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Connie Haines - The Collection 1939-54

Connie Haines - The Collection 1939-54

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Connie Haines was a female vocalist who established a  reputation as a singer with a number of prominent big swing bands of the early 1940s before going on to forge a solo career in the post-war era.

Born Yvonne Marie Antoinette Jasme in 1921, she began performing at age four as a singer in Pick Malone’s Saucy Baby Show in Savannah, and by nine had a regular radio show performing as “Baby Yvonne Marie, the Little Princess of the Air”. She went on to work with Harry James, who suggested she changed her name. Interviewed in 1981, she recalled: “He said you don’t look like Yvonne Marie Antonette Jasme. And there would be no room on the marquee for me. You look like a Connie to me.”

Working with James’ orchestra and then Tommy Dorsey, in the latter case alongside Frank Sinatra, she had notable success during the war years before recording with Gordon Jenkins for the fledgling Capitol label, and recording for Mercury, Signature and primarily for Coral in the post-war era.

This 50-track set comprises recordings from all those relationships, the selection of performances with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Pied Pipers and Jo Stafford, including four Top 20 hits with Two Dreams Met,  You Might Have Belonged To Another, Kiss The Boys Goodbye and What Is This Thing Called Love?

The selected A- and B-sides of her solo singles also feature her solo hits on Coral from 1949 How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies! and Maybe It’s Because. She was a talented song stylist, equally at home singing with big bands, or performing the mainstream pop that characterised the post-war decade, and this will appeal to lovers of what is often called “the golden age of popular music”.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Comes Love Harry James & His Orchestra with Connie Haines
2 Buds Won't Bud Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Connie Haines
3 You Think Of Everything Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Connie Haines
4 Two Dreams Met Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Connie Haines
5 Isn't That Just Like Love ? Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Connie Haines
6 Swing Time Up In Harlem Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Connie Haines
7 You Might Have Belonged To Another Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & Connie Haines
8 You're Dangerous Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Connie Haines
9 Will You Still Be Mine ? Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Connie Haines
10 Let's Get Away From It All (Pt. 2) Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & Connie Haines
11 Kiss The Boys Goodbye Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Connie Haines
12 What Is This Thing Called Love? Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Connie Haines
13 Snootie Little Cutie Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & Connie Haines
14 He Wears A Pair Of Silver Wings Gordon Jenkins & His Orch. With Connie Haines
15 At Last Gordon Jenkins & His Orch. With Connie Haines
16 She's Funny That Way Connie Haines
17 Do You Love Me? Connie Haines
18 Shoo-Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy Connie Haines
19 But What Are These Connie Haines
20 You Made Me Love You Connie Haines
21 Silly-No, Silly-Yes Connie Haines
22 What Has Happened To Joe? Connie Haines
23 The Darktown Strutters' Ball Connie Haines & Alan Dale
24 Stormy Weather Connie Haines
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies! Connie Haines
2 You Told A Lie Connie Haines
3 Maybe It's Because Connie Haines
4 Hang On The Bell, Nellie Connie Haines
5 Wouldn't It Be Fun Connie Haines & Joe Graydon
6 Me, Myself And I Connie Haines
7 Old Man Mose Connie Haines
8 How Come You Do Me Like You Do Connie Haines
9 All I Do Is Wantcha Connie Haines
10 Let's Choo Choo Choo To Idaho Connie Haines
11 Of All Things Connie Haines
12 No Other Love Connie Haines
13 Along The Navajo Trail Connie Haines
14 Swingin' Doors Connie Haines
15 A Bushel And A Peck Connie Haines
16 The Man I Love Connie Haines
17 Lover Man Connie Haines
18 Dear! Dear! Dear! Connie Haines
19 Destination Moon Bob Crosby & Connie Haines
20 Too Many Hearts Connie Haines
21 Lemme Go Connie Haines
22 Love Lies Connie Haines
23 Mississippi Mud Connie Haines
24 Pink Shampoo Connie Haines
25 Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord Pt. 1 Jane Russell, Connie Haines, Beryl Davis and Della Reese
26 I Can't Get Enough! Connie Haines
  • Artist:
    Connie Haines
  • EAN:
    0824046338626
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    June 2021
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3386
  • Weight:
    0.12kg