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Artist: Connor, Chris With Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
Title: Connor Sings - Kenton Swings
Format: CD
Label: SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR
Catalog Number:2138
Barcode:5019317021382 itemnumber=1000123506
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: VOCALS - JAZZ & POP
Release Date: 05/17/2019
Availability: In Stock
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In February 1953, when Connor was singing on a live radio broadcast from the Roosevelt Hotel, June Christy (then vocalist for Stan Kenton’s band), was listening to the radio and heard her. By 1952, Kenton had rotated several female singers as replacements. In late 1952, Christy returned to the Kenton band for some sporadic engagements. When she informed Kenton again of her impending departure to pursue a solo career, she remembered Chris Connor and recommended her to Kenton. Connor auditioned and began touring and recording for the Stan Kenton band in February 1953. On February 11, 1953, Connor recorded her first sides with the Stan Kenton band. Her first song, “And The Bull Walked Around, Ole”, peaked at No. 30 on the Billboard music charts. Other songs recorded with the band were “Baia”, “Jeepers Creepers”, “If I Should Lose You”, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen” and the song that would forever be associated with the vocalist, “All About Ronnie”. Additional songs Connor sang on the road (but never recorded with the band in studio) were “Taking A Chance On Love”, “Don’t Worry About Me”, “I’ll Remember April” and “There Will Never Be Another You”.

Track Listing
 1. 
Theme - Artistry In Rhythm

 2. 
Jeepers Creepers

 3. 
Everything Happens To Me (Short Version)

 4. 
There Will Never Be Another You

 5. 
You’re Mine You

 6. 
I Only Have Eyes For You

 7. 
September In The Rain

 8. 
All About Ronnie

 9. 
Love Me Or Leave Me

10. 
If I Should Lose You

11. 
Tenderly

12. 
I’ll Remember April

13. 
Taking A Chance On Love

14. 
Everything Happens To Me (Long Version)

15. 
Lullaby In Rhythm

16. 
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me

17. 
Stan Kenton Speaks About Chris

18. 
Darn That Dream

19. 
Cl. Theme - Artistry In Rhythm


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