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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.