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Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby GoogaMooga » 13 May 2020, 23:52

"May Each Day" is the first song I heard by Andy Williams, ever. Beautiful and melancholic, sweet melancholia. It first appeared on an album in 1963 (the year I was born), and charted as a single in 1966. Williams would often close his shows with it, and it was played at his memorial service.

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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Muskrat » 14 May 2020, 01:00

Hard to narrow Dear Heart's right up there, for instance.

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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Rorschach » 14 May 2020, 08:40

He was a terrific singer even though I don't care for much of his material.
Some of his songs are great but this is one of the greatest things ever:

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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby The Slider » 14 May 2020, 09:30

His version of Can't Take My Eyes Off you knocks spots off the Four Seasons' original.
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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Rorschach » 14 May 2020, 09:43

The Slider wrote:His version of Can't Take My Eyes Off you knocks spots off the Four Seasons' original.


Yes!

I also really like his versions of Moon River, Can't Get Used to Losing You and Solitaire.

Can't Help Falling in Love isn't bad either.

He was pretty good really, wasn't he.
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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby The Slider » 14 May 2020, 09:48

Lovely voice
A bit middle aged for us young 'uns though
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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Rorschach » 14 May 2020, 11:32

The Slider wrote:Lovely voice
A bit middle aged for us young 'uns though


Speak for yourself. I've got lumbago and arthritis and, I think, an enlarged prostate.

Just give me slippers and Andy Williams and leave me alone.
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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 May 2020, 12:03

Wasn't it Frankie Valli solo? Think it is found on one of the solo albums. At any rate, I agree, Andy's vocal is better.
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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Rayge » 14 May 2020, 13:22

This double-tracked performance was a huge kit in the UK at around the time I was getting into records, and I eventually bought a second-hand copy. It taught me what pizzicato meant

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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Jimbly » 14 May 2020, 15:13

I used to like his tv show. The bear turning up at his door every week. Can I have a cookie?
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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby yomptepi » 14 May 2020, 16:24

Count me in as a big fan of his seventies stuff. Great singer, and some superb arrangements. I always loved this one.

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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Sam Stone » 14 May 2020, 16:36

Rayge wrote:

It taught me what pizzicato meant



I've been thrown out of pubs for that, too.

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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Sam Stone » 14 May 2020, 16:39

Rayge wrote:

It taught me what pizzicato meant



I've been thrown out of pubs for that, too.

Does anyone remember that TV show AW used to have in about 1969-70?

The bear and the cookie jar were pretty funny - ? "Not now! Not ever! Never!"

Just found a clip with Dusty Springfield


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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Flower » 14 May 2020, 17:38

Here's the wikipedia link for the Andy Williams Show ..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Andy_Williams_Show

An interesting clip ..

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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Purgatory Brite » 14 May 2020, 17:52




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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Rorschach » 15 May 2020, 08:24

Sam Stone wrote:
Does anyone remember that TV show AW used to have in about 1969-70?

The bear and the cookie jar were pretty funny - ? "Not now! Not ever! Never!"

Just found a clip with Dusty Springfield



Loved the show when I was a kid. Love Dusty even more so thanks for posting that.
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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Rorschach » 15 May 2020, 08:31

Rayge wrote:This double-tracked performance was a huge kit in the UK at around the time I was getting into records, and I eventually bought a second-hand copy. It taught me what pizzicato meant



I realise that I haven't actually listened to this for a long time and I've mostly heard The Beat's version in recent years. I love The Beat but I like this version much more.
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Re: Favorite Andy Williams song

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 15 May 2020, 09:22

As a Mike Nesmith completist, the first Andy Williams I bought was the Andy Williams Show album (not on Japanese import though), for this..



Pretty soon after I realised that I'd be better spending my hard earned money on on King Crimson & Jethro Tull - you may disagree. After that, I bought several compilations for my mum and occasionally thought that I should like him more than I did but never took it further.

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