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(2007/Rev-Ola) 23 tracks - Frankie Laine was the first and biggest of a new breed of black... more

Frankie Laine: America's Number One Song Stylist (CD)

(2007/Rev-Ola) 23 tracks -

Frankie Laine was the first and biggest of a new breed of black influenced singers who rose to prominence in the post-WWII era, a harbinger of the Rock 'n' Roll music that was to come. His 1946 recording of "That's My Desire" (a Pop and R&B number 1) remains a landmark record signaling the end of the dominance of the big bands Often called the first of the blue-eyed soul singers, Laine's style cleared the way for many artists who arose in the late 1940s and 1950s, including Kay Starr, Tony Bennett, Johnnie Ray and Elvis.

Here then is just a selection of Frankie Laine's phenomenal number of mega-hits... every one a winner from one of the biggest hit-makers of the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s... and he's STILL at it!.

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  • Interpret: Frankie Laine

  • Album titlle: America's Number One Song Stylist (CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2007
  • Label REV-OLA

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5013929449121

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Laine, Frankie - America's Number One Song Stylist (CD) CD 1
01 That's My Desire
02 Jezebel
03 Rose, Rose, I Love You
04 Jealousy (Jalousie)
05 Sugarbush (With Doris Day)
06 Your Cheatin' Heart
07 Rock Of Gibraltar
08 Where The Winds Blow
09 I Believe
10 Hey! Joe
11 Tell Me A Story (With Jimmy Boyd)
12 Hey, Good Lookin' (With Jo Stafford)
13 Blowing Wild
14 Granada
15 Gandy Dancers' Ball
16 Kid's Last Fight
17 Settin' The Woods On Fire (With Jo Stafford)
18 Rain, Rain, Rain (With The Buddy Cole Quartet And The Four Lads)
19 Love Is A Golden Ring (With Terry Gilkyson And The Easy Riders)
20 Moment Of Truth
21 Hawk-Eye
22 Sixteen Tons
23 Mule Train
Frankie Laine Francesco Paolo LoVecchio was born on March 30, 1913 in Chicago's 'Little... more
"Frankie Laine"

Frankie Laine

Francesco Paolo LoVecchio was born on March 30, 1913 in Chicago's 'Little Italy' district. His parents, Cresenzia 'Anna' Concetta Salerno and Giovanni LoVecchio, had both emigrated from the Sicilian village of Monreale, near Palermo.

Anna was twelve years old when her father, who had emigrated to the United States in search of work, sent for her, her mother and five siblings. Her father had worked as a laborer on the railroad, among other jobs, before settling in Chicago as a butcher. Giovanni had come from Sicily about the same time as Anna, 1906, and was working for the railroad when he took rooms in the home owned by the Salerno family.

Giovanni ambitiously entered trade school and studied to be a barber. He and Anna were married, and Francesco was born on March 30, 1913. Several years later, the family moved to larger quarters in an ethnically disparate neighborhood, where their neighbors were of Italian, German, French, Scandinavian and African ancestry. Giovanni continued cutting hair (Al Capone was a regular customer), and Anna worked in her father's grocery store in addition to raising her eight children -- Francesco being the eldest.

Young Francesco went to school and served as an altar boy at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, when he wasn't pl

aying stickball in the streets or following Chicago White Sox baseball games. His parents weren't particularly musically-inclined, he recalls, though they had a Victrola phonograph and a small collection of opera recordings. He also remembers an Italian pop singer named Carlo Buti. Francesco was more impressed, though, by two Americans: blues singer Bessie Smith and blackface entertainer Al Jolson. Seeing a Jolson film called 'The Singing Fool', Laine later explained, "After watching him sink to his knees and sing 'Sonny Boy', I knew what I wanted to do with my life: I wanted to be like Jolson and captivate an audience with the power of a song.

"I felt I had a tremendous instinctive empathy for jazz music, and as much as I admired Jolson the performer, I never really wanted to sing in his style. I wanted to be more like Louis Armstrong. After I heard his 1928 recording of 'West End Blues' on the radio. I started singing jazz tunes to anyone who'd listen."

In high school, Laine says, his participation in track and field events helped him develop lung power and breath control that he'd later use in
a far different capacity. At the age of fifteen he made his public debut as a singer, entertaining at a friend's sister's 18th birthday party. "A fellow named Tony Benson had bought a tiple(a ten-string ukulele-like instrument) to the party, and we launched into 'Mia Bella Rosa', an Italian flavored pop song of the day. Every girl in the place started bawling, and every guy seemed stunned at what they had heard, as if this was the last thing they'd expected from (me). From then on, every time there was a party or a picnic, I was included in the plans because I could entertain."

It cost fourteen cents' fare to get to the Merry Garden Ballroom on Chicago's North Side, but Francesco made the trip often, helping develop his musical taste by watching the best. The house band, led by Joe Kayser, included among its ranks jazz legends in the making Frankie Trumbauer on C-melody saxophone, clarinetist Frank Teschemacher, cornetist Muggsy Spanier, drummer Gene Krupa, and -- on piano -- a young man named David Rose, who would go on to become one of Hollywood's most prominent composers and arrangers. Visiting stars including Paul Whiteman's Orchestra with vocalist Mildred Bailey, and Cab Calloway. LoVecchio first took the Merry Garden stage, singing Whiteman's 1930 hit Old New England Moon with visiting bandleader Charlie Agnew (who, with his 'Stevens Hotel Orchestra', would have an early hit version of Don't Blame Me); he subsequently joined Kayser's band from time to time for a number or two.

from book BCD16361 -- Frankie Laine That Lucky Old Sun (6CD & 1PD)
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Tracklist
Laine, Frankie - America's Number One Song Stylist (CD) CD 1
01 That's My Desire
02 Jezebel
03 Rose, Rose, I Love You
04 Jealousy (Jalousie)
05 Sugarbush (With Doris Day)
06 Your Cheatin' Heart
07 Rock Of Gibraltar
08 Where The Winds Blow
09 I Believe
10 Hey! Joe
11 Tell Me A Story (With Jimmy Boyd)
12 Hey, Good Lookin' (With Jo Stafford)
13 Blowing Wild
14 Granada
15 Gandy Dancers' Ball
16 Kid's Last Fight
17 Settin' The Woods On Fire (With Jo Stafford)
18 Rain, Rain, Rain (With The Buddy Cole Quartet And The Four Lads)
19 Love Is A Golden Ring (With Terry Gilkyson And The Easy Riders)
20 Moment Of Truth
21 Hawk-Eye
22 Sixteen Tons
23 Mule Train