Sandra Lou Posey cut her first record in 1965 as "Sandy Carmel" (Bell 614, "Kiss Me Goodnight" b/w "First Boy"); she did a few soundalike sessions under various names for the Hit label before her first hit under her own name, "Born a Woman" (MGM 13501) in 1966, written by Martha Sharp, a Nashville tunesmith who was also responsible for Bobby Vee's "Come Back When You Grow Up". (Some people believe that Martha Sharp actually was Sandy Posey, or vice versa, though no one ever suggests that Martha Sharp was actually Bobby Vee. She wasn't either of them, and eventually she became a wheel at Warner Bros.' Nashville outpost, where she jump-started the careers of, among others, Randy Travis and Faith Hill.) Sandy's records were basically pure pop for country people, Nashville-level heartache superimposed upon girl-group bounce, to generally delightful effect. "I Take It Back", Sandy's fourth MGM single, part recitation and part resignation, was written by Buddy Buie and J. R. Cobb, stalwarts of the Atlanta scene and founders of both the Classics IV and the Atlanta Rhythm Section, and it resonates with everyone who's ever tried to dump someone and couldn't go through with it.
Where can I get this on CD?
The British label RPM has the best Sandy Posey compilation: A Single Girl: The Very Best of the MGM Years (RPM 245), which includes twenty-three tracks.
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