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Hardcover That Lucky Old Son: The Autobiography of Frankie Laine Book

ISBN: 093479345X

ISBN13: 9780934793452

That Lucky Old Son: The Autobiography of Frankie Laine

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PORTRAIT OF A LEGEND

This book is a MUST for Frankie Laine fans.It's full of information on the life and times of one of our all time greatest song stylists.Although this isn't directly addressed in the book, Frankie Laine's career (72 years and counting) is itself an overview of 20th century American music. From his childhood inspiration by Al Jolson (music's first superstar), through his introduction to the Jazz world of the 1930s & 40s, his own years of superstardom in the late 40s/early 50s, to his forthcoming album OLD MAN JAZZ (appropriately title, as he's now 89 years old), Frankie Laine has been an integral part of it all.As the first "Blue-eyed Soul singer," he played a seminal role in the switch-over from Big Band to the Golden Age of vocalists, and ultimately (if inadvertently) helped paved the way for the Rock era. Always experimenting, his records range from jazz, blues, folk, pop, cowboy songs, country and even some rock and roll. (That and the fact that he's the best damn singer that ever was.)Laine's book is written in an easygoing, entertaining style, and if it has one fault, it's that at 228 pages it only whets one's appetite for more.
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