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Single by Frankie Laine
B-side" Rose, Rose, I Love You" (Lin Mei, Wilfred Thomas)
ReleasedApril 1951
RecordedApril 4, 1951 (1951-04-04)
Genre Pop
Label Columbia (nr. 39367)
Songwriter(s) Wayne Shanklin [1]
Frankie Laine singles chronology
"When You're in Love"
" Hey Good Lookin'"

"Jezebel" is a 1951 popular song written by American songwriter Wayne Shanklin. It was recorded by Frankie Laine with the Norman Luboff Choir and Mitch Miller and his orchestra on April 4, 1951 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39367. The record reached number 2 on the Billboard chart and was a million seller. The B-side, " Rose, Rose, I Love You", was a hit too and reached number 3. [2]


The title refers to the biblical woman Jezebel, a wicked, Baal-worshipping Phoenician princess who ruled Israel as queen consort to King Ahab. Jezebel's story is recounted in 1 Kings 16-20 and 2 Kings 9, books of the Old Testament.



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