By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger
FRANKIE RANDALL “As Long As She Needs Me.” This ballad was sung by a woman in the film version of Oliver. “He” was changed to “she.”
Frankie Randall (1938-2014) was a Passaic, New Jersey born singer and jazz pianist.
When I was a senior at Rutherford High School, across the river from Passaic, Randall performed with his trio. He was about 20 years old then, and the boys in our jazz band were thrilled because he was using the “cool jazz” style which had just come into vogue. I don’t recall that he sang. His bio. says that he was known only for his piano playing early in his career.