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Sandy Posey

Despite having several moderate hits in both the country and pop charts, Sandy Posey was never fully embraced by either audience and is far from being a household name.

Posey was born in Jasper, AL, in 1947. In her teens she relocated to Memphis, where she secured a job as a receptionist in a local studio. Eventually she was given a chance to sing backup during recording sessions which led to work at several other studios in Memphis and Nashville -- where her clear voice was perfectly suited for the ultraslick Nashville "countrypolitan" sound of the day. MGM Records signed her at age 18 to a solo deal on the strength of her demo recording of "Born a Woman," and despite her country roots and the country feel of her material, MGM marketed her as a pop singer -- in retrospect, a wise decision. "Born a Woman" and "Single Girl" became her first two hits (both reached number 12 in the pop charts in 1966). Since both songs were written by Martha Sharp, it was mistakenly reported during this time that Sandy Posey was a pseudonym assumed by Sharp for recording purposes. Posey had two more pop hits with the Top 40 "What a Woman in Love Won't Do" and the number 12 "I Take It Back." By 1968, Posey's woman-as-a-helpless-victim themes were decidedly out of touch with the times, and the hits stopped coming. She went into semiretirement.

She returned in 1970 for phase two of her career -- "the country years." She signed to Columbia Records, where she had another string of hits -- this time in the country charts, including the Top 20 Vietnam War-inspired "Bring Him Home Safely to Me," the slightly risqué "Why Don't We Go Somewhere and Love" (a minor hit in 1975), "Happy Birthday Baby," and "Don't" (both Top 40). She moved to Monument Records in 1976 and later to Warner Brothers, where she hit again with a series of oldies revivals -- the Chordettes' "Born to Be With You" and a medley of "Love, Love, Love" and "Chapel of Love." Her last hit was in 1979 with "Love Is Sometimes Easy." In 1983, she signed to the independent label Audiograph and released her final solo album. She then stayed busy as a session singer and infrequently toured with her husband, Wade Cummings, an Elvis impersonator. ~ Chris Woodstra
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Track List: Born To Be Hurt, The Anthrology 1966-1982

1. Born A Woman

2. Single Girl

3. See Ya Round On The Rebound

4. Here Comes My Baby Back Again

5. What A Woman In Love Won't Do

6. Hey Mister

7. Bread And Butter

8. Love Of The Common People

10. Standing In The Rain

11. Sunglasses

12. Are You Never Coming Home?

13. Just You, Just Me (And Love For Company)

14. One Man Woman

15. Silly Girl, Silly Boy

16. Deep In Kentucky

17. Ways Of The World

18. Your Conception Of Love

20. Why Don't We Go Somewhere And Love

21. Lonesome City Blues

22. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby

23. Don't

24. Why Do We Carry On (The Way We Do)

25. It's Midnight (Do You Know Where Your Baby Is?)

26. Born To Be With You

28. Love Is Sometimes Easy

29. Can't Get Used To Sleeping Without You

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Track List: A Single Girl: The Very Best Of The MGM Recordings

1. Born A Woman

2. Single Girl

3. Blue Is My Best Color

4. Arms Full Of Sin

5. Satin Pillows

6. Just Out Of Reach

7. What A Woman In Love Won't Do

9. Hey Mister

12. Here Comes My Baby Back Again

13. Don't Touch Me

14. I Take It Back

15. The Boy I Love

17. Sunglasses

18. Are You Never Coming Home

19. Take Me With You Baby

20. Something I'll Remember

21. Deep In Kentucky

22. Will You Love Me Tomorrow

23. One Man Woman

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I have a Sandy Posey Fan Page on Facebook! Just look for black / white photo of Sandy! Sandy is my favorite singer!!
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The state of Alabama is proud of you for the musical heritage you are building. May you have many more years of success. FYI I grew up in Hayden Alabama just 35 miles east of Jasper.
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lazauskasjac k i e
She's right up there with Patsy Cline, in my book!
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I love Sandy, and every one of her songs..puts me in the best mood.
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tenpins899
Love you Sandy! You are the essence of my youthful music experience!
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Born a Woman the best love her music


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badcompany22 3 3
love all her songs
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I love her voice, brings back memories of my youth.
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lonesome city blues is whats on the turntable. love sandy
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gorgous girl
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The song "I Take It Back" brings back so many memories of when my military husband and I lived in Germany. There wasn`t much to do and I listened to Sandy Posey constantly .She has a great voice .
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morris832
HELP'S ME RELIVE MY YOUNGER YEAR'S
SANDY WAS THE "GREATEST"

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