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Ronnie Dove
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Ronnie Dove
Title: Rarities
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 8/11/1998
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Classic Country, Soft Rock, Oldies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431591727

CD Reviews

David M. Piercy | Marion, North Carolina United States | 07/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am really thrilled with RONNIE DOVE'S cd...He owns the masters to these great songs. He wrote, "Let Me Stay Today" and a few others...and a newer one titled "Love Affair." Ronnie's strong vocal cords do all the songs justice and then some. The cut I really think should be TOP 10 is "California Cowboy." A cut I don't really care for (but I confess to buying the 45 of it) is, "Talking To My Children's Mama." Thank Goodness for the song, "What's Wrong With My World" is super...and thank Goodness for fine singers like RONNIE DOVE! I strongly suggest buying the Rarities won't regret it! Thanks, David Piercy"
The Great Ronnie Dove
Thomas J. Diehl | Rensselaer, NY United States | 05/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As an avid Ronnie Dove fan of 7 years, I own all of the cds he has released, around the world! Here is my review of this one.1. What's Wrong with My World
a 1969 gem that failed to chart in the hot 100. This never appeared on an LP. This song has also been recorded by PJ Proby and Connie Francis.2. Let Me Stay Today
B side of Ronnie's first top 40, Say You, from summer 1964. This was also on his first LP for Diamond Records.3. Never Gonna Cry
B side of his #67 hit Mountain of Love (the Harold Dorman/Johnny Rivers song). While Mountain of Love appeared on an lp 2 years earlier, Never Gonna Cry (The Way I'll Cry Tonight) has not appeared on lp.4. In Some Time
A #99 charting record from early 1968. This was also a non-lp single.5. I Thank You for Your Love
B side of the #54 single I Want To Love You For What You Are from mid-1967.6. Tell Me Tomorrow
B side of the #96 song Tomboy (this version of Tomboy has not been released on cd). This was a non-lp track.

7. You Win Again
a 1977 album cut from the MC album Livin' In The Country. He certainly does this Hank Williams song justice.8. Taking the Easy Way Out
As far as I know, this song was not on any single or album prior to this cd, but it is a very nice song that starts out somewhat slow and gets a little faster during the chorus.9. You Light up My World
As far as I know, this song was not on any single or album prior to this cd, this is a soft little number that starts off with bells or some instrument that give it a sweet melody, and its one of my more favorite Dove tracks.10. Love Won't Work
As far as I know, this song was not on any single or album prior to this cd, but it could have ended up being a huge hit for Ronnie. 11. California Cowboy
As far as I know, this song was not on any single or album prior to this cd, but this has to be the best country song Ronnie has recorded, it has a very catchy beat, that even if re-recorded today, could end up being a huge hit.12. Love Affair
As far as I know, this song was not on any single or album prior to this cd, but it's an uptempo song that appears to have been recorded in the early 70's judging by the sound quality of Ronnie's voice.13. Please Come to Nashville
Released as a single in 1975, this song managed to make a small dent on the country charts. This is one of my favorite all time Dove songs. This song also appeared on the 1977 Livin' In The Country album.14. Pictures on PaperThis was the B side of Please Come To Nashville and was also on the same album.15. Guns
Also from the Livin' In The Country album, as well as a single release, this song teaches you about not playing with guns. While both the 45 and the lp have the song in true stereo, the cd presents the song with a ton of echo, in rechanneled stereo sound that is really awful. Hunt out an original 45 or lp for the best sound on this track. The re-recorded version of Right Or Wrong that was on the flip side of the 45, was released on the LP New Old-Fashioned Love, one month before Livin' In The Country came out.16. Singin' a Happy Song
This appeared on his 1977 MC records lp New Old-Fashioned Love. It is a very uptempo song that is sure to brighten any day.17. Talking to My Children's Mama
18. Sunny
Both 17 and 18 come from the album The Bird Is Back on DRD records, year unknown, though I presume it to be from the early 1980's. In the early 70's the songs were released on a 45 on Wrayco Records, those versions of the songs have not been issued on cd. The versions from the 45 were mono, and appeared in stereo on a 1975 compilation lp, Ronnie Dove Sings To You With Feeling on Charnita Records. These two tracks utilize the original backing tracks of both songs. If you listen to this cd on Sunny at 1:51-2 you'll faintly hear the original vocal bleeding through singing "ohlll i love you sunny" while the new vocals on top just sing "I love you sunny". Both of these newer tracks appear to be rechanneled on this cd, while I do not have the original Bird Is Back lp to tell if theyre stereo there.19. Lucille Stubs
This was released on a Hobby Records 45, from the late 70's or early 80's. This is one of the funniest records i've ever heard, which may just be why I like it so much. 20. So Long Dixie
This song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil! It was released on an MCA 45 in 1973 and neither track of the 45 appeared on his sole MCA album. While the 45 has the song in true stereo, it is presented in rechanneled stereo here. The B side of the 45 has yet to be released onto cd. It's a shame this didn't become a smash, it was a major label release by a major recording star, written by 2 major writers.21. Carry Me Back
As far as I know, this song was not on any single or album prior to this cd, its a slow number with a classic country sound.22. No One Ever Lost More
This song was first released on the 1970 Certron lp All-Time Greatest Hits, and apparently was either recorded for that lp, or it was an unreleased track from his Diamond days. the master tape for it is long gone, and all thats left is crummy sounding vinyl, as Certron used the cheapest material available."