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Friday, January 23, 2009

Sue Raney Follow-Up

Artist: Sue Raney
Song: Try To See It My Way (b-side) (a-side is There Goes My Everything)
Label: Imperial 66222 (Audition Record)
Number: IM-6314
Songwriters: Hal David - Burt F. Bacharach
Time: 2:28
Released: 1966

What I have for my faithful readers today, is a follow-up record for all you Sue Raney fans out there. Being as she is still a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, witness her Doris Day tribute album from 2007 that has garnered many accolades, I thought I'd take the chance to post something else from her that probably hasn't been heard very often since it's original release.
Originally featured on the ABC Television program On The Flip Side, broadcast on December 7th, 1966, the song Try To See It My Way was sung by vocalist Joanie Sommers. The program was an original rock musical, with songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, about a washed up teen idol (Ricky Nelson) who is coached back onto the charts by a pink-haired angel (Joanie Sommers). This recording is Sue Raney's interpretation of the song in her unmistakable styling.
For biographical information on Sue, please see my earlier post about her here. For now, though, please enjoy Sue Raney singing Try To See It My Way. Apparently, this is another one of her fine songs that hasn't seen a release on any album or collection, so I know you'll want to add it to your collection.


Ravel said...

This tune sounds a perfect choice for Vikki Carr. This was her kind of song...
I always want to give you suggestions for your blog, but I keep forgetting them (they say it is something that happens with age...).
Do you have anything special from The Barry Sisters?

HaarFager said...

I'd welcome any suggestions. If I have them, I'll make a special effort to post them! Oh, and did you mean the Yiddish Barry Sisters from New York or the Barry Sisters from Australia? Please e-mail me because I just reformatted my computer today and somehow lost all my e-mail contacts!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Sue Raney post! Any chance you could also post the flip side, "There Goes My Everything?"

HaarFager said...

I think I probably could post the flipside of Sue Raney's single! Thanks for requesting it. I've got a couple follow-ups to post, so look for them in the next week or so. I appreciate the requests and having stopped by to my blog. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I will!