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The Reflections

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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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Top Songs by
The Reflections

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet
  3.   Ragtime Annie
  4.   Never Alone
  5.   Robert's Two Step
  6.   Still, Still, Still
  7.   Jenny Lynne Polka
  8.   J'ai vu petite maman embrasser le Pere Noel
  9.   Karelia
  10.   Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
  11.   In the Bleak Midwinter
  12.   Coventry Carol
  13.   Angels We Have Heard on High
  14.   High Road to Linton
  15.   Danser autour du sapin vert
  16.   Gone
  17.   Redwing Medley
  18.   Beautiful Love
  19.   She's Like the Swallow
  20.   (There's Gotta Be) More to Life
  21.   Falalalala
  22.   The Piper's Cave
  23.   Tightrope Walker
  24.   Lara's Theme
  25.   Voici le Père Noël
  26.   The Frost Is All Over
  27.   Like Columbus Did
  28.   Jingle Bell Rock
  29.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  30.   Petit garcon
  31.   Frosty the Snowman
  32.   Vive le vent
  33.   Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
  34.   L'enfant au tambour
  35.   God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlmen
  36.   The Old Spinning Wheel
  37.   Simple Gifts/When Paddy O'malley Danced with the Swedish Maiden
  38.   All Through the Night
  39.   Seamus O'brien's Waltz
  40.   Woodchopper's Medley
  41.   Little Burnt Potato
  42.   St. Anne's
  43.   Alright
  44.   What If
  45.   We Live
  46.   The Coroner & The Inquest
  47.   Talkin' Bout My Girl
  48.   Shabby Little Hut
  49.   Next Thing You Know
  50.   Brave
  51.   4 Countries
  52.   Cock of the North
  53.   O Holy Night
  54.   Do You Hear What I Hear?
  55.   You Don't Know (Like U Used To)
  56.   I Saw Three Ships
  57.   Poor Man's Son
  58.   Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto de Aranjuez
  59.   Deck the Halls
  60.   Clap Your Hands
  61.   Minuit chretien
  62.   Hallelujah
  63.   The First Noel
  64.   Carol of the Bells
  65.   Mirror
  66.   Au royaume du bonhomme hiver
  67.   O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  68.   We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  69.   Blessed Be Your Name
  70.   It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  71.   Banish Misfortune
  72.   Jingle Bells
  73.   I Wonder as I Wander

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