Kissin', Twistin', Goin' Where the Boys Are

Kissin', Twistin', Goin' Where the Boys Are

by Connie FrancisConnie Francis

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Five more CDs of Connie Francis, picking up right where Bear Family's earlier White Sox, Pink Lipstick set left off, in 1960 -- although its 300-plus minutes of music only cover the period of 1960 to 1962. By this time, Connie Francis was established as one of the top female vocal talents of her generation, and she was ready to experiment -- you hear her successful move into country music, wonderful outtakes, and never-issued songs from her early-'60s sessions. Disc one has more highlights than most greatest-hits albums, notable among them a pair of unissued "Swinging Medley" tracks, and tracks from the most daring of all of her albums, Songs to a Swinging Band. Disc two includes the rest of the Swinging Band album and also highlights her first Nashville folk-style sessions with the Jordanaires. Disc three is devoted to the rest of Francis' Nashville sessions, including her outstanding covers of movie theme songs (one of her top-selling albums) and the folk-type songs with the Jordanaires. Disc four is given over to her recordings of Irish songs and, more significantly, Francis' 1962 Twist album, including the first release of the risqué-sounding "Lovey Dovey Twist." Disc five features more of her Irish songs, as well as a number of hit singles, but the highlight is the previously "lost" original recordings from Francis' April 1962 sessions in Rome, which were believed lost when the accompaniments from those sessions were wiped and replaced by new orchestrations. This set is a major investment of time and attention, but it is rewarding -- Francis is one of those performers who seems hardly ever to have recorded anything second-rate. The booklet is lively, entertaining, and lavishly illustrated.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/1996
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127158260
catalogNumber: 15826
Rank: 177536


Disc 1

  1. Teddy
  2. It Would Still Be Worth It
  3. No One
  4. No One
  5. My Dream
  6. Cashin' In
  7. Valentino
  8. Valentino
  9. Swinging Medley: Yes, Indeed/Amen/AC-Cent-Chu-Ate the Positive/Lon ...
  10. I Think Of You
  11. The Millionaire
  12. Swinging Medley: Yes, Indeed/Amen/AC-Cent-Chu-Ate the Positive/Lon ...
  13. Jealous of You (Tango Della Gelosia)
  14. Robot Man
  15. Everybody's Somebody's Fool
  16. I Think Of You
  17. Robot Man
  18. My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
  19. My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
  20. My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
  21. I've Got Reason To Worry
  22. My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
  23. My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
  24. Love Is Where You Find It
  25. Swanee
  26. My Love, My Love
  27. Angel Eyes
  28. I Got Lost In His Arms
  29. Gone With The Wind
  30. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  31. It Might as Well Be Spring

Disc 2

  1. Ol' Man Mose
  2. Dat's Love
  3. Taboo
  4. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
  5. Where The Boys Are
  6. On The Outside Looking In
  7. Many Tears Ago
  8. Happy New Year Baby
  9. Breaking in a Brand New Broken Heart
  10. No One
  11. Without Your Love
  12. Auf Wiederseh'n, My Dear
  13. Baby Roo
  14. One Tear Too Many
  15. Let the Rest of the World Go By
  16. Someone Else's Boy
  17. It's Time To Say Goodnight
  18. It's Time To Say Goodnight
  19. Too Many Rules
  20. Your Love
  21. Together
  22. Together
  23. Oh, Susannah
  24. On Top Of Old Smokey
  25. Every Night (When the Sun Goes Down)
  26. Boll Weevil
  27. Clementine
  28. She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain
  29. Come on Jerry
  30. Careless Love

Disc 3

  1. True Love, True Love
  2. Aura Lee
  3. Red River Valley
  4. Beautiful Brown Eyes
  5. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin')
  6. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
  7. Three Coins in the Fountain
  8. Around The World
  9. Tammy
  10. April Love
  11. Anna
  12. The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)
  13. Love Me Tender
  14. Young at Heart
  15. Never on Sunday
  16. Moonglow/Theme from "Picnic"
  17. Pretty Little Baby
  18. He's My Dreamboat
  19. He's Just a Scientist (That's All)
  20. Hollywood
  21. Sing Along
  22. You Tell Me Your Dream
  23. In The Good Old Summertime
  24. I Love You Truly
  25. Home On The Range
  26. And The Band Played On
  27. My Wild Irish Rose
  28. Auld Lang Syne
  29. Tavern In The Town
  30. Down In The Valley

Disc 4

  1. When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart)
  2. I'm Falling in Love
  3. Baby's First Christmas
  4. Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
  5. White Cliffs Of Dover
  6. White Cliffs Of Dover
  7. Mr. Twister
  8. Mr. Twister
  9. Ain't That Better Baby
  10. Don't Cry On My Shoulder
  11. Love Bird
  12. Does Ol' Broadway Ever Sleep?
  13. Gonna Git That Man
  14. Johnny Darlin'
  15. Teach Me How To Twist
  16. Kiss N' Twist
  17. Cha Cha Twist
  18. Lovey-Dovey Twist
  19. Telephone Lover
  20. Drop It Joe
  21. Hey Ring-A-Ding
  22. Mommy Your Daughter's Fallin' in Love
  23. I Won't Be Home To You
  24. My Real Happiness
  25. A Little Bit Of Heaven
  26. Mother Machree
  27. How Can You Buy Killarney?
  28. Danny Boy
  29. How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
  30. My Wild Irish Rose

Disc 5

  1. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  2. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra (That's My Irish Lullaby)
  3. It's A Great Day For The Irish
  4. Dear Old Donegal
  5. McNamara's Band
  6. Did Your Mother Come From Ireland?
  7. When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home
  8. I'm So Alone
  9. It Happened Last Night
  10. No One Ever Sends Me Roses
  11. I Was Such A Fool (To Fall In Love With You)
  12. Second Hand Love
  13. Second Hand Love
  14. You'll Never Know
  15. Lullaby of Broadway
  16. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  17. Moon River
  18. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
  19. Over the Rainbow
  20. Secret Love
  21. When You Wish Upon A Star
  22. Buttons And Bows
  23. High Hopes
  24. The Last Time I Saw Paris
  25. All the Way
  26. The Way You Look Tonight
  27. It's Time To Say Goodnight

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Connie Francis   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jordanaires   Vocals
Victor Feldman   Drums
Gerald Wiggins   Piano
Babe Russin   Saxophone
Justin Gordon   Saxophone
Stan Applebaum   Conductor
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Don Costa   Conductor
Marshal Cram   Trombone
Frank Flynn   Drums
Roy Harte   Drums
Hendrickson   Guitar
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Saxophone
Gus Levene   Conductor,Leader
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Ralph Pena   Bass
Bill Pitman   Guitar
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Richard Wess   Conductor
Joe Sherman   Leader
Lou Singer   Drums
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Larry Breen   Bass
Samuel Cytron   Violin
Victor Bay   Violin
Eudice Shapiro   Violin
William Weiss   Violin
Emanuel Klein   Trumpet
Geoff Love   Conductor
Bob Gibbons   Guitar
Cliff Parman   Conductor
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
Howard Heitmeyer   Guitar
John Stanley   Trombone

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
Georges Bizet   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
John Berry   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Robert Russell Bennett   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Don Christopher   Composer
Don Costa   Arranger
Eddie Curtis   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ray Ellis   Producer
Colin Escott   Illustrations
Ray Evans   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Hal Gordon   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Leigh Harline   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Arnold Maxin   Producer
Phil Medley   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Ted Murray   Composer
Norman Newell   Producer
Richard Wess   Arranger
Bob Russell   Composer
Joe Sherman   Producer
Frederick Tobias   Composer
Jim Vienneau   Producer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Mark Wilder   Tape Research
Spencer Williams   Composer
Jesse Kaye   Producer
Geoff Love   Arranger
Jim Craig   Composer
Chauncey Olcott   Composer
Margarita Lecuona   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Pat Niglio   Illustrations,Tape Research
George Duning   Composer
Cliff Parman   Arranger
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
William Engvick   Composer
Stuart Hodes   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Clint Ballard   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Cathy Lynn   Composer
Don Stirling   Composer
Danny Stradella   Composer
Gary Temkin   Composer
Rida Johnson Young   Composer
Ernest R. Ball   Composer
Karen Brennan   Composer
Nat Burton   Composer
M. Mann   Composer
Gary Graff   Composer
Goodhart   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Mark Lewis   Composer
Hank Hunter   Composer
Robert Burns   Composer
Kadish Millet   Composer
Athena Hosey   Composer
Veronica Jane   Composer
John J. Stamford   Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer
Bill Nauman   Composer
Michael Canosa   Composer
Ed G. Nelson   Composer
Don Covay   Composer
Steve Graham   Composer

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