"Confess" is a popularsong. Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (possibly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ...
It was written by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss. Claude A. (Bennie) Benjamin was a songwriter, often teaming with George David Weiss. ... George David Weiss (born April 9, 1921) was a songwriter. ...
The song figures in the early careers of two important female singers:
In 1947, Doris Day was making a transition from a Big band singer, most recently with Les Brown, to a solo vocalist. Her first major record away from the band was a duet with Buddy Clark, with this song on one side and "Love Somebody" on the other. The record became a two-sided hit, the first two of a string of hits for Day that made her one of the top female singers in popular music.
About the same time, Mercury Records was planning to record the song as a vehicle for Frankie Laine. They were persuaded instead to give the song to a young female singer, who had not, at the time, a single hit: Patti Page. Page's manager, Jack Rael, succeeded in getting Mercury to let her record the song, but because of a low budget, a second singer could not be hired, so Rael suggested that Page sing the second part as well. The novelty of her doing two voices on one record probably contributed to the song becoming a top twenty hit for her. This became not only the first of many hits for Patti Page, but the first song on which a singer did more than one track. For Patti Page, multi-tracking became a tradmark of her style, while others, such as Les Paul and Mary Ford, as well as Jane Turzy, took up this practice as well.
Categories: 1948 songs | Songs written by Bennie Benjamin | Songs written by George David Weiss-1... Doris Day Doris Day (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate. ... A big bang, also known as a jazz orchestra, is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music, especially Swing. ... Les Brown Sr. ... Buddy Clark (26 July 1911 - 1 October 1949) was a popular singer in the 1930s and 1940s. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... Frankie Laine, born Frank Paul LoVecchio, March 30, 1913, Chicago, United States, is one of the most successful singers in history. ... Patti Page on the cover of a collection, part of The Millenium Collection Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler, November 8, 1927) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ... Les Paul (born June 9, 1915) is best known as a guitarist, and as one of the most important figures in the development of modern electric guitars and recording techniques. ... This article or section should be merged with Les Paul Les Paul (b. ...
Her first major record away from the band was a duet with Buddy Clark, with this song on one side and "Love Somebody" on the other.
They were persuaded instead to give the song to a young female singer, who had not, at the time, a single hit: Patti Page.
Page's manager, Jack Rael, succeeded in getting Mercury to let her record the song, but because of a low budget, a second singer could not be hired, so Rael suggested that Page sing the second part as well.
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