“Showcase Of Hits” by Frankie Laine - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1958(B-list) Album Chart of the 1950s

TJR says

Frank Harvey's sickeningly enthusiastic liner notes would make you wary before a note was heard:

For innumerable reasons Frankie Laine's "Showcase" will remain for many years to come a treasured souvenir - not only for his countless fans. but all admirers of versatility in lusty, full-throated vocal power. Listen to Laine - and absorb every pulsating second of his thrilling style - so widely impersonated, but never improved upon!

Don't believe the hyperbole.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:01] 4.0.png Frankie Laine with The Norman Luboff Choir - Jezebel (Wayne Shanklin) Pop
A2 [02:16] 3.5.png Frankie Laine - Hey Joe (Boudleaux Bryant) Pop
A3 [02:40] 3.5.png Frankie Laine - High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington) Pop
A4 [03:05] 3.9.png Frankie Laine - The Girl In The Wood (Terry Gilkyson, Neal Stuart) Pop
A5 [02:33] 2.8.png Frankie Laine - Answer Me (Gernhard Winkler, Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman) Crooner / Cabaret
A6 [02:34] 3.1.png Frankie Laine - Blowing Wild (The Ballad Of Black Gold) (Dimitri Tiomkin, Paul Francis Webster) Crooner / Cabaret
A7 [02:25] 1.6.png Frankie Laine - My Friend (Ervi Drake, Jimmy Shirl) Crooner / Cabaret
B1 [02:52] 3.0.png Frankie Laine - Granada (Dorothy Dodd, Agustin Lara) Crooner / Cabaret
B2 [02:55] 5.0.png Frankie Laine - Cool Water (Bob Nolan) Pop
B3 [02:31] 1.5.png Frankie Laine - Rose, Rose I Love You (Wilfrid Thomas) Pop
B4 [03:12] 3.0.png Frankie Laine - Jealousy (Jalousie) (Vera Bloom, Jacob Gade) Crooner / Cabaret
B5 [03:16] 3.5.png Frankie Laine - The Kid’s Last Fight (Bob Merrill) Pop
B6 [02:19] 3.4.png Frankie Laine - A Woman In Love (Frank Loesser) Pop
B7 [02:07] 3.0.png Frankie Laine - I Believe (Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman) Crooner / Cabaret
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