Connie Smith Born to Sing (4-CD Box Set)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: May 8, 2001
  • Label: Bear Family

Entertainment Reviews:

No Depression - 7-8/01, p.110
"...Imagine, if you can, a C&W equivalent of WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT...and you'll begin to have a sense of the emotional maelstrom that lies within the confines of this box..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.I'm Ashamed of You
  • 2.The Threshold
  • 3.Once a Day
  • 4.Darling, Are You Ever Coming Home
  • 5.I Don't Love You Anymore
  • 6.The Hinges on the Door
  • 7.Tell Another Lie
  • 8.Don't Forget (I Still Love You)
  • 9.Tiny Blue Transistor Radio
  • 10.The Other Side of You
  • 11.Then and Only Then
  • 12.It's Just My Luck
  • 13.Senses
  • 14.I Can't Remember
  • 15.Will the Real Me Please Stop Crying
  • 16.Even Tho
  • 17.Love Is Excuse
  • 18.Not 'Til You Come Back to Me
  • 19.Two Empty Arms
  • 20.I Can Stand It (As Long as You Can)
  • 21.I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
  • 22.I Thought of You
  • 23.I Can Turn Your World Around
  • 24.More to Love Than This
  • 25.House Divided
  • 26.Holdin' On
  • 27.If You Won't Tell
  • 28.If I Talk to Him
  • 29.I Don't Have Anyplace to Go
  • 30.Everybody's Gotta Be Somewhere
  • 31.Same as Mine
  • 32.Holdin' On

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Nobody But a Fool (Would Love You)
  • 2.I'll Never Get Over Loving You
  • 3.Go Ahead and Make Me Cry
  • 4.In My Baby's Arms Again
  • 5.For Better or For Worse
  • 6.Ain't Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves)
  • 7.Where Could I Go But to the Lord
  • 8.Farther Along
  • 9.When God Dips His Love in My Heart
  • 10.He Set Me Free
  • 11.Wings of a Dove
  • 12.I Saw a Man
  • 13.Just a Closer Walk With Thee
  • 14.Po' Folks
  • 15.Four Walls
  • 16.Cry, Cry, Cry
  • 17.In the Garden
  • 18.The Wayfarin' Pilgrim
  • 19.Keep on Holding to Those Hall Scarred Hands
  • 20.Satisfied
  • 21.I Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey
  • 22.Five Finger to Spare
  • 23.Ain't Had No Lovin'
  • 24.You and Only You
  • 25.Strange
  • 26.Go Away Stranger
  • 27.A Touch of Yesterday
  • 28.Born to Sing
  • 29.Invisible Tears
  • 30.Paper Roses
  • 31.I Don't Know Why I Keep Loving You

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.I Will
  • 2.Gone
  • 3.My Little Corner of the World
  • 4.Pas Souvent
  • 5.J'Imaginais Autrement L'Amour
  • 6.Le Jour et la Nuit
  • 7.L' Amour N' Excuse Pas
  • 8.Love's Gonna Live Here
  • 9.Foolin' Around
  • 10.You Ain't Woman Enough
  • 11.I Overlooked an Orchid
  • 12.I'm Little But I'm Loud
  • 13.Y'All Come
  • 14.A
  • 15.Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed
  • 16.Slowly
  • 17.World of Forgotten People
  • 18.The Hurtin's All Over
  • 19.It'll Be Easy
  • 20.I'll Come Running
  • 21.I'll Come Running
  • 22.Ride, Ride, Ride
  • 23.My Own Peculiar Way
  • 24.Walk Out Backwards
  • 25.Your Mem'ry Comes Along
  • 26.Downtown
  • 27.Born a Woman
  • 28.The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  • 29.That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome
  • 30.It's Gonna Rain Today
  • 31.It's Now or Never
  • 32.My Heart Has a Mind of It's Own
  • 33.City Lights

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.On and on and On
  • 2.Everybody Loves Somebody
  • 3.That's What Lonesome Is
  • 4.In Case You Ever Change Your Mind
  • 5.It Comes and Goes
  • 6.My Whole World Is Falling Down
  • 7.It's Not the End of Everything
  • 8.Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 9.I Love You Enough (For Both of Us)
  • 10.Only For Me
  • 11.I'll Come Running
  • 12.Easy Come
  • 13.Easy Go
  • 14.I Love You Drops
  • 15.Don't Feel Sorry For Me
  • 16.I'll Love You Enough (For Both of Us)
  • 17.Burning Bridges
  • 18.Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long
  • 19.There Goes My Everything
  • 20.Touch My Heart
  • 21.Walk Through This World With Me
  • 22.It's Such a Pretty World Today
  • 23.If Teardrops Were Silver
  • 24.It Only Hurts For a Little While
  • 25.How Much Lonelier Can Lonely Be
  • 26.I'd Rather Be a Fool
  • 27.Surely
  • 28.I'm Your Woman
  • 29.Burning a Hole in My Mind
  • 30.Baby's Back Again
  • 31.Haunted Heart
  • 32.Burning a Hole in My Mind
  • 33.The Twelfth of Never

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Connie Smith (vocals); Jerry Reed (guitar); Weldon Myrick (steel guitar).
Recorded between 1964 & 1967.
Includes liner notes by Colin Escott.
This set is one of the many reasons why Bear Family is the reissue label of many kinds of American roots music -- especially country, rockabilly, Western swing and bluegrass. Connie Smith, who still records on occasion today, was one of countrypolitan's first country music superstars of her gender after Patsy Cline, whom she was often compared to because she came onto the scene with the number one single "Once a Day" (penned by Bill Anderson who got her a record deal). These four discs document her amazing RCA career in 127 cuts! While it's true that Smith recorded for Columbia and Monument, it was the RCA sides that cemented her reputation as both a performer and as a songwriter. While Smith has less than a handful of her own cuts here, it hardly matters. She worked with the top songwriters in the business at the time, including Anderson who wrote for her until she semi-retired. Others include Dallas Frazier, Bobby Bare, Albert Brumley, Hank Cochran, Arthur Smith, June Carter Cash, and Jimmie Davis. Her entire RCA output is here, and taken as a whole or in parts, it is stunning and reflects the height of the country music establishment in the '60s and the countrypolitan sound. That said, Smith's voice is what remains center-stage here; her sophisticated emotional delivery, her control and phrasing remain a high-water mark today. ~ Thom Jurek
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