Though his influence proved less durable than his record sales, Frankie Laine was one of the most popular vocalists of the 1950s, swinging jazz standards as well as half a dozen Western movie themes of the time with his manly baritone. Laine's somewhat artificial Western nature proved more successful in far-off England, where he set two chart records in 1953: his version of "I Believe" stayed at number one in the U.K. for an incredible 18 weeks, and his two subsequent chart-toppers that year ("Hey Joe," "Answer Me") set a record by putting Laine at number one for 27 weeks during the year.
Capitol's Collection of Roxette Hits: Their 20 Greatest Songs collects 12 album tracks, a couple of remixes, four singles, and two new cuts ("Reveal" and "One Wish") that dutifully sum up the hook-filled careers of Swedish pop masters Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle…
Learn to play the original Piano parts to 20 great songs. Play or sing along with the CD backing tracks. Authentic Piano transcriptions with vocal line, full lyrics and Guitar chord boxes. Full 'soundalike' instrumental demonstration tracks, as well as tracks- minus the Piano- so you can play along!
NANA MOUSKOURI was born in Crete on October 13, 1934. Being that her father was a projectionist and her mother a worker in the cinema, it was natural that she grew up with songs from the movies and the dream of her mother to become a singer. In the forties, her country goes through the occupation and the civil war. The numerous and disconcerting images of horror mould her personality. Introverted and full of complexes, the young Joanna, her real first name, develops a surprising determination.
Spending eight years at the Conservatory of Athens to study classical singing permitted her to find her vocation and discover that her musical universe was not limited to any one style. She made her beginnings by singing jazz on the radio. Then, she became band vocalist in the tavernas of Plaka with a repertoire mainly comprised of American Hits. In 1958, after meeting with MANOS HADJIDAKIS, leader of the Revival of the Greek song scene, he offers to compose for her. On October 3rd, 1959, he presents her at the GREEK SONG FESTIVAL where she won the first prize with "Kapou iparhi agapi mou". Within a few months, this song makes her the most popular singer in her country.