Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Just Dottie Again
Genres: Country, Pop
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Dottie's Most Overlooked Album
Your Eminence | Ontario, Canada | 11/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album, previously released in 1984 on Permian records, is now available for the first time on CD. This is a long awaited album-one that was originally scheduled for release way back in 1991 shortly after her death as a "tribute" LP. It's about time one of Dottie's original studio albums have finally been re-issued. Now let's see some of the United Artist/Liberty material released too. Now, for my review. This CD is arguably some of Dottie's best work yet . After the failure of the "New Horizons" album one year earlier, Dottie teamed up with some new producers and was signed to a new label. The result: PURE MAGIC. As usual, Dottie has managed to keep her country sound with "Blue Fiddle Waltz" and "Memories For Sale", while still managing to attain her sexy and sassy pop sound with "What's Good for the Goose" and "Ain't Nothing Like a Woman". There's a perfect blend of country and pop on this album. The only hit single, "We Know Better Now", charted at #53, but Dottie's efforts proved that she had what it takes to make a "comeback". Also, this album marked West's 20th year as a recording artist. She was also planning a new duet album with Tammy Wynette and Tanya Tucker at the time of her death. I think this proved that the best was yet to come. I consider this one of her best albums yet. Give it a listen, I think you'll agree. Also, please note that there is an error with the track listings. There are 10 SONGS on this CD-not just six that are mentioned here. This is the complete album re-issued. Not a compilation. Enjoy!"
Dottie's Last Was One of Her Best
"Tee" | LA | 04/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was Dottie West's last album in 1985 and her only one for the small Permian label (which was distributed by MCA). Dottie was at the peak of her 20-year career in the early 1980's but her hits quickly ended with a terrible album produced by Larry Gatlin which include such stupid songs as "She Can't Get My Love off The Bed" and an almost as weak album produced by Snuff Garrett. In 1984 she left Liberty/United Artists and went to Permian for this album. Unfortunately, the damage was already done to her career, in addition to a new generation of country stars like Reba McEntire then coming into their own. The fact that the silly novelty song "What's Good for The Goose" became the first Permian single didn't help either, nor the fact that this album was scarcely publicized. This album neverthless has some of Dottie's best performances, from "Let Love Come Looking For You" and "Blue Fiddle Waltz", the rockin' "Ain't Nothin' Like a Woman" and the very lovely "Lady Blonde and Fair" which ends the album and is a very poignant song about being passed over for a younger woman, an ironic choice considering country music radio was now getting Miss West the gate (Dottie was 52 when this came out). The album sadly disappeared immediately and Dottie never recorded again, her last six years were a mess of mounting debts and personal unhappiness but her music still lives on as a memory of the days when she was one of the most glorious and celebrated stars in country music."
Dottie At Her Best!
"Tee" | 11/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The long awaited re-issue of Dottie West's final studio album "Just Dottie" is no disappointment to the Dottie West fan. Dottie was truly at her best. The album flows from sassy country-pop "What's Good for the Goose" and "Ain't Nothin' Like a Woman" to traditional country "Blue Fiddle Waltz" and "Tell Me Again". Her cover of KT Oslin's "Where is a Woman To Go?" is riveting. However, the high point of this collection has to be "We Know Better Now". You can tell by her voice that Dottie sang what she knew and felt what she sang. Truly Fabulous! If you are not a Dottie West fan, "Just Dottie...Again" is a great place to start."