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Caroling, Caroling, Happy Holiday * Johnny Mathis * HD
Caroling, Caroling, Happy Holiday * Johnny Mathis * HD 121gamers 2 Views • 1 year ago

From the album, Christmas Eve With Johnny Mathis,
released on 07-11-1986. W&M by Irving Berlin & Alfred S. Burt.

"Caroling, Caroling" is a popular Christmas song written by Alfred Burt and Wihla Hutson in 1953. Originally written to accompany a Christmas card, it is one of Alfred Burt's best-loved Christmas carols.

"Happy Holiday" (sometimes performed as "Happy Holidays") is a popular song composed by Irving Berlin during 1942 and published the following year. "Happy Holiday" was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1942 film Holiday Inn.

Happy holiday (caroling, caroling)
Happy holiday (caroling, caroling)
Holiday, holiday, holiday, to you

Caroling, caroling now we go
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling through the snow
Christmas bells are ringing

Joyous voices sweet and clear
Sing the sound of heart to cheer
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Happy holiday, happy holiday

Caroling, caroling through the town
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling up and down
Christmas bells are ringing

Mark ye well the song we sing
Gladsome tidings now we bring
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Joyous voices sweet and clear
Sing the sound of heart to cheer
Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Happy Holiday
Happy holiday to you

Happy Holiday
Happy holiday

While the merry bells keep ringing
May your every wish come true

Happy holiday, happy holiday
May the calendar keep bringing
Happy holidays to you

Happy holiday, happy holiday
While the merry bells keep ringing
May your every wish come true

(Caroling, caroling)

Happy holiday, happy holiday
May the calendar keep bringing
Happy holidays to you

(Caroling, caroling)
(Caroling, caroling)

While the merry bells keep ringing
May your every wish come true

Happy holiday, happy holiday
May the calendar keep bringing
Happy holidays to you

(Christmas bells are ringing)

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Love Story ~ Johnny Mathis ~ (HD)
Love Story ~ Johnny Mathis ~ (HD) 121gamers 1 Views • 1 year ago

The Love Story album from Johnny Mathis is one of his most realized, produced during a decade when he worked with producers ranging from Richard Perry and Jerry Fuller to one of the proponents of the Philly sound, Thom Bell. Here the singer is in a comfortable setting with producer Jack Gold, ably assisted by arranger and conductor Perry Botkin, Jr. a couple of years before Botkin hit with "Nadia's Theme (The Young & the Restless)." Even the front and back cover photos have a different aura, with Mathis dressed in black with a white collar, peering out of an all-black cover and looking deep in thought. His rendition of "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" is riveting, a sweeping and majestic piece to lead off the record, and not the usual Jack Gold musical movement, but more pronounced and determined. The Top Ten hit, of course, went to Andy Williams in 1971, with Henry Mancini going Top 15 and Francis Lai taking the same title Top 35, all in the same year.

The competition was intense, and maybe that's why the team pulled out all the stops here. They then take Lynn Anderson's 1970 Top Three hit "Rose Garden" and fuse the pop with big band, eliminating whatever elements sent it to number one on the country charts for Anderson. As a pure pop tune, it works very well, a standout performance chock-full of backing vocalists and unique instrumentation. This could have been a hit for Mathis, as it goes beyond the usual formula of "let's put some sweet accompaniment behind the voice and let Johnny do his thing."

"Ten Times Forever More" sweeps in with backing vocalists as if the Ray Conniff Singers suddenly showed up to duet with Johnny. No doubt Perry Botkin Jr. greatly influenced this project. Perry Como's Top Ten nugget "It's Impossible" gets equal time, with the arrangement, production, and backing vocals all stunning. This was a big year for the crooners, and Mathis reinterpreting these new classics was essential. No mere run-throughs, the recording and performances are on par with the hit versions. Robert Mersey steps in to arrange and produce one track, "I Was There," and it does have a different feel to the rest of the album, sounding vocally like Mathis' 1964 Top Ten hit "What Will Mary Say." "What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life" closes out a powerful and exhausting side one. The second side goes back to what producer Mitch Miller prescribed for this artist: careful and pleasant versions of "We've Only Just Begun," the Classics IV's "Traces," "For the Good Times," and "My Sweet Lord." George Harrison's number seems like an outtake when compared to the tour de force of side one or even the awe-inspiring Phil Spector/George Harrison production of the original hit. Taking Dennis Yost to task on "Traces" is easy for Mathis, but not bringing in the bells and whistles for "My Sweet Lord" was a mistake given all the attention focused on "Rose Garden" and the tunes at the beginning of the LP.


Where do I begin
To tell the story of how great a love can be
The sweet love story that is older than the sea
The simple truth about the love she brings to me
Where do I start

With her first hello
She gave new meaning to this empty world of mine
There'd never be another love, another time
She came into my life and made the living fine
She fills my heart

She fills my heart with very special things
With angels' songs , with wild imaginings
She fills my soul with so much love
That anywhere I go I'm never lonely
With her around, who could be lonely
I reach for her hand-it's always there

How long does it last
Can love be measured by the hours in a day
I have no answers now but this much I can say
I know I'll need her till the stars all burn away
And she?ll be there

How long does it last
Can love be measured by the hours in a day
I have no answers now but this much I can say
I know I'll need her till the stars all burn away
And she'll be there

"Various Artists-(Where Do I Begin) Love Story", sound recording administered by The Orchard Music, SME
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"No copyright is claimed in [the music] and to the extent that material may appear to be infringed, I assert that such alleged infringement is permissible under fair use principles in U.S. copyright laws. If you believe material has been used in an unauthorized manner, please contact the poster."

Copyright Disclaimer--"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."

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