Johnny Mathis 33 Greatest Hits DMM 180g Import 2LP
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
• Made in the E.U.
• Gatefold jacket
• Bonus Tracks
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
1. A Certain Smile
2. Call Me
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Let's Love
5. You Are Beautiful
7. Small World
8. You Are Everything To Me
2. The Story Of Our Love
3. The Best Of Everything
6. My Love For You
7. How To Handle A Woman
8. You Set My Heart To Music
1. Wasn't The Summer Short?
3. Sweet Thursday
6. When Sunny Gets Blue
7. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
8. My Funny Valentine