My Favorite Things reflects Tennessee Ernie Ford's status as a popular television host with a broad audience. The album offers a little of everything, from Broadway show tunes ("Hello, Dolly!," "My Favorite Things") to recent pop hits ("Turn Around"). Throw in some pop standards like "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" and a dab of country ("I Can't Stop Loving You"), and there's the album. The problem is that My Favorite Things is spread too thin -- all but the most accepting listeners will find too little of what they want in the try-to-please-everybody track list. Ford's performances are solid but his interpretations are not particularly inspired, and the songs are mostly ones we've heard a million times. Leave this one in the middle of the road from whence it came.
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