16 Greatest Hits

16 Greatest Hits

by Susan RayeSusan Raye

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Varese Sarabande's 16 Greatest Hits is the first CD compilation of Susan Raye's country-pop hits of the early '70s -- in fact, it's one of the first compilations of her work in years. 16 Greatest Hits covers nearly all of Raye's hits, all but one produced by Buck Owens. His trademark Bakersfield sound is apparent throughout the collection, and not only on songs like "One Night Stand," "Willy Jones," and "When You Get Back From Nashville," which he wrote himself. However, Owens gave Raye a distinct pop sheen, taming the barroom beats of Bakersfield with sweet arrangements and gentle rhythms. This is perfect for Raye's sugary voice, which simply wouldn't have sounded convincing in Owens' normal, stripped-down sound. Raye's singles were of varying quality, yet even the weaker tunes sounded good thanks to the production and her fine performances. They were among the better country-pop of the early '70s that didn't come out of Nashville or was produced by Billy Sherrill or Owen Bradley, and 16 Greatest Hits is the definitive collection of them.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/17/2020
Label: Craft Recordings
UPC: 0888072131620
catalogNumber: 2308
Rank: 69654


  1. Put a Little Love in Your Heart,
  2. One Night Stand,
  3. Willy Jones,
  4. L.A. International Airport,
  5. Pitty, Pitty,Patter,
  6. (I’ve Got A) Happy Heart,
  7. A Song to Sing,
  8. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own
  9. Wheel of Fortune,
  10. Love Sure Feels Good in My Heart,
  11. Cheating Game,
  12. Plastic Trains, Paper Planes,
  13. You Get Back From Nashville,
  14. Stop the World (And Let Me Off),
  15. You Can Sure See It From Here,
  16. Gonna Do With a Dog Like That

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Susan Raye   Primary Artist

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