Where the Boys Are: Connie Francis in Hollywood

Where the Boys Are: Connie Francis in Hollywood

by Connie FrancisConnie Francis

CD

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Overview

Francis' early- and mid-'60s films may have their staunch band of supporters, but few would go as far as to hail them as enduring art. That same judgment and then some goes for the music she sang on their soundtracks. Much of it is collected on this 24-song CD, which has tunes from Where the Boys Are, Follow the Boys, Looking for Boys, and When the Boys Meet the Girls, as well as some unreleased material, even tacking on a few piano demos for the Looking for Love film. The themes to "Where the Boys Are" and "Follow the Boys" were big hits, but the rest of the songs here are mostly filler, with the same innocuous, occasionally vapid qualities of the films themselves. There's a bit of rock & roll here and there (sung none too convincingly), but much of it is typically sentimental musical comedy/drama fare. For that reason, it will appeal much more to pop vocal and soundtrack fans than rock ones, though it's certainly well packaged, complete with 24-page liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/1997
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227277420
catalogNumber: 72774
Rank: 25136

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Connie Francis   Primary Artist,Vocals
Leroy Holmes   Conductor
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Ernie Freeman   Conductor
MGM Studio Orchestra   Track Performer
George Stoll   Conductor
Fred Karger   Conductor
Harve Presnell   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Pete Rugolo   Arranger,Orchestration
Leroy Holmes   Arranger
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Claus Ogerman   Arranger,Orchestration
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Skip Martin   Arranger,Orchestration
Ted Murray   Composer
Doug Schwartz   Engineer
Joe Sherman   Arranger
Stan Vincent   Composer
George Feltenstein   Producer
Bradley Flanagan   Producer
Joseph Lanza   Liner Notes
Leo Arnaud   Arranger,Orchestration
Fred Karger   Arranger,Orchestration
Joe Mazzu   Arranger,Orchestration
Benny Davis   Composer
Hank Hunter   Composer

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