Monday, January 3, 2011

Connie Stevens

Connie Stevens If Connie Francis married Geraldine Stevens she’d be Connie Stevens, but that’s not who this is. This is Connie Stevens, who was an actress, and for whom singing was a sideline. She had one major hit with Ed Byrnes, and one major hit on her own. She had a few more minor hits, all between 1960 and 1965.

Connie Stevens:

Sixteen Reasons – She has sixteen reasons for loving her guy. Maybe it was her sweet sixteen. Maybe it was his. Now what happens if, say, he starts combing his hair differently, or he starts wearing conservative clothes? Problems. This gets the full-on treatment, big orchestra, chorus, fey vocals. From the spring of 1960.
Mr. Songwriter – Connie implores her favourite composer to write a song that will do the trick. Surely there are songs out there she could use, but this was 1962, and Jackson Browne didn’t exist yet. An autumn hit.

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