If It Ain't Love and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs
|"If It Ain't Love" and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs|
|Studio album by Connie Smith|
(RCA Studio, Nashville)
|Connie Smith chronology|
|Singles from "If It Ain't Love" and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs|
"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 by RCA 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.
"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 her albums. The release was issued on a 12-inch LP record, with five songs on each side of the record. The album has not been released on a compact disc since its original issue by RCA in July 1972.
On three of the album's cuts, Frazier joined Smith as a duet partner.
"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 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." 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.
All songs composed by Dallas Frazier.
- "If It Ain't Strong Enough"
- "My Ecstasy"
- "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)"
- "Living Without You (Is Too Much to Live With)"
- "Laying on the Hands"
- "You're Gettin' Heavy on My Mind"
- "Don't Tell Him That I'm Still Crying"
- "For Goodness Sake It's Love"
- "Everything's Found a Home with Me But You"
- "Bringin' It Home"
Sales chart positions
|U.S. Top Country Albums||14|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1972||"If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)"||7||15|