is the fifth studio album by American Born to Sing country music artist, Connie Smith. The album was released September 1966 on RCA Victor Records and was produced by Bob Ferguson. It became her third album to peak at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, as well her final album to do so.
Background [ edit ]
Born to Sing contained twelve tracks, a few of which were cover versions, including Anita Bryant's " Paper Roses" and June Carter's "Go Away Stranger." It also included a song penned by Dallas Frazier, who had written many of Smith's major hits during her career. The album was released on a 12-inch vinyl LP record, with six songs included on each side of the record. The release was reviewed by Allmusic, giving it four in a half out of five stars, the same rating that was given to many of her previous releases. It was Smith's final album to be released in 1966. [2 ]
Release and aftermath [ edit ]
Born to Sing only spawned one single, " Ain't Had No Lovin'" which was released in mid 1966. The single became a major hit, peaking at #2 on Hot Country Songs that year. The album itself also charted. Released in September 1966, Born to Sing peaked at #1 in s Billboard Magazine' Top Country Albums chart, becoming Smith's third and final album to peak in the top spot. [3 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Side one [ edit ]
"Strange" - (
Curly Fox, Pat White) 2:45 "
Ain't Had No Lovin'" – ( Dallas Frazier) 2:23 "Five Fingers to Spare" – (
Liz Anderson) 2:22 "
Paper Roses" – (Fred Spielman, Janice Torre) 2:14 "
My Little Corner of the World" – (Bob Hillard, Lee Pockriss) 2:43 "
Gone" – (Smokey Rodgers) 2:29
Side two [ edit ]
"Go Away Stranger" – (
June Carter) 2:39 "I Don't Know Why I Keep Loving You" – (Fred Carter) 2:08
"Born to Sing" – (Cy Coben) 2:35
"Invisible Tears" – (
Ned Miller, Sue Miller) 2:44 "
I Will" – ( Dick Glasser) 2:30 "Touch of Yesterday" – (Frazier,
Arthur Leo Owens) 2:09
Personnel [ edit ]
Byron Bache –
cello Brenton Banks –
violin Howard Carpenter – violin
Jerry Carrigan – drums Dorothy Dillard –
background vocals Ray Edenton –
guitar Dolores Edgin – background vocals
Solie Fott –
viola Kenneth Goldsmith – violin
Buddy Harman – drums Priscilla Hubbard – background vocals
Lillian Hunt – violin
Martin Katahn – viola
Shelly Kurland – violin Piere Menard – violin
Louis Nunley – background vocals
Jimmy Lance – guitar
Len Miller – drums
Wayne Moss – guitar
Weldon Myrick –
steel guitar Connie Smith –
lead vocals Jerry Smith –
piano Dorothy Walker – viola
Pete Wade – guitar
Harvey Wolfe – cello
William Wright – background vocals
Sales chart positions [ edit ]
References [ edit ]