- Connie Francis Sings Irish Favorites
Connie Francis sings Irish Favorites Studio album by Connie Francis Released March 1962 Recorded January 25 and 26, 1962 Genre Pop Label MGM Records
E-4013 (mono)/SE-4013 (stereo)
Producer Danny Davis Connie Francis chronology Connie Francis sings Folk Song Favorites (1961) Connie Francis sings Irish Favorites (1962) Do The Twist! a. k. a. Dance Party (1962)
After the success of her 1959 album Connie Francis sings Italian Favorites (which remained on the album charts for 81 weeks and peaked at # 4), Francis decided to release more albums which appealed to immigrants in the United States. In 1960, she had released one album each of Spanish and Latin American Favorites, Jewish Favorites, and More Italian Favorites, followed by Folk Favorites in 1961.
Connie Francis sings Irish Favorites was the sixth installment in this series of "Favorites", which would produce two more albums featuring German Favorites and Great Country Favorites, both in 1964, the latter being a duet album with Hank Williams, jr..
# Title Songwriter Length 1. "McNamara's Band" Red Latham, Wamp Carlson, Guy Bonham, Connie Francis 2.13 2. Mother Machree Ernest R. Ball, Rida Johnson Young, Chancellor Olcott 2.24 3. "My Wild Irish Rose" Chancellor Olcott 2.00 4. "Dear Old Donegal" Chancellor Olcott 1.48 5. "Did Your Mother Come From Ireland" Michael Karr, Jimmy Kennedy 2.05 6. "Danny Boy" Frederick Weatherly 3.25
# Title Songwriter Length 1. "It's a Great Day for the Irish" Roger Edens 1.45 2. "Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's An Irish Lullaby)" James Royce Shannon 2.13 3. "How Can You Buy Killarney" Freddie Grundland, Hamilton Kennedy, Gerald Morrison, Ted Steels 2.02 4. "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" Burton Lane, E. Y. Harburg 2.55 5. "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" Chancellor Olcott, George Graff 2.33 6. "A Little Bit Of Heaven" Ernest R. Ball, J. Keirn Brennan 2.55
Not included songs from the sessions
# Title Songwriter Length Remark 1. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" Patrick Gilmore 1.46 unreleased until 1996
- ^ Ron Roberts: Connie Francis 1960 – 1962, supplement to 5 CD Boxed Set Kissin', Twistin', Goin' Where The Boys Are, Bear Family Records BCD 16 826 AH, Hambergen (Germany) 1996
- ^ Original Album Cover of "Connie Francis sings Irish Favorites", MGM Records 12" Album E-4013 (mono) and SE-4013 (stereo)
U. S. AlbumsWho's Sorry Now? • The Exciting Connie Francis • My Thanks To You • Connie Francis sings Italian Favorites • Christmas In My Heart • Connie's Greatest Hits • Rock 'n' Roll Million Sellers • Country & Western - Golden Hits • Connie Francis sings Fun Songs For Children • One For The Boys • Connie Francis sings Spanish And Latin American Favorites • Connie Francis sings Jewish Favorites • Songs to a Swinging Band • More Greatest Hits • Connie Francis sings "Never on Sunday" • Connie Francis sings Folk Song Favorites • Connie Francis sings Irish Favorites • Connie Francis sings Modern Italian Hits • Connie Francis sings Award Winning Motion Picture Hits • Greatest American Waltzes • In The Summer Of His Years • Connie Francis sings German Favorites • Connie Francis and Hank Williams, Jr. sing Great Country Favorites • Movie Greats Of The 60s • Connie's Christmas • Connie Francis and The Kids Next Door • Love, Italian Style • Happiness - Connie Francis On Broadway Today • Grandes Exitos del Cine de los Años 60 • Connie & Clyde – Hit Songs of the 30s • Connie Francis sings Bacharach & David • Connie Francis sings The Songs of Les Reed International Albums U. S. SinglesWho's Sorry Now • Stupid Cupid/Carolina Moon • Fallin'/Happy Days and Lonely Nights • I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) • My Happiness • You Always Hurt the One You Love • If I Didn't Care • Lipstick on Your Collar • Among My Souvenirs/God Bless America • Mama • Everybody's Somebody's Fool • My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own/Malagueña • Breakin' in a Brand New Broken Heart/Someone Else's Boy • Together • When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart) • Don't Break the Heart That Loves You • Vacation • He Thinks I Still Care • I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter/Al di là • If My Pillow Could Talk • In the Summer of His Years • Be Anything (but Be Mine) • Jealous Heart • So Nice (Summer Samba) • My Heart Cries for You • Lonely Again • I Don't Wanna Play House International SinglesDie Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel • Ich komm' nie mehr von dir los • Wenn ich träume • Schöner fremder Mann • Einmal komm' ich wieder • Eine Insel für zwei • Lili Marleen • Jamais • Tu' mir nicht weh • Wenn du gehst • Ho bisogno di vederti Notable Songs FilmographyWhere the Boys Are • Follow the Boys • Looking for Love • When the Boys Meet the Girls Related topics Book:Connie Francis'
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