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City Girl in the Country
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Jim Andrews | Chicago, Illinois USA | 12/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's hard to figure how this album got lost in the shuffle; few people know it ever even was recorded. But is has all the warmth and richness expected of Gogi Grant and it's beautifully orchestrated and recorded. Gogi has never done any song indifferently or halfway and her investment in her music shines here. Work taking time to get."
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many pop singers have recorded country albums down the years, some more successfully than others. Gogi Grant's biggest hit was a pop version of the country classic, The wayward wind, so it might be expected that an album full of country songs would suit her ideally. And so it proves. With Nashville's top musicians of the day (1963-1964) such as Chet Atkins (guitar), Floyd Cramer (piano) and the Anita Kerr singers providing impeccable support, Gogi shows on this album that she could sing country as good as anybody.The album includes covers of songs normally associated with Kitty Wells (Lonely street - an American pop hit for Andy Williams), Eddy Arnold (It's no sin, I really don't want to know), Roy Drusky (Seven days), Oh how I miss you tonight (Jim Reeves) and Don Gibson (Just one time - a song that was later revived by Connie Smith to great effect). There are also a few obscure gems, including two written by Don Robertson (Here comes heartache again, Image of your face) for Elvis Presley. Elvis recorded several of Don's songs but I don't think he recorded these two.This is a great album of sixties country, though its short running time (under half an hour) makes the price quoted seem high to all but the most committed. But quantity was never a substitute for quality. You certainly get quality here. There weren't many female country singers in the sixties. There are plenty now, but they rarely record music that sounds like this."