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

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