Joanie Sommers ‎– For Those Who Think Young

Warner Bros. Records ‎– WS 1436
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


A1 A Lot Of Livin' To Do
A2 Out Of This World
A3 'Round Midnight
A4 Hey! Jealous Lover
A5 Hard Hearted Hannah
A6 Blues In The Night
B1 I Feel A Song Comin' On
B2 You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
B3 My Ship
B4 Ev'rything I've Got
B5 Why Shouldn't I
B6 I Feel Pretty



Side A is described on the back cover as "The Big Band Side," with Marty Paich and his Orchestra. Side B is "The Concert Side," recorded December 9, 1961 at San Fernando Valley State, Northridge, California. On side B, Joanie Sommers is backed by a sextet made up of "her regular touring group, led by pianist Bob Florence," "with the added boost of such men as Bill Perkins and Stu Williamson."

Gold label with black and red print.

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June 24, 2012
When Joanie put on her show she would always open with "Got A Lot Of Living To Do". And she always would sing "Hard-Hearted Hanna." She would sing almost non-stop for an hour and a half and be excellent through her show. Then she'd be done. She used to come down to my table and sit with me and we would talk. (I was in the military in El Paso, Texas at the time.) She was (1) absolutely the most beautiful woman I ever knew, (2) the most talented woman I ever knew, and (3) the most energetic woman I ever knew.
Of all the female singers that I have heard, Joanie had the best phrasing along with presentation; I prefered her even over Carmen, Ella and Sarah and even Nancy. I have never heard a better presentation of "Round Midnight" than hers. I think that she had the ability to be one of the major singers of the day...and probably even today if Warner Brothers had recognized what a wonderful talent she was.
I hear her from time to time...I know her after two notes. I think she could have had much more of a career if she had chosen to.
(I have a confession...having spent a little time with her, I had a crush on her that exists in it's own quiet way, even today.)