Remembering Ottis “Slim” Dewey Whitman, Jr. (January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013)

September 30, 2013

In 1951 #2 US Country, #9 US and #7 UK  

What I remember most about Slim Whitman was the LPs being sold on late night tv when I was a child,  and the yodeling jokes. But Slim Whitman was a talent to  be reckoned with and left a legacy on Country Music and music in general.

In this clip, Whitman performs one of his first big hits –  a cover of  “Indian Love Call” from the 1920s musical “Rose Marie”

“I Remember You” is the song by Slim Whitman that I recall from my youth.  Written by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer, published in 1941, the song was introduced in the 1942 movie “The Fleet’s In.”

Slim Whitman covered the tune in 1066.

Oh my,  I actually found one of those commercials I remember,  on YouTube.  Enjoy this bit of history.

R.I.P. Slim Whitman



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