Few crooners can claim that name with as much authority as Johnny Mathis. Although his style may seem rather old fashioned to those who grew up on rock & roll, Mathis’s rich, vibrato-heavy voice and interpretative knack made him remarkably popular in the 1950s and ‘60s. This disc, which spreads 10 tracks, features “Chances Are,” “Wonderful! Wonderful!,” “(Where Do I Begin) Love Story,” and a slew of other Mathis classics. Longtime fans are sure to find many of their favorites, and newcomers to Mathis will find this a fine place to start.
"The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face)" is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released on May 10, 1972, by Columbia Records and continues in the tradition set by his recent studio releases of covering mostly current chart hits. It made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's & Tapes chart in the issue dated June 10, 1972, and remained there for 15 weeks, peaking at #71.
is a 1978 album by American singers and released by on June 27, 1978. The album went to #19 on the chart and #14 on the chart. A cover of and 's reached #10 on the black singles chart. has been certified in the United States and in the UK by the and the respectively.
One of the last and most popular in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the rock-dominated 1960s, Johnny Mathis concentrated on romantic readings of jazz and pop standards for the ever-shrinking adult contemporary audience of the '60s and '70s. Though he debuted with a flurry of singles-chart activity, Mathis later made it big in the album market, where a dozen of his LPs hit gold or platinum and over 60 made the charts. While he concentrated on theme-oriented albums of show tunes and traditional favorites during the '60s, he began incorporating soft rock by the '70s and remained a popular concert attraction well into the '90s.
2013 holiday release from the classic crooner featuring a host of collaborations with artists such as , , , , , & , and others.
is a latter-day holiday album from . Since it was recorded during the '80s, the production techniques aren't as warm and inviting as his classic '50s and '60s recordings; it isn't quite as endearing, even if his voice has lost very little of its famous smooth suppleness. For dedicated fans, it's worth hearing, but only after they've exhausted his Christmas records from the '50s, '60s and '70s.