In the Summer of His Years (album)

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In the Summer of His Years
Compilation album by Connie Francis
Released December 1963
Recorded March 4, 1959
August 26 and 27, 1959
October 14, 1959
August 8 and 9, 1961
January 25 and 26, 1962
January 25 and 26, 1962
June 18, 1963
December 2, 1963
Genre Pop
Label MGM Records
E-4210 (mono)/SE-4210 (stereo)
Producer Danny Davis
Connie Francis chronology
The Very Best Of Connie Francis – Connie's 15 Biggest Hits (1963) In The Summer Of His Years (1963) Connie Francis sings German Favorites (1964)
Singles from In The Summer Of His Years
  1. ""In the Summer of His Years"/
    "My Buddy""

    Released: December 1963

In the Summer of His Years is a studio album recorded by American entertainer Connie Francis.

The album's title song was performed first by Millicent Martin when the BBC aired a tribute to John F. Kennedy after the tragic events in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

While Mahalia Jackson had recorded the song already on November 29, 1963, Connie Francis recorded her own version on December 2, 1963,[1] followed by its immediate release. The arrangement was provided by Claus Ogerman who also conducted the recording.[2]

The subsequent album of the same name was filled with material that had been released on previous singles and albums and was considered suitable to serve as memorial songs for John F. Kennedy as well as for J. D. Tippit, a policeman who had also been slain that day in Dallas. All the proceeds of the album were donated to Tippit's family.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length Previous release
1. "In The Summer Of His Years" Herb Kretzmer, David Lee 2.32 -
2. "The Bells of St. Mary's" A. Emmett Adams, Douglas Furber 2.30 MGM Records Album "My Thanks to You" (1959)
3. "Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's An Irish Lullaby") James Royce Shannon 2.13 MGM Records Album "Connie Francis sings Irish Favorites" (1962)
4. "The Lord's Prayer" traditional 2.56 MGM Records Album "Christmas In My Heart" (1959)
5. "My Buddy" Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn 2.51 MGM Records Album "Greatest American Waltzes" (1963)
6. "God Bless America" Irving Berlin 2.44 MGM Records Single K 12841 (1959)

Side B[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length Previous release
1. "Ave Maria" traditional, Charles Gounod, Johann Sebastian Bach 2.50 MGM Records Album "Christmas In My Heart" (1959)
2. "Red River Valley" traditional 1.58 MGM Records Album "Connie Francis sings Folk Song Favorites" (1961)
3. "Danny Boy" Frederick Weatherly 3.25 MGM Records Album "Connie Francis sings Irish Favorites" (1962)
4. "True Love, True Love" traditional 2.58 MGM Records Album "Connie Francis sings Folk Song Favorites" (1961)
5. "Every Night (When The Sun Goes In)" traditional 3.19 MGM Records Album "Connie Francis sings Folk Song Favorites" (1961)
6. "Aura Lee" W. W. Fosdick, George R. Poulton 2.10 MGM Records Album "Connie Francis sings Folk Song Favorites" (1961)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ron Roberts: Connie Francis Discography 1955 – 1975
  2. ^ Connie Francis: Souvenirs, Booklet of 4-CD-Box, Polydor 1996, Cat.-No. 314 533 382-2
  3. ^ as above

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