Connie Francis - Rock 'n' Roll Million Sellers
The album is a tribute to the then-current Rock 'n' Roll-stars of the era, such as Elvis Presley and Fats Domino. The album's only original recording was Lipstick on Your Collar which had been a # 7 for Francis in the summer of 1959.
AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann
Connie Francis had made unsuccessful attempts to move from her pop singles ballad style on "Who's Sorry Now" and "My Happiness" into the adult album market with The Exciting Connie Francis and My Thanks to You. But when "Lipstick on Your Collar," a teen-oriented rock & roll song, brought Francisher third Top Ten hit in the spring of 1959, she responded by recording a whole album of rock oldies, from Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Don't Be Cruel" to Fats Domino's "I'm Walkin'" and "Ain't That a Shame." She still leaned toward the lighter stuff -- "Just a Dream," "Sincerely," "I Almost Lost My Mind" -- but she was equally convincing on R&B ravers like "I Hear You Knockin'" and "Tweedle Dee."Francis always aspired to the supper club circuit rather than the rock & roll sock hop, but this album demonstrated that, with her strong voice and rhythmic sense, she had a far greater affinity for rock than such poseurs as Pat Boone.