2011 January 19
by The Pea Pickin' Hearts


Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr. (born January 20, 1924), known professionally as Slim Whitman, is an American country music singer and songwriter, known for his yodeling abilities, highnotes and crystal-clear vocals.

The Pea Pickin’ Hearts would just like to say Happy Birthday!


He has sold in excess of 120 million albums in unit sales in a career spanning seven decades, with numerous successful recordings. He is consistently more popular throughout Europe, and in particular Britain, than in his native America.

His 1955 hit single “Rose Marie” held the Guinness World Record for the longest time at number 1 on the UK charts until Bryan Adams broke the record in 1991 after 36 years. In the U.S., his “Indian Love Call” (1952), and “Secret Love” (1953) reached number 2 on the Billboard country chart.

Whitman had a string of minor hits from the mid 1960s into the 1970s, and became known to a new generation of fans through TV marketing in the 1980s, and the 1996 feature film Mars Attacks!

In 2010 a new album called Twilight on the Trail was released, produced by his son Byron, and featuring the single “Back in the Saddle Again” plus many traditional western favourites that have became standards ,his son Byron also features on The single ” Ragtime Cowboy Joe”.

Enjoy this video of Slim singing Indian Love Call.

3 Responses
  1. Kristina Brink permalink
    July 16, 2014

    Hi Thanks for a fantastic post! Please keep up the great work.

  2. HUGH DEEHAN permalink
    July 22, 2016

    I seen slim in Derry / Londonderry once and he was brilliant when he was 79 years old.
    I only wish that I got his autograph.

  3. July 22, 2016

    “We’re so jealous, ha… would loved to have seen him perform live!”

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