This four-disc set from actor/songwriter/vocal pop and country & western great Frankie Laine features eight complete albums (two on each disc), including Hell Bent for Leather (1961), Torchin' (1958), Reunion in Rhythm (1959), You Are My Love (1959), Balladeer (1960), Foreign Affair (1958), Deuces Wild (1961), and Call of the Wild (1962). ~ James Christopher Monger EU-only four CD set containing eight albums from the late great Country/Pop vocalist. Includes the albums Hell Bent For Leather, Torchin, Reunion In Rhythm, You Are My Love, Balladeer, Foreign Affair, Deuces Wild and Call Of The Wild.
Charlie Parker was a legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist who, with Dizzy Gillespie, invented the musical style called bop or bebop. Charlie Parker was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas. From 1935 to 1939, he played the Missouri nightclub scene with local jazz and blues bands. In 1945 he led his own group while performing with Dizzy Gillespie on the side. Together they invented bebop. In 1949, Parker made his European debut, giving his last performance several years later. He died a week later on March 12, 1955, in New York City.
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.
The project had its inception from the great esteem that both Andre Andersen – keyboard maestro and mainman of ROYAL HUNT – and Paul Laine – formerly singer of DANGER DANGER – had one for each other. After the first recording sessions Andre felt the desire to expand the project to another powerful and strong vocalist he had the chance to admire for some time, that is to say PINK CREAM 69 shouter David Readman.