The Complete US Singles As & Bs 1957-62
Styles: Easy Listening, Pop, Soul
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3171
Johnny Mathis is one of the most popular singers of the last fifty years, and is one of the biggest-selling album artists of all time – his “Johnny’s Greatest Hits” album was on the Billboard charts for 490 consecutive weeks. His success and popularity reflects his ability to cross the musical divides between pure pop, sophisticated easy listening, jazz and soul, performing them all with sheer class, unique style and effortless artistry. His voice is unmistakeable, and his appeal is such that he has a worldwide following, and enjoyed many chart hits in the UK as well as dozens in the USA. This great-value 51-track 2-CD comprises the A and B sides of his US singles for Columbia from his 1957 debut through to 1962, during which time his chart hits laid the foundation for his remarkable album career. It includes the classic hits “Wonderful Wonderful”, “Misty”, “Teacher Teacher”, “The Twelfth Of Never”, “A Certain Smile”, “Someone”, “Chances Are”, It’s Not For Me To Say” and “Gina” and the bonus UK hit release “Winter Wonderland”. Includes substantial booklet notes with full discographical information. As a comprehensive overview of his early career, it includes some material which is not heard very often or readily available, and it’s a showcase for an already highly developed talent even in his formative years.