Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 130
June 3, 2017
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night
Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night 131
June 10, 2017
The Four Seasons Connie-O

Vocal Pop Music

This record is the B-Side of the Four Seasons 1962 #1 hit “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” The opening of “Connie-O” features a tack piano, courtesy of imaginative producer Bob Crewe, who co-wrote the song with his partner Bob Gaudio. Perhaps because “Connie-O” was intended to be a B-Side, the group seems less self-conscious about singing more sweetly. But who’s to know? Anyway, in a departure from rhythmic urban sounds, the Four Seasons sing “Connie-O” with complex and haunting “barbershop” harmonies. Barbershop  style is one of the foundations of doo wop music, along with rhythm and blues, gospel, and some Italian bel canto singing (when it can be achieved). And “Connie-O” is just so pretty. Group members were Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi.

Here are the lyrics to “Connie-O” by The Four Seasons:

Oh Connie, Oh Connie,
I miss you so.
Where have you gone to?
Oh, Connie-O, My Connie-O, Connie-O

My darling, my darling,
What changed your mind?
My heart is broken,
I’m hurting so.
My Connie-O, Connie-O

Wasn’t it yesterday
I held you tight?
Why did you run away
Just before our wedding night?

Oh Connie, Oh Connie,
I miss you so.
Where have you gone to?
Oh, Connie-O, My Connie-O, Connie-O

My darling, my darling
What changed your mind?
My heart is broken,
I’m hurting so,
My Connie-O, Connie-O

Oh Connie-O, oh Connie-O, oh Connie-O
Oh Connie-O, oh Connie-O, oh Connie-O
Oh Connie-O, oh Connie-O, oh Connie-O
Oh Connie-O, oh Connie-O, oh Connie-O”

If you are interested in other songs by The Four Seasons: “Walk Like a Man,” “Sherry,” Rag Doll,” and “Silence is Golden.”

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop music, rock and roll hits, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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