1957.
  • Bullwhip - Republic, 1958.
  • Blazing Saddles - Warner/Crossbow, 1974.

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Included in the Soundtrack

The Last Picture Show is a 1971 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a 1968 novel by Larry McMurtry. ... All This and World War II (1976) is a musical documentary. ... Gretchen Massey during the season 3 premiere of House Calls. ... Eskimo Limon (Hebrew: אסקימו לימון) is a 1978 Israeli cult film directed by Boaz Davidson which led to a series of sequels. ... Going Steady is the third collection of movie reviews by the critic Pauline Kael, comprising the years 1968-1969, when she first began her film-reviewing duties at The New Yorker. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services. ... Chopper may mean: Chopper (motorcycle), where many parts were removed (chopped) or replaced Raleigh Chopper, a bicycle model styled and named after these motorcycles Helicopter, slang for chopper (archaeology), a type of crude stone tool Mark Brandon Chopper Read, Australian criminal, author and recording artist Lambda Chi Alpha, nickname for...

Television

  • The Frankie Laine Hour - 1950.
  • The Frankie Laine Show - 1954-5.
  • Frankie Laine Time - 1955-6.
  • Rawhide 1959-66 (sang the theme song)
  • Gunslinger 1961 (sang the theme song)
  • Rango 1967 (sang the theme song)
  • The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1979-81 (sang the theme song for the first season)

Rawhide was a television western series about cattle drives that aired on CBS from 1959-1966, which starred Eric Fleming and launched the career of Clint Eastwood, who played Rowdy Yates. ... Rango was a Western situation comedy starring comedian Tim Conway which was broadcast in the United States on the ABC television network in 1967. ... The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo was an hour long action/adventure/comedy series that ran on NBC from 1979 to 1981. ...

Guest star appearances

Perry Mason is a fictional defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. ... Rawhide was a television western series about cattle drives that aired on CBS from 1959-1966, which starred Eric Fleming and launched the career of Clint Eastwood, who played Rowdy Yates. ... Sitcom starred John Forsythe and debuted in the Fall of 1957 on CBS. The setup of the show was a wealthy attorney and bachelor named Bentley Gregg is living in Beverly Hills and must assume the responsibility of raising his niece, Kelly, whose parents died in an auto accident. ... Burkes Law was a detective series which ran on ABC from 1963 to 1966, and then again on CBS from 1994 to 1995. ...

Biographies

Frankie Laine's 1993 autobiography, "That Lucky Old Son".
  • "The Best Damn Trumpet Player: Memories of the Big Band Era and Beyond" by Richard Grudens, Celebrity Profiles Publishing Co. (June 1, 1996). Includes a Foreword by Frankie Laine as well as a chapter (by Grudens) on his music.'
  • "A three volume set of table-sized Frankie Laine biographies, 'That Lucky Old Sun,' 'I Believe,' 'Rawhide'" by Todd Everett, accompany the Laine CD box-set collections put out by Bear Family Records.
  • "Reaching for a Star," by Craig Cronbaugh, AuthorHouse Publishing, 2005. Includes biographical information on Frankie Laine as well as detailing the author's meetings with him.

Image File history File links FLBio. ... Bear Family Records is a Germany-based record label that specializes in reissues of archival material ranging from country music to 1950s rock and roll. ...

Video documentary

Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer, 2003. Narrated by Lou Rawls. Included are interviews with Patti Page, Kay Starr, Pat Boone, Clint Eastwood, Tom Jones, Howard Keel, Connie Haines, John Williams, Michel Legrand, Mitch Miller, Ringo Starr, Dick Clark, and many others. Louis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006[1]) was a Chicago-born American soul music, jazz, and blues singer. ... Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ... Kay Starr on the cover of 2002 collection The Definitive Kay Starr on Capitol Kay Starr (born July 21, 1922) is an American jazz and popular singer. ... Charles Eugene Patrick Boone (known as Pat Boone, born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. ... Clint Eastwood (born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, KBE (born 7 June 1940), known by his stage name as Tom Jones, is a Grammy Award winning Welsh popular music singer particularly noted for his powerful voice. ... Howard Keel, born Harry Clifford Leek (April 13, 1919 – November 7, 2004) was an American actor who starred in many of the classic film musicals of the 1950s. ... Williams conducting the London Symphony Orchestra during the recording of the score for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Michel Legrand (born February 24, 1932 in Paris) is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor and pianist. ... Mitch Miller (born Mitchell William Miller on July 4, 1911 to a Jewish family in Rochester, New York), is remembered as one of the best-selling recording artists of the 1950s and early 60s. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning English musician, singer and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... Dick Clark redirects here. ...


See also

The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ...

References

  1. ^ [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
  2. ^ "Cry: The Johnnie Ray Story," Jonny Whiteside, Barricade Books Inc., 1994, p40.
  3. ^ "The Best Damn Trumpet Player:Memories of the Big Band Era and Beyond," Richard Grudens, Celebrity Profiles Publishing, 1997, p42.
  4. ^ "Cry: The Johnnie Ray Story," Jonny Whiteside, Barricade Books Inc., 1994, p85. "Frank Sinatra represented perhaps the highest flowering of a quarter century tradition of crooning but suddenl found himself an anachronism. First Frankie Laine, then Tony Bennett, and now Johnnie [Ray], dubbed "the Belters" and "the Exciters," came along with a brash vibrance and vulgar beat that made the old bandstand routine which Frank [Sinatra] meticulously perfected seem almost invalid. He had elevated popular song interpretation as no one since [Bing] Crosby, and now it seemed as if the public was defiantly turning their backs on him."
  5. ^ "That Lucky Old Son," Frankie Laine, co-authored with Joseph F. Laredo, Pathfinder Publishing, 1993, p82., http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-laineobit,0,5648361.story?coll=ktla-news-1, http://secure1.mppglobal.com/ishop/202/Frankie-Laine/Americas-Number-One-Song-Stylist!-Music-Download/281432/ProductInfo.aspx, http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07038/759961-42.stm, http://news.scotsman.com/obituaries.cfm?id=212722007.
  6. ^ http://music.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2008165,00.html, "One of the first pop megastars, he set the pattern that led from Johnnie Ray to Elvis Presley."
  7. ^ Interviewed in "Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer," video documentary, 2003.
  8. ^ Ibid.
  9. ^ "That Lucky Old Son," Frankie Laine, co-authored with Joseph F. Laredo, Pathfinder Publishing, 1993, p15.
  10. ^ Ibid., p41
  11. ^ "That Lucky Old Sun," Todd Everett, Bear Family Records, 2000, p11.
  12. ^ "The Jazz Singer: Timeless Hit Maker Frankie Laine One Of The Best Jazz Singers Forgotten In Pop Successes," Stephen Fratallone, Jazz Connection Magazine, May 2001, www.jazzconnectionmag.com.
  13. ^ "Sinatra! The Song Is You," Will Friedwald, Da Capo Press, 1997, p174.
  14. ^ Interviewed in "Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer," video documentary, 2003.
  15. ^ http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/entertainment/view/257082/1/.html, http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=7&art_id=37785&sid=12107390&con_type=1&d_str=20070208, http://www.ofuzi.com/category/uncategorized/personalities/.
  16. ^ "That Lucky Old Son," Frankie Laine, co-authored with Joseph F. Laredo, Pathfinder Publishing, 1993, p113.
  17. ^ http://www.markalson2.com/lainefan/frankiehits.html.
  18. ^ http://www.retrocharts.com/mostweeksatno1.html, http://xrrf.blogspot.com/2007/02/jazzobit-frankie-laine.html, http://www.ukmix.org/articles/charts/1950s.html.
  19. ^ http://www.ukmix.org/articles/charts/coat.html.
  20. ^ Interviewed in "Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer," video documentary, 2003.
  21. ^ http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6097215/a/Call+Of+The+Wild%2FWanderlust.htm.
  22. ^ http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:66NLyQgj-LwJ:www.byways.org/browse/byways/2050/Selma_to_Montgomery_March_Byway_print_n_go_2050.pdf+martin+luther+king,+frankie+laine,+selma&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us.
  23. ^ Interviewed in "Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer," video documentary, 2003.
  24. ^ http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/3353511/a/22+Greatest+Hits.htm.
  25. ^ "That Lucky Old Son," Frankie Laine, co-authored with Joseph F. Laredo, Pathfinder Publishing, 1993, p69.
  26. ^ http://frankielaine.com/fl_career.shtml: "In 1987 Laine released a compact disc of Western musical Americana which he recorded with Eric Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Entitled, 'Roundup,' Frankie couldn't help but chuckle when it shot up Billboard's classical CD rankings. 'The last place I ever expected to find myself,' he noted, 'was on the classical music charts!'"
  27. ^ TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE LAINE -- HON. RANDY `DUKE' CUNNINGHAM (Extension of Remarks - March 25, 1993) [Page: E787] HON. RANDY `DUKE' CUNNINGHAM in the House of Representatives THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1993 "Mr. CUNNINGHAM. "Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a true American original, Frankie Laine, of San Diego, CA, who celebrates his 80th birthday Tuesday, March 30, 1993. "With a song in his heart and a bold, strong voice, Frankie Laine revives the old spirit of the American frontier. He reminds us of a time when the work was hard and the pleasures and conveniences of life were few, but simple; a time of `Rawhide' and `Mule Trains'; a time we sometimes forget, but for the timeless music of Frankie Laine, we warmly remember again. "One would think that following a career gilded with 21 gold records, Frankie Laine would ease into retirement. Not so. In his adopted hometown of San Diego, Frankie has provided shoes to the homeless, friendship to the friendless, and countless hours of selfless service to the community and to the Salvation Army. The man called the Squire of Point Loma has been a prince of a good neighbor. "On his 80th birthday, Tuesday, March 30, 1993, let it be recorded in the permanent Record of the Congress of the United States that Frankie Laine is a national treasure, an American original, and a great and generous friend to the people of this Nation."
  28. ^ http://newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/2/7/93624.shtml 'Rawhide' Singer Frankie Laine Dies at 93.

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NAME Laine, Frankie
ALTERNATIVE NAMES LoVecchio, Francesco Paulo
SHORT DESCRIPTION American popular singer
DATE OF BIRTH March 30, 1913
PLACE OF BIRTH Chicago
DATE OF DEATH February 6, 2007
PLACE OF DEATH San Diego

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