JOHNNY MATHIS - IF YOU BELIEVE (FROM “THE WIZ”)
OK, after years of unemployment and much aggravation, I finally got a full-time job! YAY! In celebration I’m going to post a super-duper-guilty-pleasure: Johnny Mathis’ version of the song “If You Believe,” from the musical “The Wiz.” I’ve liked Johnny Mathis since I was a kid…he’s probably my favorite crooner of Christmas music. And “The Wiz” is honestly one of my top 5 favorite musicals. (Ease on down, baby!) This song comes from a 70’s-era album I found of Johnny’s called “You Light Up My Life.” The title song is a cover of the Debbie Boone classic. Glorious cheesiness, indeed. He also does a cover of the Bee-Gee’s “How Deep Is Your Love” on that album. I know! Too much! You’ve gotta get it. LOL!!!