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Connie Smith -- Just For What I Am (New Box Set Release)

Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:30 am

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5-CD Box-Set (LP-size) + 76-page hardcover book
GENRE Country
TRACKS 151
PLAYING TIME 408:56


First-ever reissue of the majority of these classic Smith recordings!
More than a dozen previously unissued recordings written by classic country songwriters such as Dallas
Frazier, Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis and Don Gibson!
Includes all the recordings from the years that fans and Connie herself call her strongest. Upbeat hard
country, searing heartbreak ballads, sacred songs, and even some Smith takes on pop of the day.
Her duet albums with Dallas Frazier and Nat Stuckey are included.


Connie Smith belongs in the top tier of all country singers. Or, as Dolly Parton once said, "There's only three real female singers:
Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, and Connie Smith. The rest of us are only pretending." What earned her the respect of her peers
and sales that number in the millions? Clarity. Emotion. Sheer power. And some of the era's greatest songs.
This 5-CD set includes all of Connie's recordings from February 1968 through November 1972. It follows BEAR FAMILY's 'Born To
Sing' set that comprised all of Connie's RCA recordings from 1964 until '67. Included here are enduring hits like Run Away Little
Tears, Just One Time, Where Is My Castle? and If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone), as well as How Great Thou Art, one of the
most requested of all Smith songs. And included in their entirety are prized Connie Smith LPs, including her duet collaborations
with Nat Stuckey and Dallas Frazier and her modern sacred song collection 'Come Along And Walk With Me.'
The era's most-acclaimed songwriters held their songs for Connie Smith's sessions, and the best of the best of Nashville musicians,
including leading players from the legendary A-Team, steel guitar giants Weldon Myrick and John Hughey, and visiting
Texas fiddling ace Johnny Gimble, back Connie throughout these recordings. And there are 14 unreleased recordings as well, including
songs by Dallas Frazier, Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis, Dottie West, and Don Gibson.
This set also includes a book incorporating Barry Mazor's full-length exploration of the intersection of Connie's music and life
during these years, previously unseen photos from Connie's own collection, and a detailed discography by Richard Weize.



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Re: Connie Smith -- Just For What I Am (New Box Set Release

Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:01 pm

Just received the catalogue from Bear. A lotta money though so unfortunately I have to wait.

She was gorgeous back then! :smt007

Re: Connie Smith -- Just For What I Am (New Box Set Release

Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:13 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:Just received the catalogue from Bear. A lotta money though so unfortunately I have to wait.

She was gorgeous back then! :smt007



It's worth it. She's one of the greatest singers of country music. She just got inducted to the Country Music Hall Of Fame.....long overdue.

Re: Connie Smith -- Just For What I Am (New Box Set Release

Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:10 pm

She was interviewed by Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 recently.

Re: Connie Smith -- Just For What I Am (New Box Set Release

Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:09 am

I listened to the sound samples on the Bear home page.
I'm sorry to say but I don't like her voice, so I'll skip this one.

Re: Connie Smith -- Just For What I Am (New Box Set Release

Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:47 am

luckyjackson1 wrote:I listened to the sound samples on the Bear home page.
I'm sorry to say but I don't like her voice, so I'll skip this one.



You don't know what you're missing.

Re: Connie Smith -- Just For What I Am (New Box Set Release

Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:48 pm

She still has a good voice.She performs every week on her husband's tv program.

Re: Connie Smith -- Just For What I Am (New Box Set Release

Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:41 pm

TCB-FAN wrote:
luckyjackson1 wrote:I listened to the sound samples on the Bear home page.
I'm sorry to say but I don't like her voice, so I'll skip this one.



You don't know what you're missing.

Yes, I know. Just like I said, I listened to the sound samples and her voice don't appeal to me. I don't have "Born To Sing" either.
There are also a lot of songs I've heard from other artists, like:

The Last Letter
Walk Through This World With Me
What Makes A Man Wander
Gentle On My Mind
Only Mama (Daddy) That'll Walk The Line
Today I Started Loving You Again
Ribbon Of Darkness
You Don't Have Very Far To Go
Let It Be Me
I Got You
Rings Of Gold
Yours Love
I'll Share My World With You
Even The Bad Times Are Good
Whispering Hope
Young Love
Long Black Limousine
How Great Thou Art

You And Your Sweet Love
Sunday Morning
Daddy Sang Bass
He Turned The Water Into Wine
God Will
I Never Once Stopped Loving You
(I'm So) Afraid Of Losing You Again
I'll Fly Away
Louisiana Man
Clinging To A Saving Hand
Hello Darlin'
I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me
If We Want Love To Last
Jesus Take A Hold
I'm So Used To Loving You
If You Were Mine To Lose
Amazing Grace
He Is My Everything
He Touched Me

He's (She's) All I Got
Until My Dreams Come True

Most of 'em I know from Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and another singer from Tupelo, Mississippi - and I like their versions better, so there's really no use for me to spend 110 Euros for that box.

Does anybody know who mastered it?

Enjoy!