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SANDY POSEY

Mesaj  Admin Bir Ptsi Tem. 27, 2009 6:12 pm

SANDY POSEY


Birth name: Sandra Lou Posey
Born: June 18, 1944 (1944-06-18)
Origin: Jasper, Alabama, US
Genre(s): Pop, Country
Occupation: Singer
Years active: 1965 — present
Label(s) : MGM, Columbia, King, Crossworlds Entertainment
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Sandy Posey (born June 18, 1944) is an American popular singer, who enjoyed success in the 1960s with singles such as her 1966 recording of Martha Sharpe's composition, "Single Girl." She is often described as a country singer, although, like Skeeter Davis (to whom she's been frequently compared) her output has varied. Later in her career, the term "countrypolitan," associated with the "Nashville sound", was sometimes applied. Posey had three hit singles in the United States all of which peaked at number 12 in the sales charts.

Session singer
Sandy Posey was born Sandra Lou Posey in Jasper, Alabama. She graduated from high school in Memphis, Tennessee in 1962. Posey obtained work as a session singer, after she was recommended by an aunt to an acquaintance who worked in television. In addition to acting as a receptionist at a studio in Memphis, she took part in recordings across the Deep South and appeared, for example, on recording sessions produced by Lincoln “Chips” Moman for Elvis Presley and on Percy Sledge’s "When a Man Loves a Woman" (a number one hit in the USA in 1966). Other singers whom she backed included Joe Tex, Bobby Goldsboro and Tommy Roe.


Solo career
Posey's first single record, under the name "Sandy Carmel", was "Kiss Me Goodnight" (1965), written by William Cates, which was coupled with "First Boy." This was released by Bell Records, but received little publicity and made miminal impact. Assisted by Gary Walker, a music publisher who became her manager, Posey then made a demonstration recording of "Born a Woman," written by Martha Sharpe.[6] According to Posey, Chips Moman "went wild" when he heard this and helped her to obtain a contract with MGM in Nashville.


Sandy Posey, circa 1966 (cover of MGM single, "Single Girl")
Born a Woman
Posey had her first hit with "Born a Woman," which Moman produced in Nashville on March 15, 1966. This reached number 12 in the US sales charts in September 1966. "Born a Woman" was regarded by some as a women's liberationist song ("You're born to be stepped on, lied to, cheated on"), although it was lampooned by others and Helen Reddy, whose song, I Am Woman, became a feminist anthem in 1972, dismissed it much later as "dreadful" and its lyrics as "not exactly empowering". Billboard referred contemporaneously to "this woeful ballad rocker", while praising Posey's "excellent vocal work". Even so, Posey received two "Grammy" nominations for "Born a Woman" in the categories of vocal performance (female) and contemporary (R&R) solo vocal. "Born A Woman" was later covered by Nick Lowe (Bowi EP) and Hubble Bubble.


Single Girl
Posey's next single release was "Single Girl," also written by Martha Sharpe, which was notable for the gentle crescendo and piano refrain of its final verse. Recorded in Nashville on August 19, 1966,[8] this also reached number 12 in America in January 1967 and number 15 in Great Britain, where it benefited from frequent plays on offshore “pirate” radio stations (peaking, for example, at number 7 in Radio London's non-sales based "Fab 40" on New Year's Day, 1967). '"Single Girl" was re-released in Britain in 1975 and reached the top 50 for a second time.


Other work
Posey’s final top 20 hit was "I Take It Back," another U.S. number 12 in July 1967, although she made other recordings for MGM Records until 1968. These were mostly produced by Moman, but a few, including a version of the Shirelles' hit, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" (1968), were produced by Joe South. Posey continued recording as a solo artist into the early 1980s, when she reverted to session work. She made a number of country recordings with a religious theme after embracing Christianity in 1974.

In 1983, Sandy had another charted single on the country charts titled, "Can't Get Used To Sleeping Without You." In 2004, Sandy Posey recorded a full-length album for King Records in Nashville, TN. She is now signed with Crossworlds Entertainment out of Lebanon, Tennessee.


The Elvis connection
In 1968, Posey married Wade Cummings, who performed as an impersonator of Elvis Presley under the name of Elvis Wade. Posey, in fact, appeared with Presley during an engagement in Las Vegas in 1969.[15] Sandy Posey had out a successful string of hits in the late 1970s for Warner Brothers Records. In the early 1970s Sandy had some hits singles and one album on Columbia Records. The album was titled, "Why Don't We Go Somewhere And Love." But her most comprehensive work in the UK was the eponymous "Sandy Posey's Greatest Hits" LP in the late sixties which include her three highest climbing hits in the US as mentioned above, and the two haunting ballads: "What a woman in love won't do" - first line - "When I see the sunrise all over your feet ....", and "Sunglasses, to hide behind".

Sandy Posey_All hung up in your green eyes
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Single Girl

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Caution To The Wind

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Born A Woman

Mesaj  Admin Bir Ptsi Tem. 27, 2009 6:24 pm

Posey had her first hit with "Born a Woman," which Moman produced in Nashville on March 15, 1966. This reached number 12 in the US sales charts in September 1966. "Born a Woman" was regarded by some as a women's liberationist song ("You're born to be stepped on, lied to, cheated on"), although it was lampooned by others and Helen Reddy, whose song, I Am Woman, became a feminist anthem in 1972, dismissed it much later as "dreadful" and its lyrics as "not exactly empowering". Billboard referred contemporaneously to "this woeful ballad rocker", while praising Posey's "excellent vocal work". Even so, Posey received two "Grammy" nominations for "Born a Woman" in the categories of vocal performance (female) and contemporary (R&R) solo vocal. "Born A Woman" was later covered by Nick Lowe (Bowi EP) and Hubble Bubble.


It makes no difference

If you're rich or poor

Or if you're smart or dumb

A woman's place in this old world

Is under some man's thumb



And if you're born a woman

You're born to be hurt

You're born to be stepped on

Lied to, cheated on

And treated like dirt



Ah, if you're born a woman

You're born to be hurt

A woman's lot is to give and give

And go on giving

A woman's got to love and lose

And go on living



Well, I was born a woman

I didn't have no say

And when my man finally comes home

He makes me glad it happened that way

Because to be his woman

No price is too great to pay



Yes, I was born a woman

I'm glad it happened that way

Oh, I was born a woman

I'm glad it happened that way



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