Three Coins In The Fountain
The Spirit Of Italy
Johnny Kay Sings In Italian
Parade Records SP 333
This is an obscure album, label and singer. I expected to hear recycled material on this album. But Johnny Kay is an amazing professional crooner.
Notes from the back cover suggests that Kay's voice is "similar" to another popular singer. "You recognize the similarity once you've heard a few of the songs from this album." That's pretty amazing marketing if you ask me and must have pissed Johnny off. The notes must refer to Dean Martin. At least that's the name that comes to my mind. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I wonder if being compared to Martin was enough to ruin this guy's chances or something else happened to him? Also, I wonder why they didn't promote his image on the album jacket? Maybe he was blessed with pipes but not looks?