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Encyclopedia > Confess (song)

"Confess" is a popular song. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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Confess (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (382 words)
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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