Monday, 1 October 2012

Mono Monday: Can't Get Used To Losing You by Andy Williams

A Woolworths
advert from the 70s
promoting Andy Williams
Very much a crooner of the pop era Andy Williams  (who died aged 84 on September 25) had a string of memorable hits from the 1950s through the 1960s to the mid 1970s.

No doubt his television series The Andy Williams Show gave a regular showcase for his (and other peoples hits) and was a regular ratings puller over here in the UK as it was in the US.

I remember watching Andy's shows quite regular as a child and even if I found his style middle of the road back then I quickly learnt to appreciate his coolness as I got older, particularly through songs such as the Can't Get Used To Losing You, Music To Watch Girls By (which reached the charts again in the 90s) and Home Lovin' Man (a fabulous if not overlooked early 70s sea-faring pop ballad).

Then there was his command of songs that would become standards Where do I Begin: Theme From Love Story, Moon River, Misty and Summertime. All classics of which he made his own.

His albums were always a popular seller in Woolworths and I remember purchasing a few of these for my mum over various Christmas's in the 80s. Yes as well as singing about the most wonderful time of the year - he could be the saviour of the Christmas present list too!

Andy Williams - a rich cool voice, a true music legend.


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