The Complete US Singles As & Bs: 1955-62

The Complete US Singles As & Bs: 1955-62

by Connie FrancisConnie Francis


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Connie Francis was only 16 years old when she recorded her first single, "Freddy," for MGM Records in 1955, and while the label released several consequent singles, none of them really took off, and not exactly sold on singing as a way of life, Francis fully expected a session she did for the label in late 1957 to be her final one. Fate is fate, though, and when she tracked a version of a 1923 song called "Who's Sorry Now?," everything changed. The song was a huge hit and Francis went on to record for MGM Records through 1969, charting hits with songs like "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," "Stupid Cupid," and "Where the Boys Are," among others. This three-disc, 85-track set includes "Freddy," "Who's Sorry Now?," and all of the singer's A- and B-side singles from both the U.S. and the U.K. between the years 1955 and 1962. It's an awful lot of Connie Francis, which is certainly not a bad thing, but casual listeners should probably stick with a single-disc greatest-hits collection that also includes her early-'60s singles. Still, this is a valuable archival set that digs deep and chronicles one of the few true classic female pop singers to flourish and thrive commercially in the early rock & roll era.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2014
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 0824046903725
catalogNumber: 9037
Rank: 63478


Disc 1

  1. Freddy
  2. Didn't I Love You Enough
  3. (Oh, Please) Make Him Jealous
  4. Goody Goodbye
  5. Are You Satisfied
  6. My Treasure
  7. My First Real Love
  8. Believe In Me (Crede Mi)
  9. Send For My Baby
  10. Forgetting
  11. I Never Had a Sweetheart
  12. Little Blue Wren
  13. Everyone Needs Someone
  14. My Sailor Boy
  15. No Other One
  16. I Leaned On a Man
  17. Eighteen
  18. Faded Orchid
  19. The Majesty of Love
  20. You, My Darlin' You
  21. Who's Sorry Now?
  22. You Were Only Fooling
  23. I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
  24. Lock Up Your Heart
  25. Heartaches
  26. I Miss You So
  27. Stupid Cupid
  28. Carolina Moon
  29. Fallin'

Disc 2

  1. Happy Days and Lonely Nights
  2. I'll Get By
  3. You Always Hurt the One You Love
  4. In the Valley of Love
  5. My Happiness
  6. Never Before
  7. If I Didn't Care
  8. Toward the End of the Day
  9. Lipstick On Your Collar
  10. Frankie
  11. You're Gonna Miss Me
  12. Plenty Good Lovin'
  13. Among My Souvenirs
  14. God Bless America
  15. Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me
  16. Valentino
  17. It Would Be Worth It
  18. Mama
  19. Teddy
  20. Robot Man
  21. Jealous of You (Tango Della Gelosia)
  22. Everybody's Somebody's Fool
  23. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own
  24. Malagueã
  25. Many Tears Ago
  26. Senza Mamma e Nnammurata
  27. Where the Boys Are
  28. No One

Disc 3

  1. Baby Roo
  2. Breakin' In a Brand New Broken Heart
  3. Someone Else's Boy
  4. Atashi-No
  5. Swanee
  6. Together
  7. Too Many Rules
  8. (He's My) Dreamboat
  9. Hollywood
  10. When the Boy In Your Arms
  11. Baby's First Christmas
  12. I'm Falling In Love With You Tonight
  13. Don't Cry On My Shoulder
  14. Mister Twister
  15. Don't Break the Heart That Loves You
  16. Drop It, Joe
  17. Ain't That Better, Baby
  18. Second Hand Love
  19. Gonna Git That Man
  20. V-a-C-a-T-I-O-N
  21. The Biggest Sin of All
  22. It's Gonna Take Me Some Time
  23. I Was Such a Fool
  24. He Thinks I Still Care
  25. Playin' Games
  26. I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
  27. Al Di Lã
  28. Pretty Little Baby

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Connie Francis   Primary Artist
Tony Osborne   Conductor
Leroy Holmes   Conductor
Stan Applebaum   Conductor
Sid Bass   Conductor
Don Costa   Conductor
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Gus Levene   Conductor
Bill McElhiney   Conductor
Glenn Osser   Conductor
Richard Wess   Conductor
Joe Sherman   Conductor
Joe Lipman   Conductor
Cliff Parman   Conductor
Sammy Lowe   Conductor
Tony Osbourne   Conductor
Sean Applebaum   Conductor

Technical Credits

Sheb Wooley   Composer
Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Connie Francis   Composer
Glen Moore   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Marvin Rainwater   Composer
Larry Fotine   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Leroy Holmes   Direction
John Berry   Composer
Sheldon Harnick   Composer
Stan Applebaum   Arranger
Lew Brown   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Don Christopher   Composer
Don Costa   Arranger
Eddie Curtis   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Ray Ellis   Direction
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Hy Heath   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Don Kirshner   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Lewis   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Bill McElhiney   Arranger
Phil Medley   Composer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Leonard Rosenman   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Wayne Shanklin   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
Jesse Stone   Composer
Sid Tepper   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Muir Mathieson   Direction
Joe Lipman   Direction
Sammy Lowe   Arranger
Mark Barkan   Composer
Morty Craft   Direction
Milton Subotsky   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
Sol Marcus   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Nat Simon   Composer
Edna Lewis   Composer
Cathy Lynn   Composer
Dick Manning   Composer
John Klenner   Composer
Don Stirling   Composer
Gary Temkin   Composer
Bill Templeton   Composer
Alex Alstone   Composer
Borney Bergantine   Composer
Cesare Bixio   Composer
Ernesto Lecuona Casado   Composer
James Cavanaugh   Composer
Cy Coben   Composer
Mack Discant   Composer
Luigi Donadio   Composer
William Faber   Composer
Pacifico Vento   Composer
Gary Weston   Composer
Donald Wolf   Composer
Peter Pan   Composer
Jimmy Henderson   Composer
Bertha Scott   Composer
Allan Roberts   Composer
Dwight Wiles   Composer
Benny Benjamin   Composer
Alvaro Lopez   Composer
Jacobs   Composer
Betty Peterson   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Horatio Nicholls   Composer
Hank Hunter   Composer
Fred Meadows   Composer
Kadish Millet   Composer
Neil Nephew   Composer
Athena Hosey   Composer
Marjorie Harper   Composer
Peppino Mendes   Composer
George Goehring   Composer
Mark Lewis   Composer
Steve Kirk   Composer
Paul Watts   Liner Notes
Burt Kalmer   Composer
Mark "Moose" Charlap   Composer
N.J. Clesi   Composer
Carlo Donida-Labati   Composer
Joseph Burke   Composer
Dickie Lee   Composer
Bill Nauman   Composer
Vittorio Mascheroni   Composer
Gisela Guenther   Composer
Michael Canosa   Composer
Sherman Edwards   Composer
Homer Escamilla   Composer
Roy C. Bennett   Composer
Mayda Garces   Composer
Bixio Cherubini   Composer
Ted Murry   Composer
George Brown   Composer
Don Covay   Composer
Harry Harris   Composer
Bradford Boobis   Composer
Fred Alhert   Composer
Harold Temkin   Composer
George Schenk   Composer
Ferdinand Albano   Composer
Donal Myer   Composer
Gordon   Composer
Mark Jeffrey   Composer
Paul Mann   Composer

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