Big-voiced Frankie Laine's career lasted more than 60 years during which he topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic several times. Featured here are his Greatest Hits as well as his 1957 chart success album "Rockin'", along with four bonus tracks - all have been digitally remastered for optimum sound quality.
Whilst he excelled in several musical genres, perhaps the one Frankie Laine made his own was the cowboy singer. Whilst many had enjoyed success in this style prior to Frankie, most notably the likes of Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, the genre had been largely forgotten until Frankie Laine came up with Hell Bent for Leather. Featuring songs that would become synonymous with Frankie in the years to come, such as 'Rawhide' and 'Mule Train', the album was a resounding success. Hallmark.
Frankie Laine was one of the most versatile and eclectic singers of the 20th century. He is best known, especially in the UK, for his theme songs to cowboy films and TV shows. Listen to his greatest early cowboy hits here, including "Rawhide", "The 3:10 To Yuma" and "Mule Train". CD1
Frankie Laine was one of the most popular singing stars of the post-war era, with a career in the singles chart that lasted over two decades. He was one of the many stars to emerge from the USA's Italian-American community, but he was very different from his peers, with a clarion voice and emotionally charged style which set him apart from the crooners who were his contemporaries. He was hugely versatile, starting as an R&B-influenced jazz singer, but becoming popular performing in a variety of styles, from ballads, western-themed material (especially movie songs), country, middle-of-the-road pop and other genres. He had a long career, from his first concerts with a marathon dance troupe in 1930, through to his final performance in 2005, but his first hit came in 1947, after which he racked up a string of chart entries through to 1969. This great-value 79-track 3-CD collection brings together every Billboard Top 100, Cash Box Top 20 and UK Top 50 chart hit which he achieved through until 1961, by which time he had had his last Top 20 US hit - it includes the hits he had performing duets with artists like Jo Stafford, Doris Day, and Johnnie Ray. He enjoyed huge popularity on both sides of the Atlantic, with No.1s in both the USA and UK, and the collection features many landmark cl...