Gibble, Kenneth L.
Title Mr. Songman: The Slim Whitman Story
Book Condition Near Fine in Very Good+ dj
Edition First Edition
Publisher Elgin IL The Brethren Press (c.1982)
0-87178-587-0 / 9780871785879
Illustrator Illustrated by (cover design) Ken Stanley
Seller ID 21035
[nice-looking book, with very slight bumping to bottom corners, faint dust-soiling to top edge; jacket shows a bit of surface wear, with a couple of tiny tears and associated creasing at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Biography of the country-western singer who had a successful career from the late 1940s onward (he toured with Elvis Presley in the mid-1950s), but who only became a household name (and a bit of a joke) in mainstream America when his "greatest hits" albums began to be packaged and sold via late-night TV commercials in the 1970s. Known for his smooth falsetto and high-pitched yodeling, he recorded dozens of albums and sold millions of records (120 million by his own estimate), and was popular in Europe as well as in the U.S..
Country Music Singers Biography Grand Ole Opry