Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dottie West - RCA Country Legends
Genres: Country, Pop
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Dottie - one of my all-time favorites
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 07/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first came across Dottie's music soon after I started collecting music seriously in the late seventies, because of her excellent duets with Kenny Rogers. My immediate thoughts were (and remain) Wow! what a voice. Great though the music from her seven-year stint with United Artists was, it is the music from her fourteen years with RCA that made her one of my all-time favorites. I bought all but one of her LP's in my vinyl days (no easy matter) and I'd love to be able to buy a boxed set, but somehow I doubt such a box will ever be released.This CD is an excellent introduction to Dottie's music. It does not contain all her biggest RCA hits - they can be found on The essential Dottie West - but it does contain the absolute essentials (Here comes my baby, Would you hold it against me, Country girl, Paper mansions and Country sunshine). These five tracks, plus What's come over my baby, There's a story going round (with Don Gibson) and Slowly (with Jimmy Dean) appear on both.Of the eight tracks on this collection but not not the other, four (Let me off at the corner, Careless hands, If it's all right with you and Before the ring on your finger turns green) were hits. The other four, including a stunning cover of Night life, were album tracks, two of which were also B sides.Dottie had a lot of hits with RCA, many of which have yet to appear on CD. Sadly, she didn't have enough really big hits (all those are available on CD). Maybe some of the other minor hits will appear on CD in due course. One of these (I'm only a woman) was covered by Jeannie C Riley and her version can be found on one of her CD's (which I've also reviewed). What it proves is that Dottie's minor hits are every bit as good as some other singer's major hits. There's no justice in this world.Tracks I'd particularly like see on the next Dottie West compilation - I'm only a woman, Just what I've been looking for, Route 65 to Nashville, Carolina cousins, Back home again, This stranger my little girl, As long as I love ..... I could go on, but I'm just dreaming.If enough people buy this and enjoy it, perhaps record companies will be encouraged to release more of Dottie's music on CD."
Don Williams | Alexandria, Virginia USA | 10/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At Last a collection from the RCA years. Anyone who is a fan of Country Music will enjoy this compilation, A must for every music lover."
Dottie West, One of Country's Greatest Vocalists
"Tee" | LA | 02/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dottie West was a top country music star for nearly 25 years, winning a slew of major awards and nominations and her death in 1991 made the cover of People magazine yet there is an astonishingly small number of CDs on the market of this Nashville icon today. It's certainly music lovers loss because at her best, Dottie was one of the finest singers in any genre of music. She's best recalled today for "Country Sunshine", her Kenny Rogers duets and her pop-country hits of the early 1980's but she was at her most unforgettable as a vocalist at RCA Records in the 1960's and early 1970's, specializing in heartfelt ballads about "The Cold Hand of Fate", to quote one of the songs here. This entry in the RCA COUNTRY LEGENDS series is an outstanding example of her best work on the label. Her Grammy winning "Here Comes My Baby" is here as well as such classic tracks as "Country Girl" and "Paper Mansions". I wish the latterday fans of the great Patsy Cline who keep her cd sales strong would give her best friend Dottie a try, you'll find Dottie's RCA period was very much inspired and influenced by Patsy yet thoroughly a female vocalist with her own style and greatness."