Connie Francis Sings Fun Songs for Children

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Connie Francis sings Fun Songs For Children
Studio album by Connie Francis
Released November 1959 & March 1962
Recorded September 21 and 22, 1959
Genre Pop
Label 1959:
Lion Records
L 70126
1962:
MGM Records
E-4023
Producer Arnold Maxin
Connie Francis chronology
1959:
Country & Western - Golden Hits
~
1962:
Do The Twist!
a. k. a.
Dance Party
Connie Francis sings Fun Songs for Children (1959/1962) 1960:
One For The Boys
~
1962:
Connie Francis sings "Second Hand Love"

Connie Francis sings Fun Songs For Children is a studio album of children's songs recorded by American pop singer Connie Francis. It is one of the few U. S. albums by Connie Francis to be released exclusively in mono. All songs were co-written by George Goehring who had provided Francis earlier that year with one of her biggest hits, Lipstick On Your Collar.[1][2]

The album was originally released in November 1959 under the Catalogue number L 70126 on Lion Records, a subsidiary of Francis' label MGM Records. In March 1962 it was reassigned to MGM Records and given the catalog number E-4023. The album was subsequently released as a regular MGM Records Album with a newly desigend cover.[3]

In Britain, Francis' label distributor EMI gave the album an immediate release on the MGM label, catalog number MGM C 819, faithfully reproducing the Lion Records artwork.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1. "Buster the Butterfly" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 1.46
2. "Chester the Chimpanzee" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 1.31
3. "Dinah the Dinosaur" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 2.18
4. "Elmer the Elephant" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 1.58
5. "Gertrude the Goldfish" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 1.46
6. "Harold the Hippo" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 2.15

Side B[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1. "Kitty the Kangaroo" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 1.39
2. "Nancy the Nightingale" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 2.03
3. "Oscar the Octopus" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 1.47
4. "Pinky the Penguin" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 2.13
5. "Reggie the Rooster" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 2.02
6. "Sammy the Silkworm" George Goehring, Walter Mack, Vin Roddie 2.10


References[edit]

  1. ^ Original Album Cover of Connie Francis sings Fun Songs For Children, MGM Records 12" Album E-4023
  2. ^ William Ruhlmann: Connie Francis 1955 – 1959, supplement to 5 CD Boxed Set White Sox, Pink Lipstick… and Stupid Cupid, Bear Family Records BCD 16 616 AH, Hambergen (Germany) 1993
  3. ^ Connie Francis: Souvenirs, Booklet of 4-CD-Box, Polydor 1996, Cat.-No. 314 533 382-2
  4. ^ Ron Roberts: Connie Francis Discography 1955 – 1975