Two Time Winners

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Two Time Winners
Williams-Winners.jpg
Studio album by Andy Williams
Released 1959
Recorded November 3, 1958
November 7, 1958
January 12, 1959
February 10, 1959
February 13, 1959[1]
Genre
Length 27:59
Label Cadence Records
Andy Williams chronology
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(1958)Andy Williams Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein1958
Two Time Winners
(1959)
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(1959)To You Sweetheart, Aloha1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Billboard Spotlight Pick[3]

Two Time Winners is an album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in the spring of 1959 by Cadence Records.[3] This, his third LP for the label, is composed of songs that had been successful on two previous occasions or in two different ways.

The first recording from the album that was released as a single, "Hawaiian Wedding Song", entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the issue of the magazine dated December 29, 1958, and stayed on the chart for 20 weeks, peaking at number 11.[4] Four months later, in the April 20 issue, the song spent its one week on the Hot R&B Sides chart at number 27.[5] "Twilight Time" was issued as a single three years later to coincide with the release of the 1962 Cadence compilation Million Seller Songs and entered the Hot 100 at the end of the year in the December 8 issue for a three-week run that took the song to number 86.[4]

The album was released on compact disc for the first time as one of two albums on one CD by Collectables Records on September 12, 2000, the other album being Williams's late 1956 Cadence release entitled Andy Williams Sings Steve Allen, which was also his first LP.[6] Collectables included this CD in a box set entitled Classic Album Collection, Vol. 1, which contains 17 of his studio albums and three compilations and was released on June 26, 2001.[7]

Reception[edit]

William Ruhlmann of Allmusic noted that "Williams continued to prove himself an effective and versatile singer capable of bringing off such lightly rocking or exotic revivals."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Sail Along, Silvery Moon" (Harry Tobias, Percy Wenrich) - 1:56
  2. "Twilight Time" (Artie Dunn; Al Nevins; Morton Nevins; Buck Ram) - 2:38
  3. "So Rare" (Jerry Herst, Jack Sharpe) - 2:01
  4. "Hawaiian Wedding Song" (Al Hoffman, Charles E. King, Dick Manning) - 2:29
  5. "Blueberry Hill" (Al Lewis, Vincent Rose, Larry Stock) - 2:01
  6. "Sweet Leilani" (Harry Owens) - 2:19

Side two[edit]

  1. "Love Letters in the Sand" (J. Fred Coots, Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny) - 2:32
  2. "It's All in the Game" (Charles Gates Dawes, Carl Sigman) - 2:55
  3. "Blue Hawaii" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 2:02
  4. "Be Mine Tonight" (Maria Teresa Lara, Sunny Skylar) - 2:21
  5. "My Happiness" (Borney Bergantine, Betty Peterson Blasco) - 2:23
  6. "Near You" (Francis Craig, Kermit Goell) - 2:29

Grammy nomination[edit]

The single "Hawaiian Wedding Song" brought the first of six Grammy nominations that Williams received over the course of his career, this time in the category of Best Vocal Performance, Male. The winner was Perry Como for "Catch a Falling Star".[8]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Cadence Era: "Canadian Sunset" brightens Andy's disk career". Billboard. 1967-11-11. pp. AW–21–22. 
  2. ^ a b c "Two Time Winners - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Review Spotlight on Albums". The Billboard. 1959-05-18. p. 32. 
  4. ^ a b Whitburn 2009, p. 1059.
  5. ^ Whitburn 2004, p. 624.
  6. ^ "Andy Williams Sings Steve Allen/Two Time Winners - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Classic Album Collection, Vol. 1 - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  8. ^ O'Neil 1999, p. 28.

Bibliography[edit]

  • O'Neil, Thomas (1999), The Grammys, Perigree Books, ISBN 0-399-52477-0 
  • Whitburn, Joel (1986), Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories, 1890-1954, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-083-0 
  • Whitburn, Joel (1994), Joel Whitburn's Pop Hits, 1940-1954, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-106-3 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2009), Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 1955-2008, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-180-2 
  • Wiley, Mason; Bona, Damien (1996), Inside Oscar: The Unofficial History of the Academy Awards, Ballantine Books, ISBN 0-345-40053-4