|Single by Frankie Laine|
|B-side||"Rose, Rose, I Love You" (Lin Mei, Wilfred Thomas)|
|Recorded||4 April 1951|
|Label||Columbia (nr. 39367)|
|Frankie Laine singles chronology|
"Jezebel" is a 1951 popular song written by 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 #2 on the Billboard chart and was a million seller. The B-side, "Rose, Rose, I Love You", was a hit too and reached #3.
The title refers to the biblical woman Jezebel, a wicked, Baal-worshipping Phoenecian princess who ruled Israel as queen to King Ahab. Jezebel's story is recounted in I Kings, a book of the Old Testament.
- In 1962, Marty Wilde had a UK Top 20 hit with his version of the song.
- In 1963, Rob E. G. (Australian steel slide guitarist), took his instrumental version into the Australian top 5.