Johnny Mathis

John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts to date. Mathis has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for three separate recordings.

Although he is frequently described as a romantic singer, his discography includes traditional pop, Brazilian and Spanish music, soul, rhythm and blues, show tunes, Tin Pan Alley, soft rock, blues, country music, and even a few disco songs for his album Mathis Magic in 1979. Mathis has also recorded six albums of Christmas music. In a 1968 interview, Mathis cited Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, and Bing Crosby among his musical influences.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 30, 1935 (Gilmer)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1960

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 10939 1/13/1960 Foggy Old London Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. vocalist  
Decca NA 10940 1/13/1960 The joke's on you Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. vocalist  
Decca NA 10941 1/13/1960 Wooden shoes Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. vocalist  
Decca NA 10942 1/13/1960 Home run man Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. vocalist  
Decca NA 10943 1/14/1960 Who'll sing for me Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. vocalist  
Decca NA 10944 1/14/1960 God is always the same Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. vocalist  
Decca NA 10945 1/14/1960 All the good times are past and gone Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. vocalist  
Decca NA 10946 1/14/1960 You don't know my mind Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. vocalist  
Decca NA 10947 1/14/1960 Homesick Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mathis, Johnny," accessed January 19, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330245.

Mathis, Johnny. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330245.

"Mathis, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 19 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330245

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