Jahfin Posted January 21, 2008 Share Posted January 21, 2008 Slim Whitman, the falsetto singer and yodeler best known for his 1952 smash, "Indian Love Call," has died. He turned 84 yesterday. A native of Tampa, Fla., Whitman played a key early role in popularizing country music overseas. He specialized in sentimental or "heart" songs like "Secret Love" and "Love Call," the latter previously recorded by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in 1936. A perennial on the charts during his 20-year association with Imperial Records, which later became a part of United Artists, Whitman was a regular on the Louisiana Hayride during the early 1950s and, later, on the Grand Ole Opry Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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