Johnny Mathis Warm and Tender

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Johnny Mathis Warm and Tender

Postby geoff85 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:44 pm

I find this song so innovative for 1957. Is Mathis singing tritones? What am i hearing? Anyway i wanted to know if Lieber and Stoller had a hand in the production. This song sounds like a Bacharach composition produced by them. Around 1957 Bacharach was one of the main assistant composers to Lieber/Stoller and hadnt yet really branched out. Any insight?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MU04GiCGRA

sounds eerily similar to this Lieber Stoller production the background singers vocals are haunting to the point of being scary(like wailing ghosts) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9wuTOedklo

here is a good example of bacharch/david and lieber stoller collaboration for more reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmt2p-VqWpg.

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Re: Johnny Mathis Warm and Tender

Postby Sara D » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:40 am

Fascinating hearing Jay and the Americans' 'Look In My Eyes, Maria'. The only other version I've heard of this song is by Cliff Richard.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uqRvkpZ0LcM


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