The emergence of Chris Connor as a singer began when Stan Kenton engaged her as his featured orchestra vocalist in 1953. With her uncanny vocal resemblance to June Christy, she immediately burst onto the national scene. Tall, blonde Chris was becoming one of the select corps of younger girl vocalists, and in the fall of that year she left the bandleader and beganbuilding a reputation as a single on the eastern club circuit, soon signing an exclusive contract with the then-new Bethlehem Records label.
On the surface, Believe It! is standard-issue bar-band blues-rock, but it is distinguished by Joanna Connor's passion for the music. Connor believes in the music so much, it can't help but appear in the grooves every once in a while. In particular, her guitar playing is noteworthy – it's tough, greasy, and powerful. Believe It! suffers from a lack of memorable songs – she's still trying to develop a distinctive songwriting voice – but Connor's strong performances carry the album through any weak moments.
Naughty but Nice is the fourth studio album by German soul/R&B singer Sarah Connor, released by Epic on March 21, 2005 (see 2005 in music). It was primarily produced by Rob Tyger and Kay Denar, with additional tracks written and produced by Booya, Johnny Douglas and Emily Friendship . The album debuted at number one on the German albums chart and was eventually certified Gold for more than 100,000 copies sold within the first two days of its release. Naughty but Nice was the 16th Best-selling album in 2005.
Key to My Soul is the third studio album by German recording artist Sarah Connor, released in German-speaking Europe on November 17, 2003 by X-Cell Records. It peaked at number eight on the German Albums Chart and spawned two number-one singles: "Music Is the Key" featuring Naturally 7 and "Just One Last Dance" featuring Natural (as a duet with lead singer Marc Terenzi).