Johnny Mathis - 33 Greatest Hits (180g) (2LP)

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Johnny Mathis - 33 Greatest Hits

(180g) (2LP)

Format: LP Vinyl
    Label: Vinyl Passion
      Catalog No: VP80733
        Barcode: 8719039000425
          Genre: Pop
            No of Discs: 2
              Release Date: 10/16/2015
                180g Vinyl Double LP

                This album compiles 33 of Johnny Mathis biggest hits including "Chances Are" which was his first #1 hit. Also included is "Misty", which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Vocal Performance.

                The fourth of seven children, John Royce Mathis was born on September 30, 1935 in Gilmer, Texas to Clem and Mildred Mathis. As a small boy, the family moved to Post Street in San Francisco. It was there that he learned an appreciation of music from his father who taught him his first song, “My Blue Heaven”.

                A fellow student (San Francisco State College), whose sextet was working at the Black Hawk nightclub, brought Johnny in for a Sunday afternoon jam session. It was at the Black Hawk that Helen Noga, co-owner of the club, first heard him sing. She decided that she wanted to manage his career.

                In early September of 1955, Johnny landed a job singing weekends at Ann Dee’s 440 Club. After repeated attempts, Helen convinced George Avakian, then head of Jazz A&R at Columbia, to see him. Avakian came to the club, heard Johnny sing and sent the now famous telegram to his record company: “Have found phenomenal 19 year old boy who could go all the way. Send blank contracts.”

                • 180g Vinyl
                • Double LP
                • Direct Metal Master
                • Import
                • Made in the E.U.
                • Gatefold jacket
                • Bonus Tracks

                Track Listing:
                LP 1
                Side A:

                1. Wonderful! Wonderful!
                2. It's Not For Me To Say
                3. Chances Are
                4. The Twelfth Of Never
                5. Wild Is The Wind
                6. No Love (But Your Love)
                7. Come To Me
                8. All The Time
                9. Teacher, Teacher
                Side B:
                1. A Certain Smile
                2. Call Me
                3. Winter Wonderland
                4. Let's Love
                5. You Are Beautiful
                6. Someone
                7. Small World
                8. You Are Everything To Me

                LP 2
                Side A:

                1. Misty
                2. The Story Of Our Love
                3. The Best Of Everything
                4. Starbright
                5. Maria
                6. My Love For You
                7. How To Handle A Woman
                8. You Set My Heart To Music
                Side B:
                1. Wasn't The Summer Short?
                2. Jenny
                3. Sweet Thursday
                4. Marianna
                5. Gina
                Bonus Tracks:
                6. When Sunny Gets Blue
                7. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
                8. My Funny Valentine