Personnel: Guy Mitchell (vocals); Mindy Cason, Mindy Carson, Rosemary Clooney (vocals); Danny Perri, Everett Barksdale, Allen Hanlon, Hy White, Willard Suyker, George Barnes, Ed O'Connor, Art Ryerson, Don Arnone, Al Casamenti, John Pizzarelli, John Smith, Al Caiola, Tony Mottola, Al Chernet, Mundell Lowe, Billy Mure, Carl Lynch (guitar); Ed Vito, Myor Rosen, Abe Rosen (harp); George Ockner, Harry Azen, M. Gusikoff, Milton Lomask (violin); Richard Dickler, Leon Frengut (viola); Raoul Sims (cello); B. Gaskins, H. Moskovitz (flute); Charles Magnante (accordion); Russell Banzer, H. Geldman, William Versaci, Bernard Kaufman, Jimmy Abato, Harold Feldman (saxophone); Fred Klein, John Barrows, James Buffington, Ray Alonge (French horn, horns); Joseph Singer (French horn); Larry Altpeter, Al Godlis (trombone); Buddy Weed, Joe P. Antman, Sy Mann, Lou Stein, Andrew Ackers, Stan Freeman, Bert Keyes (piano); Robert M. Rosengarden, Jack Saunders, J. Marshall, Jimmy Crawford , Terry Snyder, Bobby Rosengarden , Ed Shaughnessy, Cliff Leeman, Norris "Bunny" Shawker, Johnny Blowers, Chauncey Morehouse (drums); Martin Grupp, Phil Kraus (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Peter Grendysa.
Recording information: Columbia Recording Studio, New York, NY (10/21/1950-06/15/1960); Columbia Studio, New York, NY (10/21/1950-06/15/1960).
Photographers: Michael Ochs; Richard Weize.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Allen Hanlon; Buddy Weed; Guy Mitchell; Joe P. Antman; Myor Rosen.
But for the absence of his duet "You're Just in Love" with Rosemary Clooney, this 25-song disc would be the perfect, definitive Guy Mitchell compilation, containing his first two Columbia hits and its follow-ups, his other recordings in the folk/novelty vein that was big then, as well as his late-'50s smashes "Singin' the Blues" and "Knee Deep in the Blues," going right to the end of Mitchell's career with the label. It is all mastered exceptionally well, and heavily annotated. ~ Bruce Eder