Music: Vegas & All

The voice has a pump-organ quaver and a soft adolescent fuzz on it, the phrasing is smooth, and the sentiments belting from the jukeboxes hit the pop fans right where they love to live: t

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Let your lips caress me My desire Is that you possess me . . . Lover, come to me.

The invitation is from a ballad called Come to Me. and the voice that has boosted it onto the charts belongs to Negro Singer Johnny Mathis. With the help of some canny promotion, 22-year-old Singer Mathis has...

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