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The Reflections

Detroit-based the Reflections were a five-man group schooled in doo wop who scored in 1964 on Ed Wingate's Golden World label with "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet," written by Bob Hamilton and Freddie Gorman. (Gorman later wrote songs for Motown ("Please Mr. Postman" and "Forever") and formed the Originals, who hit with "Baby I'm for Real.") The Reflections were Phil Castrodale, Ray Steinberg, Tony Micale, Danny Bennie, and Johnny Dean. The group's first recording was a remake of the Five Satins' "In the Still of the Night" on Tigre, which did well in some Midwestern markets. Their Golden World debut, "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet," cracked the Top Ten before settling at the number six position. They recorded seven more 45s for Golden World, but none were as successful as "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet." "Like Columbus Did" cracked the pop 100, but only by four slots, hanging at number 96. "Poor Man's Son," the Reflections' sixth Golden World single, almost cracked the Top 40 but stopped climbing at number 55. Other singles -- "Talking About My Girl," "(I'm Just) A Henpecked Guy," "Shabby Little Hut," "Wheelin' and Dealin'," "Out of the Picture," and their final single, "Girl in the Candy Store" -- did nothing. Their producers insisted they use a hokey falsetto sound on their recordings that didn't bode well with the group members. Problems with Golden World resulted over both creative differences and royalties, so they opted to go with ABC Paramount when their contract time was up. Neither "Adam and Eve" or "Long Cigarette" did well though, so believing the name the Reflections hindered them, the group became High and the Mighty. They released "Escape From Cuba," written by Ritchie Adams and Larry Kusik, but it failed too. Despite a lack of success, they continued singing for years; members Micale and Dean still gigged around the Detroit area in a band called Larados. ~ Andrew Hamilton
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  1.   Song
  2.   (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet
  3.   Little Burnt Potato
  4.   Do You Hear What I Hear?
  5.   Simple Gifts/When Paddy O'malley Danced with the Swedish Maiden
  6.   Talkin' Bout My Girl
  7.   Brave
  8.   It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  9.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  10.   Gone
  11.   Vive le vent
  12.   Seamus O'brien's Waltz
  13.   Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto de Aranjuez
  14.   Next Thing You Know
  15.   We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  16.   Woodchopper's Medley
  17.   Shabby Little Hut
  18.   Voici le Père Noël
  19.   Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
  20.   In the Bleak Midwinter
  21.   Coventry Carol
  22.   Angels We Have Heard on High
  23.   She's Like the Swallow
  24.   Banish Misfortune
  25.   Redwing Medley
  26.   4 Countries
  27.   Mirror
  28.   We Live
  29.   Alright
  30.   Carol of the Bells
  31.   Frosty the Snowman
  32.   L'enfant au tambour
  33.   St. Anne's
  34.   Deck the Halls
  35.   Never Alone
  36.   O Holy Night
  37.   The Piper's Cave
  38.   Jingle Bell Rock
  39.   Danser autour du sapin vert
  40.   Cock of the North
  41.   God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlmen
  42.   Lara's Theme
  43.   Hallelujah
  44.   The First Noel
  45.   High Road to Linton
  46.   Petit garcon
  47.   (There's Gotta Be) More to Life
  48.   What If
  49.   Falalalala
  50.   The Frost Is All Over
  51.   Tightrope Walker
  52.   Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
  53.   Beautiful Love
  54.   All Through the Night
  55.   Clap Your Hands
  56.   Jenny Lynne Polka
  57.   Still, Still, Still
  58.   Minuit chretien
  59.   Robert's Two Step
  60.   Karelia
  61.   The Old Spinning Wheel
  62.   Au royaume du bonhomme hiver
  63.   Poor Man's Son
  64.   I Wonder as I Wander
  65.   Jingle Bells
  66.   I Saw Three Ships
  67.   The Coroner & The Inquest
  68.   J'ai vu petite maman embrasser le Pere Noel
  69.   Blessed Be Your Name
  70.   You Don't Know (Like U Used To)
  71.   O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  72.   Ragtime Annie
  73.   Like Columbus Did

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