Article successfully added.

Connie Francis The Singles...plus (2-CD)

$14.55 * $16.79 * (13.34% Saved)

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

  • CDBS8141
  • 0.2
(2003/BR) 52 tracks more

Connie Francis: The Singles...plus (2-CD)

(2003/BR) 52 tracks

Article properties: Connie Francis: The Singles...plus (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Connie Francis

  • Album titlle: The Singles...plus (2-CD)

  • Genre Schlager und Volksmusik

  • Year of publication 2003
  • Label BR MUSIC

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 8712089814127

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Francis, Connie - The Singles...plus (2-CD) CD 1
01 The Majesty Of Love
02 Who's Sorry Now
03 I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
04 Stupid Cupid
05 Fallin'
06 I'll Get By
07 My Happiness
08 You Always Hurt The One You Love
09 Carolina Moon
10 Lipstick On Your Collar
11 Frankie
12 Plenty Good Lovin'
13 Among My Souvenirs
14 Mama
15 Teddy
16 Everybody's Somebody's Fool
17 Jealous Of You
18 My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own
19 Valentino
20 Many Tears Ago
21 Senza Mama (With No One)
22 Where The Boys Are
23 I'm Beginning To See The Light
24 Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart
25 Schöner fremder Mann
26 Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel
27 Ich komme nicht mehr von Dir los
Francis, Connie - The Singles...plus (2-CD) CD 2
01 Together
02 (He's My) Dreamboat
03 Einmal komm ich wieder
04 When The Boy In Your Arms
05 Eine Insel für zwei
06 Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
07 Second Hand Love
08 Lili Marleen
09 Tu mir nicht weh
10 Vacation
11 Paradiso
12 I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
13 Follow The Boys
14 Wenn Du gehst
15 If My Pillow Could Talk
16 Drownin' My Sorrows
17 Die Nacht ist mein
18 Barcarole in der Nacht
19 Nino
20 Blue Winter
21 Be Anything (But Be Mine)
22 Napoli
23 Don't Ever Leave Me
24 Abends in der Mondscheinallee
25 Du musst bleiben, Angelino
Connie Francis Born on 12 December 1937 as Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero in Newark, New... more
"Connie Francis"

Connie Francis

Born on 12 December 1937 as Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero in Newark, New Jersey.

Connie Francis the female pop icon

Connie Francies was discovered at the age of eleven during a talent show, six years later she received a contract from MGM. Their first single ('Freddy') was released in 1955, which, like some others, initially went unnoticed.

It wasn't until 1958 that 'Who's Sorry Now' (built in 1923) became her first chart hit in the USA, followed by 54 more until 1969. In England the most successful singer of the 50s and 60s brought 24 tracks to the hit lists (1958 - 66), of her 35 German-language original singles, 23 placed between 1960 and 1970.

No other interpreter in the world used the time span after the heyday of rock'n'roll and the beginning of the beat era so cleverly. When Connie Francis' golden years were over, she stood up for UNICEF and went to Vietnam as a singing troop adviser.

Since 1960 she has also appeared in various US films, such as "Where The Boys Are' ('These Include Two', 1960), "Follow The Boys' ('Mein Schiff fährt zu dir', 1962), "Looking For Love' ('Ich wär' so gern verliebt', 1963) and 'When Boy Meets Girl' ('Boy of My Dreams', 1965).

In 1974, after a performance at the Westbury Theatre outside New York, she was attacked and raped - a crime from which she did not recover psychologically for many years. She made guest appearances again in the early 80s, but towards the end of the decade her unstable health again took its toll. After language problems during a show in London's Palladium, there were similar signs during a TV conversation on American television.

In 1991 Connie Francis collapsed during a concert in New Jersey. In 1992, several Francis titles in Germany experienced a renaissance: The Medleys "Jive Connie' and '(10, Connie, Go' shot to the top of the hit lists.

In 1993 she recorded the duets'Que Sera' and'So nah' in Munich with Peter Kraus for Sony's Herzklang label - in England a song from a TV series became a surprise hit:'Lipstick On Your Collar' from 1959.

From the Bear Family book - 1000 pinpricks by Bernd Matheja - BFB10025 -

 

Connie Francis

Connie Rocks

The rock 'n' roll era was a boys club. Most of the top-selling artists were male: just a few female artists could go head-to-head with them. Of the women from that era, Connie Francis was by far the top-seller. Rock 'n' roll was testosterone-rich music, and Connie realized early in her career that she couldn't cut loose with a banshee rockabilly wail, but she could make very believable rock 'n' roll music that was true to her background and her unique talent.

Connie was born Concetta Maria Franconero on December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey. Her parents had been born in the United States to Italian immigrant families. Connie's paternal grandfather arrived in 1905, carrying a battered concertina and little else. Connie sat on the stoop of their house, learning the folk songs from the old country. It soon became clear that she had talent, and began appearing at entry-level talent contests in and around New Jersey, singing and playing the accordion. Connie's father, George Franconero, took an interest in her budding career and took her to New York, trying to get her on a childrens' television show, 'Startime.' "We flagged down the producer of the show, George Scheck, who was hailing a taxi," Connie said later. "My father said, 'Would you listen to my daughter sing?' He said, 'I'm up to here in singers. I can't use singers.' That's when "the accordion saved my life." Scheck said that he would give her an audition if she played the accordion, and she was on 'Startime' for four years. Eventually, Scheck became her manager.

In 1950, Connie appeared coast-to-coast on 'Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts,' and was often on television over the next few years. It was Godfrey, incidentally, who suggested that she change her name to Connie Francis. By age fourteen, Connie was crossing the river to New York, singing demonstration discs for music publishers. In 1955, Lou Levy at Leeds Music financed a session with George Scheck, and they jointly took the masters around to the record labels. The only taker was MGM Records' A&R man, Harry Meyerson. One of the songs on the demo tape was one titled Freddy, and Connie was later told that Meyerson only signed her because his son's name was Freddy and he thought the record would make a good birthday present.

The early singles did little business, and Connie was handed to Jim Vienneau, who was related to MGM Records' founding president, Frank Walker. Vienneau was given the responsibility of bringing MGM into the rock 'n' roll era, and he found a song for Connie called Eighteen. It signalled a new direction and the initial response was promising, but it too failed to chart. After nine consecutive flops, Connie was told that she would get one last shot on MGM before being dropped. Two people guided Connie's career, George Scheck and her father, George Franconero. At her father's insistence, Connie recorded an old jazz age pop tune, Who's Sorry Now, with a double-tracked vocal similar to Patti Page. "My father," said Connie, "had an ear for what people would like from me that was uncanny. On that last session, he said, 'Here's a song I've been trying to shove down your throat for the last year-and-a-half.' I said, 'Don't tell me it's that 1923 song again. Did people actually write their names in 1923? I'm not doing it.' He said, 'Go ahead, have another bomb, and you end your career. I'm surprised they stuck with you this long. Tell you what. Do me a big favor. Pretend I'm gonna die tomorrow and this is my last wish. You pick out your usual three duds and throw this one in for me.'"

George Franconero was right, of course. Released in November 1957, Who's Sorry Now? got a little airplay around the country, but didn't take off until MGM's Philadelphia distributor, Ed Barsky, took a copy to Dick Clark. "Dick heard a sound in me that was totally different," Connie said later. "The reaction was just phenomenal. He played it every day for three months." Connie freely admits that she owes her success to Dick Clark and the repeated plays on 'American Bandstand.' If not for him, she would have been dropped when her contract was up. Who's Sorry Now? reached #3 in 'Cash Box,' #4 in 'Billboard,' and #1 in England.

Another revamped oldie was released as a follow-up, but did nowhere near as well. It was then that music publisher Donnie Kirshner suggested that she listen to two young songwriters he'd just signed, Neil Sedaka and Howie Greenfield. After Sedaka and Greenfield had played all their ballads, Connie said she wanted to hear something peppier. Neil decided to play Stupid Cupid (which, according to Howard Greenfield, was written for Sal Mineo, then promised to the Shepherd Sisters). Connie loved it, and Neil came along to Connie's June 18, 1958 session to play piano. Within a month Stupid Cupid was in the Top 20. The B-side was an older song that dated back to 1929, Carolina Moon. The combination became a double-sided smash, so it was hardly surprising that Connie turned to Sedaka and Greenfield for her next single, Fallin', but it stalled just outside the Top 30, prompting a return to the oldies. My Happiness, a Depression era song that had been a big hit in 1948, capped an incredible year when it became Connie's biggest hit to that point. 1958 was the year Connie Francis arrived, and she wouldn't be out of the charts for another ten years.

1959 opened with Connie considering songs for her next single. She liked one that veteran music publisher, Leonard Joy, sent over, Lipstick On Your Collar. Now she needed a B-side. "Howie Greenfield was my favorite lyricist," she told William Ruhlmann. "Any time a session came up I would sit in my office for days, morning 'til night, and listen to every publisher, every songwriter, but Neil and Howie never failed to come up with a hit for me. It was a great marriage. We thought the same way. Neil and Howie and I planned the song 'Frankie.' Neil would say, 'Okay, what you got on your mind, Concetta?' I said, 'Look at this. I made a list. All of these songs in the last three years, one third of them are names of people or places. One side of my new single, "Lipstick," will be uptempo so I'd like a real dreamy, slow dance ballad for the other side.' Neil said, 'Okay.' Within the next day, 'Frankie' was there." Who was Frankie? The story was put around that the song was a valentine to Frankie Avalon, who'd starred in 'Jamboree,' the movie for which Connie provided the ghosted singing voice of the female lead. Not everyone liked it, though. On April 15, 1959, Connie recorded it with arranger Ray Ellis. "The music starts, and just impromptu, I say, 'Frankie, wherever you are, I love you.' Ray Ellis said, 'This is too much for me. I can't handle this. This is such shit.' I said, 'It's on the record. The kids like that stuff. Just relax, I'm doing it.' He said, 'You ain't gonna have a hit.' I said, 'Let my mother worry about that.'" But a hit it was: a double-sided Top 10 smash. The same session also produced the follow-up, Eddie Curtis' You're Gonna Miss Me (Curtis would later write songs for Connie's 'Do The Twist' LP). The flip-side of You're Gonna Miss Me was Plenty Good Lovin', the first time Connie had placed one of her own songs on a single.

Just in time for Christmas 1959, MGM took the unprecedented step of releasing five Connie Francis albums at once. There was a Christmas album, a country album, an Italian album, a greatest hits album, and a collection of rock 'n' roll million-sellers. Truly something for everyone. From the rock 'n' roll album, we've taken Tweedle Dee, I Hear You Knockin', and the breakthrough hit for MGM labelmate Conway Twitty, It's Only Make Believe. And 1959, like 1958, closed with another Connie Francis song ascending the charts, this time a revival of a 1927 British song, Among My Souvenirs, which she'd found in a publication called 'The Musicians Handbook.' It reached #7 as the year closed. On December 12, 1959, Connie Francis turned twenty-one years old, and shortly before Christmas she reached one of the pinnacles of success in the popular music business when she sold out Carnegie Hall. In contractual discussions with MGM, she'd achieved an unprecedented level of artistic control over her recordings. She was twenty-one and she was in control of her life and career. The following April she received an award for Best Selling Female Vocalist from a record industry trade group, NARM (National Association of Record Merchandisers).

 

 

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "The Singles...plus (2-CD)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.
Please enter the digits and letters in the following text field.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von Connie Francis
Go, Connie, Go (7inch, 45rpm, BC, PS) FRANCIS, Connie: Go, Connie, Go (7inch, 45rpm, BC, PS) Art-Nr.: 863350

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.18 *
White Sox, Pink Lipstick...And Stupid Cupid (5-CD) Connie Francis: White Sox, Pink Lipstick...And Stupid Cupid (5-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15616

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$106.66 * $101.04 *
Sing Great Country Favorites (CD) Connie Francis & Hank Williams Jr: Sing Great Country Favorites (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15737

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.92 * $15.67 *
Kissin', Twistin', Goin'.. (5-CD) Connie Francis: Kissin', Twistin', Goin'.. (5-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15826

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$106.66 * $101.04 *
Connie Francis - Connie Rocks Connie Francis: Connie Francis - Connie Rocks Art-Nr.: BCD16318

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$19.04 * $16.79 *
Keith Hunt: Shakin' All Over The Birth Of British R&B - Life And Times Of Johnny Kidd Johnny Kidd: Keith Hunt: Shakin' All Over The Birth Of... Art-Nr.: 0011007

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$89.81
The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation (PB) by Andrew Sandoval The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop... Art-Nr.: 0013038

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$78.58
Meyer, Russ - Big Bosoms & Square Jaws - The Biography Of Russ Meyer by Jimmy McDonough Russ Meyer: Meyer, Russ - Big Bosoms & Square Jaws - The... Art-Nr.: 0013040

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$25.78
The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley by David Adler Elvis Presley: The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley by David... Art-Nr.: 0016133

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$22.41 $33.64
Elvis Shot By Ed Bonja (Book+CD) Elvis Presley: Elvis Shot By Ed Bonja (Book+CD) Art-Nr.: 0016248

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$56.11
Elvis Presley 1956 - Photographien von Marvin Isreael Elvis Presley: Elvis Presley 1956 - Photographien von Marvin... Art-Nr.: 0016253

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$22.41
For The First Time Ever - Joseph A. Tunzi Elvis Presley: For The First Time Ever - Joseph A. Tunzi Art-Nr.: 0016260

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$56.11
Elvis! by Dagmar Elvis Presley: Elvis! by Dagmar Art-Nr.: 0016281

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$44.88
NEW
Liebe kommt und geht (CD) Su Kramer: Liebe kommt und geht (CD) Art-Nr.: CD849929

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$56.11
NEW
Schlagerlegenden der 50er Jahre (4-CD) Various: Schlagerlegenden der 50er Jahre (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087002

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$8.93
Stimmungs-Goldies Vol.2 (LP) Various: Stimmungs-Goldies Vol.2 (LP) Art-Nr.: LP837674

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$20.16
Teenager Hits aus den wilden Jahren! (3-CD) Various: Teenager Hits aus den wilden Jahren! (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD312725

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$33.64
Habe die Ehre - Schlagerlieblinge aus Österreich (2-CD) Various: Habe die Ehre - Schlagerlieblinge aus... Art-Nr.: CD2087689

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.55
Die Schlager des Jahres 1968 (2-CD) Various: Die Schlager des Jahres 1968 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087591

Currently not available

$14.55
Ohne Hemd und ohne Höschen (3-CD) Walter Heyer: Ohne Hemd und ohne Höschen (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD4720900

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$13.42
Kultschlager der 50er Jahre (2-CD) Various: Kultschlager der 50er Jahre (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087529

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.55
Nur für Raucher (CD) Various: Nur für Raucher (CD) Art-Nr.: CD05673

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.92
Blaue Nacht am Hafen - 50 große Erfolge (2-CD) Lale Andersen: Blaue Nacht am Hafen - 50 große Erfolge (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087457

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.55
Wie ein Tiger - 48 Hits & Hit-Medley (3-CD) Peter Kraus: Wie ein Tiger - 48 Hits & Hit-Medley (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2704185

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.55
Berlin bleibt Berlin (CD) Various: Berlin bleibt Berlin (CD) Art-Nr.: CD32244

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$22.41
Wenn Teenager träumen (CD) Peter Kraus: Wenn Teenager träumen (CD) Art-Nr.: CD398296

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$39.26
Schön war die Zeit - Unvergessliche Schlagererfolge (3-CD) Various: Schön war die Zeit - Unvergessliche... Art-Nr.: CDHB88015

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$22.41
Sugar Baby - Sweety (2-CD) Peter Kraus: Sugar Baby - Sweety (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD107561

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.18 $14.04
Super Schlager Mix (CD) Various: Super Schlager Mix (CD) Art-Nr.: CD537214

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$5.56 $16.79
Die Schlager des Jahres 1941 (2-CD) Various: Die Schlager des Jahres 1941 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087383

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.55
Das Beste Andy Borg: Das Beste Art-Nr.: CD867074

Currently not available

$15.67
Zwei kleine Italiener - 50 große Erfolge (2-CD) Conny Froboess: Zwei kleine Italiener - 50 große Erfolge (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD8061800

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.55
Sugar Sugar Baby - 50 Hits (2-CD) Peter Kraus: Sugar Sugar Baby - 50 Hits (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD8061970

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.55
Die Schlager des Jahres 1945 (2-CD) Various: Die Schlager des Jahres 1945 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087170

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.18 $14.55
Wunderland bei Nacht - 50 grosse Erfolge (2-CD) Lonny Kellner: Wunderland bei Nacht - 50 grosse Erfolge (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087009

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.18 $14.55
Die Schlager des Jahres 1949 (2-CD) Various: Die Schlager des Jahres 1949 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD2087042

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.55
Einfach das Beste (Neuaufnahmen) Peter Kraus: Einfach das Beste (Neuaufnahmen) Art-Nr.: CDWM87850

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$8.93 $14.04
Swing - Hot Club Parade - Swing im besetzten Paris 1939-43 (CD) Various: Swing - Hot Club Parade - Swing im besetzten... Art-Nr.: CDJUBE1801

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.18 $16.79
Ein Lied aus meiner Heimat (CD) Walter Jurmann: Ein Lied aus meiner Heimat (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJUBE12063

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.18 $16.79
Vol.2, Rock & Roll Schmuse-Party (CD) Peter Kraus: Vol.2, Rock & Roll Schmuse-Party (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHER472786

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.18 $16.79
NEW
Rock & Roll Schmuse-Party (CD) Peter Kraus: Rock & Roll Schmuse-Party (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHER469064

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.41
Rock & Roll Is Back Peter Kraus: Rock & Roll Is Back Art-Nr.: CD9867799

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$8.93 $17.92
Hallo! (CD) Peter Kraus: Hallo! (CD) Art-Nr.: CD831190

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.55
Petticoat & Rock & Roll Peter Kraus: Petticoat & Rock & Roll Art-Nr.: CD77711

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$8.93 $14.04
Die großen Tanz-Orchester 1930-1950 (CD) Horst Winter: Die großen Tanz-Orchester 1930-1950 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD662912

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$22.41
Va Bene (CD) Peter Kraus: Va Bene (CD) Art-Nr.: CD554788

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$8.93 $14.04
Schlager Vol.1 (CD) Various: Schlager Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD554524

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$10.05 $14.04
Rock, Peter, Rock Peter Kraus: Rock, Peter, Rock Art-Nr.: CD513926

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.49
Wovon Teenager träumten Peter Kraus: Wovon Teenager träumten Art-Nr.: CD475542

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$8.93 $17.92
Im Jahre Tutti Frutti Peter Kraus: Im Jahre Tutti Frutti Art-Nr.: CD28805003

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$7.81 $14.04
Im Jahre Tutti Frutti (CD) Peter Kraus: Im Jahre Tutti Frutti (CD) Art-Nr.: CD15217

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$14.55
Everybody Sing - Big Band Aufnahmen 1934-1941 (CD) Will Glahé: Everybody Sing - Big Band Aufnahmen 1934-1941 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD01402

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$21.29
Das deutsche Chanson, Teil 2 (3-CD) Various - Das deutsche Chanson und seine Geschichte: Das deutsche Chanson, Teil 2 (3-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17222

Ready to ship today,
Delivery time appr. 1-3 workdays

$40.38 $44.88
Viewed