COUNTRY & WESTERN CONNIE FRANCIS STYLE – TWO ORIGINAL LPs PLUS BONUS TRACKS

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  • By the early 1960s, not only was CONNIE FRANCIS established as the most successful female singer in the world, she was easily the most prolific, cutting an average of 6 LPs and 4 or 5 singles per year.
  • Many of her albums were themed towards specific markets, and in 1959 she released her first LP of dedicated C&W material, “Country & Western Golden Hits”, which was essentially a collection of covers of recent Country hits.
  • It was sufficiently successful that in 1962 she recorded a second similarly-structured C&W LP, “Country Music Connie Style”, on which she was backed by full Nashville “A” Team, including Floyd Cramer, Grady Martin, Buddy Harman, Jerry Kennedy, Boots Randolph, Harold Bradley and Bob Moore.
  • These two albums provide the basis for this compilation, which is augmented by a further half-dozen similarly-styled sides, including a couple of her million-selling singles, ‘Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool’ and ‘Second-Hand Love’ (the latter, perhaps her quintessential Countrypolitan recording); and two further Nashville sides, ‘Come On Jerry’ and ‘Careless Love’, which appeared on her “Sings Folk Song Favorites” LP.
  • Although much of Connie’s extensive back catalogue has been reissued over the years, several of the sides featured herein have never previously appeared on CD.

Track List

  1. SINGING THE BLUES
  2. TENNESSEE WALTZ
  3. YOUNG LOVE
  4. YOUR CHEATING HEART
  5. BYE BYE LOVE
  6. PEACE IN THE VALLEY
  7. MY SPECIAL ANGEL
  8. HEARTS OF STONE
  9. HALF AS MUCH
  10. COLD COLD HEART
  11. LET ME GO LOVER
  12. ANYTIME
  13. I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW
  14. OH LONESOME ME
  15. I FALL TO PIECES
  16. SOMEDAY (You’ll Want Me To Want You)
  17. I WALK THE LINE
  18. HE THINKS I STILL CARE
  19. SHE’LL HAVE TO GO
  20. I’M MOVIN’ ON
  21. I DON’T HURT ANYMORE
  22. I’M A FOOL TO CARE
  23. I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
  24. HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER
  25. EVERYBODY’S SOMEBODY’S FOOL
  26. HIGH NOON (Do Not Forsake Me)
  27. COME ON JERRY
  28. CARELESS LOVE
  29. SECOND HAND LOVE
  30. I WAS SUCH A FOOL (To Fall In Love With You)