Johnny Mathis

Evil Ways / Everybody’s Talkin’

CBS: S 5283 DJ

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  • Artist: Johnny Mathis
  • A Side: Evil Ways
  • B Side: Everybody’s Talkin’
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Clarence Henry’s Jazz groove, made cool by Willie Bobo, nailed by Cal Tjader. Elevated by Santana into a timeless classic.

Covered in 1970 by one of Jazz Music’s most respected vocalist. Produced in New York by the experienced hand of Jack Gold to be included in the Columbia album “The Long And Winding Road” from which the more innovative clubg DJ’s started to play it from.

What a killer version, one of the greatest black voices of the last century, seamlessly adjusts to Funky / Latin rhythms; as the booming drum pulses open up the way for Johnny’s velvet throat to glide into. Classy singing, as Jack Gold inspires a full orchestra backing into this Latin/Funk dancer..

Not what we usually expect from Mr. Mathis and that’s presumably why this 45 never sold either side of the Atlantic... acquiring it and DJing it from this eye-catching 1970 CBS PROMO is the ultimate way of owning a current dancefloor essential.

Serious British Soul 45 collectors will need no encouragement from me want to own this rarely see, unblemished DEMO!

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl that only reveals light sleeve storage hairlines NOT affecting play. Plays perfect, housed in birth-sleeve

A Side

  • Title: Evil Ways

    B Side

  • Title: Everybody’s Talkin’
  • Year: 1970
  • City: United Kingdom