Connie Francis

My Thanks to You

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Only two weeks after recording The Exciting Connie Francis, her first adult pop album, Connie Francis was in a studio in England cutting a second one. While the earlier record featured some swinging uptempo material with big band backing, however, My Thanks to You was strictly a sting-filled ballad session, complete with choir backing. Francis sang in her best chaste Catholic girl voice, sounding somewhat constricted by the material and arrangements, but nevertheless respectful. Her attempt to cross over to the adult market turned out to be premature, however, as neither album sold. Francis then hit upon a more commercial idea for expanding her audience, turning to a series of ethnic albums, starting with Italian Favorites.

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