Billboard Hot 100 chart to date, peaking at number two, but it was prevented from pole position from Bryan Adams' ginormous smash hit "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" which was #1 in every country, it also reached #2 on the Canadian RPM chart behind the exact same song (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. "[2] It was Kravitz's first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 of his career, and his highest peak in the chart. Born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30, 1913, he was one of the most successful American singers of the twentieth century. One, since there was so much more material that could justifiably have been released in the same fashion. Good wishes poured in from all over the world, and Laine assured his fans that he had no intention of ever retiring. But in 1991, their marriage was on the rocks, and Kravitz wrote "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" hoping to reconcile their relationship. We regularly release both new soundtracks and interesting older ones. It led him up and down the Eastern Seaboard, back to Chicago, to Cleveland and then eventually to Billy Berg’s jazz club on Vine Street in Hollywood, where in 1946, Hoagy Carmichael heard the young unknown performing a favorite Carmichael composition, “Rocking Chair.” This chance encounter led to a steady job at Billy Berg’s, which in turn resulted in a recording contract with Mercury Records. (Frankie Laine International Appreciation Society) Silsden Cottage, London Road Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks, HP8 4ND, Treasurer/Membership: Tony Cooper 18 Napier Crescent, Seamer, Scarborough North Yorkshire Y012 4HY. Laine continued to record exciting new material while maintaining a healthy respect for the songs, like “Mule Train,” “That Lucky Old Sun,” “I Believe,” and “Jezebel,” which all his longtime admirers know by heart. [1] The line is based on a Yogiism, or quotation from Yogi Berra: "It ain't over 'til it's over. They got married in 1987 and had a daughter, Zoe, a year later. Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits wrote "Private Dancer," which went to Tina Turner when he realized it wasn't a song for a man to sing. The “Foundation” would also fund some of the charities that Frankie contributed to during his legendary career. Ever since his recording of “That’s My Desire” burst onto the scene like a musical firework in 1947, praise poured in from all corners, from young and old alike, for this gifted and versatile artist. Touchwood Records, under their After 9 label, released Laine’s new album in early 1998. With a Motown-ish 1960s vibe, this ballad (from 1991’s Mama Said album) is one of Kravitz’s best ballads. My plan of attack will be: First I must communicate our idea to the City of San Diego, and The San Diego Port commission. He will be forever remembered for the beautiful music he brought into this world, his wit and sense of humor, along with the love he shared with so many. Laine, making his first New York appearance in more than 20 years, provided the night’s emotional high point. - Yogi Berra quotes from He gave a performance to remember of “Cry of the Wild Goose” – his voice warm, robust and thrilling. "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" is a song recorded, written, and produced by American musician Lenny Kravitz for his second studio album, Mama Said (1991). Laine first sang in public as part of the choir at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. "That song just came out one day, and I knew it had a classic vibe. Yogi Berra. In the world of popular music, yesterday’s idol is very often tomorrow’s forgotten name. This would be a huge undertaking, and we could use as much help as possible. Your contributions, your contacts, your suggestions, your ideas are all welcomed. ", More songs that were an artist's first hit. The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000. The horn section at the end is played by the brass section of Earth, Wind & Fire. Eight of Frankie’s hit songs, including “That’s My Desire,” “We’ll Be Together Again,” and “Jezebel,” can be sampled right here on this web site if your computer has the equipment. [3], Initially Kravitz, realizing the hit potential of the song, did not want to release the song himself, wishing to remain an underground artist, thinking instead of giving the song to Smokey Robinson. I want to thank Tony Dodgson for his thoughtful ideas and opinions. Only a handful of performers have ever demonstrated the lasting appeal it takes to weather the onslaught of fads and changing trends over the years, and Frankie Laine was a classic example. We received one reply to our July news. On June 12, 1996, Laine was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 27th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame awards ceremony at the New York Sheraton. The contributions to the various charities will come over a period of time. British singer Mutya Buena's 2007 song "Real Girl" contains a sample from "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over". We would like to form The Frankie Laine Foundation which would fund such a dream. If I don't do this music shit, I'll lose my shit Ain't got shit to lose, it's the moment of truth, it's all I know how to do Nan passed away, suddenly, on her 72nd birthday, July 25, 1993, leaving a void that will never be filled. If you didn’t read our July news page, I’m readmitting our July message for your approval. Over Till.

We are saddened to announce the passing of Frankie Laine, musician, father, husband and friend. Copies of the book and much of Frankie Laine’s music may be ordered direct from this web site. It ain't over till it's over. Yogi Berra. Kravitz wrote this about the actress Lisa Bonet. We have a dream for our next Frankie Laine adventure. A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. His companion on these jaunts was the lovely Nan Grey, a former Universal starlet, whom Laine married on June 15, 1950. In practice there is. In later years, he added South America, Australia and the Orient to his itinerary, while continuing his unparalleled love affair with British audiences. "No Scrubs" introduced the term "scrub" to the popular lexicon, and defined it in the opening lines ("a scrub is a guy that think he's fine..."). Frankie led a long, exuberant life and contributed greatly to many causes near to his heart. That was Jay Dubin, and he has a lot to say on the subject.

It was also popular in the United Kingdom, where it peaked number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.

"It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" is a song recorded, written, and produced by American musician Lenny Kravitz for his second studio album, Mama Said (1991). You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six. It remains his highest-charting hit of his career in the U.S., where it peaked at No. They danced for a total of 3,501 hours over 145 consecutive days, and split a grand prize of $1,000 for their efforts. Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars. ", Jerry Cantrell used a talkbox to create the warbling vocal effect on the Alice in Chains song "Man In The Box.". Touchwood Records contacted Frankie Laine after he received the Lifetime Achievement Award and has since repackaged his 1992 “Memories in Gold” album which features contemporary remakes of most of his gold-selling recordings.

Enjoy your listening. Frankie’s popularity quickly spread across the Atlantic, and in 1953 his stirring rendition of “I Believe” topped the British charts and stayed at number one for eighteen weeks, an unbeaten performance that even The Beatles never matched. When The Kinks released "Lola," most people didn't realize it was about a transvestite. "It ain't over till it's over." Kravitz played all the instruments on this track except the strings and horns. Indeed, after a brief rest, his distinctive voice soon returned, as virile and powerful as ever. Kravitz wrote this about the actress Lisa Bonet. "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" is Kravitz's most successful single on the U.S. Could be a sleeper smash.

More specifically, the phrase is used when a situation is (or appears to be) nearing its conclusion.

They ended up getting divorced in 1993, but later settled in as good friends. A huge list of popular soundtracks, each is available for download in a good quality Laine, along with Nat Cole, who preceded him by a year, marked the ascendance of the popular singer over the Big Bands, and his phenomenal success set the pattern for Johnny Ray, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones and the other musical idols who have followed. The horn line at the end is performed by the Phenix Horns from Earth, Wind & Fire. On his first session he recorded a forgotten 1931 ballad entitled, “That’s My Desire,” and from that point on, there was just no stopping Frankie Laine.

Frankie Laine deserves no less for his contributions to our lives. His style was thrillingly new to the audiences of the late 1940’s, based as it was on his deep love of jazz and the blues. 21 Gold Records later, Frankie Laine can truly be counted a musical legend. They got married in 1987 and had a daughter, Zoe, a year later. Soultime on EHR."[6]. He had a minor hit in 1989 with his first single, "Let Love Rule," off the LP of the same name.

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Here you can download soundtracks for movies, games and serials. Once the video started its rotation, he had to quit taking the subway because people started to recognize him. It Ain't Over 'til It's Over official video, "Lenny Kravitz on 30 years in music: 'I did whatever I had to do to survive, – Lenny Kravitz – It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", – Lenny Kravitz – It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", – Lenny Kravitz – It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", – Lenny Kravitz – It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", – Lenny Kravitz – It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", The Irish Charts – Search Results – It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", – Lenny Kravitz – It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", – Lenny Kravitz – It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", – Lenny Kravitz – It Ain't Over 'til It's Over", "Lenny Kravitz Chart History (Adult Contemporary)", "Lenny Kravitz Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)", "RPM 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1991", "Top Adult Contemporary Songs of 1991 ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts", "Heaven Help" / "Spinning Around Over You",, Song recordings produced by Lenny Kravitz, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Singlechart usages for Canadaadultcontemporary, Singlechart usages for Billboardadultcontemporary, Singlechart usages for Billboardrandbhiphop, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 12:27. His impeccable musicianship and taste kept him an international favorite for six decades. The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. And I still love that song very much today," Kravitz said in an interview for in 2000. At the age of 17, Laine left home to try his luck as a marathon dancer. [3], Carla Hay of AXS stated, "Kravitz has said he wrote this song about the breakdown of his marriage to actress Lisa Bonet (they eventually divorced), and the heartbreak is oozing all over this song. I realize how big an undertaking this is, however, if you’re going to dream, then dream high. Kravitz knew the song was big when he walked down the streets of New York City and heard it playing out of cars. American baseball legend Yogi Berra first uttered the phrase about baseball's 1973 National League pennant race. We thank you for caring about the life of Frankie Laine, a remarkable human being and musician who has left an indelible mark on the world. With verve, he moved on to “That’s My Desire,” the haunting “We’ll Be Together Again” (which he co-wrote), and the dramatic “Jezebel,” bringing the audience to its feet several times. In 1985, Laine was temporarily laid low by quadruple bypass surgery. We are taking his suggestions to heart and we’ll see what we can do.