Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Connie Francis (1996) -Kissin', Twistin', Goin' Where The Boys Are [5 CD set]

Artist: Connie Francis
Albums: Kissin', Twistin', Goin' Where The Boys Are [5 CD set]
Released: 1996
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 183 + 169 + 177 + 180 +167 MB

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 risquй-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. ~ Bruce Eder

1. Teddy It Would Be Worth It
2. No One - (False Start/Chat)
3. My Dream
4. Cashin' In
5. Valentino - (Single Vocal)
6. Valentino - (Doubel Vocal)
7. Swinging Medley: Yes Indeed / Amen / Accentuate The Positive / Lonesome Road
8. I Think of You - (First Recording)
9. Millionaire, The
10. Swinging Medley: Yes Indeed / Amen / Accentuate The Positive / Lonesome Road
11. Jealous of You
12. Robot Man - (alternate take)
13. Everybody's Somebody's Fool
14. I Think of You - (Second Recording)
15. Robot Man
16. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - (False Start)
17. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - (Single Vocal)
18. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - (Double Vocal)
19. I've Got Reason to Worry
20. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - (Version 2)
21. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - (Version 3)
22. Love Is Where You Find It
23. Swanee
24. My Love, My Love
25. Angel Eyes
26. I Got Lost in His Arms
27. Gone With the Wind
28. How Long Has This Been Going On?
29. It Might as Well Be Spring

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

1. True Love, True Love Aura Lee
2. Red River Valley
3. Beautiful Brown Eyes
4. High Noon
5. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
6. Three Coins in the Fountain
7. Around the World
8. Tammy
9. April Love - (Second Recording)
10. Anna
11. Where Is Your Heart?
12. Love Me Tender
13. Young at Heart - (Second Recording)
14. Never on Sunday
15. Moonglow & Theme From "Picnic"
16. Pretty Little Baby
17. Dreamboat, (He's My)
18. He's Just a Scientist
19. Hollywood
20. Sing Along
21. You Tell Me Your Dream
22. In the Good Old Summertime
23. I Love You Truly
24. Home on the Range
25. And the Band Played On
26. My Wild Irish Rose - (Singalong Version)
27. Auld Lang Syne
28. Tavern in the Town
29. Down in the Valley

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

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

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