Guy Mitchell

My Truly, Truly Fair [ASV/Living Era]

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One of the most agreeable vocalists managed by Columbia A&R head Mitch Miller, Guy Mitchell sold more than 40 million records during the '50s. His full-throated approach to singing worked well for the purposes of Columbia and Miller, whether the song was a sentimental standard or a buoyant, handclapping novelty hit with accompaniment by the Mitch Miller Chorus (which occasionally took a larger role on Mitchell's sides than Mitchell himself). The Living Era collection My Truly, Truly Fair includes 27 songs, making it the longest single-disc collection available. Also, it gives prominent place to his most popular material: the ballad "My Heart Cries for You" "My Truly, Truly Fair," and "There's a Pawnshop on the Corner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania" (all million-sellers). They're some of the best sides to issue from the notoriously generic Columbia factory during the early '50s, and Mitchell's other material, though heavily melodramatic, stays at the same level. Very few listeners will want an entire disc of Guy Mitchell, but for those who do, this is the one to buy.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:48 Amazon
2 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:49 Amazon
3 Guy Mitchell feat: Percy Faith & His Orchestra 03:05 Amazon
4 Guy Mitchell feat: Rosemary Clooney / Percy Faith & His Orchestra 02:51 Amazon
5 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 03:17 Amazon
6 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 03:12 Amazon
7 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:49 Amazon
8 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:51 Amazon
9 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 03:33 Amazon
10 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:27 Amazon
11 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:45 Amazon
12 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:58 Amazon
13 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:28 Amazon
14 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 03:08 Amazon
15 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 03:09 Amazon
16 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:36 Amazon
17 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:43 Amazon
18 Guy Mitchell feat: Mindy Carson / Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:55 Amazon
19 Guy Mitchell feat: Mindy Carson / Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:38 Amazon
20 Guy Mitchell feat: Doris Day / Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:34 Amazon
21 Guy Mitchell feat: Doris Day / Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:04 Amazon
22 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:44 Amazon
23 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:30 Amazon
24 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:51 Amazon
25 Guy Mitchell feat: Norman Luboff & His Orchestra 02:30 Amazon
26 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:42 Amazon
27 Guy Mitchell feat: Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:22 Amazon
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