Essential Johnny Mathis

The Essential Johnny Mathis

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by Johnny Mathis
     
 

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By the time this two-CD, 40-track anthology hit the stores in 2004, consumers had a wide choice of Johnny Mathis compilations that contained his biggest hits in variable surroundings, ranging from succinct single-disc collections to box sets. This one does have all of the major late-'50s/early-'60s hits you'd expect of anything with "essential" in its title, although

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By the time this two-CD, 40-track anthology hit the stores in 2004, consumers had a wide choice of Johnny Mathis compilations that contained his biggest hits in variable surroundings, ranging from succinct single-disc collections to box sets. This one does have all of the major late-'50s/early-'60s hits you'd expect of anything with "essential" in its title, although -- in an effort to make this a career-spanning selection -- the entirety of disc two is devoted to his post-1970 work, when Mathis was a run-of-the-mill adult contemporary singer (albeit one who did return briefly to the top of the charts in 1978 via his duet with Deniece Williams, "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late"). Still, disc one does have a lot of Mathis' best songs, and some of the most popular make-out music of all time.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646356227
catalogNumber:
63562
Rank:
4349

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Fly Me to the Moon
  2. When Sunny Gets Blue
  3. It's Not for Me to Say
  4. Wonderful! Wonderful!
  5. Chances Are
  6. No Love (But Your Love)
  7. The Twelfth of Never
  8. Wild Is the Wind
  9. Teacher, Teacher
  10. A Certain Smile
  11. Sleigh Ride
  12. My Funny Valentine
  13. Misty
  14. Small World
  15. Maria
  16. Dancing on the Ceiling
  17. Stairway to the Stars
  18. Gina
  19. What Will My Mary Say
  20. The Sweetheart Tree
  21. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
  22. The Look of Love
  23. A Time for Us

Disc 2

  1. I'm Coming Home
  2. Life Is a Song Worth Singing
  3. 99 Miles from L.A.
  4. What I Did for Love
  5. When a Child Is Born
  6. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
  7. Begin the Beguine
  8. Memory
  9. Friends in Love
  10. Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)
  11. Prelude to a Kiss
  12. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
  13. Let Your Heart Remember
  14. Un-Break My Heart
  15. Because You Loved Me
  16. Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
  17. On Broadway

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Mathis   Primary Artist
Henry Mancini   Conductor
Lincoln Mayorga   Conductor
Michel Legrand   Conductor
Gene Page   Conductor
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Thom Bell   Conductor
Rev. Dave Boruff   Saxophone
Jorge Calandrelli   Conductor
Don Costa   Conductor
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Milt Hinton   Bass
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
Lester Mendez   Keyboards
Robert Mersey   Conductor
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Kenny O'Brien   Background Vocals
Glenn Osser   Conductor
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Harry Rabinowitz   Conductor
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Efrain Toro   Percussion
Randy Waldman   Piano
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Rafael Radilla   Percussion
Francis Benítez   Background Vocals
William Ross   Conductor
Ernie Freeman Combo   Conductor

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Nino Rota   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Henry Mancini   Arranger,Composer
Lincoln Mayorga   Arranger
Stephen Bishop   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Michel Legrand   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Irving Mills   Composer
Robert Allen   Composer
Mitch Miller   Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
David Foster   Composer
Bill Champlin   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Gene Page   Arranger
Arthur Freeman   Vocal Arrangements
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Johnny "Country" Mathis   Producer
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
Thom Bell   Arranger,Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer,Producer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer,Producer
Michael Berniker   Producer
Lew Brown   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger,Producer
Betty Comden   Composer
Linda Creed   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Denny Diante   Producer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Sherman Edwards & Donald Meyer   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Producer
Humberto Gatica   Producer
Jack Gold   Producer
Jay Graydon   Composer,Producer
Adolph Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Leon Huff   Producer
Richard Hunt   Arranger
Edward Kleban   Composer
Jay Landers   Producer
Burton Lane   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Glenn Osser   Arranger
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Bob Russell   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Irving Townsend   Producer
Paul Vance   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Ham   Producer
Billy Myles   Composer
Marc Portman   Arranger
Eddie Snyder   Composer
John Vallins   Composer
Brad Dechter   Arranger
William Ross   Arranger,Producer
Ary Barroso   Composer
Bret Lopez   Cover Photo
Bob Cato   Tray Photo
Hooshik Bayliss   Art Direction
Richard Jay-Alexander   Producer
Mike Kull   Tape Research
Dave Foster   Arranger
Trevor Nunn   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
T.S. Eliot   Composer
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
Leon Carr   Composer
John Richard Lewis   Orchestra Director
J. Jones   Composer
Nat Kipner   Composer
George Avakin   Producer
Fred Jay Zacar   Composer
Larry Kusik   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer

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The Essential Johnny Mathis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the album with "BRAZIL" and "99 MILES" and all those glorious seldom-heard gems...I cry everytime I hear the 50's - 60's Mathis love songs and chart tunes, but it is so refreshing to hear that one-of-a-kind God-given voice on newer and different selections. There is only ONE Johnny Mathis [just like there is only ONE Tony Bennett] and we should cherish each treasure each of them records [or perform live] while they are still able to sing at the top of their game. If you love music - MATHIS IS ESSENTIAL
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 'rules' here do not apply for me when it comes to anything Johnny Mathis sings live and or all of his massive recorded music! "The Essential Johnny Mathis," is just a form of the now day title for this superlative compilation because if you see and or hear him sing anything at all you will KNOW with rapid heartbeats what class, lush, plush, sensual, chic, one-of-a-kind, means. The mold was broken when he arrived on a beautiful September Morn, a gifted babe who was pre-destined to become a richly deserved American Living Singing Legend. Every song he sings is Essentially a Must to all of those who have made the spectacular, "Mathis Connection." Thank you Johnny Mathis, thank you so much for every single note, with love never-ending!