Wayne Shanklin - The Modern Minstrel - Expanded Edition
Cat. no: JASCD1112
Release Date: 30th April 2021
Genre: Easy Listening
Singer/writer/producer/arranger/bandleader Wayne Shanklin is chiefly remembered for writing songs like ‘Jezebel’, ‘Chanson D’Amour’, ‘Primrose Lane’ and ‘The Big Hurt’, million sellers for Frankie Laine, Art & Dotty Todd, Jerry Wallace and Miss Toni Fisher, respectively.
Although he was a considerably more prolific (and successful) songwriter than recording artist, Shanklin cut a highly-regarded LP, “The Modern Minstrel”, plus a couple of 45s, all of which appear on this special compilation.
Also included are fifteen bonus tracks of other artists performing his songs, Eartha Kitt, Johnnie Ray, The Chordettes, The Whips, Johnny Krag, Heinie Beau, Allen Dare, as well as the aforementioned Laine, Todd, Wallace and Fisher.
The hits apart, this is a seriously rare and collectable body of work. Shanklin’s own recordings have never previously appeared on CD, while a handful of the bonus tracks are also making their digital debuts.
Tracks: Jezebel / Country Doctor / Company Money / The Vanishing Navajo / Jockey Martin / Little Child (Daddy Dear) / Who Will Sing My Song / Eyes Of Green / Lonesome Lonesome Blues / I Leaned On A Man / The Ballad Of Sandy Macafee / Somebody Up There Loves Us / Up To My Pockets In Tomahawks / Plink-A-Plink (Melody For A Mandolin) / Stop The Rain In Lovers Lane For Me, Cherie / Frankie Laine - Jezebel / Eartha Kitt - Hey Jacque / Johnnie Ray - Johnnie’s Comin’ Home / The Chordettes - Baby Of Mine / Art & Dotty Todd - Chanson D’amour (Song Of Love) / The Whips - Yes Master! / Johnny Krag - The World’s A Speck / Jerry Wallace - Primrose Lane / Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt / Jerry Wallace - Little Coco Palm / Miss Toni Fisher - Blue Blue Blue / Jerry Wallace - King Of The Mountain / Heinie Beau & His Orchestra - Tango Apache / Allen Dare - The Old Prospector / Miss Toni Fisher - West Of The Wall