Music: Pop Records

Until 14 months ago, Johnny Mathis was best known as an athlete: he could high-jump 6 ft. 5½ in., only 2 3/4 in. short of the Olympic record (world's record: 7 ft. 5/8 in.). Then the San Francisco State College sophomore started to sing in San Francisco nightclubs during his spare time. A record executive heard him, and now the talented young (29) Negro is the star of his own LP called Johnny Mathis (Columbia). As a singer his virtues are many, for he can warble a lyrical tune with husky tenderness and a...

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