Suzy never achieved the level of commercial success that her talent deserved but she nevertheless built a significant fan base in America, Britain and elsewhere. Suzy's voice has echoes of Emmylou Harris (no bad thing, that) and was certainly one of the best country singers of her generation - or any generation.
Drawing on Suzy's nineties recordings for Capitol, this contains most of the songs that you would expect to find. It is a pity that they didn't license her country hit duet with Lee Greenwood (Hopelessly yours) but if you want it, you can find it on a Lee Greenwood compilation.
This compilation shows that Suzy could record oldies and contemporary material with equal brilliance. The oldies are represented by Someday soon (first popularised by Judy Collins but also recorded by Crystal Gayle among others), In the jailhouse now (the old Jimmie Rodgers classic) and I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart (a million-seller for Patsy Montana in the thirties). My favorite oldie recorded by Suzy (Take it to the limit) isn't here but can be found on Common thread, the Eagles tribute album.
Joy Lynn White (a brilliant but obscure country singer) was first to record Cold day in July. Suzy covered it a few years later but it became better known when covered by the Dixie Chicks. Elsewhere, there are many outstanding songs including Just like the weather, Diamonds and tears, Give me some wheels, Hey Cinderella and Letting go, just to name a few.
If you only ever buy one collection of Suzy's country music, you may as well choose this one.