16 Most Requested Songs
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||My Heart Cries for You (78 rpm Version)||Guy Mitchell||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Single Version)||Guy Mitchell||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Roving Kind||Guy Mitchell; Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Mitch Miller||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Knee Deep In the Blues||Guy Mitchell||2:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle||Guy Mitchell||2:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pretty Little Black-Eyed Susie||Guy Mitchell; Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Mitch Miller||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||There's Always Room At Our House||Guy Mitchell||2:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Chicka-Boom||Guy Mitchell||2:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sparrow In the Tree Top||Guy Mitchell||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Christopher Columbus||Guy Mitchell||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Truly, Truly Fair||Guy Mitchell||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||She Wears Red Feathers||Guy Mitchell||3:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Feet Up Pat Him On the Po-Po||Guy Mitchell||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Day of Jubilo||Guy Mitchell||2:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Crazy With Love||Guy Mitchell; Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Mitch Miller||2:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Singing the Blues||Guy Mitchell & Ray Conniff and His Orchestra||2:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
16 Most Requested Songs is a midline-priced collection that spotlights many of Guy Mitchell's best-known and most popular performances for Columbia Records, including "My Heart Cries for You," "The Roving Kind," "Knee Deep in the Blues," "There's Always Room at the Top," "Chicka-Boom," "My Truly, Truly Fair," "Crazy with Love" and "Singing the Blues." Although it's far from a perfect retrospective of his career, it's still a nice sampler of familiar items, and it may satisfy the needs of some casual fans who only want the hits.
Guy Mitchell's Greatest Songs
Many remember just remember Guy Mitchell for ripping off two Marty Robbins songs, "Knee Deep in the Blues," and "Singing the Blues," two of his biggest hits. But he had a lost of great (albeit) white bred songs, and they're all here. Sure, they're corny, but isn't nice to think back to a simple era where melody and ditties were king?
An transitional figure…
It's interesting to note that, of all of the singers who had pop chart hits in the early 1950s, Mitchell may be the only one to have successfully updated his sound in response to rock ’n' roll. No one will mistake songs like "Rock-a-Billy” and “Heartaches by the Number” with Little Richard or even Bill Haley, but they are rock ’n’ roll, unlike his earliest hits. Some other singers who’d charted in the first half of the decade, notably Sinatra, managed to score hits in the second half, but in almost all cases the songs sounded very similar to what they’d been doing before. It’s amazing how thoroughly the hit parade was transformed in just a few years.
Born: February 22, 1927 in Detroit, MI
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s