Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Slim Whitman

There are those of you who might not recognize this singer. He was never one of the most popular ones you always read about but he had a fantastic voice and he sang the most wonderful country-style love songs. He came into this world as Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr. but professionally became known as Slim Whitman. He was an American country music and western singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. His singing style was different because he could yodel and has a falsetto. Altogether he sold more than 120 million records and in the 50s he toured with Elvis. The reason there are people who might not have heard of him is because even though he was American he became more popular in Europe especially in the U.K. 

Whitman’s 1955 hit single “Rose Marie” held the Guinness World Record for the longest time at number one on the U.K Singles Chart for 36 years until the record was broken. 


Among his other popular songs are “I Remember You”


“Silver Threads Among the Gold”
 
“When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again” and 

"Down the River of Golden Dreams"


As you can see these songs have gold in common and they are really lovely. Finally I have to mention a country song made popular by country singer Gene Autry and recorded by Slim Whitman in 2010 at the age of 87

“Back in the Saddle Again”



Slim Whitman joined the angel choirs on June 19, 2013 at the age of 90.






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