Patti Page

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Legal name: Clara Ann Fowler

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Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer of traditional pop music. She was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s, selling over 100 million records during a six decade long career. She was often introduced as "the Singin' Rage, Miss Patti Page". New York WNEW disc-jockey William B. Williams introduced her as "A Page in my life called Patti".

Page signed with Mercury Records in 1947, and became their first successful female artist, starting with 1948's "Confess". In 1950, she had her first million-selling single "With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming", and would eventually have 14 additional million-selling singles between 1950 and 1965.

Page's signature song, "Tennessee Waltz", was one of the biggest-selling singles of the 20th century, and is recognized today as one of the official songs of the state of Tennessee. It spent 13 weeks atop the Billboard magazine's Best-Sellers List in 1950. Page had three additional No. 1 hit singles between 1950 and 1953, "All My Love (Bolero)", "I Went to Your Wedding", and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window".

Unlike most pop music singers, Page blended country music styles into many of her most popular songs. As a result of this crossover appeal, many of Page's singles appeared on the Billboard Country Chart. Towards the 1970s, she shifted her career towards country music and began having greater success on its charts, ending up one of the few vocalists to have made them in five separate decades.

With the rise of Rock and Roll in the second half of the 1950s, traditional pop music began to wane. Page was among a small number of traditional pop music singers able to sustain success, continuing to have major hits into the mid-1960s with "Old Cape Cod", "Allegheny Moon", "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)", and "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte".

In 1997, Patti Page was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. She was posthumously honored with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2013.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1950 Songs Patti Page 1
1951 Folk Song Favorites Patti Page 1
1952 Tennessee Waltz Patti Page 1
1955 The Voices of Patti Page Patti Page 1
1957 This Is My Song Patti Page 1
1964 Blue Dream Street Patti Page 1
1965 Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte Patti Page 1
1999 Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte / Gentle On My Mind Patti Page 1
1999 In the Land of Hi-Fi Patti Page 2
2003 Today My Way / Honey Come Back Patti Page 1
A Touch of Country Patti Page 1
Brand New Tennessee Waltz Patti Page 1
Dreaming Patti Page 1
Just a Closer Walk With Thee Patti Page 1
Patti Page Sings America's Favorite Hymns Patti Page 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Golden Hits Patti Page 2
1995 Greatest Songs: Legendary Artist Series Patti Page 1
1997 A Golden Celebration Patti Page 1
2002 The Collection Patti Page 1
2003 The Best of Patti Page Patti Page 1
2004 Golden Greats Patti Page 1
2008 Tennessee Waltz Patti Page 1
16 Most Requested Songs Patti Page 1
36 All Time Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Patti Page 1
Best Loved Favorites Patti Page 1
Confess Patti Page 1
Golden Hits Patti Page 1
I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire Patti Page 1
Patti Page's Greatest Hits Patti Page 1
The Command Performance Collection Patti Page 1
The Mercury Years, Volume 1 Patti Page 1
The Mercury Years, Volume 2 Patti Page 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Patti Page Live at Carnegie Hall Patti Page 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1950 Broken Down Merry-Go-Round / Tag Along Patti Page & Rex Allen 1
1950 Farther Along / Softly and Tenderly Patti Page & Rex Allen 1
1951 Tag-A-Long / Soft and Tenderly Patti Page & Rex Allen 1
1952 Release Me / Wedding Bells Patti Page & Rusty Draper 1
1953 (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window? / My Jealous Eyes Patti Page 1
1957 Old Cape Cod / Wondering Patti Page with Vic Schoen & His Orchestra 1
1957 I'll Remember Today / My How the Time Goes By Patti Page 1
1971 Hello We're Lonely / We're Not Getting Old Patti Page & Tom T. Hall 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Confess Patti Page 1
1954 I've Got It Bad and That Ain't Good Patti Page 1
1956 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You Patti Page 1
1961 Most People Get Married Patti Page 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Christmas With Patti Page Patti Page 1
1956 Page 4 Patti Page 1

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