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

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