Frankie Laine - I Believe: 20 Great Songs (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Vocal Pop, Country, Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz | Label: Delta | # CD 6055 | Time: 00:54:36
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.