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

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