Connie Hall (b. June 24, 1929 in Walden, Kentucky) is an American country music singer, who had brief success as a country music artist in the late 1950s and 1960s. She is also a songwriter.
Early life and rise to fame
Connie Hall had a brief career as a country music artist in the late 1950s and 1960s. This was helped by her two hits "Fool Me Once" and "It's Not Wrong". Hall was born in Walden, Kentucky, but she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She started singing and performing as a teenager. At age 21, Hall worked at the Jimmie Skinner Music Center in Ohio. She soon got a spot on a radio show, on "WZIP" in Covington, Kentucky, the birthplace of popular 1960s Country singer Skeeter Davis. It was In 1954, that Jimmie Skinner hired Hall to sing on his radio show at "WNOP" in Newport, Kentucky, and Hall soon accepted. She appeared on his show and others regularly for several years and also worked as a weather girl on Jimmy Skinner's television show.
Brief stay at the top
In 1957, Connie Hall signed a recording contract with Mercury Records. Her recording debut came that same year. The debut single was a duet with Jimmie Skinner called "We've Got Things In Common". The song was very successful, climbing to Top 10 in Billboard. She released her first single as a solo artist in 1958, with the song "I'm the Girl In the USA". Once again, her single climbed onto the charts.
The following year, 1959, proved to be more successful than the previous two years. The single she released that year called "The Bottle or Me" peaked in the Country Top 40, and came close to making the Top 20. In 1960, Hall signed on with Decca Records (which would become the future home of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn). Her producer Harry Silverstein promised Connie would have a hit. With his help, she soon achieved one. He produced Hall's first two singles, which were released on a back-to-back single. The A-side of the single was the song "There's Poison In Your Hand". The A-side made it all the way to the Country Top 25 in 1960. Its B-side "It's Not Wrong" (which was an answer song to the 1958 Warner Mack hit "Is it Wrong (For Loving You)?"), became Hall's biggest hit. The song reached the Country Top 20, meaning Connie Hall finally achieved an official hit song.
For three more years, Hall remained under Decca Records, making seven more respectable hits, like "Sleep, Baby Sleep" and "Fool Me Once". Also during this time, she performed on the Grand Ole Opry, Louisiana Hayride, and Midwestern Hayride.
In 1964, Hall left Decca Records and switched to Musicor Records, where she remained until 1967. Married in 1950, Hall continued to reside in Independence, Kentucky, until 1970, when she and her husband moved to the Louisville area, where she resides today.
71256x45 We've Got Things In Common / What Makes A Man Wander - 15-01-58 w. Jimmie Skinner
71285x45 I'm The Girl In The USA / Dixie Strut (Rusty York) - 26-03-58
71420x45 You Deserved Your Invitation To The Blues / Hundred Hearts Or More - 02-59
71471x45 Third Party At The Table / Heartache Avenue - ca. 18-06-59
71540x45 Bottle Or Me / After Date Rendezvous - 11-59 20/-
31130 Poison In Your Hand / It's Not Wrong - 08-60 25/-
31208 Sleep Baby Sleep / Sittin' Out The Last Dance - 25-01-61
31277 I'm As Lonely As Anyone Can Be / Fools Like Me - 28-06-61
31310 What A Pleasure / Key To Your World - ca. 11-10-61
31386 Half The Time / Yes There's A Reason - ca. 23-04-62
31438 Fool Me Once / We Don't Have Much In Common (Anymore) - ca. 15-11-62
31484 It's Not Revenge I Want / Don't Tempt Me - ca. 29-04-63
31542 Second Best / Mark On My Finger - ca. 17-09-63
31587 Daddy Doesn't Live Here / I Reserve The Right - ca. 20-02-64
31652 Yellow Roses / Back To Loneliness - ca. 10-08-64
1047 I Wish I Was In The Bottle / Constantly - 10-64
1079 King And Queen Of Fools / Love Today None Tomorrow - 02-65
1123 Crowd / You've Marked To Be The Wondering Kind - 10-65
1142 Making My Plans / My Old Shoes - 02-66
1185 You Didn't Take Me / Little Hearts Can Be Broken Too - 07-66
CONNIE HALL Decca DL-74217 1962
Foolin' Around, Key To Your World, You're The Only Good Thing, Yellow Roses, Slowly, Pick Me Up On Your Way Down, Fools Like Me, Love's Been Good To Me, What A Pleasure, I Miss You Every Day, Sleep Baby Sleep, Many Tears Ago.
COUNTRY SONGS Vocalion VL-73752 1965
Don't Tempt Me, Second Best, I Reserve The Right, Mark On My Finger, Sittin' Out The Last Dance, Daddy Doesn't Live Here Anymore, I'm As Lonely As Anyone Can Be, Yes There's A Reason, Fool Me Once, It's Not Revenge I Want, Half The Time, We Don't Have Much In Common (Anymore).
COUNTRY STYLE Vocalion VL-73801 1967
Foolin' Around, Key To Your World, Yellow Roses, Slowly, Pick Me Up On Your Way Down, Fools Like Me, Love's Been Good To Me, What A Pleasure, Sleep Baby Sleep, Many Tears Ago.
"After Date Rendezvouz" / "The Bottle Or Me" (Mercury 71540X45, 1959)
Besonders die B-Seite hat es mir angetan, auf der Connie im schönsten Southern Drawl ihrem Kerl die Pistole auf die Brust setzt: "Entweder Schluss mit dem Saufen oder mit mir". Sie ahnt aber bereits, dass sie gegen König Alkohol keine Chance hat.
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