Joanie Sommers - For Those Who Think Young

Joanie Sommers - For Those Who Think Young
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Vocal Jazz, American Popular Song, Early Pop/Rock
For Those Who Think Young

For Those Who Think Young is divided into two halves, with one side each of studio big-band recordings and similar live recordings made in 1961. Sommers begins with "A Lot of Livin' to Do" from Bye Bye Birdie (her version of "One Boy" from the same musical was her first charting hit) and covers a dozen standards and show tunes such as "'Round Midnight," "Blues in the Night," and "I Feel Pretty." The live tracks are beautifully recorded and the performances accomplished (if a little cutesy at times), but this adult-oriented vocal music is far removed from "Johnny Get Angry," the teen hit with which she is most strongly associated. For Those Who Think Young didn't chart and produced no hits, but it does reveal, in a "serious" context, the capabilities of an artist often considered a female teen idol.

A Lot of Livin' to Do / Lee Adams / Charles StrouseJoanie Sommers2:52
Out of This World / Harold Arlen / Johnny MercerJoanie Sommers3:24
'Round Midnight / Bernie Hanighen / Thelonious Monk / Cootie WilliamsJoanie Sommers3:50
Hey! Jealous Lover / Sammy Cahn / Kay Twomey / Bee WalkerJoanie Sommers2:29
Hard Hearted Hannah / Milton Ager / Charles Bates / Bob Bigelow / Jack YellenJoanie Sommers2:45
Blues in the Night / Harold Arlen / Johnny MercerJoanie Sommers3:07
I Feel a Song Coming On / Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh / George OppenheimerJoanie Sommers2:35
You Came a Long Way from St. Louis / John Benson Brooks / Bob RussellJoanie Sommers2:14
My Ship / Ira Gershwin / Kurt WeillJoanie Sommers4:45
Ev'rything I've Got / Lorenz Hart / Richard RodgersJoanie Sommers2:37
Why Shouldn't I / Cole PorterJoanie Sommers3:58
I Feel Pretty / Stephen SondheimJoanie Sommers2:31