Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Connie Francis, Jr. Hank Williams|
Sing Great Country Favorites
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Trust Me....You're Really Gonna Like This Album
Gregory E. Foster | Portland, ME, USA | 03/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Run, don't walk, to your nearest computer terminal/music store and order/buy this fabulous album. Bear Family Records really does do things up right, and they score big time, again, with the re-release of this album on cd. If you like Connie, and you like country, and you like Hank Jr, this is one of those rare culminations of unlikely pairings that just dazzles. I wore out 2 copies of this album on vinyl, and snagged this as soon as it came out on disc back in the mid '90's........Truly a MUST-HAVE album.....this issue also contains 2 alternate takes.......trust me, "It's A Keeper""
Worth every penney
W. Soule | Aylett, VA United States | 09/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just to hear the way Connie handles "No Letter Today & Making Believe" is worth 10 times the price of this cd alone. Back in 1964 when this was recorded, the music was lush with plenty of vocal backing. As a matter of fact the same person who has done some work for KD Lang on her country side arranged this material for Connie. It is top knotch, wonderful and refreshing. I can remember as a kid hearing "If You've Got The Money" from the album playing on the radio. Never could find the album. It was the single release from the album but just didn't make it. In her heyday Connie had it all, voice, delivery, and phrasing to match Frank any day. Give it a listen to and see what the hype is about. Connie one of the most beautiful and overlooked voices in popular music. Beautiful just beautiful."
Terry D. Robertson | Asheville, NC USA | 06/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Connie Francis is not a duet singer. Her voice is too powerful and dramatic and stands on it's own merit. She is coupled with a very young Hank Jr. and sings circles around him. At times when allowed, they do make some nice harmonies together, but not that often. This is a Connie Francis recording all the way and it would be interesting to know what Hank thought about pairing with this veteran performer at the time. This is not to say this is a bad CD. The alternate version of "No Letter Today" and "Walk on By" Connie comes on strong and Hank even manages to hold his own against the intimitating Ms. Francis. Of all the C&W duet CDs released, this is one of the most interesting pairings and worth the purchase. It is the only one to have historical merit and the songs are all standards. Enjoy."