Over 74 minutes of songs by Sandy Posey taking in her MGM,Columbia,Monument,Warner Brothers and Audiograph recordings up to 1982. In fact it was Monument staff writer Martha Sharp who wrote her biggest hits and the usual misinformation of the time said this was Sandy Posey herself. She made the transition from backup singer to a star in her own right charting at least 4 titles which have become the excuse over the years to issue Greatest Hits comps.This Australian comp redresses the balance Remaking her hits for Gusto in the 80s Sandy Posey became a Born Again Christian and released a number of Gospel albums. She also recorded for K TEL and seemed to be lost forever in the 50s as she crafted a mass of high school pop-which is what she was about all along.Possibly Sandy Posey is the last true Pixie Girl Before the MGM hits she made singles under at least 4 other names for a soundalike budget label called HIT but so far these don't seem to have turned up not even on the many comps from the label but can actually be downloaded from the Yahoo HIT group
I love Sandy Posey, like I love no other female country singer. I just adore her voice, the way she sings sounds so innocent and the arrangements and production are just perfect. I love her so much that this is about the fourth set of her hits that I know of. It appears that Raven Records are masters of the compilation and this is a very good set, giving an excellent representation of her output.
The big three hits of the 60's - "Single Girl", "Born A Woman" and "I take It Back" are here, along with other favourites like "Sunglasses" and "Hey Mister". There are also some others I hadn't heard before, like "Happy Happy Birthday Baby" and "Why Don't We Go Somewhere And Love?". There are also glorious versions of "Ways Of The World", "Born To Be With You" and a mash-up of "Love, Love, Love" and "Chapel Of Love", which sound fantastic.
It's a great collection and shows just what an underrated country singer she is. The later songs shows that her voice got better as she got a little older, maturing into a confident sounding singer, but who retained that innocent lilt.
There are no doubt a lot of tracks which country afficianados know, that are not here. I am not an afficianado, but I was curious by the omission of songs like "Satin Pillows".
However, so far, this is the most complete compilation of an artist who deserves to have the highest compliment paid to her with a box-set. Until it comes out, I'll wait for the next compilation, which will no doubt have other songs I have never heard before.
If you like country artists, this is for you - it's an absolute treat.
Sandy Posey is probably best remembered for her three early Country-Western cross-over hits "The Single Girl," "Born A Woman" (both 1966) and "I Take It Back" (1967). She was, after all, one of the first true country queens to have a major impact on pop charts. Her recordings--both singles and album tracks--were produced in Nashville by Chips Momman, one of the legendary record producers of the age, and reflected both her charm and seeming volnerability (she always was being hurt...hence the title of this collection). The use of gentle strings and double-tracked harmony vocals marked her style and flare--not too unlike that of Connie Francis. This collection marks the first time her recordings for several different companies (MGM and Columbia, among them) have appeared together on compact disc. And, while one might quibble over the selection of one tune over another, it's still probably the BEST single disc set that gives the listener an overview of Sandy Posey's remarkable range of material. Not only do the titles mentioned above appear, but lesser-known singles such as "All Hung Up In Your Green Eyes" (1968) and "Bring Him Safely Home To Me" (1971) make their debut on CD. It's a shame such classics as "It's Not Easy" (1967) had to be omitted in favor of lesser-known tracks like "One Man Woman" (1967). Clearly here is an artist in desparate need of a comprehensive box set--and that could be achieved in just three or four discs! The sound is clean, but not stunning. That may be due as much to the original recordings themselves as to the sources used. I suspect no remixing was considered for something without huge sales potential. Still, it is a pleasant introduction to a much-underrated singer whose music does indeed deserve to be heard and preserved. This is one disc any fan of good old-fashioned American country music should own.