ARTIST: Bobby Sherman
TITLE: Bobby Sherman’s Greatest Hits
YEAR RELEASED: Compilation
CHART ACTION: #83 (in 1972)
SINGLES: Most all of them were A-sides: Top 10’s: Little Woman (#3 US), La La La (If I Had You) (#9 US), Easy Come, Easy Go (#9 US), Julie, Do Ya Love Me? (#5 US, #28 UK)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Hey, Mister Sun (#24)
LINEUP: Bobby Sherman and session players in LA. Sounds like the Wrecking Crew.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: A good old fashioned pop idol has a decent array of decent late 60’s, early 70’s hits before he and his career fade away.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Bobby Sherman had been kicking around LA for several years as a singer and actor before hitting when he was a featured (and soon became the star) in Here Come the Brides, a comedic western that lasted two seasons (and also starred David Soul).
These are a bit cheesy, and many of them sound like they came out of the same songwriting mill, and Sherman does have a limited range. However, many of these are kind of fun, and some of the best songs were singles that didn’t do so well, like “Waiting at the Bus Stop”. With his TV shows cancelled, he wasn’t in every teenage girl’s dream anymore, so his records went nowhere.
I exiled a couple, but this is fun nostalgia, especially for your aunties.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: Sherman had a very short lived TV show in 1971 called Getting Together that was scheduled opposite of All in the Family. It lasted 14 shows.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: B-: Sure his range is limited, and yeah, this is lightweight stuff. But it’s fun lightweight stuff. Easy come, easy go.