Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Slim Whitman - All My Best (1979)

Here's another treasure that I got from my voice-over instructor! This is the record I was most excited about, too! I never thought I would be excited to get a Slim Whitman record. I think I've become a fan because it brings back good memories from my youth. I remember when his commercial came on TV where he advertised this album. Usually, it would come on late night when my mom and I were watching old movies. We always got a kick from the commercial, especially when they showed him singing "Vaya Con Dios". Neither one of us had ever heard of Slim Whitman, and we weren't fans of country music, so we just thought the commercial was funny. As the years have gone by, I have developed a very eclectic taste in music, and just LOVE Slim Whitman now! I especially like when he yodels (I've become a yodeling fan in the last year). I hadn't seen this album in years, and the first thing I asked my v.o. instructor was if he had any albums by Slim Whitman. He said no (but he obviously knew he did), and he was just tickled when he saw my reaction at finding the album in the stack. So, even though my mom and I never listened to Slim back in the day, this album brings back good memories of spending time with my mom. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Track listing for Slim Whitman - All My Best:

Side 1:
1. Indian Love Call
2. Ramblin' Rose
3. My Happiness
4. Room Full Of Roses
5. Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain
6. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
7. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
8. There Goes My Everything
9. My Heart Cries For You
10. Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Side 2:
1. Rose Marie
2. Vaya Con Dios
3. Roses Are Red
4. Somewhere My Love
5. I Love You Because
6. Una Paloma Blanca
7. I Can't Stop Loving You
8. Sail Along Silvery Moon
9. You Belong To My Heart
10. Red River Valley

Here is Slim singing "Indian Love Call":


Armpit Studios said...

Plus he can kill Martians with just a yodel.

lugworm said...

Slim at his best. Thank you.

prof. grewbeard said...

thanx a gazillion!

vilstef said...

It's missing a song to be truly the best-no I Remember You.

makarite said...

Ester - many thanks.
like you I had little time for country music when I was a teenager, and even less time for the "joke" that was Slim Whitman.
But in the last few years the purity of his yodelling and his voice - especially in Indian Love Call has turned me into a fan.

Esther said...

Thank you all for your kind comments!


Mike Hobart said...

My parents owned a small hotel and my mother said she was glad when Slim Whitman came out on LP because she'd worn out three 78rpm records of his playing them for the customers!