Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The best CD I have ever heard!!
Dave Thompson | Festus, MO | 12/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS INDEED THE BEST CD I HAVE EVER HEARD! DONNA FARGO. Her version of "Heartbreak Hotel" is awesome.This cd contains some of the biggest songs in country music. I have never met anyone who has not heard Happiest Girl or Funny Face. And both re on this cd. The production on this cd is excellent. Donna shines throughout every song. My favorites are "Don't Be Angry","Whatever I Say","You can't be a beacon' and of course the ones mentioned above. SHANIA WAS NOT FIRST. DONNA FARGO STARTED IT ALL IN THE SEVENTIES. Dolly, Loretta and Tammy were good but DONNA FARGO WAS AND STILL IS THE BEST!!"
One Overlooked Star in the Country Sky
Joe Taylor | 07/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Donna Fargo was HOT! She sold millions of copies of her records. Her song writing rivaled that of Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. Her songs did one of two things: they either made you just down-and-out enjoy life or they musically transported you into a deep realm. The 18 songs contained here, in what could easily be called The Donna Fargo Story will delight you and leave you wanting more. She can be the ulitmate optimist (The Happiest Girl) or the epitome of soul deep devestation (Manhattan, Kansas). She can tease her man (Superman) and haunt her mother (You Were Always There). She's a lonely woman in love (Just Call Me) as well as a woman still developing emotionally (Little Girl Gone). She is inspirational (You Can't Be A Beacon) as well as patriotic (U.S. of A.) Donna Fargo is many things here - and not a single one of them is one that you should miss!"
An under rated seventies country queen
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 05/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Note that this review (like all the others) is listed under Best of (Curb) as well as Best of (MCA) They are very different compliations so I will discuss both.Donna took some time to make a breakthrough as a singer or songwriter, during which time she worked as a schoolteacher. After she wrote and recorded Happiest girl in the whole USA, things happened very quickly. That song became a top ten American pop hit as well as a country number one. The follow-up, Funny face, did likewise. That was the end of Donna's pop hits, but she had many more country hits during the seventies.Superman, You were always there and You can't be a beacon if your light don't shine all became country number one hits, while Little girl gone, I'll try a little bit harder, U S of A, It do feel good and Don't be angry provided Donna with further top ten country hits.Donna's songs were mostly happy and upbeat, but she could do the weepies too - listen to her rendition of Manhattan Kansas (one of the few songs on these compilations that she didn't write). Perhaps the most famous song here is Heartbreak hotel. Donna's cover of this Elvis classic does not match the original, but I enjoy it, although I am aware that some people can't stand this version. You must make up your own mind.She switched record labels (to Warner) in 1976 and her later recordings are on the Curb compilation (which also includes Funny face and Happiest girl in the whole USA from earlier), with the exception of a gospel album recorded for MCA in 1981, represented on the MCA compilation by Say I do.Her Warner music is also excellent. I particulary like Somebody special, but Shame on me and Ragamuffin man are among the other highlights.Donna has never been well represented on CD, but she had a more distinctive style and voice than most. The lady with the chuckle in her voice deserves better."