|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rockabilly country 50s rock and roll rock n roll|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
24 August 1942, Huntingdon, Tennessee, USA. Mann was a rockabilly artist who recorded his only two chart singles for the Phillips International label, owned by Sam Phillips, proprietor of the legendary Sun Records. Mann was a singer and pianist whose group, the Kool Kats, was based in Jackson, Tennessee, when they recorded their first tracks for the small Jaxon label, owned by Jim Stewart (who later founded Stax Records). Those songs, including Gonna Rock And Roll Tonight, were published by Knox Music, owned by Phillips, who had started Sun and launched the careers of artists including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. Phillips signed Mann and had him record the standard Mona Lisa, which had been a hit for Nat King Cole in the early 50s. It reached number 25 in the USA in 1959 and became Manns biggest record. Mann recorded a total of seven singles and an album for Phillips International before leaving in...