Johnny Mathis, The Johnny Mathis Collection: 20 of My Favourite Songs (1977)
I’ve been on a bit of a run of enjoying – revisiting – the evergreens and easy listening staples; not all of them are things I grew up with as such, but many of them were part of my grandparents’ record collections. In some sense that mean they were off-limits; my folks telling me that the music was rubbish. They’d obviously grown up sick of hearing some hokey ole country and jazz and the crooners…but I love a lot of those stuff. Especially now. Johnny Mathis is one of those great pure singers – a perfect voice. Give him a song, any song, almost any song, and he’ll nail it. That’s certainly the case with this collection. No shame. Right?
Sample Track: The Look of Love
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