Carl Mann

25 Original Hits

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Rockabilly pioneer Carl Mann made his recording debut when he was just 14 years old, and in 1959 he signed with Sun Records, where he cut a rock & roll version of the Nat King Cole hit "Mona Lisa." Mann's take on "Mona Lisa" became a nationwide hit (despite fierce competition from Conway Twitty, who also released a rockin' version of the tune), and at 17 Mann had a million-selling single to his credit. While Mann never scored another hit as big as "Mona Lisa," he was a gifted vocalist who matured into one of the best ballad singers on the Sun roster. 25 Original Hits features some of Mann's best-known recordings, focusing on his years with Sun Records and its sister label Phillips International; along with "Mona Lisa," the set features "Rockin' Love," "Take These Chains from My Heart," "Too Young," "Stop the World and Let Me Off," "Crazy Fool," and more.

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