||Blame It On My Youth||Connie Stevens||2:14||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||The All Laughed||Connie Stevens||2:35||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Looking for a Boy||Connie Stevens||2:36||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||The Trolley Song||Connie Stevens||2:36||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Polka Dots & Moonbeams||Connie Stevens||2:45||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||It's Lovely Day Tomorrow||Connie Stevens||2:27||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Why to Change Me Now?||Connie Stevens||2:19||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Hit the Road to Dreamland||Connie Stevens||2:56||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||I Know Why||Connie Stevens||3:10||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||On a Slow Boat to China||Connie Stevens||2:31||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Too Young||Connie Stevens||2:42||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Spring Is Here||Connie Stevens||1:56||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
Conchetta (1958) is the first of three albums that actress/vocalist Connie Stevens would cut for the burgeoning Warner Bros. record label. Although only 20 years old at the time, her mature and seemingly effortless vocal style is well matched to the dozen light jazz and pop standards on this disc. Although still a year away from her role as Cricket Blake on the weekly television spy/drama Hawaiian Eye, as this disc demonstrates, Stevens' could have easily continued as a singer.
A majority of Conchetta incorporates a small combo to accompany Stevens' light, earthy vocals. "Blame It on My Youth," "Looking for a Boy," and "Spring Is Here" are charming in their austerity. Because of her leanings as an actress, Stevens seems to have an underlying sense and capacity for drama. This is perhaps most aptly spotlighted on her rendition of the Nat King Cole hit "Too Young." Stevens' voice is angelic and the empathetic arrangement — prominently featuring an acoustic guitar, piano, and bass accompaniment — could not be more perfectly suited to further enhance the track's insular mood. By contrast, "The Trolley Song" and "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" are more fully orchestrated. Likewise, both feature an uncredited jazzy support vocal combo, similar in style to the tight-knit Four Freshmen. They can also be heard throughout these sides, especially on the decidedly perky "It's a Lovely Day." As record companies were wont to do during the early days of long-playing records, Stevens' follow-up disc, Connie Stevens As Cricket in 'Hawaiian Eye', recycles one-quarter of the material from this album. These sides include "The Trolley Song," "Why Try to Change Me Now," "Slow Boat to China," and "Too Young." In 2000, Collectors' Choice Music reissued Connie Stevens' Warner Bros. catalog on CD, featuring newly inked liner essays as well as full-color reproductions of the original album artwork.
Born: 08 August 1938 in Brooklyn, NY
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s