A Special Part of Me is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released in January 1984 by Columbia Records. It made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's & Tapes chart in the issue dated March 10, 1984, and remained there for 19 weeks, peaking at number 157. It also made it to number 45 during a three-week run on the UK album chart that began on September 15 of that year.
is the twelfth studio album by , released by RCA Records (see 1984 in music). The album's title track, , is sung in trio with R&B singer and ' former bandmate turned solo star , which is a love song that reached #1 on the and was also a pop and country hit, giving co-writer his first number one hit as a writer. Elsewhere on the album is by , (a story song in the vein of ' previous hits such as and ), (a R&B influenced ballad) and (a song Rogers co-wrote with which is in the style of ) that also charted and gave yet another number-one hit and his second number one hit as a writer.
"Love Language" was the ninth album by R&B/Soul crooner Teddy Pendergrass. It was his first record for Asylum Records after being a longtime artist on Philadelphia International Records. It did much better on the Billboard 200 than his last two records, peaking at #38. He had not reached the top forty on the album charts since 1981's "It's Time for Love".
2009 two CD set containing a pair of albums from the Country superstar, originally released on and labels at the height of his worldwide popularity between 1976 and 1983. Though achieved success at the tail end of the '60s with his band , it wasn't until he fully crossed over into the Country market that international fame came calling. Ironically, his move away from the Pop charts actually brought him more success once Country Music began to crossover into the same market he had initially given up on. Contains the albums (1976) and (1977). 21 tracks.
Two arias include obbtigato instruments. The violin version of the better known setting of the same text with piano obbligato k505. It is the soprano version of the long aria sung by an mezzo or tenor Idamante in Idomeneo. While not quite as phenomenally beautiful as k505, it is both lively and demanding, requiring virtuoso contributions from conductor, orchestra, violinist and soprano. For k505, best that I have heard is Ameling/Dalton Baldwin/Edo de Waart (see my review). Hendricks/Tate/Jose Luis Garcia and the ECO are equally good in the violin setting.