Marie is this month’s guest conductor, even though I’m pretty sure she still runs the whole railroad. Her assignment for today was "your favorite Johnny Mathis songs!"
Well, that’s kind of tough when the only two Johnny Mathis songs you know, "Chances Are" and "Misty," are the two that everybody knows. So, I turned to the one source that I knew could give me a bunch of Johnny Mathis songs and could help me pick ten at random: Spotify. They have a playlist called This Is Johnny Mathis, and I shuffled and played it, and picked the first ten songs I heard. There are a couple of good ones here, a couple of collaborations, you name it, this is what I got.
Here are the songs:
- "I’ll Be Easy To Find"
- "The Windmills Of Your Mind" (we heard Dusty Springfield do this last week)
- "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (a duet with Ray Charles)
- "What’ll I Do"
- "Love Me Tender"
- "Stranger In Paradise"
- "All The Time"
- "Wild Is The Wind"
- "True Love" (with Henry Mancini)
Funny thing: it turns out that I knew many of these, just not his versions.
Anyway, that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for March 1, 2021.