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16 Most Requested Songs
     

16 Most Requested Songs

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by Johnny Mathis
 
16 Most Requested Songs, a midline-priced collection, spotlights some of Johnny Mathis' best-known and most popular performances for Columbia Records. Although other sets may have a few more tracks, this is a very entertaining sampler, featuring such songs as "Chances Are," "It's Not for Me

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16 Most Requested Songs, a midline-priced collection, spotlights some of Johnny Mathis' best-known and most popular performances for Columbia Records. Although other sets may have a few more tracks, this is a very entertaining sampler, featuring such songs as "Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say," "Wonderful! Wonderful!," "When Sunny Gets Blue," "(Where Do I Begin (Love Story)," and "Misty."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644021721
catalogNumber:
40217
Rank:
21208

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Mathis   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Nino Rota   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Francis Lai   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Tim Geelan   Producer,Engineer
Adolph Green   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Paul Vance   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Eddie Snyder   Composer
Nancy Stahl   Artwork
Howard Garwood   Liner Notes
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
Leon Carr   Composer
Larry Kusik   Composer
Mike Bernilan   Producer
Sherman Edwards   Composer

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16 Most Requested Songs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Medvegas More than 1 year ago
This album ranks among the best produced in all of the ballads genre of the time. Starting with Johnny Mathis' most famous and enduring song, "Misty," one can get a sense of the visual semblance and imagery in each note. As the song begins, "Look at me, I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree," for anyone who knows of the preciousness and also precociousness of a small kitten, this will really hit home. Progressing from this we have, "waaalk my way, as a thousand violins begin to play," one can imagine what this metaphor must be like in praxis, a thousand violins all playing at once (without the cacophony of such music in other genres), in harmonious balance with each other, each reinforcing the next and so on, with an endless Heaven-like quality. This song is my favorite of his and will always be special to me, as I first heard it on a long drive from Vegas to LA at 3 in the am, tired, seeing nothing but the white lines of the road, hearing such beautiful music playing, I awakened my senses beyond just smooth jazz, and into a realm of pure beauty. Each of the songs in this album are as unique as they are gorgeous, and "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," "When Sunny Get's Blue," and of course, "A Certain Smile," will go down in historical musical records for many years to come. Johnny Mathis ranks with all of the greats, Nat King Cole and his daughter, Frank Sinatra, and the contemporary Michael Buble. Michael Wade