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How Do You Keep the Music Playing
Johnny Mathis
How Do You Keep the Music Playing
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Johnny Mathis
Title: How Do You Keep the Music Playing
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 5/4/1993
Release Date: 5/4/1993
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Classic Vocalists, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074645320427, 074645320441, 074645320489

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Musician of the Highest Order
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Johnny Mathis has been a family tradition all of my life. I grew up in a home that played his music, and we went to his concerts from the time of my childhood through today. His music was something that was shared in my family, because we had an appreciation of great musical song stylists, and there are no others who can exceed in the quality of their emotion, phraseology, and presentation the way that Johnny can!This CD has some of his finest songs, including "How Can You Keep the Music Playing", which we had the pleasure of hearing in concert even before he recorded it. Michel LeGrand and Marilyn and Alan Bergman know how to create wonderful music, and Johnny's interpretation brings out the best of their songs. You will thoroughly enjoy this recording!"
Quality Production/Timeless Songs in Classic Mathis Style
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Finding quality songs, using quality producers, and performing with quality musicians has been the Mathis method for many years. Quality is certainly the hallmark of this recording featuring the music of French composer Michel Legrand and the lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman. In fact, the exceptional sound clarity is the first thing that should strike the listener upon playing the compact disc for the first time. Non-existent background noise, crystalline piano, and undistorted vocals all reflect the loving care put into the production of this recording. Mathis comes home to the style and sound that made him one of the first black millionaires in the entertainment industry over 40 years ago. Unlike the previous two recordings, 1990's Grammy-nominated, jazz-based "In a Sentimental Mood-Mathis Sings Ellington" and 1991's eclectic "Better Together-The Duet Album", this 1993 recording features the style that made Johnny Mathis famous: simple romantic solo ballads backed with tasteful orchestration. Mathis has never been afraid to find new avenues for his voice; on the other hand, he is aware of his limitations. He knows he will never be a soulful singer; but as a song stylist, Mathis is one of the best, being second only to Frank Sinatra in album sales. Anyone wanting to relax after a hard day at work or school will find that this recording hits the spot. Get the compact disc, because tapes just don't do justice to quality recordings such as this one. In this age of degrading lyrics and senseless noise, Mathis remains a welcome staple in popular music's menu. END"
Johnny Keeps The Music Playing
Kandace Brock | Vista, CA United States | 11/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have never been disapointed in anything this man has done. Like I have said before, if you do not have this then you are missing out on another great CD. He begins and ends with the song "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" Just beautiful music!"