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Sandy Posey
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Genres: Country, Pop
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All Artists: Sandy Posey
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 10/20/1995
Genres: Country, Pop
Style: Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431566527

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Yesterday's Best - Today's Sounds
Steele Fox Colby | San Francisco, CA USA | 03/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I saw this collection on CD I had to get it! My mother had the record when I was a kid - I grew up on these classic tunes: "The Boy I Love" is a classic tale or a trusting woman done wrong; "I Take It Back", is a catchy tale of a woman not happy w/a great guy, but also unable to tell him farewell, "Take Me With You Baby" is a plea to be a part of her man's life - these 14 tunes are a must for any avid music fan! This CD should be on Rolling Stones list of 100 Must Have CDs!"
Best of Sandy Posey
Judy Lara | Vina, California | 12/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To all you ladies out there, Born A Woman fits all of us. Sandy really hits the spot when she sings this song. For all you single ladies, listen to Single Girl. This CD really brings back memories. I know you will all enjoy this CD. Give it a shot."
Two Career Woman
Judy Lara | 09/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When Sandy Posey's first hit, Born A Woman, was released on MGM in 1966, the "country" quality of her 19-year-old voice was immediately apparent. But, strangely, while the song did very well on the Billboard Pop Hot 100 (# 12 b/w Caution To The Wind) it never even dented the Country Top 100.

Born Sandra Lou Posey in Jasper, Alabama on June 18, 1947, she had begun her singing career doing session work as a back-up singer, appearing on, among many others, Percy Sledge's classic When A Man Loves A Woman, as well as several Elvis Presley cuts.

After her first solo hit, she scored again with another # 12 Hot 100 in December, Single Girl b/w Blue Is My Best Color, and in 1967 posted three more: What A Woman In Love Won't Do (# 31 in April b/w Shattered), I Take It Back (yet another # 12 in July b/w The Boy I Love), and Are You Never Coming Home? (# 54 in November b/w I Can Show You How To Live). Each was as "country" as the first hit, but for some reason (promotion?) none scored there (or, for that matter, on the Adult Contemporary charts, introduced in 1961 as the "easy listening" listings.

In 1968 Sandy abandoned the music world for a couple of years, resurfacing only in 1970 when she signed a new contract with Columbia. This time the pop charts would elude her as her next eleven hits would appear only on the Country charts!

First up was Bring Him Safely Home To Me (# 18 late in 1971 b/w A Man In Need Of Love), followed by Why Don't You Go Somewhere And Love, which reached # 51 in June 1972 b/w Together. Then came two covers of golden oldies, with Happy, Happy Birthday Baby topping out at # 36 late in 1972 b/w Thank The Lord For New York City, and Don't reaching # 39 in June 1973 b/w the same flipside as the previous release.

She then disappeared from the charts once more, this time for three years before Trying To Live Without You Kind Of Days struggled to reach # 99 in June 1976 b/w Why Do We Carry On? for Monument Records. A few months later she turned up at Warner and turned out another weak Country entry in It's Midnight (Do You Know Where Your Baby Is?), a # 93 that December b/w Long Distance Kissing.

After another long stretch without a hit, she again turned to a golden oldie, this time taking Born To Be With You to # 21 in April 1978 b/w It's Not Too Late. Sticking to the formula, her next charter was a medley of Love, Love, Love and Chapel Of Love which peaked at # 26 in September 1978 b/w I Beliebe In Love. Sandy's last two hits with Warner then followed in March 1979, when Love Is Sometimes Easy topped out at # 26, again using the same flipside as the previous release (curious practice) and, in July, with Try Home, a # 82 b/w Love Is Sometimes Easy.

Following another four-year gap, her very last charted single appeared near the bottom of the Country charts in March 1983 when Can't Get Used To Sleeping Without You stalled at # 88 b/w You Can't Ride On My Coat Tail for the Audiograph label.

Certainly, this compilation gives you excellent quality versions of her original pop hits and all 5 B-sides, but unfortunately none of the foregoing Country hits is included. Nor, it seems, are they currently available on any other that I can determine."