Better Late Than Never: An Interview with JOHNNY MATHIS

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Better Late Than Never: An Interview with JOHNNY MATHIS

Post by alex » 30 Apr 2019, 00:44

Better Late Than Never: An Interview with JOHNNY MATHIS

by CHARLES DONOVAN

In 1981, JOHNNY MATHIS cut an album with the CHIC ORGANIZATION.
COLUMBIA RECORDS got cold feet and the project was vaulted for nearly four decades. MATHIS talks to POPMATTERS about the missing piece that's finally been made part of his official discography.

Excerpt from this interview:

Given that he's recorded well over 70 studio albums, it's not easy to nudge Mathis towards very sharp, detailed memories of the Chic sessions. It's hardly surprising, given that the album didn't come out and therefore there were no attendant tours or promotional circuits that might help anchor his recollections. "I have a great deal of fondness for Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards," he says. "Over the years, I've loved their music and what we did in the studio was really quite experimental. It was fun. I enjoyed it. I remember they sent a limousine for me every day to go to the studio and I thought that was a big deal. I think it holds up quite nicely as far as what's going on musical with young kids today."

The complete interview:
https://www.popmatters.com/johnny-mathi ... 56632.html

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Post by Electrofred » 30 Apr 2019, 08:00

Thank you Alex.
Après la lecture de cet entretien passionnant avec Johnny Mathis, qui tient une belle forme à 83 ans, l’album n’aura plus aucun secret pour vous ! Tout y passe, jusqu’à la conception de la pochette !
J’ai adoré. Merci encore Alex.
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Post by frenchic » 30 Apr 2019, 09:35

Thank's Alex.
We learn a lot reading this interview :D
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Re: Better Late Than Never: An Interview with JOHNNY MATHIS

Post by Wonder B » 04 May 2019, 23:21

Très intéressant...

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Post by Thierry » 11 May 2019, 12:55

Thanks Alex for this very interesting interview !
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Re: Better Late Than Never: An Interview with JOHNNY MATHIS

Post by Thierry » 11 May 2019, 17:07

En prime, un article intéressant sur le "Disco Sucks" :
https://www.vice.com/fr/article/6avz3g ... -annees-70
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