Saturday, April 04, 2015

UNTIL THE TWELFTH OF NEVER

Recently I was listening again to Doc Watson’s 1966 recording of the traditional “Riddle Song” and of course it reminded me of Johnny Mathis’ 1957 pop version) which was the flip side of “Chances Are”).


Johnny Mathis • The Twelfth of Never • 1957


Record sleeve: Way Back Attack

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  1. Well, these definitely bring back a flood of memories. Both of these songs were on LPs my mother would stick on the Hi-Fi while she prepared Sunday dinners. (A welcome reprieve from Mitch Miller, I can tell you.) I can visualize tipsy relatives (on my father's side) waltzing to Johnny at occasional family parties, too. I've got a soft spot for him (to the point where the Merry Christmas album can be played year round! ;-)

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    1. Pretty interesting period of time, when a lot of us kids didn't know any better, and singers like Johnny Mathis and Andy Williams could sit astride the pop charts with the likes of Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry, and all were fun to listen to. We here at Blues All Kinds do draw the line, however, at Mitch Miller and my parents' favorite, Perry Como!

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