If It Ain't Love and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs

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"If It Ain't Love" and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs
Studio album by Connie Smith
Released July 1972
Recorded April 1972
(RCA Studio, Nashville)
Genre Country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Bob Ferguson
Connie Smith chronology
Ain't We Havin' Us a Good Time
(1972)
"If It Ain't Love" and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs
(1972)
Love Is the Look You're Looking for
(1973)
Singles from "If It Ain't Love" and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs
  1. "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)"
    Released: July 1972

"If It Ain't Love" and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs is the nineteenth studio album by American country music artist, Connie Smith. The album was released in July 1972 on RCA Victor Records and was produced by Bob Ferguson. The album spawned the album's title track, "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)", one of the many songs on the album written by Dallas Frazier.

Background[edit]

"If It Ain't Love" and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs consisted of ten tracks written by American country songwriter, Dallas Frazier, who had written many of Smith's past hits, including, "Just for What I Am" and "Ain't Had No Lovin'." In addition, he had also written many tracks for Smith's previous albums, including her last 1972 release, Ain't We Havin' Us a Good Time (he had written half of the album's songs). It included a Gospel song written by Frazier, "Laying on the Hands"; by 1972, Smith was beginning to incorporate more Gospel music into many of RCA Victor studio albums.[1] The release was issued on a 12-inch LP record, with five songs on each side of the record.[2] The album has not been released on a compact disc since its original issue on RCA Victor in July 1972.

On three of the album's cuts, Frazier joined Smith as a duet partner.[1]

Release[edit]

"If It Ain't Love" and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs spawned one single. The title track, "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)" was released as its only single in July of 1972. The song became a Top 10 hit in the United States, as did two other singles released in 1972, "Just for What I Am" and "Love Is the Look You're Looking for."[1] As a single, "If It Ain't Love" reached a peak of #7 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs chart and #15 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. The album itself also did extremely well. Released in July 1972, "If It Ain't Love" and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs peaked at #14 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart upon its official release.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Dallas Frazier.

Side one[edit]

  1. "If It Ain't Strong Enough"
  2. "My Ecstasy"
  3. "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)"
  4. "Living Without You (Is Too Much to Live With)"
  5. "Laying on the Hands"

Side two[edit]

  1. "You're Gettin' Heavy on My Mind"
  2. "Don't Tell Him That I'm Still Crying"
  3. "For Goodness Sake It's Love"
  4. "Everything's Found a Home with Me But You"
  5. "Bringin' It Home"

Sales chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1972) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 14
Singles
Year Song Chart positions
US Country CAN Country
1972 "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)" 7 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bush, John. "Connie Smith > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  2. ^ ""If It Ain't Love" and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs by Connie Smith". Rate Your Music. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Charts & awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-13.