The Exciting Connie Francis

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The Exciting Connie Francis
Studio album by Connie Francis
Released March 1959
Recorded Januar 14, 1959
February 1, 1959
February 11, 1959
February 18, 1959
Genre Pop
Label MGM Records
E-3761 (mono)/SE-3761 (stereo)
Producer Ray Ellis & Harry Myerson
Connie Francis chronology
Who's Sorry Now?
(1958)
The Exciting Connie Francis
(1959)
My Thanks To You
(1959)

The Exciting Connie Francis is a studio album recorded by American pop singer Connie Francis. It is the second album Francis cut for MGM Records.

After her breakthrough in early 1958 with her single Who's Sorry Now?, a rock 'n' roll oriented version of the 1923 standard, and a subsequent album of the same title, Francis chose to take a more adult approach to her second album. For The Exciting Connie Francis, she chose twelve American standards. Francis clearly marked the album as a concept album by dividing it into two sections with different moods: Side A is filled with songs differing between mid-tempo and up-tempo, while Side B consists solely of ballads.

The album was released in March 1959 on MGM Records 12" Album E-3761 (mono edition) and SE-3761 (stereo edition). It was repackaged and re-released in March 1962.


Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1. "Come Rain or Come Shine" Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer 2.20
2. "Hallelujah, I Love Him So" Ray Charles 3.00
3. "All By Myself" Irving Berlin 2.32
4. "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" Jean Schwartz, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young 2.31
5. "There Will Never Be Another You" Harry Warren, Mack Gordon 1.55
6. "The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)" Irving Berlin, Beda Loehner 2.04

Side B[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1. "Time After Time" Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn 3.15
2. "How Did He Look?" Abner Silver, Gladys Shelley 3.39
3. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" Harry Noble 3.44
4. "That's All" Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes 3.22
5. "Blame It on My Youth" Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman 2.56
6. "Melancholy Serenade" Jackie Gleason, Duke Enston 3.36