Johnny's Mood

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Johnny's Mood
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Studio album by Johnny Mathis
Released 1960
Recorded 1960
Genre Vocal[1]
Length 44:23
Label Columbia
Producer Mitch Miller
Johnny Mathis chronology
Faithfully
(1959)
Johnny's Mood
(1960)
The Rhythms and Ballads of Broadway
(1960)
Alternate cover
Second cover issued
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Billboard positive[2]

Johnny's Mood is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released in the summer of 1960[2] by Columbia Records and mixes new material in with covers of hit standards by other artists.

The original album cover featured a sketch of Mathis on an orange background, but a second cover with his headshot against an orange background was also released.

The album made its debut on Billboard magazine's album chart in the August 29, 1960, issue and got as high as number four over the course of 65 weeks.[3]

The 1959 Mathis LP Faithfully and Johnny's Mood were both released for the first time on compact disc on June 21, 2002, as two albums on one CD.[4]

Reception[edit]

Billboard had good things to say. "Johnny Mathis is right at home in this collection of mood items, and at the top of his form he's one of the most potent chanters around."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life" (Cy Coleman, Joseph McCarthy) – 3:35
  2. "Stay Warm" (Buddy Greco) – 3:13
  3. "There's No You" (Tom Adair, George Durgom, Hal Hopper) – 3:55
  4. "How High the Moon" from Two for the Show (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 3:22
  5. "I'm So Lost" (Shirley Cowell) – 3:52
  6. "Once" (Otis G. Clements, Sydney Shaw) – 3:47

Side two[edit]

  1. "Goodnight My Love" from Stowaway (Mack Gordon Harry Revel) – 3:42
  2. "The Folks Who Live On the Hill" from High, Wide, and Handsome (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 3:50
  3. "April in Paris" from Walk a Little Faster (Vernon Duke E. Y. Harburg) – 3:35
  4. "Corner to Corner" (Robert Marcus, Harold Mott) – 3:05
  5. "In Return" (Leon Carr, Paul Vance) – 3:27
  6. "I'm in the Mood for Love" from Every Night at Eight (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) – 5:00

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnny's Mood - Johnny Mathis". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Spotlight Winners of the Week". Billboard. 1960-08-01. p. 45. 
  3. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 503.
  4. ^ "Faithfully/Johnny's Mood - Johnny Mathis". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  5. ^ (1960) Johnny's Mood by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records CL 1526.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2010), Joel Whitburn Presents Top Pop Albums, Seventh Edition, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-183-7