Rock 'n' Roll Million Sellers

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Rock 'n' Roll Million Sellers
Studio album by Connie Francis
Released November 1959
Recorded April 15, 1959
September 8 – 9, 1959
September 25, 1959
Genre Pop
Label MGM Records
E-3794(mono)/SE-3794 (stereo) Contour (Metro Records) 2870 383 (stereo)
Producer Ray Ellis
Connie Francis chronology
Connie's Greatest Hits
1959
Rock 'n' Roll Million Sellers
(1959)
Country & Western – Golden Hits (1959)
Singles from Rock 'n' Roll Million Sellers
  1. "Lipstick on Your Collar"
    Released: May 1959

Rock 'n' Roll Million Sellers is studio album recorded by U. S. Entertainer Connie Francis. It was also issued on the Contour label (2870 383) as Connie Francis Sings The Million Sellers

The album is a tribute to the then-current Rock 'n' Roll-stars of the era, such as Elvis Presley and Fats Domino. The album's only original recording was Lipstick on Your Collar which had been a # 7 for Francis in the summer of 1959.

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length Remark
1. "Heartbreak Hotel" Mae Boren Axton, Thomas Durden, Elvis Presley 2.05 -
2. "Tweedlee Dee" Winfield Scott 2.33 -
3. "I Almost Lost My Mind" Ivory Joe Hunter 2.39 -
4a. "I Hear You Knockin'" Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King 2.24 on stereo pressings only[1]
4b. "I Hear You Knockin'" Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King 2.20 alternate take
on mono pressings only[2]
5. "Just a Dream" Jimmy Clanton 2.57
6a. "Don't Be Cruel" Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley 1.45 on stereo pressings only[3]
6b. "Don't Be Cruel" Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley 1.42 alternate take
on mono pressings only[4]

Side B[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length Remark
1. "Lipstick on Your Collar" George Goehring, Edna Lewis 2.20 -
2. "Sincerely" Harvey Fuqua, Alan Freed 2.54 -
3. "Ain't That a Shame" Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew 2.15 -
4. "Silhouettes" Bob Crewe, Frank Slay 2.48 -
5. "I'm Walkin'" Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew 2.02 -
6. "It's Only Make Believe" Conway Twitty, Jack Nance 2.33 -

Not included songs from the sessions[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length Remark
1. "Earth Angel" Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin, Gaynel Hodge 3.12 unreleased until 1993[5]
2. "Frankie" Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield 2.33 released on MGM Records Single K 12792 and eventually included on "Connie's Greatest Hits"
3. "Oh, Frankie" Ginger Lenny 2.25 unreleased until 1988[6]
4. "Plenty Good Lovin'" Connie Francis 2.03 released on MGM Records Single K 12824 and eventually included on "Connie's Greatest Hits"
5. "You're Gonna Miss Me" Eddie Curtis 2.43 released on MGM Records Single K 12824 and eventually included on "Connie's Greatest Hits"


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ron Roberts: Connie Francis Discography 1955 – 1975
  2. ^ as above
  3. ^ as above
  4. ^ as above
  5. ^ 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 EI, Hambergen (Germany) 1993
  6. ^ as above