A Single Girl: The Very Best of the MGM Recordings

A Single Girl: The Very Best of the MGM Recordings

by Sandy Posey


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This replaced Collectables' mid-'90s collection, The Best of Sandy Posey, as the best overview of the artist's 1960s material, and hence the best Posey record available. It has 23 tracks where The Best of Sandy Posey has only 14, and has extensive liner notes with quotes from Posey herself, whereas the Collectables release had typically (for that label) scant annotation. Actually The Best of Sandy Posey does have four songs that don't appear on A Single Girl, but the latter album does include the hits that anyone searching for a Posey best-of would demand: "Born a Woman," "Single Girl," "What a Woman in Love Won't Do," and "I Take It Back." Though on the whole the music is rather unadventurous, in its time it struck a peculiar chord: countrypolitan songs that on occasion crossed over to the pop audience (sometimes even in Britain) in a big way, with some echoes of rock, soul (particularly on "What a Woman in Love Won't Do," "One Man Woman," and "Hey Mister"), easy listening pop, and dippy submissive teen idol/girl group vocal flavors that were anachronistic by the time these were made in 1966-1968. There are some big name writers here -- Dan Penn-Spooner Oldham, John D. Loudermilk, and Joe South -- but their contributions aren't nearly as memorable or biting as the songs for which they're most famous. Even though many of these tracks frankly aren't striking, there are some fair non-hits here, particularly those that go into some (for countrypolitan) unusually brooding pop melodies, like "Shattered" and "Patterns."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 5013929524521
catalogNumber: 200978

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sandy Posey   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Sonny James   Composer
Dottie West   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Joe South   Composer,Producer
Jim Hall   Arranger
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Sandy Posey   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Buddy Buie   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Bob Fisher   Contributor
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Bill McElhiney   Arranger
Chips Moman   Producer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
V.F. Stewart   Composer
Robert Tubert   Composer
Billy West   Composer
Tony Rounce   Contributor
Peter Doggett   Liner Notes
Harry Young   Contributor
James Cobb   Composer
Gretchen Christopher   Composer
Barbara Ellis   Composer
Gary Troxel   Composer
Martha Sharp   Composer
Wayne Carson Thompson   Composer

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