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Songs to a Swinging Band
Connie Francis
Songs to a Swinging Band
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

24 bit digitally remastered Japanese reissue of the hit popvocalist's 1957 album for Verve, a salute to the originalswing era of the '30s & '40s. 12 tracks, including covers of'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You', 'It M...  more »

      
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All Artists: Connie Francis
Title: Songs to a Swinging Band
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 1/29/2007
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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24 bit digitally remastered Japanese reissue of the hit popvocalist's 1957 album for Verve, a salute to the originalswing era of the '30s & '40s. 12 tracks, including covers of'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You', 'It Might As WellBe Spring' and 'Gone
 

CD Reviews

Wow
Marc | Berlin Deutschland | 03/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sexy, sultry and cool, Connie gives the performance of her lifetime! This might be the best album by Connie to date, she delivers such great standards as "Swanee", "I got lost in his arms", "How long has this been going on" amongst others, giving them her special kind of magic. Just listen what she does to the Habanera from Carmen ("Dat's love"). Her voice is perfect, she purrs and belts her way through the 12 songs, completely forgetting about her usual "sob in the throat" delivery. I have no idea why this album wasn't a success when it was released. This album deserves to be called a real "classic"."
One of Her Best!
Kenneth R. Slavin | San Antonio, Texas United States | 01/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Connie Francis could sing any kind of music, but Big Band is probably her best. "Songs to a Swingin' Band" is a fabulous testament to her ability with good material. A little-known fact is that the bandleader/arranger/conductor on this album is Richard Wess -- famous for his work with Bobby Darin on "Mack the Knife," among other memorable recordings. The songs are A-1 standards, the balance between voice and band is perfect, the arrangements are spectacular, and Connie's voice soars above it all in the most magical and memorable way. It is truly a treasure of a recording and, in my opinion, has been overlooked by musical critics for years. For those who think Connie was only about "Stupid Cupid" and "Where the Boys Are," think again! I keep this on in my car CD changer and it never fails to lift my spirits. FANTASTIC!"
Wow
Marc | Berlin Deutschland | 02/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sexy, sultry and cool! This might easily be her best album ever. Connie belts and coos her way through some great standards, thus giving the performance of her lifetime. Just listen what she does with "It might as well be spring", "Angel eyes" or "Dat's love". On the toe-tapping side, she belts "Swanee", "Love is where you find it" in an inimitable manner. On these performances, she completely forgets about her usual "sob-in-the-throat" delivery, which is very becoming to her and the songs. Her voice is fresh, strong and youthful, and she shows, that she is truly one of the "greats". A must-have!"