The Complete US Singles As & Bs: 1955-62

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2014
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046903725
  • Catalog Number: 9037
  • Sales rank: 33,411

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Freddy (2:40)
  2. 2 Didn't I Love You Enough (2:23)
  3. 3 (Oh, Please) Make Him Jealous (2:28)
  4. 4 Goody Goodbye (2:34)
  5. 5 Are You Satisfied (2:33)
  6. 6 My Treasure (2:48)
  7. 7 My First Real Love - The Jaybirds (2:45)
  8. 8 Believe In Me (Crede Mi) (2:41)
  9. 9 Send For My Baby (2:27)
  10. 10 Forgetting (2:29)
  11. 11 I Never Had a Sweetheart (2:45)
  12. 12 Little Blue Wren (2:17)
  13. 13 Everyone Needs Someone (2:49)
  14. 14 My Sailor Boy (2:39)
  15. 15 No Other One (2:32)
  16. 16 I Leaned On a Man (2:25)
  17. 17 Eighteen (2:10)
  18. 18 Faded Orchid (2:17)
  19. 19 The Majesty of Love (2:33)
  20. 20 You, My Darlin' You - Marvin Rainwater (2:01)
  21. 21 Who's Sorry Now? (2:18)
  22. 22 You Were Only Fooling (2:14)
  23. 23 I'm Sorry I Made You Cry (2:29)
  24. 24 Lock Up Your Heart (2:30)
  25. 25 Heartaches (2:32)
  26. 26 I Miss You So (2:33)
  27. 27 Stupid Cupid (2:13)
  28. 28 Carolina Moon (2:35)
  29. 29 Fallin' (2:14)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Happy Days and Lonely Nights (2:07)
  2. 2 I'll Get By (2:33)
  3. 3 You Always Hurt the One You Love (2:23)
  4. 4 In the Valley of Love (2:00)
  5. 5 My Happiness (2:29)
  6. 6 Never Before (2:45)
  7. 7 If I Didn't Care (2:39)
  8. 8 Toward the End of the Day (2:39)
  9. 9 Lipstick On Your Collar (2:21)
  10. 10 Frankie (2:32)
  11. 11 You're Gonna Miss Me (2:43)
  12. 12 Plenty Good Lovin' (2:04)
  13. 13 Among My Souvenirs (2:31)
  14. 14 God Bless America (2:42)
  15. 15 Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me (2:37)
  16. 16 Valentino (2:40)
  17. 17 It Would Be Worth It (2:20)
  18. 18 Mama (3:58)
  19. 19 Teddy (2:47)
  20. 20 Robot Man (1:54)
  21. 21 Jealous of You (Tango Della Gelosia) (2:23)
  22. 22 Everybody's Somebody's Fool (2:39)
  23. 23 My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own (2:32)
  24. 24 Malagueã (3:04)
  25. 25 Many Tears Ago (1:55)
  26. 26 Senza Mamma e Nnammurata (4:00)
  27. 27 Where the Boys Are (2:35)
  28. 28 No One (2:53)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Baby Roo (2:26)
  2. 2 Breakin' In a Brand New Broken Heart (2:35)
  3. 3 Someone Else's Boy (2:42)
  4. 4 Atashi-No (2:30)
  5. 5 Swanee (2:23)
  6. 6 Together (2:52)
  7. 7 Too Many Rules (2:23)
  8. 8 (He's My) Dreamboat (2:43)
  9. 9 Hollywood (2:15)
  10. 10 When the Boy In Your Arms (2:44)
  11. 11 Baby's First Christmas (2:25)
  12. 12 I'm Falling In Love With You Tonight (2:50)
  13. 13 Don't Cry On My Shoulder (2:54)
  14. 14 Mister Twister (2:07)
  15. 15 Don't Break the Heart That Loves You (2:57)
  16. 16 Drop It, Joe (2:49)
  17. 17 Ain't That Better, Baby (2:31)
  18. 18 Second Hand Love (2:51)
  19. 19 Gonna Git That Man (2:58)
  20. 20 V-a-C-a-T-I-O-N (2:23)
  21. 21 The Biggest Sin of All (2:50)
  22. 22 It's Gonna Take Me Some Time (2:47)
  23. 23 I Was Such a Fool (2:47)
  24. 24 He Thinks I Still Care (3:18)
  25. 25 Playin' Games (2:12)
  26. 26 I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter (2:23)
  27. 27 Al Di Lã (3:18)
  28. 28 Pretty Little Baby (2:15)
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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
Don Covay 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
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
Al Lewis Composer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Paul Mann 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
Al 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
Al 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
Al 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
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
Moose Charlap Composer
Bixio Cherubini Composer
Ted Murry Composer
George Brown Composer
Harry Harris Composer
B.G. Desylva Composer
Bradford Boobis Composer
Fred Alhert Composer
Harold Temkin Composer
George Schenk Composer
Ferdinand Albano Composer
Donal Myer Composer
Al Gordon Composer
Mark Jeffrey Composer
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