December 23, 2017 – 4:16 pm

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Rosemont 2017 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, Illinois; December 1, 2017. Very good audience recording.

Eighty-two and still performing…

Thanks to jotjoqri for sharing the show at Dime.

AT943 > Church Audio 9200 preamp
> Sony PCM-M10 @24/44
> SF6 > CDWav >

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Set 1
Track 01. Intro Christmas Medley by orchestra 6:43
Track 02. Winter Wonderland 4:58
Track 03. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas 2:23
Track 04. It’s Not For Me to Say/Chances Are/Gina 5:42
Track 05. Caroling Caroling 4:18
Track 06. The Christmas Waltz/The Christmas Song 3:44
Track 07. Toyland 3:33
Track 08. Need a Little Christmas 2:09
34 mins

Set 2
Track 09. Pure Imagination 1:27
Track 10. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year 2:37
Track 11. Sleigh Ride 3:22
Track 12. Misty 4:11
Track 13. Christmas Time is Here/A Child is Born 5:43
Track 14. It’s Christmas Time Again 4:50
Track 15. Sending You a Little Christmas 4:33
Track 16. Foolish Heart 3:31
Track 17. 99 Miles From LA 4:08
Track 18. The Twelfth of Never 5:47
Track 19. Mas Que Nada/Manha de Carnaval/Brazil 8:32
Track 20. Merry Christmas 5:09
54 mins

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  1. 17 Responses to “JOHNNY MATHIS - ROSEMONT 2017”

  2. my favorite johnny mathis album, always a good listen during a blizzard:

    happy holidays!

    By barth on Dec 24, 2017

  3. Frank Sinatra nicknamed Johnny Mathis The African Queen .

    By Ule on Dec 24, 2017

  4. Everyone who ever met me nicknamed me “that asshole”.

    By Ule on Dec 24, 2017

  5. Asshole is your nickname, Ule. Also jagoff, dickhead, douchebag……

    By everyone else on bigo on Dec 24, 2017

  6. It’s true. Sinatra said it . Google it if you don’t believe me

    By Bill on Dec 24, 2017

  7. Ule , you asshole, stop using my name and keep me out of your trollfest.

    By Bill on Dec 24, 2017

  8. What’s the matter Bill ” can’t take a joke . Both you and Barth ” the Saints of modern he blog

    By Ule on Dec 24, 2017

  9. The saints of the blog

    By Ule on Dec 24, 2017

  10. Thanks for this. Johnny still has about 90 percent of the classic vocal style which gave him all those hits in the 1950s and 60s. Yet his record company still autotuned his voice on his most recent release where he covered Pharrell, Adele, and a few others. The man still has the magic, I just wish he would widen his Christmas tour.

    By Tony Pizza on Dec 26, 2017

  11. Johnny is sounding very good for his age. Seems to be getting harder to hear older acts whose vocal range and skills are still intact.

    Not amused to hear about the autotune on his recent album. Whoever insisted on that should be shot and autotune itself should be made illegal. The amount of music wrecked by that device over the last 10 years or so is depressing and it’s a pathetic gimmick long past its sell by date.

    By Bruce Skywater on Dec 26, 2017

  12. Bruce I wholeheartedly agree with you about auto tune . One of my biggest complaints about modern music is that you don’t know what’s real anymore.Technology can make it seem as though anyone has talent.

    By Bill on Dec 29, 2017

  13. I’ll take it a step further. I quite frankly liked it the way it was in the fifties and sixties, when it was basically live in the studio doing takes until you got it right . Like Elvis , Johnny Cash , early Beatles, stones etc . Phil Spector with his wall of sound sort of started the whole studio wizardry thing , then George Martin with Rubber Soul , Revolver, Sgt Pepper, Brian Wilson with Pet Sounds and after that it was no longer just live in the studio anymore with a few exceptions. I believe Tom Petty and John Mellencamp, maybe Springsteen still did live in the studio at times but not always . Today’s music sounds way toosoulless and computerized basically fake music

    By Bill on Dec 29, 2017

  14. The Beatles Let it Be (naked) is a good example of what Paul’s vision of that album was before Spector came in and added his wall of sound . Myself I like both versions but I was so used to hearing the original that it took awhile to get used to the stripped down version

    By Bill on Dec 29, 2017

  15. Millions of Swifties and KatyCats—as well as Beliebers, Barbz, and Selenators, and the Rihanna Navy—would be stunned by the revelation that a handful of people, a crazily high percentage of them middle-aged Scandinavian men, write most of America’s pop hits. It is an open yet closely guarded secret, protected jealously by the labels and the performers themselves, whose identities are as carefully constructed as their songs and dances. The illusion of creative control is maintained by the fig leaf of a songwriting credit. The performer’s name will often appear in the list of songwriters, even if his or her contribution is negligible. (There’s a saying for this in the music industry: “Change a word, get a third.”) But almost no pop celebrities write their own hits. Too much is on the line for that, and being a global celebrity is a full-time job. It would be like Will Smith writing the next Independence Day.A short-attention-span culture demands short-attention-span songs. The writers of Tin Pan Alley and Motown had to write only one killer hook to get a hit. Now you need a new high every seven seconds—the average length of time a listener will give a radio station before changing the channel.

    By Nathaniel Rich on Dec 29, 2017

  16. Well said , The no talent celebrities you mentioned pretending to be singers / songwriters and serious musicians are what’s wrong with music today , but it’s also the millennium generation who are the current consumers. I guess the powers that be are giving them what they want which sadly isn’t much . The byproduct of a mindless fast food society.

    By Bill on Dec 30, 2017

  17. As bad as most mainstream singers/ musicians are today , the songwriting is even worse . Repetitive dumb lyrics run amock to the backdrop of computerized noise and auto tune or miming vocals usually by a cute face and body in a short mini skirt .

    By Bill on Dec 30, 2017

  18. Also I did emphasize mainstream lest being a accused of condemning all modern music. Unfortunately the talented ones are not the household names today unlike previous decades. They are the ones performing in dives for peanuts in many cases unable to land gigs and recording contracts.

    By Stanley on Dec 30, 2017

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