Connie Smith/Cute N Country

Connie Smith/Cute N Country

by Connie Smith
     
 

Connie Smith is not as iconic a name to the general public as some other country stars of her era, and it's sometimes forgotten how big a commercial impact she made with her early recordings. Both of her first two albums -- Connie Smith and Cute 'n' Country, both from 1965 -- made number one on the country charts. This CD reissue combines both of themSee more details below

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Connie Smith is not as iconic a name to the general public as some other country stars of her era, and it's sometimes forgotten how big a commercial impact she made with her early recordings. Both of her first two albums -- Connie Smith and Cute 'n' Country, both from 1965 -- made number one on the country charts. This CD reissue combines both of them onto one disc, with the addition of historical liner notes. The 24 tracks include three songs that flew into the country Top Ten in 1965 (the chart-topping debut "Once a Day," "I Can't Remember," and "Then and Only Then"), as well as "Tiny Blue Transistor Radio," which as the B-side of "Once a Day" charted respectably under its own steam. Beyond its commercial success, this material was significant as solid Nashville country-pop with a honky tonk flavor that avoided over-slickness, though -- with full backup harmony vocals and plenty of steel guitar and piano -- the arrangements were plenty full. On some of the uptempo numbers, Smith sounds rather like a more honky tonk-based Brenda Lee, though when the tempo slows, she certainly sounds more rural. With plenty of covers of songs by her mentor, Bill Anderson ("I'm Ashamed of You" being a standout), it's a good-value package of classy Nashville commercial country.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2006
Label:
Hux Records
UPC:
0682970000763
catalogNumber:
76
Rank:
84227

Tracks

  1. The Other Side of You
  2. Tiny Blue Transistor Radio
  3. Once a Day
  4. The Hinges on the Door
  5. Don't Forget I Still Love You
  6. Darling, Are You Ever Coming Home?
  7. Then and Only Then
  8. The Threshold
  9. It's Just My Luck
  10. I'm Ashamed of You
  11. I Don't Love You Anymore
  12. Tell Another Lie
  13. Two Empty Arms
  14. Even Tho'
  15. I Thought of You
  16. More to Love Than This
  17. Not 'Til You Come Back to Me
  18. Senses
  19. I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
  20. Love Is No Excuse
  21. I Can Stand It (As Long as You Can)
  22. House Divided
  23. I Can't Remember
  24. I Can Turn Your World Around

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